From Staff and Wire Reports

Tracy Harris Patterson, fighting in front of his hometown crowd, successfully defended his World Boxing Coucil super-bantamweight title by stopping Daniel Zaragoza of Mexico in the seventh round at Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Patterson's victory avenged a 12-round draw with Zaragoza (44-7-2) last December in France. Patterson is 48-2-1 with 35 knockouts.


The Golden State Warriors will have to play away from Oakland for at least two seasons while the team's planned new arena is built on the site of their current home.

The likely venues for the Warriors would be the Cow Palace, in Daly City just south of San Francisco, or the brand new San Jose Arena. The construction could conceivably affect the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons.

Team President Dan Finnane announced previously that Warrior officials were putting together a plan to build a new arena in the same location as the current one. The team is working with Oakland on the plans.


Ann Trason, already the world record-holder at 50 and 100 miles, broke the world record for 100 kilometers by more than nine minutes in a race at Amiens, France. Trason, 33, of Kensington, Calif., covered 100 kilometers (62.137 miles) in 7 hours 9 minutes 44 seconds. Trason's time betters the existing world record of 7:18:57 set by Birgit Lennartz of Germany in 1989.

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Eric Namesnik of Butler, Pa., who set an American record in the 400-meter individual medley, won the Phillips Performance Award for the year's top performance.

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