BOXING -- EVANDER HOLYFIELD, 23, defeated Dwight Muhammad Qawi,
33, in a 15- round decision in Atlanta, to become the new WBA junior
heavyweight champion and the first medalist from the 1984 Olympics
to win a world boxing championship (page 46).
EQUESTRIAN -- GAIL GREENOUGH became the first woman and the first
Canadian to win the World Show Jumping Championships, in Aachen, West
Germany. Greenough, 26, completed the four-round final competition
without a fault, a remarkable accomplishment in light of the fact
that each of the four finalists must ride the others' horses in
addition to his or her own. Conrad Homfeld of the U.S. was second.
GOLF -- JANE GEDDES fired a one-under-par 71 for the 18-hole
playoff round to defeat Sally Little by two strokes and win the
women's U.S. Open in Kettering, Ohio (page 18). The two players had
finished the regulation 72 holes in a 287 tie. Geddes earned $50,000
for the victory.
After being five strokes back, FUZZY ZOELLER shot a final-round 64
for a 10- under-par 274 to win a PGA event and $90,000 in
Williamsburg, Va. Jodie Mudd was second, two strokes behind.
GOODWILL GAMES -- Swimmers and track sprinters provided the United
States with almost all its triumphs in the first full week of the
games, while the Soviet Union dominated in cycling, diving, water
polo, rhythmic gymnastics and volleyball. In track and field, the
U.S.'s JACKIE JOYNER set a world record in the heptathlon with 7,148
points -- 202 points better than the old mark set by East Germany's
Sabine Paetz in 1984. The U.S.S.R.'s SERGEI BUBKA pole-vaulted to a
world mark of 19 ft. 8 1/2 in., which surpassed the previous record
set by Bubka in Paris in 1985. EDWIN MOSES extended his nine-year
winning streak in the 400-meter hurdles to 96, completing the
distance in 47.94, while the United States also celebrated victories
in the 200 (FLOYD HEARD, 20.12; PAM MARSHALL, 22.12), the 400
(ANTONIO McKAY, 44.98), the 800 (JOHNNY GRAY, 1:46.52), the 5,000
(DOUGLAS PADILLA, 13:46.67) and the 4 X 100 relays (U.S. men, 37.98;
U.S. women, 42.13). Canada, too, had its moment in the sun as BEN
JOHNSON ran the 100 meters in 9.95 to win the gold medal and defeat
Carl Lewis. In men's swimming, MELVIN STEWART of the U.S. won the 200
butterfly (2:00.83), and SEAN KILLION upset his boyhood idol,
Vladimir Salnikov of the Soviet Union, in the 400 free (3:51.91). The
women swimmers of the U.S. completed a sweep of the four events
contested this week, with ANGEL MYERS, KELLEY DAVIES, KATHY HETTCHE
and the U.S. team winning gold medals in the 100 free (56.48), the
200 butterfly (2:12.49), the 400 free (4:11.53) and the 4 X 100
medley relay (4:12.53), respectively. The U.S. men were defeated 10-5
by the Soviets in the water polo final, but the U.S. women's
basketball team defeated the U.S.S.R. 83-60 to win the gold medal and
hand the Soviet women their first major international loss in 28
years. In cycling, the U.S.S.R.'s EHRIKA SALUMIAE established a
world mark in the 200-meter flying start (11.489, beating her old
mark of 11.494), while the Soviet men's team set a record of 4:12.41
in the 4K team pursuit. Altogether, the Soviet gold medal lead over
the U.S. rose to 51-31.
HORSE RACING -- GOLDEN CHOICE ($25.20), ridden by Vince Bracciale
Jr., defeated Cool Halo by 4 1/2 lengths to win $174,465 and the
Queen's Plate Stakes in Toronto. The 3-year-old colt, who covered the
1 1/4-mile course in a dull 2:07 1/5, became the first maiden to win
the race since 1952.
MAGNIFICENT LINDY ($8.60), with Chris McCarron aboard, defeated
odds-on favorite Dontstop Themusic by five lengths to win $137,000
and the Vanity Stakes at Hollywood Park. The 4-year- old filly ran
the 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.
MOTOR SPORTS -- NIGEL MANSELL of England, driving a
Williams-Honda, defeated teammate Nelson Piquet of Brazil by 5.57
seconds to win the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. Mansell
averaged 129.775 mph during the 75-lap, 196-mile race. TENNIS --
Top seed STEFAN EDBERG, 20, of Sweden, fought off a spirited
challenge from unseeded Roland Stadler of Switzerland, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1,
4-6, 6-2, to win the Swiss Open in Gstaad and earn the winner's prize
of $40,000. Going into the 3-hour, 30-minute match, Stadler was
ranked No. 414 on the ATP computer.
TRACK & FIELD -- MARICICA PUICA, 35, of Romania, set a world
record for 2,000 meters at an International Amateur Athletic
Federation meet in London, covering the distance in 5:28.69, .03 of a
second faster than the two-year-old record of Tatyana Kazinkina of
the Soviet Union.
MILEPOSTS -- ANNOUNCED: By the NCAA's Tournament Selection
Committee, the cities of Indianapolis and Minneapolis as the sites
for the Final Four portion of the men's basketball tournament in 1991
and 1992, respectively.
ARRESTED: For the second time in as many days, former New Jersey
Net MICHEAL RAY RICHARDSON, 31, after allegedly violating a court
agreement to stay away from his wife's home. Richardson had earlier
been arrested for driving with a revoked license and threatening his
wife, Leah, from whom he is separated. He agreed to admit himself to
the Bergen (N.J.) Pines Hospital detoxification / ward on Sunday,
July 6, and then to enter a drug program the next morning. Instead he
allegedly left the hospital on Monday and went to his wife's house in
nearby Mahwah. She called the police. According to police, Richardson
fled on foot, was apprehended and returned to jail. He was released
after posting $2,500 in bail.
BANNED: From competition in the Commonwealth Games, ZOLA BUDD and
ANNETTE COWLEY, two athletes who were born in South Africa but hold
British passports and compete for Great Britain. The Commonwealth
Games Federation, which officially announced that a failure to meet
residency requirements was the reason for the ban, took its action in
the face of a spreading boycott of the games by African nations that
objected to Great Britain's failure to impose economic sanctions
against South Africa.
By the NCAA Committee on Infractions, the Bradley men's basketball
program, from postseason play and off-campus recruiting, for one
year. The ruling is in punishment for improper recruiting
inducements, entertainment and extra benefits given to a
student-athlete and his family.
NAMED: As coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, LENNY WILKENS, former
general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics. Wilkens, who played in
the NBA from 1960 to '75, replaces George Karl, who was fired in
As the director of operations for the New York Rangers, NHL Hall
of Famer PHIL ESPOSITO, 44. He will be replacing vice-president and
G.M. Craig Patrick, who had been with the team since 1981. Patrick's
firing ended a family association with the Rangers that dated back to
his grandfather, Lester, who helped found the team in 1926 and
coached the Rangers to two of their three Stanley Cups, in 1928 and
PLEADED NO CONTEST: To a charge of shoplifting, University of
Virginia center OLDEN POLYNICE, 21, who was accused of stealing a set
of stereo headphones valued at $16.97 from a Charlottesville
department store on April 30. Polynice, who was given a 30-day
suspended sentence, has been suspended from the basketball team. He
has the right to petition the university for reinstatement in
SUSPENDED: By the Boston Red Sox, pitcher DENNIS (Oil Can) BOYD,
26, for a minimum of three days without pay, as punishment for
leaving the team without permission. Boyd had thrown a tantrum and
stormed out of the Boston clubhouse after learning that he had not
been selected to the American League All-Star team.
TRADED: By the San Diego Padres, pitcher MARK THURMOND, 29, to the
Detroit Tigers for pitcher DAVE LaPOINT, 26, and pitcher TIM
STODDARD, 33, to the New York Yankees for pitcher ED WHITSON, 31.
DIED: CARL (Spider) LOCKHART, 43, New York Giants free safety from
1965 to '75, of cancer, in Hackensack, N.J. A two-time All-Pro,
Lockhart became a stockbroker after leaving football.
GLENN BROWN, 57, who had a 300-188 record over the past 18
seasons as basketball coach at Northern Michigan, from complications
following heart bypass surgery, in Marquette, Mich.
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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK JULY 7-13
BOXING -- EVANDER HOLYFIELD, 23, defeated Dwight Muhammad Qawi,