TOKYO (AP) _ Twin sisters Karen and Sarah Josephson of Bristol, Conn., Saturday won the duet event in the Lotte Cup, an international synchronized swimming competition, edging the world champion team of Carolyn Waldo and Michelle Cameron of Canada.
The Josephsons, who finished second in the duet in the recent World Swimming Championships at Madrid, Spain, collected 98.200 points of a possible 100 in the freestyle routine event. The Canadian pair had 98.000 points.
Performing before 10,800 fans at the Yoyogi National Swimming Pool, the site of the 1964 Olympics, the Japanese pair of Megumi Itoh and Mikako Kotani placed third with 97.200 points. The Japanese team also was third in the World Championships.
ITO, Japan (AP) - Atsuko Hikage, a frequent participant on the U.S. LPGA Tour, scored birdies on the final two holes en route to a bogey-free 66 and a three-stroke lead Saturday after the second round in the Isuzu Women’s Cup Golf Tournament.
Hikage, a winner of five tournaments including one this season, had a 36- hole score of 135.
Taiwan’s Huang Yuen-chyn was in second place at 138. She shot a 69.
Japan’s Akane Ohshiro was third at 139 after shooting a 69 over the Izu Ohito Country Club, a 6,351-yard, par-72 layout.
Taiwan’s Tu Ai-yu, the leading money winner on the Japan LPGA Tour with seven victories this season, compatriot Tsai Li-hsiang and two Japanese - Nayoko Yoshikawa and Miki Oda - shared fourth place at 141.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Bernard John Bell of Australia, a 55-year-old insurance salesman, carded a one-over-par 73 Saturday to win the two-day, inaugural Asia-Pacific Seniors Amateur Golf Championship by 10 strokes with a total of 146.
Kim Dai-soon of South Korea and Voraporn Israngura of Thailand tied for second at 156 over the 6,831-yard Royal Selangor Golf Course.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Dennis Rasmussen, the ace of the New York Yankees’ pitching staff, took time off to return to Omaha almost in time for his wife to deliver twins.
Rasmussen, 14-4 this year, was on hand Friday after his wife, Sharon, gave birth to twin daughters - Stephanie Lee and Brynn Leigh.
Rasmussen was in town last weekend awaiting the twins’ arrivals. He rejoined the Yankees Tuesday, pitched Thursday night in a victory over Seattle and returned to Omaha at 1 p.m. Friday. However, the twins had arrived at 7:30 a.m.
TOKYO (AP) - Former major leaguer Randy Bass’ run-scoring single in the seventh inning helped the Hanshin Tigers beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-2 in a Japanese League game Saturday night.