HONG KONG (AP) _ The Taiwan pair of Lily Wu Ming-yueh and Huang Bie-shyun shared the first- round lead with 1-under-par 71s Thursday in the $38,000 Hong Kong Women’s Open Golf Tournament.
One stroke behind and tied for third were at 72s were Japan’s Kayako Ikoma and Michiko Okada, and American Meredith Marshall. The 27-year-old Floridian led a group of 28 American players. ---
GARMISCH-PARTENKIR- CHEN, West Germany (AP) - World Cup officials canceled Thursday’s training run for a men’s downhill scheduled for Saturday after an overnight storm dumped 10 inches of new snow on the Kreuzeck course.
Race marshals could not get the course ready for Thursday practice and World Cup officials scheduled two training runs for Friday.
Saturday’s downhill is the last before the World Championships in Bormio, Italy, which start Jan. 31.
A men’s Super-G is scheduled for Sunday in Garmisch. ---
CINCINNATI (AP) - Chris Krabbe has been appointed controller of the Cincinnati Reds, succeeding D.L. Porco, who is assuming another administrative job with the team, the Reds announced.
Krabbe, a native of Cincinnati, has been assistant controller for the Reds since September 1983 and a member of the team’s accounting department since April 1973.
Porco’s title is changed from vice president-controller of the Reds to vice president-finances. Porco, who has headed the team’s accounting department since 1961, will continue to oversee all financial matters for the National League club.
Bob Howsam, Reds president, announced the changes Wednesday. ---
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) - South African Gavin Levenson shot a 4-under-par 68 Thursday for a two-round total of 137 and a one-stroke lead in the South African Open Golf Tournament at the Royal Durban Golf Course.
Bobby Lincoln, also of South Africa, fired a 66 for a total of 138 midway through the tourney. In third place was Britain’s Mark James, whose 68 put him one stroke back at 139.
Allan Henning of South Africa was at 141, after a second-round 69, followed by countryman Phil Simmons, who had two rounds of 71 for 142 in the $50,000 event. ---
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Roberto Guerrero, who finished second to Rick Mears in his first Indianapolis 500 last year, is the first driver named for this year’s race.
The native of Columbia, now living in California, will drive one of two new Cosworth-powered March cars entered by Bignotti-Cotter Racing of Chicago.
Guerrero, who started ninth in last year’s race, sharedrookie of the year honors here last year with Michael Andretti.
Entries for the 69th Indy 500, scheduled May 26, must be mailed by April 5. Practice for the race begins May 4 with time trials scheduled to begin May 11.