ITO, Japan (AP) _ Mark O’Meara of the United States shot a 4-under-par 67 to take a one- stroke lead in first round of the $160,000 Fuji-Sankei Classic golf tournament Thursday.
The 28-year-old O’Meara, winner of the 1984 Hawaiian Open, carded one eagle and five birdies on the 6,694-yard, par-71 Kawana Hotel Fuji course.
Japan’s veteran pro Tsuneyuki Nakajima shot a 68 and placed second. A total of 132 golfers, including 10 from the United States, Australia and Taiwan teed off in fine weather. ---
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Ellyas Pical, the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion, is expected to fight Kausai Galaxy of Thailand, who is the reigning junior bantamweight champion of the World Boxing Association, an Indonesian promoter said Thursday.
Boy Bolang, who accompanied Pical during a courtesy call with President Suharto at the presidential office, said he would try to schedule the fight between Pical and Kausai as soon as possible.
Pical defeated Chun Chu-do of South Korea earlier this month, becoming the first Indonesian boxer to win the IBF title. ---
TOKYO (AP) - The American pair of Eric Korita and Bonnie Gadusek scored a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 victory over Eliot Teltscher of the United States and Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina in the first round of the mixed doules in the $200,000 r Gunze World Tennis Tournament here Thursday.
In the men’s singles, the 1985 U.S. national indoor champion Stefan Edberg of Sweden defeated Kevin Curren of the United States 6-3, 6-2. ---
BELGRAE, Yugoslavia (AP) - A handball referee beat up the coach and several fans who disagreed with his decisions, Tanjug news agency reported on Thursday.
Vladan Milutinovic earned only criticism for his performance as the referee at a match in Bajina Basta, in Bosnia. But he kept his silence.
After he blew the whistle signifying the end of the match, he chased the coach and objecting spectators, beating them up.
Commenting on the showdown, the news agency said Milutinovic proved he was ″more familar with the rules of boxing than with those of handball.″ ---
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Canada’s national soccer team outclassed Haiti 2-0 Wednesday night in the second round of the World Cup soccer regional qualifying playoffs.
The victory enabled Canada to advance to the third round of competition with seven points out of a possible eight in a three-cornered home and home series with Haiti and Guatemala.
Canada’s Dale Mitchel scored the first goal in the 13th minute, and Pasquale DeLuca scored the second at the 55th minute before a crowd of 2,000 at Port-au-Prince’s Sylvio Cator Stadium. ---
MONTHEY, Switzerland (AP) - Allessandro Paganessi of Italy took the second leg of the Tour de Romandie road cycling race Thursday, outsprinting Juerg Muller of Switzerland, but Muller took the overall lead.
Paganessi cycled an average speed of 22.7 mph along the 98.6-mile course in near-freezing temperatures and steady rain, finishing in 5 hours, 18 minutes, 43 seconds.
The finish moved him to second in the overall standings, behind Muller. Muller finished Thursday’s leg with the same time as Paganessi but was outsprinted at the end.
Acacio Da Silva of Portugal finished third Thursday in 5:20.04.