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Sports et Cetera : Oregon Quarterback Might Miss Game

Oregon quarterback Bill Musgrave has a sprained ankle and is not expected to play against San Diego State Saturday night at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.

Musgrave was injured in the next-to-last play of a 7-3 victory against Stanford Saturday. Musgrave is on crutches and is “very, very doubtful” for the SDSU game, Oregon Coach Rich Brooks said Tuesday.

Brooks said Musgrave has ligament damage and the earliest he could return would be Oct. 8 at USC.

If Musgrave, who passed for three touchdowns in a 25-20 victory against the Aztecs last season, is unable to play, he would be replaced by Pete Nelson, a junior from Manteca, Calif. But Nelson, who filled in when Musgrave was injured last season, has been bothered by a back injury since preseason practice.

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The Aztecs are expected to be at full strength for the game, although defensive end Milt Wilson (ankle) and inside linebacker Lee Brannon (rotator cuff) are nursing injuries, trainer Don Kaverman said.

SAILING

Sail America Foundation, the organization managing the next America’s Cup defense, announced Tuesday that the Soviet Union might enter the 1991 regatta.

More than one Soviet yacht club has expressed an interest in participating in Cup competition the foundation said in a release.

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Pending the outcome of a possible court challenge by New Zealand, the next Cup races will be in 1991 in San Diego.

Thomas Ehman, Sail America vice president, said that while the Soviets were not active in ocean racing, they were experienced international sailors.

“For the last two decades, the Soviets have been a power in Olympic yachting,” Ehman said. “A Soviet challenge will make the America’s Cup even more competitive and therefore, even more difficult to defend.”

GOLF

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The U.S. International University men’s team finished fifth out of 15 schools in the Texas Invitational college golf tournament at the Woodhaven Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas Wesleyan won the team title at 866 on the 54-hole, 6,641-yard, par-71 course. USIU finished with 891.

Richard Blackwell of Texas Wesleyan shot a 212 to win the tournament title. USIU’s top finishers were Tom Copeland, tied for ninth (218) and Sebastian Medori, tied for 19th (222). Other USIU finishers were Mike Owen, 227; John Adams, 228, and Fred Wolford, 230.


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