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Sport Shorts

July 26, 1987

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) _ Hiromichi Ishige of the Seibu Lions hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run in the seventh inning, leading the Pacific League team to an 8-3 victory over the Central League in the second game of a three-game Japanese All-Star series Sunday.

It was the Pacific League’s second victory in the series. The third and final game is scheduled Tuesday.

The Central League All-Stars took a 2-0 lead on a two-run homer by the Hanshin Tigers’ Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, in the first inning.

In the fourth, the Kintetsu Buffaloes’ Richard Davis, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, drove in the first run for the Pacific League All-Stars with a grounder to shortstop.

Ishige was named the second game’s most valuable player.


SUZUKA, Japan (AP) - Martin Wimmer of West Germany and Kevin Magee of Australia won the Suzuka eight-hour motorcycle endurance race Sunday, while pole position starters Wayne Gardner of Australia and Dominique Sarron of France did not finish.

Riding a Yamaha YZF750, Wimmer and Magee covered 200 laps over the 3.67- mile Suzuka International Racing Course in 8 hours, 1 minute, 30.045 seconds.

More than 143,000 spectators saw Garry Goodferow of New Zealand and Japan’s Katsuro Takayoshi, riding a Suzuki GSX-R705, come in second. They also covered 200 laps but were 1 minute, 20.076 seconds behind the winners.

The American pair of John Kocinski and Cal Rayborn, on a Yamaha YZF750, finished third, covering 198 laps.

Gardner and Sarron were gunning for their third straight victory at Suzuka, but Sarron fell twice after the pair had covered 141 laps, officials said.

The two riders on each of the 61 teams took turns during the race, the fifth leg of the World Endurance Championship.


TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Eight teams will compete here in the seven-day Far East Little League Baseball Tournament beginning Monday, organizers reported Sunday.

The Taiwan Amateur Baseball Association said teams come from Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Samoa and Taiwan.

The winner of the tournament will represent the Far East in the 41st World Series at Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 17-22.

Taiwan won the Little League World Series last year, and has won 11 world titles since it first entered the World Series in 1969. Japan has won the world title three times, and South Korea twice.


SENDAI, Japan (AP) - Kazuyoshi Hoshino of Japan, driving a Lora T87 Honda, won the Sugo F3000 auto race Sunday, beating Britain’s Geoff Lees by 36 seconds.

Hoshino needed 52 minutes, 13.41 seconds to cover 41 laps over the 2.29- mile Sugo International Racing course.

Driving a Lora T87 Honda, Lees started from the pole position but finished second in 52:49.50.

Keiji Matsumoto, in a Lora T87 DFV, came in third in 53:17.31.

A total of 19 cars started and 13 finished the race.


TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - The defending champion United States beat the Philippines 80-62 Sunday in a final round match of the 11th William Jones Cup men’s basketball tournament.

The Americans, represented by Vanderbilt University, trailed the Philippines 38-33 at halftime.

Top American scorers were Will Perdue with 28 points and Barry Booker with 11 points.

In other matches Sunday, Japan defeated Malaysia 55-47 and West Germany beat Australia 86-74.

The United States lead the standings at 4-0, followed by West Germany at 3-0 and Taiwan’s Blue team with 2-1. Australia, Japan and South Korea are all 1-2, Malaysia 1-4, and the Philippines 0-3.

Jordan, Thailand and Taiwan’s White team were ousted in the preliminary round and will compete for minor placing in the final round, which ends Friday.


CHICHIBU, Japan (AP) - Nayoko Yoshikawa, who led throughout, won the Stanley women’s pro golf tournament by two strokes Sunday, scoring her second victory of this month and third this season.

Yoshikawa, 38, had a final round of 73 and a 208 total, 8-under par over the 6,198-yard, par-72 Kosaido Saitama Golf Club.

Yoshikawa’s 22nd triumph of her career was worth $27,700, raising her total earnings this season to $197,300, second best on the JLPGA money-winning list.

Two shots behind was Fukumi Tani, who shot a 70 Sunday and earned $13,300 for second place.

Yukiko Toriyama was alone in third place at 212. She also fired a 70.