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July 30, 1991

TOKYO (AP) _ American twin sisters Karen and Sarah Josephson won the duet event and the United States captured the team title Tuesday in the Pan-Pacific synchronized swimming championships.

The victories capped an American sweep after Kristen Babb-Sprague won the solo event Monday.

The Josephson twins from Bristol, Conn., collected 189.441 points, beating Japan’s Aki Takayama and Fumiko Okuno by 6.114 points.

The United States won the team event with 186.667, ahead of Japan’s 182.233.

The U.S. team included Babb-Sprague, the Josephsons, Jill Savery, Nathalie Schneyder, Heather Simmons, Michelle Svitenko and Jill Sudduth.


TOKYO (AP) - Marvell Wynne drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning with an infield hit as the Hanshin Tigers edged the Yomiuri Giants 3-2 Tuesday. Wynne played in the majors for the Chicago Cubs.

Greg ″Boomer″ Wells, another former major leaguer, drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly as the Orix Blue Wave beat the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 5-1.


VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Bernhard Langer of Germany moved into the top 10 on the European PGA Tour money winning list with his second-place finish in last week’s Dutch Open.

Langer jumped seven places to No. 5 with total earnings of $313,370 after 22 tournaments, according to figures announced Tuesday.

Seve Ballesteros of Spain still heads the list with $405,000, followed by Craig Parry of Australia with $403,212.

American Payne Stewart, who won the Dutch Open by nine strokes, climbed to No. 20 with $167,353.


ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Defending champion Jansher Khan of Pakistan cruised 15-11, 15-11, 15-5 over British qualifier Mark Cairns Tuesday night in the first round of the World Open squash championships.

Jansher is bidding for his third successive title and his fourth overall.

Six-time champion Jahangir Khan, the No. 2 seed, plays his first round match Wednesday.


YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - The United States bounced back from a 5-2 deficit in the third period to tie Japan 6-6 Tuesday in the four-nation Phoenix Cup junior ice hockey tournament. Canada beat the Soviet Union 6-4.

After the first round, Canada leads with two victories and a tie. The Soviet team has two victories and one loss, the United States two ties and one loss, and Japan two losses and one draw.


LONDON (AP) - The governing body for soccer in England said Tuesday it will step up random drug testing in the coming season and sent a list of 500 banned substances to the 93 clubs in the Football League.

″We do not consider we have a drugs problem in our sport when compared to some others, but the message to all clubs and players is now clear - we don’t want drugs in football and we have the power to impose penalties on people found guilty,″ said Football Association spokesman David Bloomfield.

The list of banned substances includes many over the counter medicines use to treat hay fever, asthma and colds. The FA also included a list of medications which are free of the banned substances.


SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) - The first world championship of mountain running will be held in the northern Susa valley in September 1992, Italian organizers announced Tuesday.

Men’s and women’s races between 5-10 miles will be run in the resorts of Susa, Bardonecchia, Gravere and Chiomonte in Italy’s western Alps.

Athletes from 30 countries are expected to compete.

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