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July 27, 1996

TOKYO (AP) _ Glenn Braggs drove in three runs to help the Yokohama Baystars to a 6-3 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday. Braggs, who last played in the majors for the Cincinnati Reds, went 2-for-3, including a scoring single in the four-run fourth inning and a two-run single in the fifth at Yokohama.

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Higa, Kawamura Share Lead in NST Niigata Open

KITA-KANBARA, Japan (AP) _ Masayuki Kawamura fired a 7-under-par 65 Saturday to climb into a tie for the lead with Tsutomu Higa after three rounds of the NST Niigata Open. They are 16-under-par at 200 for the 54 holes.

Kawamura, a 10-year pro, started the round four shots behind Higa, who fired a 69.

Masatoshi Horikawa fired the day’s best round, a 64, and was in third place at 201.

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Irie Stays Atop Leaderboard In Golf 5 Ladies Tournament

MIZUNAMI, Japan (AP) _ Yuka Irie’s lead in the Golf 5 Ladies Tournament was cut to two shots Saturday when she shot a 1-under-par 71 for a 138 total after two rounds.

Michie Oba and Yuko Motoyama had 68s and shared second place at 4-under 140 with Chieko Nishida, who shot a 69, and Junko Yoshida, who carded a 70.

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Makinen Leads after First Stage

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) _ World championship leader Tommi Makinen of Finland led the three-day Rally of New Zealand after Saturday’s opening stage at Manukau.

Makinen and co-driver Soppo Harjanne of Sweden, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer, finished the stage in 1 minute, 30 seconds, a second faster than second place Kenneth Eriksson of Finland in his Subaru Impreza.

The Rally of New Zealand, a former stop on the World Rally Championship, is an Asia-Pacific round this year.

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Pentire Comes From Last To First

ASCOT, England (AP) _ Pentire, ridden by Michael Hills, came from last to first to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes Saturday.

Pentire, last year’s runnerup and this year’s second favorite at odds 10-3, covered the 1 1/2 miles in a record 2:28.

Pentire made his move with a furlong to go, moving wide around the other eight horses and finished 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Classic Cliche. English Derby winner Shaamit, the 2-1 favorite, finished third, another neck behind.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ The Bronco Nagurski Trophy will be presented Dec. 16 at the annual awards dinner of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The award goes to the athlete voted the best defensive player in college football.

Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern won the award last year.

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