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March 20, 1992

SHIZUOKA, Japan (AP) _ Katsunari Takahashi fired his second consecutive 5-under-par 67 Friday and went one stroke in front after two rounds of the Shizuoka Open.

First-round leader Chen Tze-ming of Taiwan had a 70 and fell to a second- place tie at 135 with Hiroshi Makino, who shot a 68.


TAMANA, Japan (AP) - Kim Ae-sook of South Korea shot a 2-under-par 70 Friday and took a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the Saishunkan Ladies tournament.

Huang Bie-shyun of Taiwan birdied three holes but bogeyed two others for a second place tie at 71 with Japanese pro Fusako Nagata.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan women’s basketball coach Bud VanDeWege resigned Friday after eight seasons.

″I made the decision to move on,″ VanDeWege, 33, said of the resignation which is effective May 1. ″This ends a tremendously rewarding association with the University of Michigan.″

VanDeWege said he had no immediate plans. The university said he would remain on the staff with other duties from May 1-Aug. 31.

The search for a new coach will begin immediately, associate athletic director Peggy Bradley-Doppes said.


LONDON (AP) - Turkey was disqualified from the Davis Cup tennis competition on Friday for refusing to grant visas to members of the Cyprus team.

Turkey was scheduled to host Cyprus May 1-3 in a Euro-African Zone Group II match. Cyprus automatically moved into the second round.

The International Tennis Federation said Turkey had been offered the option of playing the match in Cyprus or at a neutral site but never responded.

Turkey and the republic of Cyprus do not have diplomatic relations. Turkey invaded and occupied the eastern Mediterranean island in 1974 following an Athens-backed coup by Greek Cypriot supporters of union with Greece.

Politics have disrupted Davis Cup competition in the past. India refused to play South Africa in the Cup final in 1974 and forfeited a match against Israel in 1988.


FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Germany, the most successful nation at the Winter Games in Albertville, will send about 550 athletes to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Walther Troeger, general secretary of the National Olympic Committee, said 300 officials, trainers and other support staff will also travel to Barcelona this summer.

″With 850 members, this will be the biggest Olympic team we’ve ever put together,″ Troeger said Friday.

Germany won 26 medals in Albertville.

The Barcelona Games will be the first Summer Olympics since German unification in Oct. 1990.


CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Athletes from Egypt and Israel compete against each other Sunday in a World Cup handball match in Salburg, Austria, and the Egyptians are not too happy about it.

″Like every Egyptian from the day he’s born, I hate Israel, but I find myself compelled to play with it,″ one player, Khaled el-Kurdy, said. ″And since we are going to play, we must win.″

Egypt was badly defeated in three wars with Israel, and many of the players see the game as a chance for some revenge.

Amr Serageddin said the match ″will not be just a game but a national duty, something akin to how I felt when I was with the army.″


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska running back Scott Baldwin on Friday waived his right to a jury trial on assault charges stemming from the beating of a 23-year-old woman in January.

A June 8 trial date was set before Lancaster district judge Paul Merritt Jr.

Baldwin has pleaded innocent and not responsible by reason of insanity to charges of assaulting the woman and a police officer.

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