A Roundup of the Week May 21-27

June 04, 1990
June 04, 1990

Table of Contents
June 4, 1990

NBA Playoffs
Lenny Dykstra
Indy 500
Stanley Cup
The Class Of '90
Point After

A Roundup of the Week May 21-27

Compiled by Tim Crothers

PRO BASKETBALL—The Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers were tied 2-2 at week's end in the NBA Western Conference finals (page 24), and the Detroit Pistons were tied 2-2 with the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference playoffs (page 20).

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BOWLING—MARK BAKER defeated Steve Wunderlich 255-230 to win a PBA event and earn $27,000 in Portland, Ore.

GOLF—WAYNE LEVI sank' a four-foot birdie putt on the final hole to defeat Larry Mize, Keith Clearwater and Nick Price by one stroke and win the PGA Atlanta Classic, in Marietta, Ga. He shot a final-round three-under-par 69 for a 13-under-par total of 275 and earned $180,000.

Pat Bradley shot a final-round two-under-par 69 for a 10-under total of 274 to defeat Patty Sheehan by three strokes and win an LPGA tournament in Corning, N.Y. Bradley earned $52,500 for the victory (page 42).

Dale Douglass rolled in a six-foot putt for par on the second playoff hole to defeat Gary Player and win a Senior tour event and $75,000 in Malvern, Pa. Douglass shot a final-round 70 for a four-under-par total of 206 to forge a tie after 54 holes with Player, who made 17 straight pars before scoring a double bogey on the decisive hole.

Jan Stephenson sank a par putt on the 17th hole to win $200,000 at the LPGA's inaugural Skins Game, in Frisco, Texas. JoAnne Carner was the runner-up with $110,000 in winnings. Nancy Lopez earned $95,000 and Betsy King won $45,000.

Susan Slaughter, a sophomore at Arizona, birdied the first hole of sudden death to defeat Michiko Hattori of Texas and win the NCAA women's individual championship at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Slaughter shot a 75 in the final round for a nine-over-par total of 297. ARIZONA STATE won its first team title, beating UCLA by 16 strokes.

HARNESS RACING—MACK LOBELL, driven by Thomas Nilsson, defeated Peace Corps by four lengths to win the 39th Elitloppet and $170,000, in Stockholm. The 6-year-old horse trotted the mile in 1:54.3 to equal the world record for a‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àöœÄ-mile track, which he set three years ago.

HOCKEY—The EDMONTON OILERS defeated the Boston Bruins four games to one to win the Stanley Cup (page 46).

HORSE RACING—STELLA MADRID ($3.60), Angel Cordero up, led from the start in defeating Danzig's Beauty by 1½ lengths in the Acorn Stakes, at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old filly ran the mile in 1:36 and took home $104,580.

Profit Key ($4.60), with Jose Santos in the saddle, pulled away from Country Day in the stretch to win the Peter Pan Stakes by 6½ lengths, at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:47[1/5] and earned $106,560.

MOTOR SPORTS—ARIE LUYENDYK, in a Lola-Chevrolet, defeated Bobby Rahal, also in a Lola-Chevrolet, by 10.7 seconds to win the Indianapolis 500. Luyendyk ran the 200 laps of the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval at an average speed of 185.984 mph, breaking Rahal's record of 170.722 mph set four years ago (page 34).

Rusty Wallace, driving a Pontiac, ended a season-long slump by beating Bill Elliott, in a Ford, by less than one second to win NASCAR's longest event, in Concord, N.C. Wallace averaged 137.65 mph for the 400 laps of the 1.5-mile oval at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. He earned $151,000 for his first victory since last September.

Ayrton Senna, in a McLaren-Honda, fought off a late charge by Jean Alesi, in a Tyrrell-Ford, to win the Monaco Grand Prix by 1.087 seconds. Senna won the event for the third time in four years by averaging 85.83 mph for 78 laps around the 2.06-mile Monte Carlo road course.

ROAD RACING—JUDI ST. HILAIRE of the U.S. defeated Dorthe Rasmussen of Denmark by 10 seconds to win a 10-km event in New York City. St. Hilaire's time was 32:36.

SAILING—Steinlager 2, captained by PETER BLAKE of New Zealand, won the 32,900-mile Whitbread Round the World Race by more than 35 hours over another New Zealand yacht, Fisher & Paykel, skippered by Grant Dalton. The victorious 84-foot ketch completed the circumnavigation in 128 days, 9 hours, 40 minutes and 30 seconds.

TENNIS—STEVE BRYAN of Texas defeated Jason Netter of UCLA 6-3, 6-4 for the NCAA men's singles title, at Indian Wells, Calif. STANFORD beat Tennessee 5-2 to win its third team crown (page 68).

Barbara Paulus came back from a first-set loss to triumph over Helen Kelesi 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 and win the European Open championship in Geneva. She earned $27,000 for the victory.

Mercedes Paz easily overcame Ann Grossman 6-2, 6-3 to win a women's tour event and $27,000 in Strasbourg, France.

MILEPOSTS—FINED: By the NBA, Detroit Piston center JAMES EDWARDS, $3,500, for slapping Chicago Bull forward Ed Nealy during a game on May 22.

NAMED: As the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the third time, by a media panel, EARVIN (MAGIC) JOHNSON, 30, who averaged 22.3 points and 11.5 assists per game and had 11 triple-doubles in leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the league's best record during the regular season. Philadelphia forward Charles Barkley finished second in the voting, 22 points behind Johnson.

As coach of the Atlanta Hawks, BOB WEISS, 48, who had a 59-105 record as coach of the San Antonio Spurs for two seasons (1986-87 and '87-88). As coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, MIKE SCHULER, 49, who had a 127-84 record as coach of the Portland Trail Blazers from May 1986 to February '89.

DIED: Former middleweight boxing champion ROCKY GRAZIANO, 67; of heart failure; in New York City.

Robert (Pappy) Gault, 68, in 1968 the first black coach of the U.S. Olympic boxing team; of a ruptured ulcer following a heart attack; in Los Angeles.

NCAA basketball rules committee editor ED STEITZ, 69, the man who brought the three-point shot to the college game; of complications following a heart attack; in East Longmeadow, Mass.

Charlie Keller, 73, a baseball player with the New York Yankees (1939-49) and the Detroit Tigers (1950-51), who was given the nickname King Kong for his mammoth home runs, and subsequently one of the nation's leading breeders of standardbreds; of cancer; in Frederick, Md.

Augie Donatelli, 76, a former National League umpire (1950-73) who founded the Major League Umpires Association; of natural causes; in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tenniswear designer and majordomo of the women's game, TED TINLING, 79; of a respiratory ailment; in Cambridge, England.