U.S. Men to Play Sweden

The U.S. men's volleyball team will play Olympic qualifier Sweden tonight at San Pasqual High and Friday at San Diego State in the final two games of a four-match series.

Both are set for 7:30. The U.S. team, top-ranked in the world, leads the series, 2-0, having won both matches, 3-0.

In their last San Diego outings before the Seoul Olympic Games, the United States can avenge a May 28 loss to the Swedes in the first round of the Mondovolley Tournament in Italy. The U.S. team is 31-4 on the year.

Tickets for tonight's match are $7. Friday's are $8 and $5. Students with IDs get a dollar off.


Dominique Wilkins highlights a list of NBA stars who have committed to play in the Seagram's Cooler All-Star Basketball Classic at the San Diego Sports Arena Aug. 12 at 7:30. The charity event is to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the SDSU Aztec Athletic Foundation.

Seattle's Michael Cage, a former Aztec and the NBA's leading rebounder last season, is assisting with promotions.

Other players who have orally committed include Cliff Levingston (Morse High), Chris Mullin, Spud Webb, Benoit Benjamin, Otis Birdsong, Karl Malone, Kiki Vandeweghe, Marc Iavaroni, Sam Vincent, Jay Vincent, Eddie Johnson, Terry Porter, Darnell Valentine and Kevin Willis.

Tickets are $7.50, $15 and $20. For information, call 297-4363 or 283-SDSU.

La Jolla, Mira Mesa and Point Loma high schools scored upsets in second-round playoff play in the Police Athletic League at Municipal Gym. Seeded teams that advanced are Poway, Morse, Monte Vista, Lincoln and Santana.


Five local surfers advanced to today's rounds of the $45,000 Stubbies Pro International Surfing tournament. Doug Silva and Paul Barr of Carlsbad and Jeff Baldwin of Del Mar advanced to the men's fourth round against the 17th through 32nd seeds today. The top 16 seeds compete Friday. Christine Gillard of Coronado and Pam Gilligan of Oceanside advanced to the women's second round.


Patti Berendt of San Diego won the $20,000 Jerry Weiner Memorial Futures event in New Jersey on the third hole of sudden death. She finished the 36-hole tournament at par 142.

Berendt two-putted from 15 feet for par on the third playoff hole, and Jan Kleiman missed a 3 1/2-footer to save par. Rhonda Reilly bowed out on the first hole. Berendt, who lost her LPGA card last year, earned $2,600.


Orlin Norris (19-1) of Campo rebounded from a knockdown to successfully defend his North American Boxing Federation heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Dwain Bonds at the Forum in Inglewood.

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