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Friday, July 21, 1995 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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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."

Golf

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.

Weightlifting

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.

Hockey

The Philadelphia Flyers signed free-agent center Joel Otto, 33, who spent his 11-year NHL career with the Calgary Flames.

Tennis

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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