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A Roundup of the Week Sept. 21-27
Compiled by Amy Lennard
October 05, 1987
BOATING—JIM KROPFELD, 46, of Cincinnati earned 825 points in the Las Vegas Silver Cup event on Lake Mead to win his second consecutive national unlimited hydroplane racing championship.
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October 05, 1987

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 21-27

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RETIRED: Veteran pitcher PHIL NIEKRO, 48, who was reacquired by the Atlanta Braves earlier in the week and made his farewell appearance Sunday against the San Francisco Giants. The knuckle-bailer, who spent the first 20 years of his 24-year major league career with the Braves before being released in 1983, later played for the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays. He has a lifetime record of 318-274.

RETIRING: New York Islander defenseman DENIS POTVIN, 33, at the end of the 1987-88 season. The veteran and seven-time All-Star is the highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history, with 291 goals and 710 assists in 14 years.

SUSPENDED: Talks between representatives of the striking National Football League Players Association and the league's 28 owners (page 38).

TRADED: By the Chicago Cubs, righthanded pitcher DICKIE NOLES, 30, to the Detroit Tigers, for a player to be named later. The nine-year veteran has a 4.48 ERA and a 36-50 record with four teams.

DIED: DREW (Bundini) BROWN, 59, who worked as Muhammad Ali's cornerman throughout the fighter's career and coined the phrase "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"; of pulmonary arrest; in Los Angeles.

Hugh Duffy Daugherty, 72, former Michigan State football coach and ABC television analyst; of kidney failure and heart disease; in Santa Barbara, Calif. From 1954 to 1972 he led State's Spartans to a 109-69-5 record and two Big Ten championships.

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