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Lewis to fight Morrison this fall

LONDON - WBC heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will fight Tommy Morrison in Las Vegas this fall after canceling plans for a defense against Frank Bruno. Lewis' manager Frank Maloney said the British fighter has agreed to a two-fight deal that will match him against Morrison in October or November and Evander Holyfield next spring.

Nationally

Norman signs 6-year deal with Bucks

MILWAUKEE - Free agent Ken Norman, saying he wanted long-term security and the chance to play close to home, signed a six-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Chicago native averaged 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in six seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers.

New IHL franchise headed to Denver

INDIANAPOLIS - The International Hockey League announced Wednesday that it has granted membership to David Elmore as primary owner for an expansion team to begin play in Denver's McNichols Arena for the 1994-95 season. Elmore is owner of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Triple-A affiliate of baseball's Colorado Rockies.

The league's most recent expansion team is the Las Vegas Thunder that begins play in the IHL this season, making a 13-team league. During the past season, the 12-team IHL, of which the Salt Lake Golden Eagles are members, drew a record 3.5 million fans for an average of 6,795 per game.

Locally

Copper Cup skating championships under way

BOUNTIFUL - The three-day Copper Cup figure skating championships that started today at Bountiful Recreation Center have added significance this year because the same rink and sponsoring club, Utah Figure Skating Club, will also host the 1993 western regional championships Nov. 1-6. This Copper Cup competition is the only chance for skaters other than UFSC members to skate at the site prior to the western regionals.

Copper Cup competition began at noon today in a few events and continue tonight at 7:30 with technical programs for novice, junior and senior ladies plus adult and junior freestyle. Friday's events get under way at 9 a.m. with other sessions at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday events begin at 8 a.m. and continue through about 4 p.m.

Among local skaters expected to do well are UFSC members Amber Starr Marting of Bountiful in junior ladies, McKenzie Baltz of Park City in intermediate ladies and Maren Burbidge of Bountiful in juvenile girls.

Logan River Golf Course set to open

LOGAN - Grand Opening ceremonies for the new Logan River Golf Course are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the new course in Logan.

Following a junior clinic and tournament on Friday, Saturday's activities will include an open house, a putting contest, a long drive contest, a closest-to-the-hole contest as well as an invitational tournament. Grand opening ceremonies will be at noon and include Governor Mike Leavitt, Miss Utah Marquessa Bullock, Golf Course Architect Robert Muir Graves, Mayor Russell F. Fjeldsted, Head Pro Jeff John and Superintendent Con Oldham.

Anyone interested in participating in the junior clinic and tournament may contact John at 750-0123. Anyone interested in participating in the putting contest, the long drive contest, or the closest-to-the-hole contest may also contact John or may just show up the day of the events with your clubs.

Clubs For Kids Clinic Saturday in Provo

A Clubs For Kids Clinic, sponsored by Smith's Food and the Utah Section PGA, will be held held Saturday at 10 a.m. at East Bay Golf Course in Provo. Several Utah County professionals will provide a clinic and then distribute free clubs and balls. Every youngster in attendance will also receive two free tickets to the Nike Utah Classic in September.

Free passes to boys 14-and-under world series

The United States Amateur Baseball Association boys 14-and-under world series will be Aug. 2-7 at Mueller Park in Bountiful, 900 E. 1800 South. Free passes are available to youth, ages 5-18. Games start at 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 292-3287 for information.