A Roundup of the Week June 12-18

June 26, 1989
June 26, 1989

Table of Contents
June 26, 1989

U.S. Open
Kevin Mitchell
Dog Racing
  • Paws 46

    While the horse racing industry is ailing, greyhound tracks across the U.S. are booming, with bettors by the thousands eagerly going to the dogs

Randy White
  • By Douglas S. Looney

    The Crimson eight lived up to its self-image by winning a third straight national championship

Point After

A Roundup of the Week June 12-18

Compiled by Sally Guard

PRO BASKETBALL—The DETROIT PISTONS beat the Los Angeles Lakers 105-97 to win their first NBA title, with a four-game sweep (page 28).

This is an article from the June 26, 1989 issue Original Layout

CYCLING—GREG ORAVETZ outsprinted Mike Engleman by a bike length to win the 156-mile U.S. Pro Cycling Championship, in Fairmount Park, in Philadelphia, with a time of 6:23:39. The victory was worth $25,000.

GOLF—CURTIS STRANGE shot a two-under-par 278 to beat runners-up Chip Beck, Ian Woosnam and Mark McCumber by a stroke and win his second consecutive U.S. Open. Strange earned $200,000 for the victory (page 20).

Laura Davies edged Pat Bradley by a stroke on the last hole in an LPGA tour event in Hershey, Pa. Davies finished the 54-hole tournament with a nine-under-par 207 and earned $45,000.

HORSE RACING—KING GLORIOUS ($6.40), ridden by Chris McCarron, defeated Roi Danzig by four lengths to win the Ohio Derby, at Thistledown. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:50[2/5] and earned $180,000.

El Senor ($7.60), Herb McCauley up, beat Coeur de Lion by a neck in the Bowling Green Handicap, at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old horse ran the 1‚Öú-mile turf course in 2:18.66 and received top money of $144,960.

Bayakoa ($2.40), with Laffit Pincay Jr. in the saddle, defeated Flying Julia by a length in the Milady Handicap, at Hollywood Park. The 5-year-old mare covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:42 to win $91,500.

MOTOR SPORTS—EMERSON FITTIPALDI, in a Penske PC 18-Chevrolet, came from last place to win the Detroit Grand Prix by 29.544 seconds over Scott Pruett, who drove a Lola-Judd. Fittipaldi averaged 76.122 mph over 62 laps of the 2.5-mile, 17-turn circuit. He earned $144,160 for the win.

Thierry Boutsen drove a Williams-Renault to a 30-second victory over teammate Riccardo Patrese for the first Formula One victory of his 95-race career, at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. Boutsen averaged 93.028 mph over 69 laps of the 2.72-mile, 15-turn course.

Terry Labonte, driving a Ford, averaged 131.319 mph for 200 laps of the 2.5-mile Pocono International Raceway oval to beat Harry Gant, in an Oldsmobile, by 1.88 seconds and win a NASCAR event and $54,807.

ROWING—HARVARD covered the 2,000-meter course in 5:36.5, 2.43 seconds faster than runner-up Washington, to win its third consecutive collegiate eight-man championship, in Cincinnati (page 64).

SOCCER—At a North and Central America zone World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. and Guatemala in New Britain, Conn., U.S. midfielder Bruce Murray made a goal on a volley 2:08 into the game, and Guatemala's striker, Raul Chacon, evened the score in the 22nd minute. After forward Eric Eichmann broke the tie in the 67th minute, the U.S. held on for a 2-1 win, which leaves the U.S. in second place (with five points after four of eight games) behind Costa Rica among the five nations in the zone.

TENNIS—IVAN LENDL beat Christo van Rensburg 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Queen's Club tournament and $56,000, in London. The victory was Lendl's first on grass as a pro.

Martina Navratilova defeated Zina Garrison 7-6, 6-3 to earn the $25,905 winner's check at a women's grass-court tournament in Edgbaston. England.

TRACK & FIELD—SANDRA FARMER-PATRICK set a U.S. women's record with a time of 53.75 in the 400-meter hurdles at the TAC championships, in Houston. That performance was .48 of a second better than the mark established by Judi Brown King in 1987 (page 26).

MILEPOSTS—ACQUIRED: As first choice in the NBA expansion draft by the Orlando Magic, which will join the league next year, New York Knick forward SIDNEY GREEN, 28. Detroit Piston forward-center RICK MAHORN, 30, had one day to celebrate his NBA title before the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him as their first draft pick.

FIRED: As coach of the Buffalo Sabres, TED SATOR, 39, who had led the Sabres to a 96-89-22 record since December 1986. Sator, whose teams finished third in the Adams Division twice but never got past the first round of playoffs, will be replaced by former Sabre player RICK DUDLEY, 40, who had been a minor league coach.

HIRED: As basketball coach at Maryland, GARY WILLIAMS, 43, a former Terrapin guard (1965-67), who returns to his troubled alma mater, having led Ohio State to a 59-41 record over the past three seasons. Maryland was 9-20 last season, and its basketball program is under NCAA investigation for recruiting violations.

RESIGNED: As football coach at Oklahoma, BARRY SWITZER, 51, whose program had been placed by the NCAA on three years' probation and several of whose players faced criminal charges in recent months, During his 16 seasons. Switzer led the Sooners to three national titles and a 157-29-4 record (page 15).

As coach of the Edmonton Oilers, GLEN SATHER, 45, who led the Oilers to a 535-287-104 record and four Stanley Cup titles (1984, '85, '87 and '88) in their 10 NHL seasons. Oiler co-coach JOHN MUCKLER, 55, will succeed Sather, who will remain on as Edmonton's president and general manager.

TRADED: By the Detroit Red Wings, center ADAM OATES, 26, and right wing PAUL MacLEAN, 31, to the St. Louis Blues for center BERNIE FEDERKO, 33, and left wing TONY McKEGNEY, 31.

By the Philadelphia Phillies, 1987 Cy Young Award-winning relief pitcher STEVE BEDROSIAN, 31, and a player to be named, to the San Francisco Giants for lefthanders TERRY MULHOLLAND, 26, and DENNIS COOK, 26, and a minor leaguer; also by the Phillies, centerfielder JUAN SAMUEL, 28, to the New York Mets for centerfielder LEN DYKSTRA, 26, and reliever ROGER MCDOWELL, 28.

DIED: Baseball Hall of Famer and Negro League standout WILLIAM JULIUS (Judy) JOHNSON, 89; in Wilmington, Del. Johnson hit an unconfirmed .344 as a third baseman for the Hilldale club of Philadelphia, the Homestead Grays, the Darby Daisies and the Pittsburgh Crawfords, from 1921 through '37 (page 15).

John Matuszak, 38, an NFL defensive end for 10 years who helped the Oakland Raiders to two Super Bowl titles (1977 and '81) in seven seasons with that team; of undetermined causes; in Burbank, Calif. Matuszak played two years for the Houston Oilers, who chose him first in the '73 NFL draft after he had starred at Tampa University, and another with the Kansas City Chiefs before he signed as a free agent with the Raiders.