U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM QUALIFIERS
ROWING—MEN'S PAIR WITHOUT COXSWAIN: Dave DeRuff, Newport Beach, Calif.; John Strotbeck, Philadelphia. MEN'S FOUR WITH COXSWAIN: Edward Ives, Hamilton, Mass.; Greg Springer, Canoga Park, Calif.; Michael Bach, West Hartford, Conn.; Tom Kiefer, Salisbury, Conn.; John Stillings, Seattle. MEN'S QUADRUPLE SCULLS: Curtis Fleming, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Greg Montesi, Barrington, R.I.; Bruce Beall, Vancouver; Ridgely Johnson, New York City. MEN'S DOUBLE SCULLS: Brad Alan Lewis, Corona del Mar, Calif.; Paul Enquist, Seattle. WOMEN'S PAIR WITHOUT COXSWAIN: Chart Towne, Wild Rose, Wis.; Barbara Kirch, Tennlyn, Pa.
BOATING—PAMIR, a 45-foot Swan skippered by FRANCIS CURREN JR., won overall honors in the 37th biennial Newport-Bermuda race with a corrected time of 3 days, 5 hours, 59 minutes and 10 seconds. The 80-foot Frers Boomerang, with George Coumantaros at the helm, was first across the finish line, in an elapsed time of 3:10:11:50.
July 8, 1984
CREW—At the 145th Royal Henley Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England, the BRITISH OLYMPIC eight, rowing under the colors of the Leander and London boat clubs, defeated the University of Washington in the Grand Challenge Cup final by three lengths. The winning crew's time for the one-mile, 550-yard course was 6:22. The BROWN UNIVERSITY eight won the Lady's Challenge Plate when it defeated Temple by one length in a time of 6:42 for the mile and five-sixteenths course.
PRO FOOTBALL—In the first round of the USFL playoffs, Philadelphia struck for three touchdowns in an 11-minute span of the second quarter en route to a 28-7 romp past New Jersey. The Stars' Kelvin Bryant rushed for 117 yards and scored three touchdowns as Philadelphia, which had the best regular-season record (16-2) in the league, avenged its only two setbacks. The Stars will host Birmingham, which routed Tampa Bay 36-17 behind Joe Cribbs's 112 yards rushing and one TD, in the Eastern Conference final. In the West, Arizona upset Houston 17-16 as the Wranglers' Greg Landry hit Doug Dennison with an 11-yard touchdown pass with just 1:49 left to play. Arizona's opponent in the Western final will be Los Angeles, which ousted defending champion Michigan 27-21 in the longest pro football game ever played (page 22).
GOLF—GREG NORMAN shot a final-round five-under-par 67 to win the $525,000 Canadian Open in Oakville, Ont. His 278 for the tournament was 10 strokes under par and two shots better than runner-up Jack Nicklaus's total.
By shooting a one-over-par 71, MILLER BARBER won the United States Senior Open in Pittsford, N.Y. by two strokes over Arnold Palmer (page 60).
Amy Alcott shot a tournament-record seven-under-par 65 in the final round to win the $200,000 Lady Keystone Open in Hershey, Pa.
HORSE RACING—EL GRAN SENOR, ridden by Pat Eddery, won the Irish Sweeps Derby at the Curragh track in Eire by a length over Rainbow Quest. The 3-year-old was timed in 2:31.5 for the 1½ miles.
At the threshold ($2.80), with Pat Day in the irons, won the $119,000 Arlington Classic at Arlington Park by 1¼ lengths over Par Flite. The 3-year-old colt's time for the 1‚⅛-mile race was 1:50[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—MARIO ANDRETTI drove a Cosworth-powered Lola to victory in the inaugural Meadowlands Grand Prix for Indy Cars at East Rutherford, N.J., averaging 80.742 mph around the 1.68-mile course to finish 51.7 seconds ahead of Danny Sullivan in another Lola (page 62).
SOCCER—NASL: After rolling to four consecutive victories, the Cosmos stumbled to two straight shutout defeats. Toronto, which had been held scoreless in its last two matches, stunned the Cosmos 4-0. The Cosmos then fell 1-0 in Minnesota as the Strikers' Brian Kidd scored a goal at 38:15. Tulsa and San Diego split a home-and-home series. Kaz Deyna, Steve Daley and Paulo Moura each had first-half goals in the Sockers' home victory over the Roughnecks. Tulsa then returned home to beat San Diego 3-1 as Barry Wallace scored the deciding goal with 9:24 left to play. Golden Bay whipped Tampa Bay 9-0 as Steve Zungul had four goals and an assist, and Igor Vrablick had two goals and two assists. Western Division leader Vancouver nipped visiting Chicago, the pacesetter in the East, 1-0, and then eased past Toronto 2-1 in overtime.
SWIMMING—Three world records were set at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis: JOHN MOFFET, 1:02.13 in the 100-meter breaststroke, .15 of a second faster than the mark set last year by Steve Lundquist; PABLO MORALES, 53:38 in the, 100 butterfly, .06 of a second better than Matt Gribbles' standard set last August; RICK CAREY, 1:58.86 in the 200 backstroke, surpassing by .07 of a second the record he set last year (page 14).
TRACK & FIELD—INGRID KRISTIANSEN established a women's world record in the 5,000 meters of 14:58.89 in Oslo, 9.37 seconds faster than the mark set by Mary Decker in 1982.
MILEPOSTS—DISMISSED: As coach of the USFL Denver Gold, CRAIG MORTON, 41. In 1½ seasons Morton guided the Gold to a 12-12 record. Denver had a 9-9 mark this season but lost eight of its last 10 games and failed to make the playoffs.
INJURED: SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY, 44, three-time National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel champion, in a crash in which her racer, which had been traveling 247 mph, hurtled off the track at the Sanair drag strip near Montreal. Muldowney subsequently underwent six hours of surgery at Montreal General Hospital to repair three fractures of the right leg, two broken ankles, torn cartilage in the left knee and a severed right thumb.
NAMED: As the NBA's Most Valuable Player, Boston Celtics forward LARRY BIRD, 27. Bird averaged 24.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game during the regular season and the playoffs in leading Boston to its 15th NBA championship.
RULED: By a Nevada district court judge in Las Vegas, that the NCAA denied University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball coach JERRY TARKANIAN due process when it ordered the university to suspend him in 1977. Judge Paul Goldman issued a restraining order that prevents UNLV from suspending Tarkanian and prohibits the NCAA from taking action against the school for failing to suspend him.
SOLD: By team president Sam D. Battistone, a half interest in the NBA UTAH JAZZ, to Saudi Arabian businessman ADNAN M. KHASHOGGI, for $8 million.
UPHELD: By the U.S. Supreme Court, two lower court decisions ruling that the NCAA's control of college football's television contracts is in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act (page 9).
WITHDRAWN: From the 1984 Summer Olympics, the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA, which brings to 15 the number of nations that have joined the Soviet Union in its boycott of the Games.