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July 10, 1990

TOKYO (AP) _ Joey Meyer belted a two-run home run and Jim Paciorek hit a three-run homer Tuesday as the Yokohama Taiyo Whales ended their losing streak at five games with an 8-4 victory over the Yakult Swallows. Meyer has 13 homers and Paciorek nine this season.

Jim Traber, another former major leaguer had a double as the Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Lotte Orions 10-4.


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - More than 100 people may have been killed at a soccer match last week in Somalia’s capital when security forces opened fire on the crowd. The government said only three people were killed and troops fired on people stoning President Mohamed Siad Barre.

Sixty-five people were confirmed dead at Mogadishu’s Digfer Hospital, and fatality estimates ranged as high as 109, according to a diplomatic source.

Abbudllahi Farah Barre, first secretary at the Somalian Embassy in Rome, said only three people were killed in the stadium shooting. He said he did not have any exact figures on the number of injured.

He said security forces opened fire after ″some provocateurs″ began throwing rocks at Barre on Friday. He said the security forces first fired in the air but fired on the crowd when they continued to throw rocks and began to pelt security officers.


MILAN, Italy (AP) - Azeglio Vicini will keep his job as coach of Italy’s national soccer team through the 1992 European Championships.

The announcement Tuesday by Antonio Matarrese, president of the Italian soccer federation, was aimed at ending speculation that Vicini may be fired following Italy’s failure to win the World Cup.

Italy lost the championship semifinals to Argentina following a penalty shoot-out.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Suzannah Dyroen of San Jose, Calif., heads the U.S. synchronized swimming national team which will compete in the Swiss Open starting Thursday in Lancy, Switzerland. Dyroen, 17, will compete in the solo event, and will team with Nadine Bekker of Walnut Creek, Calif., in the duel event.

Eleven women are on the team which will compete against Canada, Japan, Denmark, Egypt, West Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Australia, France and Belgium.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Thailand’s Sompol Kukasemkij, winner of the Thailand Open last week, battled to a 15-7, 8-15, 15-12 victory over Nam Chul- wan of South Korea Tuesday in the Malaysian badminton championship.

Defending champion and top seed Xiong Guobao of China won by default over Tse Bun of Hong Kong, and second-seeded Morten Frost of Denmark needed only 25 minutes to down Lee Mue-chow of Taiwan 15-3, 15-5.

The event, with a $165,000 purse, is the world’s richest badminton tournament.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - China moved into the semifinals of the Asian Nations Tennis Championships Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Malaysia. The Chinese won both singles matches, while Malaysia took the doubles.

South Korea, Thailand and Japan also advanced to the semis.


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Former world middleweight boxing champion Matthew Hilton of Montreal will meet Knox Brown of Memphis, Tenn., in Edmonton on July 31 on the undercard of the heavyweight fight between George Foreman and Canadian champion Ken Lakusta.

Hilton, 24, is trying to rekindle a career that has sagged since he lost his title to Robert Hines in 1988. In his last two fights, Hilton has a draw and a loss.

Hilton was 26-0 when he won the title from Buster Drayton with a 15-round decision June 25, 1987.

He defended the title only twice before losing to Hines.

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