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A Roundup of the Week Oct. 10-16
Compiled by Merrell Noden
October 24, 1988
BOXING—SIMON BROWN kept his IBF welterweight crown with a unanimous 12-round decision over Mauro Martelli in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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October 24, 1988

A Roundup Of The Week Oct. 10-16

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TENNIS—SLOBODAN ZIVOJINOVIC defeated Richard Matuszewski 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win an indoor tennis event and $78,500 in Sydney, Australia.

Jimmy Connors routed Andrei Chesnokov 6-2, 6-0 in the final of a Grand Prix tour event in Toulouse, France. The victory was worth $45,000 to Connors.

Martina Navratilova topped Chris Evert 6-2, 6-3 to win a women's tour event and $50,000 in Filderstadt, West Germany.

MILEPOSTS—CHARGED: With assault and possession of a weapon, sprinter BEN JOHNSON. 26. for pointing a starter's pistol at a fellow motorist on a Toronto street.

TRADED: By the Los Angeles Raiders, running back NAPOLEON McCALLUM, 25, to the San Diego Chargers to complete an earlier deal. McCallum will join the Chargers in 1990, when he completes his service to the Navy.

By the NBA Houston Rockets, forwards JIM PETERSEN. 26, and RODNEY McCRAY, 27, to the Sacramento Kings for forward OTIS THORPE, 26.

VIOLATED: The International Amateur Athletic Federation's ban on competing in South Africa, by 13 U.S. track and field athletes (page 22).

DIED: Jockey MIKE VENEZIA, 43, of head injuries suffered when he jumped from his mount, Mr. Walter K., and was kicked by another horse, Drums in the Night, during an allowance race at Belmont Park. Venezia won 2.313 races and purses totaling $33.5 million in his 24-year career.

Former major league pitcher VIC RASCHI, 69, of a heart attack, in Groveland, N.Y. In his 10 seasons (1946-55), the first eight of them with the New York Yankees, Raschi had a 132-66 record and a 3.72 ERA. In six World Series, all with the Yankees, he was 5-3 with a 2.24 ERA.

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