TOKYO (AP) _ Rick Schu homered and Matt Winters went 3-for-4, driving in four runs, as the Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Orix Bluewave 9-4 at Tokyo Dome Wednesday.

Schu's solo shot was his 12th home run this season. The first baseman, who formerly played for the California Angels, also had an RBI single.

Rain washed out five other games in the Pacific and Central Leagues.

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IMOLA, Italy (AP) - Formula-one teams will have to use engine mufflers when testing their cars at the Ferrari track because of a ruling Wednesday by a local court.

Judge Ezio Roi issued the decision on a action brought by the Green Party, an environmental group, which has been waging a campaign against the noise level at the Imola autodrome.

Autodrome officials said the order did not apply to racing days.

The Imola track, in addition to be the testing site for Formula One cars, hosts the San Marino Grand Prix in April.

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Villanova middle distance runner Nnenna Lynch added two more honors to her credentials on Wednesday. She was named the women's GTE Academic All America Team Member of the Year in the University division and was selected for the GTE Academic All-America Women's All-America team.

Lynch was the Big East Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is a Rhodes Scholar recipient.

She is a sociology major with a 3.92 grade point average and a member of Villanova's NCAA cross country champion team.

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) - Kristy Sims, an assistant women's basketball coach at Tulane, has accepted a similar position at Stephen F. Austin, rounding out new head coach Joe Curl's staff.

Sims joins the Ladyjacks after two-years at Tulane where she was responsible for recruiting and promotions. Before coming to Tulane, Sims served as head basketball and softball coach at Mansfield (La.) High School.

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