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A roundup of the week Aug. 11-17
Compiled by JAMES E. REYNOLDS
August 25, 1986
BASKETBALL—The U.S. women's team, led by Cheryl Miller's 24 points, defeated the Soviet Union 108-88 to win the women's world championship in Moscow. The U.S. team jumped to a 20-point lead after 14 minutes and led at the half 56-43. The Soviets closed the margin to 9 at one point in the second half, but could not stop the Americans. The U.S. victory climaxed the 12-team tournament that took place in three Soviet cities.
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August 25, 1986

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 11-17

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BASKETBALL—The U.S. women's team, led by Cheryl Miller's 24 points, defeated the Soviet Union 108-88 to win the women's world championship in Moscow. The U.S. team jumped to a 20-point lead after 14 minutes and led at the half 56-43. The Soviets closed the margin to 9 at one point in the second half, but could not stop the Americans. The U.S. victory climaxed the 12-team tournament that took place in three Soviet cities.

GOLF—PAT BRADLEY beat Nancy Lopez by two strokes with a 279 for 72 holes, nine under par, and won $78,000, the largest purse in LPGA history, and an LPGA tournament in Buford, Ga. The purse lifted Bradley's season earnings to $482,496, an LPGA single-season record. After 13 years on the tour Bradley has earned $2,276,693, a record for career earnings. Bradley's final-round 63 was one stroke off the LPGA low-round record set by Mickey Wright in 1964 and tied by Vicki Fergon in 1984.

Ken Green outscored Bernhard Langer 12-9, under a modified Stableford scoring system, to win $180,000 and a PGA tournament in Castle Rock, Colo. (page 10).

HARNESS RACING—GRADES SINGING ($4.60), driven by Herve Filion, defeated Piggvar by 1� lengths to win $50,000 and the American Trotting Championships at Roosevelt Raceway. The 4-year-old trotted the mile in a track record 1:58[2/5]. The previous record of 1:58[3/5] was established by Kashminbar in 1977.

HORSE RACING—WISE TIMES ($13.60), ridden by Jerry Bailey, edged Broad Brush by a head to win $203,700 and the Travers Stakes at Saratoga. The 3-year-old colt ran the muddy 1� miles in 2:03[2/5] (page 18).

Roo Art ($7.20), Bill Shoemaker up, moved from next to last in the final turn to a 2�-length victory over Precisionist to win $188,288 and the Philip H. Iselin Handicap. The 4-year-old colt ran the sloppy 1?-mile Monmouth Park course in 1:48[4/5].

Groovy ($6), Jose Santos up, beat Turkoman by three-quarters of a length to win $70,320 and the Forego Handicap at Saratoga. The 3-year-old colt's time of 1:21[1/5] for the seven furlongs equaled a stakes record set by Engine One in 1982 and tied by Ziggy's Boy in 1985.

MOTOR SPORTS—MARIO ANDRETTI drove to victory by a full lap over Kevin Cogan to win $102,843 and the Pocono 500 in Long Pond, Pa. Driving a Cosworth-powered Lola, Andretti averaged 152.106 mph around the 2.5-mile Pocono International Raceway. It was his 47th career victory.

World champion ALAIN PROST of France beat Michele Alboreto of Italy by a lap to win the Austrian Grand Prix in Zeltweg. Prost, driving a McLaren- Porsche, finished the 193.08-mile race in 1:21:22.531. It was the 24th Grand Prix victory of his career and his third on the 3.714-mile Oesterreichring circuit.

Bill Elliot beat Tim Richmond by 1.34 seconds and set a NASCAR record by winning his fourth consecutive race on the two-mile oval at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Elliot, driving a Ford Thunderbird, earned $55,950 and averaged 135.46 mph in the 400-mile race. He had shared the record of three consecutive victories at one superspeedway with David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Richard Petty, Buddy Baker and Dan Gurney.

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