BASEBALL -- The American League defeated the National League 3-2
at the 57th All-Star Game, in Houston. It was only the second AL
triumph in All-Star competition since 1972. Home runs by Kansas
City's Frank White and Detroit's Lou Whitaker accounted for all the
AL runs, while a quartet of pitchers held the NL to five hits.
Boston's Roger Clemens won the game's MVP award by pitching three
perfect innings in his first All-Star start, and Fernando Valenzuela
of the Dodgers struck out five consecutive batters to tie an All-
Star Game record set by Carl Hubbell in 1934.
BASKETBALL -- At the World Championships in Madrid, the U.S.
defeated the Soviet Union 87-85 in the finals to win its first world
title since 1954 (page 20).
BOXING -- TIM WITHERSPOON of the U.S. retained his WBA heavyweight
title with an 11th-round knockout of Britain's Frank Bruno in London
JEFF FENECH of Australia retained his IBF bantamweight
championship with a 14th-round knockout of Steve McCrory of the U.S.
in Sydney, Australia.
GOLF -- GREG NORMAN of Australia shot a final-round 69 for an
even-par 280 to win the British Open in Turnberry, Scotland, by five
strokes over Gordon Brand, and collect the $105,000 winner's check
JANE GEDDES, who had won the U.S. Women's Open in a playoff a week
earlier, fired a final-round 68 for a seven-under-par 281 to win the
LPGA Boston Five Classic by a stroke over Deb Richards. Geddes's
triumph was worth $41,250.
GOODWILL GAMES -- The Soviet Union dominated the 16-day, 18-sport
competition in Moscow, amassing 241 medals, including 118 gold. The
U.S. finished a distant second in the medal race, winning 42 gold
medals and 142 overall. The top individual medalist was Soviet
gymnast ELENA SHUSHUNOVA, who won six medals, four of them gold, in
leading the U.S.S.R. to the women's all-around championship. The
Soviets placed 20 of 24 boxers in the finals, earning 11 of a
possible 12 gold medals. The Americans' only victory came in the
flyweight class, when ARTHUR JOHNSON was awarded a 7-3 decision by
the jury over the U.S.S.R.'s Rinvidas Biljus. The judges had ruled
against Johnson 3-2, but the jury overruled them 5-0. In a 3-hour,
36-minute match, the Soviet men's volleyball team rallied from a
two-game deficit to beat the U.S. 8-15, 8-15, 15-11, 16-14, 15-10
and thus avenge the Americans' come-from-behind triumph in the 1985
World Cup final. In yachting, American gold medals were won by
helmsman MARK REYNOLDS in the star class and helmsman MORGAN REESER
in the men's 470 class; by JOHN KOSTECKI, who tied with the Soviets'
GEORGI SHARDUKO in Soling; and by KATHY STEELE, who tied with JOANNA
BUZINSKA of Poland in women's sailboarding. In wrestling, 1984
Olympic heavyweight champion BRUCE BAUMGARTNER defeated Soviet David
Gobedjichvili, the 1985 world champion, in the final match when
Baumgartner scored the final point in a 4-4 tie. Another Olympic
champion, 163-pound DAVE SCHULTZ, beat the U.S.S.R.'s Adlan Varaev
4-2; and JOHN SMITH, a junior at Oklahoma State, defeated Soviet
Khaser Isaev 6-3 to win the 136.5-pound title. In an all-American
tennis final, CAROLINE KUHLMAN, a junior at USC, whipped Beverly
Bowes 6-4, 7-5 to win the women's singles. In rowing the Americans
won two golds, including the U.S. eight-oared crew's upset of the
Soviets, the 1985 world champions. ANGIE HERRON earned the other
U.S. rowing victory by winning the women's lightweight sculls with a
time of 7:53.05 (page 67).
HARNESS RACING -- LAUGHS ($23.80), driven by Buddy Gilmour, won
the Meadowlands Pace and $512,750 by a neck over Tucson Hanover. The
3-year-old covered the mile in 1:52 1/5.
HORSE RACING -- SUPER DIAMOND ($7.80), with Laffit Pincay Jr. in
the saddle, won the Hollywood Gold Cup for 3-year-olds at Hollywood
Park by 1 1/2 lengths over Alphabatim. Super Diamond covered the 1
1/4 miles in 2:00 2/5 to earn the winner's purse of $275,000.
LITTLE MISSOURI ($37.20), ridden by Jean-Luc Samyn, won the
Brooklyn Handicap and $168,900 at Belmont by three lengths over Roo
Art. Little Missouri's time for the 1 1/2 miles was 2:26 2/5.
MOTOR SPORTS -- BOBBY RAHAL, driving a March-Cosworth, won the
CART race for Indy Cars in Toronto by 2.25 seconds over Danny
Sullivan, also in a March- Cosworth. Rahal, who earned $73,546 for
the victory, averaged 87.414 mph on the 1.78-mile Canadian National
TIM RICHMOND, in a Chevrolet, nipped Rickey Rudd in a photo
finish to win the Pocono 500 in Long Pond, Pa. Richmond averaged
124.228 mph on the 2.5-mile Pocono International Speedway oval to
earn the $465,805 first prize.
TENNIS -- PAM SHRIVER defeated Lori McNeil 6-4, 6-2 to win the
Virginia Slims tournament in Newport, R.I., and the $30,000 first
MILEPOSTS -- ARRESTED: Four members of the New York Mets: reserve
infielder TIM TEUFEL, 28, and pitchers RON DARLING, 25, RICK
AGUILERA, 24, and BOB OJEDA, 28; after an early-morning scuffle
with two uniformed, off-duty policemen outside a Houston nightclub on
July 19. Teufel and Darling were charged with aggravated assault on a
police officer, a felony, while Aguilera and Ojeda were charged with
interfering with an arrest, a misdemeanor.
REINSTATED: To amateur status by the International Amateur
Athletic Federation, RENALDO NEHEMIAH, 27, the world-record holder
(12.93) in the 110- meter hurdles. The IAAF's decision came after
Nehemiah pledged to give up his career in professional football.
Nehemiah had lost his amateur standing in 1982, when he signed to
play wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. He played sparingly,
catching 43 passes for 754 yards and 4 touchdowns in four seasons,
and was unable to reach agreement with the 49ers on a new contract
DIED: BILLY HAUGHTON, 62, one of the finest drivers and trainers
in harness racing history; 11 days after suffering massive brain
injuries in a three- horse spill at Yonkers Raceway on July 5.
Haughton, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Trotter in
1968, won 4,910 races and $40.2 million in prize money during his
43-year career. Among his triumphs were four victories in the
Hambletonian, five in the Little Brown Jug and seven in the Messenger
Stakes (page 7).
JACOB (Buddy) BAER, 71, a 6 ft. 6 1/2 in., 250-pound heavyweight,
who was known as the Gentle Giant of boxing; in Martinez, Calif.
Although he had a 48-6 record -- including 43 victories by knockout
-- in his eight-year career, Baer labored in the shadow of his older
brother, Max, the heavyweight champion from 1934 to '35, who died in
1959. After he retired from boxing, Buddy Baer became a movie actor,
appearing in 17 films.
This is an article from the July 28, 1986 issue