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Compagnoni Wins Giant Slalom

From Associated Press

Olympic giant slalom champion Deborah Compagnoni of Italy won for the first time this season, prevailing Sunday in a World Cup giant slalom race at Haus Im Ennstal, Austria.

Anita Wachter of Austria, who won Saturday’s super-G, led after the first heat, and appeared on her way to victory. But she fell near the end of the second run.

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Olympic champion Fred Boerre Lundberg of Norway battled from behind at Schonach, Germany, to win his second World Cup Nordic Combined event of the season. . . . Rintje Ritsma and Gunda Niemann successfully defended their overall titles in the European Speedskating Championships at Heerenveen, Netherlands.

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Two days after clinching the prestigious Four-Hill Tour, Andreas Goldberger of Austria again defeated Kazuyoshi Funaki of Japan at Willingen, Germany, for his third victory of the World Cup ski-jumping season. . . . Olympic champion Bjorn Dahlie won the men’s 30-kilometer freestyle World Cup cross-country race at Ostersund, Sweden.

Moira D’Andrea and David Tamburrino of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., won the overall titles in the Long Track All-Around Speedskating Championships at Milwaukee.

Tennis

Sweden’s Stefan Edberg retained the Qatar Open crown at Doha, Qatar, defeating Davis Cup partner Magnus Larsson, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

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James Sekulov defeated Mats Wilander, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, in the final round of qualifying for the New Zealand Open.

College Football

Running back Ki-Jana Carter will announce today whether he will stay at Penn State for his senior season or make himself available for the NFL draft. . . . Michigan offensive tackle Trezelle Jenkins will forgo his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NFL draft. Brian Robinson, Auburn’s All-American safety, also is turning pro, although an advisory committee told him he won’t be drafted until the third round at the earliest.

Names in the News

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Brian Barnhart, a mechanic with Indy-car champion Al Unser Jr., has been named the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track superintendent. . . . Kendra Wecker of Marysville, Kan., the first girl to qualify for the national finals of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition, finished second in the 12-year-old division.


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