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Local AAU team wins state title

Suncoast AAU won twice Sunday to earn the state AAU 17-under basketball championship in Cocoa Beach _ the second time in the program's three-year existence that it has won the state title. Osceola High forward Oscar Davenport had 27 points as Suncoast routed the Orlando Braves 101-69 in the final. Boca Ciega guard Dain Brown had 27 points to lead Suncoast to a 91-79 victory over Team Orlando in the semifinals. Suncoast, coached by Boca Ciega's Randy Shuman, averaged 95 points in winning four games. Suncoast, which finished eighth in the national tournament last year, will represent Florida in the national tourney July 17-28 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

MORE BASKETBALL: Grey Giovanine, 33, who spent the past six years as an assistant to Scott Thompson at Rice and Wichita State, was named coach at Lamar. He replaces Mike Newell, who resigned May 2 after three seasons.

BOXING: The Los Angeles Times reported that a heavyweight tournament of sorts is being planned. Tommy Morrison would fight a lightly regarded opponent on the Lennox Lewis-Frank Bruno card in October, then challenge the winner for the WBC championship. Riddick Bowe would defend his WBA and IBF titles against the winner of the Evander Holyfield-Alex Stewart fight that will be held June 26 in Atlantic City, N.J. The survivors would meet for the undisputed championship next year. Marvelous Marvin Hagler and announcer Don Dunphy were among 15 inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y. Among others inducted in the Hall's fourth class: matchmaker Teddy Brenner, historian Jimmy Jacobs, former heavyweight contender Tommy Gibbons and manager/ trainer/commentator Gil Clancy.

CYCLING: Spain's Miguel Indurain defended his Tour of Italy title, beating Latvia's Piotre Urgumov by 58 seconds overall. Indurain, the overall leader from the 15th stage on in the 21-leg event, clinched the victory before the end and coasted to the finish, far behind the leading pack. Indurain, who won this race last year in his first try, finished with a time of 98 hours, 9 minutes, 44 seconds. Indurain also is the defending Tour de France champ. Indurain: "I have the feeling I am in better condition now than when I started the Tour of Italy, and at the Tour of France I can be in still better shape."

BOAT RACING: Miss Budweiser, driven by Chip Hanauer, won the Budweiser Regatta at Miami Marine Stadium. It was the second consecutive victory for Miss Budweiser, which won the APBA Gold Cup in Detroit last weekend. It was Hanauer's record ninth Gold Cup victory.

_ Compiled by Mike Huguenin

LONG JOURNEY: Former gold-medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton holds the Olympic torch as she begins the first leg of the 41-day, 4,600-mile Texas Torch Run from Austin to San Antonio. The U.S. Olympic Festival '93 runs July 23-Aug. 1 in San Antonio. Retton is a former University of Texas student.