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A roundup of the week March 17-23
Compiled by IVAN MAISEL
March 31, 1986
ALPINE SKIING—MARC GIRARDELLI of Luxembourg clinched his second straight World Cup overall title and finished with 294 points, 10 more than Switzerland's Pirmin Zurbriggen. MARIA WALLISER of Switzerland won the women's overall World Cup with 287 points, 45 ahead of her compatriot Erika Hess. The Swiss led their country to its fourth consecutive Nations Cup.
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March 31, 1986

A Roundup Of The Week March 17-23

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HOCKEY—Montreal lost three times and fell five points behind Adams Division leader Quebec, which got four goals from Michel Goulet in an 8-6 win over the Canadiens. Hartford's seven points tightened up the fight for the Adams's last playoff berth. Buffalo edged one point ahead of the Whalers with a 6-1 win over the L.A. Kings, whose Marcel Dionne passed Phil Esposito to become the NHL's No. 2 alltime scorer. Dionne's 1,592 points leave him 258 behind Gordie Howe. St. Louis and Minnesota, both 2-2, missed the chance to pull ahead of Norris leader Chicago (1-1). North Star goalie Don Beaupre stopped 50 shots by Edmonton, but Jari Kurri's OT goal gave the Oilers a 5-4 win. In a Patrick Division showdown, Washington beat No. 1 Philadelphia 6-5 (page 36).

HORSE RACING—BROAD BRUSH ($4.20), ridden by Vince Bracciale Jr., won the Jim Beam Stakes and $210,000 when he edged Miracle Wood by two lengths. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1[1/16]-mile Latonia track in 1:44[1/5].

Badger Land ($3), Jorge Velasquez up, beat One Magic Moment by four lengths for the $70,800 first-place purse in the Everglades Stakes at Hialeah. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1?-mile course in a track-record 1:46[1/5].

INDOOR SOCCER—Cleveland and Baltimore broke up their logjam atop the MISL East. The Force won two, pounding Los Angeles 8-4 and outlasting Pittsburgh 5-3. The Blast blew one at Dallas, losing 4-3 to Billy Caskey's fourth-quarter hat trick, and got blown out 9-3 by West champ San Diego. The Sidekicks edged within a half game of the Force by whipping the Spirit 4-1.

MOTOR SPORTS—NELSON PIQUET of Brazil, in a Williams- Honda, won his country's Grand Prix by 34.8 seconds over Ayrton Senna, in a Lotus- Renault. Piquet averaged 114.9 mph for 61 laps of the 3.125-mile Jacarepagua track in Rio de Janeiro.

SPEED SKATING—KARIN ENKE of East Germany set three world records in a dual meet in Moscow. Enke skated 500 meters in 39.52 seconds, .17 faster than the 1983 mark of her countrywoman Christa Rothenburger, and 3,000 meters in 4:18.02, 2.68 seconds better than the record set earlier in the day by Andrea Schoene, also of the G.D.R. Enke's point total of 168.272 for the two-day event was 3.488 points lower than Schoene's 1984 record. SCHOENE broke her own 5,000-meter mark by 11.83 seconds with a time of 7:20.99.

SWIMMING—TEXAS won its third straight NCAA Division I women's swimming and diving championship, outscoring runnerup Florida 633-586, in Fayetteville, Ark. JENNA JOHNSON of Stanford twice swam to an American record in the 100-yard butterfly with times of 52.75 seconds in the preliminaries and 52.69 in the finals. Jill Sterkel set the old mark of 52.99 in 1981. The Stanford team of JENNIFER POKLUDA, KATHY SMITH, JOHNSON and DIANA ZOCK twice set an American 200-yard medley mark with times of 1:41.31 in the prelims and 1:40.22, both faster than Florida's 1982 record of 1:42.1. MEGAN NEYER of Florida won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events for the fourth consecutive year.

TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA beat Hana Mandlikova 6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 to win the Virginia Slims Championship and $125,000 in New York City (page 56).

Mats Wilander whipped Broderick Dyke 6-2, 6-3 to win the $50,000 first prize at the Belgian Indoor Championship in Brussels.

Ivan Lendl routed Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-0 to win $50,000 in a Grand Prix tournament in Fort Myers, Fla. Connors was then assessed a 10-week suspension and a $20,000 fine by the Men's International Pro Tennis Council for refusing to complete a semifinal match with Lendl at a tournament in Boca Raton, Fla. last month.

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