GOLF—JAY HAAS fired an 18-under-par 262 to win the $250,000 Texas Open by three shots over former Wake Forest teammate Curtis Strange in San Antonio. It was Haas's second victory in as many starts.
Patty Sheehan beat Joyce Kazmierski by three strokes to win a $150,000 LPGA tournament in San Jose, Calif. Sheehan shot a 15-under-par 277.
William Hoffer defeated Jeffrey Ellis 3 and 2 to win the Mid-Amateur title in Lake Forest, Ill.
Edean Ihlanfeldt beat Mary Ann Morrison by four shots to win the Senior Women's Amateur title in Colorado Springs.
October 10, 1982
HORSE RACING—Jean-Luc Samyn rode FAST GOLD ($73.80) to a 3-length victory over Muttering in the $218,600 Pegasus Handicap at the Meadowlands. The 3-year-old colt covered the nine furlongs in 1:49.
Akiyda ($11.70), Yves Saint-Martin in the irons, covered the 2,400 at Longchamp in 2:37 to win the $285,000 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The 3-year-old filly beat Ardross by a head.
Naskra's Breeze ($6.60), Jean-Luc Samyn up, beat Sprink by a head to win the $173,100 Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old gelding covered the mile and three furlongs on grass in 2:13.
Pair of deuces ($5.80), ridden by Gerland Gallitano, won the $150,000 Louisiana Downs Handicap with a 1-length victory over Dom d'Albignac. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1‚Öú miles in 2:15[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP averaged 98.071 mph in a Buick to win a NASCAR 400-mile event on the five-eighths of a mile North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway oval for his third consecutive victory on that track. He beat Harry Gant by 14 seconds.
SWIMMING—ALEX BAUMANN set a world record of 2:02.25 in the 200-meter individual relay at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. He surpassed his own record of 2:02.78 set in July 1981.
TENNIS—BARBARA POTTER beat Pam Shriver 6-4, 6-2 to win the $125,000 U.S. Women's Indoor Championship in Philadelphia.
Ivan Lendl won a rain-delayed $200,000 tournament in North Conway, N.H. with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Jose Higueras. Lendl took only 7½ minutes to complete the match that had stood at 6-3, 3-2 when called by rain on Aug. 2.
The United States and France advanced to the Davis Cup finals with 5-0 and 3-2 victories over Australia and New Zealand, respectively.
John Fitzgerald won a $100,000 Grand Prix event in Wailea, Hawaii with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Brian Teacher.
MILEPOSTS—FOLDED: In Stanton, Del., DELAWARE PARK, that state's only thoroughbred racetrack which had been in operation continuously since 1937, with the exception of one year during World War II. Track officials blamed the closing on increased competition, casino gambling in nearby Atlantic City, lotteries throughout the region and the poor economy.
NAMED: As coach of the 1984 U.S. Olympic swimming team, University of Alabama Coach DON GAMBRIL, 48, who has served as an assistant Olympic coach the past four Summer Games.
As head coach of the NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers, DAVID CHADWICK, 39, who served as Striker midfielder and assistant coach from 1977-79 and the ASL Atlanta coach for 1980-81.
SENTENCED: By a District Court Judge in New Orleans to three years in federal prison for selling and conspiring to distribute cocaine, former New Orleans Saint Running Back MIKE STRACHAN, 29, Strachan had pleaded guilty on Aug. 25 to charges concerning a drug transaction with San Diego Running Back Chuck Muncie, 29, a former teammate. Ten additional charges against Strachan, all involving distribution, were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.
SIGNED: By the Milwaukee Bucks, free-agent Forward STEVE MIX, 34, formerly of the Philadelphia 76ers, to a one-year contract reportedly worth $75,000; by the Washington Bullets, free-agent Guard BILLY RAY BATES, 26, formerly of the Portland Trail Blazers, and free-agent Forward KEITH HERRON, 26, late of the Cleveland Cavaliers, to undisclosed contracts.
TRADED: By the San Antonio Spurs, Center GEORGE JOHNSON, 34, to the Atlanta Hawks for rookie Center JIM JOHNSTONE, 22, and two second-round draft picks; by the Atlanta Hawks, Center TOM BURLESON, 30, to the Chicago Bulls for future considerations; by the Phoenix Suns, Guard DUDLEY BRADLEY, 25, to the Chicago Bulls. Chicago will owe the Suns a 1983 draft choice if Bradley makes the Bulls.
DIED: Former Chicago White Sox Pitcher MONTY STRATTON, 70, who is best remembered for his attempted comeback after the amputation of his right leg; of cancer; in Greenville, Texas. Stratton had a five-year (1934-38) record of 36-23 for Chicago before losing his leg below the knee in a rabbit-hunting accident on Nov. 27, 1938. Eight years later, at age 34, he startled the baseball world by returning to pitch professionally and winning 18 games for Sherman, in the Class-C East Texas League. He played one more season before retiring and selling the rights to his life story to Hollywood. Jimmy Stewart played the title role in The Stratton Story.
Harness Racing Hall of Famer RALPH N. BALDWIN, 66, considered by many experts to have been one of the most skilled developers of trotters in harness racing history; of cardiac failure; in Pompano Beach, Fla. Baldwin drove 1,146 winners, earned $5.5 million in purses and trained three Hambletonian winners, Diller Hanover (1959), Speedy Scot (1963) and Flirth (1973).
Former Chicago Bear and Los Angeles Ram Linebacker (1952-66) BILL GEORGE, 51, who captained the 1963 Bears' championship team; of injuries sustained in a three-car accident; in Rockford, Ill. In 1974 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.