BOXING -- CARLOS DeLEON of Puerto Rico retained his WBC
cruiserweight title with an eighth-round TKO of Michael Greer of the
United States in Giardini Naxos, Italy. It was DeLeon's 34th victory
against four losses in his 12-year professional career.
DIVING -- At the U.S. championships in Orlando, Fla., GREG
LOUGANIS swept the competition, winning the one-meter, the
three-meter and the platform events. It was the fifth straight time
Louganis has won all three events at a national meet and raised his
total of national titles to 40. In the women's division, MEGAN NEYER
won the one-meter and three-meter springboard events, and defending
champion MICHELE MITCHELL won the platform event.
GOLF -- BOB TWAY defeated Greg Norman by two strokes to win
$140,000 and the PGA championship in Toledo. Tway's total of 276
was 8 under par (page 20).
BETSY KING made par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff
to beat JoAnne Carner by one stroke to win $34,500 and an LPGA
tournament in High Point, N.C. King had an opportunity to win the
tournament in regulation, but her 10-foot putt for a birdie on the
18th hole went left of the cup. Both golfers finished regulation with
CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ sank a five-foot birdie putt on the final hole
for a one- stroke victory over Gary Player to win $30,000 and a PGA
seniors tournament in Concord, Mass. His three-round total was a
HARNESS RACING -- BARBERRY SPUR ($2.60), driven by Dick Stillings,
beat Tyler's Mark by a head to win the Adios Pace and $116,725 in
Meadow Lands, Pa. The 3-year-old colt paced the mile in the
championship race-off in 1:53 1/5 around the five-eighths-of-a-mile
track, setting a world record for two heats by 3-year-old pacers with
a combined time of 3:46 4/5. The previous mark of 3:47.3 was set by
Storm Damage in the 1980 Adios.
HORSE RACING -- CLASSY CATHY ($7), ridden by Earlie Fires,
defeated Valley Victory by a neck to win $138,720 and the Alabama
Stakes at Saratoga. The 3- year-old filly ran the 1 1/4 miles in
BET TWICE ($9.40), Chris Antley up, beat overwhelming favorite
Faster Than Sound by 2 1/2 lengths to win $120,000 and the Sapling
Stakes. The 2-year-old colt ran the six-furlong Monmouth Park course
in 1:10 1/5.
EXCLUSIVE PARTNER ($19), Jorge Velasquez up, edged I'm A Banker by
a neck to win the Bernard Baruch Handicap and $82,200 at Saratoga.
The 4-year-old colt ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50 4/5.
MOTOR SPORTS -- AL UNSER JR. outraced Bill Elliot by half a length
to win $6,300 and an International Race of Champions X event in
Watkins Glen, N.Y. Unser, driving a Z-28 Chevrolet Camaro, as were
all the drivers, averaged 109.078 mph around a 2.4-mile road circuit
in the 30-lap race. Unser also finished first in the IROC X final
standings with 62 points, while Elliot was second with 59 and Cale
Yarborough third with 57. As champion of the IROC X series, Unser
earned $164,100, including a $150,000 final standings bonus.
TIM RICHMOND beat Darrell Waltrip by 1.45 seconds to win $50,955
and a NASCAR race in Watkins Glen. Richmond, driving a Chevrolet
Monte Carlo SS, averaged 90.464 mph in the 218.5-mile race. It was
the first stock car race held at Watkins Glen International since
NELSON PIQUET defeated his fellow Brazilian Ayrton Senna da Silva
by more than 17 seconds to win the Hungarian Grand Prix in Mogyorod.
It was the first Formula One race ever held in a Soviet bloc country.
Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda, finished the 190.665-mile race in
2:34.508 despite traction problems on the brand-new 2.508-mile
TENNIS -- IVAN LENDL defeated Boris Becker 6-4, 7-6 to win
$40,000 and a Grand Prix tournament in Stratton Mountain, Vt. Lendl
swept all seven points in the final-set tiebreaker and beat Becker
for the fifth time in seven meetings. In the semifinals, Lendl downed
Jimmy Connors 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, and Becker edged John McEnroe 3-6, 7-5,
7-6 (page 14).
Sixth-seeded MILOSLAV MECIR of Czechoslovakia defeated
second-seeded Andres Gomez of Ecuador 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to win
$24,000 and the Austrian Grand Prix tournament in Kitzbuhel.
HELENA SUKOVA defeated Pam Shriver 6-2, 7-5 to win $45,000 and the
Canadian Open in Montreal. The final was the fourth match in less
than 24 hours for both players; Shriver, who had not lost a set all
week, committed 14 unforced errors in the match.
TRACK & FIELD -- INGRID KRISTIANSEN set a world record in the
5,000-meter race with a time of 14:37.33, at a meet in Stockholm.
The old mark of 14:48.07 was set by Zola Budd in August 1985.
Kristiansen now has the fastest times in all three long-distance
events in women's track. She holds the record for the 10,000-meter
(30:13.74), and she has the fastest clocking for the women's
marathon (2:21:06), for which there is no official world record.
MILEPOSTS -- HIRED: As head coach of the Indiana Pacers, JACK
RAMSAY, 61, the former coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. In 18
NBA seasons with Philadelphia (1968-71), the old Buffalo Braves
(1972-75) and Portland (1977-86), Ramsay has a 785-691 record, making
him the league's winningest active coach and second only to former
Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach (938) on the alltime list.
RELEASED: By the New York Mets, outfielder GEORGE FOSTER, 37.
After being traded by Cincinnati to New York in 1982, Foster hit .252
with 99 home runs in his 4 1/2 years with the Mets. Foster has a .275
batting average, with 347 homers and 1,235 RBIs for his 17 1/2-year
RE-SIGNED: By the Utah Jazz, guard DARRELL GRIFFITH, 28, to a
six-year contract for an undisclosed salary.
TRADED: By the St. Louis Cardinals, catcher MIKE HEATH, 31, to the
Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher KEN HILL, 20, and a player to
be named later.
By the New Jersey Nets, veteran guard DARWIN COOK, 28, to the
Washington Bullets for an undisclosed amount of cash and for the
Bullets' having foregone the selection of Dwayne (Pearl) Washington
in last June's draft so the Nets could pick him.
DIED: CHUCK McKINLEY, 45, who won the men's singles title at
Wimbledon in 1963 and the U.S. Open doubles title, with partner
Dennis Ralston, in '61, '63 and '64; of a brain tumor; in Dallas.
McKinley had been a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team from 1960 to
'65 and was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame last year.
HERBERT MOLS, 71, who was the manager of the 1972 U.S. Olympic
basketball team and one of the original organizers of New York's
Empire State Games; of cardiopulmonary arrest; in Amherst, N.Y.
This is an article from the Aug. 18, 1986 issue