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A Roundup of the Week Sept. 24-30

Oct. 08, 1990
Oct. 08, 1990

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Oct. 8, 1990

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A Roundup of the Week Sept. 24-30

Compiled by Michael Jaffe

CYCLING—ZHOU LINGMEI of China set a women's world record with a clocking of 1:13.899 in the one-kilometer time trial at the Asian Games, in Beijing. She shaved .350 of a second off the mark established in 1984 by Erica Salumyae of the U.S.S.R.

This is an article from the Oct. 8, 1990 issue Original Layout

PRO FOOTBALL—Stingy defense was the key to several Week 4 victories. The Raiders, who had six sacks, remained unbeaten with a 24-10 win over the Bears, who suffered their first defeat of the season. Los Angeles is now 9-0 in games played at the L.A. Coliseum since Art Shell became coach in October 1989. The Chiefs stayed only a game behind the Raiders in the AFC West by routing the Browns 34-0. K.C. turned two blocked punts into touchdowns and held the Cleveland offense to 110 yards in the first half. The Dolphins sacked Steeler quarterback Bubby Brister five times in their 28-6 win. The Steelers' 14 rushing attempts—for a mere 41 yards—against Miami were a club-record low. The Redskins scored 31 second-half points and held the Cardinals to 192 yards of total offense in a 38-10 victory. Washington wide receiver Gary Clark caught eight passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Packer quarterback Don Majkowski led Green Bay to a 24-21 triumph over the Lions in his first start of the season. Majkowski accounted for 377 yards of total offense and threw for three touchdowns. Lion kicker Eddie Murray, who entering the game had made 14 consecutive field goals, missed four. The Jets turned four interceptions into 13 points as they defeated the Patriots 37-13. Jet rookie wide receiver Rob Moore caught nine passes for 175 yards and a TD. Bucs kicker Steve Christie booted a 36-yard field goal at 9:11 of overtime as Tampa Bay beat the Vikings 23-20. Running back Gary Anderson rushed 22 times for 108 yards and a TD as the Bucs moved to 3-1, their best start since 1979. In the Oilers' 17-7 win over the Chargers, Warren Moon surpassed Dan Pastorini as Houston's career completions leader, with 1,450. He threw for 355 yards and two TDs on the day. The Colts scored with no time left to defeat the Eagles 24-23. Indy quarterback Jack Trudeau, subbing for the injured Jeff George, passed for 329 yards and two TDs. The Giants beat the Cowboys 31-17, their sixth straight win over Dallas. The Bills moved to 3-1 with a 30-7 Monday-night rout of the Jets and a 29-28 victory over the Broncos.

GOLF—KENNY KNOX sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of sudden death to defeat Jim Hallet and win a PGA Tour event in Columbus, Ga. Knox, who like Hallet shot a 15-under-par 265 in regulation play, collected $108,000.

Ian Woosnam had a 13-under-par total of 271 to beat Mark McNulty and Jose Maria Olazabal by three strokes and win his second consecutive European tour event, in Chepstow, Wales. Woosnam's victory was worth $125,000.

Mike Hill parred the first hole of sudden death to defeat Dale Douglass and win a Senior PGA Tour event in Melbourne, Fla. Hill, who like Douglass shot a 16-under-par 200, earned $45,000.

HARNESS RACING—BEACH TOWEL ($2.60), driven by Ray Remmen, defeated Boston Blue Chip by a length to win the Tattersalls Pace and $37,020, at Red Mile Race Track. The 3-year-old colt, who covered the mile in 1:51⅕ established a single-season harness-racing record for money earned, with $1,875,894. The old mark was set by Nihilator in 1985.

Miss Easy, with John Campbell in the sulky, set a mile world record for 2-year-old pacers in an elimination heat for the K.D. Owen Pace, at Red Mile Race Track. The filly had a clocking of 1:51[2/5] to shave three fifths of a second off the standard set by L. Dees Trish in 1988.

HORSE RACING—SEWICKLEY ($14.20), ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., pulled away down the homestretch to beat Sunshine Jimmy by 4½ lengths and win the Vosburgh Stakes, at Belmont. The 5-year-old horse ran the seven eighths of a mile in 1:21 and took home a purse of $142,080.

Earn your stripes ($5.20), with Pat Valenzuela in the saddle, defeated Frost Free by two lengths to win a Breeders' Cup race at Bay Meadows. The 6-year-old horse covered the six furlongs in 1:08[2/5] and earned $84,700.

Voodoo Lily ($10), Kent Desormeaux up, led from wire to wire to beat Miss Spentyouth by 1¼ lengths and win the Columbia Stakes and $60,000, at Laurel Race Course. The 2-year-old filly ran the six furlongs in 1:10[3/5].

MOTOR SPORTS—ALAIN PROST, driving a Ferrari, defeated Nigel Mansell, also in a Ferrari, by 22 seconds to win the Spanish Grand Prix, in Jerez. Prost averaged 106.27 mph for 73 laps of the 2.62-mile, 18-turn urban circuit course.

Mark Martin, behind the wheel of a Ford Thunderbird, beat Dale Earnhardt, in a Chevrolet Lumina, by 3.0 seconds to win a NASCAR event in North Wilkesboro, N.C. Martin, who averaged 93.818 mph for 400 laps of the .625-mile short track, earned $52,875.

James Weaver, driving a Porsche 962C, defeated Chip Robinson, in a Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo, by 1:59.434 to win a rain-shortened IMSA world challenge race and $90,000 in Tampa. Weaver averaged 89.538 mph for 110 laps of the 1.9-mile, 12-turn Florida State Fairgrounds circuit. IMSA's two-time defending sports car champion Geoff Brabham led with 12 laps remaining when his Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo collided with the Turn 6 wall.

TENNIS—JOHN McENROE outlasted Goran Ivanisevic 6-7, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Swiss Indoor Championship and $65,000, in Basel. It was McEnroe's first title on the tour since August 1989.

Steffi Graf crushed Arantxa Sànchez Vicario 6-1, 6-1 to win the Leipzig (Germany) Open. Her victory was worth $45,000.

Brad Gilbert defeated Aaron Krickstein 6-3, 6-1 to win the Queensland Open and $32,400, in Brisbane, Australia.

Mary Jo Fernandez outdueled Amy Frazier 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win a WTA tour event and $70,000 in Tokyo.

MILEPOSTS—CONVICTED: By a Seattle district court jury, Seattle SuperSonics guard DALE ELLIS, 30, on two counts of drunken and reckless driving. Ellis suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs when he crashed into a Seattle freeway ramp on Jan. 12. He faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail, a $5,000 fine and a 90-day driver's license suspension.

SUSPENDED: By the NHL for one year, Edmonton Oiler goaltender GRANT FUHR, 28, for using illegal drugs. He maybe reinstated as early as Feb. 18, 1991, if his conduct meets certain standards set by the league.

TRADED: By the Houston Rockets, guard JOHN LUCAS, 36, and center TIM McCORMICK, 28, to the Atlanta Hawks for guards KENNY SMITH, 25, and ROY MARBLE, 23; by the Golden State Warriors, guard-forward TERRY TEAGLE, 30, to the Los Angeles Lakers for a first-round draft choice in 1991.

By the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback STEVE WALSH, 23, to the New Orleans Saints for the Saints' first-and third-round draft choices in 1991 and a conditional second-round choice in '92.

DIED: LARRY O'BRIEN, 73, who served as commissioner of the NBA from 1975 to '84; of cancer; in New York.