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May 26, 1987

BEIJING (AP) _ Cuba beat China 13-15, 15-13, 10-15, 15-12, 15-9 to capture the four-nation Seagull Cup Women’s Volleyball tournament in Tianjin, northeast China, the official Xinhua News agency reported.

Japan defeated Brazil 15-6, 15-3, 15-12 for third place Monday.

Last week China won a tournament in central Wuhan with the same four teams, defeating the Cubans in five sets for the title.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie outfielder Jim Lindeman, still on the disabled list because of back spasms, will test the extent of his recovery while playing with Louisville of the American Association, the St. Louis Cardinals say.

Lindeman, 25, has been sidelined since May 9 and has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 15. He will play tonight, Tuesday night and Wednesday night for Louisville at Omaha while on 20-day medical rehabilitation, the Cardinals announced Monday Bothered earlier by a hamstring injury, Lindeman has played little during the past month. He has batted only 29 times since April 18 and is hitting only .194 while most recently going 0-for-22.

Lindeman took batting practice on Monday at Busch Stadium. If he feels no discomfort while playing three games with Louisville, the Cards said, he will be reactivated on Friday in time for a weekend series at home against the Houston Astros.


SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Paul Pearson of Allentown, Pa., pulled away from West Germany’s Volker Diehl and Olympic Festival gold medalist Jim Copeland in the last 50 yards to win the 44th Tour of Somerville 50-mile bicycle race.

Pearson, a 32-year-old professional cyclist, crossed the finish line Monday in 1 hour, 46 minutes and 36 seconds. Diehl and Copeland finished second and third, respectively, in the race, which promoters say is the oldest continuously run, one-day criterium bicycle race in the country.

Hennie Top of Otterloseweg, Holland, won the 20-mile women’s race. Top, who won Sunday’s Nabisco Mayor’s Cup Chicago 30-kilometer race, finished the race here in 45:06.

Sandy Meister of Mushego, Wis., was second and defending champion Peggy Maas of Vancouver, British Columbia, was third.

The victory for Pearson marked the first time he has placed in the top 10 of the race after 12 tries at Somerville.

Somerville police said more than 30,000 spectators were on hand for the race, which is held on a 1.14-mile course in the borough’s shopping district.


MILWAUKEE (AP) - Third baseman Paul Molitor, out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ lineup for nearly a month with a pulled right hamstring, has been reactivated.

Manager Tom Treblehorn said Monday that he was pleased with Molitor’s workouts during the weekend, and that he might be available for tonight’s game with the Minnesota Twins.

To make room for Molitor on the roster, pitcher Paul Mirabella was sent to Milwaukee’s American Association affiliate in Denver.

Treblehorn said he also considered sending catcher Bill Schroeder or utility player Jim Paciorek, but that the slumping team needs all the batters it can get.

The Brewers, idle Monday, lost Sunday 5-3 to the Cleveland Indians, lowering their record to 4-15 since Molitor was injured April 29. They were 18-2 up until that time.

Mirabella, 33, was called up from Denver April 19. In 10 appearances, he had a 6.17 earned-run average although he did not allow an earned run in his first seven outings.

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