BASEBALL—The U.S. team from Marietta, Ga. beat the Dominican Republic 3-1 to win the Little League World Series, at Williamsport, Pa.
BOWLING—DENNIS JACQUES edged Sam Zurich 157-156 in a PBA event in Windsor, Ontario.
GOLF—NICK PRICE fired a 270, 10 under par, for the $100,000 winner's check in the $500,000 World Series of Golf in Akron, Ohio. Jack Nicklaus finished second, four strokes back (page 46).
Pat Bradley sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Beth Daniel in a $200,000 LPGA event in Denver. Both players finished the 72 holes of regulation play at 277, 11 under par.
September 4, 1983
HARNESS RACING—RAMBLING WILLIE ($2.80), driven by Robert Farrington, won his 128th race, beating Swift Justice by 1¼ lengths to earn $4,000 and increase his winnings to $2,033,218. The 13-year-old paced the mile in 1:59[3/5].
HORSE RACING—A 38-1 shot, TOLOMEO ($78.40), ridden by Pat Eddery, beat 1981 Horse of the Year John Henry by a head to win $600,000 in the Arlington Million in Chicago. The colt ran 1¼ miles on the turf in 2:04[2/5].
Make Mine Cash ($17.40), ridden by Jerry Nicodemus, beat Bartendress by three-quarters of a length in the $1,319,000 All-American Quarter Horse Derby at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. The 3-year-old filly ran the quarter mile in 21.73 seconds and earned a purse of $565,000.
All Fired Up ($35.20), Rick Evans aboard, beat Holme on Top by 1½ lengths to win the $577,725 Arlington Washington Futurity. Favorite Smart N Slick dropped dead at the finish line after placing third. All Fired Up, a colt, finished the seven furlongs in 1:27.
MOTO-CROSS—DAVID BAILEY clinched the Grand National overall title with 860 points, beating Mark Barnett by one point after a 27-race series.
MOTOR SPORTS—RENE ARNOUX, driving a Ferrari-Turbo, won the Dutch Grand Prix to move into second place in the world championship standings behind Alain Prost, who crashed 40 laps into the race. Arnoux had an average speed of 115.64 mph as he completed the 72 laps of the Circuit Van Zandvoort in 1:38:41.95.
PAN AM GAMES—At Caracas, the U.S. men's basketball team clinched the gold medal with an 87-79 victory over Brazil, then beat Puerto Rico 101-85 to complete the tournament with an 8-0 record (page 40). The U.S. women's team routed Venezuela 113-33 to win the gold. Cuban boxers beat eight U.S. fighters for five gold medals, beating U.S. fighters for all of them. The only U.S. boxing gold medalists were Pernell Whitaker, in the 132-pound division, and Louis Howard, in the 147 division.
SOCCER—NASL: Montreal was leading Chicago 2-1 when Referee Bob Evans awarded Chicago a penalty kick. The kick failed, but Evans ordered it repeated when he saw Montreal Goalie Ed Gettemeier move illegally before the shot. The next kick failed, too, but Evans ordered still another kick for the same reason: Gettemeier had moved. Montreal Coach Andy Lynch then stormed the field and was ejected, taking his players with him. The game was suspended pending a ruling by the league's executive committee. In the Central Division, Tulsa beat Fort Lauderdale 4-2.
SWIMMING—At the European Championships in Rome, MICHAEL GROSS of West Germany lowered his June world record in the 200-meter freestyle by .41 second to 1:47.87, and smashed Craig Beardsley's 1981 world record in the 200-meter butterfly by 1.04 seconds with a time of 1:57.05; UTE GEWENIGER of East Germany lowered her world record in the 100-meter breaststroke by .09 with a 1:08.51; the West German men's 800 freestyle relay team of GROSS, THOMAS FAHRNER, ALEXANDER SCHOWTKA and ANDREAS SCHMIDT set a world record with a time of 7:20.40, .42 better than a U.S. team's 1978 mark; and the East German women's 400 medley relay of GEWENIGER, INA KLEBER, INES GEISSLER and BIRGIT MEINEKE lowered the 1982 world record of another East German team by .09 to 4:05.79.
TENNIS—JO DURIE beat Hana Mandlikova 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to win a $125,000 tournament in Mahwah, N.J.
TRACK & FIELD—In Cologne, West Germany SYDNEY MAREE of the U.S. broke Steve Ovett's three-year-old world record in the men's 1,500 meters by .12 second with a time of 3:31.24, and PIERRE QUINON of France broke the world pole vault record when he cleared 19'1", one centimeter better than the 1981 mark set by Vladimir Polyakov of the Soviet Union (page 24).
In Pisa, Italy, TAMARA BYKOVA of the Soviet Union broke the world high-jump record she and Ulrike Meyfarth of West Germany set last week, with a leap of 6' 8¼", a quarter-inch higher than her shared record.
MILEPOSTS—DISQUALIFIED: From the Pan Am Games, for use of banned substances, 15 athletes from 10 countries (page 18).
DROPPED: By the NEW YORK YACHT CLUB, protests over the keel of the America's Cup contender, Australia II.
TRADED: By the Seattle Seahawks, Wide Receiver ROGER CARR, 31, a 10-year veteran, to the San Diego Chargers, for an undisclosed future draft pick.
By the San Diego Clippers, Center-Forward TOM CHAMBERS, 24, and Guard AL WOOD, 25, to the Seattle SuperSonics for Center JAMES DONALDSON, 26, Forward GREG KELSER, 25, a player to be named at a later date and a 1984 first-round draft pick.
By the San Diego Padres, Pitcher JOHN MONTEFUSCO, 33, to the New York Yankees for two players to be named later.
DIED: DOROTHY LINDSAY, 81, one of the nation's first women sportswriters; in Seattle. In 1925, Lindsay was named the Women-in-Sports editor of The Boston Herald, the second such position in the country.