TOKYO (AP) _ Guy Hoffman gave up just four hits over the first five innings as the unbeaten Orix Braves extended their Japanese baseball winning streak to eight by beating the Daiei Hawks 8-5 Wednesday. Hoffman, formerly of the Texas Rangers, is 2-0.
The Kintetsu Buffaloes scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning and downed the Seibu Lions 8-6. The Buffaloes’ Ralph Bryant, formerly with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hit a three-run home run in the third inning, his fourth of the season.
CHICAGO (AP) - Tracy Austin, a two-time U.S. Open champion, and her brother John will play for the New Jersey Stars in the Domino’s Pizza TeamTennis professional league.
Besides the Austins, who won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980, the Stars will include Bill Scanlon and 1988 NCAA champion Shaun Stafford.
Among other competitors in the eight-team league will be Cammy and Cynthia MacGregor, with the Charlotte Heat; Roger Smith of the Bahamas and Britain’s John Lloyd, Los Angeles Strings; Ricardo Acuna of Chile, Fresno Sun-Nets; Ann Smith and Ronnie Reis, Portland Panthers; Australia’s Janine Thompson and Greg Holmes, Sacramento Capitals; South Africans Eina and Monica Reinach and Eddie Edwards; San Antonio Racquets; and Kathy Rinaldi and Joey Rive, Wellington Aces.
The one-month league season begins July 12, with players earning a percentage of the $400,000 prize money pool based on their performances in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The league championship will be played Aug. 12.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, who failed in a bid to buy Eastern Airlines, will deliver the commencement address May 21 at the University of Notre Dame.
Ueberroth will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree during the ceremonies marking the university’s 144th graduation day.