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April 21, 1991

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) _ The state police bomb squad safely removed a small bomb from the Bradley Bowl where the Professional Bowling Association’s Tums Classic Tournament was being held and the device later was detonated.

The small plastic-wrapped device was detonated outside the building by state police Saturday. No one was injured.

The building was evacuated while police searched for other bombs.

Windsor Locks police officer John McSweegan was called to the scene after police received a report of a bomb and found the plastic-wrapped cylinder, which contained a timer. He then carried it outside.

Police blocked off traffic in the area and detonated the device using a remote-controlled robot.


CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds recalled outfielder Chris Jones from Nashville of the American Association and optioned pitcher Tim Layana to the same team Sunday.

Jones was hitting .240 with two home runs and seven RBIs in seven games for Nashville. For the Reds in spring training, he hit .400 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 18 games.

Layana pitched in one game for the Reds this year with no record.


TOKYO (AP) - Tom O’Malley, formerly of the New York Mets, drove in two runs, helping the Hanshin Tigers beat the Chinuchi Dragons 6-3 in a Japanese League game Sunday.

Another ex-major leaguer, Mike Laga, hit a solo home run in the seventh, leading the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks to a 4-3 victory over the Nippon Ham Fighters. Laga, formerly with the San Francisco Giants, has four homers this season.


TOKYO (AP) - Ryan Thornton of Southwest Missouri State scored 24 points as the Midwest U.S. all-star team beat the South 108-105 Sunday and won the Japan Classic.

Andy Kennedy of Alabama-Birmingham scored 33 points for the winless South team.

The West, led by 28 points by Sean Green of Iona, defeated the East 112-102.

The Midwest, West and East all finished the tournament with 2-1 records, but the Midwest won the title on the basis of the narrowest defeat among the three - four points.

Anthony Jones of Oral Roberts led the East with 24 points.


MADRID, Spain (AP) - John Burra of Tanzania won the Madrid Marathon Sunday, breaking the course record with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 19 seconds.

Fabiola Rueda of Colombia, winner of the Rome Marathon two weeks ago, was the women’s winner in 2:38:45.

Burra, a prison guard, broke away from the pack at 15 1/2 miles and led the reat of the way.

The previous course record of 2:14:24 was held by Jose Cesar Souza of Brazil.

Antoni Niemczak of Poland finished second in 2:14:47 and Fedor Rizhov of the Soviet Union was third in 2:14:54.


BANGKOK Thailand (AP) - Unseeded Yayuk Bazuki of Indonesia beat Japan’s Naoko Sawamatsu 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Volvo Women’s Open Tennis Tournament Sunday.

Bazuki, ranked only No. 203 in the world, was in command throughout.

Sawamatsu, seeded second in the tournament and ranked No. 28 in the world, seemed to wilt under Bazuki’s strong attack and the high heat.

Before the match, the 18-year-old high school student said she would play defensively ″otherwise, if I play an attacking game, I will surely run out of stamina.″

Aside from Bazuki’s power, the match lacked fireworks with both players rarely venturing to the net and preferring to fight it out at long range.

In the doubles final, Nana Miyagi of Japan and Suzanna Wibowo of Indonesia defeated two Japanese players - Rika Hiraki and Akemi Nishiya - 6-1, 6-4.


ASOMACHI, Japan (AP) - Japan’s Kiyoshi Murota shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday and posted the first victory of his 10-year pro career, a two-shot triumph in the Bridgestone Aso Open Golf Tournament.

Murota, who started the final round three strokes behind Seiki Okuda of Japan, finished with an 8-under-par 208 total for the tournament, shortened to 54 holes because of rain Thursday.

Taisei Inagaki of Japan finished second at 210 after shooting a 69 Sunday over the 7,078-yard, par-72 Aso Golf Club course.

Okuda shot a 74 for 211 and shared third place with two other Japanese.

American David Ishii birdied three holes for a 69 and finished tied for sixth at 212.


TOKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) - Aiko Takasu of Japan shot the day’s best score, a 3-under-par 69, and beat Taiwan’s Tu Ai-yu by two strokes Sunday in the Tokushima-Tsukinomiya Ladies Golf Tournament.

It was Takasu’s first victory this season and 11th of her pro career.

Takasu, who started the final round one stroke behind Tu, finished with a 4-under-par 212 total.

Tu shot a par 72 for 214. Yuko Moriguchi and Ikue Ota shared third at 215. Each shot a 71 over the 6,114-yard, par-72 Tokushima Country Club.

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