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April 13, 1988

AARAU, Switzerland (AP) _ Danish soccer player Lars Lunde suffered serious head injuries when his car was hit by a train at a grade crossing late Tuesday, police said.

He was taken into intensive care at a hospital after the accident shortly before midnight on the outskirts of Aarau.

Lunde, 24, apparently overlooked a signal at a grade crossing. He was returning from a championship game by his Swiss team, FC Aarau, in Bern against the Young Boys club.

A forward, Lunde joined first-division Aarau this winter after leaving West German champion Bayern Munich. Aarau currently is in second place behind defending champion Xamax Neuchatel.

Lunde was Switzerland’s top scorer in 1986 when Young Boys won the championship.


TOKYO (AP) - Warren Cromatie, formerly with the Montreal Expos, hit a two- run home run, his third homer of the Japanese season, as the Yomiuri Giants downed the Hanshin Tigers 6-2 Wednesday.

Ben Oglivie, formerly with the Milwaukee Brewers, hit a tie-breaking single in the bottom of the eighth inning, leading the Kintetsu Buffaloes to a 5-3 victory over the Seibu Lions.

Ex-Detroit Tiger infielder Bill Madlock drove in the winning run in the fourth inning in the Lotte Orions’ 1-0 victory over the Nankai Hawks.

At Tokyo’s new domed stadium, the Hankyu Braves beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 3-1 on a two-run home run by Greg ″Boomer″ Wells, formerly with the Minnesota Twins.


PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP) - Jindrich Polednik, 51, was elected chairman of the Czechoslovak Union of Physical Education, the news agency CTK reported Wednesday.

As the country’s top official in charge of sports, Polednik succeeds Antonin Himl, who died in office when visiting China earlier this year.


HUY, Belgium (AP) - West German Rolf Goelz broke away from a group on the next-to-last climb of the Fleche Wallonne to win the 152-mile cycling classic, ahead of Italy’s Moreno Argentin and Dutchman Steven Rooks.

Argentin finished 56 seconds behind the winner, after sprinting away from Rooks in the final meters of the steep Wall of Huy. Rooks was another six seconds behind.

France’s Charly Mottet came in third after weakening on the Wall of Huy, 1 minute, 12 seconds behind Goelz., but still beat Andreas Kappes for fourth place.

Goelz, who had won 13 races last year, had finished third in the Fleche Wallonne last year.

The cyclists will compete in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sunday, one of the biggest classics of the season. Argentin has won the last three editions.

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