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August 25, 1990

TOKYO (AP) _ Vance Law, a former Chicago Cubs, hit his 24th home run of the season and helped the Chunichi Dragons to a 4-3 victory over the Yomiuri Giants in Japan’s Central League Saturday night.

The Giants still lead the league by 15 games.


SHIMAMACHI, Japan (AP) - Masashi ″Jumbo″ Ozaki opened a five-stroke lead in the Daiwa KBC Augusta golf tournament Saturday by firing a 4-under-par 68 in the third round.

The eldest of three Ozaki brothers on the Japan PGA Tour had a 54-hole total of 199.

Ozaki bogeyed the second hole to end his string of bogey-free holes at 73.

He recovered quickly, though, with birdies on six of the next 12 holes before a second bogey, on the par-4 15th hole.

Katsunari Takahashi was closest to Ozaki.


OHITO, Japan (AP) - Yumiko Fukuda shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday and took a one-stroke lead with a two-round score of 139 in the Isuzu Ladies Cup golf tournament.

″It was the best score I have ever had,″ said Fukuda, who has not won a title in seven years on the women’s tour.

Tied for second place were Hiromi Takamura and Toshimi Kumura, who both shot 70s.

First-round leader Elizabeth Wilson of Australia crashed to a 77 and fell to a tie for 23rd at 146.

Kay Cockrill, at 152, was the highest placed American, followed by Marilyn Herbert at 153 and Jacqui Nicoletti at 156


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Alison Nicholas of England, seeking her first victory of the year on the Women Professional Golfers European Tour, edged into the lead by a single shot in the Haninge Ladies Open Saturday after firing a 2-under-par 71 in the third round.

Nicholas had a 54-hole score of 216. She was second on the European Order of Merit in 1988 and last year, and currently is ranked seventh.

Anna Oxenstierna of Sweden birdied five holes for a 68 to set a new course record and shared second with Dale Reid of England. Reid had a 72.

First-round leader Liselotte Neumann, the 1988 U.S. Open champion from Sweden, slipped to a 76 and dropped to sixth with five others at 220. Among them were Laura Davies of England, the 1987 U.S. Open champion.

American Debbie Petrizzi scored the second hole-in-one in the tournament, using a 5-iron on the par-3 second hole.


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Defending champion Simon Robert Naali of Tanzania held off his younger brother Thomas by four seconds to win a half marathon with more than 10,000 participants Saturday.

The winner covered the 13.1 miles in one hour, one minute and 45 seconds.

Thomas Naali led briefly in the last few kilometers, but his brother came back with a strong kick down the homestretch at Olympic Stadium.

It was Naali’s second victory in the Swedish capital in less than three months. He won the Stockholm Marathon early June.

Cathrine Newman of Britain won the women’s race in 1:12.29 for the 50th fastest time overall. More than 1,200 women entered the race.

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