Sunday’s Sports Shorts
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ South Africa’s two top heavyweights, Pierre Coetzer and Johnny du Plooy, have scored wins over Americans Phil Brown and Leroy Murphy.
Coetzer, who weighed in at 217 pounds, won a ninth-round technical knockout Saturday night over Brown, 231, in a fight scheduled for 10 rounds.
Coetzer raised his record to 31 wins and two losses, while Brown fell to 31-6-2.
In an earlier bout, du Plooy, 217, outpointed Murphy, 232 in a 10-round bout. Du Plooy now has a career record of 19-2-1, while Murphy lost for the third time in 30 fights.
The bouts were held at the Sun City resort in South Africa’s nominally independent black homeland of Bophuthatswana.
TOKYO (AP) - Fomrer major leaguer Don Schulze scattered eight hits over six innings as the Orix Braves beat the first-place Seibu Lions 5-1 Sunday. Schulze is 2-0. ---
HIROSHIMACHO, Japan (AP) - Tadao Nakamura had an eagle en route to a 5- under-par 67 Sunday to win the Sapporo Tokyu Open golf tournament by one stroke.
Brian Jones of Australia, who leads the Japan PGA money earnings list, shot his second straight 67 and shared second at 279 with Taiwan’s Chen Tze-chung, who had a 68.
Nakamura finished at 10-under-par 278 for his second victory this season and sixth of his career. He received first prize money of $71,000.
Nakamura started Sunday’s round tied with Chen and three Japanese - Naomichi Ozaki, Toru Nakamura and Kiyoshi Muroda. Nakamura had five birdies, and a bogey along with an eagle at the Sapporo Kokusai Country Club.
David Ishii, winner of the Hawaiian Open, shot a 72 for a 288 total and shared 16th place with three Japanese.
SANTANDER, Spain (AP) - Peter Hilse of West Germany won the 30th Tour of Cantabria cycling race on Sunday.
Jean Philippe Van den Brande of Belgium won the fifth and last leg, run over 86 miles with start and finish in this Spanish port city.
Van den Brande was clocked in three hours, 21 minutes and 44 seconds, ahead of his fellow Belgian Jean P. Heunderickx and Malcolm Elliot of Britain, who was third, both in the same time as the winner.
Hilse topped the final standings in the 458-mile race in 19:29:48. Two Spaniards, Victor Gonzalo and Fermando Martinez, were second and third, both one second behind of Hilse.
TOKYO (AP) - Brazilian sprinter Robson Caetano da Silva and Kenyan distance runner Thomas Osano scored their second victories in two days as foreign athletes continued to dominate the Japan Track and Field National Championships Sunday.
Da Silva, who won the men’s 200 meters on Saturday, edged Japan’s Shinji Aoto - 10.49 seconds to 10.50 - to win the 100 on Sunday.
Osano, the 5,000-meter winner on Saturday, surged ahead of a field of 34 Japanese runners after 1,600 meters and ran alone for the last half of Sunday’s 10,000 meters, winning in 28 minutes, 28.49 seconds. Japan’s Koichi Morishita finished second in 28:40.78.
Foreign athletes entered 12 of Sunday’s 16 events, and won 11 of them. They had won seven of nine events on Saturday. In all, 36 athletes from 16 countries entered at Japan’s invitation, but no Americans competed.