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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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By the Pittsburgh Pirates, pitcher RICK REUSCHEL, 38, to the San Francisco Giants for reliever JEFF ROBINSON, 26, and minor league pitcher Scott Medvin, 25.

VOIDED: By the NBA, the trade of forward KEITH LEE, 24, of the Cleveland Cavaliers to Portland for guard JIM PAXSON, 30, because Lee flunked the Trail Blazers' physical exam.

DIED: DIDIER PIRONI, 35, a former F/1 car driver who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978; and two other Frenchmen, in an accident during a powerboat race; off the Isle of Wight, England.

Retired Brooklyn judge JULIUS HELFAND, 84, who served as New York State Athletic Commission chairman from 1955 to 1958 and whose investigations into boxing disclosed match-fixing, the monopolistic control of managers and the influence of organized crime; of complications after brain surgery; in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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