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August 10, 1986

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ Czechoslovakia romped to an impressive 3-0 victory over an experimental Australian squad in an international soccer match at Parramatta Stadium Sunday.

Lubos Kubik scored two goals for the Czechs, one of them on a a penalty shot, while Karel Kula was the other marksman.

The victory allowed Czechoslovakia to maintain an unbeaten record in its three-match series against the Australians.

The Czechs tied the first match 1-1 in Melbourne and defeated Australia 1-0 in the second international match in Melbourne Wednesday night.


ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Five-time world motor racing champion Jose Manuel Fangio of Argentina has accepted an invitation to make a guest appearance at this year’s Australian formula one Grand Prix in Adelaide on October 26.

Fangio, 75, will drive a lap of honor around the Adelaide curcuit in a 1955 model Mercedes-Benz 300 slr, similar to the car he drove to victory in the Swedish Grand Prix and the Eiffel race at Nurburgring in West Germany the same year, race organizers said Sunday.

Fangio completed his first full year in formula one racing in 1949 and won his first world title two years later at the age of 40.

He dominated the world championship by winning four consecutive titles betweeen 1954 and 1957.


SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Andrew Lloyd of Australia scored his third victory in the Sydney City to Surf Road Race Sunday, beating 28,000 other runners in the annual event.

Lloyd, 27, covered the 14-kilometer road course in 41 minutes and 38 seconds.

Brad Camp of Australia was second, 13 seconds behind, and his compatriot, Adam Hoyle, third in Australia’s largest road race.

American Nancy Ditz won the women’s race in 47:46, ahead of Australian- based Canadian Tani Ruckle, who clocked 49:37.

It was the Californian’s second successive triumph in the event.

Lloyd also won the race in 1983 and 1984.


SHIGARAKI, Japan (AP) - Hajime Meshiai and Satoru Higashi came from behind with a score of 65 for a four-round total of 257, 31 under par, to win the $290,000 Acom Doubles Golf Tournament Sunday.

The Meshiai-Higashi team, which started the final round one stroke off the pace, collected three consecutive birdies beginning on the 16th hole of the 6,959-yard, par-72 Shigaraki Country Club course.

The winning team received $65,000.

Last year’s winners, Brian Jones and Mike Ferguson of Australia, and three Japanese pairs - Kazushige Kohno and Futoshi Irino, Ikuo Shirahama and Kenjiro Iwama, and Saburo Fujiki and Yoshimi Niizeki - shared second place at 258.

David Ishii of the United States and Hideto Shigenobu of Japan, the third- round leaders, were among three teams who shared sixth spot at 259.

Each team counts its best score on each hole in the four-ball stroke play competition.


FUJIIDERA, Japan (AP) - A U.S. boys’ baseball team from the Babe Ruth League on the West Coast will meet another American team from San Diego in the finals of the 5th World Boys’ Baseball Championships Monday.

The Babe Ruth team beat China 12-4 and the San Diego team defeated another U.S. team from Hawaii 7-0 on Saturday for their third victories against one defeat in the round-robin tournament being played by 10 teams from China, Japan, the United States, Brazil and Mexico.

Players in the competition must be 15 years of age or younger.

Last year’s championship was won by the San Diego team.


GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) - Driving a March 85J Honda, Mike Thackwell of New Zealand Sunday won the sixth race in the All-Japan F-2 auto race series, finishing nearly 50 seconds ahead of Ivan Capelli of Italy.

Thackwell sped through the 40 laps on the 2.75-mile Fuji Speedway Track at the foot of Mt. Fuji in 54 minutes, 51.50 seconds, at an average speed of 120.46 mph. He earned $32,260 for his victory.

Capelli, driving a March 86J Yamaha, came in second in 55:01.59, followed by Japan’s Satoru Nakajima in a March 86J Honda in 55:05.10.

Geoff Lees of Britain, in a March 86J Yamaha, finished in fourth spot in 55:34.60.

A total of 13 cars started the race, with 12 finishing.


KANAZAWA, Japan (AP) - Rookie Erika Nakajima, playing her 11th match, beat Mariko Ohtani in a playoff Sunday to win the $225,800 Hokuriku Queens’ Golf Tournament for her first Japan LPGA Tour victory.

Nakajima rolled in a three-foot par putt, while Ohtani missed a four-foot par putt for a birdie on the par-4 17th hole, the fifth hole in the playoff, from which Hisako Higuchi and Midori Wakaura earlier dropped out.

Nakajima, Ohtani, Higuchi and Wakaura finished the regulation 72 holes at a 5-under-par 211 on the 6,246-yard, par-72 layout of the Hakusan Country Club course.

Nakajima and Ohtani each shot a 70, Wakaura 72 and Higuchi 71 in Sunday’s regulation round.

The 21-year-old Nakajima pocketed $38,700 for the win.

Higuchi, Ohtani and Wakaura shared second place, each receiving $14,200.

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