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June 6, 1992

LINCOLN, England (AP) _ Conor Henry of Northern Ireland won the Milk Race on Saturday, beating Belgian cyclist Willy Willems by 19 seconds after an exciting final 50-mile stage around the streets of this northern English city.

With only about eight miles remaining in the 1,093-mile race, Henry was in danger of losing his overall lead to Belgian pro Peter Verbeken.

Verbeken won the stage, but Henry managed to close to within 1 minute and 33 seconds when he finished ninth. That was enough to give him the victory.


POLA DE SIERO, Spain (AP) - Russian cyclist Dimitri Konyschev won the fifth stage of the Tour of Asturias Saturday, covering the 101 1/2 miles in three hours, 58 minutes and 21 seconds.

Alex Zuelle of Switzerland kept the overall lead, which he has held since the first day.

Zuelle, with an overall time of 20:06:43, was 21 seconds ahead of countryman Tony Rominger going into Sunday’s final stage.


FUJI, Japan (AP) - China scored its fourth victory of the ANA Cup International Table Tennis Tournament Saturday when Deng Yaping won the women’s singles title.

In an all-Chinese final, Deng beat Qiao Hong 21-16, 21-17, 14-21, 22-20.

Also Saturday, the men’s doubles title was won by Chinese Ma Wenge and Yu Shentong, who beat Japan’s Hiroshi Shibutani and Koji Matsushita 9-21, 21-17, 21-19.


LONDON (AP) - Pat Cash, Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic accepted wild- card entries for the Queen’s Club grass court tournament starting Monday.

Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon winner who is now to 209 in the world rankings, plays American Jeff Tarango in the first round of the pre-Wimbldeon event. Britain’s Jeremy Bates and Chris Wilkinson received the final two wild-card places.

They completed the strongest draw in the tournament’s history with six players in the world’s top 11, headed by top seed and defending champion Stefan Edberg, No. 2 seed Pete Sampras and third seeded Becker.


ANNAKA, Japan (AP) - Teruo Sugihara opened a three-shot lead after three rounds of the Japan PGA Senior Championship by firing a 4-under-par 68 on Saturday, the day’s best score. He has a 214 total.

Australian Bruce Devlin shot a 73 and was at 217 with Teruo Suzumura, Sadao Ogawa and second-round leader Katsuji Murakami. Suzumura shot a 70, Ogawa a 71 and Murakami a 74.

American Billy Casper was disqualified when he failed to sign his score card after the second round Friday.


SHIBATAMACHI, Japan (AP) - Australian Roger Mackay shot a par 71 on Saturday and took a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the JCB tournament.

Mackay, who started the round three shots off the pace, completed the three rounds over the 6,622-yard Omote Zao Kokusai course with a 206.

Second-round leader Masashi ″Jumbo″ Ozaki shot a 75 and dropped to a second-place tie with Australian Brian Jones and Hajime Meshiai.

Meshiai had a 69 and Jones a 73.


KOBE, Japan (AP) - Mayumi Hirase fired a 3-under-par 70 Saturday and tied Aki Nakano for the lead after two rounds of the Mitsubishi Ladies Golf Tournament. Nakano had a 71. They have 142 totals, two strokes better than Kumiko Hiyoshi, who shot a 71 Saturday.

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