NEW YORK (AP) _ Australian Lisa Martin has entered the L'eggs Mini Marathon June 4 and will try and become the second woman to successfully defend her title in the 10- kilometer race, organizers announced Wednesday.

Martin won the 6.2-mile race last year in 32 minutes, 49 seconds, beating Lynn Nelson of the United States by 19 seconds.

Martin is one of the outstanding distance runners in the world. In addition to winning the L'eggs race, she has won the 1986 Commonwealth Games marathon and the 1988 Osaka Women's Invitational Marathon in Japan, finished second in the 1985 and 1986 New York City Marathons, and placed seventh in the 1984 Olympic Games marathon.

Her time of 2:23:51 at Osaka was the fastest in an all-women's marathon.

Norway's Grete Waitz, a five-time winner, is the only runner to win the L'eggs race more than once.

An estimated 9,000 women are expevted to compete in the event.


TOKYO (AP) - Katsuhiko Kido singled home the winning run in the fifth inning against Bill Gullickson as the Hanshin Tigers blanked the Yomiuri Giants 1-0 in Japanese baseball Wednesday.

The loss was the former New York Yankee pitcher's first after four straight victories.

Gary Rajsich hit a three-run homer to highlight a 16-hit attack that boosted the Chunichi Dragons to an 11-1 victory over the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. Rajsich, formerly with the St. Louis Cardinals, has seven home runs this season.


BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Seven British soccer fans, detained by Hungarian police after a brawl at a discotheque last week, were set free on bail and can go back home, the government daily Magyar Hirlap reported Wednesday.

The Britons were arrested April 27 after a group of about 40 of them started a fight with other guests and caused $1,220 worth of damage at the disco.

The rowdy fans had come for an exhibition soccer match between England and Hungary last Wednesday.

Istvan Sodor of the Chief Prosecutor's office was quoted by the newspaper as saying that charges were held only against three of the fans, each of whom must pay fines ranging from $208 to $417.

Observers said the authorities' apparent reluctance to send the soccer hooligans to prison is due to a planned visit to Britain this week of Hungarian premier Karoly Grosz. He is returning a visit British prime minister Margaret Thatcher made in 1985 to Hungary.


TOKYO (AP) - World super heavyweight champion Alexander Kurlovich of the Soviet Union was unsuccessful in two attempts to set a world record in the clean and jerk Wednesday at the Tokyo Cup international weightlifting competition.

After lifting 540 pounds in the event, Kurlovich tried to lift 586 pounds, one more than the world record, but failed. His 441-pound lift in the snatch gave him a total weight of 981 pounds.

The 585-pound world standard in the clean and jerk was set by Soviet lifter L. Taranenko in 1987.

Meanwhile, Yuri Zaharevich of the Soviet Union, the 243-pound world champion from 1985 to 1987, lifted 430 pounds in the snatch and 536 in the clean and jerk for a total of 965 pounds. The world record in the division, set by compatriot Y. Zacharevich in 1986, is 987 pounds.

South Korea's Chun Byung-kwan's tried for a South Korean clean and jerk record in the 115-pound class after lifting 309 pounds, but failed when he couldn't hoist 320. Chun also lifted 231 pounds in the snatch for a total of 510 pounds.

Anatoli Khrapaty of the Soviet Union, the 184-pound class world champion from 1985 to 1987, lifted 386 pounds in the snatch and 405 pounds in the clean and jerk for a total of 650 pounds.

Nine weightlifters from South Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and the Soviet Union competed.


MORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - Japan's national women's basketball team beat the Canadian women college all-stars 70-66 Wednesday in an exhibition game.

The Canadian squad led 37-36 at halftime. Mary Ann Kowal led the Canadians with 14 points.

The Canadian team is touring central and western Japan after splitting two games in Tokyo with the Japanese national team earlier this week.