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ON TOUR: The UVSC women's volleyball squad opened a seven-match Brazilian tour with a 23-25, 24-26, 22-24 marathon loss to Pinheros.


BOOMER'S BACK: Boomer Esiason will be back in the booth for NFL games on Monday nights — the radio booth. Four months after ABC fired the former quarterback from its "Monday Night Football" team, Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports signed Esiason to a two-year contract.


DOLEAC CAMP: Champions Athletic Academy of Orem is holding its first annual Champions & Mike Doleac Big Man's Camp for boys in grades 8-12 next fall, July 19-22. Registration will be taken at the door, but space is limited. Call 434-7301 for information.

EISLEY VISITS RAPTORS: Utah Jazz guard Howard Eisley visited the Toronto Raptors on Monday, as a stop on his free-agent tour of NBA suitors, according to the Toronto Sun. Eisley and his wife were given a tour of the Air Canada Centre and city sights.

UVSC IN BRAZIL: The Utah Valley State College Wolverines improved to 2-1 on their current Brazilian tour with a 90-65 win over Club Paulistina Monday. Donnie Jackson led a balanced scoring attack for UVSC with 18 points. Four other Wolverines were also in double figures, with Vaughn Schouten getting 16, Jordan Mulford 15, Robbie Warren 11, and Seth Scott 10.


NATIONAL AWARD: The National Junior College Athletic Association named Devra Vierkant the 2000 Betty Jo Graber Female Student-Athlete of the Year award winner. Vierkant, a seven time NJCAA All-American in Cross Country and Track, maintains a 3.877 GPA while majoring in business management at Utah Valley State College.

Martial arts

HALL OF FAMER: South High and University of Utah alumnus Dan Hausel was inducted into an unprecedented third Hall of Fame when he was honored by the World Karate Union on July 1.


PLAYER DIES: University of Arizona sophomore infielder Kelsey Osburn died, six days after being hit in the head by a batted ball during batting practice.

Osburn, 20, was playing for the Newark Raptors of the Northeast Collegiate Baseball League. He was running the bases without a helmet during batting practice on June 11 when he was struck in the right temple.