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Internationally

New Zealand gets Cup

SAN DIEGO - Team New Zealand formally received the America's Cup in a ceremony at the San Diego Yacht Club, two days after Black Magic 1 beat Dennis Conner to hand the United States its second loss in 144 years.

France's Tapie sentenced

PARIS - Bernard Tapie, the leftist politician who led Olympique Marseille when the club won France's only European club title, was sentenced to one year in prison for masterminding a match-fixing scandal.

Tapie, 52, was accused of attempting to cover up three $50,000 bribes to Valenciennes players for a French League game May 20, 1993. Marseille won that game 1-0 and later beat AC Milan 1-0 to win the European Champions Cup.

Santoro upsets Sampras

ROME - Pete Sampras, the top seed and defending champion, was knocked out of the Italian Open today, losing in straight sets to unseeded Fabrice Santoro of France.

Santoro broke a listless Sampras in the first game of the match en route to a 6-3, 6-4 upset on the clay courts at the Foro Italico.

Sampras also lost to Santoro in the first round of the 1992 Italian Open.

Second-seeded Michael Chang beat Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-3 and MaliVai Washington upset fifth-seeded Alberto Berasategui 7-5, 6-2.

And at Coral Springs, Fla., fifth-seeded Brett Steven beat Patrick McEnroe 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 in the first round of the America's Red Clay Championships.

Nationally

Garnett awaits test score

CHICAGO - High school star Kevin Garnett made himself available for the NBA draft, but said he will play in college if he attains the necessary entrance test score.

UMass soph stays

AMHERST, Mass. - Massachusetts sophomore center Marcus Camby has decided to forgo the NBA draft and remain in school at least one more season.

Ruling favors Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco star Barry Bonds won't have to split his property or his $44 million contract with his ex-wife, a judge ruled.

A prenuptial agreement signed by Sun Bonds in February 1988 was valid, said San Mateo Superior Court Judge Judith Kozloski. The judge approved $30,000 a month in alimony and child support for Nikolai, 5, and Shikari, 4, although Sun Bonds' attorneys have asked that the amount be $93,000.

Castilla earns NL honors

NEW YORK - Colorado's Vinny Castilla, who hit .609 with four homers and 14 RBIs last week, was selected NL player of the week. Oakland's Geronimo Berroa was honored in the AL after hitting .464 with three homers and six RBIs.

Michigan hires Carr

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Lloyd Carr will coach Michigan's football team for the 1995 season.

Carr, who had been an assistant head coach and is starting his 16th year with the Wolverines, was appointed interim coach earlier this month when Gary Moeller resigned following a drunken confrontation with police.

Athletic director Joe Roberson said the move will allow him to search at a more leisurely pace for a permanent replacement and give players some stability.

Hope slim for Garcia

LAS VEGAS - Jimmy Garcia's doctor held out little hope for his recovery from a brain injury sustained May 6 in a fight with WBC super featherweight champion Gabriel Ruelas.

Garcia's neurological condition has not changed since it worsened Thursday, said Dr. Albert Capanna, and the Colombian fighter has begun to suffer some kidney failure. Garcia, 23, remained on life support systems at University Medical Center, where he was taken after collapsing following the fitht.

Locally

USA to host tourney

The Utah Soccer Association is hosting the Region IV Select Teams Tournament in Salt Lake City June 8-11. The tournament is being held at the Cottonwood Heights Soccer Complex (7600 South, 2700 East) and will feature the finest amateur men and women players in the 13 western states. Over 40 games will be played with the finals set for June 11. Game schedules may be obtained by calling 944-8873.