TOKYO (AP) _ Ralph Bryant hit two home runs to help the Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Orix Bluewave 5-0 on Saturday.
Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, leads the Pacific League with 21 home runs. He had 38 last season.
Matt Winters had a two-run homer and a two-run single in the Tokyo Dome as the Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 6-0. Winters now has 18 home runs.
HAYAKITACHO, Japan (AP) - American Brian Watts fired a 4-under-par 68, even with a bogey the final hole, and moved into a two-shot lead in the Philanthropy Tournament on Saturday with a 208 total.
Australian Roger Mackay also shot a 68 and had a 210 total.
Todd Hamilton, who shared the lead going into the round, shot a 73 and fell three strokes off the pace.
TOJOCHO, Japan (AP) - Mayumi Hirase and Fusako Nagata shared the lead after three rounds of the Mizuno Ladies tournament with 142 totals Hirase a 50-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole and shot a par 72 Saturday. Nagata, the first- round leader, had a 73.
OSAKA, Japan (AP) - Olympic champion Brazil trounced Japan 15-11, 15-9, 15-11 Saturday in Group A first-round competition in the World League men’s volleyball tournament.
Brazil improved to 9-4 in the six-nation Group A, while Japan dropped to 5-8.
The top two teams in the Group A and B will advance to the final tournament July 30-31 in Brazil.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - World champion Holland edged Malaysia 2-1 in field hockey Saturday in the opening match of the Champions Trophy.
Defending champion Germany defeated Spain 2-0.
AGEN, France (AP) - A small plane crashed Saturday in southwest France, killing both men on board, police said. One of them, the pilot, was the father of Max Barrau, former captain of the French national rugby team.
Police said Albert Barrau, 72, was flying the single-engine plane when it crashed into a hill in bad weather shortly before noon.