Craig Levinsohn has been named sales manager for San Diego NBA Franchise, Inc. and will lead an attempt to raise 10,000 season ticket deposits.
Levinsohn's appointment was announced by Mannie Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of San Diego NBA Franchise. The organization will apply to the National Basketball Assn. next month for a franchise.
Levinsohn spent one year in a similar position with the Minnesota Timberwolves, an NBA expansion team that begins play this fall with more than 13,000 season-ticket holders.
Phil Mickelson of San Diego shot a one-under 69 and is one shot behind the leader after the first round of the $100,000 Colorado Open in Evergreen, Colo.
Mickelson, who was recently named to the U.S. Walker Cup team, will be a sophomore at Arizona State this fall and trails teammate Scott Frisch. Mickelson is tied with pro Kel Devlin of Spring, Tex.
Mary Rozinski of Encinitas was 11th and Susan Sutton of San Diego 15th in the women's 50.25-mile road race at the U.S. National Cycling Championships at Park City, Utah.
Juliana Furtado of Boulder, Colo. won in 2:17:06.
Donny Carrol of Chula Vista finished 20th in the 100.5-mile men's road race with a time of 4:08.20. Rishi Grewal of Boulder, Colo. won the race in 45:05.47.
The Red Rooster out of Lee Palm Sportfishing had taken 87 albacore by mid-afternoon fishing 200 miles southwest of San Diego. The albacore were said to be in the 10-12 pound class.