LONDON, Reuter: Arsenal’s Centenary celebrations continued with a 10 high bury victory over Southampton a triumph which lifted them seven points clear of their closest challengers for the English League Championship.

The London Club, 100 years old on Christmas Day, had mercurial striker Charlie Nicholas in’ their starting lineup for the first” time since September but it was Niall Quinn who stole the show by scoring in the 73rd minute.

PERTH Australia: Mudassar Nazar, better known as an opening batsman than for his gentle medium pace, was the unlikely# bowling hero ass Pakistan upset. West Indies by 34 runs today at the start of the one day cricket tournament here.

Mudassar captured the key wickets of Desmond Haynes, Viv Richards and Gus Logie to help dismiss West Indies for 165 in 46.2 overs. This was in reply to Pakistan’s 199 for eight from the full quota of 50 overs.

OBERSTDOREF, West Germany, Reuter: Vegard Opaas of Norway snatched victory by the narrowest possible margin when he won a world cup 90meter ski Jumping competition, the first event in the annual Four Hills series. Opaas in fourth place after the first jump, produced the best distance in the second round of 106.5 meters to beat West German Thomas Klauser by just 0.1 points.

BRISBANE, Australia: Czechoslovak Helen Sukova had to overcome a spirited challenge from Chinese born American Hu Na before reaching the third round of the Brisbane classic women’s tennis tournament.

Article extracted from this publication >>  January 2, 1987