- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
PRO BASKETBALL—Boston clung to a half-game lead in the Atlantic Division after beating Los Angeles 108-103 on Sunday. Second-place Philadelphia won all three of its games and signed Darryl Dawkins to a five-year contract reportedly worth more than $3 million. Boston's win in L.A. kept Seattle in first in the Pacific Division. The SuperSonics had a seven-game win streak snapped with a loss—the first of three in a row—to Houston, 117-100. Rocket Moses Malone had 38 points and 32 rebounds in that game, while All-Star Center Jack Sikma had only three boards for Seattle. Midwest Division-leading San Antonio went 2-1, and Milwaukee, pacesetter in the Central Division, went 4-0 to run its win streak to nine (page 22).
BOBSLEDDING—SILVIO GIOBELLINA drove a Swiss four-man sled to the world title, beating an East German sled driven by Bernhard Lehmann by 1.02 seconds over four runs down the 1,585-meter course in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
BOXING—MICHAEL SPINKS knocked out Mustafa Wassaja in the sixth round in Atlantic City to retain his WBA lightheavyweight title.
Ossie Ocasio won a 15-round split decision over Robbie Williams in Johannesburg to win the new WBA junior heavyweight (190 pounds) title.
Chul-Ho Kim retained his WBC super flyweight title with an eighth-round knockout of Koki Ishii in Taegu, South Korea.
HOCKEY—The Patrick Division-leading New York Islanders were hot, even in the All-Star Game. Islander Mike Bossy scored two goals for the Wales Conference as it beat the Campbell Conference 4-2. Then New York won three real games in a row to run their win streak to 12, two shy of the league record set by Boston in 1929-30. Islander Bryan Trottier scored five goals in an 8-2 win over Philadelphia, tying a league mark by getting four of them in the second period. Montreal opened a six-point lead in the Adams Division by winning two games and extending its run of victories to 11 games. Wayne Gretzky of Smythe Division-leading Edmonton became the second NHL player ever to score 70 goals in a season, in a 5-3 win over Washington. Minnesota, front-runner in the Norris Division, defeated Detroit 6-1 as Dino Ciccarelli scored two goals and had two assists (page 46).
HORSE RACING—Jeff Fell rode Royal Roberto ($11) to a 1�-length victory over New Discovery in the $65,900 Everglades Stakes at Hialeah. The 3-year-old ran the 1?-mile race in 1:48[4/5].