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January 30, 1986

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) _ A court hearing is scheduled Friday in the prosecution’s effort to revoke the probation of Big Ten Conference basketball scoring leader Scott Skiles of Michigan State.

Skiles, who pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation. He was was arrested in Michigan in November on a charge of drunken driving. He pleaded innocent to the offense.

The probation hearing was set originally for Jan. 24, but it was postponed to Friday after falling plaster forced the closing of the Marshall Circuit courtroom for repairs.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Video replays will be used Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 in the Indianapolis Checkers’ International Hockey League games against the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, the Checkers announced.

Three remote controlled cameras will be installed - one above each net and the third positioned at center ice. A monitor will be available in the penalty box to provide instant replay of any call in question.

The experimental use of the video replays is part of a study by the National Hockey League.


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) - Switzerland’s Rolf Pichler and Celest Poltera were declared winners Thursday in the St. Mortiz two-man bobsled World Cup after snowfall forced cancellation of two more scheduled runs.

Their winning two-run total time was 2 minutes, 16.85 seconds, ahead of East Germany’s Bernhard Lehmann and Bogdan Musiol, 53-hundredths of a second behind. Another East German team, Detlef Richter and Steffen Grummt, took third place, 97-hundredths of a second behind.

The top World Cup standings were unchanged by the result of the race, the season’s fifth.


NEW YORK (AP) - Johnny Gray, owner of the world indoor best at 880 yards, Olympic 800-meter bronze medalist Earl Jones and Edwin Koech of Kenya will head the field for the 800 in the Vitalis-U.S. Olympic Invitational track and field meet Feb. 8 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., officials announced Thursday.

Koech also will defend his 800 title in the Wanamaker Millrose Games Feb. 14 at Madison Square Garden, while Jones will compete in the 1,000 against Sammy Koskei of Kenya, who will be seeking his fourth straight victory in the race.

Koskei also is entered in the Olympic Invitational 1,000.


SAPPADA, Italy (AP) - Maurilio De Zolt led from start to finish to win the Italian 30-kilometer ski cross country title Thursday.

De Zolt covered the distance under a heavy snowfall in 1 hour, 38 minutes, 46.2 seconds.

Runner-up Fausto Bornetti was timed in 1:39:53.6.

Defending champion Giorgio Vanzetta lagged fifth, nearly four minutes behind the winner.

It was the fifth national title for De Zolt in the 30-kilometer race.