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A Roundup of the Week Aug. 14-20
Compiled by Sarah B. Schmidt
August 28, 1989
ARENA FOOTBALL—The DETROIT DRIVE won its second straight league championship, beating the Pittsburgh Gladiators 39-26 in Detroit. Despite throwing five interceptions, Drive quarterback Tony Burris completed 12 of 26 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Detroit wide receiver Gary Mullen caught six passes for 71 yards and one touchdown, and running back Lynn Bradford led the Drive in rushing with 12 carries, 46 yards and two touchdowns.
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August 28, 1989

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 14-20

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TENNIS—Top-seeded IVAN LENDL beat John McEnroe 6-1, 6-3 to win his third straight Players' International Canadian Open, in Montreal. Lendl earned $143,500.

Brad Gilbert won the ATP Championship, in Mason, Ohio, beating Stefan Edberg 6-4, 2-6, 7-6. Gilbert, who has won 17 straight matches and 22 of his last 23, earned $77,600.

Steffi Graf defeated Andrea Temesvari 7-5, 6-2 to win a tournament in Mahwah, N.J. She earned $40,000.

TRACK & FIELD—SAID AOUITA of Morocco broke the 11-year-old record for the 3,000 meters, with a lime of 7:29.45, in Cologne. Henry Rono of Kenya set the previous mark of 7:32.1 (page 16).

Roger Kingdom of the U.S. ran the 110-meter hurdles in 12.92 seconds to set a world record, in Zurich. Kingdom's performance exceeded Renaldo Nehemiah's mark of 12.93, which was set in 1981 (page 16).

Arturo Barrios of Mexico shattered the men's 10,000-meter world record by 5.58 seconds, finishing in 27:08.23, in West Berlin. The previous record, 27:13.81, was set by Fernando Mamede of Portugal in 1984 (page 16).

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: In his first season as manager of the New York Yankees, DALLAS GREEN, 55, by owner George Steinbrenner. BUCKY DENT, manager of the Yankees' Triple A farm club in Columbus, Ohio, replaces Green. Dent, 37, played shortstop for the Yankees when they won the World Series in 1977 and '78.

As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, 59, whose record after taking over on Dec. 19, 1988, was 17-26-4. DOUG CARPENTER, 46, who led the New Jersey Devils to a 100-166-24 record in 3� years, replaces Armstrong.

HIRED: As coach of the New York Rangers, ROGER NEILSON, 55, the team's 15th head coach in 16 seasons. Neilson had a 211-190-74 record as head coach of NHL teams in Toronto, Buffalo, Vancouver and Los Angeles from 1977 to '84. He replaces Michel Bergeron, who was fired April 1.

As coach of the New Jersey Nets, BILL FITCH, 55, who has an 816-762 record in 18 seasons of NBA coaching. Fitch replaces Willis Reed, who resigned Aug. 11 to become a Nets vice-president.

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