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A roundup of the week Sept. 15-21
Compiled by CRAIG NEFF
September 29, 1980
BOATING—The U.S. defender, FREEDOM, took a 2-1 lead over the challenger Australia in the best-of-seven America's Cup series off Newport.
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September 29, 1980

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 15-21

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HORSE RACING—TUNERUP ($27.00), Vincent Bracciale Jr. up, won the $163,700 Paterson Handicap at the Meadowlands by three-quarters of a length over Fappiano. The 4-year-old colt covered the 1? miles in 1:49[2/5].

Spectacular Bid won the $217,500 Woodward Stakes at Belmont in a walkover after the three other entries scratched. With Bill Shoemaker aboard, the 4-year-old colt galloped the 1� miles alone, finishing in 2:02[2/5].

MOTOR SPORTS—MARIO ANDRETTI, averaging 167.494 mph in a Penske, won the 150-mile, $80,000 Michigan Grand Prix for Indy cars in Brooklyn. He finished .8 second ahead of Bobby Unser, who was also driving a Penske.

Bobby Allison, in a Ford, won a $114,815 NASCAR race in North Wilkesboro, N.C. by half a second over Darrell Waltrip in a Chevrolet. The winner averaged 75.510 mph for the 400 miles.

SOCCER—ASL: In the league championship game at Allentown, Pa., the Pennsylvania Stoners defeated the Sacramento Spirit 2-1 on goals by Rich Reice and George Gorleku, who earlier had been named the ASL's Most Valuable Player.

Nasl: The Cosmos won the league title by defeating Fort Lauderdale 3-0 in the Soccer Bowl as Giorgio Chinaglia scored a pair of goals (page 14).

TENNIS—ANDREA JAEGER won her first U.S. professional tournament by defeating Hana Mandlikova 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the finals of a $200,000 event in Las Vegas. The victory was worth $34,000 to the 15-year-old.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As the NASL Player of the Year, Seattle Sounder Goalie JACK BRAND, 27, who led the league with a 0.91 goals-against average and set a record with 15 shutouts. Sounder Striker ROGER DAVIES, 29, the NASL's third-leading scorer with 25 goals and 11 assists, was chosen Most Valuable Player, while Cosmos Defender JEFF DURGAN, 19, was named Rookie of the Year.

Reinstated: By baseball arbitrator Raymond Goetz, Texas Ranger Pitcher FERGUSON JENKINS, who had been suspended by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for failing to cooperate with Kuhn's investigation of drug-possession charges against Jenkins.

Retired: After 16 seasons with five NBA teams, San Diego Clipper Player-Coach PAUL SILAS, 37, to concentrate on his coaching duties. The ninth-leading re-bounder in league history (12,357), Silas, a 6'7" forward, played in 1,254 NBA games, 16 fewer than the record held by John Havlicek, and scored 9.4 points per game.

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