A Roundup of the Week July 3-9

July 17, 1989
July 17, 1989

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July 17, 1989

  • Boris Becker smashed his way to a coveted third championship at Wimbledon...and Steffi Graf retained her title in grand style to give West Germany a historic sweep

Baseball At Midseason
An American Summer
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A Roundup of the Week July 3-9

Compiled by Richard O'Brien

ARCHERY—At the world championships in Lausanne, Switzerland, KIM SOO NYUNG of South Korea won the women's title, scoring a perfect 90 for nine arrows at the 30-meter distance and finishing with a four-distance total of 338. STANISLAV ZABRODSKY of the U.S.S.R. won the men's title with 332. In team competition, SOUTH KOREA beat Sweden by 41 points for the women's championship, and the SOVIET UNION defeated the U.S. by 11 points for the men's title.

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BOWLING—TOM CRITES beat David Ozio 202-191 in the final match to win a PBA tournament and $21,000 in Riverside, Calif.

BOXING—JOHN MUGABI stopped Rene Jacquot in the first round to win the WBC super welterweight championship, in Cergy-Pontoise, France. Jacquot twisted his ankle when he was knocked down and, after being allowed 20 seconds to recover, was unable to continue.

Kaokor Galaxy won the WBA bantamweight championship with a unanimous 12-round decision over Moon Sung Kil, in Bangkok.

Edwin Rosario scored a sixth-round TKO over Anthony Jones to win the vacant WBA lightweight championship, in Atlantic City.

CYCLING—After eight stages of the 23-stage, 2,020-mile Tour de France, Greg LeMond of the U.S.—the 1986 champion and the only American ever to win the event—held the lead, five seconds ahead of Laurent Fignon of France.

GOLF—PAUL AZINGER sank a 40-foot chip shot for a birdie on the final hole to beat Wayne Levi by one stroke and win the Greater Hartford Open, in Cromwell, Conn. Azinger, whose final-round 65 gave him a course-record 17-under-par total of 267, earned $180,000.

Penny Hammel held off a late charge by Nancy Lopez to win an LPGA tour event and $41,250 in Sylvania, Ohio. Hammel's final-round, even-par 71 gave her a total of 206, seven under par and two strokes ahead of Lopez, Liselotte Neumann and Hollis Stacy, who finished in a three-way tie for second.

GYMNASTICS—TIM RYAN edged Lance Ringnald, 112.22 to 112.00, to win the men's all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Federation championships, in Bloomington, Minn. BRANDY JOHNSON scored 77.02 to take the women's all-around title, and Christy Henrich finished second with 75.10 (page 24).

HARNESS RACING—H H KILLINGTON ($3.20), driven by Jody Stafford, beat Swirlabout by a length to win the Dexter Cup at Yonkers Raceway. The 3-year-old colt trotted the mile in 2:02[1/5] to earn $68,219.

HORSE RACING—WITH APPROVAL ($4.20), Don Seymour up, edged Most Valiant by a nose to win the 130th running of the Queen's Plate, at Woodbine racetrack, in Toronto. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:03 and earned $216,383.20.

Gorgeous ($4.20), Eddie Delahoussaye in the saddle, beat Kelly by 7½ lengths to win the 44th running of the Hollywood Oaks, in Inglewood, Calif. The 3-year-old filly covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:47[4/5] and won $92,700.

MODERN PENTATHLON—At the national championships in San Antonio, KIM ARATA of Vandenburg, Calif., scored 5,491 points to win her sixth consecutive women's title. In the men's competition, LASZLO BERES of San Antonio defeated Rob Stull, 5,439 to 5,423.

MOTOR SPORTS—ALAIN PROST, driving a McLaren-Honda, led from the start to win the French Grand Prix by 44.017 seconds over Nigel Mansell, in a Ferrari. Prost covered 80 laps of the 2.369-mile Paul Ricard circuit in 1:38:29.411 for the 37th Grand Prix victory of his career.

Robby Unser of Albuquerque, driving a Peugeot, beat his teammate Ari Vatanen of Finland by 24.20 seconds to win the Unlimited Division of the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, in Manitou Springs, Colo. Unser covered the 12.42-mile course in 10:48.34 (page 22).

ROAD RUNNING—IBRAHIM HUSSEIN of Kenya beat Mark Nenow of Lexington, Ky., by one second in the Peachtree 10 km, in Atlanta, finishing in 28:13. JUDI ST. HILAIRE of Hingham, Mass., won the women's division in 32:05.

SHOW JUMPING—LESLIE LENEHAN, on Pressurized, rode a penalty-free jump-off round in 33.775 seconds to beat Rodney Jenkins, on Playback, by .773 of a second and win an American Grandprix Association event in Lake Placid, N.Y. The victory earned Lenehan $15,000.

TENNIS—STEFFI GRAF beat Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 to win her second straight singles championship at Wimbledon. In the men's final, BORIS BECKER reversed last year's result with a 6-0, 7-6, 6-4 victory over Stefan Edberg. It was Becker's third Wimbledon crown (page 14).

TRACK & FIELD—At a meet in Stockholm, PattiSue Plumer of Mountain View, Calif., lost in the women's 5,000 by one second to East Germany's KATHRIN ULLRICH, but still set an American record for the distance. Plumer's time of 14:57.22 surpassed the mark of 15:06.53 set by Mary Slaney in 1985. ARTURO BARRIOS of Mexico won the 10,000 in 27:18.45, the fifth-fastest time in history, and in the meet's top performance, PETER KOECH of Kenya set a world record in the steeplechase. Koech's time of 8:05.35 broke the record of 8:05.4 set by his countryman Henry Rono in 1978.

TRIATHLON—MIKE PIGG of Arcata, Calif., beat Scott Molina of Boulder, Colo., by 1:46, to win a U.S. Triathlon Series event in Chicago. Pigg completed the 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run in 1:48:55. Among the women, SYLVIANE PUN-TOUS of Canada finished first, in 2:00:46, one second ahead of her twin sister, Patricia.

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: As coach of the Chicago Bulls, DOUG COLLINS, 37. Collins, who replaced Stan Albeck before the '86-87 season, led the Bulls to a three-year regular-season record of 137-109 and to a 13-17 mark in playoff games (page 9).

NAMED: As coach of the New York Knicks, STU JACKSON, 33. Jackson, an assistant under Rick Pitino for the past two years, becomes the youngest coach in the NBA.

As basketball coach at Ohio State, RANDY AYERS, 33, who had been a Buckeye assistant coach for six years. He succeeds Gary Williams, who took over at Maryland in June.

READMITTED: To the Major Indoor Soccer League, beginning with the 1989-90 season, ST. LOUIS. That brings the number of MISL teams to eight.

SUSPENDED: From U.S. Cycling Federation events for six months, pro ROLAND GUNTHER of West Germany and amateur JOHN SEIBERT of Boulder, Colo., after testing positive for banned substances at a USCF event on June 11.