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A roundup of the week Aug. 20-26

BASEBALL—SOUTH KOREA beat Altamonte Springs, Fla. 6-2 to win the 38th Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

CYCLING—In Moscow, LUTZ HESSLICH of East Germany set a world indoor record for 200 meters from a flying start with a time of 10.021, .228 second better than the mark of Sergei Kopylov of the U.S.S.R. NADEZHDA KIBARDINA of the Soviet Union rode to a world record of 3:58.025 in a women's 3-km race. She trimmed .873 second off the mark set by France's Jeannie Longo. Additionally, MARAT GANEYEV, VALERY MOVCHAN, VASILY SHPUNDOV and ALEKSANDR KRASNOV of the U.S.S.R. lowered their own two-week-old record in the 4,000-meter team pursuit to 4:14.26.

GOLF—DENIS WATSON shot a nine-under-par 271 to defeat Bruce Lietzke by two strokes in the $700,000 World Series of Golf in Akron.

Betsy King finished at three-under-par 281 to beat Muffin Spencer-Devlin by a stroke in a $200,000 LPGA tournament in Denver.

HARNESS RACING—France's LUTIN D'ISIGNY ($24.80), driven by Jean-Paul André, beat Sweden's The Onion by seven lengths to win the $250,000 Roosevelt International Trot in Westbury, N.Y. The 7-year-old set a world record of 2:30 for 1¼ miles on a half-mile track.

HORSE RACING—JOHN HENRY ($4.20), with Chris McCarron up, finished 1¾ lengths ahead of Royal Heroine to win the Budweiser-Arlington Million in Chicago. The 9-year-old gelding was timed in 2:01[2/5] over the 1-mile turf course (page 12).

MOTOR SPORTS—The McLaren TAG-Porsche team continued to dominate Formula One racing as ALAIN PROST won the Dutch Grand Prix by 10.283 seconds over teammate Niki Lauda in Zandvoort, The Netherlands. Prost averaged 115.60 mph for 71 laps on the 2.642-mile course.

Terry Labonte, in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, beat Bobby Allison, in a Buick Regal, by 1.44 seconds to win a $228,800 NASCAR Grand National Event in Bristol, Tenn. that was slowed by 11 accidents. He averaged 85.365 mph for 500 laps on a .533-mile oval.

SOCCER—NASL: Two come-from-behind road victories ran Toronto's win streak to five as it leapfrogged over New York and Chicago into first place in the East. The Blizzard's David Byrne scored twice and had two assists to account for all the regulation scoring in a 2-1 victory at Chicago and a 3-2 shootout win at Golden Bay. In the West, Minnesota beat Tulsa 1-0 at home on a goal by Alan Willey and won again three days later when Willey again beat Tulsa 1-0 on the road. That allowed the Strikers to take over first briefly, but Vancouver regained the lead with a 3-0 defeat of Tampa Bay.

SWIMMING—World records at the Friendship '84 Games in Moscow were set by: SERGEI ZABOLOTNOV, U.S.S.R., 200-meter backstroke (1:58.41); SYLVIA GERASCH, East Germany, 100 breaststroke (1:08.29); KRISTIN OTTO, KARIN KONIG, HEIKI FRIEDRICH, and BIRGIT MEINEKE, East Germany, 4 X 100 freestyle relay (3:42.41); INA KLEBER, SYLVIA GERASCH, INFES GEISSLER, and BIRGIT MEINEKE, East Germany, 4 X 100 medley relay (4:03.69). Kleber's 1:00.59 for the opening backstroke leg of the medley also was a world record.

TENNIS—MATS WILANDER beat Anders Jarryd 7-6, 6-3 to win the $375,000 Association of Tennis Professionals title at Kings Island, Ohio.

Chris Evert Lloyd defeated Alycia Moulton 6-2, 7-6 to win the $250,000 Players' Challenge in Montreal.

TRACK & FIELD—EVELYN ASHFORD ran the 100 meters in 10.76 in Zurich, Switzerland, bettering her own women's world record, set at altitude in Colorado Springs in July '83, by .03 second (page 16).

In Leningrad, TATYANA KAZANKINA of the Soviet Union set a women's world record of 3:22.62 in the 3,000. She lowered by 4.16 the mark set by her countrywoman, Svetlana Ulmasova, in July 1982.

In Nitra, ZDENA SILVAHA of Czechoslovakia threw the discus 244'11" for a women's world record, breaking the 10-day-old mark of East Germany's Irina Meszynski by 4'3".

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As Player of the Year by the Women's Tennis Association for the third straight year, MARTINA NAVRATILOVA, 27.

TRADED: By the San Francisco Giants, first baseman AL OLIVER, 37, and a minor-leaguer, to Philadelphia for two minor-leaguers to be named later.

By the Denver Nuggets, guard HOWARD CARTER, 22, to the Dallas Mavericks for guard ELSTON TURNER, 25.

By the Houston Oilers, wide receiver BUTCH JOHNSON, 30, to the Denver Broncos for a 1985 third-round draft choice. Miami sent cornerback GERALD SMALL, 28, to Atlanta for guard RON LEE, 27, and a draft pick. In other deals, Buffalo receiver PERRY TUTTLE, 25, went to Tampa Bay; Dallas cornerback ROD HILL, 25, went to Buffalo; and Washington picked up Pittsburgh guard RICK DONNALLEY, 25; all for undisclosed draft picks.

DIED: FREDDIE STEELE, 71, the world middleweight boxing champion from 1936 to '38, of complications from a stroke he suffered in 1980; in Aberdeen, Washington. He had a career record of 124-6-8, with 62 knockouts.

Waite Hoyt, 84, the Hall of Fame righthander, who pitched 21 major league seasons and was a broadcaster for 25 with the Reds; of heart failure, in Cincinnati (page 10).

Charley Robertson, 87, who gained fame when, as a rookie with the 1922 White Sox, he pitched the fifth of the nine regular-season perfect fames ever thrown, in his third major league start; in ort Worth. He was a major-leaguer for eight seasons and had a career record of 49-80.