BOXING—FRANK CEDE√ëO won the WBC flyweight championship with a sixth-round technical knockout of Charlie Magri in Wembley, England.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: Green Bay recovered from an embarrassing 27-3 Monday-night loss to the Giants to bury winless Tampa Bay 55-14. Packer Phillip Epps raced 90 yards with a punt return for a touchdown, Linebacker Mike Douglass rambled 35 yards with a Jack Thompson fumble for another score, and Lynn Dickey threw a 75-yard TD pass to Jessie Clark to highlight Green Bay's NFL-record 49-point first half. Dallas overcame a 24-13 halftime deficit to defeat the Vikings 37-24 and remain unbeaten. Cowboy Cornerback Ron Fellows returned an interception 58 yards for a touchdown to give Dallas a 27-24 lead late in the third quarter, and then Danny White hit Drew Pearson with an 11-yard TD pass with 8:53 left in the game to ice the victory. Ron Jaworski's 53-yard TD pass to Mike Quick with 1:45 to play gave Philadelphia a 28-24 victory over Atlanta. Chicago whipped Denver 31-14 as the Bear defense sacked Denver quarterbacks John Elway and Steve DeBerg nine times. Wide Receiver Willie Gault, Chicago's rookie sensation, caught touchdown passes of 15 and 72 yards to run his season's total to six. Resurgent Baltimore won 34-31 over Cincinnati despite glittering performances from Bengal Quarterback Ken Anderson, who completed 21 of 31 passes for 330 yards and three TDs, and Wide Receiver Cris Collinsworth, who had eight receptions for a team-record 206 yards and his first touchdown of the season. Rookie Curt Warner had a pair of one-yard scoring runs, and Defensive End Jacob Green returned an interception 73 yards for a TD in Seattle's 24-9 win at Cleveland, which snapped a three-game Browns' winning streak. Hapless Houston dropped its fifth consecutive game, 17-10 to Pittsburgh, as Steeler Quarterback Cliff Stoudt found Walter Abercrombie for a 51-yard scoring pass with 10:52 to play and Pittsburgh's Gary Anderson kicked an 18-yard field goal with 4:50 left. New Orleans limited Miami to just 244 yards total offense in its 17-7 upset of the Dolphins. Saints Running Back Wayne Wilson, subbing for the injured George Rogers, ran for 160 yards on 34 carries. Thirteen of his rushes resulted in first downs. San Francisco won its fourth in a row, 33-13 over New England, as Ray Wersching booted four field goals and Joe Montana threw for 288 yards and two scores. Rams' rookie Running Back Eric Dickerson, the league's leading rusher, gained 199 yards and scored all three L.A. touchdowns in the Rams' 21-10 victory over Detroit. The Lions, who lost their fourth straight, played without their own star runner, Billy Sims, who is sidelined for a month with a broken right hand suffered Sept. 18 against Atlanta. The Cardinals and Chiefs played as if they had broken hands: They combined for 15 turnovers, two shy of the NFL single-game record. In the end, the Chiefs got the upper hand, scoring 21 fourth-quarter points to coast to a 38-14 victory. San Diego's Chuck Muncie sprinted 34 yards for a score with 4:32 remaining and Linebacker Billy Ray Smith recovered Giant Quarterback Scott Brunner's fumble on the Charger 12-yard line with 52 seconds left to give San Diego a 41-34 triumph over New York. In Washington, the Redskins outscored the Raiders 37-35 to knock Los Angeles from the unbeaten ranks (page 20).
GOLF—JIM COLBERT shot a 19-under-par 261 to win the $300,000 Texas Open in San Antonio with a five-stroke victory over Mark Pfeil.
Kathy Postlewait shot a six-under-par 213 to win a $175,000 LPGA tournament in San Jose by one stroke over Charlotte Montgomery.
October 9, 1983
HORSE RACING—MAJESTY'S PRINCE ($17.20), ridden by Eddie Maple, won the $294,500 Man o' War Stakes at Belmont by half a length over Erin's Isle. Majesty's Prince covered the 1‚Öú miles in 2:23[3/5].
All Along ($36.60), with Walter Swinburn in the saddle, won the $312,000 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris by a length over Sun Princess. The 4-year-old filly ran the 1½ miles in 2:28[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP raced a Chevrolet to victory in a 400-lap, $197,020 NASCAR event averaging a track-record 100.716 mph on the North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway's 54-mile paved track to beat Dale Earnhardt, in a Ford, by three seconds.
SOCCER—NASL: The Tulsa Roughnecks won their first league championship with a 2-0 victory over Toronto in Soccer Bowl '83 in Vancouver (page 79).
TENNIS—SCOTT DAVIS defeated Vincent Van Patten 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 to win a $100,000 Grand Prix tournament in Maui, Hawaii.
Kim Shaefer beat Sylvia Hanika 6-4, 6-3 to win the $150,000 U.S. Women's Indoor championship in Hartford, Conn.
WRESTLING—In freestyle competition at the world championships in Kiev, DAVE SCHULTZ defeated Taram Magomadov 11-6 to win the U.S.'s only gold medal, in the 163-pound class. The Soviet Union won the team title, winning 10 medals, including seven golds (page 82).
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: As manager of the New York Mets, FRANK HOWARD, 47, who guided the Mets to a 52-64 record after he replaced George Bamberger as interim manager on June 3; and as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, HARVEY KUENN, 52, who led Milwaukee to the American League pennant in 1982 after taking over the Brewers in midseason. This year Milwaukee finished fifth in its division with an 87-75 record.
RESIGNED: HENRY (CHIC) CICCARONE, 45, as lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins, to enter private business. In nine seasons Ciccarone led the Blue Jays to a 105-16 record and three NCAA championships. Assistant Coach DON ZIMMERMAN, age 30, was named to replace Ciccarone.