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Grid Picks contest kicks off today

The Deseret News Grid Picks contest for 1994 begins today. The coupon is on page D3. In addition to weekly prizes - which include $100 cash, T-Shirts and Dominos pizza - the grand prize is a trip for two to the Holiday Bowl.

McCord dropped from Masters coverage

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - CBS Sports has dropped analyst Gary McCord from its 1995 Masters coverage at the request of the Augusta National Golf Club.

"In prior years we had expressed concern to CBS about the appropriateness of some of Mr. McCord's commentary," Masters chairman J.T. Stephens said in a statement sent to the media Monday.

"In spite of assurances to the contrary, Mr. McCord's remarks in 1994 were even more distasteful."

McCord upset Masters officials this year when he said Augusta National's greens were so fast that it looked like "they used bikini wax" and that the bumpy terrain "looks suspiciouly like body bags."

McCord, who joined CBS in 1985, was not immediately available for comment.