OSLO, Norway (AP) _ Briton Steve Cram said Tuesday he considers his chances good to win next Saturday’s ″Dream Mile″ that winds up the 1985 Bislett Games track meet at the super-fast Bislett Stadium.
A week ago, Cram established a 1,500-meter world record of 3:29.67 at Nice, France. Said Aouita of Morocco was second in 3:29.71 and Jose-Luis Gonzales of Spain third in 3:30.99. Cram and Aouita were the first to post times under 3:30 for 1,500 meters, about 120 yards shorter than the mile.
Aouita will enter the 5,000 meters here, but Sebastian Coe of England, who set the listed mile record of 3:47.33 in 1981, will be in the field Saturday along with 10 other top runners, including Gonzales and Americans Steve Scott, Chuck Aragon and James Mays.
″It will be fast from the start,″ Cram said. ″With such strong runners in the field, you have to hope that the winning time can get down towards 3:45.″
American Mary Slaney also will compete in the women’s mile race. The women’s mile is not a Grand Prix event and, at least so far, no other runners of Slaney’s quality are entered.
But even in a solo race, and with good conditions, the former Mary Decker may be tempted to pursue the listed world record of 4:17.44 set by Romania’s Maricia Puica in September 1982. ---
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Shizuo Mori of Japan fired a 4-under-par 67 Tuesday and took a one-stroke lead after the first round of the $38,610 MAS- PGA Golf Championship.
M. Marimuthu of Singapore was second with a 68. Tied at 69 in the tournament being played at the Royal Selangor Golf Course were Lim Swee Chew and Lim Swee Wah, both of Singapore, and Sukree Onchum of Thailand. ---
OSAKA, Japan (AP) - The Pacific League exploded for 17 hits and two four- run outbursts and trounced the Central League 10-2 Tuesday in the final game of the three-game Japanese League baseball all-star series.
The Central League had won the two earlier games 2-0 and 6-5, but overall the Pacific League now leads with 53 all-star victories against 39 defeats and four ties.
Hiromi Matsunaga of the Hankyu Braves, who drove in two runs with two hits, was named the game’s most valuable player. ---
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Left wing Yvon Corriveau, the first-round draft pick of the Washington Capitals, has been signed to a National Hockey League contract, the club announced Tuesday.
″He will certainly have a chance to make the team this fall,″ General Manager David Poile said of Corriveau, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder.
The 18-year-old Corriveau had 23 goals and 28 assists for the Toronto Marlboros in the Ontario Hockey League last season.