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Cuddleback, Anderson win triathlon

Jeff Cuddleback of Longwood and Susan Anderson of Tampa cruised to victory Sunday morning in the Madeira Gulf Beaches Triathlon. Cuddleback clocked in at 1 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds to finish almost three minutes ahead of Mike Sandford. Dana Merry was third in 1:06:11. Anderson finished in 1:14:00, with Kitty Sokoll second at 1:15:33 and Kris Smith third at 1:20:41. The race consisted of a half-mile swim, a 15-mile bicycle ride, and a 3.1-mile run. Cuddleback led from start to finish for his second consecutive crown. Anderson had to hold off Sokoll during the swim portion and halfway through the bike ride before pulling away. Boxing: Thomas Hearns challenges Virgil Hill for the World Boxing Association light heavyweight championship tonight at Caesars Palace with more than money at stake. Hill, 27, the 5-2 favorite, sees the 12-round bout as a chance to become a national boxing figure and knows he has to look good against a man who has won titles in five weight classes. Hearns will be trying to prove that he is not ready for retirement at age 32. Hearns weighed in Sunday night at 174 pounds, Hill at 173. Hill will get $1.5-million for his 11th title defense. Hearns' purse is $4.25-million. Terry Norris retained his World Boxing Council super welterweight crown Saturday night with an eighth-round knockout of former undisputed welterweight champion Donald Curry at Palm Springs, Calif. Curry announced afterward that he was retiring to become a manager.

Olympics: The U.S. Olympic Committee wound up a meeting Sunday in Seattle with renewed support for Salt Lake City's bid for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games despite protests against the bid by abortion rights activists. "Our organization represents all interests in this country," said Dr. Harvey Schiller, USOC executive director. "The decision to endorse Salt Lake City was done in June of 1989." An abortion law passed in January by the Utah Legislature and signed by Gov. Norm Bangerter is considered the nation's most restrictive. In effect, it bans abortions except when a mother's health is in peril and in cases of incest.

Track and field: Seppo Raty of Finland improved his own world javelin record by almost 17 feet Sunday with a toss of 318 feet, 1 inch at a track and field meet in Punkalaidun in central Finland. He had taken the record from Steve Backley of Britain on May 6 with a throw of 301-9 in Shizuoka, Japan. Fly the American flag next to Tennessee's banner as men's champion of the 1991 NCAA track and field championships. The Volunteers won Saturday in Eugene, Ore., with a home-grown team, compiling 51 points in the 21-event competition to 42 for runner-up Washington State, a team dominated by foreign athletes. It was Tennessee's first title since 1974, while LSU won its record fifth consecutive women's championship.

Soccer: Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona has been indicted by a Naples, Italy, prosecutor on cocaine possession charges and ordered to stand trial June 26, state radio and television reported Sunday. RAI state television said he was indicted after several women told investigators he had given them cocaine. Host Costa Rica beat Guatemala 1-0 Sunday to win the Central American soccer championship.

Et cetera: Italy's Giorgio Lamberti defeated world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Matt Biondi in a special 100-meter freestyle race Sunday at an international swim meet in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Lamberti's time was 50.63 seconds to Biondi's 51 flat. Tom Jager, who beat Biondi in a special 50-meter race Saturday, was a well-beaten fourth. Mario Cipollini took Sunday's 108-mile stage of the Tour of Italy, but Franco Chioccioli stayed overall leader of the cycling classic. Greg Lemond of the United States finished 162nd Sunday in the run to Citta di Castello and is 29th overall, 3 minutes, 51 seconds behind Chioccioli.

_ Compiled by Gary Hickok.

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