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A roundup of the week July 19-25

Aug. 02, 1982
Aug. 02, 1982

Table of Contents
Aug. 2, 1982

Boom Boom Mancini
Heavenly Angels
Synchronized Swimming
Dwight Braxton
Baseball
Rite Of Passage
19Th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the week July 19-25

Compiled by Rob Buchanan

BOWLING—STEVE MARTIN defeated Wayne Webb 224-202 to win the $95,000 PBA Greater Buffalo Open.

This is an article from the Aug. 2, 1982 issue Original Layout

BOXING—HILARIO ZAPATA regained the WBC junior flyweight crown with a 15-round split decision over Tadashi Tomori in Kanazawa, Japan.

Salvador Sanchez scored a technical knockout over Azumah Nelson in the 15th round to retain his WBC featherweight title in New York City.

Ray Mancini retained his WBA lightweight championship with a sixth-round TKO of Ernesto Espana in Warren, Ohio (page 10).

CYCLING—BERNARD HINAULT won the 23-day, 2,180-mile Tour de France with an aggregate time of 92:08:46, 6:21 ahead of Joop Zoetemelk. With the victory, his fourth in five years, Hinault became the fourth cyclist to win both the Tour of Italy and the Tour de France in the same year.

FENCING—At the world championships in Rome, Soviet fencers ALEXANDER ROMANKOV, VIKTOR KROVOPOUSKOV and NAILA GILIAZOVA won individual titles in, respectively, men's foil, men's saber and women's foil, and the USSR won the men's foil team title. JENO PAP of Hungary was the men's épée champion while HUNGARY, FRANCE and ITALY won team titles in, respectively, men's saber, men's épée and women's foil.

GOLF—CALVIN PEETE shot a 10-under-par 203, two strokes better than Bruce Lietzke, to win a storm-shortened, 54-hole $350,000 PGA tournament in Williamsburg, Va.

Janet Alex shot a five-under-par 283 to win the U.S. Women's Open in Sacramento, Calif. She finished six strokes ahead of Sandra Haynie, JoAnne Carner, Beth Daniel and Donna White (page 16).

HARNESS RACING—MYSTIC PARK ($2.60), driven by Frank O'Mara, beat Messerschmitt by four lengths to win the $166,064 Yonkers Trot, the first leg of harness racing's Triple Crown.

HORSE RACING—ERINS ISLE ($4.60), Angel Cordero Jr. up, won the $219,600 Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park, beating Don Roberto by two lengths and covering the 1½ miles on turf in 2:25[3/5].

MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON, in a Buick, won a 500-mile Grand National race in Long Pond, Pa., 17 seconds ahead of Richard Petty in a Pontiac. Allison averaged 115.496 mph around the 2.5-mile Pocono International Speedway.

Rene Arnoux finished 17.308 seconds ahead of Alain Prost to lead a 1-2 Renault sweep at the French Grand Prix in Le Castellet.

SOCCER—New York got a stranglehold on the Eastern Division lead, squeezing Toronto 1-0 on a late (86:01) goal by Steve Wegerle and then throttling San Diego in overtime, 2-1, for its fifth straight win and 11th in a row at home. In front of its biggest crowd in Toronto this season, 16,241, the Blizzard declined to choke a second time, defeating Vancouver 3-1 on David Byrne's two assists and a goal to storm past Montreal and into second place in the East. There was little action in the South, where Fort Lauderdale remained the leader. Tulsa won 1-0 in overtime against Edmonton, and Jacksonville dropped a pair of 3-1 decisions, to Chicago and San Diego. Seattle won twice, 4-2 over the cellar-dwelling Drillers and 4-1 over the teetering Timbers, to move into a tie for the Western Division lead with Vancouver.

SWIMMING—At the U.S.S. World Championship Trials in Mission Viejo, Calif., STEVE LUNDQUIST swam the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:02.62 to break the five-year-old world record of Gerald M√∂rken by .24 seconds, and ROWDY GAINES surpassed his own 200-meter freestyle world record of 1:49.16 with a clocking of 1:48.93.

TENNIS—GUILLERMO VILAS defeated Mel Purcell 6-4, 6-0 to win the $200,000 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships in Brookline, Mass.

The UNITED STATES won the Federation Cup for the seventh successive year, defeating West Germany in the finals 3-0 in Santa Clara, Calif.

TRACK & FIELD—SVETLANA ULMASOVA broke the women's world record of 8:27.12 in the 3,000-meter run, set by Ludmila Bragina in 1976, with a clocking of 8:26.78 in Kiev.

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: As manager of the Cincinnati Reds, JOHN McNAMARA, 50, after the Reds' record had fallen to 34-58, worst in the National League West. He was succeeded by his former third-base coach, RUSS NIXON, 47.

SUSPENDED: By the American League for one week and fined $2,000, Baltimore Oriole Manager EARL WEAVER, 51, for striking Umpire Terry Cooney during an argument in a game between the Orioles and the Seattle Mariners.

TRADED: By the Seattle SuperSonics, Guard BILL HANZLIK, 24, to the Denver Nuggets to complete an earlier trade for Forward David Thompson; by the Chicago Bulls, Center ARTIS GILMORE, 32, to the San Antonio Spurs for Center DAVE CORZINE, 26, and Forward MARK OLBERDING, 26.

DIED: VLADIMIR SMIRNOV, 28, the best fencer in the Soviet Union—and perhaps in the world—and gold medalist in men's foil at the 1980 Olympics; of brain injury suffered during a match at the 1982 world championships in Rome. Smirnov's left eye and frontal lobe were penetrated, and fatal hemorrhaging of the cerebral ventricle resulted, when the foil of West Germany's Mattias Behr snapped on Smirnov's arm and the severed piece of the weapon tore through his mask.

Lloyd (Little Poison) waner, 76, outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the '20s and '30s and the younger of the celebrated Waner brothers; of complications resulting from emphysema; in Oklahoma City. A .316 career hitter, Waner played alongside his brother Paul (Big Poison)—the names supposedly were supplied by a fan with a New York accent who called Lloyd "little person"—in the Pirates' outfield for 14 of his 18 years in the major leagues. The two combined for 5,611 career hits, nearly 1,000 more than the five Delahanty brothers and 517 more than the three Alous recorded. Two years after Paul's death in 1965, Lloyd joined him in the Hall of Fame; George and Harry Wright are the only other brothers so enshrined.