Undated (AP) _ TOKYO (AP) - Matt Keough pitched a four-hitter and his Hanshin Tigers ended their losing streak at five games with a 3-2 victory over the Yomiuri Giants Thursday in Japan’s Central League.
It was the fifth victory against four defeats for Keough, formerly of the Houston Astros.
Guy Hoffman, also 5-4, gave up five hits over seven innings as the Orix Braves beat the Seibu Lions 4-1.
Ralph Bryant, formerly with the Los Angeles Dodgers, singled home one run in a four-run third-inning as the Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Daiei Hawks 7-3.
MIURA, Japan (AP) - A French yacht sailed by Celine Hendrickx and Catherine Condolf won the first race Thursday in the Ladies 420 Class World Championship.
Another French yacht, with Jaunet Karine and Mezou Laurence, finished second in the race on Sagami Bay.
Third was an East German yacht skippered by Eva Elsner, followed by a Swedish yacht skippered by Martina Wendin.
The U.S. yacht, skippered by Nichole Breault, was ninth.
Among the 36 yachts competing in the championships are those from West Germany, Italy, Israel, Australia, Japan, Hungary and Britain.
TORONTO (AP) - Arie Luyendyk, winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500, will race in the Molson Indy July 20-22 at Exhibition Place.
Luyendyk, who’s best finish at Toronto was seventh in 1987, currently sits sixth in the CART-PPG Indy Car World Series going into seventh round at Cleveland this weekend. The Holland native has 48 points.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - The World Basketball League’s third annual All-Star Game will be held July 11. The game will be preceded by slam dunk and 3-point shooting competitions.
The West All-Stars will be coached by Tom Nissalke, a former coach of the year in both the NBA and the ABA. Nissalke is the coach of the Memphis Rockers, who have the best record in the WBL West.
Bob Patton of the Youngstown Pride will coach the East team.
SportsChannel America will broadcast the events live from the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
NEW YORK (AP) - Romanians Doina Melinte and Sorin Matei lead the latest Mobil Grand Prix standings through eight meets.
Melinte continued her undefeated Grand Prix season at the Olympischer Tag meet in Berlin Wednesday, recording her fifth 1,500 meter-victory in 4:02.20. She became the first athlete this season to attain 45 points, the most that can be accumulates prior to the Mobil Grand Prix Final without setting or equalling a world record.
Long jumper Innessa Kravets of the Soviet Union did not compete in Berlin and fell to second place with 41 points.
Matei placed second in the high jump and boosted his total to 41 points. High jumper Hollis Conway of the United States is second with 34 points, and American 1,500 meter runner Joe Falcon is third at 33 points.