A roundup of the week July 9-15

July 23, 1984
July 23, 1984

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July 23, 1984

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A roundup of the week July 9-15

Compiled by Greg Kelly


This is an article from the July 23, 1984 issue

CYCLING—WOMEN'S ROAD RACE: Rebecca Twigg, Seattle; Connie Carpenter, Boulder, Colo.; Inga Thompson, Reno; Janelle Parks, Dayton. MEN'S ROAD RACE: Alexi Grewal, Aspen, Colo.; Ron Kiefel, Wheatridge, Colo.; Doug Shapiro, Boulder, Colo.; Chris Carmichael, Miami. 100-KM TEAM TIME TRIAL: Davis Phinney, Boulder, Colo.; Andrew Weaver, Coral Springs, Fla.; Thurlow Rogers, Van Nuys, Calif.; Roy Knickman, Ventura, Calif. 1,000-METER TIME TRIAL: Rory O'Reilly, Palo Alto, Calif. SPRINTS: Mark Gorski, La Jolla, Calif.; Nelson Vails, New York City. INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT: Leonard Nitz, Sacramento; Steve Hegg, Dana Point, Calif. TEAM PURSUIT: Brent Emery, Milwaukee; Dave Grylls, San Diego; Pat McDonough, Long Beach, Calif.; Mark Whitehead, Whittier, Calif. POINTS RACE: Danny Van Haute, Chicago; John Beckman, Beaverton, Ore.

ROWING—MEN'S PAIR WITH COXSWAIN: Bob Espeseth, Champaign, Ill.; Kevin Still, Los Angeles; Doug Herland, Bend, Ore.

SOCCER—Chico Borja, Newark; David Brcic, St. Louis; Kevin Crow, San Diego; Ricky Davis, San Clemente, Calif.; Angelo DiBernardo, Chicago; Jeff Durgan, Tacoma, Wash.; Michael Fox, La-Verne, Calif.; Jeff Hooker, Walnut, Calif.; Tom Kain, Wall, N.J.; Erhardt Kapp, Ridgewood, N.Y.; Steve Moyers, Florissant, Mo.; Hugo Perez, San Diego; Bruce Savage, Hollywood, Fla.; Jamie Swanner, St. Louis; Kazbek Tambi, Ridgewood, N.J.; Gregg Thompson, Stillwater, Minn.; Jean Willrich, San Diego.

BOXING—BILLY COSTELLO retained his WBC super lightweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Ronnie Shields in the champion's hometown of Kingston, N.Y.

PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: Philadelphia beat Arizona 23-3 to win the USFL title in Tampa (page 22).

GOLF—HOLLIS STACY shot a two-over-par 290 to win the U.S. Women's Open in Peabody, Mass. by one stroke over Rosie Jones (page 20).

Ronnie Black came from seven strokes back with an eight-under-par 63 in the final round to win a $350,000 PGA event in Williamsburg, Va. Black finished with a 17-under-par 267, one stroke better than the score of runner-up Willie Wood.

HARNESS RACING—PRAISED DIGNITY ($13.60), driven by Bill Popfinger, beat Major Force by three-fourths of a length to win the $643,000 Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace at Yonkers Raceway. The 2-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:59[3/5].

HORSE RACING—SABIN ($3.40), with Eddie Maple in the irons, won the $119,800 Sheepshead Bay Handicap on the turf at Belmont Park by two lengths over Thirty Flags. The 4-year-old filly covered the 1‚Öú miles in 2:12⅘ a stakes record.

MOTOR SPORTS—GEOFF BODINE, driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, averaged 80.908 mph around Nashville International Raceway's .596-mile banked oval to win a $206,000, 250-mile Grand National stock car race. Bodine finished .1 second ahead of Darrell Waltrip, also in a Chevy.

SOCCER—NASL: The slumbering Cosmos awoke with two wins, 5-1 over Tampa Bay and 3-2 at Tulsa, to move from third place to first in the Eastern Division. The Cosmos also reversed their earlier stand, in which they had refused to cooperate with the U.S. Olympic soccer effort, and postponed two games till September to allow seven Cosmos players to compete on the American team in L.A. Another Olympian, West German-born Jean Willrich of San Diego, became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday and marked the occasion by assisting on the tying and winning goals in the Sockers' 3-2 overtime win over Vancouver. Despite that loss Vancouver remained in first place in the West with a 2-1 win over Toronto.

TENNIS—VIJAY AMRITRAJ defeated Tim Mayotte 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win a $100,000 Grand Prix tournament in Newport.

The UNITED STATES beat Argentina 5-0 in Davis Cup quarterfinal competition in Atlanta.

TRACK & FIELD—SERGEI BUBKA broke his own world record in the pole vault, clearing 19'4¼" in London to surpass his old mark by¾". In the same meet ZOLA BUDD ran the rarely contested women's 2,000 meters in 5:33.15 to break by 2.35 seconds the world record held by Maricica Puica since 1979.

Bill Green surpassed his own 2-month-old American record in the hammer throw by 5'10" with a mark of 251 feet in Walnut, Calif.

MILEPOSTS—CHARGED: With driving under the influence of alcohol, Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer, 46, in Oklahoma City. Switzer has 21 days to appear in court to enter his plea to the allegation.

By New Orleans police, with forgery and passing bad checks, Saints nose tackle TONY ELLIOTT, 25. Elliott was later cut by the Saints.

DENIED: By a vote of Division I-A schools, a revised NCAA college football television plan to replace the one voided by a recent Supreme Court antitrust ruling. Also, the 63-member College Football Association and the Big Ten and Pac-10 failed to work out an agreement to negotiate their TV contract jointly. As a result, the CFA will deal as one bloc, the two conferences as another.

NAMED: To the U.S. Olympic wrestling team, in the 136½-pound division, RANDY LEWIS, 25, of Rapid City, S. Dak., after defeating Lee Roy Smith, 26, of Stillwater, Okla., and Ricky Dellagatta, 26, of New York City, in matches stipulated by an arbitrator's ruling. The arbitrator found in favor of Lewis's protest of the scoring at the U.S. wrestling trials, where Smith won the competition. Smith was removed from the team to make room for Lewis.

To the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team, as a result of a Federal District Court order to the U.S. Olympic Committee, JEFF MICHELS, 22. Michels finished third in the 242-pound division at the U.S. Olympic Trials, qualifying as an alternate, but he was refused that spot because he had failed a drug test at the '83 Pan American Games. Michels's eligibility must still be ruled upon by the IOC.

REINSTATED: To the Olympic yachting team, by the ruling of an independent arbitrator, RUSS SILVESTRI, 22, who had won the U.S. Finn Class trials but had been disqualified from the team for complications arising from an illegal start. His reinstatement knocked John Bertrand, 28, off the team.

TRADED: By the Chicago Cubs, pitcher CHUCK RAINEY, 30, to the Oakland A's for a player to be named later.

By the New York Giants, five-time All-Pro linebacker BRAD VAN PELT, 33, to the Minnesota Vikings, for running back Tony Galbreath, 30.

WITHDREW: From the 1984 Summer Olympics, UPPER VOLTA, which brings to 16 the number of nations that have followed the Soviet Union in its boycott of the Games.

DIED: AL SCHACHT, 91, proclaimed as the Clown Prince of Baseball for more than 50 years; in Waterbury, Conn., after a brief illness. Schacht pitched for three seasons with the Washington Senators (career record: 14-10) before a sore arm forced him to turn to doing pantomime at ball parks.