INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Cigar, the great stakes winning horse, has become the center of a trademark lawsuit.
Indianapolis-based CMG Worldwide filed suit Friday in Marion County Superior Court against New York-based Cortez Saratoga Collection.
CMG manages the marketing and licensing rights to Cigar. Company officials said Cortez Saratoga Collection is selling the Cigar image on lithographs and shirts.
``It is unfair that any company would take advantage of Cigar’s well-earned name and likeness in advertisements and products without permission,″ CMG chairman Mark Roesler said. ``Cigar’s success has brought out a number of infringing companies and we will methodically and quickly deal with each of them.″
Fukushima Sets Japan LPGA Record Of 9-Under-Par 63
KARUIZAWA, Japan (AP) _ Akiko Fukushima set a Japan LPGA record of 9-under-par 63 Saturday in taking a four-stroke lead after two rounds of the NEC Karuizawa Golf Tournament.
Fukushima broke the record of 64 shared by 14 players, including American Pat Bradley and England’s Laura Davies.
Fukushima’s round included two eagles, six birdies and one bogey over the 6,440-yard, par-72 Karuizawa Golf Club course.
She had a 36-hole total of 10-under 134, four shots ahead of first-round leader Natsuko Noro, who fired a 68 for 138.
Ayako Okamoto, Japan’s best-known woman golfer, shot a 67 and shared third at 140 with Kaori Higo and Junko Yasui.
Udo Bolts of Germany Wins San Sebastian Classic
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) _ German Udo Bolts celebrated his 30th birthday Saturday by winning the San Sebastian cycling race.
Bolts finished the 145-mile event in 5 hours, 45 minutes, 55 seconds.
Italians Stefano Cattai, Masimo Poldenzana, Carlos Fincato, Alberto Elli and Frenchman Richard Virenque kept pace with Bolts for the final 15 miles, finishing the sixth trial of the series with the same time.
American Lance Armstrong, last year’s winner, finished 14th in the same pack as Olympic gold medalist and five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain and Olympic silver medalist Abraham Olano, one second behind the lead group.
Rhodes Stars For Buffaloes
TOKYO (AP) _ Tuffy Rhodes doubled in the tying run in the fourth inning, then scored the game-winner on a sacrifice fly as the Kintetsu Buffaloes defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 2-1 in a Japanese League game Saturday.
Darrin Jackson hit a two-run homer in the second inning as the Seibu Lions beat the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 4-1.