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April 24, 1988

TOKYO (AP) _ Carlos Ponce, who belonged to the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization, drove in two runs with his second homer of the Japanese baseball season and a grounder, leading the Yokohama Taiyo Whales to a 4-2 victory over the Yomiuri Giants Sunday.


MADRID, Spain (AP) - Juan Antonio Garcia of Spain won the Madrid marathon Sunday, outlasting a field of more than 3,000 runners.

He covered the 26.2 miles in two hours, 14 minutes and 32 seconds, setting a Madrid marathon record. The previous mark of 2:17:04 was set by countryman Ramiro Matamoros in 1986.

Czaslana Nentlewicz of Poland won the women’s marathon in 2:37:19, and set a record. The previous record of 2:41:46 was set last year by Spain’s Mercedes Calleja.

Among the men, Enrique Cortina of Spain was second in 2:18:08, followed by Dubiel Wielsan of Poland in 2:18:14.

Joaquina Casa of Spain was second in the women’s marathon with 2:48:20, followed by Wanda Sosinka of Britain in 2:52:16.

A total of 3,417 runners, including 80 women, started the race, the 11th Madrid marathon. The event was run through the streets of the Spanish capital and watched by thousands of people.


SINGAPORE (AP) - Monique Javer of Britain won the singles title, while Natalia Byokova and Natalia Mededeva of the Soviet Union won the doubles competition Sunday in the $50,000 Singapore Open women’s tennis tournament.

Javer, a British citizen living in the United States who is ranked 162th in the world, defeated Leila Meskhi of the Soviet Union 7-6, 6-3 in the final Sunday at Kallang Center.

She earned $8,000. Meskhi, ranked 40th, collected $4,000.

In the doubles competition, Byokova and Mededeva defeated compatriots Meskhi and Svetlana Parkhomenko 7-6, 6-3.


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Dan Goldie of the United States beat Andrew Castle of Britain 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0 Sunday to win the KAL Cup Korea Open tennis championship.

Castle saved two match points at 5-6 in the second set with a forcing serve and then an ace. He then battled back from 3-5 in the tie-breaker with four consecutive points, winning the set on a forehand passing shot down the line.

But Goldie, the fifth seed, blanked him in the deciding set, collecting $18,680 for his win. Castle, unseeded, received $5,600.

In the doubles final, Castle and Roberto Saad of Argentina overcame final set tie-breaker deficits of 0-5 and 1-6, saving six match points in all, as they beat Americans Jim Grabb and Gary Donnelly 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8).


MURATAMACHI, Japan (AP) - Geoff Lees of Britain, driving a March 88 Honda from the pole position, Sunday won the second race in the six-race Grand Champion Series for his second triumph of the series.

Lees sped 50 laps around the 2.29-mile Sugo racing course in one hour, five minutes, 31.97 seconds for an average speed of 105.130 mph.

Kunimitsu Takahashi of Japan drove his Lola T88 to a second-place finish in 1:05:47.30, followed by compatriot Keiji Matsumoto in a Lola T87, who finished with a time of 1:05:48.63.

A total of 19 racers started Sunday’s competition, of whom 17 finished the race.

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