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A roundup of the week May 31-June 6

June 14, 1982
June 14, 1982

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June 14, 1982

The French Open
NCAA Championships
NBA Playoffs
The Mad Hatter
Nathaniel Crosby
Baseball

A roundup of the week May 31-June 6

Compiled by Mike DelNagro

PRO BASKETBALL—With a 135-102 win in Game 5, the Philadelphia 76ers stayed alive in their best-of-seven NBA championship series with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers led 3-2 (page 24).

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BOWLING—TOMMY HUDSON beat Bob Handley 247-238 to win the $95,000 Seattle Open.

BOXING—LUPE PINTOR successfully defended his WBC bantamweight title with an 11th-round TKO over Seung Hoon Lee in Los Angeles.

Benedicto Villablanca won the WBA junior lightweight championship with an 11th-round TKO of Sammy Serrano in Santiago, Chile.

FENCING—Winners at the U.S. Fencing Association National Championships at Fairfax, Va. were MICHAEL MARX in men's foil, LEE SHELLEY in men's épée and PETER WESTBROOK in men's sabre. Among the women, JANA ANGELAKIS won the foil and VINCENT BRADFORD the épée.

GOLF—CRAIG STADLER fired a 13-under-par 275 to win the $400,000 Kemper Open at Bethesda, Md. by seven strokes over Seve Ballesteros.

JoAnne Carner defeated Sandra Haynie by six strokes to win a $250,000 LPGA tournament in Malvern, Pa. She shot a 12-under-par 276.

Martin Thompson sank a three-foot putt on the 33rd hole to defeat Andrew Stubbs 4 and 3 to win the British Amateur title in Deal, England.

HORSE RACING—CONQUISTADOR CIELO ($10.20), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., won the $266,200 Belmont Stakes by 14½ lengths over second-place Gato Del Sol. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1½ miles in 2:28[1/5] (page 54).

Exploded ($9.20), Laffit Pincay Jr. up, won the $300,000 Hollywood Invitational by 2½ lengths over Lemhi Gold at Hollywood Park. The 5-year-old colt covered the 1½ miles on the turf in 2:25[1/5].

Golden Fleece (3 to 1), ridden by Pat Eddery, beat Touching Wood by three lengths to win the 203rd Epsom (England) Derby. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1½ miles in 2:34.27.

MOTOR SPORTS—JOHN WATSON, driving a McLaren at an average of 78.2 mph on the 2.59-mile downtown circuit, won the inaugural Detroit Grand Prix by 15.7 seconds over Eddie Cheever in a Talbot-Ligier (page 58).

ROWING—CORNELL beat Princeton by 2.1 seconds to win the 80th Intercollegiate Rowing Association varsity heavyweight eight-oared championship on New York's Lake Onondaga. The Big Red covered the 2,000-meter course in 5:57.5.

SOCCER—With the NASL's Eastern Division lead on the line on a rain-soaked field at Giants Stadium, the Cosmos slipped by visiting Toronto 2-1 on Steve Hunt's last-second OT goal. Earlier in the week, the Blizzard shut out San Diego 4-0, giving the Sockers their sixth straight loss. On another rain-soaked field, in Tampa, the Rowdies and Tulsa were locked in a scoreless tie late in the second half and with the footing poor, it seemed a 0-0 tie was a sure thing. But then, with 88 minutes gone, Roughneck Goalie Winston DuBose, attempting a save, knocked the ball into the back of Tulsa defender Don Droege. The ball ricocheted into the Tulsa goal for a game-clinching score. With victories over San Jose (2-1) and Jacksonville (4-2), Vancouver moved past San Diego into second place in the Western Division, seven points behind the Earthquakes. Striker Ray Hankin, finally living up to expectations since coming to Vancouver from England before the 1980 season, had an "on" week, scoring a pair of goals in both Whitecap victories. In the Southern Division, Fort Lauderdale remained in first place, splitting two games against Portland, losing 3-0 and winning 1-0. With his top three scorers—Brian Kidd, Bernd Holzenbein and Branko Segota—all out with injuries and No. 5 scorer Teofilo Cubillas off to play for Peru in the WORLD CUP, Striker Coach Eckhard Krautzun wasn't complaining.

TENNIS—MATS WILANDER defeated Guillermo Vilas 1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4 to win the $917,000 French Open men's title in Paris. MARTINA NAVRATILOVA won the women's title 7-6, 6-1 over Andrea Jaeger (page 14).

TRACK & FIELD—At the NCAA championships in Provo, Utah, Del Davis of UCLA equaled the American record of 7'7¼" in the high jump that had been set by Dwight Stones in 1976. UTEP won its fourth consecutive team title, 105-94 over runner-up Tennessee. In the women's competition, UCLA won the team title 153-126 over Tennessee (page 20).

In Eugene, Ore., MARY DECKER TABB set a women's world record at 15:08.26 in the 5,000, surpassing the mark of 15:13.22 established by Anne Audain in March, and MATT CENTROWITZ set an American record of 13:12.91 in the 5,000, improving Marty Liquori's 1977 mark of 13:15.06.

Sergei Litvinov set a world record of 275'6" in the hammer throw in Moscow, surpassing Yuri Sedykh's 1980 Olympic mark of 268'4½".

MILEPOSTS—CONVICTED: By a U.S. district-court jury in St. Louis, Cardinal Defensive End KIRBY CRISWELL, 24, on charges of conspiring to manufacture and sell methamphetamine.

NAMED: As coach of the New York franchise in the new United States Football League, CHUCK FAIRBANKS, 49, after three seasons at Colorado, where his teams had a 7-26 record.

As NHL coaches: At Calgary, replacing Al MacNeil, BOB JOHNSON, 51, who in 15 seasons at Wisconsin had a record of 367-175-23 and won three NCAA championships; at Hartford, replacing Larry Pleau, who will remain as the Whaler director of operations, longtime minor league Coach LARRY KISH, 40.

PLEADED: Guilty to a charge of attempted possession of cocaine, RONNIE FRANKLIN, 22, rider of 1979 Kentucky Derby winner Spectacular Bid; in a U.S. district court in Lexington, Ky.

Guilty to a charge of assault on a University of San Francisco nursing student last December, Don All-America basketball Guard QUINTIN DAILEY, 21; before a San Francisco superior-court judge.

SENTENCED: By a U.S. district judge in L.A., boxing promoter HAROLD ROSSFIELDS SMITH, 38, to a 10-year prison term for his role in a $21.3 million embezzlement from a bank in 1978-81.

To life plus 60 years by a Maryland supreme-court judge in Baltimore, ADRIAN WARD, 20, the Villanova freshman hurdler who was convicted on April 27 of rape, assault with intent to murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.

SOLD: By the Norris family to pizzeria chain owner Mike Ilitch, the DETROIT RED WINGS, for an estimated $5 million.

SUSPENDED: By the NHL for the first 10 games of the 1982-83 season, Boston Bruin Forward TERRY O'REILLY, 31, for hitting a referee during a Stanley Cup playoff game on April 25.

DIED: WILLARD ROSE, 41, a stock-car racer from Flushing, Mich.; of a heart attack, moments before his auto slammed into a wall, during a 100-mile race at the Tri-City Speedway in Auburn, Mich.

Pone Kingpetch, 46, flyweight champion and the first Thai to hold a world boxing title; of pneumonia and heart failure; in Bangkok.

Lou DiMuro, 50, an American League umpire who was in his 20th season; of injuries sustained when he was struck by a car while crossing a street; in Arlington, Texas.