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Published: Thu, February 7, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



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ICL gamerescheduled

MCDONALD -- The Springfield High girls basketball team will play at McDonald (varsity only) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in a game rescheduled from Monday because of inclement weather.

Wytko scores forAkron rifle team

AKRON -- Dan Wytko of Newton Falls, a graduate of Jackson-Milton High, helped the University of Akron rifle team to win its final home match of the season.

Wytko, a senior, completed his final home meet by tying Adam Bester for the top air rifle score of 379 points, as the 18th-ranked Zips upended No. 14 Duquesne, 6,024-5,980, at Schrank Hall.

Joe Milano, a freshman from Minerva High, took the smallbore title with a personal-best output of 1,138, as Akron set a school record with a total smallbore score of 4,526.

The Zips are slated to compete in the NCAA Sectional on Feb. 16 at Norwich (Vt.) University.

MUC to honorfootball team

ALLIANCE -- Mount Union College will hold a football recognition rally to honor the Division III national champions tonight at 6:45 in the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Indians' executiveDiBiasio to speak

GIRARD -- Cleveland Indians vice president of public relations Bob DiBaisio will speak at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber's "Food for Thought" luncheon series Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Metroplex.

Cost is $15 for members and $20 for prospective members. For details, call Jennifer at (330) 744-2131, ext. 12.

NATION

President to attendopening ceremony

WASHINGTON -- President Bush will attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and meet with U.S. athletes.

Russian skiertossed from Games

SALT LAKE CITY -- Russian cross-county skier Natalia Baranova was tossed from the Winter Olympics after testing positive for the endurance-enhancing hormone EPO, the International Ski Federation announced.

Two Americanselected to IOC

SALT LAKE CITY -- In a major boost for U.S. power in international sports, a Los Angeles business leader was elected vice president of the IOC and America's top Olympic official was chosen as a committee member.

James Easton, whose company makes aluminum baseball bats and arrows, easily won the vice presidency over Canada's Paul Henderson, 52-32. Easton's new position returns a U.S. member to the IOC's powerful executive board.

Tennis toursued by tourneys

INDIANAPOLIS -- The organizers of the RCA Championships and Legg Mason Tennis Classic filed suit in federal court accusing the ATP Tour of illegally controlling when and where players compete.

Both tournaments are scheduled for the week of Aug. 12 in 2002. The ATP moved the tournaments to the end of July for 2003.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, accuses the ATP Tour Inc., and its chief executive officer, Mark Miles, of manipulating event schedules to benefit certain tournaments.

Enron, Astrosin dispute

HOUSTON -- Enron Corp. is willing to consider a buyout to remove its name from the Houston Astros' 2-year-old retractable roof stadium, but the team's owner believes the energy company has it backward.

Astros owner Drayton McLane said Enron owes them for 27 years left on its contract.

Commissionwants Tyson barred

NEW YORK -- The Association of Boxing Commissions is recommending that other states follow Nevada by denying Mike Tyson a boxing license.

The ABC's suggestion isn't binding, though, because while state commissions uphold other states' license revocations or suspensions of boxers, they are not bound to honor a license denial.

Shelly Finkel, Tyson's adviser, said seven states have expressed interest in a Tyson challenge to WBC-IBF heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.

Theory questioned

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky researchers are questioning the theory that caterpillars who ate cyanide-laced cherry tree leaves caused widespread foal losses last spring.

Kentucky's horse industry lost an estimated $336 million as a result of the mysterious illness that became known as Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome.

U.S. addssoccer games

CHICAGO -- The United States added games against the Netherlands, Uruguay and Jamaica to its World Cup run-up, leaving the Americans with eight more exhibitions before soccer's top tournament.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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