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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, June 30, 2000

Pilots defeat Island
Movers in ninth

Mark Saccomanno's run-scoring single in the ninth inning gave the Anchorage Pilots a 2-1 Alaska Baseball League victory over the Hawaii Island Movers last night at Rainbow Stadium.

Kainoa Obrey, who had two of the Island Movers' six hits, drove in their lone run with a fourth-inning double.

Hayashi in the money

Kevin Hayashi shot a final-round 69 yesterday for a 54-hole score of 209 to finish in a tie for 13th place in this week's Golden Bear Tour event in Florida.

He earned $2,638 in finishing eight strokes behind winner Tom Carter, who had a 69-201.

Six young golfers qualify

Darene Matsuoka, Meryn Ito, Joan Shimozaki, Amanda Wilson, Leah Whiting and Kira-Ann Murashige earned berths in the U.S. Golf Association's Junior Girls' Championship by topping a field of 34 in qualifying play yesterday at the Kings' Course at Waikoloa on the Big Island.

Kern nets two in USA win

Former Punahou water polo standout Sean Kern scored a pair of goals yesterday to help the USA down Team UPS, 14-3, in the UPS International Cup in California.

USA improved to 2-0-1 in the tournament at the U.S. Water Polo National Aquatic Center in Los Alamitos.

Yugoslavia improved to 3-0 with a 10-4 thumping of Australia.

Triathlon at Waimea

Positions are still open for athletes who want to participate in the second annual Jamba Juice Mountainman Triathlon Sunday at Waimea.

Interested athletes can register on or before Sunday's event. There is a $50 entry fee for individuals and $85 per relay team.

The race, which includes a 500- meter swim, 20K bike race and 5K trail run, starts at Waimea Bay at 7 a.m. The entire course is in Waimea Valley Adventure Park.

Top bodybuilder here

Professional bodybuilding champion Flex Wheeler will make three public appearances in Honolulu this weekend under the sponsorship of Biochem.

Wheeler, a four-time Arnold Classic champ and five-time Ironman Invitational winner, will answer questions and sign autographs from 5 to 5:45 p.m. tomorrow at the new location for Body Building Supply Co., 736 South Street.

From 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, he'll be at a World Gym seminar at 433 Keawe St. Wheeler will be at Body Building Supply's 98-029 Hekaha Street location Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Soccer clinics, tryouts

The National Soccer Academy, a Hawaii non-profit organization, will conduct Soccer Clinics and Team Tryouts, July 7-11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Kapiolani Park.

The event is open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 13. The registration fee is $65. It covers all sessions and includes a T-shirt.

NSA director Fred Hsu will conduct the clinic and be assisted by Michele Nagamine, Kamehameha Schools varsity girls' coach.

For more information or registration forms, call 388-6058 or check the Web: www.nationalsocceracademy.com.

Kayakers to Pan-Am

Four kayakers from Hawaii will be among the best from the western hemisphere competing at the Pan-American Championships, July 8-9, at Lake Placid, N.Y.

Mike Stock and Andy Bussey from Kailua and Honolulu's Jim Farnum will compete on the U.S. Under-23 team. Megan Bussey of Kailua is on the U.S. junior team.

Also competing for the U.S. senior team is former Hawaii resident and three-time Olympian Mike Harbold.

Racers from the U.S., Canada, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Venezuela will compete.

Lennox Lewis aligns with Leigh Steinberg

Bloomberg News Service

LOS ANGELES -- Heavyweight champion boxer Lennox Lewis signed a contract with agent Leigh Steinberg to handle his public relations and negotiate product endorsement contracts.

Lewis, who is training for an upcoming fight with Francois Botha in London, currently holds the International Boxing Federation, International Boxing Organization and World Boxing Council heavyweight titles.

Those titles have help Lewis land about $4 million in endorsements with companies such as American Express Co. and London-based clothing retailer French Connection Group Plc. Forbes Magazine recently valued Lewis's endorsement portfolio at $4 million.

Steinberg said Lewis has been under-exposed in the U.S. and is looking to add to endorsements.

He said Lewis will have an opportunity to increase his name-recognition among the American public with a bout against former champion Mike Tyson.

"That fight will happen, whether it's sooner or later," Steinberg said. "Anybody who fights Tyson is going to fight in front of a lot of faces."



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