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May 15, 1990

TOKYO (AP) _ Former major leaguer Brian Dayett hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, leading the Nippon Ham Fighters to a 9-6 victory over the Kintetsu Buffaloes Tuesday in Japan’s Pacific League. The homer was Dayett’s third of the year.


GADSDEN,Ala. (AP) - Former Denver Broncos coach John Ralston will coach a Soviet team which will play five American-style football games in the United States in July.

The tour was announced by the International Sports Connection, which represents USSR-American Football Union, a league made up of 24 teams in the Soviet Union.

The Moscow Bears will play Minor League Football System teams in Tacoma, Wash.; Fresno, Calif.; Oklahoma City; Macon, Ga., and Charlotte, N.C.

Former NFL players Bill Davis, Joe Galat, Chuck Clausen and David Beckman were sent to Moscow by ISC last month to conduct clinics in American-style football.


TOKYO (AP) - Kjell Dahlin scored two goals Tuesday as Sweden, runner-up in the 1990 world championships, beat Japan 8-0 in a three-nation ice hockey competition.

It was Sweden’s second victory against one defeat and Japan’s third defeat against no victories.

The world champion Soviet Union leads the double round-robin competition, having won both its matches.

Japan plays the Soviet Union on Wednesday.


VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Ian Woosnam has retained his No. 1 ranking on the PGA European Tour money-winning list.

The biggest jump of the week was made by Ove Sellberg of Sweden, who moved up to 18th place from 139th after his victory last weekend in the Belgian Open.

The first-place prize of $70,822 gave Sellberg $77,877 in earnings this year.

Woosnam, who won $47,192 in Belgium, now has won $241,494.


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Equestrian stars from New Zealand, Britain and host country Sweden were featured on stamps released Tuesday for the first joint equine World Championships.

The Swedish Post Office released a series of six stamps to illustrate the six disciplines which will be decided July 24-August 5 in Stockholm’s Olympic Stadium and nearby venues.

Dual Olympic gold medallist Charisma ridden by New Zealand’s Mark Todd illustrate three-day eventing. Britain’s Henderson Milton and John Whitaker, the most successful pair ever in the sport, are shown on the show jumping stamp. Both riders are favorites to win gold.

Sweden’s top hope, Christer Pahlsson and his brother Nicke, were on the driving stamp. The dressage rider chosen was Sweden’s Louise Nathorst on Chirac.


OSLO, Norway (AP) - Promoters of the Bislett Games on July 14 say the field for the mile will be made up of the world’s best middle distance runners.

″The field will be headed by Said Aouita of Morocco, who has asked for a pacesetter who can run the three first rounds (1,200 meter) in 2:45 minutes,″ said Arne Haukvik, spokesman of the Bislett-Alliance.

Aouita holds the the 1,500, 2,000, 3,000 and 5,000 meter world record, plus the two-mile record. But he has failed to break Steve Cram’s mile record of 3:46.32 set at Bislett in 1985.

Haukvik said Cram is recovering from injuries suffered this winter and his status for the meet is uncertain.

″But mile stars like Abdi Bile of Somalia and Peter Elliott of Britain are coming,″ Haukvik said. ″American ace Steve Scott is on the waiting list.″

Fifty-six track and field world records have been set at Bislett Stadium. All living record setters have been invited to the 25th anniversary meet.

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