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A roundup of the week Aug. 25-31

Sept. 08, 1986
Sept. 08, 1986

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Sept. 8, 1986

Surfing
Mike Shula
MVPS
Sugar Ray
College Football
Golf
Texotics
Television
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the week Aug. 25-31

Compiled by Amy Lennard

BOXING—ANTONIO RIVERA of Puerto Rico stopped South Korea's Chung Ki-Yung at 1:36 of the 10th round to win the IBF featherweight crown, in Seoul.

This is an article from the Sept. 8, 1986 issue Original Layout

Gilberto Roman of Mexico retained his WBC super flyweight title after a 12-round draw with Santos Laciar of Argentina, in Cordoba, Argentina.

CHESS—Defending champion GARY KASPAROV led Anatoly Karpov 6½-5½ after the first 12 games of the world championship were completed in London. The remaining 12 games are tentatively scheduled to begin next week in Leningrad.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL—ALABAMA defeated Ohio State 16-10 in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (page 18).

GOLF—MIKE HULBERT's final-round 69 gave him an eight-under-par 280 to win $109,064 and a PGA event in Cordova, Tenn. Runner-up Joey Sindelar was one stroke back.

Buddy Alexander of Baton Rouge defeated Chris Kite 5 and 3 in match play to win the USGA Amateur title in Shoal Creek, Ala. (page 53).

HARNESS RACING—SAMSHU BLUEGRASS ($12), driven by Mike Lachance, beat Enroute by 1¾ lengths to win $181,402 and the Breeders Crown Aged Mare Pace at Greenwood Raceway in Toronto. The 5-year-old paced the mile in 1:56⅕ only one-fifth of a second off the track record. The race kicked off the 12-event Breeders Crown series.

Royal Prestige ($3.80), Berndt Lindstedt in the sulky, took the winner's share of $315,000 at the World Trotting Derby in DuQuoin, Ill. The 3-year-old came from off the pace twice to win two straight heats, trotting the final mile in 1:55[1/5] to beat Brandenburg by 1½ lengths.

Piggvar ($16.40), with 59-year-old Stanley Dancer driving, won the Challenge Cup Trot at Roosevelt Raceway by pulling away to a 5¼-length victory over Grades Singing. The 4-year-old trotted the 1½ miles in 3:02[3/5] to take home $50,000.

HORSE RACING—PRECISIONIST ($4.40), with Chris McCarron in the irons, overtook Lady's Secret in the stretch to win $199,200 and the Woodward Stakes by 4¾ lengths at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old horse covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:46, just three ticks off Secretariat's 1973 track record.

Estrapade ($6.20), with Fernando Toro aboard, drew off to a five-length victory over Divulge in the Arlington Million at Arlington Park, Ill. The 6-year-old mare covered the 1¼ miles over the grass course in 2:00[4/5] and won $600,000.

MOTOR SPORTS—TIM RICHMOND drove his Chevrolet to victory in the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C., and collected $60,005. Richmond averaged 121.068 mph and completed the event in 4:08:45, 2.3 seconds faster than second-place finisher Bobby Allison.

Bobby Rahal, driving a March-Cosworth, edged Roberto Guerrero by .82 of a second to win $56,910 and the Escort Radar Warning 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. The defending Indy champion averaged 103.430 mph.

SURFING—MARK OCCHILUPO of Australia defeated his countryman, Glen Winton, taking two of three heats in the finals to win $8,000 and the men's Op Pro Surfing Championship in Huntington Beach, Calif.; in the women's division, FRIEDA ZAMBA of Flagler Beach, Fla., won $2,500 by beating Pam Burridge of Australia in two straight heats (page 12).

TRACK & FIELD—At the European Championships in Stuttgart, West Germany, three world records were set: FATIMA WHITBREAD of Britain broke the women's javelin mark with a 254'1" throw, bettering the old record, set by Petra Felke of the G.D.R. in June 1985, by 6'9"; MARINA STEPANOVA of the U.S.S.R. won the women's 400-meter hurdles in 53.32, trimming .23 off the old mark established by the G.D.R.'s Sabine Busch in 1985; Soviet YURI SYEDIKH's 284'7" heave in the hammer throw broke his own record of 284'4" set last June. In the women's 200 meters, HEIKE DRECHSLER of the G.D.R. equaled for the second time the world record of 21.71 first set by teammate Marita Koch in 1979.

MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: Buffalo Sabre defense-man STEVE DYKSTRA, 23, for driving while intoxicated, speeding and failure to wear a seat belt. Dykstra, who was thrown from his car after it went off the road in Amherst, N.Y., is listed in fair condition at a local hospital.

BARRED: By the NCAA from participating in any postseason competition in 1986-87, DUQUESNE and FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON universities. Duquesne, which also was shifted from Division I to an unclassified status for one year, did not field the required full squads on three of its track and swimming teams last season; Fairleigh Dickinson failed to meet the required minimum of six women's varsity sports teams.

CLEARED: By a grand jury in Upper Marlboro that refused to indict him, University of Maryland basketball coach LEFTY DRIESELL, of obstruction of justice charges. Following the death of Maryland basketball player Len Bias from cocaine on June 19, it was reported that Driesell and two others had suggested to assistant coach Oliver Purnell that Bias's dormitory room be cleaned, presumably of any incriminating material.

FINED: By NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, Chicago Bear WILLIAM (the Refrigerator) PERRY, 23, for his slamming tackle of St. Louis Cardinals quarterback Neil Lomax during an exhibition game on Aug. 23. Rozelle fined the 325-pound defensive lineman $2,000 after viewing videotapes of the play in which Perry picked up Lomax and threw him headfirst to the ground.

HIRED: As basketball coach at Bradley University, former NBA coach STAN ALBECK, 55. In seven seasons with Cleveland (1979-80), San Antonio (1980-83), New Jersey (1983-85) and Chicago (1985) he had a 307-267 record. Albeck, a 1955 Bradley graduate, replaces Dick Versace who, after being accused by the NCAA of unethical conduct, left the school to take an assistant coaching job with the Detroit Pistons. In July, the NCAA banned Bradley from postseason play for one year and restricted off-campus recruiting because of recruiting violations while Versace was coach.

SUSPENDED: By the San Diego Padres, pitcher GOOSE GOSSAGE, 35, for the remainder of the season for what Padre president Ballard Smith referred to as "repeated and continuing insubordination." Gossage, who is in his third year with the team, has a 5-7 record this season, with 21 saves in 43 appearances.

DIED: JOEY SPAETH, 56, former billiards champion known on the circuit as the Cincinnati Kid; of a heart attack; in Cincinnati. Spaeth's best year was 1964 when he defeated Minnesota Fats (Rudy Wanderone) for the world all-around one-pocket billiards title in Columbus, Ga.