Sunday’s Sport Shorts
TOKYO (AP) _ Mike Marshall had two solo home runs and Matt Winters also homered Sunday as the Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Kintetsu Buffaloes 11-1.
Marshall now has four homers and Winters three.
R.J. Reynolds, the former Pittsburgh Pirate, had his second homer of the season as the Yokohama Taiyo Whales beat the Yakult Swallows 8-0.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Australia’s Michael Doohan won the main 500cc group event of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sunday, the third leg of the world circuit.
Doohan clocked 45 minutes 45.608 seconds over 30 laps of the Shah Alam motor racing circuit here on a Honda. The race did not go the full 34 laps because of rain.
Wayne Rainey of the United States was second while Alex Criville of Spain was third.
TERUEL, Spain (AP) - Olaf Ludwig of Germany, riding for the Panasonic team, won Sunday’s second leg of the Tour of Aragon - his second straight victory after taking Saturday’s opening first leg.
Ludwig covered the 112-mile leg in 4 hours, 14 minutes, 30 seconds and maintained the overall leadership of the six-day event.
Greg LeMond of the United States, three-time winner of the Tour of France, was 52nd in Sunday’s leg with the same time as the winner. LeMond is in 90th place in the overall standings, 6:33 behind Ludwig’s leading time of 7:57:49.
TAMPERE, Finland (AP) - Canada is the favorite to repeat as champion when the second women’s ice-hockey World Championships start Monday in Tampere.
Canada beat the United States 5-2 in Ottawa, in March, 1990 to win the first ever World title. Finland and Sweden, who placed third and fourth in Ottawa, have contested both finals in the European Championships, played 1989 and last year, with Finland taking the top honors.
The eight teams are divided into in two groups. In group A, Canada and Sweden are joined by two newcomers, Denmark and Peoples’ Republic of China. In group B the United States and Finland take on Switzerland and Norway who placed 5th and 6th two years ago.
The Canadians return 12 of 20 players from the ’90 championships. Angela James and Heather Ginzel, the two top scorers, are among the returnees.
The United States also has 12 players back.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) - England’s David Gilford birdied the third hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday to beat Robert Karlsson of Sweden after they dueled evenly as final-round partners in the Moroccan Open.
Both shot two-under-par 70s to finish at 287, two strokes ahead of England’s Ricky Willison, who had 71.
Gilford, 26, a Ryder Cup player, surged into the co-lead from seven strokes back with a 68 Saturday.
Karlsson, 21, led by a stroke heading into the par-five 18th hole, but Gilford rolled in an eight-foot birdie putt to force the playoff.
Mats Hallberg of Sweden and Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland tied for fourth at 290 after shooting 71 over the 7,222-yard Royal Dar-es-Salam course.
The tournament marked Morocco’s return to the European PGA tour after a five-year absence.