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January 27, 1991

TOKYO (AP) _ Canadian Jim Read beat Austrian Christin Schwaiger Sunday in the final of the Yanase-Pisten Cup, third in a series of 10 slalom ski competitions on Japan’s professional circuit.

Read is an eight-time Canadian slalom champion competing on the tour for the first time.

He and Schwaiger raced side-by-side down a 287-meter, 30-gate course in Nagano, northwest of Tokyo.

Masayuki Akiba finished third and fellow Japanese Akio Kaeriyama fourth.

Thirty-two skiers, including 10 Japanese, competed.


PARIS (AP) - France’s Tenor de Baune, the favorite, beat 16 trotters Sunday in winning the $680,000 Prix d’Amerique at the Vincennes race track.

Driver and owner Jean-Baptiste Bossuet kept Tenor de Baune near the front for the first of two laps, before taking a small lead. Tenor de Baune then broke clear on the final straightaway, finishing about three lengths ahead of runner-up Reve d’Udon.

Ultra Ducal was third, followed by Piper Cub and Queila Gede.

It was Tenor de Baune’s first win in the Prix d’Amerique, considered the unofficial championship of harness racing.


SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) - Addis Abebe of Ethiopia won the international cross country race of San Sebastian, beating Osoro Ondoro of Kenya by one second Sunday.

Abebe won the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race at the Anoeta racetrack in 30 minutes, 9 seconds. Antonio Silio of Argentina was third in 30:13.

The women’s 5.6-kilometer (3 1/2 -mile) race was won by Susan Sirma of Kenya in 18:58. Marcianne Mukamurenzi of Rwanda was second in 19:00 and Andrea Wallace of Britain third in 19:07.


TOKYO (AP) - China’s Ma Wenge beat countryman Yu Shontong 21-19, 25-23, 21-16 Sunday and won the Shirane competition, last of four table tennis tournaments on the world All-Star circuit.

Ma, winner of the singles and doubles at the 1990 Asian Games, beat North Korea’s Kim Song Hui, the 1985 Asian junior champion, 21-19, 19-21, 21-19 in the semifinals. Yu reached the finals by beating Hiroshi Shibutani of Japan 21-9, 21-15.

Eight players from North Korea, China, The Netherlands, England and Japan competed on the circuit.

World champion Jan-Ove Waldner of Sweden and two other members of Sweden’s world champion team, Mikael Appelgren and Jorgen Persson, were scheduled to compete, but withdrew for ″security reasons,″ apparently connected with the Persian Gulf war.


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Englishman Jeremy Robinson fired a 1-under-par 70 Sunday and won the Kenya Open golf tournament by five strokes.

Robinson finished with a tournament record score of 15-under-par 269. The previous record of 271 was set by Briton Morris Bainbridge in 1979.

Paul Afflick, Phil Golding and Sandy Steven, all of England, tied for second at 274.

The tournament was played at the 6,765-yard, par-71 Muthaiga Golf Club.

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