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Hoskins giving up PBA tour for college

Tarpon Springs bowler Steve Hoskins, who earned more than $120,000 during 2{ years on the PBA tour, said Tuesday he's leaving the tour to attend college full-time. Hoskins, 22, was named the PBA's rookie of the year in 1989 after earning $40,000. This past weekend, he and partner Phil Ringener of Big Springs, Texas, finished second in the $125,000 PBA Beaumont Doubles Classic. "I'm extremely pleased about how I bowled on the tour, the things I learned and how I handled everything. Now it's time to move on to other things," Hoskins said.NFL: Disgruntled quarterback Bobby Hebert ended a 1{-year holdout Tuesday, signing a two-year contract with no option with the New Orleans Saints. Hebert sat out the 1990 season after demanding to be traded in January. The Miami Dolphins' No. 1 draft pick, wide receiver Randal Hill, pulled a hamstring during a 40-yard sprint Tuesday and will sit out for the rest of the week. Dolphins coach Don Shula said Hill's injury could result in his missing some of the training camp, which starts July 11. The Cincinnati Bengals have told wide receiver Reggie Rembert to undergo counseling for alcohol use because of his two drunken-driving incidents since November. The Bengals have made Rembert's alcohol-counseling program a precondition of further employment. Rembert was charged May 22 in Covington, Ky., with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and driving without an operator's license. Covington police said his Jeep made a wide turn at an intersection and twice crossed the street's center line as he almost struck a car. He faces a June 12 arraignment.

Yacht racing: The New Zealand Challenge has been given permission to use a wind tunnel in England for research in its America's Cup yacht design. The San Diego Yacht Club, trustee of the America's Cup, approved New Zealand's use of the wind tunnel because although the Deed of Gift calls for challenging yachts to be designed and built in the nation of origin, race rules allow some research to be done abroad if the challenging club seeks trustee permission and can prove its country lacks adequate facilities. Challenger selection trials begin Jan. 10, 1992.

Cycling: Italy's Massimo Ghirotto won the ninth stage of the Italian cycling tour Tuesday _ his first career victory in the race. Franco Chioccioli, who finished 1 minute, 28 seconds behind the winner, retained the overall lead. Greg LeMond finished 13:32 behind Ghirotto, virtually ending his chance to win the event. He is more than 16 minutes behind Chioccioli.

Et cetera: Thirteen athletes and eight coaches were nominated Tuesday for the Women's Sports Hall of Fame by the Women's Sports Foundation, among them USC basketball sensation Cheryl Miller, 1976 triple gold-medal-winning swimmer Kornelia Ender and five-time world champion figure skater Carol Heiss Jenkins. Current Hall of Fame members will vote to choose the new menbers to be inducted Oct. 7. Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union easily won the pole vault at the first meet of the IAAF Grand Prix series Tuesday with a vault of 19 feet, 8 inches, but missed setting his 26th world record, clipping the bar with his heel on an attempt at 19-11\. International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch said the IOC remains ready to help Greece stage any sporting events marking the 100th anniversary of the modern Games, but the Greek Olympic Committee said it will boycott all centennial festivities as a "minimum sign of disapproval" for Athens not being awarded the 1996 Games, which will be held in Atlanta. Brian Barber, a senior pitcher at Dr. Phillips High School, was named the 1991 Gatorade Circle of Champions National High School Baseball Player of the Year, distinguishing him as the best high school baseball player in the country based on overall athletic and academic performance throughout his high school career. Soccer player Jorgen Adolfsson of the University of Tampa was named Tuesday to the 1990-91 District III GTE Academic All-America At-Large Team. A marketing junior, Adolfsson maintained a 3.96 GPA while playing in 12 games and starting 11 during his team's 14-3-1 season. Italian soccer star Roberto Baggio was caught illegally hunting hares in the countryside and faces a fine, police said Tuesday.

_ Compiled by Tonia Moore.