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A roundup of the week Sept. 17-23
Compiled by GREG KELLY
October 01, 1984
BALLOONING—JOE KITTINGER, a retired Air Force officer from Orlando, Fla. completed the first solo transatlantic balloon flight with an 84-hour crossing from Caribou, Me. to Savona, Italy.
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October 01, 1984

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 17-23

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SOCCER—NASL: The playoffs opened and then quickly closed for the Western Division champion San Diego Sockers as the Toronto Blizzard, one of the league's wild-card teams, swept both games to move into the Soccer Bowl. In the opener, in San Diego, the Blizzard came from behind on goals by David Byrne and Cliff Calvert to win 2-1. Toronto then closed out the Sockers at home as Ace Ntsoelengoe scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory. Eastern Division-winning Chicago lost its opener against the Whitecaps 1-0 in double overtime, but the Sting evened the series in Vancouver as Karl-Heinz Granitza got the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory on a rare assist from goalkeeper Victor Nogueira.

TENNIS—JOHN McENROE defeated Brad Gilbert 6-4, 6-4, to win a $200,000 Grand Prix event in San Francisco.

In winning a $150,000 WTA tournament in Fort Lauderdale, MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Michelle Torres 6-1, 6-0, to win her 60th straight match, in the process breaking the 10-year-old women's record for consecutive victories (55) by Chris Evert Lloyd.

MILEPOSTS—TRADED: By the Minnesota Vikings, quarterback STEVE DILS, 28, to the Los Angeles Rams, for an undisclosed 1985 draft choice; and by the San Diego Chargers, running back PETE JOHNSON, 30, to the Miami Dolphins for an '85 second-round pick and the rights to Dewey Forte, a defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL.

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