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SPORTS BRIEFS

Wrestling

MOMENT OF SILENCE: Throughout the United States this weekend, whereever there is an organized wrestling program, competitors, judges and spectators will be asked to stand for a moment of silence in memory of Olympic champion Dave Schultz, who was murdered last week.

Track and field

MILLROSE GAMES: Finally, Sergei Bubka has a Millrose Games victory.

The world's greatest pole vaulter, who had won virtually every prestigious meet in the world, including nine world championships and the 1988 Olympic gold medal, had been missing a Millrose triumph until Friday night in New York.

He not only won, he did it with a meet record, clearing 19 feet, 21/4 inches.

Earlier, Canadians Donovan Bailey and Bruny Surin, the 1-2 finishers in the 100 meters in last year's World Championships, finished the same way in the 60 meters.

Boxing

RESPECTS TO DUVA: Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker and promoter Bob Arum joined more than 400 family members and friends Friday to pay their last respects to boxing promoter Dan Duva.

Duva died at the age of 44 Tuesday at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City after a lengthy illness. He was laid to rest after a funeral Mass celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Angels R.C. Church in Little Falls, N.J.

Skiing

AMERICAN WINS GOLD: An American finally made the leap to the top of the podium for the Nordic combined event at the cross-country skiing Junior World Championships at Asiago, Italy.

"We've won the bronze before but we've never won the gold until now," American coach Zane Palmer said Friday of the victory by Todd Ludwick, a 19-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colo.

The competition combines cross-country skiing and jumping.

MEN'S WORLD CUP: Luc Alphand of France mastered the tough Kandahar course today at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and scored his third World Cup downhill victory of the season.

Alphand made few mistakes on a track made soft by a sudden, sharp rise in the temperature.

He was timed in one minute, 52.61 seconds and won comfortably over Canadian Brian Stemmle, who had the best finish of his career.

Stemmle was timed in 1:52.95 on the 3,455-meter-long course.

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Germany's Katja Seizinger won her fourth World Cup title of the season today, beating Austria's Renate Goetschl by 0.26 seconds in a super-giant slalom at Val D'Isere, France.

Seizinger, who won her 21st career title and ninth in super-G, finished the 34-gate Oreiller-Killy course in 1 minute, 11.32 seconds. She took the lead in the super-G standings and moved within four points of Austria's Anita Wachter in the overall standings.