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May 6, 1996

MITO, Japan (AP) _ Dennis Mitchell, the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist, beat three fellow Americans in the 100-meter dash Monday at the Mito International track and field meet.

Mitchell won in 10.06 seconds, slower than his best time of 9.91. Jeff Laynes was second in 10.08, followed by Terrance Bowen in 10.16, and Sam Jefferson in 10.36.

Bowen had beaten Mitchell in a meet in Hiroshima on April 29, when Bowen ran 10.15 and Mitchell 10.32.

American Jack Pierce, the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist, won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.28. In the 200 meters, American Tod Long won in 20.26, while countryman Lamark Carter took the triple jump at 54 feet, 8 3/4 inches, and American Lavonna Floreal won the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 13.24.


Wilkinson Back With Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) _ Dan Wilkinson was gone _ and just as quickly back again Monday _ in the Cincinnati Bengals’ minicamp.

The No. 1 pick in the 1994 draft bolted from Spinney Field and missed the second of two workouts Sunday after coach Dave Shula criticized him for inadequate physical condition.

But Wilkinson, 23, was back in camp Monday after a phone conversation Sunday night with defensive line coach Tim Krumrie, who urged him to return.

``He just has to take criticism like he’s a professional,″ Krumrie said. ``One of the reasons we have minicamp is to see what kind of conditioning level we’re at and address where it needs to be addressed.″

Wilkinson declined to comment when he returned Monday. He headed directly into the workouts.


Coles Helps Hanshin Tie for Lead

TOKYO (AP) _ Darnell Coles went 3-for-5 with a two-run single as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Hanshin Tigers 3-1 to forge a first-place tie with the Yokohama BayStars in the Japanese Central League.

Balvino Galvez pitched a six-hitter, and Shane Mack had a homer and two RBIs as the Yomiuri Giants beat the Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5-3.

In the Pacific League, Chris Donnels hit a game-tying home run in the fifth inning and a decisive homer in the seventh as the Kintetsu Buffaloes edged the Nippon Ham Fighters 4-3.

Eric Hillman had a seven-hitter as the Chiba Lotte Marines edged the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 3-2.


Czechs Have Big Day at Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) _ It was a great day for the Czechs and a bad day for the Americans in the opening round Monday of the $107,500 Budapest Women’s Lotto Open.

The Czech Republic’s Radka Bobkova beat Romanian Catalina Cristea 6-2, 7-5. Sandra Kleinova of the Czech Republic defeated Erika de Lone of the United States 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.

Then, Romania’s Ruxandra Dragomir breezed past Katarina Adams of the United States 6-3, 6-2.