BASEBALL—Arizona, down 7-0 after 6½ innings, rallied to defeat Maine 8-7 in the first round in the College World Series in Omaha. In other action, Loyola-Marymount upset Louisiana State 4-3, Florida State topped Indiana State 5-3 and defending champion Miami advanced with a 6-2 victory over Oklahoma State. Maine and Indiana State then were ousted from the double-elimination tournament after losing 8-4 to Louisiana State and 4-0 to Oklahoma State, respectively.
PRO BASKETBALL—Boston beat Houston 112-100 and 117-95 before the Rockets bounced back to edge the Celtics 106-104 in Game 3 of their best-of-seven championship series (page 14).
BOXING—KIM JI-WON of South Korea knocked out Rudy Casicas of the Philippines in the second round to retain his IBF junior featherweight championship in Seoul.
GOLF—PAT BRADLEY won the LPGA championship in Kings Island, Ohio, to become the first woman to win all four majors. She shot an 11-under-par 277, one stroke better than runner-up Patty Sheehan, and picked up a $45,000 winner's check.
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Greg Norman sank a two-foot putt on the sixth sudden-death hole to defeat Larry Mize and win the Kemper Open and $90,000 in Bethesda, Md. At the end of regulation play, Norman was tied with Mize at 277, 11 under par.
Wake Forest staged a final-round rally to win the NCAA Division I men's team championship in Winston-Salem, N.C., defeating Oklahoma State by four strokes. FLORIDA defended its women's title with an eight-stroke victory over Miami, in Columbus, Ohio, becoming the first team in the history of the event to repeat as champions. SCOTT VERPLANK of Oklahoma State (page 48) and PAGE DUNLAP of Florida won the men's and women's individual titles, respectively.
HORSE RACING—Preakness Stakes winner SNOW CHIEF ($3.20) finished first in the Jersey Derby and won $600,000 at Garden State Park. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:03 to beat Mogambo by two lengths.
Precisionist ($3), with Chris McCarron in the saddle, beat Super Diamond by half a length to win the Californian and $188,400 at Hollywood Park. Precisionist, a 5-year-old, ran the mile event in 1:33[3/5].
Divulge ($9.60) and Equalize ($7.80), under Jean Cruguet and Walter Guerra, respectively, won the divided Red Smith Handicap at Belmont Park. Divulge ran the 1¼ miles in 1:59, finishing four lengths ahead of Tri for Size, while Equalize defeated Palace Panther by 1¾ lengths, covering the same distance in 2:02[1/5].
INDOOR SOCCER—The SAN DIEGO SOCKERS, at one time down three games to one, rallied to win three straight, beating the Minnesota Strikers 5-3 in Game 7 to nail down their fifth consecutive indoor championship, in San Diego (page 60).
LACROSSE—NORTH CAROLINA defeated Virginia 10-9 in sudden-death to win the NCAA Division I championship in Newark, Del. The Tar Heels upset Johns Hopkins 10-9 and the Cavaliers topped Syracuse 12-10 in the semis.
MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY RAHAL drove his March-Cosworth to victory in the 70th Indianapolis 500, nipping Kevin Cogan, also in a March-Cosworth, by 1.4 seconds. Rahal averaged 170.722 mph over the 2.5-mile oval to smash Rick Mears's 1984 record of 163.612 (page 20).
Derek Bell, Hans Stuck and Al Holbert, driving a Porsche 962 C won the 54th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, averaging 129.50 mph for 3,107.93 miles over the 8.47-mile course. Runners-up Oscar Larrauri, Jesus Pareja-Mayo and Joel Gouhier, also driving a Porsche 962 C, finished eight laps behind. Austrian driver Josef Gartner, 32, was killed when his Porsche crashed midway through the race and burst into flames.
Darrell Waltrip, driving a Chevrolet, defeated Tim Richmond, also in a Chevy, by 12 feet to win a 400-kilometer NASCAR race in Riverside, Calif. The winner averaged 105.083 mph for 95 laps over the 2.62-mile Riverside International Raceway course.
ROAD RUNNING—INGRID KRISTIANSEN won the 10K L'eggs Mini Marathon in New York City, finishing in 31:45 to defeat Joan Benoit Samuelson by 1:18.
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING—At the national championships in Santa Clara, Calif., WALNUT CREEK defeated Santa Clara 137.81-132.27 to win its seventh consecutive team title. Walnut Creek's SARAH JOSEPHSON outscored her twin sister, Karen Josephson, 138.45-136.03 to take the solo event for the second straight year, after which the two paired to defend successfully their duet title, defeating Kristen Babb and Michelle Svitenko, also of Walnut Creek.
TRACK & FIELD—STEFKA KOSTADINOVA of Bulgaria equaled countrywoman Lyudmila Andonova's 1984 world-record high jump of 6'9½" in Sofia before bettering the mark six days later in Vienna with a 6'10¼" leap.
Carol Cady hurled the discus 216'10" to break by 2'11" the two-year-old American record set by Leslie Deniz, in San Jose.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: By the Portland Trail Blazers, JACK RAMSAY, 61, who had a 453-367 record in 10 years as head coach of the team, which lost to Denver in the first round of this year's playoffs. Ramsay, who will be replaced by Milwaukee Buck assistant MIKE SCHULER, 45, has 785 career coaching wins, second in NBA history to Red Auerbach's 938.
RESIGNED: AL ARBOUR, 53, as coach of the New York Islanders, to become vice-president in charge of player development. Arbour led the Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships (1980-83) and a 661-382-169 record over 13 seasons.
DIED: FREDERICK DOUGLASS (Fritz) POLLARD, 92, the first black head coach in the National Football League (Hammond Pros, 1923-25); on May 11; in Silver Spring, Md. As a Brown University running back. Pollard was the first black to be named to Walter Camp's All-America team (1916), the first to play in a Rose Bowl (1916) and the first to be inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame (1954).
Taylor Douthit, 85, a centerfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1923 to 1931, who had a career batting average of .291 and established a record of 547 putouts in 1928 that still stands; in Fremont, Calif.
Eric Pedley, 85, the No. 1 player on the United States polo team that defeated England in 1930 and 1936 for the International Cup; in Belvedere, Calif. A Californian, Pedley was the first non-Easterner to be named to an American international polo squad.