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A roundup of the week June 17-23

July 01, 1985
July 01, 1985

Table of Contents
July 1, 1985

NL East
U.S. Pro Cycling
Massillon
Soccer
Pro Football
Bevacqua
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the week June 17-23

Compiled by BAILEY BREENE

BOWLING—DENNIS JACQUES beat Wayne Webb 226-201 to win $17,000 and a PBA event in Seattle.

This is an article from the July 1, 1985 issue Original Layout

BOXING—SOT CHITALDA retained his WBC flyweight crown with a 12-round draw against Gabriel Bernal in Bangkok.

CYCLING—ERIC HEIDEN sprinted to the finish of the 156-mile race in Philadelphia to beat Jesper Worre by a bike length at the first U.S. Pro Cycling Championship (page 22).

PRO FOOTBALL—Gambler quarterback Todd Dillon, subbing for injured Jim Kelly, opened the week on Monday evening, passing for 365 yards and four TDs to help Houston rout San Antonio 49-21 and clinch the last remaining wild-card playoff berth. In the final weekend of the regular season, Los Angeles lost its eighth consecutive game, 17-10 to Orlando, to finish last in the West and, with a 3-15 record, equal the league mark for futility. "It has been a deterioration process from the start," said coach John Hadl. Renegade quarterback Reggie Collier threw two touchdown passes to lead Orlando to the victory. Memphis QB Mike Kelley ran for one TD, threw for another and completed 15 of 19 passes for 214 yards in a 38-28 defeat of Arizona. The third straight Memphis win gave the team the home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, along with Oakland, Birmingham and New Jersey. Birmingham won the Eastern Conference title by beating the Generals 14-6. In winning, the Stallions ended New Jersey's 13-game unbeaten streak at home and Herschel Walker's string of 100-yard games at 11. Walker gained only 73 yards in 25 carries and finished the regular season with 2,411 yards in 438 attempts. Running backs Kelvin Bryant and Allen Harvin each scored twice as Baltimore won for the fifth time in six weeks by defeating Tampa Bay 38-10. Jacksonville crushed Denver 42-6, and San Antonio topped Portland 21-13.

GOLF—WAYNE LEVI defeated rookie Steve Pate on the second hole of a playoff to win the $90,000 first-place check at the Atlanta Golf Classic. The two finished regulation play at 15-under-par 273.

Alice Miller shot an eight-under-par 280 to win her fourth tournament of the year and earn the winner's check of $37,500 at an LPGA event in Indianapolis. She beat Jane Blalock, Mary Beth Zimmerman and Beth Solomon by six strokes.

Seve Ballesteros sank a 35-foot putt on the second playoff hole to beat Bernhard Langer and win $25,000 at the Irish Open in Dublin. The reigning British Open and Masters champs, respectively, were tied after 72 holes at six-under 278.

Danielle Ammaccapane of Phoenix defeated Kristie Kolacny of Grand Junction, Colo. 6 and 5 to win the Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in Flanders, N.J.

HARNESS RACING—PERSHING SQUARE ($7.80), driven by Bill O'Donnell, won the Messenger Stakes, the opening leg in the Triple Crown for 3-year-old pacers, by a head over Dragon's Lair. The colt covered the distance in a Roosevelt Raceway record of 1:55⅖ taking home a check of $96,512.

Meadow Road ($8.40), driven by Torbjorn Jansson, sped 1½ miles in 2:57[3/5] to take the inaugural Statue of Liberty Trot at the Meadowlands and break the world record for trotters of 3:01[3/5] set by Kash Minbar in 1977.

HORSE RACING—BOUNDING BASQUE ($11.40), Antonio Graell up, beat Dr. Carter by four lengths to win $97,920 and the Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs. The 5-year-old ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:47⅗ breaking the track record of 1:48[1/5] set by both Whirlaway in 1942 and Riva Ridge in 1973.

Greinton ($4.40) beat Precisionist by 1¾ lengths to win $275,000 and the Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt, with Laffit Pincay Jr. up, ran the 1¼ miles in 1:58[2/5].

MOTOR SPORTS—KEKE ROSBERG of Finland, driving a Williams-Honda, averaged 83.663 mph over the 2.56-mile downtown circuit to win the 160-mile Detroit Grand Prix. Stefan Johansson of Sweden finished 57.549 seconds back in a Ferrari.

TENNIS—Defending champion MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Helena Sukova 6-4, 6-3 to win $31,000 and a grass court championship in Eastbourne, England.

Marty Davis beat Glenn Layendecker 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 at an indoor tournament near London, earning the first-place prize of $18,375.

MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: By an NCAA special convention dominated by 199 college presidents and chancellors, 12 proposals which will strengthen enforcement of rules (page 9).

HIRED: As manager of the Minnesota Twins, RAY MILLER, 40, former Oriole pitching coach. He replaces Billy Gardner, 57, who was fired after the Twins lost 19 of their last 25 games.

Former Washington Bullet assistant BERNIE BICKERSTAFF, 41, as coach of the Seattle Super-Sonics. He replaces Lenny Wilkens, 47, who was fired and named general manager after the Super-Sonics ended last season with a 31-51 record.

As coach of the Chicago Bulls, STAN ALBECK, 54, former Cleveland, San Antonio and New Jersey coach. Albeck replaces Kevin Loughery, 45, who was fired in late May.

As coach of the New York Rangers, TED SATOR, 35, a Philadelphia Flyer assistant coach for the past two seasons. He succeeds general manager Craig Patrick, who took over Herb Brooks's coaching duties when he was fired in January.

As coach of the Vancouver Canucks, TOM WATT, 50, who coached the University of Toronto last season. Watt replaces general manager-coach Harry Neale, 48, who resigned last month.

As coach of the Minnesota North Stars, former New York Islander defenseman and one-time assistant coach LORNE HENNING, 33, who last season coached the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League. He succeeds Glen Sonmor, who resigned at the conclusion of the season to return to his job as director of player development.

TRADED: By the Chicago Bulls, guard ENNIS WHATLEY, 22, and the rights to the team's first-round selection in the college draft, forward KEITH LEE, 22, to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the rights to their first-round pick, forward CHARLES OAKLEY, 21, and guard CALVIN DUNCAN, 24; the rights to forwards KEN JOHNSON, 22, and BEN COLEMAN, 23, to Portland for the rights to center MIKE SMREK, 22; and center STEVE JOHNSON, 27, and one of the Bulls' second-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs for forward GENE BANKS, 26.

By the Washington Bullets, center-forward RICK MAHORN, 26, and the rights to center-forward MIKE GIBSON, 24, to the Detroit Pistons for forward DAN ROUNDFIELD, 32; and forward GREG BALLARD, 30, to the Golden State Warriors for a 1985 second-round draft choice, which the Bullets used to select MANUTE BOL, and a 1987 second-round choice.