KUALA LUMPUR: Chris Chan of Malaysia beat Pakistan’s Abdul Rashid 92, 95, 39, 92 inthe final of the under16s to stop Pakistan taking the two male titles at the Malaysian open junior championship.

World junior champion and top seed, Jansher Khan of Pakistan outplayed compatriot Farhan Samiullah 91, 92, 91 to win the under19 title.

Chan was seeded behind Rashid but frustrated the Pakistani with his quick anticipation to retain the title he won last year.


Jansher, ranked fourth in the world professional ranks, toyed with his less experienced countrymen for an easy victory.

TAMPA, Fla., Reuter: The Soviet Union continued their amateur boxing domination over the United States last night with a hard-fought 53 victory in the heavyweight invitational boxing tournament here.

Fighting before a crowd of 6,042, the Russians defeated the Americans for the tenth time in 11 heavyweight tournaments. It was the second victory in six days for the Soviet Union, who also defeated the Americans 53 last Saturday night in Virginia.

“I expected us to win bigger” Soviet coach Victor Ulianich said through an interpreter. “The Americans were very strong opponents. They fought hard until the end”.

American coach Joe Clough said: “I was very pleased with our performance. We fought an experienced team and fought them well. We easily could have won, 53.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.: NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle conceded there’s little he can do to force teams to hire blacks as head coaches until the teams decide to do It.

“I’m certain we’ll have a black head coach when an owner thinks that coach can help him win”, Rozelle told those attending the Associated Press Sports Editors Convention, “Until that, there is nothing I can do about it”.

Rozelle said the San Francisco 49ers intern program for minority assistant coaches is 4 step in me right direction. “While we cant make black coaches, we can provide the opportunity for them to rise up through the organizations”.

Rozelle said he wishes Chicago’s Walter Payton the best in becoming an owner of one of two. expansion franchises expected to begin play in 1990. Payton would be the first black owner in any major league.

WEST BERLIN: West Germany, who will start the defense of their champions’ trophy title in the Netherlands next Friday, beat Australia 42 (halftime 11) ina men’s hockey match today.

Australia led twice, after 21 minutes through left-winger Hawgood, who proved a constant menace to the home side, and when Hager scored in the 40th.

But Bleacher and Schmidtopper equalized the first two Australian goals before Fischer, who scored through a penalty corner and Bloecher, with a penalty goal, sealed the home team’s victory. LONDON: Another strong display of power serving carried Boris Becker into the third round of the London grass court tennis tournament and left him fully content with his Wimbledon preparation.

“Tm not 100 per cent yet, but I didn’t expect to be playing so well on grass yet. I’m very satisfied at the moment”, the double Wimbledon champion said after beating American John Sadri 64, 6to reach the quarterfinals.

If the score sounds close, the match never was. Becker was always the stronger player as he served 10 aces and Sadri did not have the reflex speed to deal with the sudden acceleration of the West German.

HAVANA: Cuba and Canada were easy winners in the opening round of the Norceca (North, Central American, Caribbean) Volleyball tournament, whose winners will qualify for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the Pan-American games this August.

LE MANS, France: Derek Bell of Britain and HansJoachim stuck of West Germany piloted porsche to a seventh straight victory.

Article extracted from this publication >>  June 19, 1987