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July 22, 1990

WARSAW, Poland (AP) _ Wojciech Kowalski lost only three games Sunday in clinching Poland’s victory over Norway in the finals of Davis Cup European Zone Group Two.

Kowalski defeated Christian Ruud 6-3, 6-0, 6-0 to put Poland ahead three matches to one. His teammate Tomasz Iwanski beat Bent Pedersen 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 8-6 in the final singles match.

On Saturday, Norway celebrated its only victory when Pedersen and Anders Rolfsen overpowered Kowalski and Polish veteran Wojtek Fibak 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 4-6 in the doubles match.

Fibak, 37, led Poland to its third victory this season as team’s captain.

In the opening singles matches on Friday, Kowalski defeated Pedersen 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 and Iwanski beat Christian Ruud 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.


TOKYO (AP) - Larry Parrish hit his league-leading 25th home run as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Hiroshima Toyo Carp 9-8.

Guy Hoffman yielded four hits over seven innings to lead the Orix Braves to an 11-1 victory over the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks. Hoffman, formerly with the Texas Rangers, is 6-5 this season.

Tatsunori Hara hit his 13th home run as the Yomiuri Giants opened up a 9 1/ 2 -game lead over the Yokohama Taiyo Whales with a 5-1 victory.

At Nagoya, Kazuyoshi Tatsunami singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Chunichi Dragons a 3-2 victory over the Yakult Swallows.

In the Pacific League, Koji Akiyama tied the game with a home run in the eighth inning as the Seibu Lions and Nippon Ham Fighters finished tied, 1-1 in 12 innings.

At Kawasaki, a two-run, ninth-inning home run by pinch hitter Takahisa Suzuki gave the defending champion Kintetsu Buffaloes a 6-5 victory over the Lotte Orions.

Japan’s two-game all-star series will be played in Yokohama and Heiwadai Tuesday and Wednesday.


SUZUKA, Japan (AP) - Pole-sitter Anders Olofsson of Sweden and Japan’s Masahiro Hasemi Sunday drove their Nissan R90CP to victory in the 500-mile All-Japan Sports Prototype Car Race.

The Olofsson-Hasemi team sped 179 laps around the 2.7-mile Fuji International Speedway at the foot of Mt. Fuji in four hours, 21 minutes, 14.312 seconds - an average speed of 113.937 mph.

George Fouche of Zimbabwe and Steven Andskar of Sweden, driving a Nisseki Trust Porsche, came in second, covering 177 laps in 4:21:57.729.

Of the fifteen cars which started the race, nine finished.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Pan Bin of China defeated Bertrand Madsen of Haiti 6-4, 6-2 to take the singles title of the Malaysian International Satellite Circuit Sunday.

Pan had defeated favorite Andrew Castle of Britain in the second round of the tournament in Johore Bahru, Malaysia.

Saturday, Pan and partner Liu Shu Hua reached the men’s doubles final before losing to Castle and James Turner of Britain 3-6, 4-6.


TOKYO (AP) - Uvaldo Acosta scored 10 points as the United States beat Japan 10-15, 15-11, 15-3, 15-8 Sunday in the last match of their men’s volleyball series.

The U.S. finished the series with a 1-2 record.


FALSTERBO, Sweden (AP) - Hugh Graham of Canada turned in a fast, faultless jumpoff aboard Pedro to win Sunday’s main show jumping class in the Falsterbo International Horse Show.

Graham, who also had a faultless ride in the initial round, clocked 49.45 seconds to easily beat 1982 winner Achas von Buchwaldt of West Germany on Alexa.

It was the second Canadian victory in the show. Mario des Lauriers also won Saturday.

Geraldo Tazzer of Mexico, riding Brewster, was third on a course that had obstacles up to five feet high.

The show was the final warmup for the World Equestrian Games starting Tuesday in Stockholm.

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