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May 6, 1985

TOKYO (AP) _ Former Texas Ranger Randy Bass drove in five runs on four hits, including his ninth and 10th home runs of the Japanese baseball season Monday, as the Hanshin Tigers routed the Chunichi Dragons 18-6. ---

KNOLE, England (AP) - Golfers expecting a peaceful day on the links at Knole Golf Club had to dive for cover when a World War II-vintage Spitfire fighter zoomed in on the course and put on a spectacular display of aerobatics.

The mystification of the golfers was surpassed only by that of war veterans at the Wildernesse Club, a half-mile down the road in rural Kent, southeast of London. They had booked the Spitfire for their Sunday V-E Day celebrations.

A disappointed Richard Webb, captain of the Wildernesse Club, said all his vets got was an occasional glimpse of the Spitfire above the trees. ---

SAN QUIRZE DEL VALLES, Spain (AP) - Spain’s Jose Angel Sarrapio won the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain cycling race Monday, finishing about three minutes ahead of his closest pursuers.

Robert Millar of Scotland kept the yellow jersey as the overall leader of the 19-day event, which ends in Salamanca Sunday.

Sarrapio covered the 120 miles in a time of 4 hours, 47 minutes and 37 seconds.

Antonio Coll of Spain was second, 3:14 minutes behind the winner. ---

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - NcNeese State University Athletic Director Ernie Duplechin on Monday announced that he will retire July 1.

Duplechhin became athletic director in 1979 and has been associated with the university since 1963, when he first joined the athletic staff as a graduate assistant coach under then head football Coach Les DeVall.

He was elevated to full-time assistant duties the following year and served as the McNeese defensive backfield coach until assuming the head coaching post as well as the athletic director’s job in 1979.

In three seasons as the head coach at McNeese, Duplechin became the most successful in the school’s history, taking his team to the Independence Bowl twice and compiling a 28-6-1 record.

In 1981 Duplechin gave up the coaching role to devote full time to his duties as athletic director. ---

LONDON (AP) - Everton won the English League Division 1 soccer title Monday, beating the Queens Park Rangers 2-0.

Everton, which also is in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the domestic F.A. (Football Association) Cup, clinched the championship with five games left to play.

It was Everton’s eighth crown and its first since 1970.

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