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October 7, 1986

TOKYO (AP) _ Mark Brouhard, formerly of the Milwaukee Brewers, hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to power the Yakult Swallows to a 3-2 Japanese League baseball victory over the Yomiuri Giants Tuesday.

Warren Cromartie, an ex-Montreal Expos’ player, homered with a man on for the Giants. The home run was his 37th of the season.

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NEW YORK (AP) - ABC Sports has signed a new three-year contract with the New York Racing Association to continue its coverage of the Belmont Stakes, Wood Memorial and Travers Stakes, the network and NYRA announced Tuesday.

The contract gives ABC to televise the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of racing’s Triple Crown, through 1989 beginning with next year when the race will be held on Saturday, June 6.

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DENVER (AP) - Father Mark Matson, noting that Pope John Paul II is an avid skier, is presenting the Holy Father with his own pair of K-2 VO Slaloms, complete with the pope’s name engraved on them.

Matson leaves for Rome on Wednesday for the canonization of Joseph Tomasi, a 17th Century cardinal. Tomasi came from Matson’s order, the Theatine Fathers.

″Each area where our order is from is bring a gift for the Holy Father,″ Matson said. ″We thought what could be more typically Colorado than skis.... It was between skis and Coors and skis won out.″

To be included with the skis is a Vail Express card, entitling the pope to free skiing at the Colorado resort.

Matson isn’t sure whether the pope will use the card.

″You never know,″ he said. ″He’s one of those - all you have to do is invite him and he’ll show up. He’s coming to the United States in 1987, so you never know.″

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Emiko Okagawa of Japan upset fifth-seeded Carina Karlsson of Sweden 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 Tuesday in a first round match of the $50,000 women’s Taipei International Tennis Championship.

In other surrpises, Nicole Provis of Australia beat sixth-seeded Niege Dias of Brazil 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, while Louise Field of Australia defeated seventh- seeded Isabel Cueto of West Germany 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

In other matches, top-seeded Helen Kelesi of Canada beat Bettina Fulco of Argentina 6-3, 6-3; Amanda Dingwall of Australia downed Akiko Kijimuta of Japan 6-3, 6-4; Gigi Fernandez ousted fellow American Laura Bernstein 6-4, 6-4; and Susan Leo of Australia beat fellow Australian Rebecca Bryant 6-4, 7-5.

Thirty-two players are competing with the winner earning $9,000.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Right wing Ric Seiling, who has spent all nine of his National Hockey League seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, was sold Tuesday to the Detroit Red Wings for an undisclosed amount of cash.

The Sabres made the 29-year-old Seiling the 14th pick overall in the 1977 NHL draft. In his career with the Sabres, he recorded 176 goals, 200 assists and 524 penalty minutes.

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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Cliff Robinson and Roy Hinson, acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers in off-season trades, have been sidelined from practice because of injuries, the NBA club said Tuesday.

Robinson, a forward obtained from Washington in the trade that sent veteran center Moses Malone to the Bullets, suffered a minor separation of his right shoulder during practice Monday, spokesman Todd Hittle said. The team’s physician, Dr. Michael Clancy, said Robinson would be out for at least a week.

Hinson, a forward obtained from Cleveland for the top choice in the draft last June, has tendinitis in his right knee and hasn’t scrimmaged since Saturday, the club said. His availability is being considered on a day-to-day basis.

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