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September 19, 1992

KUMLA, Sweden (AP) _ Sam Ermolenko led the United States to the World Team speedway motorcycling championship Saturday.

The U.S., which earlier this year won the world pairs title, finished the four-nation final with 39 points. Ermolenko, of Maywood, Ill., scored points in each of his five heats, winning two. He clinched the team title with a runner-up finish in the 19th and next to last heat.

Sweden finished second, six points behind the Americans. Britain was third.

Greg Hancock and Billy Hammill also won two heats for the Americans.


BOSTON (AP) - Pat Porter, a two-time Olympic competitor, edged Dennis Simonaitis by two seconds to win the Alamo Alumni Run on Saturday. Porter, of Alamosa, Colo., covered the 5 miles in 23 minutes, 44 seconds.

Bill Rodgers, a four-time winner of both the Boston and New York City Marathons, won the masters division in 24:45. His longtime rival Frank Shorter, the 1976 Olympic marathon champion, finished second in 26:06.

Jennifer Lanctot of Millville, Mass., edged Lisa Brady of Brookline, Mass., and Lesley Lane of Chestnut Hill, Mass., by four and five seconds respectively to win the women’s division.


NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Evans of New York, led from the start and won the New York Road Runners Club’s Roosevelt Island 10-kilometer race on Saturday with a time of 32 minutes, 45 seconds.

Rob Benedetti of Spokane, Wash., finished second in the 6.2-mile event.

Susan Foster of New York was the women’s winner in 38:28.


NEW YORK (AP) - Russia’s Olga Markova, winner of the 1992 Boston Marathon with the fastest women’s performance in the world in five years, has entered the Nov. 1 New York City Marathon.

Markova, 24, won at Boston in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds, making her the fourth-fastest woman ever, behind Ingrid Kristiansen, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Rosa Mota.

Last year, Markova finished second at New York in 2:28:27. She led with four miles remaining, before being overtaken by Liz McColgan of Scotland.


TOKYO (AP) - Kelvin Torve singled home a run to lead the Orix Bluewave to a 5-3 victory over the Seibu Lions on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Lions held to a nine-game lead in the Pacific League.


MIKI, Japan (AP) - Hiroshi Ishii shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday and extended his lead to three shots after two rounds of the Duplo Cup KTV Pro Senior tournament. Ishii has a 135 total.

Lee Trevino had his second 70 over the 6,652-yard, Masters Golf Club course.


HIROSHIMACHO, Japan (AP) - Jumbo Ozaki opened a four-shot lead in the ANA Open by firing a 3-under-par 69 Saturday for a 54-hole score of 208.

Katsunari Takahashi, who shot a 69, and Masahiro Kuramoto, who had a 70, were tied for second.

Greg Norman fell seven strokes off the pace with a 75 in a third-round that included three bogeys and one double-bogey.


ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) - Huang Bie-shyun of Taiwan fired a 4-under-par 68, Saturday’s lowest score, and moved into a first-place tie with Michiko Okada after two rounds of the Kosaido Asahi Cup ladies golf tournament.

First-round leader Okada shot a 71 and the two have 136 totals.

Two shots back was Ayako Okamoto, who had a 68.


TOKYO (AP) - Takahanada took sole possession of the lead in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with his sixth victory on Saturday.

Konishiki, a Hawaiian whose real name is Salevaa Fuauli Atisanoe, won his fourth bout by bulldozing Takanonami out of the ring. Konishiki has a 4-3 record, as does another American, Musashimaru.

Musashimaru, whose real name Fimamalu Penitani, overwhelmed Kushimaumi by slapping him down in mid-ring.

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