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ISUZU CELEBRITY: Taking to the blustery conditions, Tampa Bay quarterback Trent Dilfer shot a 1-under-par 71 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over six players in the $500,000 Isuzu Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe in Nevada.

John Elway, coming back for another season as Denver's quarterback after leading the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory over Green Bay, was among those shooting a 72.

Hall of Fame placekicker Jan Stenerud, Kansas City quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver, Tennessee kicker Al Del Greco, former Pittsburgh center Dan Quinn and retired quarterback Steve Bart-kow-ski also were one shot off the lead in the 54-hole tournament.

FUZZY SUES PAPER, COLUMNIST: Fuzzy Zoeller sued Florida Today and its sports columnist, Peter Kerasotis, for a satirical column that poked fun at comments the golfer made last year about Tiger Woods.

The April 12 column, headlined "Fuzzy Speaks with Forked Tongue," depicts a fictional interview with Zoeller and takes a satirical spin on comments Zoeller made following Woods' victory in the 1997 Masters.

In the column, Kerasotis attributed a number of statements to Zoeller, most poking fun at ethnic stereotypes.

Zoeller publicly apologized to Woods last year for making comments which many viewed as racist. After the tournament, Zoeller joked that he hoped Woods wouldn't select fried chicken and collard greens for the next year's champions' dinner. The remarks cost him an endorsement with Kmart.

FALDO STILL HOPEFUL: Nick Faldo is not giving up hope of playing in the British Open next week.

He will get intensive treatment on his injured elbow, hoping to be in shape to play.

The three-time British Open champion withdrew from the Loch Lomond tournament Wednesday after aggravating the injury in practice. Faldo has what is called "golfer's elbow" and is being treated by the PGA European Tour's physiotherapy unit.


GOALTENDER SUSPENDED: Thomas Ravelli, the goaltender for Major League Soccer's Tampa Bay Mutiny, was suspended for six games for kicking a ball that struck a referee following a successful penalty shot against him.

Ravelli's action came in the July 4 game against the New England Revolution after Raul Diaz Arce converted a penalty kick in the 75th minute. After the goal, the former Swedish national goaltender ran directly at referee Ruben Rodhas and kicked the ball, which struck Rodhas in the legs.

Rodhas immediately showed Ravelli a red card and sent him off.


FOREMAN-HOLMES: George Foreman and Larry Holmes will fight on Jan. 23, 13 days after Foreman's 50th birthday.

Holmes will be 49 by the time of the fight at a site expected to be announced at a news conference Wed-nes-day in New York.

The date was confirmed Friday by Roger Levitt of Boxing International, promoter of the pay-per-view match between the two former heavyweight champions.

Levitt said the fight could be held at Las Vegas, Houston or New York.

Auto racing

REPLACEMENT: Greg Ray was named Friday to replace injured Billy Boat in the A.J. Foyt-owned car that will contest the Pep Boys 400K at Dover, Del., July 19.

Ray, 31, from Plano, Texas, will drive the car until Boat returns from a broken leg and pelvis suffered in a crash June 28 at Loudon, N.H.

BRITISH GP: David Coulthard, with only a point from his last three races, awakened Friday in practice for the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England.

In third place in the series standings behind McLaren-Mercedes teammate Mika Hakkinen (50 points) and Ferrari's Michael Schumacher , Coulthard needs to add to his 30 points on Sunday or, perhaps, see McLaren focus on Hakkinen for the rest of the season.

Coulthard, the winner of four GPs but never his home race, turned the quickest lap in Friday's free practice, 134.262 mph.

Hakkinen was second, followed by Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Jacques Villeneuve, both in Williams-Mecachromes, with Schumacher's Fer-rari in seventh.

CLEVELAND GP: For a while Friday, Jimmy Vasser's crew was lost, unable to figure out a way to get real speed out of his Honda-powered Reynard.

There was no give-up in his Target-Chip Ganassi crew, though. Doing a little guessing and hoping, along with a lot of work, they helped put Vasser on the provisional pole for Sunday's Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland.

"We had some major problems in the morning (practice)," Vasser said after grabbing the top spot in the first round of time trials with a record-setting lap of 134.385 mph. "We came here with a (chassis) set-up not very conducive to the circuit."

JIFFY LUBE 300: Rick Craven wrote perhaps one of the most dramatic stories of the Winston Cup season when he returned from an injury before adoring fans at his home track Friday to win the pole for the Jiffy Lube 300 in Loudon, N.H.

Craven, who who had missed the last 12 races with post-concussion syndrome, waited until the end of a rain-delayed qualifying session to knock teammate Jeff Gordon off the pole for Sunday's race.

"This is some script," Craven said as his wife, Cathleen, clung to him and both fought back tears as the crowd at New Hampshire International Speedway cheered for the 32-year-old driver from nearby Newbergh, Maine. "Three and a half months ago, I didn't know when or if I'd ever be in a race car again."

He was the last of 44 drivers to get in one Friday, and toured the 1.058-mile track on which he has known much success at 128.394 mph.