BASEBALL—TAIWAN defeated Tucson 12-0 in the finals of the 40th Little League World Series, in Williamsport, Pa.
BOWLING—JEANNE MAIDEN of Solon, Ohio, won the Ladies' Pro Bowling Tour Hammer Eastern Open, in Rochester, N.Y., defeating Lorrie Nichols of Algonquin, Ill., 200-186.
BOXING—MIKE McCALLUM knocked out Julian Jackson in the second round to retain his WBA junior middleweight title, and MIGUEL LORA defended his WBC bantamweight championship by stopping Enrique Sanchez in the sixth round, in Miami Beach.
Buster Drayton retained his IBF junior middleweight title with a 10th-round TKO of Davey Moore, in Juan-les-Pins, France.
August 31, 1986
CYCLING—VLADIMIR SULTANOV of the U.S.S.R. set a 1,000-meter flying start world record of 58.718 seconds, at a time trial in Moscow. The previous mark, established by countryman Sergei Kopylov in 1981, was 1:00.247.
EQUESTRIAN—MICHAEL MATZ of Collegeville, Pa., riding Bon Retour, won the 11th International Jumping Derby, in Newport, R.I.
FIELD HOCKEY—The NETHERLANDS defended its women's world championship with a 3-0 defeat of West Germany in the final game, in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.
GOLF—DAN POHL defeated Lanny Wadkins by one stroke to win the World Series of Golf, in Akron. Pohl shot a three-under-par 277 to earn the $126,000 winner's check.
Juli Inkster sank birdies on the 11th and 12th holes to win her fourth LPGA event of the year and $33,750, in Atlantic City. She shot a four-under-par 54-hole total of 209, three strokes better than runner-up Patti Rizzo.
HARNESS RACING—HABIB ($10.40), Ulf Thoreson in the sulky, defeated Robins Wonder by 1¾ lengths to win the Roosevelt International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway. The 5-year-old, who covered the 1¼ miles in a time of 2:33 flat, took home the winner's $125,000.
Armbro Emerson ($38), driven by Walter Whelan, paced a mile in 1:56[3/5] to beat Amity Shef by a neck and win the Prix d'Ete and $145,062, at Blue Bonnets in Montreal.
HORSE RACING—GULCH ($2.60), with Angel Cordero Jr. in the saddle, won the Hopeful Stakes and $126,720, at Saratoga, finishing 3½ lengths ahead of runner-up Persevered. The 2-year-old bay colt, undefeated in four starts, covered the 6½ furlongs in 1:16[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP drove his Chevrolet to victory in a 500-lap NASCAR event at Bristol International Raceway, in Bristol, Tenn., defeating Terry Labonte by 8.4 seconds and winning the $41,725 first-prize purse. The winner averaged 86.934 mph over the .533-mile high-banked oval.
ROWING—At the world championships, in Nottingham, England, the U.S. took home seven medals, including three gold medals: An American crew finished first in the heavyweight coxless fours, becoming the first U.S. men to win a world rowing title in a dozen years; and the U.S. women won gold in the lightweight coxless fours and the lightweight double sculls.
SWIMMING—The German Democratic Republic women dominated the world championships, in Madrid, winning 13 of the 16 events. The 4 X 100-meter freestyle relay team of KRISTIN OTTO, MANUELA STELLMACH, SABINA SCHULZE and HEIKE FRIEDRICH established a record of 3:40.57, 1.84 seconds better than the previous mark, set by East Germany in 1984; on the leadoff leg, Otto broke the 100-meter individual mark with a 54.73 clocking, .06 of a second better than teammate Barbara Krause's 1980 record. GDR teammate SILKE HORNER shaved .80 off countrywoman Sylvia Gerasch's seven-month-old 200-meter breaststroke world mark with a 2:27.40 clocking; then GERASCH finished the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:08.11, topping by .18 her own two-year-old world record. TAMARA COSTACHE of Romania won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.28, lowering her own one-month-old world best by .03 of a second (page 16).
TENNIS—MATS WILANDER of Sweden defeated Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-1 to win the ATP Championship and $48,000, in Mason, Ohio.
Steffi Graf beat Molly Van Nostrand 7-5, 6-1 to win a tour event in Mahwah, N.J., and the $29,000 first prize.
TRACK & FIELD—UDO BEYER of East Germany set a world shot-put record of 74'3½" in East Berlin, eclipsing by one inch the mark set by countryman Ulf Timmermann in 1985.
VOLLEYBALL—The U.S. men's team defeated Cuba 15-8, 15-3, 15-7 to win its second consecutive USA Cup title, in Springfield, Mass.
WATERSKIING—CAMILLE DUVALL of Orlando, Fla., won her third consecutive women's slalom title at the international championships, in Indianapolis. SCOTT CLACK of Winter Haven, Fla., also won a third straight title—in the men's freestyle jumping.
MILEPOSTS—INDICTED: By a grand jury in Houston, Mets pitcher RON DARLING, 26, and second baseman TIM TEUFEL, 28, on felony charges of assaulting two police officers at a Houston nightclub on July 26.
NAMED: As head basketball coach at the University of Mississippi, ED MURPHY, 45, who went 58-32 in three years at Delta State.
TRADED: By the Utah Jazz, forward ADRIAN DANTLEY, 30, to the Detroit Pistons for forwards KELLY TRIPUCKA, 27, and KENT BENSON, 31, and future draft choices; by the Chicago Bulls, forward SIDNEY GREEN, 25, to Detroit for forward EARL CURETON, 28, and a future draft pick; and by the Los Angeles Clippers, guards DEREK SMITH, 24, and FRANKLIN EDWARDS, 27, and swingman JUNIOR BRIDGEMAN, 32, to the Sacramento Kings for guards LARRY DREW, 28, MIKE WOODSON, 28, and future draft choices and cash.
By the Buffalo Bills, running back JOE CRIBBS, 28, to the San Francisco 49ers for future draft picks; and by the Washington Redskins, punter JEFF HAYES, 27, to the Cincinnati Bengals for undisclosed considerations.
By the New York Rangers, center MIKE ALLISON, 25, to the Toronto Maple Leafs for left wing WALT PODDUBNY, 26.
DIED: University of Alabama defensive tackle WILLIE RYLES, 19; after suffering a blood clot in his brain; in Birmingham. Ryles, who collapsed during a team practice, never regained consciousness. After surgery to remove the clot, he was declared brain dead and removed from life support systems.