Sunday’s Sport Shorts
NICE, France (AP) _ American Mark Allen won the Nice Triathlon for the seventh time Sunday in a record time of 5 hours, 50 minutes and 52 seconds, three minutes and 42 seconds better than his 1989 mark.
Another American, Mike Pigg, came in second in 6:00:07. Pigg was followed by the Netherland Rob Barel, 2 minutes behind.
In the women’s division, Paula Newby Fraser of Zimbabwe was the top finisher in 6:36:19, coming in 31st overall. It was her second consecutive victory at Nice.
In second position was American Kirsten Hanssen, more than 10 minutes behind, followed by Thea Sybesma of the Netherlands, third in 6:46:33.
ROSMALEN, Netherlands (AP) - Amos Mansdorf of Israel on Sunday won the men’s singles trophy in the Continental Grass Court tournament by beating Aleksander Volkov in the off-season 6-3, 7-6.
Neither finalist was seeded in the $250,000 tournament which was marked by the ouster of virtually all seeded players in first or second-round play.
NISHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) - Saburo Fujiki sank a birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-shot victory in the rain-shortened 80 Yomiuri Sapporo Beer Open Golf Tournament.
Fujiki rolled in a 20-foot uphill birdie putt on the 587-yard, par-5 18th hole, breaking a tie with Taisei Inagaki, who parred the final hole.
Fujiki turned in a bogey-free 66, the day’s best score, after beginning the round one shot off the pace. He had a three-round total of 205, 11 under par, over the 7,023-yard, par-72 Osaka Yomiuri Country Club course in western Japan.
Fujiki received $96,000 in his first triumph of the season and his 10th career win.
David Ishii of the United States and Wayne Smith of Australia were among five players tied for 14th place at 212.
TOKYO (AP) - A two-run home run by Ralph Bryant led the Kintetsu Buffaloes to a 6-2 victory Sunday over the Orix Braves at Fujidera. Bryant, formerly with the Los Angeles Dodgers, now has 17 homers and leads the league.
Former Montreal Expo Warren Cromartie singled home a run in the first inning as the Central League’s first-place Yomiuri Giants edged the Hanshin Tigers 2-1 at Tokyo Dome.
In the Pacific League, former major leaguer Orestes Destrade, hit a two-run double as the first-place Seibu Lions beat the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 5-2 at Seibu Stadium.
At Kawasaki, the Lotte Orions tied the score 5-5 on a two-run home run by Mike Diaz in the seventh inning and went on to edge the Nippon Ham Fighters. Diaz now has seven homers.
UNTERBAECH, Switzerland (AP) - Sean Kelly, bidding for his second win of the Tour of Switzerland, widened his overall lead Sunbday by finishing a tough stage as runner-up behind Belgium’s Thierry Bock to widen his overall lead.
Greg LeMond, preparing to bid for a third victory in the forthcoming Tour de France, finished 27th in Sunday’s leg and dropped to 17th overall.
The 34-year-old Irish veteran, recovered from a collarbone fracture last April, again proved in excellent shape in the 175-mile race, the longest stage of the 11-day tour.
It featured an almost steady climb over 50 miles up the Col des Mosses pass. Bock, 24, in his second professional season, dashed off for a solo escape after 25 miles, reaching the Col des Mosse a spectacular 18 minutes ahead of the field.
Kelly extended his overall margin to 1 minute and 13 seconds over Daniel Steiger of Switzerland.