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A roundup of the week Aug. 29-Sept. 4
Compiled by Lisa Twyman
September 12, 1983
BOXING—DONALD CURRY retained his WBA welterweight title by beating Roger Stafford with a TKO at 1:42 of the first round in Marsala, Sicily.
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September 12, 1983

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 29-sept. 4

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TRACK & FIELD—EDWIN MOSES lowered his world 400-meter hurdles mark by .11 of a second, to 47.02, in Koblenz, West Germany (page 16).

In Rieti, Italy, STEVE OVETT reclaimed the world record in the 1,500 meters that he had lost on Aug. 28 to Sydney Maree. Ovett's time of 3:30.77 surpassed Maree's mark by .47.

In Rome, THIERRY VIGNERON cleared 19'1�" to set a world pole vault record, breaking Pierre Quinon's five-day-old mark by a half-inch, and LOUISE RITTER broke her U.S. mark in the high jump by a quarter of an inch, with a leap of 6'7".

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As coach of the USFL Memphis Showboats, PEPPER RODGERS, 51, who most recently coached at Georgia Tech (1974-79). His college record was 73-65-3 over 13 seasons.

SETTLED: Out of court for a reported $100,000, a suit filed in 1980 against the Big Ten by New Orleans reserve Quarterback DAVE WILSON, 24, claiming that the conference had lessened his value as a pro football player by denying him an extra year of eligibility when he played at Illinois. In 1977 Wilson, then a college freshman, broke his wrist in the season's first game. He contended that the year should not have counted against his four seasons of eligibility, but the Big Ten ruled that it did.

SUSPENDED: At least until his Oct. 7 sentencing, by NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, Washington Redskin Strong Safety TONY PETERS, 30, after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to sell cocaine.

TRADED: By the Cleveland Indians, Pitcher LEN BARKER, 28, to the Atlanta Braves for Pitcher RICK BEHENNA, 23, and two additional players to be named later.

DIED: KIKO BEJINES, 22, of massive cerebral contusions sustained in a WBC bantamweight title fight against Alberto Davila; in Los Angeles. Bejines was knocked out in the 12th round at The Forum and was rushed to an L.A. hospital. Doctors removed a blood clot and portions of his brain the following day. He died two days later, never having regained conciousness. Davila won the title that had been vacated by Lupe Pintor, who had failed to make a title defense in one year.

Motorcycle racers MARK JONES, 24, and HUGH HUMBLE, 27; of injuries sustained during a collision while practicing for a race; in Brainerd, Minn. Jones was driving off the track for the pit at Brainerd International Raceway when he was hit from behind by Humble, who was traveling at 140 mph.

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