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June 19, 1990

NEW YORK (AP) _ Steve Lewis, Butch Reynolds and Danny Everett, the 1-2-3 finishers in the 400-meter dash at the 1988 Olympics, will face each other again July 29 at the New York Games.

In making the announcement Tuesday, executive director Fred Lebow said that Lewis and Everett had entered, joining the previously announced Reynolds.

All three Olympic medalists have run under 44 seconds for the 400, led by Reynolds’ world-record clocking of 43.29 at Zurich, Switzerland, on Aug. 17, 1988.

Lewis, who has a best of 43.87, beat Everett at last year’s New York Games, 44.47 to 44.58. Everett has a lifetime best of 43.98. Reynolds ran a relay at the inaugural New York Games in 1989.


BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - An Indy-car race - the first ever outside of North America - will be held at Surfer’s Paradise in Queensland on March 17.

Queensland state treasurer Keith De Lacy said the 195-mile Gold Coast Grand Prix will be run on the 2.8-mile road course in the Gold Coast resort town.

The race, which will launch CART’s 1991 schedule, will receive financial backing from the state.


TOKYO (AP) - Joey Meyer, a former major leaguer, doubled home a run in the ninth inning to lead the Yokohama Taiyo Whales to a 3-1 victory over the Central League’s front-running Yomiuri Giants in Japanese baseball Tuesday.

In the Pacific League, the Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Seibu Lions 5-4 with the help of Matt Winters’ 14th home run of the season.


VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Australian Rodger Davis has edged into the lead on the PGA European Tour money-winning list after his sudden-death victory in the Wang Four-Stars tournament on Sunday.

Figures Tuesday showed Davis with $274,351, just ahead of Ian Woosnam, who has won $262,812. The $62,050 Davis won in the Four-Stars moved him from fifth to first in total purses.

The top U.S. golfer on the list is Bill Malley, who is 37th on the list with $67,854.


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Dmitry Yoanov of the Soviet Union won the Tour of Sweden Tuesday - the first amateur to capture the road cycling race.

Gerhard Kemper of the Netherlands won the 177-kilometer final stage of the seven-day race in four hours, 11 minutes and 34 seconds.

Yoanov overtook Frank Maassen of the Netherlands in the overall standings Sunday.

The victory was the third for the Russian this year. Earlier he won the Tour of Normandie and Tour de Sartres.

U.S. assistant national coach Jarek Bek said he was surprised the professionals did not try to overtake the Soviet rider.

″They did nothing. It was a pretty lazy ride.″ Bek said.


ALGHERO, Sardinia (AP) - Eight English soccer fans were sentenced to four months in jail Tuesday for fighting and causing damage, but the judge suspended the sentences on condition that they immediately leave Italy.

The fans, on Sardinia for the World Cup, were taken to the airport and put on a plane for England.


BENEVENTO, Italy (AP) - Sixty-six more Romanian soccer fans in Italy for the World Cup applied for political asylum Tuesday, bringing the total to more than 100 since violence erupted in their homeland last week.

The fans are part of a group of 1,000 Romanians staying in Telese, a village near the team’s training camp. The Romanians team has qualified for the second round.

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