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May 29, 1993

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) _ David Smith passed Tim Bender with four laps to go Saturday and pulled away to win the Duron Paints & Wallcoverings 100 NASCAR Sportsman race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

It was the first caution-free race in the sportsman series, attributed in part to the single-file start which prevented the type of early jockeying that sometimes leads to accidents.

Smith’s victory prevented Bender from sweeping the three Sportsman division races at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in the last two weeks.

The average race speed was 149.504 mph, a sportsman division record.


ATLANTA (AP) - Ohio State pitcher Mike Biehle has paid a fine of $100 after being charged with shoplifting, coach Bob Todd said.

The team is in Atlanta for the NCAA Atlantic Regional tournament.

Police spokeswoman Glenda Lock said records showed that Biehle on Friday also was sentenced to five days in jail, but the fine and sentence were suspended. Todd said the $100 was paid to prevent a possible court date later.

Todd said Biehle was found with an item worth less than $4 as he left a downtown store Thursday. The item was not identified.

The store owner pressed charges but did not show up at the arraignment, Todd said.


TOKYO (AP) - Former major leaguer Lee Tunnel hit two homers in the Fukuoka Dome Saturday as the Orix Bluewave beat the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 8-6.


OARAI, Japan (AP) - Masashi ″Jumbo″ Ozaki Saturday shot a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday and moved into the one-shot lead after three rounds of the $909,000 Mitsubishi Galant tournament.

Ozaki, who had a 67 on Friday, has a 54-hole score of 208.

T. C. Chen shot a 66, the day’s best score, and tied for second place with Eduardo Herrera of Colombia and Japan’s Nobuo Serizawa, one-shot behind Ozaki. Herrera turned in a 67 and Serizawa a 68.


HANNO, Japan (AP) - Japan’s Mayumi Murai and Hiromi Takamura climbed into a tie for the lead with Tu Ai-yu of Taiwan after two rounds of the Toto Motors Ladies tournament with scores of 141. Tu and Murai both shot 70s Saturday.

Takamura, who had the lead to herself after the opening round, shot a 72.


NAGOYA, Japan (AP) - Hisashi Matsui of Japan won the men’s International Cycle Road Race on Saturday, edging Italian Andrea Tozzo by 0.04 seconds.

Leontien Moorsel of Holland led all the way and won the women’s race, comfortably ahead of Danielle Overgaag, another Dutch cyclist.

Averaging 45.45 kilometers (28.20 miles) an hour,

Matsui spurted in the final stage and covered the 40 miles in one hour, 25 minutes, averaging 28.2 mph.

In the women’s 20.79 miles race, Moorsel covered the distance in 48 minutes, 48.03 seconds at an average speed of 25.5 miles an hour.


NEW YORK (AP) - Five-time Olympian Francie Larrieu Smith, winner of the Advil Mini Marathon in 1985, entered this year’s race, June 12 in Central Park.

The 40-year-old Larrieu Smith has set 36 U.S. records and 12 world records during her illustrious career. Last year, she finished 12th in the Olympic marathon.

She also was eighth in the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) mini marathon last year.

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