Related topics

Sports Shorts

August 2, 1992

TOKYO (AP) _ Jim Paciorek hit a two-run homer to lead the Hanshin Tigers to a 5-0 victory against the Yokohama Taiyo Whales on Sunday. Paciorek has 14 home runs this season.


NEW YORK (AP) - Nobuaki Koyago of Japan won the Joe Kleinerman 12-hour run Sunday, covering a record 86 miles, 1,390 yards.

Defending champion Ron Pirruny of Sheboygan, Wis., finished second with 85 miles, 1,521 yards.

Ellen McCurtin won the women’s run, covering 75 miles, 75 yards in the 12 hours.


TOYOURA, Japan (AP) - Tsuneyuki ″Tommy″ Nakajima fired a 2-under-70 Sunday and won the Niigata Open by two strokes with a 275 total.

It was the 37-year-old Nakajima’s second victory this season and his 38th in his career.

Shigenori Mori of Japan shot an eagle on a way to a 67 and finished second.


CHICHIBU, Japan (AP) - Lee Young-mi of South Korea shot a 5-under-par 67 in the final round Sunday for a 201 total and a four-stroke victory in the Stanley Ladies Tournament.

It was her second victory of the season.

Nayoko Yoshikawa of Japan shot a 67 and finished second.

American Patti Rizzo shared fifth place with a 209 total after a 68 in the closing round.


SENDAI, Japan (AP) - Volker Weidler of Germany drove a Lola Mugen to victory in the Nippon Shinpan Nicos Cup, the sixth leg of the 11-race All Japan F-3000 series on Sunday.

Toshio Suzuki of Japan, driving a Lola DFV, finished second, 10.895 seconds behind Weidler.

American Ross Cheever drove a Reynard Mugen to a third-place finish in 1:06:13.921.

Ninteen of the 25 starters finished.


DONINGTON PARK, England (AP) - Australian motorcyclist Wayne Gardner won his first 500cc Grand Prix of the year Sunday, taking the lead in the 12th lap to finish the British GP just ahead of defending world champion Wayne Rainey.

A major dispute developed when when marshals failed to show an oil flag to mark a spill. American Kevin Schwantz angrily grabbed the flag after falling, then sat on his helmet near the spot, waving his hands to warn other riders of the danger.

American Doug Chandler was the first to fall on the spot, then Schwantz and Britain’s Carl Fogarty fell the next lap. The spill was believed to be coolant from John Kocinski’s motorcycle, which blew an engine at Redgate.


LONDON (AP) - Captain Mickey Walker on Sunday completed naming the European team for its bid to take the Solheim Cup of women’s golf from the United States.

The tournament will be played in Scotland in October.

The squad is made up of Dale Reid and Pam Wright of Scotland, Belgian Florence Descampe, Catrin Nilsmark, Liselotte Neumann and Helen Alfredsson of Sweden and England’s Kitrina Douglas, Laura Davies, Trish Johnson, and Alison Nicholas.

The competition was first played two years ago.


CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Julie Gardner of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Paul Fleming, Lincoln, Neb., will defend their titles as the U.S. National Amateur Bowling Championships open Monday at Brunswick Premier Lanes.

A total of 171 bowlers will compete in the six-day tournament that will determine the six TEAM USA members for next year’s international amateur tournaments.

Update hourly