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October 18, 1988

TOKYO (AP) _ Former minor leaguer Ralph Bryant hit a pair of home runs to lead the Kintetsu Buffaloes to a 12-2 Japanese baseball victory over the Lotte Orions Tuesday. The homers were his 32nd and 33rd of the season.


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An $800,000 auto race will be run at the Calder Park Thunderdome circuit in December, promoter Bob Jane announced Tuesday.

The second Australia vs. the United States NASCAR fixture at the high- banked Thunderdome Super Speedway will take place Dec. 18. First place in the Christmas 500 event will be worth $64,000.

Headlining the eevent is American NASCAR superstar Bill Elliott. He will be joined by defending champion Neil Bonnett, who won the race inaugural NASCAR series in Melbourne last February.

Other U.S. drivers entered include former Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford, Dave Marcis, Kyle Petty, Rodney Coombs and Michael Waltrip.


BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - One of English soccer’s most influential figures, Football League president Philip Carter, was voted out of office Tuesday over his involvement in the negotiation of TV rights.

In an unprecedented move, a special meeting of club chairmen voted 33 1/2 -28 1/2 to remove the Everton representative from the League Management Committee.

Their action came after Carter, as chairman of one of the league’s leading teams, had been involved in private negotiations with Independent Television without consulting the majority of the chairmen.

David Dein, vice-chairman of another English soccer powerhouse, Arsenal, also was voted off the committee having been involved in the same negotiations which eventually led to a deal affecting the entire league.

Tuesday’s meeting was staged at Villa Park, home of Aston Villa, and the club chairmen made their decision after debating the two men’s roles in the controversial TV negotiations.

It is the first time in the Football League’s history that a president has been voted out of office.

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