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May 28, 1994

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) _ Xolile Yawa of South Africa won the men’s division of the Elby’s Big Boy Classic road race Saturday, and Manuela Machado of Portugal set a record in winning the women’s division.

The Elby’s Classic is the 20-kilometer championship for USA Track & Field.

Yawa edged Rolando Vera of Equador by a couple of steps to with a winning time of 1 hour, 59 seconds.

Machado finished in 1:10:53, 16 seconds faster than the record set in 1992 by Olga Appel.

Appel, the three-time defending Elby’s champion, dropped out of Saturday’s race. Monique Ecker of Dallas finished second, about a minute behind Machado.


TOKYO (AP) - Magic Johnson scored 25 points Saturday as his all-star team beat Japan’s national team 125-91 in the third of a four-game series.

Johnson’s squad beat the Japanese 103-87 in the opener and 103-78 in the second game.

Mark Aguirre scored 23 points in the game played before a crowd of 13,000.


TOKYO (AP) - Bobby Rose homered off another former American Leaguer, Dwayne Henry, Saturday, but it was the only run for the Yokohama Bay Stars who were beaten by the Chunichi Dragons 8-1. The defeat ended a six-game winning streak.

Kevin Reimer hit a three-run homer at Tokyo Dome to help the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks come from behind to beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 9-6.


BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Belfast-based WBA welterweight champion Crisanto Espana will move up to the junior middleweight division after his title defense against Ghanaian Ike Quartey in Paris next weekend.

Espana, unbeaten in 30 fights as a pro, hopes to debut at the new weight against Terry Norris in Las Vegas in September, said his manager, Barney Eastwood.

″This is not a weight problem for Espana,″ Eastwood said. ″His target is to be world champion at two different divisions.″


HAYAKITACHO, Japan (AP) - Katsuyoshi Tomori opened a three-shot lead in the Mitsubishi Galant on Saturday when he fired a 6-under-par 66 in the second round for a 135 total.

Tomori started the round one shot off the pace.

The $962,000 tournament was shortened to 54 holes after Friday’s second round was washed out.

Taiwan’s Cheng Tze-ming was alone in second place after a 70 on Saturday.


HANNO, Japan (AP) - Michiko Hattori shot a 3-under-par 69 on Saturday and moved into the lead after two rounds of the Toto Motors Women’s Tournament with a 139 total.

Hattori won the U.S. Women’s Amateur championship in 1985.

Fuki Kido fired the day’s best score, a 66, and was two shots back, ties with Akemi Yamaoka and Aiko Hashimoto at 141. Yamaoka turned in a 68 and Hashimoto a 70.


NEW YORK (AP) - Anne Marie Letko, the 1991 World University Games 10,000- meter champion, has entered the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) Advil Mini Marathon June 4 in Central Park.

Letko, also the fifth-place finisher in the 10,000 at the 1992 World Cup and eighth at the 1993 World Championships, has won a 10K race in Bermuda and finished first in the Jacksonville River Run 15K this year.

More than 5,000 runners are expected to join Letko and 1993 New York City Marathon winner Uta Pippig of Germany, who was entered previously, in the Mini Marathon.


WEMBLEY, England (AP) - The newest member of the English Football League, Wycombe, beat one of the founding members, Preston, 4-2 Saturday in the Division Three playoff final.

Winger David Carroll scored two second-half goals as Wycombe gained promotion to Division Two after just one season in the league.


ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Eighty-eight vehicles passed a technical inspection Saturday to qualify for the Acropolis Rally, one of the world championship’s toughest contests.

The competition begins Sunday morning at the foot of the ancient Acropolis in Athens and will cover 869 miles through central Greece before finishing in Athens on Wednesday.

The rally is the fifth in the 14-event 1994 World Rally Championship.

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