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Ex-Ranger Boss Fatally Shoots Female Prowler

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Mike Stone, former president of the Texas Rangers, fatally shot a woman who broke into his home early today, police in Fort Worth, Texas, said.

Police said the woman, who lived in Stone's Arlington Heights neighborhood, ignored warnings to "get the hell out" and kept climbing a stairwell toward Stone's bedroom.

Kenice Miller, 46, was shot once in the head as she walked up the winding staircase inside Stone's two-story home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting occurred about 5 a.m., shortly after Stone told police he was awakened by a noise. Police said no charges would be filed against Stone.

Police had dealt with Miller on an unrelated call about three hours earlier after a resident reported a suspicious person in a neighborhood several miles south of the Stone home. Police Chief Thomas Windham said police also had determined that Miller earlier in the night had broken into a church.

-- Philadelphia outfielder Lenny Dykstra left a hospital four days after a car accident that also injured a teammate and left Dykstra facing a drunken-driving charge.


Fred Funk shot a 10-under-par 62 to take a two-stroke lead over Tom Kite after the first round of the Atlanta Classic.

Funk, golf coach at the University of Maryland for eight years, birdied nine of 11 holes during one stretch while playing in a steady drizzle on the 7,018-yard Atlanta Country Club course. He matched the lowest round on the PGA Tour this year. Scott Simpson had a first-round 62 in the Hawaiian Open.

-- Jayne Thobois aced the 140-yard 16th hole with a 7-iron and finished with a round of 4-under-par 68 for a share of the lead with Nina Foust after the first round of the LPGA Classic in Chesapeake, Va.


Jim Livengood, Washington State athletic director, will be in Iowa City Sunday to interview for the Iowa athletic director's job. Livengood will be the second of four finalists to be interviewed. Northern Iowa's Bob Bowlsby was interviewed yesterday.


Hometown favorite Michael Stich upset top-ranked Stefan Edberg 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) today in the quarterfinals of the German Open in Hamburg. Yugoslavia's Goran Prpic also moved into the semifinals when countryman Goran Ivanisevic suddenly quit in the second set, leading 3-0. Prpic won the first set 7-5.

Czechoslovaklia's Karl Novacek defeated Mark Koevermans of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Sweden's Magnus Gustafsson ousted France's Yannick Noah 6-1, 6-4.

-- Monica Seles and Gabriela Sabatini, the top two seeds, advanced to the semifinals of the Italian Open in Rome with easy victories. Seles defeated Leila Meshki 6-0, 6-1. Sabatini beat Jennifer Capriati 6-0, 6-2.

Fourth-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez of Miami defeated Bettina Fulco of Argentina, 6-3, 6-2. Martina Navratilova, the No. 3 seed, faced fifth-seeded Spaniard Conchita Martinez in a night match.

-- Top-seeded Michael Chang defeated Bryan Shelton 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-5 in the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Charlotte, N.C.


Holland's Erik Breukink won the individual-time-trial prologue of the Tour Du Pont race, covering a 3.1-mile course through downtown Wilmington, Del., in 6 minutes, 20.82 seconds. Canadian Steve Bauer finished second in 6:22.35. Stephen Swart of New Zealand, was third in 6:23.18.

Greg Oravetz, who placed fifth in 6:28.15, was the leading American. Greg LeMond, a three-time Tour de France winner, finished 35th in 6:40.25.


Jiri Zidek, 17, a 7-foot, 230-pound center from Prague, Czechoslovakia, signed a letter of intent to enroll at UCLA.

-- Rob Corkrum, 6-8 Washington State forward, has been invited to a tryout camp for the U.S. team that will participate in the FIBA junior men's world championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

-- LaPhonso Ellis will stay at Notre Dame for his senior year and not opt for the NBA draft, Coach John MacLeod said.

-- Milwaukee Buck forward Brad Lohaus underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee.


The NHL suspended Montreal's Shayne Corson for the Canadiens' first four games next season for injuring Boston's Ray Bourque with a cross check to the head in the Stanley Cup playoffs.


A volunteer referee at a charity basketball game in Dallas has filed a complaint alleging that Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboy wide receiver, hit him in the face during the game, splitting his lower lip and shattering his dental plate.

-- Stanley Wilson, 29, former Cincinnati Bengal running back permanently banned from the NFL for drug offenses, pleaded guilty in Long Beach, Calif., to burglary charges.


American Leeonzer Barber won the vacant WBO light-heavyweight title in Leeds, England, when Britain's Tom Collins failed to come out for the sixth round.


Marshall Holman of Medford, Ore., won six games and tied in two others en route to the fourth-round lead in the PBA Fresno Open.

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