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September 5, 1993

TOKYO (AP) _ Tom O’Malley’s seventh-inning home run and an eight-run ninth inning helped the Hanshin Tigers beat the Chunichi Dragons 10-7 in a Japanese League game Sunday.

O’Malley has 18 homers this season.

Robert Rose hit a tie-breaking homer, his 17th, as the Yokohama Baystars beat the Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4-2.

Matt Winters’ two-run homer - his league-leading 32nd - helped the Nippon Ham Fighters to a 7-4 victory over the Orix Bluewave.


MOGIMACHI, Japan (AP) - Yoshitaka Yamamoto beat Kohichi Suzuki 3 and 2 in a 36-hole match Sunday to win the Japan PGA Match Play Championship.

Yamamoto built his lead by winning the 23rd, 24th, 26th and 32nd holes after a generally even match. Suzuki won the 33rd, but saw his last chance slip away when the two players tied on the 34th.

Katsunari Takahashi, a two-time winner of this tournament, beat defending champion Tsuneyuki Nakajima 2 and 1 in an 18-hole playoff for third place on the 6,916-yard, par-72 Higashinomiya Country Club course.


SUSONO, Japan (AP) - New Zealand’s Sheree Higgens beat Japan’s Kaori Higo on the first extra hole Sunday to win the storm-shortened Fujisankei Ladies Golf Classic.

Higgens sank a 17-foot birdie putt on the 180-yard, par-3, 18th hole, where the playoff started. Higo missed a long birdie putt from the fringe of the green.

Starting the final round two shots off the lead, Higgens shot a 74 that included bogeys on the final two holes. Higo also shot a 74, leaving the two tied at 144 for 36 holes.

A tropical storm had forced cancellation of Saturday’s scheduled round.

American Kathy Whitworth finished at 162 after a closing 84 on the 6,520- yard, par-73 Five Hundred Club course.


GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) - Toshio Suzuki, driving a Lola T92-50, won the eighth leg of the 11-race All-Japan F-3000 series Sunday, beating pole-sitter Heinz Harald Frentzen of Germany by 1.45 seconds.

Suzuki covered 45 laps around the 2.79-mile Fuji International Speedway in 59 minutes, 44.294 seconds, an average speed of 126.105 mph.


PARIS (AP) - Ten people, some of them linked to extreme-right groups, have been charged with acts of hooliganism in connection with a clash between rowdy fans and police at a soccer match.

The suspects, identified with the help of press photographs and witnesses’ accounts, were arrested Friday and charged Saturday with a variety of offenses, including rebellion, theft, attacking police officers and damaging property.

Ten police officers were injured during clashes which interrupted Paris- Saint Germain’s home match Aug. 28 against Caen. Hooligans pelted police with bottles and used tear-gas canisters which were smuggled through entry checkpoints at Parc des Princes, the PSG stadium.

Police said searches of the suspects’ homes indicated that some were involved in extreme-right activities.


NEW DELHI, India (AP) - Indonesians won three of the five titles at the World Cup Badminton Championships Sunday.

World No. 2 Allan Budi Kusuma of Indonesia beat compatriot Juko Suprianto, the defending champion, 15-8, 17-16 in the men’s singles final.

Kusuma’s fiancee, Susi Susanti, won the women’s singles title, beating Lim Xiaoping of Sweden 11-7, 11-5.

Ricky Suga Subagja and Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia defeated Chen Hongyang and Chen Kang of China 15-9, 12-15, 15-9 in the men’s doubles final.

Lim Xiaoping and Christine Magnusson of Sweden beat Chung So Young and Gil Young Ah of Korea 15-12, 15-7 for the women’s doubles title.

Peter Axelsson of Sweden and Gillian Gowers of England won the mixed doubles title, defeating Aryono Miranat and Eliza of Indonesia 10-15, 15-7, 15-5.


WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) - West Bromwich Albion beat Wolverhampton for the first time in 11 years Sunday, 3-2 in a Division One match.

The victory moved West Brom, recently promoted from Division Two, to fifth place with eight points. Charlton leads the division with 13 points.


ST. PETER PORT, Guernsey (AP) - Dubai’s Victory team continued its domination of the Offshore World Championship season Sunday, finishing 1-2 in the British Grand Prix, a race marred by two accidents involving Italian boats.

Francesco Pansini, driver of the 45-foot Cogeme-Iteco, was reported in critical but stable condition with water in his lungs after toppling his boat at high speed in the 130-mile race.

Pansini and throttleman Floriano Omoboni were taken by water ambulance to the St. Peter Port harbor and transported to the island’s Princess Elizabeth Hospital. Omoboni was released after treatment for minor injuries.

In a separate incident, the 44-foot Vaporella started to break up after hitting a wave. Driver Patrizio Cozzi suffered an ankle injury and throttleman Antonio Gioffredi was reported to have serious knee and chest injuries. The pair were airlifted to safety from the water and taken to the Princess Elizabeth for treatment.

Leading Victory’s sweep was the Arab-American crew of driver Khalfan Hareb and throttleman Ed Colyer. They finished 19 seconds ahead of pole-sitters Saeed Al Tayer and Felix Serralles. The average speed for the winning boat was 103.63 mph.

The victory virtually assured Hareb and Colyer the world title. They have four wins and 132 points after five races with three remaining. Italy’s Giesse team, which finished fourth Sunday, is second with 60 points.


NEW YORK (AP) - Julian Giraldo of New York won the New York Road Runners Club Henry Isola Memorial 4-mile cross-country race in 21 minutes, 11 seconds, Sunday at Van Cortlandt Park.

Peter Davids of New York was second in 21:17, nine seconds ahead of Jim Stemm of the Westchester Road Runners.

Gillian Beschloss of New York was the women’s winner in 23:49, 5 seconds faster than Jean Chodnicki of the Warren Street Athletic Club of Jersey City, N.J.

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