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Dolphins deal Ingram for Packers draft pick

The Miami Dolphins closed an expected deal Tuesday, trading receiver Mark Ingram to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft.

At the same time, the possibility of another deal with the Packers was looming. Further negotiations between Green Bay and Miami, the Miami Herald reported, include a bid by the Dolphins to send a draft pick or tight end Keith Jackson -- or both -- to Green Bay. In exchange, the Packers would get Packers cornerback Terrell Buckley, a former Florida State player.

By trading Ingram, the Dolphins got enough leeway under the salary cap to re-sign linebacker Chris Singleton to a five-year contract and reach a two-year deal with running back Irving Spikes and a three-year deal with tight end Ronnie Williams.

Elsewhere, a federal appeals court ruled unions can't file antitrust suits against employers and reversed a $30.3 million judgment against the NFL.

The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia also has an impact on the baseball strike talks and the tense labor relations in the NBA, which has operated without a collective bargaining agreement since last summer. It affirms similar rulings by federal appeals courts in St. Louis and New York.

A jury has awarded former Chicago Bears wide receiver Ron Morris almost $5.3 million for a career-ending injury suffered during surgery.

Dr. Christ Pavlatos performed arthroscopic surgery to repair a tear in a tendon in Morris' left knee on Aug. 21, 1991. During surgery, the cartilage in the knee was gouged.

Pavlatos did not tell Morris or the Bears about the injury, said Morris' attorney, Joseph Power. It was discovered when the Bears sent Morris to a knee specialist, Power said.

The Lake County jury found Pavlatos negligent Tuesday.

Report says pilot error caused Allison to crash

The helicopter crash that killed Davey Allison probably was caused by the stock car driver's mistakes and inexperience in piloting the aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

In its final ruling on the July 12, 1993, crash at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, the safety board blamed Allison's "poor in-flight decision to land downwind in a confined area that was surrounded by high obstructions."

The board also listed Allison's "failure to properly compensate for the tailwind condition" as a probable cause of the fatal crash. And it said another factor related to the accident was Allison's lack of experience in the kind of helicopter he was flying.

A licensed airplane pilot, Allison had received his helicopter rating about a year before the crash. But he had had just 2.8 hours of flight instruction in his Hughes 369HS helicopter and had not practiced downwind landings like the one he was attempting at Talladega, in a fenced-in parking lot crossed by power lines.

Allison, 32, died one day after the crash from head injuries.

America's Cup semifinals KO'd by high winds, waves

A Pacific storm that brought high wind and waves forced the abandonment of semifinal races in the America's Cup off San Diego.

The westerly winds ranged from 16 to 20 knots, with gusts up to 25 knots. The limit for racing the 75-foot America's Cup yachts is 20 knots. Swells of 6 feet from the west combined with wind-generated waves of 3 feet from the northwest.

The defender race between points leader Young America and Mighty Mary will be rescheduled for Monday, the second reserve day of the series.

Today, Young America and Stars & Stripes are scheduled to make up Sunday's race, which was abandoned due to lack of wind.

Moss admits violating conditions of his probation

Former Wisconsin running back Brent Moss admitted that he violated conditions of his probation on a drug conviction, a state prison official said.

But Joseph Scislowicz, spokesman for the state corrections department, said he didn't know the specific violation involved. Tests for possible drug abuse were among many conditions for Moss's probation after his conviction on a drug charge last fall.

Moss, 22, who was jailed Friday, acknowledged in an interview with Division of Probation and Parole staff that he had violated probation, Scislowicz said.

Because Moss has admitted the rules violation, "there's a possibility he will be given a chance to work in the community," but no decision had been made as of late Tuesday, and Moss remained jailed, Scislowicz said.

Moss, the MVP in Wisconsin's 1994 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA, was kicked off the team last November after his arrest in a Madison drug bust.

He was convicted of misdemeanor cocaine possession. He was on two years probation when he was arrested Friday in Racine, his hometown.

Moss attended an NFL scouting event earlier this year and told reporters he had left the university to concentrate on his chance at a pro career.

U.S. soccer team short-handed for next game

Most of the top American players will be missing when the United States plays Uruguay on Saturday at Dallas in an exhibition game.

Bora Milutinovic will be coaching the U.S. team, even though his contract expired Dec. 31. USSF president Alan Rothenberg announced last fall he and Milutinovic had basically agreed to a four-year extension, but the deal hasn't been signed and there is increasing speculation among U.S. soccer officials he may depart.
TRANSACTIONS
BASEBALL
National League
CINCINNATI--Released P Pedro Borbon.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
ATLANTA--Signed G Ennis Whatley for remainder of season.

CHICAGO--Activated F Larry Krystkowiak from injured list. Placed F Jud Buechler on injured list.

MIAMI--Named Chris Wallace director of college and international scouting. SACRAMENTO--Activated G Doug Lee from the injured list. Waived F Alaa Abdelnaby.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CHICAGO--Agreed to terms with F Anthony Johnson and OF Scott Adams.

MIAMI--Traded WR Mark Ingram to Green Bay for 1995 fourth-round draft pick.

PITTSBURGH--Signed DL Jeff Esters, WR Corey Holliday and TE Craig Thompson. HOCKEY
National Hockey League
DALLAS--Recalled RW Mark Lawrence, RW Grant Marshall from Kalamazoo of International Hockey League.

QUEBEC--Signed RW Christian Matte.

WASHINGTON--Sent G Byron Dafoe to Portland of American Hockey League.
American Hockey League
HERSHEY--Announced LW Ryan Sittler has been reassigned by Philadelphia of NHL to Johnstown of East Coast Hockey League.

ROCHESTER--Announced LW Viktor Gordiouk has been returned on loan from Buffalo of NHL.
HORSE RACING
NEW YORK STATE RACING AND WAGERING BOARD--Announced the retirement of Richard Corbisiero, chairman.
ON AIR
Television
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NIT quarterfinals -- New Mexico State at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m., and South Florida at Marquette, 9:30 p.m., ESPN.

IHL: Atlanta Knights at Fort Wayne Komets, 7:30 p.m., Empire.

NHL: New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2.

TENNIS: Lipton Championships, fourth-round matches, 1 p.m., ESPN.
Radio
Nothing scheduled.

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