TOKYO (AP) _Bernardo Brito hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning to give the Nippon Ham Fighters a 3-2 victory over the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in the Tokyo Dome on Friday. Brito has 18 homers.
Darrin Jackson homered to help the Seibu Lions beat the Kintetsu Buffaloes 6-0.
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) _ Former major leaguers Bobby Thigpen, Kevin Mitchell and Kevin Reimer can say sayonara to to the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks.
Hawks executive director Rikuo Nemoto said all three will be dropped after this season.
Mitchell and Thigpen are in the United States for treatment of injuries. Reimer, who is playing his second year with Daiei, has been reduced to a pinch-hitter.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) _ Top-seeded Val Wilder of Springfield, Mass., led the way into the semifinals of the USTA Men’s 35 National Grass Courts Championships with a victory Friday.
Wilder defeated Jim Flower of Columbus, Ohio, 6-3, 6-2.
Wilder’s semifinal opponent will be Van Winitsky of Lauderhill, Fla., who eliminated Alex Dias of Rye Brook, N.Y. 6-2, 6-2.
John Chatlack of Wheeling, West Va., advanced with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Scott Shannon of Mahopac, N.Y., and Andre Dupre of Westhampton, N.Y., ousted Bennett Sluzarz of Hermosa Beach, Calif., 6-4, 6-0 in the other quarterfinal.
HIROSHIMACHO, Japan (AP) _ Tsuyoshi Yoneyama expanded his lead to two strokes in the ANA Open with a 140 total after shooting a par 72 in the second round Friday.
Tsuneyuki Nakajima, seeking his fifth ANA title, and Hisayuki Sasaki both shot 69s to vault from second place from 18th. They share a five-way second-place tie at 142 with Kiyoshi Maita, Masahiro Kuramoto and Masashi Ozaki.
South African Ernie Els, winner of last year’s U.S. Open, had his second straight 72.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ South Korean Jung Il-mi’s hole-in-one highlighted a 4-under-par 68 in the opening round of the Cheil Ladies Open on Friday.
Jung, who turned pro only two months ago, aced the 157-yard 13th hole at the 6,752-yard 88 Country Club course.
Jung has a one-stroke lead over Japan’s Kaori Higo and Koreans Shim Eui-young and Song Chae-eun
Betsy King and Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson shot a 1-under 71, sharing ninth place with five Koreans.
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) _ Akemi Yamaoka fired a 3-under-par 69 Friday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Kosaido Asahi Cup Women’s tournament.
The 45-year-old Yamaoka is a 10-year veteran of the Japan LPGA circuit.
Tied for second place were Tseng Hsiu-feng of Taiwan, South Korean Kim Ae-sook and Midori Wakaura of Jpan.