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June 11, 1990

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ A Team MacLaurin-Techno Yachts boat co-skippered by John MacLaurin of Los Angeles and Kimo Worthington of Piedmont, Calif., withstood fast-charging Chattanooga Chew Chew on Sunday to capture the 30-foot division and complete its four-race sweep of the Ziploc Ultimate Yacht Race.

Team MacLaurin, which earned $56,250 of a final-day $125,000 purse, completed the six-mile course near the Golden Gate Bridge in 39 minutes and 31 seconds. Including three $5,000 winner-take-all preliminary purses, the boat earned $71,250 during the four-day competition.

Winds gusted to nearly 30 mph and caused several boats to capsize. Team Duraflame, skippered by Russell Long of San Francisco, turned over early in the race and remained overturned long after the event concluded.

Chattanooga Chew Chew, skippered by Bill Ziegler of Darien, Conn., finished second, seven seconds behind the winner.

Team Ziti, which won the first stop of the four-city series in Hawaii in early April, finished third in 40:17 to earn $18,750.


DENVER (AP) - Bela Karolyi, Stormy Eaton, Ed Burch and Yefim Furman have been selected as coaches for the United States gymnastics team for the Goodwill Games this summer in Seattle, the U.S. Gymnastics Federation announced Sunday.

Karolyi, of Houston, personally coaches four of the five gymnasts who qualified for the women’s team Saturday night during all-around competition at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. They are all-around champion Kim Zmeskal, Elizabeth Okino, Amy Scheer and Erica Stokes.

The remaining woman on the team, Sandy Woolsey, is coached by Eaton, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Burch, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Furman, of UCLA, will coach the four- member men’s squad. Team members are all-around titlist John Roethlisberger , Chris Waller, Lance Ringnald and Trent Dimas.


EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Orlando Canizales retained his International Boxing Federation bantamweight world title with a controversial victory over Paul Gonzales on Sunday.

The end came at 30 seconds of the second round. The ringside doctor ruled Gonzales couldn’t continue because of a cut on his left eyelid.

The cut occurred early in the first round of the scheduled 12-round bout. Gonzales and his handlers complained after the fight that the cut was from a butt and that the fight should have been declared a technical draw.

It was Canizales’ fourth defense of the 118-pound championship and raised his record to 25-1-1 with 21 knockouts. His only loss was by unanimous decision four years ago to Gonzales.

Gonzales, ranked No. 10, dropped to 13-2.


BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) - Stephane Mertens of Belgium was the overall winner in the F.I.M. Diesel Jeans Superbike World Championships at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday.

Mertens averaged 103.65 mph to win the first 60-mile, 20-lap race. In the next 60-mile leg, he finished second behind Doug Chandler of Salinas, Calif. Salinas, who averaged 102.06 mph in the second leg, was second in the overall point standings.


CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - Zachregard, the so-called undercover horse used by the FBI to investigate possible race fixing at Finger Lakes Race Track, won its first race of the year Sunday.

The 5-year-old chestnut mare won Finger Lake’s third race, beating second- place finisher Unhinged Iron by two lengths. The winner returned $12.20, $5.20 and $3.60.

Zachregard was identified in a Boston newspaper last month as the horse FBI agents bought and used at the upstate track to try and infiltrate the track’s backstretch. Agents were attempting to uncover any possible race-fixing schemes.

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