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May 28, 1989

TOKYO (AP) _ Former minor-leaguer George Hinshaw hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning as the Chunichi Dragons posted a 5-1 Japanese baseball victory over the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants Sunday.


OSAKA, Japan (AP) - American Peggy Maass Sunday won the women’s race and captured the women’s overall title in the ’89 International Cycle Road Race series.

Maass won the 31.4-mile women’s race over the Osaka Seaside course in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 19.60 seconds, edging Esther Van Verseld of Holland by seven-hundredths of a second. Verseld was clocked in 1:15:19.67.

Third was Italian Garbrieoca Pregnalato in 1:15:19.73.

Maass captured the women’s overall title after winning the race’s Tokyo series and finished third in the race’s second series in Nagoya before winning the Osaka event.

Jose Manuel Yoshimatsu Sotomayor of Mexico won the 78.4-mile men’s race in 2:46:30.19. China’s Guo Longchen came in second in 2:46:30.23, followed by Japan’s Ryota Ebii in 2:46:31.37.

Fourth was Aaron Mark Lauder of New Zealand in 2:47:36.54. Frenchman Carlin Claude finished fifth in 2:47:36.61.

Claude, who finished third in Tokyo and fifth in Nagoya, captured the men’s overall title.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Christine McMiken of the United States won the 17-mile run across the Penang bridge and its ancilliary roads Sunday, clocking 1 hour, 19 minutes, 54 seconds.

McMiken, 25, from Oklahoma, broke the old record of 1:20:22, the National News Agency Bernama reported from Penang. Details of the old record were not given.

Tan Lee Hong of Malaysia was second in 1:31:00, while Tai Mee Mar, also of Malaysia, finished third in 1:36:59.


SUZUKA, Japan (AP) - Emanuele Pirro of Italy beat American Ross Cheever in and won the All Japan Formula-3,000 Championship Series, the fourth leg of the eight-race series.

Pirro, driving a Reynard 89D Honda, sped 35 laps over the 3.633-mile Suzuka International Circuit in 1 hour, 7 minutes, 49.646 seconds. His average speed was 112.476 mph.

Also driving a Reynard 89D Honda, Cheever, the younger brother of American Formula One racer Eddie Cheever, covered the 35 laps in 1:07:50.195 at an average speed of 112.461 mph.

Pirro received $35,700 for his first triumph of this series. Cheever, who has already won the second and third legs, pocketed $21,400.

Masahiro Hasemi drove his Lola T89 Honda to third place in 1:07:56.791.

Japan’s Kazuyoshi Hoshino, who won the series’ first race and started from the pole position Sunday, led the early stage but retired after the 18th lap due to machine trouble.

A total of 23 cars started and 15 finished the race.


TOKYO (AP) - The world champion Soviet Union, powered by Sergei Nemchinov’s two goals, beat Japan 10-6 Sunday in the three-nation ’89 Super Ice Hockey tournament.

The Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, which finished third behind the Soviet Union and Canada in the world championship in May, tied for first in the double round-robin tournament with two victories and two ties each.

Japan was 0-4.


SUVA, Fiji (AP) - Sakaraia Ve of Fiji regained the vacant South Pacific middleweight boxing title Sunday on a 12-round decision over Australian Alex Temelkov.

Temelkov previously held the title, but was stripped of it last year for refusing to defend against Ve, the former champion.


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - South African super middleweight Sugerboy Malinga won a unanimous 10-round decision over American Nicky Walker Saturday night .

Both Malinga and Walker have lost to West Germany’s Graciano Rocchigiani, who holds the International Boxing Federation super middleweight title.

Malinga said he will now seek a rematch with Rocchigiani.

Malinga and Walker both weighed 161.


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