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Buffalo's Jody Swanson won one of three races and was third overall after the first day of the Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship in Newport, R.I. Swanson also had fourth- and third-place finishes, and trailed Vicki Sodaro of Tiburon, Calif., and Cory Sertl of Rochester. Racing ends Saturday.

Liz Johnson of Niagara Falls was 11th with a 5-3 record and 5,063 pinfall after the first round of match play in the $65,000 LPBT Three Rivers Open in Pittsburgh. She trailed leader Carolyn Dorin-Ballard by 229 pins.

British fighter pilot Andy Green became the first person to drive a car faster than 700 mph, hitting 719.137, but his parachutes failed in the Black Rock Desert north of Reno, Nev., and he overshot the end of the 13-mile course by 1.4 miles. That thwarted the second run that's required for a record.

Woody Stephens, the Hall of Fame trainer whose horses won five consecutive Belmont Stakes (1982-86) and two Kentucky Derbies (1974, '84), has officially retired after 67 years. Stephens closed out his career by turning over his last two horses to Billy Badgett

The Fiesta Bowl will acquire Tucson's Copper Bowl by Nov. 15, pending approval of the NCAA, Bowl Alliance and other interested parties agree. The arrangement should ensure the Copper Bowl's welfare by ensuring it has the financial clout to attract strong teams. After losing title sponsor Weiser Lock, the Copper Bowl offered Utah and Wisconsin a total of $2 million to play last Dec. 27, then needed $73,683 from the Tucson City Council to pay its bills.
FOOTBALL ON TV
Thursday
North Carolina State at Wake Forest, 8 p.m., ESPN.
Saturday
Ohio State at Missouri, noon, Ch. 7; Colgate at Cornell, noon, Empire; Delaware at Northeastern, noon, MSG; Northwestern at Purdue, 12:30 p.m., ESPN; South Carolina at Mississippi State, 12:30 p.m., Ch. 49; Illinois at Iowa, 12:30 p.m., ESPN 2; BYU at SMU, 3 p.m., Ch. 58; Notre Dame at Michigan, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 7; Arizona at UCLA, 3:30 p.m., Empire; West Virginia at Miami, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 4; Cincinnati at Boston College, 6 p.m., ESPN 2; Louisville at Oklahoma, 7 p.m., Empire; Clemson at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; San Diego State at Air Force, 9 p.m., ESPN 2; Oregon at Stanford, 10:15 p.m., Empire.
Sunday
Denver at Atlanta, 1 p.m., Ch. 2; Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m., Ch. 29; Chicago at Dallas, 4 p.m., Ch. 29; Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m., TNT.
Monday
San Francisco at Carolina, 9 p.m., Ch. 7.
ON AIR
Television
BASEBALL: New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians, 7 p.m., MSG; San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers, 8 p.m., ESPN; Anaheim Angels at Seattle Mariners (joined in progress), 10:30 p.m., ESPN.
Radio
BASEBALL: New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians, 7 p.m, 1330; Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:35 p.m., 710.

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