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March 11, 1995

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Former Detroit Pistons star Mark Aguirre led with 30 points as Magic Johnson’s All Stars went to overtime for a 97-94 victory over the Australian national team Saturday night.

The victory was the 38th straight for Johnson’s team, and fourth in a row over the Australians.

Aguirre scored 16 points in the last quarter as the All Stars rallied from a 20-point deficit to tie 90-90 in regulation time.

Forward Tony Ronaldson led Australia with 24 points.


LUTON, England (AP) _ Katy McCandlass became the first American to win the English cross country championship in the event’s 63-year history on Saturday, covering the 6 kilometers in 19 minutes, 55 seconds.

McCandlass, a former Stanford student, used the race as a warmup for the world cross country championships on March 25 in Durham, England.


KEDOINCHO, Japan (AP) _ American Todd Hamilton shot a 68, the best score Saturday, and took sole possession of the lead after three rounds of the Token Corporation Cup, the Japan PGA tour’s season opener.

Hamilton, who shared a three-way tie for the lead going into the round, has a 209 total and a four-stroke lead over five Japanese.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Clay Devers of the United States fired a 5-under-par 67 Saturday and surged into a tie for the lead with Darren Clarke after three rounds of the Malaysian Open with scores of 207.

Clarke, from Ireland, had a 70 in the second round.

Devers and Clarke’s nearest rivals, three strokes behind, were David Podlich, Michael Campbell, Daniel Chopra, Kevin Wentworth and Espinosa.

Canadian Rick Todd had a 64 to break a day-old record of 66 set by Mexican Carlos Espinosa on the 7,210-yard course at the Templer Park Country Club.


SHINTOMICHO, Japan (AP) _ Yuka Irie fired her second consecutive 71 on Saturday and opened a 4-shot lead after two rounds of the Chiyoda Ladies Tournament.

South Korea’s Lee Young-me fired the second consecutive 73 and was in second place.

New Zealander Marnie McGuire, winner of the Japan LPGA tour’s season opener last week, the Daikin Orchid, was another shot back at 147 along with South Korea’s Kim Man-soo and Aki Takamura. Kim turned in a 74 and Takamura a 73.


MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ Cho Woo Hyun’s 22 points led South Korea to a 55-48 upset of defending champion China 55-48 Saturday to win the Asian Juniors Basketball Championship.

Cho scored 11 points in the final 20 minutes of the game, including 9 from 3-point range.


CONTONOU, Benin (AP) _ Benin soccer officials decided to forfeit its Africa Cup match against Algeria rather than make the trip Algiers, which they considered too dangerous.

Algeria has been wracked by a three-year insurgency waged by Islamic militants seeking to topple the government. About 80 foreigners have been among the thousands of victims.

The vice president of Benin’s soccer club, Martin Adjagodo, said there was no guarantee of his team’s safety for the March 24 match in Algeria. ``We are not going to sacrifice the lives of athletes in the name of fair play,″ he said.


YAMANOUCHI, Japan (AP) _ Takuya Ishioka won the men’s slalom and Junko Yamakawa took the women’s event as the two Japanese swept the Phenix Cup, part of the FIS Far East Cup Japan Series.

Ishioka had runs of 47.85 and 46.39 seconds down the 502-meter 58-gate giant course with a vertical drop of 170 meters for a total time of one minute, 34.24 seconds for his second victory of the series.

In the women’s slalom, Yamakawa covered the 410-meter, 50-gate course in 1:33.72 after runs of 49.97 and 43.75 seconds as the Japanese dominated the top 15 places.


SORANO, Italy (AP) _ Stefano Colage of Italy won the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race Saturday to take the overall lead at the halfway mark.

Colage covered the 124-mile leg over rolling hills in 5 hours, 11 minutes, 18 seconds.

Colage took the lead with about 1 1/4 miles remaining and finished 6 seconds ahead of countrymen Gabriele Colombo and Maurizio Fondriest.

In the overall standings, Colage has a 10-second lead over Luca Gelfi of Italy.


MANDELIEU-LA-NAPOULE, France (AP) _ Pascal Richard of Switzerland captured the seventh stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race Saturday as Laurent Jalabert of France increased his overall lead.

Richard moved away from a small group with about 18 miles left in the 127-mile stage that finished up a mountain in southern France.

Jalabert, helped by his ONCE teammates, came up to finish second, about 35 seconds behind, and increased his overall lead as Andrei Tchmil of Russia, second starting the day, fell to more than two minutes behind.


LONDON (AP) _ A goal by Juergen Klinsmann with less than 90 seconds left sent Tottenham into the English FA Cup semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool.

In Saturday’s other quarterfinal, a late goal by Norman Cowans gave Wolverhampton a 1-1 tie at Crystal Palace.

Alan Shearer scored for Blackburn with three minutes to go in its Premier League match against Coventry for a 1-1 tie, enabling Blackburn to cling on to its league lead.

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