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May 8, 1988

TOKYO (AP) _ Dick Davis, formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays, hit a three-run home run, his third of the Japanese baseball season, as the Kintetsu Buffaloes a posted a 7-1 victory over the Hankyu Braves Sunday.

Former minor leagure Tyle Van Burkleo had a solo homer, his fifth of the season, as the Seibu Lions beat the Lotte Orions 10-4.


TOKYO (AP) - Japan’s Aguri Suzuki, driving a March-87B-Yamaha, took the checkered flag Sunday in the International Formula 3,000 auto race. It was his second straight victory of the series.

Suzuki sped 72 laps around the 1.746-mile Nishi Nihon Circuit in one hour, 16 minutes, 5.875 seconds. He clocked an average speed of 99.082 mph.

The victory in the third leg of the eight-race series was worth $32,000.

Emanuele Pirro of Italy, driving a March-88B-Honda, was second in 1:16:22.883, followed by Kazuyoshi Hoshino of Japan, in a Lola-T-88-50 Honda, in 1:16:23.186.

Fourth place went to Geoff Lees of Britain in a March-88B-Honda in 1:16:41.847, while Kenneth Acheson of Britain finished ninth in 1:16:20.403, covering 71 laps in a March-87B-Honda.

A total of 17 cars started and 13 finished the race.


INAGI, Japan (AP) - Japan’s Kayoko Ikoma shot a final-round 76 Sunday and won the $360,000 Konica Cup world ladies golf tournament by one stroke over American Deborah McHaffie with a 4-over-par 292.

McHaffie had an 81 Sunday for 293 on the 6,339-yard, par-72 Yomiuri Country Club.

Ikoma earned $64,000 for her first victory of the season and McHaffie, of Las Vegas, Nev., collected $28,800.

Japan’s Shihomi Suzuki shot a 77 Sunday for a 294 total and was alone in third place. Defending champion Ayako Okamoto also shot a 77 and finished fourth at 295.

Laura Davies of Britain, the 1987 U.S. Women’s Open champion, turned in a 74 for 296 and shared fifth place with Taiwan’s Tsai Li-hsiang and Japanese Erika Nakajima, Aiko Takasu and Fukumi Tani. American Jane Geddes had a 297.


ITO, Japan (AP) - Ikuo Shirahama fired an eagle on the 16th hole Sunday en route to the day’s best score of 68 and a two-shot victory in the Fuji-Sankei Classic golf tournament.

Shirahama, starting in 9th place Sunday, finished with a 4-under-par 280 over the 6,694-yard, par-71 Kawana hotel’s Fuji course.

The victory, the first in the 29-year-old Shirahama’s 10-year career, was worth $86,400 out of a total purse of $480,000.

Second-round leader Nobumitsu Yuhara had a 75 Sunday and a 282 total to take second place.

Third place was shared by Taijiro Tanaka, Naomichi Ozaki and Toru Nakamura at 283.

American David Ishii was tied for sixth with 284 and Larry Nelson of the United States tied for 12th at 286.

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