PRO BASKETBALL—The LOS ANGELES LAKERS defeated the Boston Celtics 111-100 to win the NBA championship series four games to two (page 22). The Celtics had earlier evened the series at 2-2 with a 107-105 victory on Wednesday, but the Lakers won 120-111 on Friday to go ahead 3-2.
This is an article from the June 17, 1985 issue
BOWLING—PATTY COSTELLO beat Robin Romeo 209-207 to win the LPBT Midwest Open in Rockford, Ill. She received a first-place purse of $7,000.
BOXING—BARRY McGUIGAN won the WBA featherweight title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Eusebio Pedroza in London (page 52).
Michael Spinks retained his undisputed light heavyweight title with an eighth-round TKO of Diamond Jim MacDonald in Las Vegas. On the same card, ALFONZO RATLIFF scored a 12-round split decision over Carlos DeLeon to win the WBC cruiserweight championship.
PRO FOOTBALL—Birmingham started out its scoring for the week on a flea-flicker against Houston, with Cliff Stoudt passing 12 yards to Darryl Mason, who lateraled to wide receiver Joey Jones, who ran 11 yards for the touchdown. Danny Miller added field goals of 47, 43 and 20 yards in the Stallions' 29-27 victory. Five days later Stoudt threw for touchdowns of 11 and five yards to Jim Smith in a 14-7 win over Baltimore that kept Birmingham on top of the Eastern Conference. Memphis beat Orlando 41-17 as Tim Spencer rushed for 110 yards and Anthony Parker for 90, and the Showboats held the Renegades to a total of 88 rushing yards. A crowd of only 10,591 in Tempe watched Arizona defeat Western Conference leader Oakland 28-21 and snap the Invaders' seven-game winning streak. In that game Doug Williams connected with Al Williams for two 22-yard TDs. Two touchdown passes, of 24 and 39 yards, from Matt Robinson to Nolan Franz and two five-yard runs by Buford Jordan enabled Portland to defeat Tampa Bay 27-24. There was a 19-minute rain-and-lightning delay in Denver's Mile High Stadium before the Gold squeaked by the Houston Gamblers 16-13 on a last-second, 18-yard field goal by Jim Asmus. The San Antonio Gunslingers finally got their overdue paychecks, at high noon on Saturday, with a $500 bonus to boot. They then went out the next day and won for the first time in nine games, 31-27 over Los Angeles, as quarterback Rick Neuheisel sneaked one yard for the decisive touchdown with 15 seconds remaining.
GOLF—ROGER MALTBIE defeated Ray Floyd and George Burns on the fourth hole of sudden death to win $90,000 in prize money at the Westchester Classic in Harrison, N.Y. The three golfers each ended regulation play at 275, nine strokes under par.
Alice Miller shot a 16-under-par 272 to win her third LPGA event of the year and $60,000, by eight strokes over Nancy Lopez in Malvern, Pa.
On the final hole of the British Masters tournament in Woburn, England, LEE TREVINO hit a three-wood from out of the semi-rough that traveled 255 yards and stopped six inches from the pin. He scored an eagle 3 on the hole and earned a three-stroke victory over Rodger Davis worth $45,000. He carded a 10-under-par 278 for the tournament.
HARNESS RACING—MASTER WILLIE, driven by Jan Nordin, took home the first-place check of $176,336 by winning the Yonkers Trot by a head over Mark Six, with Nordin's younger brother Ulf in the sulky. The 3-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:59[3/5].
HORSE RACING—Steve Cauthen rode SLIP ANCHOR, a 9-4 favorite, to a seven-length victory over Law Society in the 206th English Derby at Epsom (page 38). Cauthen was the first American to win at Epsom since 1920 and the only jockey ever to win both the Kentucky and Epsom derbies.
Trainer Woody Stephens scored a one-two in the 117th Belmont Stakes as CREME FRAICHE ($7.00), a Stephens charge ridden by Eddie Maple, won by half a length over Stephan's Odyssey, also trained by Stephens. Creme Fraiche, Stephens's fourth Belmont winner in a row and the first gelding to win the race, ran the 1½ miles in 2:27 on a muddy track.
Greinton ($7.60), Laffit Pincay Jr. up, beat Precisionist by 2¾ lengths to win the Californian—and $179,600—at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:32[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—Averaging 138.975 mph on the 2.5-mile triangular Pocono International Raceway, BILL ELLIOTT drove his Thunderbird to victory in a 500-mile Grand National event in Long Pond, Pa. He finished just 0.4 of a second ahead of Harry Gant's Monte Carlo.
The team of AL HOLBERT and DEREK BELL averaged 97.980 mph in their Porsche 962 to win an International Motor Sports Association GT race on the 2.4-mile, 15-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
POKER—BILL SMITH of Dallas, holding a full house, defeated T.J. Cloutier, with three of a kind, in the final hand of Texas Hold 'em to win the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. At one point in the competition, Smith won $1.2 million on a single hand, in what is believed to be the largest pot ever recorded.
SWIMMING—SILKE HOERNER of East Germany set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke of 2:28.33, shaving .03 off the mark established by Lina Kachushite of the Soviet Union in 1979; in Potsdam, East Germany.
TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT LLOYD won the women's final in the French Open in Paris, upsetting Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 (pane 28). MATS WILANDER defeated Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to win the men's championship. In the men's doubles MARK EDMONSON and KIM WARWICK beat Shlomo Glickstein and Hans Simonsson 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 while NAVRATILOVA and PAM SHRIVER won 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 over Claudia Kohde-Kilsch and Helena Sukova among the women. The mixed doubles title went to NAVRATILOVA and HEINZ GUNTHARDT, who defeated Paula Smith and Francisco Gonzalez 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
TRACK & FIELD—WILLIE BANKS broke his own four-year-old American record of 57' 7½" in the triple jump with a leap of 57'11¾" in Los Angeles. The only longer triple jump on record is that of Joao Oliveira of Brazil, whose world record mark of 58'8½" was set in Mexico City in 1975.
MILEPOSTS—BANNED: By FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, England's pro soccer club teams from world competition outside England. The action came after the deaths of 38 people in a riot caused by the fans of the Liverpool team at the European Cup final in Brussels.
RESIGNED: After 14 years as director of the International Olympic Committee, MONIQUE BERLIOUX, 59 (page 17).
SOLD: By owner John Mecom Jr., the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, to a group headed by Tom Benson, a banker and automobile dealer, for a reported $50.5 million in cash, a $10 million note and $9.5 million in assumed liabilities.