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A roundup of the week May 9-15
May 23, 1983
PRO BASKETBALL—The Milwaukee Bucks staved off elimination from their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series with the Philadelphia 76ers by defeating the Sixers in Game 4, 100-94. Los Angeles beat San Antonio 129-121 to take a three-games-to-one lead in the Western Conference finals page 28).
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May 23, 1983

A Roundup Of The Week May 9-15

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SOCCER—NASL: The Cosmos won a pair of games to extend their winning streak to three and their lead in the Eastern Division to 11 points over Toronto. With Roberto Cabanas, Vladislav Bogicevic and Giorgio Chinaglia scoring second half goals, the Cosmos beat Seattle 3-0. Chinaglia, the NASL's top scorer, then added three more in the Cosmos' 5-2 victory over Tulsa. Montreal dropped into third place in the East, four points behind Toronto. Le Manic defeated the Roughnecks 4-1, as Elvis Comrie scored a pair of second-half goals, and then edged Team America 1-0. Montreal rookie Goalkeeper Ed Gettemeier turned in a shutout in his NASL debut. Striker Neill Roberts scored a goal and added two assists to lead Toronto past host Tampa Bay 3-1; three days later, the Blizzard beat Seattle 2-1 on David Byrne's goal with 24:01 left to play. Vancouver Midfielder Fran O'Brien made his first two goals of the season count. Goal one gave the Whitecaps a 1-0 victory at Fort Lauderdale, and goal two clinched a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay. Those wins gave the Western Division-leading Whitecaps a 31-point lead over second place Seattle.

INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Posting the first back-to-back shutouts in the MISL's five-year history, San Diego defeated Baltimore twice to take a two-games-to-none lead in their best-of-five league championship series. The Sockers won Game 1 6-0 as Julie Veee scored two goals and Goalkeeper Alan Mayer, who two weeks ago was named the league's Most Valuable Player, stopped 22 shots. San Diego then blanked the Blast 7-0 in Game 2 as Veee had a pair of goals and added three assists and Mayer turned away 18 shots. Baltimore had advanced to the championship round by defeating Cleveland 8-6 in the fifth and deciding game of the Eastern Division finals.

TENNIS—YANNICK NOAH defeated Jos� Higueras 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0 to win the $315,000 German Open in Hamburg.

Pam Shriver defeated Tracy Austin 6-2, 6-2 to win the Gunze Invitational tennis tournament in Tokyo.

TRACK & FIELD—TOM PETRANOFF established a world record in the javelin with a throw of 327'2", breaking the mark set in 1980 by Ferenc Paragi, by 9'10", in Los Angeles (page 78).

Anisoara Cusmir established a world record in the women's long jump with a leap of 23'8" in Bucharest. The mark is a half inch farther than the one set by Vali Ionescu last August.

WATER POLO—At the III FINA Water Polo World Cup, the SOVIET UNION defeated West Germany 6-5 to clinch its fourth consecutive world championship, in Malibu, Calif. (page 86).

MILEPOST—FIRED: As coach of the Chicago Bulls, PAUL WESTHEAD, 44. He guided the Bulls to a 28-54 record and fourth place in the NBA Central Division in 1982-83.

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