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Trappers topple Buzz

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Brad Rigby scattered five hits while striking out five and walking one Wednesday night as Edmonton snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Salt Lake in Pacific Coast League baseball.

Rigby, 4-3, was in control right from the start as he retired the first 17 Buzz batters he faced. Rigby lost his no-hitter bid on a single by catcher Damian Miller.

Buzz second baseman Mitch Simons finally broke Edmonton's shutout in the eighth when his two-out single scored Ryan Radmanovich from third.

Edmonton took the lead in the second inning on a triple by Jason Wood and an RBI single by Creighton Gubanich.

Ernie Young padded the lead with a solo home run in the third and Gubanich added another in the seventh.

Buzz starter Mark Redman (2-5) took the loss.

Salt Lake and Edmonton take on one another again tonight at 7 p.m., then continue the series Friday and Saturday.

Nuggets pick Hanzlik

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have scheduled a news conference today to introduce their new coach - presumably Atlanta Hawks assistant Bill Hanzlik.

The Nuggets Wednesday were officially tight-lipped about today's announcement, but Hanzlik's selection has been widely reported in the Denver media.

The Denver Post, citing anonymous sources, said Hanzlik has agreed to a three-year, $2.75 million contract.

Last Thursday, Hanzlik said he had been offered the job and the only sticking point was working out a contract.

He has said he would demand at least a three-year deal before stepping into the shaky situation in Denver, where the Nuggets were 21-61 last season.

Hanzlik played for the Nuggets when Denver's new general manager Allan Bristow was an assistant coach and then served as an assistant coach under Bristow for five years in Charlotte.

The Nuggets also interviewed former Phoenix coach Paul Westphal and former Philadelphia coach John Lucas.