COLLEGE BASEBALL—ARIZONA, on the strength of two-run homers by Mike Senne and Gar Millay, drubbed Florida State 10-2 to win the College World Series in Omaha for the third time. Gary Alexander pitched a complete game to get the win for the Wildcats.
BOXING—HECTOR CAMACHO retained his WBC lightweight title and remained undefeated with a split decision over Edwin Rosario at Madison Square Garden (page 24). In an earlier bout on the same card, JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ retained his WBC super featherweight title when his fight with Refugio Rojas was stopped at 2:33 of the seventh round.
GOLF—RAYMOND FLOYD, 43, shot a 66 in the final round for a one-under-par 279 total to become the oldest man to win the U.S. Open, at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. (page 18).
Juliinkster dropped a two-foot par putt on the first hole of a three-way playoff to defeat Debbie Massey and Cindy Hill and win an LPGA event in Hershey, Pa. Inkster won her second straight tournament, earning $37,500.
June 22, 1986
HORSE RACING—BROAD BRUSH ($4.20), with Gary Stevens in the saddle, won by a neck in the Ohio Derby at Thistledown after a stirring stretch battle to the wire against Bolshoi Boy. The 3-year-old colt, who finished third in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, completed the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:51[1/5] to collect the $150,000 winner's purse for owner Robert E. Meyerhoff.
Life at the top ($3.60), ridden by Jose Santos, led from wire to wire to cover the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:49[3/5] and win the Mother Goose Stakes by half a length over Dynamic Star at Belmont Park. The victory in the second leg of New York's triple crown for 3-year-old fillies was worth $105,300.
Uptown swell ($13.20), Eddie Maple riding, defeated Palace Panther by a head in the Bowling Green Handicap at Belmont Park. The winner ran the 1‚Öú-mile turf course in 2:14[4/5] to earn $147,690.
MOTOR SPORTS—BILL ELLIOTT powered his Thunderbird into the lead with five laps remaining to defeat Harry Gant in a Chevrolet by two lengths in a NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Elliott, who earned $56,900 for his first NASCAR victory this year, averaged 138.555 mph over the 200-lap, 400-mile event.
Father's Day was celebrated in dramatic fashion at the Portland (Ore.) 200 Indy Car race as MARIO ANDRETTI passed son Michael, who had run out of fuel on the last lap, to win by .07 second, the thinnest margin of victory in the history of Indy Car racing. Dad averaged 107.759 mph over the 104-lap, 200-mile race to earn the winner's check of $75,660, while his son picked up $59,780.
ROWING—WISCONSIN won both the men's and women's varsity eights national collegiate championships at the Cincinnati Regatta in Bantam, Ohio (page 56).
SOCCER—The 16-team knockout round of the World Cup got underway, with Mexico defeating Bulgaria 2-0 and Belgium upsetting the Soviet Union 4-3 in overtime to become the first two teams to advance to the quarterfinals. Twelve other teams remained in the hunt: Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Poland, Italy, France, Morocco, West Germany, England, Paraguay, Denmark and Spain.
TENNIS—TIM MAYOTTE was leading top-seeded Jimmy Connors 6-4 and 2-1 with a service break in the finals of a Grand Prix event in London when Connors was forced to retire with a groin injury, making Mayotte the victor by default. The eighth-seeded Mayotte, who earned $32,000, had earlier defeated No. 2 seed Boris Becker and No. 3 seed Stefan Edberg, thereby completing a sweep of the three favorites.
Pam Shriver defeated Manuela Manuela 6-2, 7-6 (7-0) to win $21,000 and a WTA event in Edgbaston, England. Shriver, who won the event for the third consecutive year, did not lose a set in the tournament.
MILEPOSTS—FREED: Former Miami Dolphin running back EUGENE (Mercury) MORRIS, 38, after serving three years in a Miami prison for cocaine trafficking. Morris had been granted a new trial by the Florida Supreme Court in March after the court had ruled that Morris had been unfairly prevented from introducing important testimony in his original trial. Rather than go to trial, however, Morris agreed to a plea-bargaining arrangement in which he did not contest a lesser cocaine-conspiracy charge. Circuit Judge Ellen Morphonios then allowed Morris to apply his three years already served against the new 4½-year sentence and awarded him 1½ years for good behavior, thereby eliminating his new sentence altogether.
HIRED: As coach of the Detroit Red Wings, JACQUES DEMERS, 41. Demers, who has coached the St. Louis Blues for the past three seasons, acknowledged that a higher salary offer convinced him to leave a playoff team to coach the Red Wings, who were 17-57-6 last year.
As manager of the Chicago Cubs, GENE MICHAEL, 48, who, with the exception of one year, has been in the New York Yankee organization since 1967. Michael replaces JIM FREY, 55, Chicago's manager since 1984, who was dismissed earlier in the week after the Cubs had gotten off to a 23-33 start.
NAMED: As the new president-elect of the National League, A. BARTLETT GIAMATTI, 48, who will replace current president Chub Feeney when he retires after this season. Giamatti, who will become the league's 12th president, is currently the president of Yale University. He will step down from that post on June 30.
As winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's most valuable player, WAYNE GRETZKY, 25, for a record seventh time. Gretzky, who has won the award every year since he entered the league in 1980, established single-season marks in 1985-86 for assists (163) and points (215).
ORDERED: By the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, a new trial to determine damages to the Los Angeles Raiders resulting from the NFL's attempt to prevent the team from moving from Oakland to Los Angeles. In 1983 a U.S. District Court jury had awarded the Raiders $34.6 million in damages but the NFL appealed. In a separate ruling, the Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the award of $14.6 million to the L.A. Coliseum for the NFL's two-year delay of the Raiders' move to Los Angeles.
DIED: JAMES R. TRUEMAN, 51, the owner of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, and the financial supporter for 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal; of cancer; in Amlin, Ohio.
Milton Richman, 64, UPI senior sports editor; of a heart attack; in New York City. Richman, a member of the Writers' Wing of baseball's Hall of Fame, had worked for UPI since 1944.