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A roundup of the week July 22-28
Compiled by BAILEY BREENE
August 05, 1985
BOWLING—GUPPY TROUP defeated Mark Baker 184-156 to win $16,000 and the Austin Open.
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August 05, 1985

A Roundup Of The Week July 22-28

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TRACK & FIELD—Three world records and one American mark were set at the Bislett Games in Oslo: STEVE CRAM of Great Britain shaved 1.02 seconds off countryman Sebastian Coe's 1981 mile record with a time of 3:46.31; SAID AOUITA of Morocco bettered by .01 second David Moorcroft's 1982 mark in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:00.40, while runner-up Sydney Maree was clocked in 13:01.15 for a new U.S. mark; and INGRID KRISTIANSEN of Norway ran the 10,000 meters in 30:59.42, lowering the record of Olga Bondarenko of the Soviet Union by 14.36 seconds (page 28).

MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By VINCE DOOLEY, 52, that he will not give up his career as athletic director and football coach at Georgia to seek nomination for the U.S. Senate, a move he had been considering.

ELECTED: To the Boxing Hall of Fame, former middleweight champion JAKE La MOTTA, 63. Others elected included JOSE NAPOLES, MANUEL ORTIZ, PANAMA AL BROWN, TOM JACKLING, YOUNG STRIBLING and LORD LONSDALE.

NAMED: SAM RANDOLPH of Southern Cal, as the recipient of the Fred Haskins Award, given annually to the nation's outstanding college golfer.

RETIRED: Because of a knee injury, the 10-year-old gelding JOHN HENRY, 1981 and 1984 Horse of the Year and thoroughbred racing's top career money-winner; most likely to the Kentucky Horse Farm near Lexington, Ky. (page 9).

SOLD: To a partnership headed by Robert Sangster of Great Britain, for $13.1 million, a son of Nijinsky II, at the Keeneland yearling sale. The sale broke the record for a thoroughbred sold at public auction, set in 1983, also at Keeneland, when Snaffi Dancer was bought for $10.2 million.

DIED: SMOKY JOE WOOD, 95, former Boston Red Sox pitcher who in 1912 had a 34-5 record and won three games as the Sox beat the New York Giants in the World Series; in West Haven, Conn. After eight seasons with Boston he was sold to the Cleveland Indians in 1917 and, hampered by an arm injury, switched to the outfield for five seasons. After leaving the majors in 1922, he coached Yale's baseball team for 20 years, retiring in 1942.

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