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A roundup of the week Sept. 29-Oct. 5
Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
October 13, 1986
ASIAN GAMES—In the final event of the competition in Seoul, South Korea beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 to win the gold medal in soccer and cap a remarkable comeback in the medal standings. In third place when Week 2 began, South Korea finished as the overall leader with 224 medals, including 93 golds. China was second with 222 medals, including a Games-record 94 golds, while Japan was third with 58 gold medals and 211 overall. South Korea not only flexed its muscles in boxing, in which, as expected, it swept all 12 gold medals, but also in judo, Japan's native sport. The South Koreans won 6 golds to 2 for the Japanese. The top individuals, sprinter P.T. USHER of India and archer YANG CHANG HUN of South Korea, each won 5 medals, including 4 golds apiece.
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October 13, 1986

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 29-oct. 5

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ASIAN GAMES—In the final event of the competition in Seoul, South Korea beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 to win the gold medal in soccer and cap a remarkable comeback in the medal standings. In third place when Week 2 began, South Korea finished as the overall leader with 224 medals, including 93 golds. China was second with 222 medals, including a Games-record 94 golds, while Japan was third with 58 gold medals and 211 overall. South Korea not only flexed its muscles in boxing, in which, as expected, it swept all 12 gold medals, but also in judo, Japan's native sport. The South Koreans won 6 golds to 2 for the Japanese. The top individuals, sprinter P.T. USHER of India and archer YANG CHANG HUN of South Korea, each won 5 medals, including 4 golds apiece.

BOXING—BERNARDO PINANGO of Venezuela retained the WBA bantamweight title when he stopped Ciro De Leva of Italy in the 10th round of their scheduled 15-round fight, in Turin, Italy.

PRO FOOTBALL—Though fans in New Orleans already knew that the April 26, 1985, trade that sent the Saints' alltime leading rusher, George Rogers, to Washington for their 1985 No. 1 draft pick, linebacker Alvin Toles, had been a mistake, Rogers' performance in the Skins' 14-6 victory over the Saints in the Superdome was a first-hand reminder. Rogers rumbled for 110 yards and a TD against the Saints to help Washington run its record to 5-0. In unbeaten Chicago's 23-0 defeat of Minnesota, the Bears' defense launched a sack attack against Viking quarterback Tommy Kramer, dumping him seven times for losses and intercepting him twice. While the Giants sleepwalked to a 13-6 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis to remain a game behind the Redskins in the NFC East, the Eagles whipped the Falcons 16-0 to end Atlanta's six-game winning streak over two seasons. It was Philadelphia's fourth consecutive game against an unbeaten opponent, and its second straight upset triumph. The Rams, Philly's victim the week before, struggled to nip Tampa Bay 26-20 in OT, while in San Francisco the 49ers pounded the winless Colts 35-14. Detroit beat Houston 24-13 in the Silverdome despite a career-high 398 yards passing by beleaguered Oiler quarterback Warren Moon. Cincinnati, tied with Cleveland for first in the AFC Central, got by Green Bay 34-28 in Milwaukee as Boomer Esiason threw for two TDs and James Brooks ran for a pair in a 27-point Bengal second quarter. The Browns' 27-24 victory at Pittsburgh was their first win—ever—in Three Rivers Stadium, and their first anywhere in the Steel City since 1969. In the Meadowlands the AFC East-leading Jets edged Buffalo 14-13, while New England pummeled Miami 34-7, in Foxboro, Mass. Miami's 1-4 start is the worst ever for a Don Shula-coached Dolphin team. The Raiders rallied from a 17-point second quarter deficit to beat Kansas City 24-17 in Arrowhead Stadium. Dallas was a 31-7 Monday-night winner in St. Louis, but a 29-14 Sunday-afternoon loser to AFC West-leading Denver (page 22).

GOLF—FRED WADSWORTH shot a final-round 67 for a 72-hole score of 269 to win the Southern Open, in Columbus, Ga., by two strokes over Jim Thorpe, George Archer, Tim Simpson and John Cook. Wadsworth's victory was worth $63,000.

HARNESS RACING—AMITY CHEF ($5.40), driven by John Campbell, won the Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway by 1� lengths over Barberry Spur and thwarted Barberry Spur's bid for pacing's Triple Crown. Amity Chef covered the mile in 1:55[4/5] to earn a $166,881 winner's purse.

HORSE RACING—CREME FRAICHE ($8.20), ridden by Randy Romero, won the 68th Jockey Gold Cup at Belmont by a head over favored Turkoman. The 4-year-old gelding ran the 1� miles in 2:28 and won $510,300.

MOTOR SPORTS—DALE EARNHARDT, driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, won a 500-mile NASCAR race in Harrisburg, N.C., by 1.9 seconds over Harry Gant, also in a Monte Carlo SS. Earnhardt averaged 132.403 miles per hour on the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway oval to take home the $82,050 winner's check.

TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Pam Shriver 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 to win a Virginia Slim: event in New Orleans and $30,000.

VOLLEYBALL—The United States defeated the Soviet Union 12-15, 15-11, 15-8, 15-12 to win its firs world men's championship, in Paris.

MILEPOSTS—CHARGED: by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, JOHN DREW, 32, a former NBA All-Star forward with the Atlanta Hawks and the Utah Jazz, with two counts of selling cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine; in Atlanta. In 11 seasons with the Hawks and the Jazz, Drew averaged 20.7 points per game and twice made the All-Star team. He was banished from the NBA in 1985 after his drug problems led him to three separate stays in rehabilitation clinics.

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