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July 9, 1993

TOKYO (AP) _ Matt Winters and Rick Schu homered in the Tokyo Dome as the Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Kintetsu Buffaloes 10-2 on Friday.

Winters has 20 home runs this season, and Schu has 14.


HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - Toshiaki Odate rolled in a 17-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a second round 66 Friday and took a four-shot lead in the Yonex Open Hiroshima with a 133.

Odate started the round tied for the lead with Kohichi Suzuki and Motomasa Aokim, both of whom fell back. Suzuki shot a 73 for 140 and Aoki a 74 for 141.

Masayuki Kawamura and Misao Yamamoto were Odate’s closest rivals at 137 after both shot 69s Friday.

David Ishii of the United States was at 139 and Brian Watts was another stroke back.


HIROSHIMACHO, Japan (AP) - Mayumi Hirase and Akane Ohshiro shot 2-under-par 70s on Friday to tie for the first-round lead in the Toyo Suisan Ladies Hokkaido tournament.

South Korea’s Lee Young-me was one shot off the lead.


SINGAPORE (AP) - Four athletes were barred from the Southeast Asian Games last month after failing the gender tests required of female entrants, an official of the Singapore Sports Council Medical Center said Friday.

Dr. Teh Kong Chuan declined to give the names or even the countries of those kept from competing.

About 600 tests were given to women who had not previously been tested at international meets. Scrapings from the inner lining of the cheek are tested for male Y chromosomes.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Undefeated Germany came from behind twice to edge the Netherlands 3-2 Friday night, keeping the world champion Dutch out of the final of the Champions Trophy field hockey tournament.

The Olympic champion Germans, seeking their sixth Champions Trophy, will play Australia in Sunday’s championship game.

Australia beat Malaysia 4-2 on Friday.

--- TOKYO (AP) - Ysaias Zamudio held his first sparring session in Japan on Friday as he tuned up for his WBC flyweight title fight against champion Yuri Arbachakov.

Zamudio meets Arbachakov, a Russian based in Japan, in a 12-round match July 16 in Kobe.

Zamudio, of Blythe, Calif., sparred four rounds with Miguel Granados of Mexico, who also spars with Arbachakov.


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Defensive end Kevin Henry of Mississippi State became the third of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 10 draft choices to sign with the NFL club.

Henry, picked in the fourth round, signed for two years and an option.


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - The attorney general ordered the Swedish state Friday to pay damages to 12 British soccer fans arrested in a crowd of suspected soccer hooligans.

During the World Cup qualification match in Stockholm in September, 1989, the police officer in charge decided that a group of Englishmen was dangerous to other spectators.

He ordered 101 fans arrested in a pre-emptive sweep, although mass arrests are not provided for in the Swedish criminal code.

A court found the police officer negligent last year.

The attorney general ordered the state to pay $4,400 to 12 English fans who had complained about their arrests.


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police arrested a printing company worker and accused him of stealing season tickets for the Pittsburgh Steelers from his employer.

Nicholas Dano Jr., 22, was charged Thursday with theft.

Interform Corp., where Dano worked, prints season tickets for the Steelers.

Dano’s father, Nicholas Sr., said his son took a couple of stacks of defective tickets as souvenirs and did not try to sell them.

The team announced Thursday that a small number of partially printed strips of 1993 season tickets were circulating in the Pittsburgh area.


TORONTO (AP) - The owners of Orangeville Raceway, which suspended operation earlier this week, are planning to close the facility and build a new track near Brampton, Ontario.

The Ontario Racing Commission has scheduled hearings to consider moving Orangeville’s racing dates to a new $12-million harness racing plant. If the commission, the Orangeville owners plan to build Canada’s first one-mile harness track.

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