BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Five-time winner Rosa Mota is passing up the Bolder Boulder race on Memorial Day.
Three-time men’s winner Arturo Barrios said Tuesday he will sit out the 10- kilometer event because of a leg injury.
Mota told race officials last week she would run in her eighth straight Bolder Boulder. But on Wednesday, the world marathon champion from Portugal called close friend Joy Rochester - Barrios’ wife - and said she will pass on this year’s race.
Many road races are having trouble attracting top runners this year because the athletes are training for the track and field World Championships in Tokyo in August.
Mota plans to defend her world title at Tokyo.
TOKYO (AP) - Bill Bathe hit a two-run homer Thursday to help the Nippon Ham Fighters to a 5-2 victory over the Kintetsu Buffaloes in Japan’s Pacific League. Bathe, a former major leaguer, has five home runs.
Mike Laga hit his sixth homer as the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks beat the Orix Blue Wave 7-3.
ITO, Japan (AP) - Australian Brian Jones fired a 6-under-par 65 in the first round Thursday for a one-shot lead in the Fuji Sankei Classic.
Gordon Marsh, another Australian, was in second place. American David Ishii was eight strokes back after a 73. Bill Glasson, another American, shot a 77.
TOKYO (AP) - Akane Oshiro shot a 3-under-par 69 Thursday for a one-stroke lead over defending champion Beth Daniel in the Konica World Ladies tournament.
Daniel, who led the LPGA in money earnings last year, had five birdies and three bogeys for her 70.
American Betsy King was tied for third at 71 with Japan’s Ritsu Imahori, Fumie Murayama and Shihomi Suzuki.
MILAN, Italy (AP) - Two policemen were among 15 people injured in clashes inside and outside the soccer stadium where Internazionale of Milan and Roma played an all-Italian UEFA Cup final Wednesday night.
A police spokesman said 18 fans were arrested, charged with resisting arrest and causing damage during a night of soccer-related violence.
Rival groups of fans hurled objects and fought briefly in the San Siro stadium before and after the match despite tight security and police lines designed to separate them.
One police officer was hospitalized after being stabbed by an an unknown assailant. Two fans were also stabbed. Their condition was not serious.
ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra (AP) - A severe snowstorm blocked a mountain pass and wiped out Thursday’s leg of the Tour of Spain cycling race.
The cancellation shortened the race by 83.7 miles.
Melchor Mauri of Spain remained the overall leader with a time of 43 hours, 4 minutes and 8 seconds, followed by Mexico’s Raul Alcala, 1:14 behind.
BAINS DE SAILLON, Switzerland (AP) - Tony Rominger of Switzerland won the second stage of the Tour de Romandie cycling race Thursday and took the overall lead.
In a sprint at the end of the 83-mile race, Rominger edged Scotland’s Robert Millar. Both completed the tough, mountainous course in four, hours 11 minutes and 25 seconds.
American Mike Carter finished six seconds back and moved into third place in the overall standings, separated from Rominger by 1:15 minutes.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - UNLV guard Travis Bice, who joined the Runnin’ Rebels as a walk-on in 1987, will not be returning to the team next year.
Coach Jerry Tarkanian said Wednesday that Bice will graduate this summer and plans to enter either law school or business school.
Bice was a reserve guard who became very popular with Rebel fans. He was the team’s third-highest 3-point shooter this past season, behind Anderson Hunt and Greg Anthony.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Big Eight women’s basketball team will go to Brazil in June for six games, Commissioner Carl James said Thursday.
The team, to be coached by Marian Washington of Kansas, will leave June 7 and will play national, junior national and club teams in Brazilia, Belo Horizonte and at a tournament in Rio de Janerio.
Named to the team were Kelli Epps of Oklahoma; Ericka Fields, Missouri; Kay Kay Hart and Terrilyn Johnson of Kansas; Sue Hesch, Nebraska; Sherrice King, Colorado; Lisa McGill, Oklahoma State; Mary Jo Miller, Kansas State and Tynnetta Rasheed, Iowa State.
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - Jose Maria Olazabal, runnerup in the Masters, will play in the International at Castle Pines on Aug. 15-18.
Olazabal won the World Series of Golf by a 12 strokes last fall.
DENVER (AP) - An old-timers baseball all-star game has tentatively been scheduled for Father’s Day weekend at Mile High Stadium.
The Denver Post said rock impresario Barry Fey, who promoted old-timers games here in 1983, 1984 and 1986, has reserved the June 15 date, a Saturday night, and reportedly is close to finalizing details.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fred Dwyer of Manhattan and John Moon of Seton Hall have been named men’s and women’s track and field coaches of the year by the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Athletic Track and Field Association.
Dwyer led the Jaspers to the Met indoor men’s title this year, while Moon directed Seton Hall to the league’s indoor women’s championship.