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A roundup of the week May 28-June 3


GYMNASTICS—WOMEN: Pam Bileck, San Jose, Calif.; Michelle Dusserre, Garden Grove, Calif.; Kathy Johnson, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Julianne McNamara, San Ramon, Calif.; Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont, W. Va.; Marie Roethlisberger, St. Louis Park, Minn.; Tracee Talavera, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Lucy Wener, Memphis. MEN: Bart Conner, Norman, Okla.; Tim Daggett, W. Springfield, Mass.; Mitch Gaylord, Van Nuys, Calif.; James Hartung, Omaha; Scott Johnson, Colorado Springs; James Mikus, Reading, Pa.; Chris Riegel, Reading, Pa.; Peter Vidmar, Los Angeles.

ROWING—DOUBLE SCULLS, WOMEN: Judy Geer, Morrisville, Vt.; Cathy Thaxton, San Diego. PAIRS, WOMEN: Susan Broome, Edmonds, Wash.; Jan Harville, Seattle. FOUR-OARED SHELL, WOMEN: Hope Barnes, Manchester, Mass.; Elizabeth Miles, Fresno, Calif.; Abby Peck, Waverly, Pa.; Patricia Spratlen, Seattle; Valerie McClain Ward, Oakland. EIGHT-OARED SHELL, WOMEN: Betsy Beard, Chestertown, Md.; Carol Bower, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Jeanne Flanagan, Killingworth, Conn.; Carie Graves, Spring Green, Wis.; Kathy Keeler, Chevy Chase, Md.; Holly Metcalf, Woolwich, Maine; Kristine Norelius, Bellevue, Wash.; Shyril O'Steen, Seattle; Kristen Thorsness, Anchorage, Alaska.

PRO BASKETBALL—LOS ANGELES took a 2-1 edge over Boston in the NBA playoff finals (page 56).

BOWLING—RON PALOMBI JR. edged Mark Fahy 208-207 to win the $115,000 Tucson Open.

BOXING—LIVINGSTONE BRAMBLE scored a 14th-round technical knockout to dethrone Boom Boom Mancini and win the WBA lightweight crown in Buffalo, N.Y. On the same card, GENE HATCHER stopped Johnny Bumphus in the 11th round to win the WBA junior welterweight title (page 50).

PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: Michigan, Memphis and New Jersey snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with fourth-quarter turnarounds against San Antonio, New Orleans and Chicago, respectively. The Panthers trailed the Gunslingers 17-10 with 46 seconds to play when Michigan running back Anthony Allen caught a Whit Taylor pass and scrambled four yards into the end zone to force the game into overtime. Then, just 22 seconds into the extra period, Panther safety Oliver Davis intercepted a Rick Neuheisel throw and ran 27 yards for the win. Memphis's Alan Duncan split the goalposts twice, from 45 and 52 yards, in the final two minutes of play to edge the Breakers 20-17 at home. And in the Windy City, where 20-mph gusts blew in from the north and the thermometer fell to 42°—so this is spring football?—New Jersey got two touchdowns in the final period to defeat the Blitz 21-17. Six days later, the Generals lost to Tampa Bay 40-14 in less dramatic fashion. Central Division-leading Houston gave Denver a 36-20 lesson on why the Gamblers are the league's top offensive team. The Golds' loss, coupled with Los Angeles's 35-21 win over Washington, put L.A. and Denver in a tie for first in the Pacific Division. Elsewhere, Oakland defeated Jacksonville 17-12; Arizona beat Southern Division-leading Birmingham 38-28; and Chicago shut out Oklahoma 14-0. Philadelphia, the Atlantic Division pacesetter, was idle.

GOLF—PATTY SHEEHAN'S stunning 16-under-par 272 earned her the LPGA Championship in Mason, Ohio. Beth Daniel and Pat Bradley tied for second with 282 scores (page 60).

Greg Norman of Australia shot an eight-under-par 280, five shots better than runner-up Mark O'Meara's score, to win a $400,000 PGA event in Bethesda, Md.

MOTOR SPORTS—ALAIN PROST, in a McLaren, defeated Ayrton Senna da Silva, driving a Toleman, by 7.446 seconds to win the rain-shortened, 31-lap Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. Prost averaged 63.79 mph around the 2.05-mile course.

INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: The league's top offensive team, Baltimore, took a 2-1 championship series lead over the No. 1 defensive club, St. Louis. The Blast and Steamers split a pair of games in Baltimore, with St. Louis winning the opener of the best-of-seven series 7-3 and the Blast bagging the next confrontation 5-3. No love was lost along the way. "The game wasn't 10 seconds old, and they were hammering [our] guys off the ball," complained Steamer forward Don Ebert after Game 2. Things didn't improve for St. Louis at home; in Game 3 the Blast emerged a 5-2 victor. Baltimore outshot the Steamers 118-89 in the three games.

SOCCER—NASL: Tampa Bay shut out Chicago 2-0 on Friday but lost to the Sting 3-2 on Sunday as Chicago retained the Eastern Division lead. Vancouver decisioned Tulsa 3-2; Golden Bay beat San Diego 3-2 and Minnesota stayed atop the West despite falling to Toronto 2-0.

TENNIS—MANUELA MALEEVA upset top-seeded Chris Evert Lloyd 6-3, 6-3 to win the rain-delayed $150,000 Italian Open.

TRACK & FIELD—SERGEI BUBKA of the U.S.S.R. added 1¼" to his week-old pole-vault world record by clearing 19'3½" in St. Denis, France.

Oregon and Florida State were the men's and women's titlists, respectively, at the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore. The Ducks finished with 113 points, 18½ more than runner-up Washington State, while the Seminoles beat Tennessee 145-124 (page 24).

Sabine Busch, Dagmar Ruebsam, Gesine Walther, and Marita Koch of East Germany shattered the 4 X 400 relay world record by more than three seconds, with a clocking of 3:15.92 in Erfurt. The previous best of 3:19.04 was set in 1982, also by an East German squad.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As coach of the Los Angeles Kings, PAT QUINN, 41, who formerly coached the Philadelphia Flyers (from 1978 to '82); as coach of the New Jersey Devils, DOUG CARPENTER, 41. He replaced TOM McVIE, 49, who became general manager of a Devils' minor league affiliate.

As coach of the Indiana Pacers, GEORGE IRVINE, 36, formerly the Pacers' vice-president and director of operations.

RULED: By a jury of the U.S. Yachting Racing Union, that JOHN BERTRAND, 28, of Anaheim Hills, Calif., be named to the Olympic team in the Finn class, replacing BUZZ REYNOLDS of Summit, N.J. The panel found that Bertrand had been interfered with during the final race .of the Finn Olympic trials on May 11.

TRADED: By the Cincinnati Bengals, alltime team rushing leader PETE JOHNSON, 30, to the San Diego Chargers for running back JAMES BROOKS, 25.

WITHDREW: From the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, SOUTH YEMEN, ETHIOPIA and NORTH KOREA, bringing to 14 the number of nations boycotting the Games.