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Alomar Injures Leg in Puerto Rico

From Staff and Wire Reports

Roberto Alomar, All-Star second baseman of the World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays, injured his leg sliding during a winter league game in Puerto Rico.

The Blue Jays said they did not immediately know if Alomar sustained a break or a sprain during Wednesday night’s game or whether the injury was to his foot or ankle.

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The St. Louis Cardinals learned that No. 2 starter Donovan Osborne will miss the 1994 season because of a shoulder injury.

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Osborne underwent reconstructive surgery Tuesday.

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Catcher Dave Valle and the Boston Red Sox agreed on a $1.2-million, one-year contract, a cut from the $2.3 million he made last season with the Seattle Mariners.

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Lenny Dykstra, who led the Philadelphia Phillies to their first National League pennant in a decade, signed a four-year, $24.9-million contract extension.

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A 65-year-old Spring Valley, Calif., man who played baseball in the old Negro Leagues was arrested for allegedly sending threatening letters to Bud Selig, acting commissioner of baseball.

Alfred Henry was arrested by the FBI for allegedly sending several letters demanding money for educational projects and threatening violence if his demands were denied. Henry played for the Elite Giants in the Negro Leagues.

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The Baltimore Orioles signed pitcher Jamie Moyer to a 1994 contract.

Soccer

Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita, imprisoned since June 2 on charges of attempting to negotiate the release of a hostage, was granted bail and will be released on $10,000 bond.

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Brazilian police plan to investigate widespread charges of fixed soccer games in a country where the sport is a national treasure.

The decision comes one day after the president of the Rio Soccer Federation tried to delay a congressional investigation into the matter. Referees earlier this month said the president of the federation instructed them to rig results of state championship games.

Hockey

Toronto and Calgary each had three players selected as reserves for the NHL Western Conference All-Stars.

Chosen from the Maple Leafs were forwards Dave Andreychuk, Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour.

Added from Calgary were goalie Mike Vernon, defenseman Al MacInnis and forward Joe Nieuwendyk.

Rob Blake of the Kings, Alexei Kasatonov of the Mighty Ducks and Sandis Ozolinsh of San Jose were also picked as reserves.

Other forwards named to the team were Shayne Corson of Edmonton, Sergei Fedorov of Detroit, Mike Modano of Dallas, Jeremy Roenick of Chicago and Teemu Selanne of Winnipeg.

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The All-Star game is Jan. 22 in New York.

Miscellany

Oregon State basketball player Dwayne Franklin has been suspended indefinitely for missing curfew, the team said. . . . Tim Curley was appointed Penn State athletic director. . . . Ski-jumper Jens Weissflog of Germany had a record leap of 404 feet 6 inches in the first of the season’s four-hill World Cup events at Oberstdorf, Germany. . . . Virginia Military Institute named Air Force assistant Bill Stewart as head football coach. . . . Bonnie Blair, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and Dan Jansen, men’s 500-meter world record-holder, will lead the field in the first phase of the U.S. Olympic long-track speedskating trials beginning today at Milwaukee. A maximum of 10 men and eight women can qualify for the Olympic team.


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