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September 26, 1987

TOKYO (AP) _ The Matsushita Electric Industrial Company defeated the Mikilua Gamecocks basketball team of Hawaii 91-82 in the second game of a three-game series in Japan Saturday.

The Japanese, the 1986 Japan champions, led 60-32 at halftime in the game played before a crowd of 5,000 at Kyoto Municipal Gymnasium.

Jerald Wrightsil was Hawaii’s high scorer with 23 points while Ryuji Tanaka scored 20 points to lead Japan.

The third and final game will be held on Sunday.


TOKYO (AP) - Warren Cromartie, formerly of the Montreal Expos, hit a two- run homer, powering the Yomiuri Giants to a 9-1 Japanese baseball victory over the Hanshin Tigers Saturday.

Cromartie has 28 home runs this season.

Bob Horner, formerly of Atlanta Braves, hit a two-run homer and ex-minor leaguer Leon Lee had a three-run shot as the Yakult Swallows romped over the Chunichi Dragons 8-4.

Former minor leaguer Carlos Ponce’s double highlighted a three-run third inning as the Yokohama Taiyo Whales beat the Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4-2.


NEW YORK (AP) - Sportscasters Jim McKay and and the late Clem McCarthy will be inducted into the American Sportscasters Association’s Hall of Fame on Dec. 3, the association announced Saturday.

McKay, of the ABC television network, has covered 10 Olympic Games, beginning in 1960, and has won 10 Emmy Awards, including the first ever won by a sportscaster, in 1968.

McCarthy, one of the great throughbred race announcers in history, called the Kentucky Derby and other prestigious stakes races for NBC radio from 1929-47. He then covered the Kentucky Derby three years for CBS radio.


ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Swedish runner Rune Larsson jogged into the southern city of Sparta two hours ahead of the competition to win the grueling 156-mile Spartathlon race.

Larsson, 31, covered the distance from Athens to Sparta in a personal best of 24 hours 41 minutes, 45 seconds. Second place went to 31-year-old Pattrjk Macke of Britain, who clocked 26:41.51.

Iranian runner Rab’ali James Zarei, 43, a London resident, placed third in 27:27.16.

Ronald Teunisse, 35, of Holland took fourth place with a time of 28:38.22, Miklos Mayer of Hungary finished fifth in 30:23.45, while 51-year-old British runner Alan Fairbrother placed sixth in 30:32.00

Forty-eight men and two women from 15 countries set off from Athens Friday morning.

The two American runners dropped out overnight. They were Marvin Skagerberg, 49, of Hoboken, N.J., Don Jewell, 49, of Long Island, N.Y.

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