The Associated Press
Sep. 22, 1996
TOKYO (AP) _ The Orix BlueWave fell just short of clinching the Pacific League pennant Sunday as the Nippon Ham Fighters held them to a 1-1 tie in 12 innings at Kobe.
The BlueWave are six games ahead of the Fighters, and the Fighters have just six games left. If the BlueWave win or even draw Monday against the Fighters, they will clinch their 13th league pennant and second in a row.
The Fighters went ahead 1-0 in the fourth inning, and the BlueWave tied it 1-1 in the eighth when Ichiro Suzuki singled, stole second and scored on a single by Toshifumi Baba.
TOKYO (AP) _ Steve Wilson beat fellow American Danny Wiseman 248-244 in the final Sunday and won the $200,000 annual Japan Cup U.S.-Japan pro bowling tournament the first time he qualified for it.
Wilson, from Tamarac, Fla., received $50,000 for emerging on top in a field of 32 American and Japanese pros. Wiseman, from Baltimore, received $25,500.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Indonesia's Ruwiyati Saderi won the women's race Sunday over Malaysia's Sultan Mahmud Bridge, beating Singapore's Toh So Liang by more than five minutes.
Malaysia's M. Ramachandran won the men's 13.2-mile race over the bridge and approach roads in Kuala Trengganu, 36 seconds ahead of Cardines Seguntino of the Philippines.
Ruwiyati, 19, finished in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds, winning $1,200.
Ramachandran collected $2,000 for his victory in 1:08:18.
OHIRA, Japan (AP) _ Mikino Kubo, playing in the wind and rain from an approaching typhoon, shot a 1-under-par 71 Sunday and won the Miyagi TV Cup Ladies Open Golf Tournament by one shot for her first victory on the Japan LPGA tour.
The 71, the day's best score, gave her a 2-under-par 214 total. Kaori Higo, the overnight leader, slipped to a 79 and a fourth-place tie at 216.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Indianapolis Colts on Sunday made two roster moves before their Monday night matchup with the Miami Dolphins.
The Colts waived offensive lineman Casey Wiegmann, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound rookie from Iowa who was signed as a free agent after April's draft. It was the second time Wiegmann had been cut by Indianapolis in as many months.
The Colts also signed defensive lineman Kendel Shello, a 6-foot-3, 301-pound rookie from Southern University. Shello had been playing on the team's practice squad.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) _ Slovakia's Henrietta Nagyova defeated favored Barbara Paulus of Austria in the final match of the $165,000 WTA Warsaw Cup Sunday.
Paulus, after winning the first set 6-3, seemed to be in full control of the game and looked set to win the Warsaw Cup for the second straight year.
But Nagyova, putting more power and spin into her forehands, won the next two sets 6-2,
Beating Paulus in a two-hour match and winning the Warsaw Cup's $26,000 prize has been Nagyova's biggest success so far.
She blamed unforced mistakes and powerful wind for losing the first set.
``Luckily, it went better later,'' the winner said. ``I got fully concentrated and it was Paulus who started making mistakes.''