A nine-man Japanese team took a five-stroke lead over a U.S. team captained by Hale Irwin in the competition in Kawanishi, Japan. Bobby Clampett's 68 was the best U.S. score. FOOTBALL

Cleveland Browns -- QB Gary Danielson did not practice because of pain in his right shoulder; rookie Bernie Kosar therefore might start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Detroit Lions -- Signed free agent G Ray Snell; waived WR Carl Bland. HOCKEY

Quebec Nordiques -- Coach Michel Bergeron was admitted to a Quebec City hospital with a viral infection and eye problems. In the few days he is expected to be there, assistant Simon Nolet will coach the team. BASEBALL

Free agents -- Oakland A's 1B Bruce Bochte (.295, 14 HR) and Los Angeles Dodgers C Steve Yeager (.207) declared for free agency, bringing the list to 29 players.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Extended contract of Manager Tom Lasorda two years, through the 1988 season. Asked waivers on 17-year veteran OF Jay Johnstone.

Oakland A's -- Appointed Bob Watson, Jeff Newman and Ron Plaza to Manager Jackie Moore's coaching staff; hitting coach Billy Williams retired. OLYMPICS

1992 Summer Games -- The Belgrade city assembly unanimously decided to nominate the city to host the competition, the state-run Tanjug news agency said. The other six candidates are: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham (England), Brisbane (Australia), Paris and New Delhi. COLLEGES

Louisville -- Athletic Director Bill Olsen and another official have been reprimanded and disciplined because of improper bonuses paid to volunteers who worked during the Metro Conference basketball tournament last year. CORRECTION

Maryland Weekly -- Rockville is the defending Maryland Class A soccer champion.