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A roundup of the week Aug. 23-29

Sept. 06, 1982
Sept. 06, 1982

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Sept. 6, 1982

Rickey Henderson
L.A. Raiders
Stolen Bases
Mr. Johnson
TV/Radio
Boxing

A roundup of the week Aug. 23-29

Compiled By Rob Buchanan

BASEBALL—KIRKLAND, WASH. defeated Taiwan 6-0 to win the 36th Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. (page 54).

This is an article from the Sept. 6, 1982 issue Original Layout

BASKETBALL—The SOVIET UNION edged the United States 95-94 to win the ninth World Basketball Championships in Cali, Colombia.

BOWLING—DAVE HUSTED defeated Marshall Holman 214-193 to win the last event on the PBA's summer tour, the $95,000 Sarasota (Fla.) Open.

CYCLING—American women dominated the first week, wholly devoted to track racing, of the world championships in Leicester, England, finishing 1-2 in both women's events. REBECCA TWIGG overhauled Connie Carpenter to win the pursuit, while CONNIE PARASKEVIN won the sprint title when defending champion Sheila Young-Ochowitz ran into her and was disqualified. In men's events, SERGEI KOPYLOV of the U.S.S.R. took the amateur sprint crown and KOICHI NAKANO of Japan retained his professional sprint title.

GOLF—CRAIG STADLER defeated Ray Floyd on the 4th hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the $400,000 World Series of Golf in Akron. The pair finished the regulation 72 holes tied at 278, two under par (page 20).

JoAnne Carner won her second straight tournament, the $165,000 Henredon Classic in High Point, N.C., edging defending champion Sandra Haynie in a five-hole playoff. After 72 holes, both players had six-under-par 282s.

HARNESS RACING—FRANCE'S IDEAL DU GAZEAU ($4.60), driven by Eugene Lefevre, won the $250,000 International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway for the second straight year, beating Zebu by five lengths. The 8-year-old covered the 1¼ miles in 2:36.

HORSE RACING—Laffit Pincay Jr. rode PERRAULT ($4.60) to victory by 2¼ lengths over Be My Native in the Arlington Million at Arlington Park (Chicago). The 5-year-old covered the 1¼ miles on turf in 1:58[4/5].

Justanold Love ($23.00), ridden by Jerry Nicodemus, beat Dashingly by¾ of a length to win the $778,000 All-American Derby, the final leg of the 3-year-old quarter horse Triple Crown, at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex. The colt took 21.68 seconds to cover the 440 yards.

MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP, in a Buick, won a 500-lap Grand National race at Bristol (Tenn.) International Raceway with a 3-car-length victory over Bobby Allison, in a Chevrolet. Waltrip averaged 94.318 mph around the high-banked .533-mile oval.

Rick Mears won a 500-km CART race for Indy-type cars in Riverside, Calif., finishing 66 seconds in front of the March-Cosworth of Tom Sneva. Mears drove his Penske-Ford at an average speed of 115.944 mph around the 3.3-mile, nine-turn Riverside International Raceway.

Keke Rosberg drove his Williams to victory in the Swiss Grand Prix, a race run in Dijon, France because of Swiss legislation prohibiting auto racing, beating Alain Prost, in a Renault turbo, by 60.03 seconds. Rosberg averaged 122.286 mph for 80 laps of the 2.36-mile Dijon-Prenois circuit.

ROWING—At the world championships in Lucerne, Switzerland, NEW ZEALAND scored an upset victory in the men's heavyweight eight finals, while REICHE RUDIGER won the single sculls to lead a strong East German showing. IRINA FETISOVA won the women's sculls, and her teammates triumphed in the eight as the U.S.S.R. dominated women's competition, winning five of six gold medals. Americans won six medals, including silvers in the women's four and eight and the lightweight singles (Scott Roop) and doubles (Paul Fuchs and William Belden).

SOCCER—Distribution problems plagued New York as the NASL's best-of-three playoffs got under way. After a scoreless first half against Tulsa, the Cosmos struck upon an embarrassment of riches: five unanswered goals. Giorgio Chinaglia, the league's alltime scoring leader, headed home the gamer at 47:27 and added another goal and an assist. In Tulsa three days later, however, the Cosmos' coffers were bare, and the Roughnecks handed them only their second shutout of the season, 1-0 on Njego Pesa's first-half goal. The thrifty 'Necks managed to hang on for the final 36 minutes with just 10 men on the field, Defender Billy Caskey having been ejected for tripping. At week's end, the results of the other three quarterfinal series were similarly ambiguous. After a relatively easy 4-2 win at home, behind Peter Ward's two goals and an assist, the Sounders dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to the Blizzard when a shot glanced off Sounder Defender Ray Evans and rolled into his own net for an own-goal. Montreal and Ft. Lauderdale split a pair of games in overtime, the Manic prevailing in the first, 3-2, and the Strikers taking the second in Montreal, 1-0. San Diego scored on a Cosmic scale to defeat Vancouver 5-1 in their first matchup, but then recalled the 'Mos' less impressive second-game output with a 1-0 loss of their own.

TENNIS—Unseeded LEIGH ANN THOMPSON defeated Bettina Bunge 7-6, 6-3 to win her first tournament, a $100,000 event in Mahwah, N.J.

TRACK & FIELD—DAVE LAUT equaled Brian Oldfield's American record in the shotput, set in 1981 in Modesto, Calif., with a heave of 72'3" in Koblenz, West Germany.

Bob Roggy broke his two-week-old American javelin record of 309'11", set in Kouvola, Finland, with a toss of 314'3" in Stuttgart, West Germany.

MILEPOSTS—FORFEITED: By order of the Big Eight Conference, three Kansas victories and a tie during the 1980 football season because of the ineligibility of Running Back Kerwin Bell, who according to the NCAA didn't meet the 2.0 high school grade-point requirement before making up work during the summer. Kansas' 1980 victories over Iowa State, Kansas State and Colorado and a tie with Oklahoma State were declared forfeits.

RESIGNED: PAUL BERGEN, 41, women's swimming coach at Texas, who guided the Longhorns to AIAW championships in 1981 and '82. Bergen, who in four seasons at Texas had 61 All-Americas and 16 national champions, will return to club coaching.

SUSPENDED: By the American League for 10 days and fined $250, Seattle Mariners Pitcher GAYLORD PERRY, 43, for allegedly doctoring a pitch in an Aug. 23 game against the Boston Red Sox.

By Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, for 30 days without pay, San Diego Padres Outfielder AL WIGGINS, 24. Kuhn cited the July 21 arrest of Wiggins on a charge of possession of cocaine.

TRADED: By the Philadelphia 76ers, Center DARRYL DAWKINS, 25, to the New Jersey Nets for a first-round draft selection in 1983 and an undisclosed amount of cash.

By the Cincinnati Reds, Relief Pitcher JIM KERN, 33, the Reds' player representative who began growing a beard in defiance of the club's dress code, to the Chicago White Sox for two minor-leaguers to be named later.

DIED: RAYMOND W. (Ducky) POND, 80, the football coach at Yale from 1934 to '40 and at Bates College (1941 and 1946-51); after a lengthy illness; in Torrington, Conn.

Richard Rasmussen, 27, five-time Eastern surfing champion and national champion in 1974; of wounds sustained when he was shot in the eye during an alleged drug deal on a Harlem street on Aug. 10; in New York City. Rasmussen, who this spring pleaded guilty to charges of selling heroin worth an estimated $500,000 to undercover federal agents, was awaiting sentence.