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A roundup of the week July 2-8
July 16, 1984
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July 16, 1984

A Roundup Of The Week July 2-8

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BOXING—106 pounds: Paul Gonzales, Los Angeles; 112: Steve McCrory, Detroit; 119: Robert Shannon, Edmonds, Wash.; 125: Meldrick Taylor, Philadelphia; 132: Pernell Whitaker, Norfolk, Va.; 139: Jerry Page, Columbus, Ohio; 147: Mark Breland, Brooklyn; 156: Frank Tate, Detroit; 165: Virgil Hill, Williston, N. Dak.; 178: Evander Holyfield, Atlanta; 201: Henry Tillman, Los Angeles; Super Heavyweight: Tyrell Biggs, Philadelphia (page 18).

DIVING—MEN'S PLATFORM: Greg Louganis, Mission Viejo, Calif.; Bruce Kimball, Ann Arbor, Mich. MEN'S SPRINGBOARD: Louganis; Ron Merriott, Columbus, Ohio. WOMEN'S PLATFORM: Michele Mitchell, Mission Viejo; Wendy Wyland, Mission Viejo. WOMEN'S SPRINGBOARD: Kelly McCormick, Columbus, Ohio; Chris Seufert, Ann Arbor (page 42).

EQUESTRIAN—DRESSAGE: Robert Dover, Alexandria, Va.; Hilda Gurney, Moorpark, Calif.; Sandy Pflueger-Clarke, Honolulu. THREE-DAY EVENT: Bruce Davidson, Unionville, Pa.; Torrance Watkins Fleischmann, The Plains, Va.; J. Michael Plumb, Dover, Mass.; Karen Stives, Dover. SHOW JUMPING: Leslie Burr, Westport, Conn.; Joe Fargis, Petersburg, Va.; Conrad Homfeld, Petersburg; Anne Kursinski, Pasadena, Calif.; Melanie Smith, Litchfield, Conn.

BOXING—WBA junior bantamweight champion JIRO WATANABE won the undisputed world title with a 12-round split decision over Payao Pooltarat, the WBC champion, in Osaka, Japan. The WBA later stripped Watanabe of its version of the title, citing warnings it had given him not to fight in a title bout conducted under WBC rules.

PRO FOOTBALL—ARIZONA advanced to the USFL championship game in Tampa with a 35-23 victory over Los Angeles in the Western Conference title game (page 44). The Wranglers' opponent will be Philadelphia, which knocked off Birmingham 20-10 in the Eastern Conference final.

GOLF—TOM WATSON sank a 25-foot putt for a birdie on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Greg Norman to win the $400,000 Western Open in Oak Brook, Ill. Watson and Norman finished regulation play with eight-under-par 280s.

Lauri Peterson, shooting a one-over-par 73, beat Nancy Lopez by two strokes to win the LPGA's $175,000 Jamie Farr Toledo tournament.

HORSE RACING—FIT TO FIGHT ($3.80), Jerry Bailey up, won the $340,500 Suburban Handicap at Belmont by 3� lengths over Canadian Factor. The 5-year-old colt's time for 1� miles was 2:00[3/5]

Track Barron ($2.80), with Jean Cruguet in the irons, won the $168,500 Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds at Belmont by 13� lengths over Darn That Alarm. The winning colt breezed through the 1?-mile race in l:47[4/5].

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