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April 26, 1992

OGAWAMACHI, Japan (AP) _ Patti Rizzo of the United States sank a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-shot victory in the Nasuogawa Ladies Golf Tournament.

Rizzo shot a final-round 73 for a 54-hole total of 214, 2-under-par over the 6,085-yard, par-72 Nasuogawa Golf Club course.

South Korea’s Lee Young-me had the day’s best score, 67, for 215 and finished second.


INAMACHI, Japan (AP) - Jumbo Ozaki beat Canadian Brent Franklin on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday to win the Dunlop Open golf tournament.

Ozaki sank a short birdie putt while Franklin’s par putt lipped out of the cup on the 518-yard, par-5 18th hole on the 7,163-yard, par-72 Ibaraki Golf Club course.

It was Ozaki’s first victory of the season and the 72nd of his career.

Ozaki and Franklin birdied the 18th hole to finish 72 holes at 2-under-par 286 and force the playoff.

Peter Senior of Australia was third at 289 after a final-round 74.

Tom Pernice of the United States, who led the first two rounds, shot a 77 for 292 and a fifth-place tie.


TOKYO (AP) - R.J. Reynolds hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning and Larry Sheets doubled home the winning run in a two-run 12th inning as the Yokohama Taiyo Whales beat the Yomiuri Giants 7-5 in a Japanese League game Sunday.

Scott Anderson pitched a four-hitter and hit a two-run homer, leading the Chunichi Dragons to a 6-2 victory over the Hanshin Tigers.

Orestes Destrade drove in five runs with three doubles, leading the Seibu Lions to a 6-4 victory over the Chiba Lotte Marines.

Ralph Bryant went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs, leading the Kintetsu Buffaloes to a 6-3 victory over the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks.


LONDON (AP) - Sheffield United team captain Brian Gayle scored into his own net, handing English soccer’s league title to Leeds United Sunday.

The goal gave Leeds a 3-2 victory, while its nearest rival, Manchester United, lost 2-0 at Liverpool.

Leeds has a four-point lead with only one game left. It was Leeds’ first title since 1974.

Gayle’s goal came with 12 minutes left and the score 2-2.

Under pressure, Gayle lobbed the ball into the air 18 yards from the goal. With his goalie Mel Rees reaching for the ball, Gayle headed the ball goalwards and floated it into an unguarded net.


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Germany and the Commonwealth of the Independent States each won three titles Sunday at the Greco-Roman European Wrestling Championships.

It was the first time since the 1978 European Championships that the former Soviet Union, now the CIS, did not finish alone atop the medal standings.

Alexander Karelin of the CIS won his fifth European title in the 130- kilogram class. He is undefeated since 1987. Karelin won the Olympic gold in 1988 and has three world championship titles.


YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - Trevor Murray of Trinidad won the Yonkers Marathon Sunday in 2 hours, 34 minutes, 2 seconds.

The first woman’s finisher was Christine Gibbons of Elmwood Park, N.J., in 2:53:06.


MONZA, Italy (AP) - A Toyota driven by Japan’s Hitoshi Ogawa and Britain’s Geoff Lees - the only vehicle to complete the distance - Sunday won the Filippo Caracciolo Trophy, the opening event of the 1992 world championship for sports cars.

Ogawa and Lees took the lead when Frenchman Yannick Dalmas, who was leading in a Peugeot-Talbot, spun off during the next-to-last lap.

Ogawa and Lees were timed in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 42.6 seconds, an average speed of 137.305 mph.

Dalmas and teammate Derek Warwick of Britain finished second, two laps back.


NAPLES, Italy (AP) - Italian-owned Bravur Sund upset Swedish favorite Peace Corps in Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Lottery, Italy’s most prestigious trotting race.

Bravur Sund, driven by Italy’s Mauro Baroncini, beat Peace Corps both in the qualifying round and in the final at the Agnano track.

Peace Corps, driven by Sweden’s Tjorn Janson, edged Yourworstnightmare, driven by Italy’s Lorenzo Baldi, for second place.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Yayuk Basuki of Indonesia won the Malaysian Women’s Open tennis championship, beating Andrea Strnadova of Czechoslovakia 6-3, 6-0 Sunday.

Natalia Medvedeva of Russia and Isabelle Demongeot of France won the doubles title, defeating Rika Hiraki of Japan and Petra Langrova of Czechoslovakia 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.


VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Karel David of Czechoslovakia won the Vienna Spring Marathon for the second consecutive year Sunday in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 41 seconds.

Barnabas Quamunga of Tanzania was second in 2:15:56 and Nikolai Tabak of Belarus third in 2:18:49.

Alfredo Shahanga of Tanzania, winner of the 1989 marathon, was the favorite, but he dropped out about halfway through the race.

Pasqualine Wangui of Kenya was the women’s winner in 2:40:50.


EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) - Runner’s World magazine has announced plans to sponsor a 3,000-mile, 64-day cross country race for 25 international ultra-marathon runners.

The Runner’s World Trans America Footrace, beginning June 22 at Huntington Beach, Calif., will take participants through 14 states, ending in New York’s Central Park Aug. 22.

The race will be conducted similar to the Tour de France bicycle race, with competitors awarded a yellow singlet for winning a stage of the race.

Among the leading competitors are expected to be Marvin Skagerberg, 54, of Hoboken, N.J.; Malcolm Campbell, 57, of England; Al Howie, 46, of Canada; Marshall Ulrich, 41, of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Marty Sprengelmeyer, 46, of Davenport, Iowa.


MAEBASHI, Japan (AP) - World champion Huang Zhihong of China won the women’s shot put at 63 feet, 7 inches, Sunday in the Gumma Relay Carnival.

Kenji Yamauchi won the 200-meter race in 21.38 seconds, Koji Morigami took the 1,500 meters in 3:48.53 and Toshihiro Shibutani won the 10,000 meters in 29:05.24 as Japanese athletes dominated the men’s races.


SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Ron Hornaday Jr. led all the way in winning Saturday night’s NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour 100 stock car race.

Hornaday, of Palmdale, Calif., drove his Pontiac TransAm to a half-second win over Brett Bell’s Ford Thunderbird. He averaged 51.48 mph. It was Hornaday’s eighth career series victory and second in a row at the one-third mile paved oval.

Bell, who started on the pole, never was more than a few car lengths behind the winner throughout the 100-lap, 33.3-mile event at Saugus Speedway.

Rick Carelli, winner of three straight races, which tied a NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour record, drove his Chevrolet Lumina to a fifth-place finish.


MIYAKOJIMA, Japan (AP) - Hideya Miyatsuka of Japan won the All Japan Miyakojima Island Triathlon Sunday, beating Paul Huddle of the United States by seven minutes.

Miyatsuka swam 1.86 miles, bicycled 96 miles and ran 26 miles, 385 yards in a total time of 7 hours, 39 minutes, 21 seconds, for his second victory in the event. Huddle was timed in 7:46:23.


OMAEZAKI, Japan (AP) - Lack of wind forced cancellation of the opening day races of the World Cup wind surfing competition Sunday.

Led by Bjorn Dunkerbeck of Spain, who is seeking his fifth straight overall championship of the World Cup, 84 men and 22 women wind surfers were to compete at Shiraha Beach.

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