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PRESEASON SCHEDULE: The Utah Jazz will play three preseason games of an eight-game slate in their home state, with the other five games scheduled in five different states.

The recently announced schedule (all times are MDT):

- Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., vs. Golden State, in Albuquerque.

- Monday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., vs. Portland, in Ogden.

- Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., vs. Seattle, in Spokane, Wash.

- Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., vs. New York, at the Delta Center.

- Sunday, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., vs. New York, in New York.

- Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., vs. Indiana, in Indianapolis.

- Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m., vs. Indiana, in St. Louis.

- Monday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., vs. Milwaukee, at the Delta Center.

Golf

JR. AMERICA'S CUP: Utah finished the first round of the Boys' Junior America's Cup tournament in Boise in a three-way tie for ninth place, trailing first-place Washington by nine strokes.

Washington's 214 total was two strokes better than Nevada (216), while Hawaii, British Columbia and Arizona all posted 219s. Utah tallied 223, as did Northern California and Idaho.

Jared Overton and Tad Hunt had 74s for Utah, while teammate Scott Hailes added a 75. Blair Bingham scored a noncounting 77.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF GOLF: Mark McCumber overcame an early deficit for the second straight day, making up two holes on Loren Roberts in a 2-up victory in the U.S. final of the World Championship of Golf at Blackwolf Run's River Course in Kohler, Wis.

McCumber will face South Africa's David Frost in the semifinals Dec. 30 at Grayhawk in Scottsdale, Ariz. England's Barry Lane and Japan's Masahiro Kuramoto also have advanced.

Basketball

STARS SHINE: The Utah Stars basketball team has advanced from pool play to the final round of 32 teams in the 14-and-under AAU National Basketball tournament in Frankfort, Ky.

The Star eliminate the All-Ohio Silver, 49-46, to raise their record to 2-1. Josh Neely led all scorers with 15, Judd Lyon had 10 and Brad Carlson scored 9, including the game winner with two seconds left. Justin Prince led the defensive effort with 7 steals and 9 assists.

Stars next play Michigan Pontiac Cobras on Wednesday. The team is coached by George Wittenauer and Scott Frederickson.

BLIND PROMOTED: St. Peter's promoted former assistant Rodger Blind to men's coach, less than two months after the school unexpectedly fired Ted Fiore.

The announcement comes about six weeks after Fiore was fired despite leading St. Peter's to its second NCAA tournament berth in five years.

Tennis

NO NEW TOUR: One week after pushing for a new improved men's tour, the International Tennis Federation backed out of its plans.

The ITF said recent negative and incorrect public debate forced it to cancel negotiations with an organization interested in promoting the tour, believed to be linked with media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.

The proposed tour would have provided more events down to satellite level, reduced administration fees for participating tournaments, and significantly increased prize money at the top level.

INFINITI OPEN: Top-seeded Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia needed 68 minutes to defeat Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark in straight sets at the Infiniti Open in Los Angeles.

Sentimental favorite Jimmy Connors fell to Cristiano Caratti of Italy, 6-4, 6-4.

Second-seeded Michael Stich of Germany, No. 3 Jim Courier and No. 5 Thomas Enqvist of Sweden advanced to the second round with straight-set victories.

Meanwhile, two-time champion Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands withdrew because of a muscle strain above his right elbow.

TOSHIBA CLASSIC: Spain's Conchita Martinez, the world's No. 3 player, survived a scare in her opening match, holding off unseeded Beate Reinstadler of Austria 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the Toshiba Classic in Carlsbad, Calif.

Top seed and world No. 2 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of spain beat Canada's Patricia Hy-Boulais 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

Also, Mary Pierce of France routed Erika de Lone 6-0, 6-3.

AUSTRIAN OPEN: Sergi Bruguera of Spain and his countryman Alberto Berasategui advanced to the third round with victories in the Austrian Open at Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Bruguera defeated countryman Pepe Imaz 6-1, 6-4, and Berasategui beat Gerard Solves of France, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

SKODA CZECH OPEN: Top-seeded Marc Rosset of Switzerland defeated Czech Jaroslav Bulant 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in their first-round match at the Skoda Czech Open in Prague, Czech Republic.

Football

GUILTY RECRUIT: Randy Moss, West Virginia's top high school football player, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery stemming from a racial fight at school, then announced he will play at Florida State.

Auto racing

DECISION UPHELD: The decision that deprived Al Unser Jr. of a victory and practically ended any hopes he had of repeating as IndyCar champion has been upheld, the sport's sanctioning body announced.

Unser was disqualified from the Budweiser-G.I. Joe's 200 in Portland, Ore. on June 25 when a post-race inspection revealed his Penske-Mercedes had less than the required 2 inches of ground clearance. The victory was taken away three hours after the race and awarded to Jimmy Vasser.

Hockey

BRUINS-PENGUINS TRADE: Kevin Stevens, a high-scoring left wing, was acquired by the Boston Bruins from the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of a four-player trade, Boston radio station WEEI-AM reported.

In exchange for Stevens and center Shawn McEachern, the Penguins received center Bryan Smolinski and right wing Glen Murray.

EYEING JETS: The group attempting to buy the Winnipeg Jets agreed to continue its effort to keep the team in Manitoba.

Spirit of Manitoba Inc., which has an agreement with Jets president Barry Shenkarow and the team's majority owners to purchase the club for $23.4 million, has until Aug. 15 to complete the transaction. The group must also raise about $57.7 million more to cover losses and other obligations.

YOUTH LEAGUE: Youngsters aged 8-under through 17, experienced or not, can play ice hockey this fall and winter in the Timpanogos Amateur Hockey Association in Provo. Primary goals of the organization are to provide mastery of fundamental skills, sportsmanship and fun. Games and practices are on Saturday mornings and Monday or Thursday evenings.

Registration for the 1995-96 season will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, at Utah Lake State Park Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-noon for returning players and 1-4 p.m. for newcomers. Players must have skates, helmet with facemask, shoulder and elbow pads, pants, shin guards, gloves and sticks. Fee is $185, or $170 if paid on the registration date. It includes ice time, jerseys and accident insurance. All youths must have a parent or guardian present at registration to sign forms.

Age groups include Mites (8-under), Squirts (10-under), Pee Wees (12-under), Bantams (14-under) and Midgets (15-17).

For information contact Regina 756-6999, Debbie 756-2669 or Lorraine 223-9393.

Swimming

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tripp Schwenk set an American record in the 200-meter backstroke and former Olympians Mel Stewart and Summer Sanders lost their events at the Phillips 66 National Championships in Pasadena, Calif.

Schwenk, who won in 1 minute, 58.33 seconds, broke the mark of 1:58.66 set by Royce Sharp at the '92 Olympic Trials in Indianapolis.

SYNCHRONIZED WORLD CUP: Becky Dyroen-Lancer of San Diego won the solo technical event and the United States topped the team technical routine in the Synchronized Swimming World Cup at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center in Atlanta.

Prep sports

PROVO CROSS COUNTRY: Provo High students interested in participating in this fall's cross country program can call Phil Olsen, 377-4206, or Mark Low, 221-9480, or meet at the PHS track Monday, Aug. 7, at 6:45 a.m. A parents meeting is also scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Provo High commons area.

WOODS CROSS VOLLEYBALL: Woods Cross High School girls volleyball coach Donna Tippetts will hold tryouts for her prep team Aug. 14-18, with two mandatory sessions per day at 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The volleyball team is for girls in 10th through 12th grades. Call Woods Cross High School, 299-2075.