LONDON (AP) _ Martina Navratilova will seek her fourth consecutive title at the Eastbourne grass court tennis tournament, the main women’s warmup event for Wimbledon.
Navratilova, who has won at Eastbourne the past three years and nine times overall, will be joined in the 64-woman field by Americans Mary Joe Fernandez, Zina Garrison and Amy Frazier, Spain’s Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, and Czechoslovaks Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova.
The tournament will be played June 17-22, with the final scheduled two days before Wimbledon.
TOKYO (AP) - Former major leaguer Phil Bradley singled twice and drove in two runs during a seven-run sixth inning that helped the Yomiuri Giants beat the Hiroshima Toyo Carp 9-4 in a Japanese League game Monday, ending the Carp’s nine-game winning streak.
Meanwhile, the Pacific League announced a fine of $725 for ex-major leaguer Jim Traber of the Kintetsu Buffaloes. Traber charged to the mound and grappled with pitcher Kazumi Sonokawa of the Lotte Orions after being hit by a pitch Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Ex-Seton Hall basketball player Andrew Gaze scored 19 points, leading Australia to a 109-73 victory over the Italian professional team Fortitudo Bologna on Monday.
Andrew Vlahov, formerly of Stanford, scored 18 points for Australia.
Cedric Hordges, formerly of the Denver Nuggets, led Fortitudo with 27 points.
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) - A player for second-division Brescia has tested positive for cocaine use, the Italian soccer federation said Monday.
The federation said that tests on samples of urine taken from Edoardo Bortolotti, a defender, after a match April 28 between Brescia and Modena found traces of cocaine. Bortolotti did not play in the game.
Bortolotti can be suspended from between six months to two years.
TOKYO (AP) - Iwao Otomo of Japan retained the Orient-Pacific Boxing Federation lightweight title when he fought to a 12-round draw with Juhari of Indonesia on Monday.
It was Otomo’s fifth defense of the title. There were no knockdowns.
The Thai referee scored it 115-115, while a Japanese judge had it 118-116 for Otomo and an Indoneisan judge had it 118-116 for Juhari.
Otomo weighed 134 1/2 pounds and Juhari 133 1/4 .
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Diego Duran of the Philippines knocked out Australian Shane Fooks in the first round of a scheduled 10-round junior featherweight fight Monday night.
Fooks was counted out at one minute, 16 seconds, of the opening round after being hit by a left hook to the body.
Duran, now living in Australia, won the vacant Queensland state title. He improved his record to 22-7-1.
Duran weighed 121 3/4 pounds and Fooks 121 1/4 .