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A roundup of the week June 6-12
Compiled by LISA TWYMAN
June 20, 1983
BASEBALL—TEXAS beat Alabama 4-3 to win the College World Series in Omaha.
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June 20, 1983

A Roundup Of The Week June 6-12

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BASEBALL—TEXAS beat Alabama 4-3 to win the College World Series in Omaha.

BOWLING—JIMMIE PRITTS JR. won his first PBA title, 214-212, over Don Genalo in the $100,000 Southern California Open.

BOXING—JUNG-KOO CHANG retained his WBC light flyweight title with a second-round knockout of Masaharu Iha.

PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: It was no surprise when Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia, with the league's best record, trounced hapless New Jersey 23-9 to clinch the first playoff spot. Surprising was the outcome of the battle of the running backs, Philly's Kelvin Bryant and Jersey's Herschel Walker. Going into the game, Walker led the league in rushing with 1,545 yards, followed by Bryant with 1,350. When the dust cleared, Walker had held his own against the USFL's best defense against the rush with 75 yards on 25 carries. Bryant, up against the league's worst rushing defense, was held to a season-low 24 yards on 11 carries. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles' 42-17 loss to Michigan dropped the Express half a game behind Oakland, and Chicago claimed a share of the Central Division lead by defeating Tampa Bay 31-8 (page 22).

GOLF—SEVE BALLESTEROS eagled the last hole to complete an eight-under-par 276 and win the $450,000 Westchester Classic by two shots over Craig Stadler and Andy Bean.

Patty Sheehan, with a nine-under-par 279, finished two strokes ahead of Sandra Haynie to win the $200,000 LPGA Championship in Kings Island, Ohio (page 58).

At the NCAA championships in Fresno, Calif., OKLAHOMA STATE won the team title by seven strokes over Texas, and JIM CARTER of Arizona State broke a four-way tie with a par on the first extra hole to earn the individual title. He finished regulation play with an even-par 72.

HORSE RACING—CAVEAT ($7.20), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., beat Slew o' Gold by 3� lengths to win the $358,500 Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1� miles in 2:27[4/5] (page 18).

MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON, in a Buick, won a $296,735 NASCAR race, beating Darrell Waltrip, in a Chevrolet, by 9.6 seconds in Long Pond, Pa. He averaged 128.636 mph for 200 laps on the 2.5-mile Pocono International Raceway.

Al Unser Sr., after finishing second, was declared winner of a 150-mile Indy car race in West Allis after Tom Sneva was disqualified because his March-Cosworth rode too close to the ground. Unser averaged 115.805 mph in his Penske-Cosworth.

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