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May 25, 1986

TOKYO (AP) _ Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and led the Hanshin Tigers to a 7-4 Japanese League baseball victory over the Yokohama Taiyo Whales Sunday.

Dick Davis, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, slugged a two-run home run, his 13th homer of the season, as the Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Nankai Hawks 4-2.

The Nippon Ham Fighters edged the Seibu Lions 5-4. The Fighters scored four runs in the eighth inning on three home runs, including Pat Putnam’s two-run homer. Putnam now has five home runs this season


SUZUKA, Japan (AP) - Driving a March 86J Honda, Satoru Nakajima of Japan Sunday won the second race of the All-Japan F-2 auto race series, ahead of compatriot Kazuyoshi Hoshino.

Nakajima, who started from the pole position and led from the beginning, sped the 30 laps around the 3.7-mile Suzuka International Racing Course in 59 minutes, 27.691 seconds, an average speed of 110.988 mph.

Nakajima earned $29,400 for his 19th career victory.

Driving a March 86J Honda, Hoshino came in second in 59:30.711, followed by Geoff Lees of Britain in 1 hour and 8.170 seconds.

A total of 14 cars started and 14 completed the race.


TOKYO (AP) - Gerard Mercadier of France won a 81.8-mile men’s cycling road race by 4.60 seconds while Chantal Gorostegui of France took the women’s 37.2- mile race in an international cycle road race Sunday.

Mercadier, his fellow Philippe Chaumontep and Japan’s Hiroshi Daimon were in a dead heat until the final stage then two Frenchmen pulled ahead during the last 300 meters.

Mercadier was timed in 2 hours, 58 minutes and 10.60 seconds, followed by Chaumontep in 2:58:15.20. Daimon was third in 2:58:16.35.

In the women’s race, Gorostegui was clocked in 1:32:25.91, followed by De Bruin Petra of the Netherlands in 1:32:26.06. Marie-Claude Audet of Canada finished third in 1:32:26.10.

Ruth Matthes of the United States was fourth in 1:32:26.31.


NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Spitz, an Olympic swimming gold medalist, will be honored by the Maccabi World Union at a reception at the Regency Hotel Tuesday night, June 10.

Spitz won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He also competed in the Maccabiah Games, held every four years in Israel, in 1965 and 1969. He won a total of eight gold medals at the Maccabiah Games.

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