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A roundup of the week March 5-11
Compiled by ARMEN KETEYIAN
March 19, 1984
PRO BASKETBALL—It was the matchup many frustrated Bulls' fans had been waiting for. Popular guard Reggie Theus, who had been traded by Chicago to K.C. on Feb. 15, was facing off against his former teammates for the first time. And after a slow start, Theus, a two-time All-Star who had fallen into disfavor with Bulls coach Kevin Loughery, didn't disappoint his old boosters. In 29 minutes, he scored 16 points and had seven assists to pace the Kings to a 115-110 win, their eighth in the 11 games since Theus switched cities. Conversely, Chicago is 2-10. Adding insult to injury, center Steve Johnson, who was sent to Chicago for Theus along with three future draft choices, scored just two points. Central Division leader Dallas' only loss in three starts was 121-120 in double OT to Pacific Division front-runner Los Angeles. A sky hook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 12 seconds left clinched the triumph. Boston, tops in the Atlantic Division, beat Washington 108-85 even though Larry Bird was out with a sore back. Then Bird was a pain, scoring 85 points in wins over Utah, Milwaukee and Phoenix. In the Midwest Division, Detroit motored along, winning four straight to draw half a game ahead of Milwaukee, who struggled to a 1-3 week.
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March 19, 1984

A Roundup Of The Week March 5-11

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SKIING—In the final World Cup women's races of the season, CHRISTIN COOPER won the giant slalom in Lake Placid, N.Y., and her U.S. teammate, TAMARA McKINNEY, was tops in both the slalom and giant slalom in Waterville Valley, N.H. Among the men, ROBERT ZOLLER was the slalom champion, while INGEMAR STENMARK won the giant slalom in Vail, Colo. BILL JOHNSON finished first in the downhill race in Whistler, B.C. (page 28).

INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Kansas City did the splits against Cleveland and Phoenix, beating the Force 6-3 and losing to Phoenix 8-4. The Comets then lost 12-7 to Los Angeles but still remained atop the Western Division, a half game ahead of St. Louis. In the East, Pittsburgh popped past Cleveland into first place by half a game, beating Memphis 14-2 and Buffalo 5-3.

NASL: In their battle for first, Golden Bay and San Diego divided a pivotal intrastate series. San Diego won at home 5-4 on a goal by Hugo Perez. Golden Bay returned the favor 6-5 on Sunday as Steve Zungul scored the winning goal. The teams remained tied with 18-10 records, a game in front of surging Chicago, which beat Tulsa (5-3) and Tampa (6-4).

TENNIS—JOHN McENROE whipped Ivan Lendl 6-1, 6-3 in the final of the $250,000 Belgian Indoor Championships in Brussels.

TRACK & FIELD—At the NCAA Indoor Championships in Syracuse, ARKANSAS won its first men's title, while NEBRASKA won the women's championship for the second straight year (page 58).

WRESTLING—IOWA won an unprecedented seventh straight NCAA title, in East Rutherford, N.J., amassing 123� points to 98 for second-place Oklahoma State (page 55).

MILEPOSTS—FINED: New York Ranger coach HERB BROOKS, $1,000 by the NHL for throwing a stick into the stands at a heckling fan during the Rangers' 6-3 home loss to Pittsburgh on Jan. 20.

Former New York Yankee and Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher GEORGE (Doc) MEDICH, $5,000 by an Allegheny (Pa.) County judge for writing false prescriptions to obtain Percodan tablets. Medich, an orthopedic resident at a hospital in Pittsburgh, also was sentenced to two years' probation and faces possible sanctions by medical authorities.

FIRED: As coach of the MISL Phoenix Pride, TONY SIMOES, 40, who had a 37-41 two-year record. He was replaced on an interim basis by general manager TED PODLESKI.

NAMED: As winner of the John R. Wooden Award as the best player this season in college basketball, North Carolina guard MICHAEL JORDAN, 21.

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