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A roundup of the week Aug. 24-30
September 07, 1981
BASEBALL—TAIWAN defeated Tampa, Fla. 4-2 in the final game of the 35th Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
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September 07, 1981

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 24-30

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BASEBALL—TAIWAN defeated Tampa, Fla. 4-2 in the final game of the 35th Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

BOXING—SAOUL MAMBY retained his WBC super lightweight title on a 15-round majority decision over Thomas Americo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Rolando Navarrete knocked out Cornelius Boza-Edwards in the fifth round in Viareggio, Italy to win the WBC super featherweight title.

Antonio Avelar successfully defended his WBC flyweight title with a second-round knockout of Taeshik Kim in Seoul, Korea.

CYCLING—FREDDY MAERTENS of Belgium won the world professional road championship in Prague, edging Italy's Giuseppe Saronni and France's Bernard Hinault. Maertens covered the 281.4 km in 7:21:59. In the amateur races, ANDREI VEDERNIKOV of the U.S.S.R. won the men's title and West Germany's UTE ENZENHAUER was the women's champion.

PRO FOOTBALL—Ken Stabler ended his five-week retirement to find the workaday world a very high-profile one indeed. The Houston quarterback, who looked sharp in the Oilers' 28-20 loss to Dallas on the preseason's final weekend, was named on the West Coast in a warrant citing failure to pay child support, and was named in an East Coast newspaper report as associating with a known gambler. Regular quarterbacks who showed regular-season form without off-the-field troubles included Seattle's Jim Zorn, who threw for two touchdowns as the Seahawks broke their 12-game home losing streak with a 31-17 defeat of Baltimore, and Terry Bradshaw, who had two scoring passes as Pittsburgh humbled the Giants 31-6. Lynn Dickey passed for 250 yards in Green Bay's 35-18 rout of Cleveland, including scoring strikes of 15 yards to Eddie Lee I very and 29 yards to Aundra Thompson, both of whom scored overland, too: I very on a 41-yard scamper and Thompson on a 29-yard flanker reverse. Chicago's Vince Evans had two touchdown passes in a 31-27 defeat of St. Louis, as did both Jim Plunkett (page 96) in a 21-7 shellacking of cross-bay rival San Francisco, and Dallas' Danny White in the Governor's Cup game with Houston. Reserves showed their stuff, too. QB Mike Moroski threw two TD passes in Atlanta's 27-7 win over Tampa Bay. Don Strock, Jeff Rutledge, David Humm and Mark Herrmann all came off the bench, leading Miami (31-7 over Kansas City for the Dolphins' fourth preseason win without a loss), L.A. (34-31 over Minnesota), Buffalo (30-24 over San Diego) and Denver (24-20 over Cincinnati), respectively. In other games, Benny Ricardo's 33-yard field goal in sudden death ensured that Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers' 111 yards rushing would be in a winning effort as New Orleans downed Detroit 20-17; the Jets' defense turned back Philadelphia 14-3; and. in a battle of unbeatens, New England shaded Washington 19-10.

GOLF—BILL ROGERS won the $400,000 World Series of Golf in Akron, Ohio with a five-under-par 275. He finished one stroke ahead of Tom Kite.

JoAnne Carner shot a 10-under-par 278 to beat three other players by two strokes in a $150,000 LPGA tournament in Denver.

The U.S. won the 28th Walker Cup, beating a team from Britain and Ireland 15-9 in Pebble Beach, Calif.

GYMNASTICS—In Albuquerque, LUCI COLLINS won the all-around title at a national elite women's meet, scoring 75.20 points, 1.05 more than Amy Koopman, who was second.

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