BOWLING—MATS KARLSSON of Sweden became the first foreigner to win a PBA event when he defeated Dave Rusted 243-218 at the Southern California Open in Riverside. Karlsson won $16,000.
BOXING—HILARIO ZAPATA of Panama won a 15-round decision over Dodie Penalosa of the Philippines to retain the WBA flyweight belt in Manila.
CYCLING—After 227 miles and three stages of the 2,485-mile Tour de France, THIERRY MARIE of France wore the yellow jersey, leading teammate Charles Mottet. DAVIS PHINNEY of the U.S., riding for the 7-Eleven team, won the 136-mile third leg from Levallois-Perret to Lievin in a sprint to the finish.
GOLF—SEVE BALLESTEROS shot a 19-under-par 269 to win the French Open in Versailles, his fourth straight victory. Ballesteros beat Vicente Fernandez of Argentina by two strokes to collect $31,078.
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Mac O'Grady shot a 15-under-par 269 in regulation and then beat Roger Maltbie in the first hole of sudden death to win $126,000 and the Greater Hartford Open. O'Grady fired a course-record 62 in the final round to force the playoff.
GOODWILL GAMES—Swimming and track and field dominated the first three days of the 2½-week-long games in Moscow (page 52): In men's swimming, VLADIMIR SALNIKOV of the Soviet Union won the 800-meter freestyle in 7:50.64 to break his 1983 world record by 1.69, then won the 1,500 free in 15:10.87, 56.11 off his world mark; JOHN SAUERLAND of Shaker Heights, Ohio, overcame a controversial start to take the gold medal in the 50 free; CHRIS O'NEIL of Huntsville, Ala., and JOHN WITCHELL of New York City won the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle, respectively; IGOR POLYANSKI of the U.S.S.R. swam to two gold medals, in the 100 and 200 backstroke, while countryman VADIN JAROSHCHUK won both the 200 and 400 individual medleys. For the women, ANGEL MYERS of Americus, Ga., won two golds, in the 50 and 400 freestyle, as well as a bronze in the 100 butterfly; and LESLIE DALAND of Westlake Village, Calif. daughter of U.S. team coach Peter Daland, won gold in the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle. The U.S. also won both the men's and women's 800-meter freestyle relays. In track and field, JACKIE JOYNER of Long Beach, Calif., scored 4,151 points in the first four events of the women's heptathlon to better by 50 points the 1985 first-day world record set by Malgorazata Nowak of Poland; in the process, Joyner also set an American record in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 12.85. Women's 100-meter record holder EVELYN ASHFORD of Los Angeles was .15 of a second off her world mark but still won the event in 10.91. For the men, ROBERT EMMIYAN of the U.S.S.R. became the sixth long jumper to surpass 28 feet, with a leap of 28'3", adding 2¾ inches to the 1980 European record set by Lutz Dombrowski of the G.D.R.; Soviets took the first five spots in the women's marathon, led by NADEZHDA GUMEROVA at 2:33:35, while BELAYENH DENSIMO of Ethiopia won the men's marathon in 2:14:24.
HORSE RACING—MELAIR ($5.80), Pat Valenzuela in the saddle, outdistanced Southern Halo by 6½ lengths to win $220,000 and the Silver Screen Handicap at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. The 3-year-old filly ran the mile in 1:32⅘ one fifth of a second off the track record. Prerace favorite Snow Chief finished third.
MOTOR SPORTS—NIGEL MANSELL of Britain, driving a Williams-Honda, beat Alain Prost of France by 17.1 seconds to win the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet. Mansell averaged 116.85 mph for 80 laps on the 2.36-mile circuit.
Danny Sullivan, in a March-Cosworth, averaged a race-record 127.106 mph for 88 laps on the 2.48-mile Burke Lakefront Airport circuit to win the Cleveland Grand Prix. Sullivan, who earned $57,000, beat Michael Andretti by 44.25 seconds.
Tim Richmond, driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, beat Sterling Marlin, also in a Monte Carlo, by 1.39 seconds to win the Firecracker 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Richmond won $58,655 and averaged 131.916 mph for 3:01:56, the slowest winning time in the history of the race.
ROWING—NAUTILUS, the British national eight, edged the University of Pennsylvania by three-quarters of a length to win the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. Harvard's freshman eight narrowly lost to NEPTUNE of Ireland for the Ladies Challenge Plate. The CHARLES RIVER ROWING ASSOCIATION of Boston took home two titles for the U.S., in the double sculls and the four without cox. The Diamond Sculls was won by Denmark's BJARNE ELTANG.
SAILING—STEPHANE PEYRON and ALAIN PICHAVANT, both of France, brought their 31-foot tandem sailboard into New York Harbor in conjunction with the Liberty Weekend celebration to complete a six-month, 5,400-mile journey from Paris. The 2,900-mile crossing from Dakar to Miami, only the second transatlantic sailboard crossing ever, took 24 days, 12 hours and five minutes.
TENNIS—At the 100th Wimbledon championships, BORIS BECKER overpowered Ivan Lendl 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 to win his second consecutive Wimbledon men's singles title; MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Hana Mandlikova 7-6, 6-3 for her fifth consecutive women's singles title and the seventh of her career; in men's doubles, JOAKIM NYSTROM and MATS WILANDER topped Gary Donnelly and Peter Fleming 7-6, 6-3, 6-3; NAVRATILOVA and PAM SHRIVER won their fifth women's doubles title in six years, defeating Mandlikova and Wendy Turnbull 6-1, 6-3; Navratilova missed a shot at a third Wimbledon title for '86 when she and Heinz Gunthardt lost to KEN FLACH and KATHY JORDAN 6-3, 7-6 in mixed doubles (page 14).
TRACK & FIELD—INGRID KRISTIANSEN of Norway bettered her own 10,000-meter world record by 45.68 seconds with a 30:13.74 clocking at the Bislett Games in Oslo (page 20).
MILEPOSTS—DECLINED: By the U.S. Supreme Court, a review of a lower court ruling that the city of Oakland cannot claim ownership of the Raiders. The decision ends the six-year eminent domain suit in which Oakland sought the return of the NFL franchise from Los Angeles, where the team had moved in 1982.
HIRED: As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, JOHN BROPHY, 51, who had been an assistant coach for the Leafs.
As basketball coach at Marquette, BOB DUKIET, 38, who had a 135-64 record in seven seasons at St. Peter's College.
As manager of the Oakland A's, TONY LA RUSSA, 41. La Russa, who was fired by the Chicago White Sox last month, replaces Jackie Moore, 47, who was fired by the A's two weeks ago.
INJURED: In a three-horse spill at Yonkers Raceway, Hall of Fame harness driver BILL HAUGHTON, 62, who was hospitalized in critical condition. Haughton was thrown from his sulky with such force that his safety helmet split open.
PLACED ON PROBATION: By the NCAA, the men's basketball program at LOYOLA COLLEGE, Baltimore, for one year following recruiting violations, practicing out of season and other infractions from 1982 to '84.
By the NCAA, the cross-country and track teams at perennial power TEXAS-EL PASO, for three years, following payments of $62,150 to Miner athletes.
SIGNED: By the San Francisco Giants, four-time Cy Young Award winner STEVE CARLTON, 41, who had been released by Philadelphia last month (page 22).
TRADED: By the Toronto Blue Jays, starting pitcher DOYLE ALEXANDER, 35, to the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitcher DUANE WARD, 22; 17 hours later, the Braves sent starter JOE JOHNSON, 24, to Toronto for reliever JIM ACKER, 27.
By the Seattle SuperSonics, 6'11" center and seven-time NBA All-Star JACK SIKMA, 30, to the Milwaukee Bucks for 6'11½" center Alton Lister, 27. The Sonics also received the Bucks' first-round draft picks in 1987 and '89 in exchange for the Sonics' second-round picks those same years.
DIED: HARRY (Peanuts) LOWREY, 67, a major league outfielder and coach for seven teams from 1942 to '81; of heart failure; in Inglewood, Calif.