BOWLING—TOM BAKER won his first PBA title with a 213-182 victory over Tommy Hudson in the $80,000 Northern California Open in Fremont.
BOXING—ROBERTO DURAN won the WBC welterweight title on a unanimous decision over defending champion Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal (page 14).
Salvador Sanchez retained his WBC featherweight crown by stopping Danny (Little Red) Lopez in the 14th round in Las Vegas.
At the U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta, Military Champion JAMES BROAD of Wildwood, N.J. won the heavyweight title by decisioning Chris McDonald of Tiverton, R.I. The other winners were LEE ROY MURPHY of Chicago, 178 pounds; CHARLES CARTER of Santa Monica, Calif., 165; JAMES SHULER of Philadelphia, 156; DON CURRY of Fort Worth, 147; JOHNNY BUMPHUS of Nashville, 139; JOE MANLEY of Detroit, 132; BERNARD TAYLOR of Charlotte, N.C., 125; JACKIE BEARD of Jackson, Tenn., 119; RICHARD SANDOVAL of Pomona, Calif., 112; and ROBERT SHANNON of Edmonds, Wash., 106.
June 29, 1980
GOLF—BOB GILDER shot a six-under-par 274 to win the $350,000 Canadian Open at Ile Bizard, Quebec. He beat Jerry Pate and Leonard Thompson by two strokes.
JoAnne Carner beat Jo Ann Washam by four strokes to win the $100,000 Lady Keystone tournament in Hershey, Pa. She shot a nine-under-par 207.
HARNESS RACING—NIATROSS, driven by Clint Galbraith, won the $50,000 W.N. Reynolds Stakes at Buffalo Raceway for his 17th straight victory. The undefeated colt paced the one mile in a track-record 1:56[2/5] and finished 8½ lengths ahead of Elected.
HORSE RACING—GO WEST YOUNG MAN ($25.40), Eddie Delahoussaye up, defeated Balzac by a neck to win the $400,000 Hollywood Gold Cup in Inglewood, Calif. The 5-year-old stallion was timed in 1:58[4/5] for the 1¼ Smiles.
MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY UNSER, averaging 151.454 mph in a Penske-Cosworth, won the $400,000 Pocono 500 on the 2.5-mile circuit at Long Pond, Pa. He finished 21.03 seconds ahead of Johnny Rutherford, who was driving a Chaparral-Cosworth.
SOCCER—NASL: Seattle, still pacing the league—and the NSC West—with a 16-2 record, defeated Houston 3-2, with Sounder Defender John Ryan scoring two goals, and Dallas 5-0, as Forward Roger Davies got a pair. The shutout was Goalie Jack Brand's 11th of the season. Tulsa (9-6) maintained its lead in the NSC Central despite a 4-3 shootout loss to Houston, while New York (12-4) stayed atop the NSC East with a so-so week. The Cosmos lost their second straight, 2-1, at New England on an overtime free kick by Keita before coming back to beat Fort Lauderdale 2-0. The game left the Strikers at 11-7, half a game ahead of Tampa Bay in the ASC East. California fell behind San Diego 1-0, before Forward Laurie Abrahams' hat trick paced the Surf to a 5-1 triumph. California (9-9) was up in the ASC West at week's end, despite a 2-0 loss to the ASC Central-leading Chicago (13-3).
ASL: In the week's only league games, New York United defeated Cleveland 2-1, as Defender Redmond Lane had two assists, and lost to Miami 2-1. The all-star game, in Charlotte, N.C., attracted 8,623 spectators as the league's stars defeated Israel's Yehud Hapoel 3-0.
TENNIS—TRACY AUSTIN defeated Wendy Turnbull 7-6, 6-2 to win the $125,000 Grass Courts championship in Eastbourne, England.
Brian Gottfried beat Sandy Mayer 6-3, 6-3 to win the $50,000 Surrey Grass Courts tournament in Surbiton, England.
TRACK & FIELD—In the first two days of the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., STANLEY FLOYD of Albany, Ga. won the 100-meter dash; WILLIE BANKS of Los Angeles won the triple jump; MAREN SEIDLER of San Jose took the women's shotput; and JODI ANDERSON of Los Angeles placed first in the pentathlon (page 22).
Olga Kuragina of the U.S.S.R. established a women's world pentathlon record of 4,856 points, in Moscow. She surpassed the mark set by countrywoman Nadyezhda Tkachenko in 1977 by 17 points.
VOLLEYBALL—IVA: On the strength of the .500 attacking average of Ed Skorek, Denver (10-6) beat Salt Lake City 12-10, 12-8, 12-6 and Albuquerque 12-6, 12-5, 12-10 and ended the seventh week of play atop the Continental Division. Salt Lake (10-7), which leads the Western Division, then split two matches with the Tucson Sky. The Stingers won 12-9, 12-10, 9-12, 12-6 at Tucson but lost 6-4 in a tiebreaker.
MILEPOSTS—ACQUITTED: By a jury in a federal court in Roswell, N. Mex., former University of New Mexico Basketball Coach NORM ELLENBERGER, 48; of five counts of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of interstate travel in aid of racketeering in connection with the alleged falsification of junior-college transcripts of Lobo players (page 9).
ANNOUNCED: The retirement of First Baseman WILLIE McCOVEY, 42, of the San Francisco Giants, effective July 10. McCovey, who was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1959 and the league's MVP in '69, has a career batting average of .270 in 2,581 games with 1,552 RBIs and 521 home runs, which ties him for eighth on the alltime homer list with Ted Williams. McCovey holds the National League career record for grand slams with 18.
DROPPED: Because of legal complications, the Oakland Raiders' plans to move from the Oakland Coliseum to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which was left vacant by the Rams' decision to move to Anaheim starting with the 1980 season. The Raiders have yet to negotiate a lease agreement with the Oakland Coliseum for the upcoming season.
RETIRED: Boston Celtics Guard DON CHANEY, 34, after 12 seasons in pro basketball, 9½ of them with Boston. He will become an assistant under the Detroit Pistons' newly appointed head coach, Scotty Robertson.
SENTENCED: By a federal court in Brooklyn, former jockey CON ERRICO, 58; to 10 years in prison and a fine of $25,000; for racketeering related to fixing horse races at Aqueduct and Saratoga in 1974 and '75.
DIED: Jockey AVELINO (El Perfecto) GOMEZ, 51; from injuries suffered when his mount, Swisskin, broke down in the Canadian Oaks Stakes at Woodbine; in Etobicoke, Ontario. The 3-year-old filly snapped her right hind leg on the far turn of the $112,535 race, causing a pileup with two other horses. In his 37-year career, Gomez, a native of Cuba, had 4,058 wins in 17,041 races, won purses worth a total of $11,787,612, and earned the Canadian riding title six times. He was inducted into the Canadian Racing Hall of Fame in 1977.