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Expansion draft has goalies on the move

With the NHL expansion draft taking place this week, it was expected there would be a lot of last-minute roster moves involving goaltenders. The league's general managers kept the phone lines busy Sunday, making 11 trades, three involving prominent goalies. Quebec sent veteran goalie Ron Hextall to the New York Islanders for goalie Mark Fitzpatrick. The Nordiques then protected goalie Stephane Fiset and left Fitzpatrick exposed. The New York Rangers sent goalie John Vanbiesbrouck to Vancouver for future considerations. New York protected goalie Mike Richter while the Canucks exposed Vanbiesbrouck and goalie Kay Whitmore. New Jersey traded goalie Craig Billington and forward Troy Mallette to Ottawa for goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz and future considerations. The Islanders sent defenseman Jeff Norton to San Jose for a third-round draft pick in 1994 and future considerations. Dallas sent forward Gaetan Duchesne to San Jose for a sixth-round draft pick. Boston sent defenseman Gord Murphy to Dallas for future considerations. Calgary traded forward Sergei Makarov to Hartford for future considerations. Edmonton sent forward Martin Gelinas to Quebec for forward Scott Pearson. Quebec sent forward Mike Hough to Washington for forwards Paul MacDermid and Reggie Savage. Washington sent defenseman Paul Cavallini to Dallas for future considerations.

OLYMPICS: The International Olympic Committee reacted with fury to a U.S. House subcommittee resolution urging rejection of Beijing's bid to host the 2000 Summer Games because of China's human rights record. "This is interference," IOC vice president Kevan Gosper said. "It takes us back 13 years to the (Jimmy) Carter boycott when the movement was almost brought down." The IOC will select the host city during a secret ballot in Monte Carlo on Sept. 23. In addition to Beijing, the candidates are Berlin; Sydney; Brasilia, Brazil; Istanbul; and Manchester, England.

BOXING: World Boxing Council super-welterweight champ Terry Norris was knocked down for just the second time in his career, but defended his title for the ninth time when Australia's Troy Waters failed to answer the bell for the fourth round Saturday night in San Diego. Waters was floored by a looping right to the side of the head in the first round. He rallied to floor Norris with a right in the second round. Norris widened several cuts in the third, knocking down Waters again with a right to the head.

NFL: Police in Boston identified a suspect but hadn't made any arrests in last week's stabbing of Patriots running back Leonard Russell outside a nightclub. Russell, who was stabbed in the chest, was in stable condition at a Boston hospital.

SWIMMING: Scott Tucker and Lloyd Hamilton of Seminole High were selected to attend an Olympic development camp in Atlanta from June 25-27. Tucker is the state champion in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle. Hamilton is ranked No. 1 in the nation among 13-14-year-olds in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.

ET CETERA: Thomas Muster defeated Magnus Gustafsson 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 to win the IP Cup in Genoa, Italy. Alex Rodriguez, the first pick in this year's baseball draft, was among six players cut from the U.S. national team. Rodriguez, who played at Miami Westminster Christian, was taken by Seattle and was the first high school player invited to try out for the U.S. team. Coach John Anderson said Rodriguez was cut because he refused to sign the standard player release to be used in a series of cards from Topps. Rodriguez asked for the right to negotiate with other card companies. FSU's Paul Wilson and Mike Martin made the team.

_ Compiled by Jay Lawrence

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