Sunday’s Sport Shorts
MITO, Japan (AP) _ American Evelyn Ashford won the women’s 100-meter dash Sunday in the Mito International Track and Field Meet, but her 11.69-second finish was much slower than her 1988 Olympic silver medal performance of 10.83.
Tim Bright of the United States captured the pole vault, clearing 18 feet, 4 1/2 inches.
American Kenny Harrison won the men’s long jump with a leap of 25-11 beating the (25-10 1/2 of Chen Zunrong of China, the Asian record holder.
In the women’s high jump, Romanian Galina Astafei cleared 6-4 3/4 to beat American Jan Wohlschlag at 6-2 3/4 .
TOKYO (AP) - Former major leaguer Larry Parrish drove in six runs with three hits, including a three-run homer, as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Yokohama Taiyo Whales 12-11 at Yokohama Sunday.
Parrish now has eight homers this season.
The game lasted 5 hours, 10 minutes, the longest nine-inning game ever in Japanese professional baseball. The previous record of 4:45 was set in a 5-5 tie between the Yakult Swallows and the Taiyo Whales in 1978.
At Tokyo Dome, former Baltimore Oriole Mike Young singled home a run in the ninth as the Hiroshima Toyo Carp blanked the Central League’s defending champion Yomiuri Giants 2-0.
A three-run home run by former Toronto Blue Jay Willie Upshaw in a five-run seventh-inning rally helped the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks beat the Lotte Orions 7-1 at Heiwadai.
SINGAPORE (AP) - Unseeded Kelly Jones of San Diego beat Australian Richard Fromberg, the No. 7 seed, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4) Sunday and won the Epson Singapore Super Tennis Championship for the second consecutive year.
Fromberg, 20, started the opening game with two aces, but Jones, who won $32,400, scored the first set’s only service break in the fifth game.
The Australian then served and volleyed his way to victory in the second set, in which he broke Jones’ serve in the second and eighth games.
Jones started the deciding set with a service break, but then was unable to hold serve at 5-4. Fromberg won the next game with his ninth ace of the match, going ahead 6-5, but Jones then held, forcing the tiebreak, which he won 7-4.
Mark Kratzmann and Jason Stoltenberg, the No. 3 seeds, won the doubles title by defeating fellow Australians Brad Drewett and Todd Woodbridge 6-1, 6-0. They shared a 14,000 U.S. dollar first prize.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - American Mark Allen cruised to his third straight World Cup triathlon victory at Surfers Paradise on Sunday.
Allen, holder of the Hawaii Ironman title, 1 1/4 -mile swim, 46.7 mile cycling leg and 12.5 mile run in three hours, 14 minutes, 23 seconds to beat fellow American Mike Pigg by five minutes.
He earned $8,000 for his triumph.
Liz Hepple, who represented Australia as a cyclist at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, won the women’s section in 3:35.54, finishing four minutes 30 seconds ahead of fast-finishing American Laurie Samuelson.
Allen, 32, now has won 14 triathlon events.
More than 600 triathletes competed in the event.
AJACCIO, Corsica (AP) - Spain’s Carlos Sainz, driving a Toyota Celica, took the lead Sunday in the first day of the Tour of Corsica auto rally.
Sainz completed the 98-mile stage around Ajaccio in a time of 46 minutes, 28 seconds, establishing a lead of 9 seconds over Didier Auriol of France, driving a Lancia Delta.
Another French driver, Francois Chatriot, was in third in a BMW, 20 seconds behind Sainz.
Auriol leads in the world championships standings with 35 points after three events. Auriol also won the Monte Carlo Rally in January.
The Tour of Corsica continues through Wednesday with a total distance of 868 miles with 30 timed special sections.
PARIS (AP) - Britain’s Steve Brace won his second consecutive Paris Marathon in warm, sunny weather Sunday, beating Jean-Baptiste Protais of France by 31 seconds.
Brace’s winning time was 2 hours, 13 minutes and 10 seconds, well off the course record of 2:10:49 held by France’s Jacky Boxberger.
About 12,000 people, including one on stilts and another in a priest’s vestment, entered 26 mile, 385-yard race, held for the 15th time. Temperatures during the race climbed into the low 80s.
Brace pulled comfortably ahead of Protais with about 2 1/2 miles to go. Portugal’s Manuel Mattias, winner in 1988, finished third in 2:14:27, Japan’s Toshihiro Shibutani was fourth in 2:14:44 and Brazil’s Osmiro Da Silva was fifth in 2:14:46.
The top finisher among the women was Yishiko Yamamoto of Japan in 2.35:11, followed by Malgorzata Birbach of Poland in 2:36:53 and Japan’s Hiroe Fukada in 2:38:05.
ITO, Japan (AP) - Jumbo Ozaki came from behind Sunday with the tournament’s best score, a seven-under-par 64, and won the rain-shortened Fuji Sankei Classic by one shot.
Ozaki pocketed $59,000 for his first triumph of the season and his 66th career victory.
Rain and strong wind forced cancellation of Saturday’s round, shortening the tournament to 54 holes.
Ozaki, who started Sunday’s round in an 18th-place tie, eight strokes off the pace, started with three straight birdies and finished with two more. He also birdied the eighth and ninth holes on the 6,694-yard, par-71 Fuji Course of Kawana Hotel, southwest of Tokyo.
Ozaki had a 54-hole total of 208, five under par.
His younger brother Naomichi ″Joe″ Ozaki, Saburo Fujiki, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Toru Nakamura and Masanobu Kimura shared second place at 209.
Second-round leader Akihito Yokoyama shot a 74 and dropped to a seventh- place tie with Taiwan’s T. C. Chen and Noboru Sugai at 210.
TOKYO (AP) - World champion Sweden beat Japan 25-23 Sunday for its second straight victory and won the men’s title in the Handball Japan Cup.
Japan, 1-1, finished second and the United States, which did not play Sunday, placed third at 0-2 in the three-nation round-robin tournament.
Steffan Olsson scored six points for Sweden and Kenji Tamamura had five for Japan.
In the women’s event, Sartorio Valelie collected seven points as France came from behind to beat Japan 25-22 for its first victory against one defeat. France finished second and Japan, 0-2, was third.
The 1988 Olympic gold medalist, South Korea, which did not play Sunday, captured the women’s crown with a 2-0 mark.