SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ North Korea called off planned inter-Korea sports talks today to protest the defection of a judo competitor to South Korea.
Kim Yu Sun, chairman of North Korea’s Olympic committee, said in a telephone message that his nation will postpone the talks, scheduled to be held Saturday, until South Korea apologizes and returns the defector.
The talks were scheduled to discuss the formation of a joint team for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. The two Koreas fielded their first joint team in April in the World Table Tennis Championships in Japan.
Li Chang Su, a 24-year old North Korean judo champion, defected to South Korea on Aug. 1 through an European nation after competing in the World Championships in Barcelona.
Kim demanded Li’s unconditional return and warned South Korea must bear responsibility for its ″wrong″ act upon inter-Korea sports talks and the formation of the single sports teams.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Third-seeded Michael Joyce of Los Angeles upset top-seeded Ivan Baron of Plantation, Fla., 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the United States Tennis Association Boys’ 18 National Championships.
Joyce earned a wild-card berth in the U.S. Open with Sunday’s victory.
In the Boys’ 16s, third-seeded J.J. Jackson of Hendersonville, N.C., defeated top-seeded Jason Appel of Lake Mary, Fla., 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - James Moses of Iowa scored 16 points as the Big Ten All Stars defeated the Swedish National junior team 88-69 in an exhibition basketball game.
Greg Graham of Indiana and Craig Riley of Purdue each added 15 points for the Big Ten team in Sunday’s game.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Greg Stokes and Michael Cooper each scored 19 points as the Southern Melbourne Saints of the Australian National Basketball League defeated the Big East All Stars 108-94 in an exhibition game.
Sunday’s loss dropped the Big East team to 0-5 in its eight-game tour5 of Australia.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Scott Johnson of Kennewick, Wash., shot a 3-under 69 to take a six-stroke lead after the second round of the Insurance Youth Golf Classic, the world’s largest junior tournament.
Johnson, 17, carded three birdies and an eagle to offset a pair of bogeys on the 6,886-yard, par-72 Radrick Farm Golf Course for a 2-under-par 142 total. Jeff Cashin, 17, of Rockford, Ill., was second after shooting a 71 for a 146 total.