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April 2, 1994

LONDON (AP) _ Alan Shearer scored both goals as Blackburn beat Manchester United 2-0 in the showdown between the top two teams in the English Premier League on Saturday.

The loss cut Manchester United’s lead over Blackburn to three points, 76-73. On Jan. 22, United’s lead over Blackburn was 16 points.


MIKI, Japan (AP) - American Brian Watts fired a 3-under-par 69 Saturday and regained a two-shot after three rounds of the Munsingwear Cup with a 207 total.

Watts, who led after the first round, started the third round one shot off the pace.

Australian Roger Mackay was in second place after a 69.

Second-round leader Tsuyoshi Yoneyama carded a 73 and was tied in third at 210 with Hisao Inoue and Tsukasa Watanabe. Inoue turned in a 68 and Watanabe a 72.


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - Kennedy McKinney’s IBF junior featherweight title was moved from South Africa to Texas on Saturday because of political violence.

McKinney will fight top-ranked challenger Welcome Ncita of South Africa on April 16.

Promoter Rodney Berman said he was contacted by the McKinney camp after violence broke out during a march by thousands of nationalists Zulus through downtown Johannesburg Monday. At least 50 people were killed.

″It was hopeless our trying to convince the McKinney people that they would be safe in coming here,″ the promoter said.


RANZAN, Japan (AP) - Ikuyo Shiotani shot a par 74 in strong winds Saturday for a 135 total and one-shot lead after two rounds of the Kibun Women’s Classic.

Shiotani started the second round tied in a four-way tie for first place.

Chieko Nishida fell from her share of the lead by shooting a 75 for a 146.


BATHURST, Australia (AP) - Two veteran racers died when their motorcycle sidecar crashed at high speed in a race Saturday at the Mount Panorama circuit.

James Colligan and his passenger, Ian Thornton, both died when their Windle 1100cc motorcycle ran off the track, somersaulted, hit a concrete retaining wall and then ricochetted back onto the track.

Race organizers said the pair was in third place on the second lap of the 10-lap Australian Sidecar TT race when the accident occurred.

The Yamaha 1000cc sidecar of Jim McCabe and Brett Gilbert collided with the debris from the accident, but both escaped serious injury.

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