HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) _ Australia’s Ian Baker-Finch and Japan’s Tateo Ozaki fired four-under-par 67s Friday and shared the first-round lead in the $222,000 Pocari Sweat Open golf tournament.
Playing in wet, windy weather on the 6,809-yard Hakuryuko Country Club course, the leaders were one stroke ahead of Japan’s Kikuo Arai and two in front of Ikuo Shirahama, Keiichi Kobayashi and Yasuo Nukaga, all of Japan.
The scheduled first round of the tournament Thursday was rained out. Two rounds will be played Sunday, with the winner collecting $40,000.
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners have placed reliever Edwin Nunez on the 21-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5. Nunez is suffering from tendinitis of the right shoulder.
The Mariners also have purchased right-hander Steve Fireovid from their Calgary farm team.
Nunez is the fourth Mariners’ pitcher placed on the disabled list. Reliever Karl Best is on the 15-day list and pitchers Roy Thomas and Jim Beattie are on the 21-day list.
TOKYO (AP) - Umpire Hiroya Tomizawa worked his 3,447th Japanese League game Friday, tying the league record held by retired Osamu Tsutsui.
Tomizawa, whose first game was in 1955, Friday umpired during the Chunichi Dragons’ 6-1 victory over the Yakult Swallows.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Dave Cecutti was named men’s basketball coach Thursday at Capital University.
Cecutti, 30, will trade three jobs for one. He currently is the university’s sports information director, tennis coach and assistant basketball coach.
He replaces Dave Grube, who resigned in March to become an assistant basketball coach at Kent State.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter, cut in midseason a year ago by the Indianapolis Colts, worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday.
An adviser said Schlichter had workouts planned with one other NFL team and a United States Football League squad next week.
″We brought him in for a physical, took him out on the field and had him throw to some of our receivers,″ Bengals offensive coordinator Bruce Coslet said. ″He threw pretty well. He looked pretty good.″
Schlichter started the Colts’ season opener last year, but sustained a broken thumb. He didn’t take another snap from center until released six weeks later.
″(The broken thumb) didn’t seem to bother him,″ Coslet said.
The Bengals are searching for a quarterback after the recent trade of Turk Schonert to the Atlanta Falcons and the expected retirement of Ken Anderson.
″Art’s a better quarterback than some of the guys we’ve had around here (at camp),″ Coslet said.
PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) - The maxi entry UBS Switzerland led the fleet of 14 yachts off Brazil in the final leg of the Whitbread Round The World Race, race organizers said Friday.
Esprit d’Equipe, the mid-sized French entry, was the handicap leader, with Philips Innovator, a mid-sized Dutch yacht, in second place.
UBS skipper Pierre Fehlmann, 43, ″expects to be in Portsmouth May 7,″ said Eileen Caulcutt, a spokeswoman for the Royal Naval Sailing Association, which organizes the race.
The 79.8-foot Swiss entry was 260 miles away from Punte del Este, Uruguay, from where the race left on its fourth and last leg Wednesday, she said.
Its total time in the race that began here Sept. 28 was almost 20 hours faster than that of Flyer II, the Dutch yacht that won the last Whitbread race in 1981-82.
Atlantic Privateer, a U.S. yacht, was 115 miles off Brazil, in second place in the maxi class.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) - A Welsh anti-apartheid group said Friday it would picket next week’s rugby match between the British Lions and an international team that includes South African players.
Hanif Bhamjee, secretary of the Welsh Anti-Apartheid Movement, said the game at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday violated an agreement banning sports links with South Africa.
He asked Welsh Secretary Nicholas Edwards to take action and called for a media boycott of the match.
About 40,000 fans are expected to attend the match, which is being held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Rugby Football Board.
CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) - Former Oklahoma State University Coach Paul Hansen Friday was named basketball coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
In seven years at Oklahoma State, Hansen’s teams compiled a 107-89 record. Before that, he was head coach at Oklahoma City University for six years and an assistant at Oklahoma City for 18 years.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Kamie Ethridge, a senior point guard on the women’s national champion University of Texas basketball team, Friday was awarded the Margaret Wade Trophy.
The award for the top woman collegiate basketball player was presented by the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Ray Sherman, an assistant football coach at Purdue University, has been hired as an assistant at the University of Georgia.
He will coach wide receivers.
Sherman played football for two years at Laney Junior College in Oakland, Calif. He played one season with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League and coached at California, Wake Forest and Michigan State before joining the Purdue staff in 1982.
NEW YORK (AP) - Earl Lawson, who covered the Cincinnati Reds for 34 years, Friday was named winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Lawson will be presented with the award at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. Aug. 3. A scroll honoring Lawson will be hung in the writers’ wing of the Hall of Fame.
Lawson, 63, served as a baseball writer for the Cincinnati Star Times, which later was purchased by the Cincinnati Post. He continued to cover baseball until he retired in 1984.
The award was instituted in 1962 in honor of the former publisher of The Sporting News.