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Courier Loses, Says He Will Take Indefinite Break

From Staff and Wire Reports

Jim Courier is taking a break from tennis until he is properly motivated to return to the sport.

After losing to Alex Corretja of Spain, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, in the second round of the RCA Championships in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Courier said he put his rackets in his bag indefinitely.

“They are going to stay there until my heart tells me to pick them up again--and I don’t know if that is going to be one day, one week, one month, one year, 10 years. I don’t know,” he said.

Courier said he might skip the U.S. Open, which starts Aug. 29.

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Andre Agassi was upset by Jan Siemerink in straight sets at the Volvo International tournament in New Haven, Conn.

Agassi, seeded fourth, complained loudly about the music being played during changeovers throughout his second-round match, which he ended up losing 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Sisters Sarah and Elizabeth Cyganiak of Mequon, Wis., each scored victories to reach the women’s singles final in the U.S. National Amateur tennis championships at Kiamesha Lake, N.Y.

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Boxing

Lawyers for Buster Mathis Jr. appealed to New Jersey boxing commissioner Larry Hazzard to reverse his “no-decision” ruling in his fight against Riddick Bowe.

Attorney Jack R. Clary wrote that under the rules, either Mathis should have been ruled the winner or the bout called a draw.

Basketball

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The coach and trainer from the Croatian basketball team have been charged with sexual assault, the Canadian Press news agency reported.

Coach Guiseppe Giergia, 57, and Mirko Krolo, 38, the team’s trainer, were arrested at a Toronto hotel after the World Championships.

They were granted bail of $7,500 Canadian ($5,435 American) each by Judge Steven Mihilison.

Olympics

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John Krimsky Jr., who has helped pad America’s Olympic pockets by negotiating multimillion-dollar sponsorship deals, was chosen interim executive director of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Krimsky, deputy secretary general and chief fund-raiser who has been with the USOC since 1986, was picked for the interim post in a conference call of the committee’s executive board.

Starting Oct. 1, he will take over for Harvey Schiller, who will leave the USOC’s top operating post to become president of Turner Sports in Atlanta.

A panel to find a permanent successor for Schiller will be appointed by Sept. 16, but there is no deadline for filling the job, USOC President LeRoy Walker said.

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Names in the News

The Philadelphia Flyers signed unrestricted free agent Shawn Anderson, a defenseman formerly with the Washington Capitals. . . . The Chicago Cubs said pitcher Anthony Young is expected to sit out until at least 1996 after undergoing surgery on his right elbow. While with the New York Mets, Young set a major league record by losing 27 consecutive decisions. . . . Arizona State is expected to announce today that it is hiring Pat Murphy, Notre Dame’s baseball coach for the last seven seasons, to replace the late Jim Brock, The Arizona Republic reported. . . . Joe Brovia, one of the most feared hitters in the Pacific Coast League during the 1940s and 1950s, died of cancer on Monday in Santa Cruz. He was 72.


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