BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) _ Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkririn captured the vacant World Boxing Federation flyweight championship Saturday by winning a unanimous decision over Kasimir Tcholakov of Bulgaria.
Fahlan is a former IBF mini-flyweight champion. Tcholakov, an army officer, turned professional two years ago after winning a gold medal at the World Military Games in Denmark.
CHIBA, Japan (AP) - American Brian Watts fired a 5-under-par 67 on Saturday and stretched his lead to five strokes after three rounds of the $1.2 million Bridgestone Open.
Watts won the 1987 NCAA title at Oklahoma State.
Jumbo Ozaki was second after a 68 on Saturday.
British Open and PGA champion Nick Price of Zimbabwe had a 70 in the third round and was nine strokes off the pace.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Michael Campbell of New Zealand shot a 6-under- 66 in the third round Saturday to take a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the Queensland Open with a 211 total.
Australian Neil Kerry fired a course-record 65 and moved into second place.
Amateur Robbie Brook was tied with fellow Australian Lucas Parsons at 213.
Jack O’Keefe of Little Rock, Ark., who was tied for the second-round lead, crashed to an 80 and fell seven shots off the lead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wanda Panfil of Poland and Kim Jones, who produced the closest women’s finish in the history of the New York City Marathon, will renew their rivalry in this year’s race Nov. 6.
Panfil was the women’s New York City Marathon champion in 1990, when she beat Jones by five seconds in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 45 seconds. Panfil also has won the women’s title at the 1990 London Marathon, the 1991 Boston Marathon and the 1991 World Championships.
Jones also was the 1989 New York City runner-up to Norway’s Ingrid Kristiansen, and her time of 2:27:54 is the fastest ever by an American in the race. Jones also was second to Panfil at Boston in 1991 and second at Boston in 1993.
LONDON (AP) - Andy Cole scored his 14th goal of the season on Saturday as Newcastle maintained its unbeaten record and stayed atop the English Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
The goal from 5-yards out in the 37th minute put Cole in first place in the scoring race.
Second-place Nottingham Forest, the only other team without a loss, kept pace with a 2-0 shutout at Aston Villa.
Newcastle, with nine victories and two draws, has 29 points, while Nottingham Forest has 27 on eight victories and three ties.
Blackburn, which hosts Manchester United on Sunday, is third with 21 points.
TENRI, Japan (AP) - Japan’s national men’s volleyball team beat the United States 3-0 (15-11, 16-14, 16-14) Saturday for its second victory in a three- game series.
The two teams play again Sunday in Tokyo.
NEW YORK (AP) - Some surviving stars and officials of the old Negro Baseball Leagues will be honored Nov. 14 at a dinner in New York. ″It’s time to celebrate their pioneering achievements which cleared the path for so many of today’s baseball stars,″ said Clyde Duneier, chairman of the dinner.