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Bubka gives world pole-vault record another lift

Sergei Bubka raised his world pole-vault record to 20 feet, 1{ inches Friday in a Berlin indoor meet for jumpers and vaulters. The 28-year-old Ukrainian, gold medalist at the Seoul Olympics, went over the bar on his second attempt at 20-1{, one-half an inch higher than the record he set last year. Bubka's outdoor best is 20 feet, also a world record. Attorney Reinhard Rauball of Bonn has appealed the German Athletics Federation's suspension of world champion Katrin Krabbe and said his client still plans to compete at Barcelona.

PRO FOOTBALL: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana said he has been throwing passes every day for 2{ weeks and his surgically repaired elbow is doing "real well." The Dolphins signed backup quarterback Scott Mitchell to a one-year contract Friday and then loaned him to the WLAF's Orlando Thunder. The Bills have signed two non-Plan B free agents, both linebackers: Richard Harvey, formerly of the Patriots, and Darrell Davis, formerly of the Jets.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Elliot Uzelac is resigning after one season as Ohio State's offensive coordinator, and the Buckeyes hired former Arizona State coach Larry Marmie as a defensive assistant. Uzelac will be compensated for his entire contract, which ends April 18, 1993, Ohio State announced. When tailback Robert Smith quit the team in August, he called for the dismissal of Uzelac and head coach John Cooper.

AUTO RACING: NASCAR's Stavola brothers team of Harrisburg, N.C., has fired driver Rick Wilson and hired veteran Dick Trickle to replace him. Wilson, a native of Bartow, Fla., drove the team's Ford to a 23rd-place finish in Sunday's Daytona 500. The Stavola team has not had a victory since Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 in 1988.

SAILING: Syd Fischer, chief of the winless Challenge Australia syndicate, said Friday he is making his resources available to rival challenger Spirit of Australia. Spirit of Australia is fifth of eight yachts, and Challenge Australia is last.

SWIMMING: Rob Bonewit and former Boca Ciega swimmer Craig Ridenhour on Friday became the 10th and 11th University of Florida men's swimmers to qualify for the Olympic Trials. Ridenhour met the required standard in the 200-yard backstroke with his first-place time of 1 minute, 48.27 seconds. The Florida men and women closed out the dual-meet season by defeating visiting Georgia 125-94 and 160-51. Sophomore Nicole Haislett, a former Lakewood swimmer who already had qualified for the trials, won the 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Marc Dunbar hit a bases-loaded triple in the first inning to help Florida State (8-1) rout Duke 13-1 in the Seminoles' first Atlantic Coast Conference game. Jim Rushworth (3-1) allowed Duke (2-1, 0-1) four hits in more than six innings of pitching.

Ivanisevic bounces Courier from German tourney

Seventh-seeded Goran Ivanisevic fought off three match points and upset Dade City's Jim Courier, the recently crowned No.

1 player in the world, in the quarterfinals of the $1-million Eurocard Classic on Friday in Stuttgart, Germany. Ivanisevic beat Courier 3-6, 7-6, (7-2), 7-6 (10-8), saving two match points with blistering serves when down 4-5 in the third set and another with an ace at 6-7 in the tiebreaker. Second-seeded Stefan Edberg advanced to the semifinals by beating Omar Camporese 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. Alexander Volkov followed a victory over Ivan Lendl with another upset, 6-4, 6-4 over fifth-seeded Guy Forget. Brad Gilbert beat Paul Haarhuis 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in Philadelphia to reach the semifinals of the $1-million U.S. Pro Indoor tennis tournament. Manon Bollegraf upset second-seeded Gigi Fernandez 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Virginia Slims of Oklahoma semifinals.

TRACK AND FIELD: Sergei Bubka raised his world pole-vault record to 20 feet, 1{ inches Friday in a Berlin indoor meet. The 28-year-old Ukrainian went half an inch higher than the record he set last year. Bubka's outdoor best is 20 feet, also a world record. Attorney Reinhard Rauball has appealed the German Athletics Federation's suspension of world champion Katrin Krabbe and said his client plans to compete at Barcelona.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Ernie Yaroshuk had three hits, including a two-run home run in the second inning, to lead Stetson (4-3) past host South Florida (5-5). FSU (8-1) beat Duke 13-1 in the Seminoles' first Atlantic Coast Conference game.

ET CETERA: Karin Schluter of Sarasota is among nine riders named to the United States equestrian team to compete in the Olympic Trials in Orlando next month. Curtis Odom won six of eight games at Baltimore and led with a 7,970 total after five rounds of the Professional Bowlers Association Fair Lanes Open.

The Tampa Bay Rowdies play an exhibition against a Southside Youth Soccer League under-19 boys team at St. Petersburg's Lakewood complex at 1 p.m. today. The event is a fund-raiser for the youth league. The St. Petersburg Junior College alumni baseball game is today, 6 p.m., at Clearwater's Joe DiMaggio Complex. Admission is free.

_ Compiled by Matt Lorenz

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