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October 5, 1997

KOGA, Japan (AP) _ Craig Parry of Australia shot a 1-under-par 70 Sunday to win the $992,000 Japan Open, beating four-time champion Jumbo Ozaki of Japan by one stroke.

Parry’s 286 total was one shot ahead of the 287 that left Oazki, Frankie Minoza of the Philippines and Seiki Okuda of Japan tied for second.

Parry, who started the final round four strokes behind Okuda, carded two birdies and one bogey over the 6,762-yard, par-71 Koga Golf Club course. He earned $200,000.

Shigeki Maruyama, who won two of Japan’s three major golf tournaments this season, shot a 70 for a 292 total and finished tied for ninth.

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Sasaki sets Japanese record with 38 saves

TOKYO (AP) _ Kazuhiro Sasaki set a record for Japanese baseball Sunday with his 38th save of the season as the Yokohama BayStars defeated the Chunichi Dragons 2-1.

Sasaki got the save by holding the Dragons to one single in the final 1 1-3 innings. Robert Rose ignited a two-run fifth inning with an infield hit.

In Hiroshima, Balvino Galvez pitched a six-hitter for his 12th victory as the Yomiuri Giants defeated the Hiroshima Toyo Carp 7-0.

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Berasategui tops Hrbaty for first title of year

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) _ Spain’s Alberto Berasategui defeated Dominik Hrbaty 6-4, 6-2 Sunday to win the Sicilian Open for his first title of the year.

The second-seeded Berasategui, who also won this $328,000 clay court tournament in 1994, needed only an hour to beat Hrbaty, the sixth seed.

Berasategui, ranked 27th in the world, has 13 career singles titles.

It was the first career ATP final for Hrbaty, a 19-year-old Slovakian ranked 44th. He upset top-seeded Alex Corretja and third-seeded Albert Portas en route to the final.

In the doubles final, Australia’s Andrew Kratzmann and Libor Pimek of Belgium defeated Jan Hendrik Davids of the Netherlands and Daniel Orsanic of Argentina 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

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Tchmil win Paris-Tours

TOURS, France (AP) _ Andrei Tchmil of Ukraine won the Paris-Tours race Sunday, the first former Soviet to win the classic French cycling race.

Tchmil finished just ahead of Britain’s Max Sciandri. Both broke away in the final three miles of the 158.2-mile race after overtaking Maurizio Fondriest of Italy.

Tchmil and Sciandri built a 10-second advantage entering the long straightaway and Tchmil easily won the final sprint.

Third, about five seconds behind, was Australian Henk Vogels. Nicola Minali of Italy, who won the past two years, finished back in the pack.

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