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HALL OF FAME: Carlton Fisk,Tony Perez and manager Sparky Anderson were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. AReds announcer Marty Brennaman was enshrined in the broadcaster's wing.

REDS SIGN LARKIN: Hours after he rejected a trade to the New York Mets, All-Star shortstop Barry Larkin agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract extension that will keep him with his hometown Cincinnati Reds through 2003.


WALLACE TO PISTONS? Grant Hill may be going to Orlando, but the Magic's Ben Wallace probably is coming to the Pistons.

Wallace and agent Steve Kauffman made the commitment Sunday night to the Pistons that Wallace plans to sign with Detroit on Aug. 1, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Auto racing

MICHIGAN 500: One of the greatest duels in the history of open-wheel racing ended with Juan Montoya snatching victory from Michael Andretti by less than a car-length in the Michigan 500.

Montoya held off Andretti by 0.040 seconds after 17 laps of breathtaking wheel-to-wheel racing at speeds up to 225 mph. The two former CART FedEx Series champions swapped the lead at least once on each of those laps.

PENNSYLVANIA 500: Rusty Wallace took the lead after Ford teammate Jeremy Mayfield blew a tire on the final lap, then held off Jeff Burton by two car-lengths to win the Pennsylvania 500. Third was Jeff Gordon in a Chevrolet. Mayfield wound up 10th.


DAVIS CUP: The U.S. Davis Cup team lost 5-0 to Spain in the semifinals, the first time in 101 years of Davis Cup play that the United States suffered a 5-0 thrashing without the title on the line.


COSTA RICA DOWNS U.S.: The United States fell to the bottom of its four-team World Cup qualifying group with a 2-1 loss to Costa Rica.