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A roundup of the week June 2-8

June 16, 1980
June 16, 1980

Table of Contents
June 16, 1980

Belmont
Cardinal Sins
Duran
Baseball
Boxing
Reflections
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the week June 2-8

Compiled by Roy S. Johnson

BASEBALL—Arizona defeated Hawaii 5-3 in the final game to win the 34th College World Series in Omaha.

This is an article from the June 16, 1980 issue Original Layout

BOXING—JAMES WATT successfully defended his WBC lightweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Howard Davis in Glasgow (page 54).

GOLF—SALLY LITTLE shot a three-under-par 285 to win the $150,000 LPGA Championship by three strokes over Jane Blalock, in Kings Island, Ohio.

Larry Nelson shot an 18-under-par 270 to win the $300,000 Atlanta Golf Classic by seven strokes over Andy Bean and Don Pooley.

HARNESS RACING—NIATROSS ($2.20), Clint Galbraith driving, won the $100,000 Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-olds in 1:57[1/5] at Brandywine Raceway. It was the undefeated colt's 16th straight win.

HORSE RACING—TEMPERENCE HILL ($108.80), Eddie Maple up, beat Genuine Risk by two lengths to win the Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1½ miles in 2:29[4/5] (page 20).

Spectacular Bid ($2.10), Bill Shoemaker up, beat Paint King by 4¼ lengths to win the $319,450 Californian stakes at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in a track record 1:45[4/5] to become the leading money winner ever in thoroughbred racing. He has now earned $2,394,268.

SOCCER—NASL: League Commissioner Phil Woosnam laid down the law to two players involved in the June 1 nationally televised game between New York and Washington. In the Cosmos' 2-1 shootout victory, two Diplomat goals were disallowed on controversial calls and two Washington players were ejected for rough play or improper conduct toward officials. The Dips' subsequent protest proved fruitless as Midfielder Joe Horvath was suspended for two games, and the score was allowed to stand. Woosnam also fined Cosmos Defender Wim Rijsbergen an undisclosed amount and ordered him to send a letter of apology to a New York sportswriter, whom he shoved following a game in April. The Dips (4-8) then defeated Philadelphia 2-1 after Alan Green tied the game with only :37 left in regulation play and later lost to ASC Central leader Chicago (11-3) 5-2. Arno Steffenhagen scored three goals for the Sting, who had been upset 2-1 by Memphis. The Rogues won that game even though they were forced to play a man short after Player-Coach Charlie Cooke was ejected in the 25th minute. Seattle's stingy goalie, Jack Brand, got his ninth shutout of the season as the Sounders, now 13-1 and atop the NSC West, beat Edmonton 2-0, then topped San Diego 3-2 for their 11th straight win, just two short of the league record. The Drillers (6-6) bounced back to beat Los Angeles 5-1 on two goals apiece by Midfielder Klaus Heinlein and Forward Henk Tencate. NASL defending champion Vancouver is suffering. After losing a 1-0 shootout to San Diego at home and 2-0 to San Jose, last in the ASC West, the Whitecaps were 5-8 on the year and 2-4 at home. Conversely, Tulsa (8-4) and Fort Lauderdale (9-6) are enjoying surprising success, leading the NSC Central and ASC Eastern divisions, respectively. The Roughnecks beat the Strikers 2-1 as rookie Goalie Paul Turin made his debut and was named the star of the game. ASC West leader California (8-7) got its third straight win, beating Minnesota 1-0 with Laurie Abrahams getting the game winner at 77:10. Cosmos Forward Giorgio Chinaglia scored his 500th career goal against the Dips, then added another in a 2-1 win over New England and a hat trick as New York (10-2) beat Atlanta 6-0. The Cosmos, leader of the NSC East, now have scored in a league-record 51 consecutive games.

ASL: American Conference leader Sacramento's Goalie Tom Reynolds was stung for two goals by Cleveland's Andy Chapman and Sacramento lost 3-2. Still, Reynolds could hardly have felt as bad as Miami Goalkeeper Brian Parkinson, who allowed Pennsylvania to score three goals in the last nine minutes to tie the Americans 4-4. California and Golden Gate, locked in a battle for second place behind the Gold, met twice. In the completion of a suspended game, Golden Gates' Emilio Romero scored a goal in overtime to tie the game 3-3. And in the regularly scheduled game, Goalie John Lythgoe shut out the Sunshine 2-0.

TENNIS—BJORN BORG beat Vitas Gerulaitis 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to win his fifth French Open men's title. CHRIS EVERT LLOYD beat Virginia Ruzici 6-0, 6-3 to take the women's title for the fourth time (page 24).

TRACK & FIELD—At the NCAA championships in Austin, Texas, JEFF WOODARD of the University of Alabama high-jumped 7'7¼" to tie the American record set by Dwight Stones in 1976. UTEP won the team title by outscoring runner-up UCLA 69-46.

Lyudmila Kondratyeva of the U.S.S.R. set a women's world record of 10.87 in the 100-meter dash in Leningrad, surpassing by .01 the mark established by Marlies Göhr of East Germany in 1977.

MILEPOSTS—HIRED: By the Indiana Pacers, former Los Angeles Laker Coach JACK McKINNEY, 44, to replace Bob (Slick) Leonard, 47, who was released after 12 seasons as the Pacers' coach and four years as their general manager. McKinney, who had a 9-4 record in his first season with the Lakers before being injured in a bicycle accident on Nov. 8, 1979 that sidelined him for the rest of the season, becomes only the third coach in Indiana's history. Leonard, the fourth winningest coach ever in pro basketball, with a 573-534 career record, was 37-45 during the 1979-80 season.

By the St. Louis Cardinals, WHITEY HERZOG, 48, to replace Ken Boyer, who was fired after guiding the Cards to an 18-33 start this season. Herzog managed at Kansas City from 1975 through 1979 and led the Royals to three consecutive American League West titles before he was dismissed after a second-place finish in '79.

As coach of the Detroit Pistons, SCOTTY ROBERTSON, 50, who in brief stints with the New Orleans Jazz (1974) and Chicago Bulls (1979) had a 12-29 record. He replaces Richie Adubato, who had been the interim coach since Dick Vitale was fired in November.

RETIRED: After 32 seasons and 2,421 games in the NHL and WHA, more than any other player, GORDIE HOWE, 52, of the Hartford Whalers. Howe made his debut with Detroit in 1946. He scored a record 1,071 goals; was the NHL's Most Valuable Player six times; won the scoring title six times; and appeared in 22 All-Star games. In his most productive season (1968-69), he scored 44 goals and had 103 points for Detroit.

TRADED: By the Seattle SuperSonics, two-time All-Star Guard DENNIS JOHNSON, 25, for Phoenix Guard PAUL WESTPHAL, 29, a four-time All-Star. Johnson, who was named the 1979 championship series MVP, was the only unanimous choice to the all-defensive team the past two years. A 14.2-point-per-game scorer during his four-season career, he had a 19.0 average in 1979-80. Westphal, who scored 21.9 points a game this season, has an eight-year average of 17.1.