SI Vault
A roundup of the week June 20-26
Compiled by LISA TWYMAN
July 04, 1983
BOXING—JIRO WATANABE retained his WBA junior bantamweight title with a 15-round majority decision over Roberto Ramirez in Japan.
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July 04, 1983

A Roundup Of The Week June 20-26

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Sergey Litvinov broke his world record in the hammer throw by 5 inches with a toss of 275'11" in Moscow.

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: After 2? seasons as manager of the Seattle Mariners, RENE LACHEMANN, 38. The Mariners' record at the time of the dismissal was 26-47, worst in the American League West. He was succeeded by DEL CRANDALL, 53, most recently manager of the Albuquerque Dukes of the Pacific Coast League.

INDICTED: ERNIE COBB, 26, former Boston College basketball guard, on federal charges relating to a six-game point-shaving scheme during the 1978-79 season, which also involved Rick Kuhn, a reserve forward convicted on similar charges in November 1981.

PAROLED: Former NFL player DON REESE, 31, from Lawtey ( Florida) Correctional Institution after serving six months for violating his 1977 drug probation by admitting in a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (June 14, 1982) article he used cocaine.

SENTENCED: By a superior court judge, TONY AYALA, 20, the former WBA No. 1-ranked junior middleweight contender, to 35 years for sexually assaulting a woman in West Paterson, N.J. in early January.

TRADED: By the Los Angeles Kings, Left Wing STEVE BOZEK, 22, to the Calgary Flames for left wings KEVIN LAVALLEE, 21, and CARL MOKOSAK, 20; by the Flames, Center MEL BRIDGMAN, 28, and Defenseman PHIL RUSSELL, 30, to the New Jersey Devils for Center STEVE TAMBELLINI, 25, and Defenseman JOEL QUENNEVILLE, 24; and by the Winnipeg Jets, Left Wing NORM DUPONT, 26, to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for future considerations.

By the New Jersey Nets, Center LEN ELMORE, 31, to the New York Knicks for a second-round draft choice in 1984.

DIED: LARRY GORDON, 28, right outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins; of cardiac arrest while jogging as part of his conditioning for the upcoming NFL season; in Laveen, Ariz. Gordon, a former Arizona State All-America, was the Dolphins' first-round draft choice in 1976 and a starter in all seven of his pro seasons.

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