TOKYO (AP) _ Jim Paciorek, just back from medical treatment in the United States, doubled home two runs as the Hanshin Tigers edged the Yakult Swallows 4-3 on Tuesday.
Paciorek went 3-for-4 in his first game since leaving Japan May 20.
Kelvin Torve hit his fourth home run of the season as the Orix Bluewave beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 1-0.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Xavier University hired former NBA player Louis Orr as an assistant basketball coach.
Orr was a volunteer assistant at Xavier during the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. The job was discontinued when the NCAA cut back on the number of assistants.
″We’re thrilled to have him on staff,″ head coach Pete Gillen said. ″He did a good job when he was here before. He’s been around and has experience on the highest level.″
Orr played at Syracuse before his NBA career with Indiana and New York.
--- PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) - Chris Lillywhite took the overall lead in the the Milk Race Tour of Britain on Tuesday, the third leader the cycling race has had in three days.
Nicolai Bo Larsen of Denmark caught Lillyweight about 200 yards from the finish won the 103.4-mile road leg.
It was Denmark’s second victory in as many days. Larsen’s teammate Kim Marcussen was third and trails Lillywhite by 30 seconds in the overall standings.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Jeff Harding’s defense of his WBC light heavyweight title against Mike McCallum in Bordeaux, France, June 26 is off, Harding’s camp said Tuesday.
Trainer Manny Hinton said Harding’s manager, Don Majeski, blamed the cancellation financial problems involving the promoter.
Hinton said Majeski was trying to arrange another bout for Harding.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - Top-seeded Heryanto Arbi defeated his former coach, Ignatius Rusli of San Diego, Tuesday to reach the fourth round of the World Badminton Championships.
Rusli is an Indonesian who lives in the United States.
Arbi was joined in the fourth round by all but one of the 16 seeds in the men’s singles. The exception was Lee Kwang Jin of South Korea, who lost to Pavel Uvarov of Russia 15-12, 15-11.
In the women’s singles, the only upset was a loss by Pernille Nedergaard of Denmark to Malaysian Lee Wai Leng 11-6, 11-8.