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BAYER CHAMPIONSHIP: Jason Bohn shot a 13-under-par 58 at Huron Oaks Country Club to win the Canadian Tour's Bayer Championship by two strokes and go one below the best round ever shot in PGA Tour-sanctioned competition.

Bohn, whose 24 under total was the lowest this season in a Canadian Tour event, matched the 58 shot by Shigeki Maruyama of Japan in qualifying for the 2000 U.S. Open at the par-71 Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.

The recognized record of 59 was set by David Duval, Chip Beck and Al Geiberger on the PGA Tour; Doug Dunakey and Notah Begay on the Nike Tour; and Annika Sorenstam on the LPGA Tour.


U.S. LOSES TO FRANCE: The United States was eliminated from FIFA's Under-17 World Championships on Sunday with its 5-3 loss to France.

Striker Florent Sinama Pongolle had three goals for France, his first in the game's fourth minute. The U.S. team went ahead 2-1 on goals by Mike Magee and Edward Johnson, but France tied it in the 32nd minute and took the lead for good in the 49th on a free kick by Mourad Meghni.

Sinama Pongolle's second and third goals expanded the lead to 5-2 and Johnson scored the final goal in the 76th minute.

The U.S. team lost its first two games and was at the bottom of the four-team Group B standings. Even if the Americans beat Nigeria (2-0) in their match this week, they will not have enough points to advance.

France and Japan both have three points and the winner of their match this week will advance with Nigeria to the next round.


FORSBERG TAKING LEAVE: After two years of injuries, Colorado Avalanche star Peter Forsberg said Saturday he needs more time to heal and will take an indefinite leave of absence from hockey.

FRANCIS TO STAY: The Phoenix Coyotes gave coach Bobby Francis a one-year contract extension through the 2002-2003 season.

RANGERS SIGN NEDVED: Free agent center Petr Nedved agreed to terms on a new contract with the New York Rangers.

Auto racing

ZANARDI UPDATE: Alex Zanardi was in serious but stable condition after doctors amputated his legs following a wreck in the American Memorial 500.

The 34-year-old Italian lost control of his car leaving pit lane in Saturday's race and was struck broadside by Alex Tagliani's car, which was traveling about 200 mph.

ITALIAN GRAND PRIX: Juan Montoya won the Italian Grand Prix on a somber day of auto racing at a track that is usually among the most boisterous in the sport.


PRESIDENT'S CUP: Marat Safin won the first all-Russian final in an ATP event, defeating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-2 at the $550,000 President's Cup.

BIG ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS: Sandrine Testud won a tournament for the first time since 1998 when top-seeded Justine Henin was forced to retire in the second set of the final of the Big Island Championships.

The second-seeded Testud was leading 6-3, 2-0 when Henin was forced to stop playing because of a thigh injury.

GELSOR OPEN: Younes El Aynaoui used a serve-and-volley game to rally in both sets and beat Albert Montanes 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) for the championship of the Gelsor Open clay court tournament.

BRAZIL OPEN: Jan Vacek of the Czech Republic rallied from a poor first set to win the Brazil Open, defeating Fernando Meligeni of Brazil 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the title match.

Vacek's victory came a day after top-seeded Monica Seles beat Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-3 in the women's final.


UVSC LOSES TO CSI: In a battle of national volleyball powers, the College of Southern Idaho fought its way past Utah Valley State College 25—30, 30-26, 30-27, 30-24 Saturday.