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A roundup of the week Sept. 20-26

BOWLING—TOM BAKER defeated Mike Aulby 225-191 to win the Paris Grand Prix, the first PBA tournament held in Europe.

CROQUET—At the sixth annual national championships in New York City, ARCHIE PECK won the singles title with a 21-20 defeat of Richard Pearman and the father-and-son team of ARCHIE and MARK BURCHFIELD were the doubles champions, eliminating Peck and Jack Osborn 21-20.

PRO FOOTBALL—Rain, power failures, pregame solidarity handshakes and a 27-19 loss to Green Bay gave Giant fans much to boo about Monday night. On the eve of the first regular-season strike in NFL history, the Packers rallied from a 19-7 third-quarter deficit by scoring 14 points within 3:46. The first of the two TDs came on the longest Packer run in 18 years, an 83-yard end-around by Wide Receiver James Lofton. Midway through the game, the stadium lights failed, causing a 24-minute cessation in the action.

GOLF—BOBBY CLAMPETT shot a 14-under-par 266 to win the $250,000 Southern Open in Columbus, Ga. by two strokes over Hale Irwin.

Patty Sheehan won a $175,000 LPGA event in Kent, Wash, by firing a 12-under-par 276, one stroke better than JoAnne Carner, who was trying to win her fourth straight tournament.

HARNESS RACING—MERGER ($3.40), driven by John Campbell, coasted to a three-length victory over Icarus Lobell to win the race-off of the $328,900 Little Brown Jug, the middle leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old pacers. The colt ran the mile course at the Delaware County (Ohio) Fairgrounds in 1:56[3/5]. Before the race-off, TEMUJIN set a half-mile-track world record for pacers with a 1:54[3/5] clocking in the third division (page 88).

HORSE RACING—REINVESTED ($11.40), Jorge Velasquez up, nosed out El Baba to win the $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1¼ miles in a track-record 2:01[3/5].

Luv A Libra ($16.20), ridden by Michael Lee, covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:47[4/5] to defeat Blink by a neck in the Florida Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds at Calder. The $269,000 purse was the largest in the history of Florida racing.

MOTOR SPORTS—MICHELE ALBORETO finished 27.292 seconds ahead of the McLaren driven by John Watson to win the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the final Formula I race of the 1982 season. Alboreto drove his Tyrrell 011 around the 2.268-mile circuit at an average speed of 100.1 mph. KEKE ROSBERG, in a Williams, finished fifth in the 75-lap race to clinch his first Formula I world title.

SOCCER—Detroit defeated Oklahoma City 2-0, 4-1 to win the ASL title. The Express lost the opener of the three-game championship series 3-1.

TENNIS—IVAN LENDL defeated Kevin Curren 7-6, 7-5, 6-1 to win the $300,000 Forum Classic in Inglewood, Calif.

John McEnroe beat Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-3 to win a $250,000 event in San Francisco.

TRACK & FIELD—In Canea, Crete, SOFIA SAKORAFA set the women's world javelin record with a throw of 243'5", surpassing Tiina Lillak's record of 237'6" set in July 1982.

VOLLEYBALL—China won the women's world title with 15-3, 15-5, 15-9 victories over Peru in Lima. The United States placed third.

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: Fort Lauderdale Striker Coach ECKHARD KRAUTZUN, 41, after a two-year record of 43-33.

HIRED: As Cincinnati Reds manager for the 1983 season, RUSS NIXON, 47, who through Sunday had a 23-40 record with the Reds since being named interim replacement for the fired John McNamara.

ISSUED: By a three-judge panel in Federal Circuit Court in Denver, a stay of the Sept. 15 decision in Oklahoma City by U.S. District Court Judge Juan Burciaga that the NCAA's control of college football telecasts violated antitrust laws. The stay, which remains effective pending the NCAA's appeal of the district court decision, prevents individual colleges from negotiating independent television contracts.

NAMED: As coach of the NASL and MISL Golden Bay Earthquakes, ROGER THOMPSON, 39, who had a 1982 11-21 record as Edmonton coach.

PLACED ON PROBATION: For two years by the Southland Conference, the Louisiana Tech football team for cash-incentive-reward infractions totaling $20.00 during the 1980 season. Tech Head Coach Billy Brewer will not be allowed to recruit for one year, and the number of grants-in-aid Tech may award has been cut by three for the 1983-84 season.

For one year by the NCAA, the U. of Georgia football team for irregularities in the recruitment of George Smith, now a Texas A&M freshman. Georgia will lose three football scholarships next season.

SIGNED: To a three-year contract by the New York Knicks, free-agent Forward ERNIE GRUNFELD, 27. Grunfeld, Milwaukee's first-round pick in 1977, spent two seasons with the Bucks and three seasons with the Kansas City Kings, who chose not to match New York's undisclosed offer.

TRADED: By the Indiana Pacers, Center Tom Owens, 33, to the Detroit Pistons for a 1984 second-round draft choice.

DIED: Former Ohio State Track Coach (1931-65) LARRY N. SNYDER, 86, who served as U.S. Olympic track coach at the 1960 Games; in Columbus, Ohio. At Ohio State Snyder coached such notables as Sprinter-Long Jumper Jesse Owens, winner of four Olympic gold medals in '36, and Hurdler Glenn Davis, who won golds in both '56 and '60.

Lee JoAnnes, 89, who helped found the Green Bay Football Corp. in 1922, three years after the first Packer team was fielded; in Tucson. The publicly held corporation now runs the NFL club.