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April 1, 1996

NEW YORK (AP) _ Mark Clark, one of several pitchers in the running for the fifth spot in the Cleveland starting rotation, was traded to the New York Mets on Sunday for outfielder Ryan Thompson and pitcher Reid Cornelius.

Clark, a 27-year-old right-hander, was 9-7 with a 5.27 ERA last season, but was left off the Indians’ postseason roster. Thompson, 28, hit .251 with seven homers and 31 RBIs in 75 games for the Mets last season.

Cornelius, a 25-year-old right-hander, was 3-7 with a 5.15 ERA last season. He was optioned to Buffalo of the American Association.

To make room for Clark, the Mets optioned left-hander Pedro Martinez to Norfolk of the International League.

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FUNCHAL, Madeira (AP) _ Sweden’s Jarmo Sandelin shot a 3-under-par 69 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Wales’ Paul Affleck in the PGA European Tour’s Madeira Island Open.

Sandelin, the tour’s rookie of the year in 1995, had a 9-under 279 total on the Campo de Golfe da Madeira course and earned $76,000. He qualified for the PGA Tour this year, but missed the cut in five of his first six events.

Affleck closed with a 66. Englishmen David Carter (67), Peter Mitchell (70) and David J Russell (70) finished two back along with Ireland’s Des Smyth (69) and Sweden’s Daniel Chopra (76).

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BROUSSARD, La. (AP) _ PGA Tour player Paul Stankowski shot a 5-under-par 67 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory in the Nike Louisiana Open.

Stankowski, who earned $45,000, had a 22-under 266 total on the Le Triomphe Country Club course. Greg Whisman closed with a 68 to finish second and Joe Durant (69) and Jeff Julian (71) tied for third at 271.

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KAGOSHIMA, Japan (AP) _ Hisanobu Sasaki beat Shigeki Maruyama 3 and 2 on Sunday in the Japanese final of the $3.65 million Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf.

Sasaki, who earned $200,000, advanced to the world finals Jan. 4-5 at the Grayhawk Golf Club course in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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TOKYO (AP) _ Japan’s Aki Takamura shot an 8-under-par 64 on Sunday, tying the Japan LPGA record and winning the Yellow Hat Tokyo Open by nine strokes.

Takamura, 23, winner of the 1995 Japan LPGA Championship, had nine birdies and a bogey on the Wakasu course to tie the mark set by American Pat Bradley in 1983 and matched by 12 others.

Takamura finished with a 9-under 207 total and earned $84,700 for her third career title. Japan’s Toshimi Kimura (67) and South Korea’s Kim Ai-sook (73) tied for second.

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CARMONA, Philippines (AP) _ Australia’s Rob Whitlock made a 2-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole of a playoff with American Tim Straub to win the Philippine Open on Sunday.

Whitlook, who earned $49,980 and a Mitsubishi station wagon, closed with a 2-under-par 70 to tie Straub at 10-under 278 on the Southwoods Golf and Country Club course. Straub closed with a 73.

American Brian Wilson shot a 69 to finish third at 279.

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BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) _ Thailand’s Thammanoon Sriroj shot a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over New Zealand’s Stephen Scahill in the Omega Tour’s Bangkok Open.

Thammanoon, who won last week’s Thailand PGA Championship, had a 14-under 274 total on The Royal Gems course. Scahill closed with a 69. American Gerry Norquist (68) and Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant (72) tied for third at 278.

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CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) _ Tomas Carbonell of Spain upset defending champion Gilbert Schaller of Austria 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 on Sunday in the final of the King Hassan II Casablanca Open.

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Kenya’s Lazarus Nyakeraka won the 24th annual Cherry Blossom 10-Mile run Sunday in 46 minutes, 37 seconds.

Joseph Kariuki, a Kenyan who lives in Albuquerque, N.M., finished second in 46:49. Joan Nesbit of Carrboro, N.C., won the women’s race in 53:25.

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) _ Mexico’s Armando Quintanilla won the 11th Carlsbad 5,000 road race Sunday in 13 minutes, 18 seconds.

Zimbabwe’s Phillimon Hanneck was second at 13:22 and Oregon’s Marc Davis followed in 13:24 to set an American road record. Canada’s Angela Chalmers won the women’s race in 15:20.

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Tychonic held off Debutant Trick by a length Sunday in the $130,000 El Rincon Handicap at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Gary Stevens, Tychonic ran a mile on the turf course in 1:35 4-5 and paid $3.80, $2.40 and $2.10. Debutant Trick returned $2.60 and $2.20 and defending champion Savinio paid $2.40 to show.

Tychonic won his fifth straight and his second consecutive over Debutant Trick. Tychonic beat Debutant Trick by a half-length in the Arcadia Handicap on March 3.

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HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) _ Signal Tap beat Copy Editor by 1 1/2 lengths Sunday in the $100,000 Bougainvillea Handicap at Hialeah.

Ridden by John R. Velasquez, Signal Tap ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf course in $9.80, $6.40 and $6.40. Copy Editor returned $13 and $10.40 and Diplomatic Jet paid $6.80 to show.

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TROY, Ala. (AP) _ Troy State’s Dean Cordova threw his second no-hitter of the month, holding C.W. Post to two baserunners Sunday for a 7-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader.

Cordova, who no-hit Valparaiso on March 4, had seven strikeouts. He walked one and another batter reached base on an error.

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ATLANTA (AP) _ Steve Butler, a former British champ from Miller Place, N.Y., beat defending champion Kevin Han of Colorado Springs, Colo., 15-2, 15-11 on Sunday in the final of the U.S. Badminton Championship.

Han and Tom Reidy of Tempe, Ariz., beat Andy Chong of Miami Lakes, Fla., and Ben Lee of San Jose, Calif., 15-8, 18-13 in the doubles final.

In the women’s finals, Tang Yeping of Gaithersburg, Md., beat Andrea Andersson of Colorado Springs 11-6, 11-4 and Ann French of La Jolla, Calif, and Kathy Zimmerman of Denver beat Yeping and Andersson 15-7, 8-15, 15-9.

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BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) _ Kenny Bernstein won the Top Fuel title in the Slick 50 Nationals on Sunday, beating Joe Amato with an NHRA-record time of 4.663 seconds at 306.95 mph.

Amato lost traction early in the run and finished at 5.721, an average speed of 158.50 mph. John Force won the Funny Car competition, Mike Edwards took the Pro Stock title and John Myers won the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.