BOWLING—DALE EAGLE averaged 239 for the tournament and beat four opponents in a playoff to win $18,000 at a PBA event in Seattle.
BOXING—STEVIE CRUZ upset Barry McGuigan in a unanimous 15-round decision to win the WBA featherweight title in Las Vegas. On the same card, THOMAS HEARNS scored an eighth-round TKO against Mark Medal to retain his WBC super welterweight belt.
GOLF—SEVE BALLESTEROS passed eight players in the final round and beat Mark McNulty by two Strokes to win the Monte Carlo Open. He shot an 11-under-par 265 for the $41,645 first-place money. The victory was Ballesteros's third straight on the European circuit.
Bob Murphy, 43, shot an eight-under-par 280 to defeat Greg Norman by three strokes and win $108,000 at the Canadian Open near Toronto.
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Sandra Palmer, Jan Stephenson and Chris Johnson all finished regulation play tied with eight-under-par 280s, but Palmer sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the first hole of sudden death to win $52,000 and an LPGA event in Indianapolis.
Dale Douglass, 50, shot a five-under-par 279 to defeat Gary Player by one stroke and win $42,500 at the U.S. Senior Open in Columbus, Ohio.
HORSE RACING—SHAHRASTANI, ridden by Walter Swinburn, finished eight lengths ahead of Bonhomie to win the 1½ mile Irish Derby at the Curragh in Kildare; on June 4 the 3-year-old colt won the 1½-mile English Derby at Epsom. The American-bred Shahrastani, owned by the Aga Khan, ran the Irish race in 2:32.10 and won $473,684. The last horse to win both derbies was the Aga Khan's Shergar in 1981; two years later Shergar was kidnapped and held for a $3 million ransom, but the money was not paid and the horse is now presumed dead.
France's LE RHEUSOIS beat Flatterer of the U.S. by five lengths to win $73,500 and the 5,100-meter Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil steeplechase at Auteuil in Paris. Dawn Run, the 8-year-old winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in England, somersaulted over a jump near the finish and died instantly of a broken neck; the mare's jockey, Michel Chirol, was uninjured.
Cheapskate ($146), a 72-1 shot, upset Broad Brush by a nose to win $180,000 and the inaugural Saint Paul Derby at Canterbury Downs in Shakopee, Minn. The 3-year-old colt, ridden by Marco Castaneda, ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:51[3/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—DANNY SULLIVAN, driving a March-Cosworth, finished 10.89 seconds ahead of Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil to win the Meadowlands Grand Prix in East Rutherford, N.J. Sullivan won the $90,660 first prize by averaging a race-record 92.34 mph for 100 laps around the tight 1.68-mile circuit.
ROAD RUNNING—ARTURO BARRIOS of Mexico finished ahead of 7,500 runners to win the 15K Cascade Run Off in Portland, Ore., in 42:36. Barrios beat Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya by 6.95 seconds. In the women's division, LORRAINE MOLLER of New Zealand ran the distance in 49:09 and upset defending champion Grete Waitz by 29 seconds. Both winners received $7,000.
SOCCER—ARGENTINA beat West Germany 3-2 to win the World Cup in Mexico City. In reaching the finals, West Germany defeated France 2-0, and Argentina stopped Belgium, also 2-0 (page 14). France defeated Belgium 4-2, in overtime, in the consolation match.
SWIMMING—Records fell at the U.S. world championship trials in Orlando, Fla.: PABLO MORALES set a world mark of 52.84 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly, bettering by 0.24 second the record of Michael Gross of West Germany; Morales also set an American record of 2:02.23 in the 200-meter individual medley; MATT BIONDI swam the 50-meter freestyle in 22.33 seconds, .07 off Tom Jager's world record, and the 100 free in 48.74, breaking his own 1985 world mark by .21; BETSY MITCHELL won the 200-meter backstroke in 2:08.60, breaking the world record of Cornelia Sirch of East Germany by 1.31 seconds; Mitchell also topped her own seven-month-old U.S. 100 back record with a 1:01.20 clocking; DAVE WHARTON set a U.S. record of 4:18.77 in the 400 IM; DAN JORGENSON set an American 400 free record of 3:49.41 (page 44).
At the West German national championships, MICHAEL GROSS swam the 200-meter butterfly in 1:56.24 to break his own world record of 1:56.65. It was Gross's 11th world mark.
WATERSKIING—MIKE HAZEL WOOD of Lincolnshire, England, set a distance-jumping world record of 203 feet, breaking by one foot the three-year-old mark set by Glenn Thurlow of Australia, at the Iron Man Classic in Birmingham, Ala.
MILEPOSTS—ACHIEVED: By jockey SANDY HAWLEY, his 5,000th career victory, when he rode Mighty Massa to a 2¾-length victory over Loves Embrace at Canterbury Downs. Hawley, 37, who has ridden in more than 22,000 races and has won more than $50 million, is the seventh rider to reach the 5,000-win mark.
FINED: DAVE KINGMAN, 37, $3,500 by the Oakland A's, for sending writer Susan Fornoff of the Sacramento Bee a box containing a live rat and a note reading, "My name is Sue."
FIRED: By the Oakland A's, manager JACKIE MOORE, 47. The A's, who were tied for the worst record in the American League, named bullpen coach Jeff Newman, 37, as interim manager.
HIRED: By the St. Louis Blues, coach JACQUES MARTIN, 33. Martin, who last season coached the Guelph Platers of the Ontario Hockey League to the Memorial Cup championship, is the youngest coach in Blues history. He replaces Jacques Demers, who resigned last month.
RELEASED: By the Philadelphia Phillies, four-time Cy Young Award winner STEVE CARLTON, 41; by the Seattle Mariners, outfielder and two-time American League home run champion GORMAN THOMAS, 35.
SIGNED: By the Cleveland Cavaliers, center JOHN (Hot Rod) WILLIAMS, 24, to a reported two-year, $500,000 contract. The NBA cleared the way for Williams to play pro ball after a jury acquitted him of charges that he was involved in Tulane's 1985 point-shaving scandal.
TRADED: By the Chicago White Sox, three-time Cy Young Award winner TOM SEAVER, 41, to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder STEVE LYONS, 26; by the New York Yankees, outfielder KEN GRIFFEY, 36, to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder CLAUDELL WASHINGTON, 31, and minor league shortstop PAUL ZUVELLA, 27.
DIED: Rookie stock car driver ANDREW MARSHALL, 19; after a spectacular crash; at the Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway.
Cleveland Browns free safety and 1984 AFC defensive Rookie of the Year DON ROGERS, 23; of cocaine poisoning; in Sacramento (page 18).