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October 30, 1998

GOLF AT A GLANCE

PGA TOUR

Tour Championship

* Site: Atlanta

* Schedule: Continuing today through Sunday.

* Course: East Lake Golf Club (7,108 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $4 million.

* Winner's share: $720,000.

* Last year: David Duval became the first since Nick Price in 1993 to win three consecutive tournaments, finishing with a three-under 68 for an 11-under 273 total. Jim Furyk finished second, one stroke back.

* Last week: John Huston won the National Car Rental Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., finishing with a six-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Davis Love III. Huston had a 16-under 272 total.

SENIOR PGA TOUR

Pacific Bell Senior Classic

* Schedule: Today through Sunday.

* Course: Wilshire Country Club (6,575 yards, par 71).

* Purse: $1.1 million.

* Winner's share: $165,000.

* Last year: Gil Morgan successfully defended his title, finishing with a six-under 65 for a one-stroke victory over George Archer. Morgan, a six-time winner this year, had a 15-under 198 total.

* Last week: Jay Sigel won the Kaanapali Classic in Hawaii, opening with a course-record 10-under 61 en route to a 12-under 203 total. Hugh Baiocchi and Larry Laoretti tied for second, two strokes back.

LPGA TOUR

Nichirei International

* Site: Tsukuba, Japan.

* Schedule: Today though Sunday.

* Course: Tsukuba Country Club (6,294 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $702,000.

* Winner's shares: $25,000 each.

* Format: Today and Saturday, nine best-ball stroke-play matches; Sunday, 18 singles stroke-play matches.

* Last year: The U.S. LPGA beat the Japan LPGA, 23-13, for its 13th consecutive victory in the team tournament. Cindy Figg-Currier was selected the most valuable player.

* Last week: Juli Inkster won the World Championship of Women's Golf at The Villages, Fla., closing with a six-under 66 for a three-stroke victory over Sweden's Annika Sorenstam. Inkster had a 13-under 275 total.

MOTOR RACING AT A GLANCE

CHAMPIONSHIP AUTO RACING TEAMS

Marlboro 500

* Site: Fontana.

* Schedule: Saturday, qualifying, noon; Sunday, race, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN).

* Track: California Speedway (D-shaped oval, 2.0 miles, 14 degrees banking in corners).

* Race distance: 500 miles, 250 laps.

* Defending champion: England's Mark Blundell won the inaugural race, taking the lead when Greg Moore's car slowed because of engine problems with 11 laps left. Jimmy Vasser finished second, 0.847 seconds back.

* Next race: This is the season-ending event.

NASCAR WINSTON CUP

AC Delco 400

* Site: Rockingham, N.C.

* Schedule: Today, first-round qualifying, 11 a.m.; Saturday, second-round qualifying, 6:30 a.m.; Sunday, race, 9:30 a.m. (TNN).

* Track: North Carolina Speedway (oval, 1.017 miles,

22 degrees banking in turns 1-2, 25 degrees in turns 3-4).

* Race distance: 399.681 miles, 393 laps.

* Defending champion: Rusty Wallace.

* Next race: NAPA 500, Nov. 8, Hampton, Ga.

FORMULA ONE

Japanese Grand Prix

* Site: Suzuka.

* Schedule: Today, qualifying, 8 p.m. (Speedvision); Saturday, race, 8 p.m. (Speedvision; also Fox Sports Net, see listings).

* Track: Suzuka Circuit (road course, 3.636 miles, 21 turns).

* Race distance: 192.708 miles, 53 laps.

* Defending champion: Michael Schumacher.

* Next race: This is the season-ending event.

NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSN.

Matco Tools SuperNationals

* Site: Baytown, Texas.

* Schedule: Today, first-round qualifying, noon and 4 p.m.; Saturday, second-round qualifying, 9 a.m. and 1

p.m.; Sunday, final eliminations, 9 a.m. (TNN, 3-4:30 p.m.).

* Track: Houston Raceway Park.

* Defending champions: Gary Scelzi (top fuel), Dean Skuza (funny car).

* Next race: Winston Finals, Nov. 11-14, Pomona.

NFL AT A GLANCE

SUNDAY'S GAMES

* Arizona at Detroit, 10

* Denver at Cincinnati, 10

* Jacksonville at Baltimore, 10

* Miami at Buffalo, 10

* Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 10

* New England at Indianapolis, 10

* New Orleans at Carolina, 10

* N.Y. Giants at Washington, 10

* St. Louis at Atlanta, 10

* Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 10

* N.Y. Jets at Kansas City, 1

* San Fran. at Green Bay, 1:15

* Oakland at Seattle, 5:15

MONDAY NIGHT

* Dallas at Philadelphia, 5:15

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AT A GLANCE

AP TOP 25, SATURDAY'S GAMES

No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana

No. 2 UCLA vs. Stanford

No. 3 Tennessee at So. Carolina

No. 4 Kansas State at Kansas

No. 5 xFla. State vs. No. Carolina

No. 6 Florida vs. No. 11 Georgia

No. 7 Nebraska vs. Texas

No. 8 xTexas A&M at Okla. State

No. 10 Penn State vs. Illinois

No. 12 Oregon at No. 13 Arizona

No. 14 Arkansas at Auburn

No. 15 Virginia at Wake Forest

No. 16 Notre Dame vs. Baylor

No. 17 Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh

No. 18 Missouri at Texas Tech

No. 19 Tulane vs. SW Louisiana

No. 20 Vir. Tech vs. No. 21 W. Vir.

No. 22 Michigan at Minnesota

No. 23 Georgia Tech at Maryland

No. 25 xMiami vs. Boston College

x--Night game

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