TOKYO (AP) _ Former major leaguer Kevin Reimer hit a home run for the only run of the game Saturday as the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks beat the Orix Blue Wave 1-0 in a Pacific League game at Fukuoka Dome.
Ralph Bryant singled home a run as Kintetusu Buffaloes beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 5-4. Lee Stevens homered for the losers.
Hensley Muellens drove in two runs with a double to highlight a five-run, ninth-inning rally as the Yakult Swallows beat the defending Central League champion Yomiuri Giants 5-2 at their home stadium, the Tokyo Dome.
TOKYO (AP) _ Magic Johnson’s touring team of former NBA players beat Japan’s national team 119-73 Saturday to close out its four-game series without a defeat.
Johnson scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar scored 8 points and had 9 rebounds. A crowd of 12,000 turned out at Yoyogi National Gym.
LE HAVRE, France (AP) _ Former LSU basketball player Howard Carter is free on bail after being charged with buying and using drugs. Police said when they arrested Carter on Friday with five suspected drug dealers, they also seized a dose of heroin.
Carter, 33, who has been playing for Pau-Orthez, was suspended by the team at least until his appearance in court April 25.
Team president Pierre Seillant said he was ``very crushed″ by Carter’s arrest and added, ``This can result in his firing. ... it’s most likely over for him.″
MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) _ Japan and the United States struggled through five sets in two hours, 20 minutes Saturday before Japan’s national volleyball team scored a 15-7, 14-16, 5-15, 17-16, 16-14 victory.
Yuichi Nakagaichi led Japan with 16 points. Chris Underwood was the Americans top point-getter, also with 16.
MATSUYAMA, Japan (AP) _ Kaori Higo and Kaori Harada each shot a 70 on Saturday and vaulted into a tie for a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Kenshoen Ladies Dogo ladies tournament.
Higo and Harada started the second round one shot off the pace and reached the 36-hole mark with scores of 139.
Taiwan’s Huang Bie-shyun, who led after the first round, turned in a 72 for 140.