A roundup of the week Oct. 17-23

Oct. 31, 1983
Oct. 31, 1983

Table of Contents
Oct. 31, 1983

The 49ers
Notre Dame-USC
Pro Basketball 1983-84
College Football
Pro Football
Hubie Brown
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the week Oct. 17-23

Compiled by Ivan Maisel

ARCHERY—At the world championships in Long Beach, Calif., RICK McKINNEY of the U.S. won his second men's title, edging countryman Darrell Pace. Both finished with 2,617 points, but McKinney had shot 124 10s to Pace's 116. JIN HO KIM of South Korea won the women's title, while the U.S. and SOUTH KOREA won the men's and women's team titles, respectively.

This is an article from the Oct. 31, 1983 issue Original Layout

BOXING—BRUCE CURRY successfully defended his WBC super lightweight title with a 12-round split decision over Leroy Haley in Las Vegas.

Eusebio Pedroza retained his WBA featherweight title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Jose Caba in Saint-Vincent, Italy.

PRO FOOTBALL—There were so many comebacks it seemed Lee Iacocca had been named commissioner. Green Bay set the tone Monday night, when Jan Stenerud kicked a 20-yard field goal with 54 seconds left to beat Washington 48-47. On Sunday, the Redskins rebounded to overpower Detroit 38-17, despite the absence of John Riggins due to an ailing back. Joe Washington started in his place and rushed for 147 yards. Atlanta trailed the Jets 21-0 late in the third quarter but needed only 4:08 to tie the score. With White Shoes Johnson, who scored a TD on a 71-yard punt return in the last quarter, leading the way, the Falcons went on to a 27-21 victory. The San Francisco 49ers scored 21 points in the last 7:51 to overcome the Los Angeles Rams 45-35 (page 22). Denver scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Dan Fouts-less (shoulder injury) San Diego 14-6. New Orleans quickly fell behind Tampa Bay 14-0, but Safety Bobby Johnson's 70-yard third-quarter interception return for a TD gave the Saints a 24-21 win over the 0-8 Bucs. Veteran Cornerback Ken Riley's 42-yard interception return for a score gave Cincinnati a 28-21 win over Cleveland. The Browns had led 21-14 in the third quarter. Two other comebacks didn't quite pay off. Seattle charged from a 24-0 deficit to scare Pittsburgh before succumbing 27-21, and Green Bay couldn't do it again. The Packers fell behind Minnesota 17-3 before losing 20-17 in overtime on Benny Ricardo's 32-yard field goal. Dallas, which had come back seven times in going 7-0, had something of a reverse pulled, as the Los Angeles Raiders came back to win 40-38, on a 26-yard field goal by Chris Bahr with :20 remaining on the clock. Miami whipped Baltimore 21-7, Chicago edged Philadelphia 7-6, New England shocked Buffalo 31-0 and Kansas City kept Houston winless with a 13-10 overtime win.

GOLF—PAYNE STEWART shot a 19-under-par 269 to win a $400,000 PGA event by two strokes over Nick Faldo and Mark McCumber in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

HOCKEY—Quebec blew through its three opponents like a Nordique wind, winning by a combined score of 24-6. Tony McKegney had five goals and three assists, and Peter Stasny added two goals and six assists during the Quebec binge. The Nordiques, who lead the Adams Division and have three of the NHL's top four scorers, capped off the week with an 11-2 thrashing of Minnesota. Those 11 goals were the most the North Stars have allowed in a game in nearly seven years. The Rangers beat the Islanders 3-2, with rookie Right Wing Peter Sundstrom, at 3:09 of the third period, scoring his third game-winning goal of the season. He made it four the next night when his overtime goal gave the 9-1 Rangers a 6-5 win. They paced the Patrick Division, which had a bad week. Its six teams were 2-7-1 in intra-division play. Edmonton continued to lead the Smythe Division, despite having its seven-game season-opening win streak snapped 7-2 by previously winless Los Angeles. Thus buoyed, the Kings blitzed New Jersey 8-3, with newly acquired Ken Houston getting a hat trick. In a battle for sole possession of first place in the Norris Division, Joey Mullen's pair of goals gave St. Louis a 2-1 victory over Chicago.

HORSE RACING—A PHENOMENON, ridden by Angel Cordero, won the $115,000 Vosburgh Stakes at Aqueduct by 1¾ lengths over Fit to Fight. The 3-year-old's time for the seven furlongs was 1:21.

MARATHON—ROD DIXON won the New York Marathon with a time of 2:08:59, nine seconds faster than that of Geoff Smith. GRETE WAITZ won her fifth women's title, in a time of 2:27:00. Laura Fogli was second, 4:49 seconds back (page 94).

MOTOR SPORTS—TEO FABI, in a March, won a 300-km Indy-car race by 22 seconds over Mario Andretti, in a Lola. Fabi averaged 106.943 mph on the 1.9-mile Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif.

TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT LLOYD defeated Jo Durie 6-1, 6-1 to win the $150,000 Daihatsu Challenge, in Brighton, England.

Brian Gottfried beat Mel Purcell 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 to win a $117,000 Grand Prix event in Vienna.

TRIATHLON—At the Ironman World Championships in Kailua, Hawaii, DAVE SCOTT won his second consecutive title with a time of 9:05:56, beating Scott Tinley by 37 seconds. SYLVIANE PUNTOUS won the women's division, finishing in a time of 10:43:34, nearly six minutes ahead of the runner-up, her twin, Patricia.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: PGA Player of the Year, HAL SUTTON, 25, who this year has won the PGA and Tournament Players championships.

PLEADED GUILTY: In Federal District Court in Kansas City, 1971 American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner VIDA BLUE, 34, to a charge of possessing three grams of cocaine, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $5,000 fine. Blue, who was waived by the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 5, was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. He will be sentenced on Nov. 17.

SIGNED: By the St. Louis Steamers of the MISL, Midfielder RICK DAVIS, 24, a six-year veteran of the NASL's Cosmos, to a three-year contract for an undisclosed amount.

SUSPENDED: For two years, retroactive to Aug. 14, by the International Weightlifting Federation, 132-pound-class world-record holder DANIEL NUNEZ, 25, of Cuba, Olympic 242-pound-and-over-class medal prospect JEFF MICHELS, 21, of Chicago and nine other lifters for using banned substances during the 1983 Pan American Games.

TRADED: By the Los Angeles Kings, Defenseman LARRY MURPHY, 22, to the Washington Capitals for Defenseman BRIAN ENGBLOM, 28, and Right Wing KEN HOUSTON, 30. By the Pittsburgh Penguins, Right Wing RICH SUTTER, 19, and a second-round draft choice in 1984, to the Philadelphia Flyers for centers RON FLOCKHART, 23, and MARK TAYLOR, 25, Left Wing ANDY BRICKLEY, 23, and a first-round pick in '84. The teams will also switch third-round draft positions in '84.

By the Phoenix Suns, Guard DAVID THIRDKILL, 23, to the Detroit Pistons for two draft choices.

DIED: PETER SEITZ, 78, the labor arbitrator whose decision paved the way for baseball's present system of free agency; following spinal surgery; in New York. In 1975 cases involving pitchers Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally, Seitz ruled that the reserve clause, which to that date had bound a player to a club indefinitely, was valid for only one year following expiration of the contract.

Kelso, 26, five-time Horse of the Year (1960-64), who finished in the money in 53 of 63 starts and won $1,977,896; of a suspected case of colic; in Chesapeake City, Md.