BASEBALL—TEXAS beat Alabama 4-3 to win the College World Series in Omaha.
BOWLING—JIMMIE PRITTS JR. won his first PBA title, 214-212, over Don Genalo in the $100,000 Southern California Open.
BOXING—JUNG-KOO CHANG retained his WBC light flyweight title with a second-round knockout of Masaharu Iha.
PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: It was no surprise when Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia, with the league's best record, trounced hapless New Jersey 23-9 to clinch the first playoff spot. Surprising was the outcome of the battle of the running backs, Philly's Kelvin Bryant and Jersey's Herschel Walker. Going into the game, Walker led the league in rushing with 1,545 yards, followed by Bryant with 1,350. When the dust cleared, Walker had held his own against the USFL's best defense against the rush with 75 yards on 25 carries. Bryant, up against the league's worst rushing defense, was held to a season-low 24 yards on 11 carries. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles' 42-17 loss to Michigan dropped the Express half a game behind Oakland, and Chicago claimed a share of the Central Division lead by defeating Tampa Bay 31-8 (page 22).
June 19, 1983
GOLF—SEVE BALLESTEROS eagled the last hole to complete an eight-under-par 276 and win the $450,000 Westchester Classic by two shots over Craig Stadler and Andy Bean.
Patty Sheehan, with a nine-under-par 279, finished two strokes ahead of Sandra Haynie to win the $200,000 LPGA Championship in Kings Island, Ohio (page 58).
At the NCAA championships in Fresno, Calif., OKLAHOMA STATE won the team title by seven strokes over Texas, and JIM CARTER of Arizona State broke a four-way tie with a par on the first extra hole to earn the individual title. He finished regulation play with an even-par 72.
HORSE RACING—CAVEAT ($7.20), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., beat Slew o' Gold by 3½ lengths to win the $358,500 Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1½ miles in 2:27[4/5] (page 18).
MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON, in a Buick, won a $296,735 NASCAR race, beating Darrell Waltrip, in a Chevrolet, by 9.6 seconds in Long Pond, Pa. He averaged 128.636 mph for 200 laps on the 2.5-mile Pocono International Raceway.
Al Unser Sr., after finishing second, was declared winner of a 150-mile Indy car race in West Allis after Tom Sneva was disqualified because his March-Cosworth rode too close to the ground. Unser averaged 115.805 mph in his Penske-Cosworth.
Rene Arnoux, averaging 106.066 mph in a Ferrari, won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, finishing 42.029 seconds ahead of Eddie Cheever, in a Renault. Arnoux covered the 70 laps of the 2.74-mile circuit in 1:48:31.838.
ROWING—CHRISTOPHER WOOD won the heavyweight single title at the U.S. National Team trials in Princeton, N.J.
SAILING—A U.S. team of JONATHAN McKEE and CARL BUCHAN won the Flying Dutchman world championship in Cagliari, Sardinia.
SOCCER—NASL: The one time the dissension-ridden Cosmos, who, says one insider, are "the only team I know where there are cliques of one," jelled last week was in a bench-clearing scuffle during a 3-1 loss to Golden Bay. The set-to was set off by Earthquake Coach Don Popovic, who went after New York's Wim Rijsbergen following a disputed throw-in. Cosmo Andranik Eskandarian intervened and both he and Popovic were ejected from the game. That, of course, did nothing to help New York narrow Toronto's three-point lead in the Eastern Division. In the Southern Division, Team America leapfrogged from last to first by beating former leader Tampa Bay 1-0. Team America Goalie Paul Hammond had seven saves, including three in the final five minutes. In the West, Vancouver, 2-0 for the week, continued its tear, winning its fifth straight game and 10 of its first 11. The two Whitecap wins last week came at the expense of Eastern cellar-dwellers Chicago (2-0) and Montreal (4-1).
TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS beat John McEnroe 6-3, 6-3 to win a $200,000 tournament at The Queen's Club in London.
Billie Jean King retained the $100,000 Edgbaston Cup with 6-0, 7-5 wins over Alycia Moulton in Birmingham, England.
TABLE TENNIS—ERIC BOGGAN of the U.S. beat Englebert Huging of West Germany 3-2 to win the men's singles title at the U.S. Open tournament in Las Vegas. The U.S. defeated Canada 3-0 to win the men's team title.
TRACK & FIELD—MARLIES GOEHR shaved .07 of a second off her 6-year-old women's world record in the 100 meters with a time of 10.81 in East Berlin. In the same race Marita Koch was second in 10.83.
In Moscow, ANNA AMBROSENE broke the women's world 400-meter hurdles record with a time of 54.02, .26 of a second faster than the old mark set by Karin Rossley of East Germany in 1980.
Zhu Jianhua established a world high jump record in Peking with a leap of 7'9¼", breaking the old mark of 7'8¾" set by Gerd Wessig of East Germany in the 1980 Olympics.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To Hockey Hall of Fame, former Chicago Black Hawk, Winnipeg Jet and Hartford Whaler Wing BOBBY HULL, 44; former Chicago Center STAN MIKITA, 43, and former Montreal Canadien Goalie KEN DRYDEN, 35.
HIRED: As coaches in the NBA: by the Chicago Bulls, KEVIN LOUGHERY, 43, former coach of the Atlanta Hawks; by the New Jersey Nets, STAN ALBECK, 52, former coach of the San Antonio Spurs; by the Hawks, MIKE FRATELLO, 36, former assistant coach for the New York Knicks; by the San Diego Clippers, JIM LYNAM, 41, former assistant for the Portland Trail Blazers; by the Boston Celtics, K.C. JONES, 51, who had been an assistant with the Celtics; and by the Spurs, MORRIS McHONE, 39, who had been an assistant with San Antonio.
NAMED: As winner for a record fourth consecutive season of the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, Edmonton Oiler Center WAYNE GRETZKY, 22. New York Islanders' Right Wing MIKE BOSSY, 26, won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship. Boston Bruin PETE PEETERS, 25, was awarded the Vezina Trophy as outstanding goaltender.
RESIGNED: As executive director of the NFL Players Association, ED GARVEY, 43, to become Wisconsin's deputy attorney general. GENE UP-SHAW, 37, was named to replace Garvey.
SUSPENDED: From participating in all Grand Prix and Davis Cup tennis tournaments for one year, GUILLERMO VILAS, the world's fifth-ranked player, for allegedly accepting appearance money at a Rotterdam tournament in March. He was also fined $20,000 (page 13).
Yannick Noah, for 42 days, from all tennis competition and exhibitions for refusing to play a World Team Cup match. He was fined $20,000.
TRADED: By the Milwaukee Brewers, Outfielder GORMAN THOMAS, along with pitchers JAMIE EASTERLY and ERNIE CAMACHO, to the Cleveland Indians for Outfielder RICK MANNING and Pitcher RICK WAITS.
DIED: Driver MIKE ALLEN, 41, of massive head and neck injuries sustained when his car crashed during a Can-Am race in Mosport, Ont.