For The Record
NBA, Players Plan To Resume Talks On Tuesday
Seattle Times News Services
The NBA said it would resume negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with the players' union on Tuesday.
The sides haven't met since Commissioner David Stern imposed a player lockout on July 1, citing the state of chaos the players' union is in and their refusal to ratify an agreement reached a week earlier.
The National Labor Relations Board will schedule a decertification election for the National Basketball Players Association.
-- Center Hakeem "the Dream" Olajuwon has been declared eligible to play for the United States in international basketball competition.
Olajuwon became a U.S. citizen in 1993 and FIBA officials have granted him "the basketball nationality of his new country."
David Peoples, who hasn't won on the PGA Tour in three years, shot a 7-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in Madison, Miss.
-- Michelle McGann shot a 5-under-par 66 for the first-round lead in the Big Apple Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y. At 68 were Amy Alcott, Brandie Burton, and Trish Johnson of England.
-- Lisa McClurg of Mill Creek and Kylie Smith of Everett each won two matches to advance to today's 18-hole final of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Junior Girls' tournament in North Vancouver, B.C.
-- Vicky Strada of Cosmopolis and Joan Edwards-Powell of Portland worked their way through two rounds of competition yesterday to advance to today's 36-hole championship match at the PNG Women's Amateur tournament in Portland.
Olympic weightlifting champion Fedor Kassapu has been banned for life after failing a drug test, the International Weightlifting Federation said today in Budapest.
Kassapu, of Moldova, won the 165-pound class at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
The Philadelphia Flyers signed free-agent center Joel Otto, 33, who spent his 11-year NHL career with the Calgary Flames.
Top-seeded Thomas Muster and third-seeded Sergi Bruguera posted straight-set victories today to set up a semifinal matchup at the $1.04 million Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. Muster needed only 53 minutes to beat Tomas Carbonell 6-2, 6-0. Bruguera beat Carl-Uwe Steeb 6-3, 6-4.
Jan Apell reached the semifinals with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Magnus Gustafsson, and will play Arnaud Boetsch, who rallied to beat Alberto Costa 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
-- Andre Agassi beat Michael Joyce 6-2, 6-2 to advance to quarterfinals of the $675,000 Legg Mason Classic in Washington.
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