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Europeans top Stewart, Watson

SANTANDER, Spain - Spain's Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal beat the American tandem of Payne Stewart and Tom Watson 4 and 3 in the first-ever Royal Green Cup. Ballesteros and Olazabal each won $100,000 in the alternate-shot competition at Real Golf de Pedrena club, the course where Ballesteros learned to play.


Barkley in court

HOUSTON - Charles Barkley was in court to contest a corporation's lawsuit in which the Phoenix Suns star stands to lose $130,000.

The suit was filed by Allstate Chemical Corp.'s Profit Sharing Plan and its Purchase Pension Plan. A jury had found that Barkley received cash in exchange for two promissory notes he ultimately failed to pay. Barkley was ordered to pay $20,320 to Allstate's Employee Money Purchase Pension Plan, $36,890 to Allstate's Profit Sharing Plan and $70,000 in attorney's fees.

Bol involved in bar fight

BOSTON - Manute Bol's cousin was stabbed with a pen knife during a bar fight in Kenya that involved the 7-foot-7 Philadelphia 76ers center. Frank Catapano, Bol's Boston-based agent, said the fight at a Nairobi hotel was started by eight foreign relief workers. Bol was not hurt.

Mattingly, Whiten honored

NEW YORK - New York's Don Mattingly, who hit .579 and drove in nine runs in four games last week, is the American League player of the week for the first time in five years. St. Louis' Mark Whiten, who hit .385 with three homers and nine RBIs, is the NL player.

World University Games in the red

BUFFALO, N.Y. - As athletes left the World University Games, organizers were faced with trying to cover a likely deficit from the Olympic-style event that ended Sunday. Organizers still say they might break even, but disappointing ticket sales make a deficit almost certain. Erie County executive Dennis Gorski said any deficit would probably be less than $1 million, while others estimated it could be as high as $5 million.

Devils sign Richer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Right wing Stephane Richer, who led the New Jersey Devils with 38 goals last season, signed a multiyear contract. Richer, 27, had been a free agent, but the Devils had the right to match any offer.


Utah Stars win fastpitch title

CLINTON, Utah - The Utah Stars won the 16-and-under Utah State ASA girls fastpitch championship on Saturday. The Stars defeated four teams by a combined score of 35-2 en route to the championship game, where they beat the Pleasant Grove Rebels 8-0. Monika Hurley and Sherie Holmes shared pitching duties, giving up 13 hits and one earned run throughout the tournament.

The Stars will compete July 30-Aug. 1 in the regional championships in Clinton and have been invited to the American Fastpitch Association National Tournament in Kansas City, Kan., on Aug. 3-8, where they are the reigning 14-and-under champs.

AAU tourney at Weber State

More than 1,500 athletes representing 130 teams from throughout the United States will compete in the 1993 AAU Girls National Basketball Championships at Weber State University.

Opening ceremonies are set for Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center. Guest speaker is Tara VanDerveer, head coach of women's basketball at Stanford University. Former and current Weber athletes, Kathy Miller and Nicky Wangsgard, respectively, will be honored as part of the ceremonies.

Uintah wrestling coach leaves

Uintah High School wrestling coach Bill Maresh has accepted a job as head wrestling coach at Champlin Park High School in Champlin, Minn. Under Maresh's direction, Uintah won three state titles in four years.

Uintah is now accepting applications for head wrestling coach as well as head volleyball coach. Contact the school at 789-0020.