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April 28, 1993

TOKYO (AP) _ Former major leaguer Rick Schu hit two home runs as the Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the Kintetsu Buffaloes 12-7 in the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday. Schu went 4-for-5, and boosted his season home run total to six.

Ralph Bryant of the Buffaloes hit his eighth home run.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Eighth-seeded Stephane Matheu of France outlasted American Brian Gyetko 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Masters tournament on the Malaysian Satellite Circuit.

Top-seeded Axel Finnberg of Germany defeated South Korean Lee Jin-soo 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a two-hour match.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Chang Tse-peng of Taiwan shot a 72 on Wednesday, the day’s best score, and took the lead in the Panasonic Saujana Amateur Championship with a two-day total of 146.

India’s Amit Luthra was second after his second straight 74.


NEWMARKET, England (AP) - Walter Swinburn aims for his third 1,000 Guineas victory in five years Thursday when he rides Sayyedati in the first classic race of the English thoroughbred racing season.

Swinburn rode Musical Bliss home in 1989 and Hatoof to victory last year. Sayyedati is rated a 9-4 second favorite for Thursday’s race for 3-year-old fillies, run over one mile at the Newmarket course.

Elizabeth Bay is the 2-1 favorite in what shapes up as a 12-horse field.


ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks center Jon Koncak plans to have arthroscopic surgery after the NBA playoffs to remove bone spurs and loose particles from his left knee.

Koncak said a series of tests confirmed his suspicions about the knee, which has been sore and swollen for several weeks. ″It doesn’t affect my mobility or anything like that, but it’s always sore,″ he said.

Koncak suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in the same knee in February 1990 and missed the final 17 games of the season.

The Hawks open the playoffs Friday against the Chicago Bulls.


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - International volleyball authorities suspended Italy indefinitely on Wednesday, charging Italian Olympic officials with interfering with the national volleyball federation’s administration.

The International Volleyball Federation also barred its Italian affiliate from hosting international events for four years, including the 1994 women’s world championship.

The ban will be in effect until the Italian federation elects a new president and it has ″regained its full powers in relation to the Italian Olympic Committee,″ international federation spokesman Jean-Pierre Mengual said.

Italy, however, will be able to play in the the May-July World League tournament of the world’s 12 best teams because television rights contracts have been signed and the tourney cannot be reorganized at short notice.


ALBUFEIRA, Portugal (AP) - Scottish soccer fans who stripped off their kilts on a busy downtown street for an afternoon game of nude soccer were fined Wednesday and ordered to leave town.

The nine men, who appeared before the judge wearing kilts and the blue-and- white striped shirts of the Scottish national team, were charged with public disorder and given a choice of 80 days in jail or a $220 fine. All paid and were released.

″It’s not hooliganism - just folks having a laugh,″ said Craig Thompson, a 26-year-old from Airdrie, Scotland, who also braved the unseasonably cold weather in a kilt.


LONDON (AP) - Boris Becker, who has been struggling get his game back on track after battling a virus, entered the Queen’s Club grass court tournament June 7-13.

Becker, fourth in the ATP rankings, has won the Queen’s Club event three times.

He has lost in the early rounds of two successive clay court tournaments after a lengthy layoff.

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