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A Roundup of the Week Oct. 1-7
Compiled by Sally Guard
October 15, 1990
PRO FOOTBALL—The Houston defense shot itself in the foot by calling timeout just before a play on which the 49ers would turn over the ball. On the replay of that down, Joe Montana completed a 46-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor that gave NFC West-leading San Francisco a 24-21 win and a 4-0 record. Falcon quarterback Chris Miller completed four passes to Andre Rison for 77 yards on one drive, including a three-yarder that cinched a 28-27 win over the Saints. The Colts upset the Chiefs 23-19 on Albert Bentley's second TD run of the game, a 10-yarder with 5:53 to play. The 4-1 Dolphins took a share of the AFC East lead with the Bills, thanks in good measure to Mark Duper, who caught 69-yard and 13-yard touchdown passes from Dan Marino to rally Miami from a 13-point half-time deficit to a 20-16 win over the Jets. The Lions beat the Vikings 34-27 as Barry Sanders rushed for 82 yards on 15 carries and caught three passes for 42 yards, including a 22-yard TD toss. With their second victory of the season, a 14-10 defeat of the Bucs, the 2-3 Cowboys doubled their win total of last season. Dallas was the only team from the NFC East to play; the Giants lead the division with a 4-0 record. In other games, the Bears, who lead the NFC Central, beat the Packers 27-13; the Bills knocked the Raiders, pacesetters in the AFC West, from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 38-24 triumph; the Seahawks, who beat the Bengals 31-16 on Monday night, crunched the Patriots 33-20; the Steelers stopped the Chargers 36-14; and Cincinnati, tops in the AFC Central, defeated the Rams 34-31 (page 38).
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October 15, 1990

A Roundup Of The Week Oct. 1-7

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TRIATHLON—MARK ALLEN won his second straight Ironman World Championship by covering the 140.6-mile course in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 8:28.17. ERIN BAKER won the women's title with a time of 9:13.42.

MILEPOSTS—FINED: By the NFL, Cincinnati Bengal coach SAM WYCHE, 45, an estimated $23,529, for barring a female reporter from the Bengals' locker room after their Oct. 1 game (page 38).

PLACED ON PROBATION: By the NCAA, the NORTHWESTERN STATE men's basketball program, for three years; for some 40 rules violations that occurred under coach Don Beasley, who was fired in 1988. The violations included giving illegal recruiting inducements to prospective players and extra benefits to athletes. The Demons were also banned from postseason play for two years and from appearing on television for one. And the number of scholarships they can grant for the next three years has been reduced.

SENTENCED: By a Seattle district court judge, SuperSonics guard DALE ELLIS, 30, to a day in jail for drunken and reckless driving. Ellis must also attend a driving school, perform 60 hours of community work and pay a $500 fine.

SUSPENDED: By the NHL, for stick-swinging incidents in Sept. 30 exhibition games, New York Islander defenseman JEFF NORTON, for eight games, and Chicago Blackhawk center ADAM CREIGHTON, for five games.

DIED: STEFANO CASIRAGHI, 30, whose 42-foot catamaran speedboat flipped at 93 mph as he was defending his World Offshore title off Monaco. Casiraghi, who was the husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, was killed upon impact with the water. His copilot, Patrice Innocenti, was ejected from the boat and suffered a fracture of the pelvis and a broken rib.

Rob Moroso, 22, a NASCAR driver, of injuries suffered when his car slid into another on a highway in Lake Norman, N.C. Moroso's blood-alcohol level was .22, twice the legal limit in North Carolina. Also killed was the driver of the other car, Tammy Williams, 27, of China Grove, N.C.

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