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Agassi ousted by 106th-ranked player

Third-seeded Andre Agassi was ousted from the Sydney (Australia) Indoor tennis tournament Thursday by Patrik Kuhnen, a free-swinging German ranked 106th in the world. Kuhnen blasted 23 aces in only 10 service games and pounded the lines for winner after winner in his 6-4, 6-2 victory in the third round of the $1.1-million tournament. Top-seeded Stefan Edberg and No. 7 John McEnroe also advanced to the quarterfinals. Patty Fendick upset third seed Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the European Indoors in Zurich, Switzerland. Top-seeded Petr Korda struggled past French qualifier Lionel Roux 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Toulouse (France) Open. Milen Velev, a 21-year-old Bulgarian ranked 367th in the world, beat Spain's Marcos Aurelio 6-4, 6-2 in the Athens (Greece) International, reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in his ATP career.

Golf: Robert Gamez fired an 8-under-par 64 to take the lead after two rounds of the Las Vegas Invitational. Gamez is at 12-under 132, one shot better than Peter Persons, John Adams and Tom Lehman in the five-round tournament. "If I had only one more PGA tournament to win, I'd want it to be this one," said Gamez, a Las Vegas native. One year after a humbling loss to Bill Andrade, Ian Woosnam returned to World Match Play action with a resounding 8-and-6 victory over Norio Suzuki in Virginia Water, England. Greg Norman edged Brad Faxon, and Mark O'Meara beat Anders Forsbrand. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, scheduled to be played at a Hawaiian resort next month, has been moved to PGA West California because of extensive damage done to the original site by Hurricane Iniki.

BOXING: Six-time boxing champion Thomas Hearns has agreed to pay $685,000 to the family of a woman who was shot to death at his home after a fight with Hearns' brother, the lawyer for the victim's family said.

AUTO RACING: Jeff Gordon tied a Busch Grand National series record with his 10th pole position of the season, earning the top starting spot for Saturday's All Pro Auto Parts 300 stock car race in Concord, N.C. The 21-year-old Pittsboro, Ind., driver equaled the mark set in 1983 by Sam Ard.

QUARTERBACK CLUB: The National Quarterback Club's Awards Weekend will be held Feb. 26-27 at the Innisbrook Resort in Tarpon Springs. Activities include a celebrity golf tournament and dinner cruise. Many NFL quarterbacks are expected to attend. For information on sponsorship or participation, call 726-1732.

NBA: Philadelphia signed first-round draft choice Clarence Weatherspoon and traded Jayson Williams to New Jersey for a conditional first-round draft pick or two future second-round picks. Terms of the deal with Weatherspoon weren't released. He averaged 22.3 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior at Southern Mississippi. Cleveland signed former New York Knicks guard Gerald Wilkins to a multiyear contract. Houston center Hakeem Olajuwon, unhappy that his demand for a trade has not been met, called Rockets owner Charlie Thomas "a coward standing behind the organization" but said he would report for workouts today. The Golden State Warriors signed first-round draft pick Latrell Sprewell, a 6-foot-5 guard from Alabama, to a four-year contract.

BOXING: Six-time boxing champion Thomas Hearns has agreed to pay $685,000 to the family of a woman who was shot to death at his home after a fight with Hearns' brother, the lawyer for the victim's family said.

_ Compiled by Michael Kern

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