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RollerBees move to Delta Center

The Utah RollerBees will pull up stakes in Sandy and move their three remaining home games to the Delta Center, the team announced Tuesday.

After beginning the season in the outdoor rink at South Towne Center, RollerBees owner Dan Kotler has opted to move his team indoors. "We have outgrown the limited seating at the South Towne Center rink, so this is a logical move for us," Kotler said. "Future attendance is more likely if the Delta Center is our home." The RollerBees were the only team in the 12-team Roller Hockey International league to play in an outdoor arena.

"We are approaching this as a long range venture and we'll do everything we can to promote roller hockey," said Delta Center general manager Scott Williams. "We welcome the RollerBees and their fans with open arms and are looking forward to a lengthy and mutually rewarding relationship."

The three remaining home games are Aug. 7 vs. Calgary, Aug. 13 vs. Dan Diego and Aug. 14 vs. Calgary. Ticket prices at the Delta Center are $6 for adults and $4 for anyone 17 and under. Family passes are $15.

Nephi cowboy gets top bareback score

Nephi's Troy Cattoor was the top finisher in Tuesday's bareback riding at the Days of '47 Rodeo at the Delta Center.

Cattoor lasted on Blue Ridge for 7.3 seconds, .1 second ahead of Shawn Frey of Norman, Okla., and D. McLanahan of Canadian, Texas.

Top finishers in other events were: calf roping, Blair Burk, 8.7 seconds; team roping, Terry Selland and David Motes, 5.7; girls barrel racing, Lanita Powers, 13.65; saddle bronc riding, Toby Adams, 7.7; steer wrestling, Mike Sanders, 4.2; bull riding, Steve Washington, 8.9.

Thomas inks rich deal with Bills

Buffalo's Thurman Thomas became the highest paid running back in NFL history today when he agreed to a four-year, $13.5 million renegotiated contract with the Bills.

Thomas had one year remaining on his old contract that would have paid $1.45 million for 1993.

Thomas rushed for a career-best 1,487 yards last season, his fourth straight 1,000-yard season, and third highest in the league behind Emmitt Smith of Dallas and Barry Foster of Pittsburgh.

He also led the NFL in yards from scrimmage for the fourth consecutive season with 2,113 and led the AFC with 12 touchdowns.