U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM QUALIFIERS
ARCHERY—MEN: Darrell Pace, Hamilton, Ohio; Rick McKinney, Glendale, Ariz.; Glenn Meyers, Fremont, Mich. WOMEN: Ruth Rowe, McLean, Va.; Benita Edds, Terre Haute, Ind.; Trena King, Kentwood, Mich.
BASEBALL—CAL STATE-FULLERTON defeated the defending NCAA titlist, Texas, 3-1 to win the College World Series in Omaha (page 50).
PRO BASKETBALL—The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers were tied at three games apiece in their best-of-seven NBA championship series (page 22).
June 17, 1984
BOWLING—GARY SKIDMORE edged Joe Salvemini 189-187 to win the $115,000 Southern California Open in Riverside.
PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: "I kind of look at this team as being something like the Dallas Cowboys in their prime," Philadelphia linebacker John Bunting said a few weeks ago. "No matter what the problem was, they would win. They did that for many years. That kind of feeling is present in this club. We're going to win, no matter what the hurdles are." There were two hurdles last week—Pittsburgh and Denver—and the Stars cleared them, if not easily, at least successfully. On Monday, Philadelphia clinched a 23-17 come-from-behind win over the Maulers when Willie Collier grabbed a Chuck Fusina five-yard TD pass with 3:50 remaining. Four days later, aided tremendously by Kelvin Bryant's 194 yards and two touchdowns, the Stars edged Denver 21-19 and, with a .938 winning percentage, wrapped up the Atlantic Division crown. Other stellar performers were Houston's Jim Kelly, whose four TD passes in a 38-13 defeat of Chicago set three American professional football records (most yards gained in a season, 4,825; most 300-yard games, nine; most TD passes in a season, 40), and Tampa Bay running back Gary Anderson, whose 18th, 19th and 20th touchdowns of the year during a 42-24 defeat of Memphis set a USFL single-season record. The Gamblers, tops in the Central Division, and Tampa Bay are both playoff bound. Los Angeles, the Pacific Division pacesetter, beat Oklahoma 17-10 as Express wide receiver Duane Gunn returned a punt 77 yards for the game's first score. California's other team, Oakland, got win No. 7 with a 20-13 defeat of Michigan. New Jersey simultaneously clinched a postseason spot and eliminated New Orleans from playoff contention by beating the Breakers 31-21; another playoff team, Southern Division-leading Birmingham, thrashed Washington 42-21 as Stallion quarterback Cliff Stoudt set a club record by completing 20 of 30 passes for 357 yards and Stallion running back Leon Perry scored a league-record four rushing TDs; and Arizona bullied the Jacksonville Bulls 45-14.
GOLF—SCOTT SIMPSON reeled off four straight birdies en route to a final-round six-under-par 65 and victory in the $500,000 Westchester Classic in Rye, N.Y. Simpson finished with a 15-under-par 269, five strokes ahead of runners-up Mark O'Meara, Jay Haas and David Graham.
Patty Sheehan's seven-under-par 281 beat Amy Alcott by two strokes and earned her a win in the $350,000 Kids Classic in Malvern, Pa. Sheehan, who won the LPGA championship a week earlier, also collected a $500,000 bonus for winning two of three designated events.
The U.S. edged England 9½-8½ to win its 13th consecutive Curtis Cup, the amateur women's competition, in Muirfield, Scotland.
HORSE RACING—SWALE ($5), Laffit Pincay Jr. up, finished four lengths ahead of Pine Circle to win the $516,700 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1½-mile course in 2:27[1/5].
Secreto, a 14-1 shot with Christy Roche up, won the Epsom Derby by a head over favored El Gran Se√±or at England's Epsom Downland course. The Patrick Haslam-trained colt Kiowa covered the 1½-mile course in 2:12.
MOTOR SPORTS—CALE YARBOROUGH, driving a Chevrolet, finished 3.75 seconds ahead of Harry Gant, also in a Chevy, to win a $330,000, 500-mile Grand National stock car event in Long Pond, Pa. Yarborough averaged 138.153 mph around the 2.5-mile Pocono tri-oval.
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: The Baltimore Blast beat the St. Louis Steamers four games to one to win their first league championship, in Baltimore (page 58).
SOCCER—NASL: Minnesota, leader in the West, scored a 2-1 overtime victory over Golden Bay; Tulsa got its first triumph of the season with a 1-0 defeat of Tampa Bay; Eastern Division-leading Chicago shut out the Cosmos 5-0; and Toronto beat San Diego 2-1.
SWIMMING—MICHAEL GROSS set a 200-meter freestyle world record of 1:47.55 in Munich, West Germany, shaving .32 off of his own 1983 mark.
TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA and IVAN LENDL defeated Chris Evert Lloyd (6-3, 6-1) and John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5), respectively, to win individual titles at the French Open in Paris (page 14).
TRACK & FIELD—JURGEN HINGSEN broke his year-old world record in the decathlon by 21 points, with a score of 8,798, in Mannheim, West Germany.
Three American marks were set at the TAC championships in San Jose, Calif.: EARL BELL surpassed Mike Tully's 1984 pole-vault standard of 18'11" by clearing 19'¼"; JUDI BROWN's 54.99 cut .70 off Lori McCauley's 1983 record in the women's 400-meter intermediate hurdles; and VALERIE BRISCO-HOOKS ran the 400 in 49.83 to break Chandra Cheeseborough's women's mark of 50.52 set earlier this year.
Zhu Jianhua high-jumped 7'10" to better his nine-month world record by ¼" in Eberstadt, West Germany.
MILESTONES—AWARDED: By the San Diego Superior Court to the LOS ANGELES (né SAN DIEGO) CLIPPERS, over $430,000 in damages from the city's Sports Arena for failure to keep the building up to standards.
FINED: By USFL commissioner Chet Simmons, Jacksonville Bulls owner FRED BULLARD, 49, $2,500 for going onto the field and verbally abusing officials during a May 25 game against the Houston Gamblers. Bullard also was barred from the sidelines for the rest of the season.
NAMED: As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, BOB BERRY, 40, who had been fired by the Montreal Canadiens 63 games into last season. Berry replaced LOU ANGOTTI, 46, who became Penguin director of pro scouting.
As the NHL's most valuable player for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year, Edmonton's WAYNE GRETZKY, 23.
As football coach at the University of Miami, former Oklahoma State coach JIMMY JOHNSON, 40.
TRADED: By the Chicago Black Hawks to the Los Angeles Kings, goalie BOB JANECYK, 27, and a first-round draft choice in exchange for the No. 3 pick in the 1984 draft.
By the Denver Nuggets to the Portland Trail Blazers, forward KIKI VANDEWEGHE, 25, for forward CALVIN NATT, 27, guard LAFAYETTE LEVER, 23, center WAYNE COOPER, 27, and two draft choices.