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June 28, 1990

TOKYO (AP) _ Former major leaguer Joey Meyer singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to lead the Yokohama Taiyo Whales a 2-1 victory over the Chunichi Dragons in Japan’s Central League.


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Lee Howe-taek resigned Thursday as coach of South Korea’s national soccer team, taking responsiblity for the squad’s failure to win a game at the World Cup.

″I felt the limit of my ability,″ Lee said.

After South Korea was eliminated in the first round, Lee offered to resign. He made his resignation official Thursday.

South Korea was eliminated in the first round after losing 3-1 to Spain, 2-0 to Belgium and 1-0 to Uruguay. Lee was criticized for using outdated tactics.


TOKYO (AP) - American sumo champion Konishiki, while still being treated for an infected left ankle, resumed workouts Thursday for the Nagoya Grand Tournament.

The 513-pound, 26-year-old Hawaiian wrestler, whose real name is Salevaa Fuauli Atisanoe, was hospitalized for six days after an ankle injury became infected.

A victory in the Nagoya tournament, starting July 8, could push Konishiki into sumo’s highest rank, yokozuna, or grand champion.


NEW YORK (AP) - SportsChannel America, a national cable sports network, will televise more than 300 hours of soccer over the next four years leading up to the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

The network said Thursday that it will show at least 48 live games featuring the U.S. national team against international competition.

The first telecast will be July 28 when the United States plays East Germany in Milwaukee. It will be the first appearance by the U.S. team since it was eliminated from the 1990 World Cup in Italy.


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Jose de Jesus of Puerto Rico and Rafael Torres of the Dominican Republic will defend their World Boxing Organization titles against Indonesian challengers in Jakarta and Medan, a WBO representative said Thursday.

Jesus will put his junior flyweight title on the line against Abdi Pohan on Aug. 2 in Medan, North Sumatra.

Tores is to defend his miniflyweight crown against Husny Ray on July 31 in Jakarta, said Ade Nasution, WBO’s representative in Asia.

He said de Jesus and Torres would be paid $50,000 each, or 10 times the amount going to their Indonesian challengers.

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