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A Roundup of the Week June 12-18
Compiled by Sally Guard
June 26, 1989
PRO BASKETBALL—The DETROIT PISTONS beat the Los Angeles Lakers 105-97 to win their first NBA title, with a four-game sweep (page 28).
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June 26, 1989

A Roundup Of The Week June 12-18

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ROWING—HARVARD covered the 2,000-meter course in 5:36.5, 2.43 seconds faster than runner-up Washington, to win its third consecutive collegiate eight-man championship, in Cincinnati (page 64).

SOCCER—At a North and Central America zone World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. and Guatemala in New Britain, Conn., U.S. midfielder Bruce Murray made a goal on a volley 2:08 into the game, and Guatemala's striker, Raul Chacon, evened the score in the 22nd minute. After forward Eric Eichmann broke the tie in the 67th minute, the U.S. held on for a 2-1 win, which leaves the U.S. in second place (with five points after four of eight games) behind Costa Rica among the five nations in the zone.

TENNIS—IVAN LENDL beat Christo van Rensburg 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Queen's Club tournament and $56,000, in London. The victory was Lendl's first on grass as a pro.

Martina Navratilova defeated Zina Garrison 7-6, 6-3 to earn the $25,905 winner's check at a women's grass-court tournament in Edgbaston. England.

TRACK & FIELD—SANDRA FARMER-PATRICK set a U.S. women's record with a time of 53.75 in the 400-meter hurdles at the TAC championships, in Houston. That performance was .48 of a second better than the mark established by Judi Brown King in 1987 (page 26).

MILEPOSTS—ACQUIRED: As first choice in the NBA expansion draft by the Orlando Magic, which will join the league next year, New York Knick forward SIDNEY GREEN, 28. Detroit Piston forward-center RICK MAHORN, 30, had one day to celebrate his NBA title before the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him as their first draft pick.

FIRED: As coach of the Buffalo Sabres, TED SATOR, 39, who had led the Sabres to a 96-89-22 record since December 1986. Sator, whose teams finished third in the Adams Division twice but never got past the first round of playoffs, will be replaced by former Sabre player RICK DUDLEY, 40, who had been a minor league coach.

HIRED: As basketball coach at Maryland, GARY WILLIAMS, 43, a former Terrapin guard (1965-67), who returns to his troubled alma mater, having led Ohio State to a 59-41 record over the past three seasons. Maryland was 9-20 last season, and its basketball program is under NCAA investigation for recruiting violations.

RESIGNED: As football coach at Oklahoma, BARRY SWITZER, 51, whose program had been placed by the NCAA on three years' probation and several of whose players faced criminal charges in recent months, During his 16 seasons. Switzer led the Sooners to three national titles and a 157-29-4 record (page 15).

As coach of the Edmonton Oilers, GLEN SATHER, 45, who led the Oilers to a 535-287-104 record and four Stanley Cup titles (1984, '85, '87 and '88) in their 10 NHL seasons. Oiler co-coach JOHN MUCKLER, 55, will succeed Sather, who will remain on as Edmonton's president and general manager.

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