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Hardaway undergoes knee surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. - Tim Hardaway, the Golden State Warriors guard who missed the entire season because of injury, had knee surgery Thursday.

His left knee was operated on in December 1993.Thurday's procedure was to relieve soreness he experienced in his other knee during rehabilitation. The team said this rehabilitation should take four to six weeks.

Baseball issues warning to Reds

CINCINNATI - Major League Baseball has warned the Cincinnati Reds to improve their record of minority hiring, the Dayton Daily News reported today.

If the club does not improve, it could face sanctions and fines, the newspaper said, citing unidentified sources.

Elbow surgery will put Hamilton out for season

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Darryl Hamilton decided to have surgery on his ailing right elbow and will miss the rest of the season.

Hamilton learned before the season he had a bone spur and partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, an injury that occurred while taking infield practice.

Hamilton hit .262 with one homer and 13 RBIs, and in the field, runners took an extra base knowing they wouldn't be challenged.

Dent's deal with 49ers is worth $3 million

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Chicago Bears veteran defensive end Richard Dent joins the San Francisco 49ers after agreeing to a two-year, $3 million contract.

The 49ers gave Dent a $600,000 signing bonus and base salary of $750,000. Dent, a four-time Pro Bowl defensive end, spent 11 years with Bears and was the team's all-time sack leader with 112.

Camacho beats Snyder in 10-round decision

ROSEMONT, Ill. - Hector Camacho won, but his fans were disappointed.

Camacho failed to knock out junior middleweight fighter Craig Snyder at the Rosemont Horizon on Thursday, winning an easy 10-round decision. Some fans began whistling and booing in the sixth round.

The Camacho-Snyder fight was an undercard bout. The main event pitted WBC cruiserweight champion Marc Randazzo against Lonnie Horn. Randazzo raised his record to 28-0-1, stopping Horn in the third round.

Also on the undercard, Chicago welterweight Pat Coleman improved to 19-2 with a second-round knockout of Carlos Bates.

Locally

Weber's Cox, Hislop earn Big Sky honors

BOISE, Idaho - Weber State women's tennis coach Keith Cox and men's outdoor track and field coach Chick Hislop are among the the 1994 Big Sky Conference spring coaches of the year. Big Sky Commissioner Ron Stephenson announced the awards Thursday.

Cox led the Weber State women's tennis program to its ninth Big Sky title since the league began staging the championships in 1983. The Wildcats defeated Boise State 5-2 in the title match in Boise.

It is Cox's sixth coach of the year award.

Hislop won his second straight Big Sky coach of the year award thanks to the Weber State men's second ever victory at the recent outdoor track and field championships in Missoula, Mont.

The Wildcats also won seven individual Big Sky titles, and Hislop had four athletes qualify for last week's NCAA outdoor track and field championships.