BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Bruins signed 38-year-old free agent forward Joe Mullen, a Boston College product, to a one-year contract Friday.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Mullen is the NHL's all-time leading U.S.-born scorer with 487 career goals and 539 assists in 16 seasons. He has scored at least 40 goals seven times, topping 50 in a 110-point season with Calgary in 1988-89.

Mullen won the league's Lady Byng Trophy as the most gentlemanly player in 1987 and 1989. He was a starter in the 1989 All-Star Game.

Mullen broke into the NHL with the St. Louis Blues. He then played for Stanley Cup winning teams at Calgary and Pittsburgh.


INZAI, Japan (AP) _ Masahiro Kuramoto fired an 8-under-par 64 Friday to take a five-shot lead after the second round of the $1.05 million Suntory Open with a 131 total.

Kurmoto started the round one stroke off the pace, but soared in front with the help of an eagle and seven birdies.

Five shots behind Kuramoto was Takaaki Fukuzawa, who shot a 68 for 136. Nobuo Serizawa had a 69 for 137.

Bunched at 138 were American Brandt Jobe, Australian Wayne Smith, Taiwan's Yeh Chang-ting and Japanese Seiji Ebihara, Satoshi Higashi and Kazuhiko Hosokawa.

U.S. Open champion Corey Pavin was at 140 after a 69.


MIYATA, Japan (AP) _ Aiko Takasu shot the day's best score, a 5-under-par 67, to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Japan LPGA Championship on Friday.

Takasu, who started the day two shots back, has a two-round total of 140.

Tied for second was Yuko Motoyama, who shot a 71 on the Classic Golf Club course.


HAMAMATSU, Japan (AP) _ Defending champion Brazil blanked Japan 3-0, while Cuba edged Russia 3-2 in opening-day matches of the eight-nation women's World Volleyball Grand Prix.

Brazil scored a 15-13, 15-12, 15-8 victory over the host Japanese, and the Cubans needed one hour and 40 minutes to beat the Russians 7-15, 15-11, 15-4, 2-15, 15-11.

Four teams are taking part in the final leg of preliminary rounds in Japan, while the United States, South Korea, China and Germany played in Beijing.

The top three teams plus host China will advance into the final round in Shanghai, China, starting next Friday.


LONDON (AP) _ The Millwall soccer club will not be punished over an incident in which one of its fans threw a wrench at Reading's goalkeeper in a first division match last month.

The English Football Association said Friday it would take no action. An 8-inch metal wrench missed Reading goalkeeper Simon Sheppard's head by inches in the August 29 match at Reading.

``In view of Millwall's prompt response and action we have decided no action will be taken against the club,'' said an FA spokesman.

The teen-ager, who is not a club member, has been banned indefinitely from Millwall's New Den ground.


BEIJING (AP) _ After a disappointing two years since she broke world records, Chinese runner Wang Junxia won a 10,000-meter race in a national competition in Changchun, a news report said Friday.

Wang's time in the race on Thursday was 31 minutes, 23.24 seconds, her best time this year, the Beijing Evening News reported.

Wang is the 10,000 meter world champion a nd the 3,000 and 10,000 world record holder.

Wang set the records two years ago, when she was coached by the flamboyant Ma Junren. She lead teammates in a mass walkout last year, complaining of Ma's excessive discipline.