A Roundup of the Week June 19-25

July 03, 1989
July 03, 1989

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July 3, 1989

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A Roundup of the Week June 19-25

Compiled by J.E. Vader

BOXING—JEFF HARDING knocked out Dennis Andries in the 12th round to win the WBC light heavyweight crown, in Atlantic City.

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Prince Charles Williams retained his IBF light heavyweight title when his opponent, Bobby Czyz, failed to answer the bell for the 11th round of their bout in Atlantic City. On the same card, ORLANDO CANIZALES scored a TKO in the 11th round over Kelvin Seabrooks to defend his IBF bantamweight title.

CANOEING—In the slalom events at the World Whitewater Championships, on the Savage River in Maryland, JON LUGBILL of the U.S. won the one-man canoe event; RICHARD FOX of England, the men's kayak title; and MYRIAM JERUSALMI of France, the women's kayak competition. The West German duo of FRANK HEMMER and THOMAS LOOSE won the two-man canoe title. In team competition, FRANCE triumphed in both the two-man canoe and the women's kayak events, while the U.S. won the one-man canoe and YUGOSLAVIA took the men's kayak title (page 53).

CYCLING—BEAT BREU defeated Daniel Steiger by 30 seconds to win the Tour de Suisse. Swiss cyclists swept the first three places, with Breu completing the 10-day, 1,136-mile race in 46 hours, 47 minutes and 19 seconds.

GOLF—STEVE JONES won his third PGA event of the season when he shot a two-under-par 70 in the final round of the Canadian Open, in Oakville, Ont., to finish with a 17-under-par 271. Clark Burroughs, who missed putts of less than 10 feet on the last three holes, finished two strokes back. Jones received $162,000.

Betsy King shot a 12-under-par 272 to win an LPGA tournament in Wilmington, Del. Shirley Furlong and Pat Bradley tied for second, two strokes back. King, who won $82,500, shot 67 in the final round.

Jim Dent eagled the 17th hole en route to an eight-under-par 64 in the final round and victory in the Syracuse (N.Y.) Senior Classic. Dent finished with a 15-under-par 201, one stroke ahead of Al Geiberger, and earned $45,000.

HANDBALL—PONCHO MONREAL beat Jon Kendler 21-9, 21-18 to win the national singles title, in Palatine, Ill.

HORSE RACING—BLUSHING JOHN ($4.60), ridden by Pat Day, beat Sabona by one length to win the Hollywood Gold Cup, at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt covered the 1¼ miles in 2:00[2/5] to earn $275,000.

Cryptoclearance ($4), Jose Santos up, won the Gold Cup at Hawthorne Race Course by 1¼ lengths over Proper Reality. The 5-year-old horse ran the 1¼ miles in 2:00[2/5] to earn $305,730.

Private Terms ($4.80), with Kent Desormeaux in the saddle, defeated Granacus by three quarters of a length to win the Massachusetts Handicap, at Suffolk Downs. The 4-year-old colt was timed in 1:49[2/5] for the 1‚Öõ miles and earned $180,000.

MARBLES—DONNA ROTHENBERGER, 13, of Reading, Pa., won the girls' title and NICKY PIATEK, 9, of Pittsburgh won the boys' crown at the national marbles tournament, in Wildwood, N.J.

MOTOR SPORTS—BILL ELLIOTT, driving a Thunderbird, won a 400-mile NASCAR race in Brooklyn, Mich., beating Rusty Wallace, in a Pontiac, by 1.99 seconds. Elliott averaged 139.023 mph on the two-mile oval at Michigan International Speedway and took home $71,250.

Emerson Fittipaldi drove a Penske PC18 to victory in a 200-mile Indy Car race in Portland, Ore., finishing 20.36 seconds ahead of Bobby Rahal, who drove a Lola-Cosworth. Fittipaldi, who averaged 103.98 mph over 104 laps of the 1.922-mile course at Portland International Raceway, won $81,160.

PADDLE TENNIS—SOL HAUPTMAN and SCOTT FREEDMAN beat Lance Tepper and Javier Sartorius 11-9 in a playback to win the national paddle tennis championships, in New York City.

TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Raffaella Reggi 7-6, 6-2 to win a women's grass-court tournament and $61,500 in Eastbourne, England.

Eric Jelen beat Nick Brown 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to win a grass-court tournament and earn $18,000 in Bristol, England.

MILEPOSTS—GRANTED: By Hamilton County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel, a 14-day temporary restraining order, requested by Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose, to forestall a hearing into Rose's alleged gambling scheduled for June 26 by baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti (page 10).

NAMED: As football coach at Oklahoma, GARY GIBBS, 36, who had been an assistant with the Sooners for the past 14 seasons (page 7).

RETIRED: Six-time Gold Glove-winning third baseman BUDDY BELL, 37, after 18 years in the major leagues. Bell played for the Cleveland Indians, the Cincinnati Reds, the Houston Astros and, most recently, the Texas Rangers. His career batting average was .279, with 2,514 hits. His 201 home runs, combined with the 206 homers of his father, Gus, who played in 1950-64, ties the major league record for father-son home run hitting with Yogi and Dale Berra and Bobby and Barry Bonds.

SIGNED: By the Golden State Warriors, 6'5" guard SHARUNAS MARCHULENIS, 25, the leading scorer for the U.S.S.R.'s victorious 1988 Olympic team. Marchulenis is the first Soviet player to join the NBA.

SUSPENDED: Jockey DOUG SCHRICK, 24, for 10 years by the stewards at Golden Gate Fields, for attempting to bribe another rider with $1,000 to fix a race.

TRADED: By the New York Yankees, leftfielder RICKEY HENDERSON, 30, to the Oakland Athletics for righthanded reliever ERIC PLUNK, 25, lefthanded reliever GREG CADARET, 27, and leftfielder LUIS POLONIA, 24.

By the New Jersey Nets, forward BUCK WILLIAMS, 29, to the Portland Trail Blazers for center SAM BOWIE, 28, and the 12th pick in next week's NBA draft.

DIED: Two-time Olympic gold medalist LEE CALHOUN, 56; of complications resulting from a stroke; in Erie, Pa. Calhoun beat teammate Jack Davis in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1956 Games in Melbourne, setting an Olympic record of 13.5 seconds. Four years later, in Rome, Calhoun became the first man to win consecutive Olympic 110-meter hurdles gold medals. In 1957, the Amateur Athletic Union temporarily revoked Calhoun's amateur status because he was wed to his wife, Gwendolyn, on a television show called Bride and Groom. Calhoun coached at Grambling, Yale and, for the last nine years, Western Illinois.