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December 28, 1986

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) _ Sokol of Kiev edged Davos 9-7 in the Spengler Cup Hockey Tournament Saturday night. Igor Kulikov scored three goals for the favored Soviets, who built a 5-0 lead.

Jean-Francois Sauve, a Canadian playing for the Swiss team, scored twice in the second period and once in the third stanza as a Swiss rally fell short.

In another match, Kosice of Czechoslovakia downed Duesseldorf of West Germany 10-4.

The Soviets lead the round-robin standings with a 2-0 record for four points. Team Canada, which was idle, and the Czechs have 1-0 records and two points each.


ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Ramesh Krishan of India is the top seed for the $75,000 South Australian Open Tennis Tournament, which begins Monday on the Memorial Drive grass courts.

Krishnan, ranked 34th in the world, meets Australian Mark Kratzmann in his opening match in the 32-player Grand Prix event.

Amos Mansdorf of Israel is the second seed ahead of Austrian Thomas Muster and Matt Anger of the United States.

South African Eddie Edwards, Australians Brod Dyke and Wally Masur and Nduka Odizor of Nigeria round out the seedings for the event, first in a series of lead-up tournaments to the Australian Open, which runs from Jan. 12-25 at Kooyong.

Mansdorf faces former titleholder Peter Doohan of Australia in his tournament opener, while Edwards meets John Fitzgerald, a member of the Australian team that defeated Sweden in the Davis Cup final at Kooyong Sunday.


BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia and American Pam Shriver head the entries for the $100,000 women’s Jason Tennis Tournament, which begins Monday at the Milton grass courts.

The top-seeded Mandlikova and countrywoman Helena Sukova, ranked No. 3 for this tournament, are seeded to play each other in the semifinals. Shriver, seeded No. 2 and fourth-seeded Wendy Turnbull of Australia are the top seeds in the other half of the 56-draw event.

The tourney leads up to the Australian Open, to be held at Kooyong Jan. 12-25.

Mandlikova, ranked fourth in the world, has a first-round bye, as do all the top seeds.

Mandlikova, who announced Saturday that she had sought Australian citizenship, appears assured of an easy ride to the quarterfinals.

She will meet either a qualifier or Marie Christine Caleja of France in her second-round match, while Shriver will face either Anne Hobbs of Britain or a qualifier.

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