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A Roundup of the Week Aug. 3-9
Compiled by Roger Jackson
August 17, 1987
BOWLING—MARK ROTH won the Greater Buffalo Open and a $16,000 check with a 259-215 victory over Chris Warren.
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August 17, 1987

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 3-9

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BOWLING—MARK ROTH won the Greater Buffalo Open and a $16,000 check with a 259-215 victory over Chris Warren.

BOXING—In Sunrise, Fla., BOBBY JOE YOUNG spoiled the return to the ring of former WBA and IBF junior welterweight champion Aaron Pryor by knocking him out in the seventh round of their scheduled 10-round bout. It was Pryor's first defeat in 37 fights. Pryor, who was attempting to come back from cocaine addiction, had not fought since March 1985.

Rocky Lockridge of the U.S. won the IBF super featherweight title with an eighth-round TKO of Barry Michael of Australia, in Windsor, England.

Jesus (Sugar Baby) Rojas of Colombia won the WBC junior bantamweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over Santos Laciar of Argentina, in Miami.

Choi Jum Hwan of South Korea scored a TKO over Azadin Anhar of Indonesia in the third round of their scheduled 12-round bout to retain his IBF junior flyweight title, in Jakarta.

PRO FOOTBALL—In the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 20-7 (page 18); in Wembley Stadium in London, the Los Angeles Rams nipped the Denver Broncos 28-27, when L.A.'s Charles White ran four yards for the winning score with 28 seconds left.

GOLF—LARRY NELSON won his second PGA championship and the $150,000 winner's share, when he defeated Lanny Wadkins on the first hole of a playoff, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Nelson, the 1981 PGA champion, and Wadkins, the 1977 winner, finished the 72 holes at 287, one under par (page 28).

Mary Beth Zimmerman shot a 10-under-par 54-hole total of 206 to win the rain-shortened Henredon Classic in High Point, N.C., by three strokes over three competitors. The victory was worth $45,000.

HARNESS RACING—At the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., MACK LOBELL ($2.20), driven by John Campbell, won the Hambletonian for 3-year-old trotters and $523,150 with a 6�-length triumph over Napoletano in the second and decisive heat. Mack Lobell's time for the mile was 1:53[3/5] (page 63). One night earlier, SUGARCANE HANOVER ($3.40), Ron Waples in the sulky, won the Breeders Crown Trot for aged horses and geldings by 1� lengths over Tabor Lobell. The winner covered the mile in 1:54[3/5] to earn $109,831.

HORSE RACING—At Saratoga JAVA GOLD ($6.60), ridden by Pat Day, became the first 3-year-old since Alydar in 1978 to win the Whitney Handicap when he defeated Gulch by three quarters of a length. Java Gold covered the 1? miles in 1:48[2/5] to earn the $173,100 winner's purse; POLISH NAVY ($4.40), also with Day in the saddle, won the Jim Dandy Stakes by 2� lengths over Pledge Card. Polish Navy, who earned $106,740, was timed in 1:48[2/5] for the 1? smiles.

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