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Couples, Price Withdraw From U.S. Open

June 11, 1996|From Staff and Wire Reports

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Richie Parker, the high school basketball star who pleaded guilty to sexual assault 1 1/2 years ago, will attend Long Island University. Parker was one of the nation's most highly sought recruits before his attack on a 15-year-old girl in a stairwell of his Manhattan high school, which caused Seton Hall to rescind its scholarship offer.

Chistophe Dungarry scored in the 24th minute after a blunder by goalkeeper Bogdan Stelea as France defeated Romania, 1-0, in the European soccer championship at London and extended its unbeaten streak to 24 games. The Netherlands and Scotland played a scoreless tie at Villa Park in Birmingham.

Tight end and long snapper Trey Junkin, an unrestricted free agent who spent the last six seasons with Seattle, signed with the Oakland Raiders. . . . Tim Leary, a former pitcher with the Dodgers, was hired as an assistant coach at UCLA. . . . The Concordia baseball team has signed two players from Glendale (Ariz.) Community College. They are: right-handed pitcher Todd Folger and Seth Meyers, a first baseman and left-handed pitcher.

UCLA's Ato Bolden and Amy Acuff were named the Pacific 10 Conference track and field male and female athletes of the year. Bruin Coach Bob Larsen was named men's coach of the year for the fifth consecutive time. USC's Ron Allice earned women's coach-of-the-year honors. . . . University of Wisconsin basketball guard Jeremy Hall will transfer to Eastern Kentucky this fall, the school said. . . . Leonard Ross Sr., father of San Diego Charger Coach Bobby Ross, died after a prolonged illness. He was 92.

Breeders' Cup officials reversed last week's decision to move the seven-race, $11-million horse racing event from Woodbine Racetrack in Ontario, Canada, after a labor dispute with the mutuel clerks' union was settled.

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