TOKYO (AP) _ Jack Howell hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and led the Yakult Swallows to a 14-7 victory over the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on Tuesday.
Howell has eight homers this season.
In the Fukuoka Dome, Glenn Braggs drove in three runs with a double and two singles as the Yokohama Baystars beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-2.
PARIS (AP) - Three-time champion Greg LeMond’s GAN squad was not among the 14 automatic qualifiers announced by Tour de France organizers on Tuesday.
LeMond won the prestigious cycling race in 1986, 1989 and 1990 before winding up seventh in 1991 and dropping out last year.
The American cyclist has been spending the season in Europe, but did poorly in the races he entered.
Miguel Indurain of Spain has won the Tour the last two years. His Banesto team is second in the international pro cycling rankings, which determine the automatic entries for the race which begins July 3.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Former Seton Hall player Andrew Gaze scored 16 points Tuesday night as Australia defeated Russia 93-87 in the second game of their six-game series.
Former Arizona player Tony Ronaldson scored 15, and former Stanford forward Andrew Vlahov had 14.
Sergei Grezin led Russia with a game-high 17 points.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Joakim Haeggman’s two-stroke victory in the Spanish Open moved the Swede up 14 places to fourth on the PGA European Tour money list.
Haeggman’s earnings after his first tour victory are $230,109. England’s Mark James leads with $266,863.
Nick Faldo, second in Madrid, moved up from seventh to second with $237,000.
The leading American is Jay Townsend, who is 35th with $67,090.
SHANGHAI, China (AP) - The East Asian Games ended Tuesday with Chinese athletes grabbing most of the gold medals.
For the third straight day, Chinese athletes captured both diving golds - Lu Haisong in the women’s 3-meter springboard and Yu Zhuocheng in the men’s 3-meter springboard.
South Korea won the gold in soccer.
China’s domination of the 10-day games was a foregone conclusion. The other participants were Macoa, Hong Kong, Taipei, Mongolia and Guam, as well as North and South Korea and Japan.
China’s hoped by hosting the games it would boost its chances of getting the Summer Olympics in 2000