BADMINTON—HAN JIAN of China defeated Morten Frost of Denmark 13-18, 15-10, 15-8 in the men's singles final at the fourth World Badminton Championships, in Calgary, Alberta.
In the women's singles title match, HAN AIPING of China defeated Wu Jianqui, also of China, 6-11, 12-11, 11-2.
COLLEGE BASEBALL—MIAMI defeated Texas 10-6 to win the College World Series in Omaha for the second time.
BOWLING—MIKE AULBY defeated Mark Baker 210-159 to win the Denver Open and the first-prize check of $16,000.
June 23, 1985
BOXING—PINKLON THOMAS knocked out Mike Weaver in the eighth round to retain his WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas (page 68).
PRO FOOTBALL—Herschel Walker surpassed Eric Dickerson's 1984 NFL rushing total by 24 yards for a new pro football record of 2,129 yards as he scored two touchdowns and gained 162 yards to lead New Jersey to a 31-24 victory over Jacksonville and a spot in the playoffs. Later in the week, the Generals fell 34-29 to 12-4-1 Western Conference champion Oakland, but Walker added to his record, rushing for 209 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries. That was the third game this season in which he has gained more than 200 yards and his 14th 100-plus game. Three other playoff berths were decided as well. Tampa Bay got one of them with a 17-14 win over Birmingham as Bandit Gary Anderson rushed for 98 yards on 19 carries and scored one TD. The loss ended the Stallions' five-game winning streak and prevented them from clinching the Eastern Conference title. Memphis won a playoff spot by routing Jacksonville 31-0 and improving its record to 10-7, while Baltimore earned a berth after defeating Orlando 41-10. Arizona beat Los Angeles 21-10 to remain in contention. Denver, with an 11-6 record, fell 23-17 to Portland, which was 6-11.
GOLF—ANDY NORTH shot a one-under-par 279 to win the U.S. Open in Birmingham, Mich. by one stroke over Dave Barr, Tze-Chung Chen and Denis Watson (page 20).
Pat Bradley shot an eight-under-par 280 to beat Nancy Lopez by two strokes at an LPGA event in Pittsford, N.Y. Bradley won $38,250 and her first title since 1983.
HORSE RACING—MOM'S COMMAND ($4.80), Abigail Fuller up, finished 5½ lengths ahead of Le L'Argent to win the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old filly, who earned $109,800, ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:49[3/5].
Carr De Naskra ($4.80), Eddie Maple aboard, beat My Habitony by one length to win the Carry Back Handicap at Garden State Park. The 3-year-old covered the mile in 1:38[3/5].
Smile ($3.80), Jacinto Vasquez up, won the Arlington Classic by 7½ lengths over Red Attack. The 3-year-old ran the 1‚⅛ miles at Arlington Park in 1:51[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—KLAUS LUDWIG, JOHN WINTER and PAOLO BARILLA, driving a Porsche 956, won the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race by 25 miles over Jonathon Palmer, James Weaver and Richard Lloyd, also in a Porsche 956. The winners averaged 131.747 mph for a record 3,161.94 miles around the nearly 8½-mile course.
Bill Elliott, driving a Ford Thunderbird, won a 400-mile NASCAR race by 13.5 seconds over Darrell Waltrip in a Chevrolet, in Brooklyn, Mich. Elliott averaged 144.72 mph on the two-mile oval.
Michele Alboreto of Italy, in a Ferrari, finished 1.957 seconds ahead of Stefan Johansson of Sweden, also in a Ferrari, at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, to take the lead in the Formula One drivers' point standings. Alboreto averaged 108.6 mph for the 70 laps around the 2.74 mile Gilles Villeneuve circuit.
Mario Andretti, in a Lola-Cosworth, finished 25.17 seconds ahead of Al Unser Jr., also in a Lola-Cosworth, to win a CART event in Portland, Ore. He averaged 107.083 mph for the 104 laps on the 1.9-mile road course.
ROWING—HARVARD beat Princeton by .47 second to win the National Intercollegiate Rowing Championship at East Fork State Park near Cincinnati. (page 64).
SAILING—BOOMERANG, an 81-foot Frers sloop owned by George Coumantaros, beat Bill Koch's Frers 81-footer, Matador, 3-11 to win the inaugural maxiboat regatta in Newport.
TENNIS—BORIS BECKER won his first Grand Prix tournament and $35,000 by defeating Johan Kriek 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Queen's Club grass court tournament in London. Jimmy Connors was upset in the opening round by Mike DePalmer.
Pam Shriver beat Betsy Nagelsen 6-1, 6-0 to take the Edgbaston Cup in Birmingham, England. She received a first-place prize of $20,320.
TRACK & FIELD—WILLIE BANKS set a world record in the men's triple jump with a leap of 58'11½" at the U.S. outdoor championships in Indianapolis (page 56); and MARYANNE TORRELLAS set an American record in the women's 10,000-meter walk with a time of 48:38.16, well under Susan Brodock's 1979 mark of 50:32.8.
MILEPOSTS—DESIGNATED: By the U.S. Olympic Committee as the American city that will bid for the 1992 Winter Games, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA.
HIRED: As manager of the Baltimore Orioles, EARL WEAVER, 54, who had held the job for 14½ years before retiring in 1982. Weaver replaces Joe Altobelli, who was fired after the Orioles dropped to fourth place in the AL East (page 26).
NAMED: As the NHL's most valuable player for a record sixth consecutive year, Edmonton Oiler center WAYNE GRETZKY, 24.
As head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, MATT GUOKAS, 41, a onetime player with the Sixers and five other NBA teams, and for the past 3½ years an assistant to coach Billy Cunningham, 42, who resigned May 28.
As coach of the Buffalo Sabres, veteran Sabre defenseman JIM SCHOENFELD, 32, who briefly coached the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. last season. He replaces Scotty Bowman, 52, who relinquished his coaching duties to concentrate on his role as G.M.
TRADED: By the Calgary Flames, right wing KENT NILSSON, 28, to the Minnesota North Stars for one 1985 and two future draft picks.
DIED: Longtime Pittsburgh Pirate broadcaster BOB PRINCE, 68, of complications following surgery for throat cancer; in Pittsburgh (page 18). Fired in 1975 after 28 years as the club's play-by-play radio man, Prince was rehired this year by Pittsburgh radio station KDKA-AM.