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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK JULY 21-27

Aug. 04, 1986
Aug. 04, 1986

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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK JULY 21-27

By Compiledby Roger Jackson

BOXING -- MIKE TYSON knocked out Marvis Frazier 30 seconds into
the first round of their scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout in
Glens Falls, N.Y., to extend his record to 25-0 (page 18).
TSUYOSHI HAMADA of Japan knocked out champion Rene Arredondo of
Mexico in the first round to win the WBC junior welterweight
championship in Tokyo.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES -- In the first two days of competition in
Edinburgh, Scotland, SARAH HARDCASTLE of England established a meet
record in the 400- meter freestyle with a time of 4:07.68;
13-year-old ALLISON HIGSON of Canada became the youngest medalist in
Games history when she won the women's 200- meter breaststroke in a
meet-record 2:31.20; in track and field, Canada's MARK McKOY won the
110-meter hurdles for the second time, in a meet record 13.31.
CYCLING -- GREG LeMOND of the United States became the first
non-European to win the Tour de France when he completed the 23-day,
2,542-mile race in a composite time of 110 hours, 35 minutes and 19
seconds. LeMond finished 3:10 ahead of teammate Bernard Hinault of
France (page 12). MARIA CANINS of Italy won the 616-mile women's Tour
de France with a time of 27:13:37, 15:31 ahead of Jeannie Longo of
France.
GOLF -- BEN CRENSHAW shot a final-round 68 for an 18-under-par 270
to collect the $90,000 first prize at a PGA tournament in Grand
Blanc, Mich., and to defeat Doug Tewell and J.C. Snead by a stroke.
PAT BRADLEY sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole
to beat Ayako Okamoto and win an LPGA event in Woodbridge, Ont.
Bradley and Okamoto completed regulation play at a 12-under-par 276.
Bradley's victory was worth $52,500.
HARNESS RACING -- On the Million Dollar Babies card at the
Meadowlands, the richest in harness racing history, CULLIN HANOVER
($22.20), driven by Buddy Gilmour, won the $1,025,000 Woodrow Wilson
Pace, the sport's most lucrative race. For his four-length win over
Ali Khan, Cullin Hanover earned the $780,750 winner's check. The
2-year-old's time for the mile was 1:54 4/5. NADIA LOBELL ($3.20),
driven by John Campbell, won the Sweetheart Pace for 2- year-old
fillies by 2 1/4 lengths over Time Well Spent. Nadia Lobell, who
earned $457,750 for the victory, was timed at 1:55 1/5. DITKA
HANOVER ($3.40), with Jan Nordin in the sulky, won the Peter Haughton
Memorial Trot for 2-year-olds with a track-record time of 1:57 3/5.
The 3 1/2-length win over Mack Lobell was worth $439,625. ARMBRO
FLING ($6.60), driven by George Sholty, won the Merrie Annabelle Trot
for 2-year-old fillies and the $297,125 first prize by three-quarters
of a length over Crown Starlet. Armbro Fling's time was 1:59 3/5. Ron
Waples drove ANGELA TY ($41.80) to a 3 1/2-length win over Table
Dancer in the Mistletoe Shalee Pace for 3-year-old fillies. In
winning $296,625, Angela Ty was timed at 1:55 2/5.
BARBERRY SPUR ($4.20), driven by Bill O'Donnell, won the Cane Pace
at Yonkers Raceway by 4 1/2 lengths over H H SHADOW and won $162,828.
Barberry Spur's time for the mile was a record-tying 1:55 1/5 for the
Cane.
HORSERACING -- WISE TIMES ($24.60), with 17-year-old Chris Decarlo
in the saddle, won the Haskell Invitational Handicap and the $180,000
first- place money by 1 1/4 lengths over Personal Flag. The
3-year-old's time for the 1 1/8 miles was 1:48 3/5.
LACROSSE -- The UNITED STATES defeated Canada 18-9 to win the
world championship in Toronto (page 42).
MOTOR SPORTS -- BOBBY HILLIN JR., in a Buick LeSabre, became the
youngest driver (22) to win a NASCAR race, at the Talladega 500 in
Talladega, Ala. He won $60,055 and beat Tim Richmond, in a Chevrolet,
by half a car length.
NELSON PIQUET of Brazil, driving a Williams-Honda, won the German
Grand Prix in Hockenheim by 14 seconds over countryman Ayrton Senna
da Silva, who drove a Lotus-Renault.
TENNIS -- MARTINA NAVRATILOVA beat Hana Mandlikova 7-5, 6-1, and
CHRIS EVERT LLOYD defeated Helena Sukova 7-5, 7-6 to give the U.S. a
3-0 victory over Czechoslovakia to win the Federation Cup
championship in Prague (page 20).
IVAN LENDL defeated John McEnroe 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 in an exhibition
match in Inglewood, Calif., and thus spoiled McEnroe's return to
competitive tennis after a six-month sabbatical.
EMILIO SANCHEZ upset top seed Mats Wilander 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 to win
the Swedish Open in Bastad and collect the $28,500 winner's check.
U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL -- In the opening weekend of competition in
Houston, world indoor speed ice skating champion BONNIE BLAIR won
gold medals in the 1,500 meters (a festival-record 2:48.44) and in
the 500 (50.74).
MILEPOSTS -- ACQUITTED: By a jury in Madison, Wis., former
University of Minnesota basketball players MITCHELL LEE, 21, KEVIN
SMITH, 19, and GEORGE WILLIAMS JR., 20, of 12 counts of sexual
assault against an 18-year-old former art student. The woman had
alleged that Lee and Smith forced her into a hotel room and raped her
after Minnesota's Big Ten victory over Wisconsin on Jan. 24, and that
Williams later joined them. The defense contended that the woman had
consented to sex with the players.
CHARGED: By federal prosecutors in Charlottesville, Va., with
conspiring to distribute cocaine: former University of Virginia
tailback BARRY WORD, 22, the 1985 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of
the Year and a third-round draft choice of the New Orleans Saints in
the 1986 NFL draft; former UVa placekicker KENNY STADLIN, 21; and
HOWARD C. PETTY JR., 22, a Cavalier senior who was expected to start
at tailback this season.
INDICTED: By a grand jury in Upper Marlboro, Md., former
University of Maryland student BRIAN LEE TRIBBLE, 24, and Maryland
basketball players DAVID GREGG, 20, and TERRY LONG, 22, on felony
drug charges stemming from a probe of the death of Maryland
basketball star Len Bias. Tribble, a longtime friend of Bias's, was
charged with distribution and possession of cocaine, and possession
of PCP. Gregg and Long were charged with possession of cocaine. All
three were with Bias when he suffered a fatal seizure in his
dormitory room on June 19.
By an Arlington (Va.) County grand jury, TERRY METCALF, 34, a
former running back for the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington
Redskins, on charges of possession of cocaine and disorderly conduct.
The indictment stems from an incident last March 26, when Metcalf was
stopped by police for speeding. While searching his car, police said
they found half a gram of cocaine.
PLACED ON WAIVERS: At his own request, by the Washington Redskins,
quarterback JOE THEISMANN, 36, who led the Redskins to Super Bowls in
1983 and 1984 and was the NFL's MVP in 1983. In 12 seasons with
Washington, Theismann completed 2,044 of 3,602 passes for 25,206
yards, all team records, and threw for 160 touchdowns. By being
placed on the waived-failed physical list, Theismann, who suffered a
career-ending compound fracture of his right leg during a win over
the New York Giants last Nov. 18, will collect $65,000 from the
Redskins, or any other team that claims him, for injury protection.
He will also have his medical bills paid by a player insurance plan
for one year. In addition, Theismann increased his chances to collect
on a $1.4 million insurance policy with Lloyd's of London that covers
a career-ending injury.
RETIRED: Running back BILLY SIMS, 30, the Detroit Lions' alltime
leading rusher, who had not played since mid-1984 because of an
injured right knee. Sims, who won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma in
1978 and was a three-time, All-Pro selection with the Lions, gained
5,106 yards in five seasons (1980-84) and scored 47 touchdowns.
DIED: JAMES BRAXTON, 37, a former Buffalo Bills fullback whose
crunching lead blocks helped to open holes for O.J. Simpson in the
1970s; of cancer; in Buffalo.
TED LYONS, 85, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, who pitched
21 years for the Chicago White Sox; in Sulphur, La. From 1923 to
1946, Lyons, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1955, had a
260-230 record for White Sox teams that perennially languished in the
second division. He pitched a no-hitter against Boston in 1926.

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