TOKYO (AP) _ Former major-leaguer Ron Davis gave up just one hit over the last three innings and was the winning pitcher as the Yakult Swallows edged the Hanshin Tigers 4-3 in Japanese baseball Thursday. It was the veteran reliever’s first victory against one defeat this season.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Juan Antonio Samaranch, having overcome a health problem, is expected to run for a new four-year term as president of the International Olympic Committee later this year, an IOC official said Thursday.
Samaranch, 68, is the only candidate so far for an Aug. 29-Sept. 1 meeting in Puerto Rico where the 95-member committee will elect a new chief.
Samaranch was hospitalized one week in April and May in his native Barcelona for treatment of a bleeding colon ulcer.
The IOC official, who asked to remain anonymous, said about the Spaniard’s health: ″Basically, there are no worries. He is traveling and working again.″
Samaranch became IOC president in 1980.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Ronan Rafferty of Northern Ireland continues to top the PGA European Tour money-winning list, according to figures released Thursday.
Through last weekend’s Wang Four-Stars national pro-celebrity event at Rickmansworth, England, Rafferty had $193,538 to lead Spain’s Seve Ballesteros by $16,189.
U.S. Masters champion Nick Faldo was third with $167,912, followed by Jose Maria Olzabal of Spain with $158,846 and Mark James of England with $148,820.
The top American on the list was Mike Smith, with $42,002, good for 38th place.