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A roundup of the week July 5-11
Compiled by ROB BUCHANAN
July 19, 1982
BOXING—KATSUO TOKASHIKI retained his WBA junior flyweight title with an eighth-round knockout of Masaharu Inami in Tokyo.
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July 19, 1982

A Roundup Of The Week July 5-11

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Jose-Luis Clerc beat Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to win the $100,000 Swiss Open in Gstaad.

TRACK & FIELD—ALBERTO SALAZAR broke Matt Centrowitz' 5,000-meter American record of 13:12.91, set June 5, with a clocking of 13:11.93 in Stockholm, while coming in third behind HENRY RONO (13:08.97) and Peter Koech (13:09.50). At the Oslo Games on June 7, DAVID MOORCROFT set a world mark of 13:00.42 in the same event, shattering Rono's 1981 record of 13:06.20. Two American records also fell in Oslo: STEVE SCOTT ran a 3:47.69 mile, the second-fastest ever, to shave .84 off his own mark established on June 26; and MARY DECKER TABB broke by 9.02 her own 1980 record in winning the women's 3,000 in the second-fastest time ever, 8:29.71. Two days later, in Paris, DECKER TABB reclaimed the women's world mile record with a 4:18.08, nearly three seconds faster than Lyudmila Veselkova's 4:20.89, set in 1981. The same day at the inaugural U.S.- East Germany meet in Karl-Marx-Stadt, MARLIES GOEHR equaled her own 100-meter women's world record of 10.88, and CALVIN SMITH, aided by a tailwind of 2.1 meters per second—one-tenth of a meter too strong for an official record—ran a 9.91 100, .04 seconds faster than Jim Hines's 1968 world record. Two American records were set at the meet, however: STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER ran a 12.80 in the 100-meter hurdles to shave .06 seconds from the mark she had shared with Deby Laplante for four weeks, and in the women's 4 x 100 meter relay, ALICE BROWN, FLORENCE GRIFFITH, RANDY GIVENS and DIANE WILLIAMS cut .18 seconds from the mark of 42.47 they established last week in Indianapolis. The East Germans went on to defeat the Americans 207�-172� (page 22).

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head coach of the Philadelphia franchise of the new USFL, GEORGE PERLES, 48, assistant head coach in charge of defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1979.

RESIGNED: GORDON JAGO, 50, fifth-year coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, whose record so far this season was 10-14. Jago was replaced by former Calgary and Dallas coach, AL MILLER, 46.

TRADED: By the New York Knicks, Forward MAURICE LUCAS, 30, to the Phoenix Suns for Forward LEN (Truck) ROBINSON, 30.

DIED: JOSEPH A. (Jumpin' Joe) DUGAN, 85, third baseman for four major league teams from 1917 through 1931; of a stroke; in Norwood, Mass. Dugan, a career .280 hitter, played in five World Series in his 6� years as a New York Yankee.

Tommy Loughran, 79, former world light heavyweight champion (1927-29) who fought 172 times from 1919 to 1937; of natural causes; in Hollidaysburg, Pa. Loughran, whose career record was 104-23-45, went undefeated in 41 straight bouts from 1925 to 1930.

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