TOKYO (AP) _ Phil Bradley hit a three-run homer as the Central League’s defending champion Yomiuri Giants beat the Hiroshima Toyo Carp 6-3 Friday night.
The homer was the third of the season for Bradley, Japan’s highest paid American at $1.54 million.
Rod Allen, another former major leaguer, hit a two-run homer for the Carp.
TOKYO (AP) - Teruo Sugihara fired a 7-under-par 64 Friday to move into a tie for the lead with Ryoken Kawagishi after the second round of the Pocari Sweat Open. With 36-hole scores of 133, the co-leaders are two strokes ahead of their nearest rivals, Kiyoshi Murota, Yoshinori Kaneko and Tadami Ueno of Japan and Australian Brian Jones.
Kaneko and Ueno each shot 66. Jones had a 67 and Kaneko 68.
TOKYO (AP) - Tu Ai-yu of Taiwan shot a 2-under-par 70 Friday and took a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Yamaha Cup women’s tournament.
Tu, who has won 51 tournaments since joining the Japan LPGA Tour in 1981, started four shots off the lead. The round left her at 143.
Junko Yasui shot a 71 and shared second place at 144 with Hiromi Takamura and Miyuki Shimabukuro.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Eddy Younan knocked out Scott Baker in the fourth round to win the vacant Australian featherweight title Friday night in only his third professional fight.
Younan equaled the Australian record for the least fights before winning a national title. Three-time world champion Jeff Fenech won the Australian junior-bantamweight title in his third professional fight.
Both Younan and Fenech are trained by Sydney trainer Johnny Lewis.
The Younan-Baker bout had been scheduled for 12 rounds.
NEW YORK (AP) - Madison Square Garden will be the site of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League’s all-star game May 4. It will be the first time the arena has been the setting for professional lacrosse.
HEMSEDAL, Norway (AP) - Italian skiers Massimo Zucchelli and Sabrina Panzanini won giant slalom races Friday at the World Junior Alpine Championships.
Zucchelli had a combined time of 2 minutes 04.64 seconds for two runs in the men’s event, beating Gerhard Greber of Austria by 0.07 second and Franck Carmagnolle of France by a tenth of a second.
Panzanini won the women’s event with a combined time of 2:09.95.
The top American finishers were Paul Casey Puckett, in seventh at 2:04.99, and Katherine Davenport in 15th place with a total time of 2:12.39.