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A roundup of the week June 11-17


FENCING—EPEE: Robert Marx, Portland, Ore.; John Moreau, San Antonio; Peter Schifrin, San Francisco; Lee Shelley, Hackensack, N.J.; Steve Trevor, Shaker Heights, Ohio. MEN'S FOIL: Peter Lewison, Brooklyn; Michael Marx, Portland; Gregory Massialas, Orinda, Calif.; Michael McCahey, Leonia, N.J.; Mark Smith, Atlanta. WOMEN'S FOIL: Jana Angelakis, Peabody, Mass.; Susan Badders, Beaverton, Ore.; Vincent Bradford, San Antonio; Sharon Monplaisir, Woodside, N.Y.; Debra Waples, Portland. SABER: Joel Glucksman, New York City; Michael Lofton, Hempstead, N.Y.; Steve Mormando, Lakewood, N.J.; Philip Reilly, New York City; Peter Westbrook, New York City.

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS—Michelle Berube, Rochester, Mich.; Lydia Bree, Los Angeles; Valerie Zimring, Los Angeles.

YACHTING—FLYING DUTCHMAN: Jonathan McKee, Seattle; Carl Buchan, Kirkland, Wash. TORNADO: Randy Smyth, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Jay Glaser, Newport Beach, Calif.

PRO BASKETBALL—BOSTON defeated Los Angeles 111-102 in the seventh game of their best-of-seven playoff series to win the NBA championship (page 42).

BOXING—ROCKY LOCKRIDGE successfully defended his WBA junior lightweight title with an 11th-round TKO of Tae-Jin Moon in Anchorage, Alaska.

Tommy Hearns knocked out Roberto Duran at 1:07 of the second round to retain his WBC junior middleweight title in Las Vegas (page 36).

PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: Pity poor Pittsburgh. The Maulers this season have had two different coaches. They've experimented with seven different wide receivers and nine different starting defensive backs. Mike Rozier, their Heisman Trophy-winning rusher who has been held to just 719 yards rushing and a 3.5 average gain, may undergo surgery at the conclusion of the season to remove calcium deposits from his left ankle. The only good news last week for the 3-14 Maulers was that the torture was almost over. Pittsburgh lost twice in the penultimate week of the regular season, 21-3 to San Antonio on Monday and then 21-9 against Tampa Bay five nights later. The Maulers have dropped 10 of their last 11 outings and ended their inaugural year with a 2-7 record at home. The Arizona Wranglers ran off to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter, then cruised to a 36-0 win over the Chicago Blitz. New Jersey handed Denver its third defeat in a row, 27-7, as fullback Maurice Carthon gained 88 yards on 14 carries to join teammate Herschel Walker in the 1,000-yard club. New Orleans running back Buford Jordan looked like a winner against Jacksonville—he scored two TDs, gained 198 yards rushing and caught four passes for 49 yards—but his team lost. After erasing a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit, the Bulls prevailed 20-17 on Brian Franco's 30-yard field goal five minutes into OT. In other games, the Atlantic Division leader, Philadelphia, blasted Washington 31-8 (page 62); Southern Division titlist Birmingham triumphed 35-20 over the Showboats; Los Angeles, the Pacific Division pacesetter, clinched a playoff spot with a 24-19 win over Oakland; and Houston, leader in the Central Division, was idle.

GOLF—FUZZY ZOELLER defeated Greg Norman by eight strokes in the 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Both men completed regulation with four-under-par 276s (page 30).

Ayako Okamoto shot a closing-round 70 to win a $250,000 LPGA event in Indianapolis. She finished seven under par at 281, two strokes ahead of Judy Clark and Donna H. White.

HARNESS RACING—ON THE ROAD AGAIN ($3.40), Bud Gilmour in the sulky, held off a surging Holmes Hanover to win the $600,000 one-mile Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway by a head. The 3-year-old colt won the first leg of pacing's Triple Crown in a stakes-record time of 1:56[4/5].

HORSE RACING—LIFE'S MAGIC ($5.20), Jorge Velasquez up, came from behind for a 3-length victory over Miss Oceana in the $217,700 Mother Goose Stakes for fillies at Belmont Park. The winner ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:48[4/5] (page 66).

MOTOR SPORTS—HENRI PESCAROLO and KLAUS LUDWIG averaged 126.87 mph in a Porsche 956 to win the 24-hour endurance classic for sports cars in Le Mans, France. The winners, who traveled 3,044.97 miles around the 8.48-mile course, defeated Jean Rondeau and John Paul Jr., also in a Porsche 956, by two laps.

SOCCER—NASL: The Sockers really socked it to 'em. Only three days after edging Eastern Division-leading Chicago 3-2, San Diego beat Minnesota, the Western Division pacesetter, 4-3 in a shootout to raise its status from seventh in the league (with 18 points) to fourth (27). Tulsa lost twice, first to Vancouver 1-0 and then to the Sting 3-2, and the Cosmos beat both Golden Bay (3-1) and Toronto (2-1).

SWIMMING—ALEX BAUMANN of Canada shaved 2.08 seconds off the 3-week-old 400-meter individual medley world record of Jens-Peter Berndt of East Germany with a clocking of 4:17.53 in Toronto.

TENNIS—JOHN McENROE whipped Leif Shiras 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to win a $200,000 Grand Prix grass-court event in London.

Pam Shriver defeated Anne White 7-6, 6-3 in the final of the $125,000 Edgbaston Cup in Birmingham, England.

TRACK & FIELD—JACKIE JOYNER set an American heptathlon record with 6,520 points in Los Angeles. She surpassed Jane Frederick's 1982 mark by 62 points (page 22).

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As basketball coach at Dartmouth College, MIKE STEELE, 30, who led DePauw to a third-place NCAA Division III finish last season. He replaced Reggie Minton, 43, who took the head coaching job at Air Force after guiding the Green to an 11-15 record over one season.

SUED: By the NBA for more than $25 million for transferring their home city without approval of the league, the LOS ANGELES (né San Diego) CLIPPERS.

TRADED: By the Winnipeg Jets to the Montreal Canadiens, right wing LUCIEN DeBLOIS, 27, in exchange for left wing PERRY TURNBULL, 25.

By the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Mets for three minor league players, pitcher BRUCE BERENYI, 29.

DIED: SWALE, the 3-year-old colt who won two legs of this year's Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes; of undetermined causes; in Elmont, N.Y. The son of Seattle Slew had been syndicated for an estimated $40 million and had won 9 of 14 starts, finishing second twice, third twice and seventh in the Preakness. His career winnings were $1,583,662 (page 66).