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March 22, 1986

KUMAMOTO, Japan (AP) _ Taiwan’s Tu Ai-yu shot a 2-over-par 74, but managed to hang onto a three- stroke lead Saturday after the second round of the the season-opening $111,111 Kumamoto Chuo Ladies Cup Golf Tournament.

Tu, seeking to top the list of Japan LPGA money winners for a fifth consecutive year, stood at 3-under-par 141 over the 6,206-yard, par-72 Kumamoto Chuo Country Club course.

Tu’s round, played in a chilly drizzle, included four birdies and six bogeys and was seven strokes more than her score of 67 Thursday.

Taiwan’s Wu Ming-yeh and two Japanese - Tatsuko Ohsako and Yoko Kobayashi -shared second spot at 144. Wu fired 73, Ohsako 74 and Kobayashi 72.

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WINCHESTER, England (AP) - Winchester College, one of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious boys’ schools, has banned boxing, school officials said Saturday.

Headmaster James Sabben-Clare said the ban was imposed on the basis of evidence from the British Medical Association that boxing might cause eye and brain damage.

He said it had nothing to do with the death of Scottish welterweight champion Steve Watt, who died in a hospital Monday, three days after collapsing in the ring during a fight in London.

″The headmaster made the decision and I am firmly behind it,″ said Ralph Braund, the school’s director of physical education. ″How can you defend a sport which, when analyzed, is really about how hard you hit the other guy in the face?″

Winchester College, a private school located about 65 miles (105 kms) southwest of London, was founded in 1382 and has an enrollment of 630. Boxing has been on the curriculum for at least 100 years.

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, says he is thinking of quitting as a celebrity harness racing driver while he is ahead.

″I’m now one-for-one and I am considering retiring undefeated,″ Steinbrenner said after driving Mr. Baseball to a 9 1/4 -length victory in the opening race of the George Plimpton Challenge series Friday night. Steinbrenner’s horse paced the five-eighths of a mile in one minute and 19 seconds.

Paper Lion’s Revenge, driven by Plimpton, was second, ahead of Rush the Passer, driven by Miami Dolphins linebacker Kim Bokamper.

The series, arranged by the North American Harness Racing Marketing Association will continue with races at four other tracks.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Tammy Hammond of Morrell High School in Irvington, N.J., and Franthea Price of River Rouge High in River Rouge, Mich., have been named scholastic women’s basketball Players of the Year by Parade magazine.

The two headed a group of 40 players who were selected to the magazine’s All-America high school girls basketball team for the 1985-86 season.

The team was selected by collegiate coaches, scouts and recruiters.

Named among the top 10, along with Hammond and Price, were: Kelly Lyons, Tipp City, Ohio; Susan Anderson, Mount Baker, Wash.; Tonya Edwards, Flint., Mich; Barbara Bolden, Shreveport, La.; Edna Campbell, Pittsburgh; Terri Mann, San Diego; Beth Hunt, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Kris Durham, Scotch Plains, N.J.

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