ASIAN GAMES—In the final event of the competition in Seoul, South Korea beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 to win the gold medal in soccer and cap a remarkable comeback in the medal standings. In third place when Week 2 began, South Korea finished as the overall leader with 224 medals, including 93 golds. China was second with 222 medals, including a Games-record 94 golds, while Japan was third with 58 gold medals and 211 overall. South Korea not only flexed its muscles in boxing, in which, as expected, it swept all 12 gold medals, but also in judo, Japan's native sport. The South Koreans won 6 golds to 2 for the Japanese. The top individuals, sprinter P.T. USHER of India and archer YANG CHANG HUN of South Korea, each won 5 medals, including 4 golds apiece.
BOXING—BERNARDO PINANGO of Venezuela retained the WBA bantamweight title when he stopped Ciro De Leva of Italy in the 10th round of their scheduled 15-round fight, in Turin, Italy.
PRO FOOTBALL—Though fans in New Orleans already knew that the April 26, 1985, trade that sent the Saints' alltime leading rusher, George Rogers, to Washington for their 1985 No. 1 draft pick, linebacker Alvin Toles, had been a mistake, Rogers' performance in the Skins' 14-6 victory over the Saints in the Superdome was a first-hand reminder. Rogers rumbled for 110 yards and a TD against the Saints to help Washington run its record to 5-0. In unbeaten Chicago's 23-0 defeat of Minnesota, the Bears' defense launched a sack attack against Viking quarterback Tommy Kramer, dumping him seven times for losses and intercepting him twice. While the Giants sleepwalked to a 13-6 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis to remain a game behind the Redskins in the NFC East, the Eagles whipped the Falcons 16-0 to end Atlanta's six-game winning streak over two seasons. It was Philadelphia's fourth consecutive game against an unbeaten opponent, and its second straight upset triumph. The Rams, Philly's victim the week before, struggled to nip Tampa Bay 26-20 in OT, while in San Francisco the 49ers pounded the winless Colts 35-14. Detroit beat Houston 24-13 in the Silverdome despite a career-high 398 yards passing by beleaguered Oiler quarterback Warren Moon. Cincinnati, tied with Cleveland for first in the AFC Central, got by Green Bay 34-28 in Milwaukee as Boomer Esiason threw for two TDs and James Brooks ran for a pair in a 27-point Bengal second quarter. The Browns' 27-24 victory at Pittsburgh was their first win—ever—in Three Rivers Stadium, and their first anywhere in the Steel City since 1969. In the Meadowlands the AFC East-leading Jets edged Buffalo 14-13, while New England pummeled Miami 34-7, in Foxboro, Mass. Miami's 1-4 start is the worst ever for a Don Shula-coached Dolphin team. The Raiders rallied from a 17-point second quarter deficit to beat Kansas City 24-17 in Arrowhead Stadium. Dallas was a 31-7 Monday-night winner in St. Louis, but a 29-14 Sunday-afternoon loser to AFC West-leading Denver (page 22).
GOLF—FRED WADSWORTH shot a final-round 67 for a 72-hole score of 269 to win the Southern Open, in Columbus, Ga., by two strokes over Jim Thorpe, George Archer, Tim Simpson and John Cook. Wadsworth's victory was worth $63,000.
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HARNESS RACING—AMITY CHEF ($5.40), driven by John Campbell, won the Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway by 1¾ lengths over Barberry Spur and thwarted Barberry Spur's bid for pacing's Triple Crown. Amity Chef covered the mile in 1:55[4/5] to earn a $166,881 winner's purse.
HORSE RACING—CREME FRAICHE ($8.20), ridden by Randy Romero, won the 68th Jockey Gold Cup at Belmont by a head over favored Turkoman. The 4-year-old gelding ran the 1½ miles in 2:28 and won $510,300.
MOTOR SPORTS—DALE EARNHARDT, driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, won a 500-mile NASCAR race in Harrisburg, N.C., by 1.9 seconds over Harry Gant, also in a Monte Carlo SS. Earnhardt averaged 132.403 miles per hour on the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway oval to take home the $82,050 winner's check.
TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Pam Shriver 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 to win a Virginia Slim: event in New Orleans and $30,000.
VOLLEYBALL—The United States defeated the Soviet Union 12-15, 15-11, 15-8, 15-12 to win its firs world men's championship, in Paris.
MILEPOSTS—CHARGED: by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, JOHN DREW, 32, a former NBA All-Star forward with the Atlanta Hawks and the Utah Jazz, with two counts of selling cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine; in Atlanta. In 11 seasons with the Hawks and the Jazz, Drew averaged 20.7 points per game and twice made the All-Star team. He was banished from the NBA in 1985 after his drug problems led him to three separate stays in rehabilitation clinics.
By Atlantic County, N.J., prosecutors, former Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle KEVIN ALLEN, 23, and his roommate, Scott Cartwright, 25, with two counts of aggravated assault against Joseph Milone, 25, of Philadelphia and two counts of aggravated sexual assault against Milone's companion, a 31-year-old Massachusetts woman. Allen and Cartwright pleaded innocent to the charges in Atlantic County Superior Court. According to county prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz, Milone and the woman were allegedly attacked by the two men on a deserted beach in Margate, N.J., on Labor Day. Allen, Philadelphia's first pick in the 1985 NFL draft, was waived by the Eagles on Sept. 30.
NAMED: CAL RIPKEN SR., 49, as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, replacing Earl Weaver, who on Sept. 8 announced he would retire at season's end. Ripken Sr., whose son, Cal, is the team's shortstop, has been in the Baltimore organization for 30 years, the last 9½ as the O's third base coach.
Tom Trebelhorn, 38, as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, replacing George Bamberger, who retired Sept. 25. Trebelhorn, who had been a Milwaukee coach for two seasons, was named interim manager at the time of Bamberger's retirement.
Tom Penders, 41, as basketball coach at Rhode Island, replacing Brendan Malone, who resigned Sept. 1 to become an assistant coach with the New York Knicks.
TRADED: By the New York Knicks, guard DARRELL WALKER, 25, to the Denver Nuggets, for Denver's first-round pick in the 1987 NBA draft.
By the Chicago Bulls, forward ORLANDO WOOLRIDGE, 26, to the New Jersey Nets, for the Nets' first-round draft choice in 1987 and for second-round picks in 1988 and 1990. Woolridge averaged 20.7 points per game for Chicago last season.
By the Indiana Pacers, guard TERENCE STANSBURY, 25, and forward RUSS SCHOENE, 26, to the Seattle SuperSonics, for guard JOHN LONG, 30. Two days earlier Long, who had averaged 15.9 points per game in eight seasons with Detroit, had been traded to the Sonics from the Pistons for second-round picks in the 1987 and 1991 drafts.
By the SuperSonics, center TIM McCORMICK, 24, and forward DANNY VRANES, 27, to the Philadelphia 76ers, for center CLEMON JOHNSON, 30, and the Sixers' first-round pick in the 1989 draft.
DIED: F. WAYNE VALLEY, 72, one of the original owners of the Oakland (now Los Angeles) Raiders and the president of the American Football League in 1962; of cancer; in Piedmont, Calif. One of eight businessmen who founded the Raiders in 1959, Valley won control of the team by the flip of a coin during the 1960 season. He was the chief operating officer until 1976, when he sold his interest in the team after a bitter court battle with current owner Al Davis. Ironically, Valley had hired Davis as the Raiders' coach and general manager in 1963 and had made him a part owner after the AFL-NFL merger in 1966. He once called his decision to hire Davis "the only mistake I've made in character judgment in a human being in my life."
Vince DiMaggio, 74, the oldest of the three baseball-playing DiMaggio brothers; of cancer of the colon; in North Hollywood, Calif. In 10 seasons as an outfielder with the Braves, Reds, Pirates, Phillies and Giants, DiMaggio had a .249 batting average, with 125 home runs and 584 runs batted in. He holds the National League record for most seasons leading the league in strikeouts—six.
Trainer MICHAEL (Buster) MILLERICK, 80, who developed the legendary Native Diver into the first California-bred thoroughbred to win $1 million; in Arcadia, Calif.