BOWLING—TONY CARIELLO defeated top-seeded Mark Baker 204-154 to win $18,000 and the Kessler Open in Dublin, Calif.
PRO FOOTBALL—It was a horrible week for the Houston Gamblers, who ended the regular season with a 31-21 loss to Oakland and opened the USFL playoffs with a 22-20 loss to Eastern Conference champion Birmingham (page 24). The Stallions overcame the return of Jim Kelly, the league's top passer, when Dan Miller kicked a 35-yard field goal—his fifth of the game—with 1:56 left. Because of season-long poor attendance in Denver, fifth-seeded Memphis hosted the fourth-seeded Gold in a first-round pairing. The 34,528 fans who came out to the Showboats' first-ever playoff game weren't disappointed. Memphis held Denver to a total of eight yards rushing in the first half and wound up crushing the Gold 48-7. Tampa Bay finished first in the league attendance race by averaging 45,220 per game but couldn't fend off the Western Conference champion Oakland Invaders as Novo Bojovic kicked a 23-yard field goal on the last play of the game to break a deadlock and give Oakland a 30-27 victory over the Bandits. Oakland thus advanced to semifinal play against Memphis.
GOLF—HAL SUTTON sank a 30-foot putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win $90,000 at the Memphis Classic. Sutton and runner-up David Ogrin finished regulation play tied at nine-under-par 279.
Juli Inkster won $37,500 and her first LPGA event this year, in Hershey, Pa., with a seven-under-par 209 that beat Betsy King by two strokes.
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By shooting a three-under-par 285, defending champion MILLER BARBER won the U.S. Senior Open in Stateline, Nev. by four strokes over Roberto De Vicenzo (page 56).
HORSE RACING—PERSIAN TIARA ($13.20), with Jorge Velasquez in the saddle, beat Key Dancer by 1½ lengths to win the Sheepshead Bay Handicap at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old mare covered the 1‚Öú-mile inner turf course in 2:16 to earn the first-place purse of $86,820.
Par Flite ($10.40), ridden by Earlie Fires, came from behind to win the Washington Park at Arlington Park by one length over Big Pistol. The horse earned $78,300 for the victory by covering the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:47[3/5].
Pancho Villa ($9.00), with Laffit Pincay Jr. up, beat Proudest Doon by half a length to win $64,050 and the Silver Screen Handicap at Hollywood Park. The 3-year-old son of Secretariat ran the mile race in 1:33[4/5].
Law Society, with Pat Eddery aboard, edged Theatrical to win $215,385 and the Irish Sweeps Derby at The Curragh, in Kildare, Ireland. The colt covered the 1½-mile turf course in 2:29.9.
MOTORCYCLING—In a battle of Hondas, RANDY MAMOLA beat Ron Haslam to win a 500cc TT motorcycling race in Assen, The Netherlands. Mamola averaged 89.859 mph over the 3.8-mile course.
MOTOR SPORTS—AL UNSER JR., in a Lola-Cosworth, finished 36 seconds ahead of Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil, in a March-Cosworth, to win $88,694 and a 100-lap CART race at the New Jersey Meadowlands. Unser averaged 90.167 mph around the 1.7-mile circuit (page 16).
ROAD RUNNING—GRETE WAITZ ran a course-record time of 48:35 at a 15-km race in Portland, Ore. to defeat runner-up Anne Audain by 1:10. World-record holder MICHAEL MUSYOKI led the men's division with a time of 42:48, 15 seconds faster than Joseph Nzau.
SAILING—PIRATE, a 38-foot Swan sloop owned by Max C. Mehlburger of Little Rock, Ark., was the corrected-time winner of the 650-mile Marion (Mass.)-Bermuda race. Runaway, a 58-foot Hood cutter owned by Paul K. D'Arcy of Lyme, Conn., was the first to finish, with an elapsed time of four days, 12 hours, six minutes and 17 seconds.
Blade Runner, a 47-foot Reichel/Pugh owned by Bill Twist Jr. of San Francisco, and SCARAMOUCHE, a 37-foot Pearson owned by Merle Hallett of Falmouth, Maine, won the International Offshore Rule and Multiple Handicap System divisions, respectively, at Block Island Race Week XI.
SWIMMING—Olympic double gold medalist MICHAEL GROSS set two world records at the West German National Swimming Championship in Remscheid. He broke Vladimir Salnikov's two-year-old world record in the 400-meter freestyle by .52 with a clocking of 3:47.80 and then shaved .03 off Jon Sieben's 1984 200-meter butterfly mark with a time of 1:57.01.
TABLE TENNIS—CHENG YING HUA of China upset defending champion Wen-Chia Wu of Chinese Taipei 21-18, 21-15, 21-14 to win the men's final at the U.S. Open Championships in Miami Beach. LI HUIFEN of China upset Cao Yanhua, also of China, 21-11, 21-13, 21-15 to come out on top in the women's competition.
TRACK & FIELD—MARYANNE TORRELLAS broke the American record in the 5-km walk with a time of 22:51.10 at a meet in Bremen, West Germany. The previous record of 23:19.10 was set in 1980 by Sue Brodock.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As coach of the Detroit Red Wings, HARRY NEALE, 48, former general manager and coach of the Vancouver Canucks. He succeeds Nick Polano, 44, who will remain with the club as assistant general manager in charge of player development.
INDUCTED: The first three women into the new Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. They include the late SENDA BERENSON ABBOTT, who helped develop the official rules for women's basketball; retired Delta State (Miss.) coach L. MARGARET WADE; and the winningest coach in high school basketball history, BERTHA FRANK TEAGUE.
REINSTATED: By the Royal Perth Yacht Club as possible challengers for the 1987 America's Cup, three American yacht clubs—Chicago, Sag Harbor (N.Y.) and St. Petersburg (Fla.). The three clubs' statuses were in question following a June 11 meeting of America's Cup challengers in Porto Cervo, Sardinia when they failed to meet entry requirements, including a $20,000 deposit and guaranteed docking facilities in Fremantle, Australia.
SUSPENDED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, pitcher ROD SCURRY, 29, for failing to follow a drug-care program he began last season after treatment for cocaine dependency.
TRADED: By the San Diego Padres, second baseman ALAN WIGGINS, 27, to the Baltimore Orioles for relief pitcher ROY LEE JACKSON, 31, and a player to be named later.
VOTED: By the Temple University Board of Trustees, to adopt a program that will require random drug testing of the school's athletes beginning this fall.