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Chinaglia dies at 65

Former New York Cosmos star Giorgio Chinaglia died of complications from a heart attack Sunday. The Italian soccer great was 65.

Chinaglia died at his home in Naples, Fla., his son, Anthony, said through family friend Charlie Stillitano, who was Chinaglia's co-host on a Sirius XM radio show.

Chinaglia was the all-time leading scorer in the North American Soccer League after starring with the Italian club Lazio. He scored 262 goals in his eight seasons with the Cosmos that began in 1976.

With the Cosmos, he played alongside Pele and Franz Beckenbauer. He was the power scorer in a lineup that featured the finesse of Pele and the calculating play of Beckenbauer.


Duke defeats Bohn

Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., won his third title of the PBA season and enhanced his chances for Player of the Year honors, by winning the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs Sunday at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Duke threw games of 289, 268 and 279 for an 836 in defeating fellow Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III in the three-games total pinfall title match. Bohn's 766 (229, 279, 258) was not nearly enough to stay with Duke.

Jack Jurek of Lackawanna was the last of the Western New York pros to be eliminated. Jurek posted the best total (1,249 for five games) among the eight South Region bowlers in Round Three and advanced through Round Four along with Sean Rash to the Regional Championship. In the Regional Championship round, however, Rash eliminated Jurek, 697-690.

Buffalo native Tom Baker of King, N.C. in the South Regional (1,136), Brad Angelo of Lockport (1,081) in the Central Region, and Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga (1,128), in the Midwest Region, all were eliminated in the third round of the playoffs.


Hero of Order pulls upset

Hero of Order, the longest shot in the field at 109-1, won the $1 million Grade 2 Louisiana Derby on Sunday at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans

Hero of Order had the lead near the rail entering the stretch and held off pre-race favorite Mark Valeski by about half-a-length, winning in a time of 1:50.13.

Hero of Order paid $220.80, $79.20 and $25.40.

From News Staff and wire service reports