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A Roundup of the Week Aug. 17-23
Compiled by Hank Hersch
August 31, 1987
BOXING—MARLON STARLING scored an 11th-round TKO over Mark Breland to win the WBA welterweight championship in Columbia, S.C. The fight was Breland's first title defense and marked the Olympic gold medalist's first professional defeat (page 13).
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August 31, 1987

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 17-23

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SWIMMING—At the European Championships in Strasbourg, France, six world records fell—two to TAMAS DARNYI of Hungary. Darnyi clocked a 4:15.42 in the 400 individual medley to shave .70 of a second off the standard set by Dave Wharton of the United States earlier this year, then reeled off a 2:00.56 in the 200 IM, breaking by .86 the record set in 1984 by Canada's Alex Baumann. ANKE M�HRING paced the East German women, who won 14 of 16 events, by covering the 800 freestyle in 8:19.53. She slashed 2.91 seconds off the mark set in July by Janet Evans of the U.S. With a 1:07.91 in the 100 breaststroke, East Germany's SILKE HOERNER bettered by .20 the year-old record of teammate Sylvia Gerasch. Both 800 freestyle-relay marks were lowered: The GDR women cut 3.86 off their own 1986 record with a 7:55.47, while the West German men beat the 1984 U.S. team's time by 2.59 with a 7:13.10.

TENNIS—STEFAN EDBERG whipped Boris Becker 6-4, 6-1 to win $48,000 and the ATP Championship, in Mason, Ohio.

At a tournament in Toronto, PAM SHRIVER beat Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1 to take the $50,000 first prize and top $3 million in career earnings.

MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By the NFL, a supplemental draft on Aug. 28 for Ohio State wide receiver CRIS CARTER, 21, and Pittsburgh running back CHARLES GLADMAN, 20. Both players were declared ineligible for the coming season (page 19).

DISQUALIFIED: From the Pan Am Games, U.S. hammer thrower BILL GREEN, 27, along with two athletes from Venezuela and Nicaragua, all for failing drug tests. Green, of Torrance, Calif., tested positive for testosterone and will be stripped of the silver medal he won on Aug. 10.

DROPPED: By state prosecutors in Miami, charges of sexual battery and kidnapping against former junior welterweight champ AARON PRYOR, 31, after the woman he allegedly assaulted could not be found to testify. Pryor pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated assault and was fined $5,000.

FINED: $5,000 by CART, veteran driver A.J. FOYT, 52, for a run-in with a race official after the Pocono 500 on Aug. 16. Foyt was also put on probation for one year.

NAMED: As head basketball coach at Providence College, GORDON CHIESA, 37, a top assistant with the Friars the past two years. Chiesa replaces Rick Pitino, who resigned to become head coach of the New York Knicks of the NBA.

SIGNED: By the Los Angeles Raiders, an agreement to build in Irwindale, Calif. (pop. 1,040), a 65,000-seat stadium by 1990. The city's residents will vote on Nov. 3 on a bond issue to help underwrite a $115 million loan to the NFL team.

TRADED: By the New York Giants, BOBBY JOHNSON, 25, who led the Super Bowl champs' wide receivers in catches last season, to the San Diego Chargers for a 1988 draft choice.

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