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October 30, 1985

SINGAPORE (AP) _ Rod Rafael of the Philippines defeated Soonthorn Khaharn of Thailand 7-5, 6-0 and Panonkorn Pladchurnil of Thailand beat Roy Anchant of Malaysia 6-2, 6-0 Wednesday before rain washed out most of the opening day matches in the Singapore Open Tennis Tournament.

China’s Wang Jin-lu won the first set 6-4, lost the second 2-6 and was leading 2-1 in the third against Bernerdo Valleramos of the Philippines when heavy rain forced a halt.

In all, 19 matches were postponed.

More than 130 players from nine countries are competing in the tournament.


RANGOON, Burma (AP) - Indonesia’s national soccer team defeated the Burmese national team 1-0 on a late second half goal Wednesday night, ending a three- game visit here with two victories against one loss.

Last Saturday, the Indonesians lost to the Burmese national team 2-1 and on Monday, they defeated the national youth team 2-0.


ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit high school plans to return 30 videotapes to former heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks after they were auctioned to settle a debt.

″This was Leon Spinks’ stuff, sort of like a family picture album,″ said Sam Kennedy, development director at Royal Oak Shrine High School. ″You know, the guy’s a world champion. We thought he should have it back.″

Nine crates of Spinks’ personal belongings were auctioned after a dispute between the former boxer and Mayflower of Michigan, a moving company.

The tapes were donated to the school and in turn they will be returned to Spinks during the school’s charity auction Saturday, Kennedy said.

Spinks’ manager, Marv Haupt, said the act was ″a very kind gesture from a benevolent fan.″

″The tapes are very valuable to Leon and not anyone else,″ Haupt said.


MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union clinched one of the two Group Six berths in the World Cup soccer tournament in Mexico in 1986 with a 1-0 victory over Norway Wednesday.

The only goal of the match, a World Cup qualification contest, was scored by Georgi Kondratyev in the 58th minute.

Soviet spectators in Moscow’s Lenin Stadium cheered wildly at the end of the match, waving large banners proclaiming that the home team was ″off to Mexico in 1986.″

The match was played in wintry conditions on a day of raging snowstorms.

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