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Shoulder Injury Sidelines Austria's Matt

January 21, 2002|From Staff and Wire Reports

Slalom world champion Mario Matt of Austria will sit out the Olympics after dislocating, tearing tendons and breaking a bone in his right shoulder during a World Cup race Sunday at Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Matt was scheduled to have surgery in an Innsbruck clinic, team officials said.

Bode Miller of the United States finished third in the race despite breaking one of his poles during the first run.

Austrians Rainer Schoenfelder and Kilian Albrecht finished first and second, respectively.

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Kristina Koznick of the U.S. tied with Switzerland's Marlies Oester for first place in a World Cup slalom at Berchtesgaden, Germany.

American Sarah Schleper finished fifth.

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Latvia's Sandis Prusis, one of the world's top four-man bobsled drivers, will compete in the Winter Olympics despite testing positive for a banned steroid Nov. 9.

The International Bobsled Federation imposed a three-month retroactive suspension on Prusis that will end Feb. 9, making him eligible for the Feb. 8-24 Salt Lake City Games.

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Catriona LeMay-Doan and Jeremy Wotherspoon gave Canada a sweep of the women's and men's titles in the World Sprint Speedskating Championships at Hamar, Norway.

Soccer

Inter Milan defeated Parma, 2-0, and overtook AS Roma, which was held to a 1-1 tie by Udinese, in the Italian league standings. Inter has 41 points, one more than Roma.

Cameroon began its title defense in the African Cup of Nations at Bamako, Mali, with a 1-0 victory over Congo (Zaire).

Upstart Senegal defeated Egypt, 1-0.

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Supporters of Turkish soccer team Trabzonspor set fires in the stadium at Trabzon and hurled plastic chairs at players.

The violence prompted the referee to suspend the match against Istanbul's Besiktas in the 85th minute.

Three Besiktas fans and one policeman were injured by rocks, the Anatolia news agency reported.

Besiktas was leading, 5-0.

Bowling

Brett Wolfe became the sixth amateur in 52 years to capture the American Bowling Congress Masters.

Wolfe defeated Professional Bowlers Assn. star Dennis Horan Jr., 269-172, in the title match at Reno, to earn a record-tying first-place prize of $100,000.

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