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A Roundup of the Week May 25-31

June 08, 1987
June 08, 1987

Table of Contents
June 8, 1987

Perspective
The Stanley Cup
NBA Playoffs
Seoul Olympics
Alydar-Affirmed
The Graduates
  • Forget, for a moment, what's wrong with college sports, and celebrate with us the success stories of four student-athletes, from different backgrounds and areas of the country, who excelled at their sports, received their college degrees and now approach real life well prepared to do so

Golf
Cooney
Yesterday
Spotlight
Television
POINT AFTER

A Roundup of the Week May 25-31

Compiled by Ivan Maisel

PRO BASKETBALL—The Los Angeles Lakers completed a four-game sweep of the Seattle SuperSonics with a 132-102 victory to win the NBA Western Conference crown. The Lakers now play the champion Boston Celtics in the NBA final. Boston won the Eastern Conference title by beating the Detroit Pistons 117-114 in the seventh game of their series. Boston took Game 5, 108-107, when Larry Bird made a last-gasp steal and passed to Dennis Johnson for the decisive layup with :01 left. In Game 6, Detroit's fourth-quarter spurt led to a 113-103 Pistons victory and set up the 19th seventh-game final in Celtics history. Boston's record in seventh games is now 16-3 (page 30).

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BOXING—MIKE TYSON defended his WBA and WBC heavyweight titles with a TKO of Pinklon Thomas at 2:00 of the sixth round, in Las Vegas (page 26). On the same card, TONY TUCKER won the vacant IBF heavyweight crown with a TKO of James Douglas at 1:36 of the 10th round.

GOLF—DON POOLEY, with a 16-under-par 272, beat Curt Byrum by three strokes to win $140,000 and the Memorial Tournament, in Dublin, Ohio (page 73).

Cindy Rarick birdied the last four holes to sweep past Patty Sheehan, Betsy King and Jane Geddes by a stroke and win the Corning (N.Y.) Classic. Rarick's 13-under-par 275 earned her $41,250.

Bruce Crampton shot a 12-under-par 204 to hold off Walter Zembriski by a stroke and win $37,500 and the Denver Champions of Golf senior event.

The UNITED STATES defeated Great Britain and Ireland 16½ matches to 7½ to win the 31st Walker Cup, at Sunningdale, England. The U.S. stands 28-2-1 in the biennial amateur competition.

San Jose State won the NCAA Division I championship by one stroke over Furman with a 19-over-par 1,187, in Albuquerque. CAROLINE KEGGI of New Mexico parred the first hole of sudden death to defeat Anne Jones of San Jose State for the individual title. Both players finished regulation play at three-under-par 289.

HARNESS RACING—HERVE FILION, 47, became the first driver in history to win 10,000 races, at Yonkers Raceway. Filion is more than 3,500 victories ahead of runner-up Carmine Abbatiello.

PRO HOCKEY—The EDMONTON OILERS won their third Stanley Cup by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 in the seventh game, at Edmonton. The Flyers had forced Game 7 by fighting back from a three-games-to-one deficit. In Game 5, Philly spotted Edmonton a 2-0 first-period lead before winning 4-3. The Oilers led Game 6, 2-1 in the third period, but goals by Brian Propp and J.J. Daigneault gave the Flyers the 3-2 win that extended the series (page 22).

HORSE RACING—GULCH ($13.60), ridden by Pat Day, held off King's Swan by a neck to win the $500,000 Metropolitan Mile at Belmont. The 3-year-old colt's time was 1:34[4/5].

Avies Copy ($10.60), Mickey Solomone up, edged Proudest Duke by half a length to win the $500,000 Jersey Derby for 3-year-olds at Garden State Park. The colt covered the 1¼-mile course in 2:03[2/5].

INDOOR SOCCER—Dallas sped past Cleveland in five games to win the MISL Eastern Division title. The Sidekicks dominated the Force in two games at home; they won Game 3 5-2 and, before 16,824, the first sellout in Dallas history, blew the visitors out 9-4 in Game 4. In the final game, Tatu's hat trick paced a 4-3 victory. In the West, San Diego took a 3-2 lead over Tacoma Sunday night with a 6-5 overtime win. The Stars won Game 3 on the road, 3-2, then the Sockers became the first to win at home, taking Game 4, 6-2, behind Branko Segota's two goals and three assists. Off the field, the Wichita Wings, in danger of folding, said they had sold 5,810 season tickets and would fly again.

LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS defeated Cornell 11-10 to win the NCAA Division I championship, at Piscataway, N.J.

MOTOR SPORTS—MICHAEL ANDRETTI, driving a March-Cosworth, beat Bobby Rahal, in a Lola-Cosworth, by 6.3 seconds for the checkered flag in the Miller American 200, in West Allis, Wis. Andretti averaged 111.853 mph on the mile oval.

Davey Allison, in a Ford, won the Budweiser 500 by 6.08 seconds over Bill Elliott, in a Ford, at Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway. Allison averaged 112.952 mph on the mile oval.

Ayrton Senna of Brazil, driving a Lotus-Honda, finished 33.21 seconds ahead of countryman Nelson Piquet, in a Williams-Honda, to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Senna averaged 82.101 mph in the 78-lap, 161.332-mile race. His winning time was 1:57:54.08.

TRACK & FIELD—SAID AOUITA of Morocco broke the world best for the two-mile run with a time of 8:13.45, .06 faster than the mark set by Steve Ovett of Great Britain in 1978, at a race in Turin, Italy.

MILEPOSTS—FINED: By NASCAR, $15,000 and put on probation through Dec. 31, GEOFF BO-DINE, 38, for rough driving in the Winn-Dixie 300 in Charlotte, on May 23. Bodine finished 13th in the race.

By the NBA, $7,500 and suspended for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, Boston Celtics center ROBERT PARISH, 33, for punching Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer in the face in Game 5.

HIRED: As coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, BOB MURDOCH, 40, a 12-year NHL veteran who has been an assistant at Calgary for the last four seasons.

PLEADED NOT GUILTY: In U.S. Circuit Court in San Diego, DAVID JENKINS, 35, to charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to collect by extortion, and various counts involving the manufacture, possession, importation and distribution of steroids.

RESIGNED: As coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, DON NELSON, 47, who in 11 seasons led the NBA team to a 540-344 record, to become a part owner of and assume as yet unspecified front-office duties with the Golden State Warriors. This season the Bucks were 50-32 and lost a seven-game Eastern Conference semifinal to Boston.

TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, utilityman BILL ALMON, 34, to the New York Mets for in-fielder AL PEDRIQUE, 26, and a minor leaguer.

By the St. Louis Blues, defenseman BRUCE BELL, 22, and a 1988 draft choice, to the New York Rangers, for left wing TONY McKEGNEY, 29, and a minor leaguer.

DIED: JERRY ADAIR, 50, a 13-year (1958-70) major league second baseman known for his slick glove with Baltimore, the Chicago White Sox, Boston and the Kansas City Royals, and a standout basketball player at Oklahoma State from 1956 to '58; of liver cancer; in Tulsa.