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February 1, 1989

NEW YORK (AP) _ Outfielders Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins and Mike Greenwell of the Boston Red Sox and pitcher Danny Jackson of the Cincinnati Reds were added to the roster of major leaguers who will play in a charity all-star softball game Sunday in Haines City, Fla.

The game, sponsored by Pizza Hut, will benefit theTI (AP) - Marge Schott, president and majority owner of the Cincinnati Reds, has been invited by President George Bush to join him at a White House luncheon this Friday, the Reds announced.

The Reds said Wednesday that Schott, a Cincinnati auto dealer who bought the majority share of the ballclub in December 1984, will be among business leaders from around the nation who will have lunch with the president.


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Fusako Nagata of Japan will lead a field of 72 foreign golfers from 13 countries in the $50,000 Indonesian Ladies Open Golf Championships next week, an organizing committee official said Wednesday.

Sjachrul Aziz Taufik said Nagata, the 1987 champion and 1988 runner-up, would be among 29 Japanese entering the Feb. 9-11 tournament at the Rawamangun Golf Course.

Last year’s Malaysian Open champion, Beverly New, will be among Britain’s five entries, he said, but 1988 Indonesian Open champion Elizabeth Wilson of Australia has not entered the tournament.

The United States is sending 16 golfers. Other entries are expected from Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Spain, Peru, Switzerland and Sri Lanka. Host Indonesia will enter only eight amateur golfers.

The tournament is the second leg of the women’s Asian golf circuit.


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Midfielder Branko Segota of San Diego was named to his seventh Major Indoor Soccer League All-Star team on Wednesday. The team will play the Dallas Sidekicks on Feb. 22 at Reunion Arena in Dallas.

Also on the team were midfielders Chico Borja of Wichita, Michael Collins of Los Angeles, Preki of Tacoma, Brian Quinn of San Diego and Branko Segota of San Diego; forwards Godfrey Ingram of Tacoma, Dale Mitchell of Kansas City, Erik Rasmussen of Wichita and Carl Valentine of Baltimore; defenders Fernando Clavijo of Los Angeles, Kevin Crow of San Diego, Kim Roentved of Kansas City, Bruce Savage of Baltimore and Tim Wittman of Baltimore, and goalkeepers Victor Nogueira and Zoltan Toth of San Diego.


MIAMI (AP) - Del Ballard Jr. of Richardson, Texas, who won consecutive Professional Bowlers Association titles in January, was the bowler of the month by the Bowling Writers Association of America.

Ballard, a four-time PBA champion, was a unanimous choice in the balloting after capturing the Showboat Inviational in Las Vegas Jan. 21 and the Quaker State Open in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Parker Bohn of Freehold, N.J., a left-hander with one win to balloting. Schlegel won his fifth career crown Jan. 7 in Pinole, Calif.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Pole vaulters Billy Olson, Joe Dial, Earl Bell and Kory Tarpenning, all of whom have cleared 19 feet, have entered the Meadowlands Invitational Feb. 10, meet officials announced Wednesday.

Olson is the American indoor record-holder at 19 feet, 5 1/2 inches. Dial is the American outdoor record-holder at 19-6 1/2 . Bell is the meet’s two- time defending champion, and Tarpenning is the top-ranked vaulter in the United States.

Olson, Bell and Tarpenning represented the U.S. in the 1988 Olympics.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts announced the hiring Wednesday of assistant coaches Milt Jackson for receivers and Bill Muir for the defensive line.

Jackson, a nine-year NFL veteran, has spent the last three years with Houston. He also has been receivers coach for San Francisco and Buffalo, and running back coach with Philadelphia. He played with the 49ers.

Muir has 11 years of NFL experience, including the last four with Detroit. He was associated with Colts coach Ron Meyer at New England from 1982-84 and at Southern Methodist in 1976-77.

He was a scout with Tampa Bay in 1978 and served as the Bucs director of pro personnel from 1979-81.

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