BASEBALL—At the 58th All-Star Game, in Oakland, the NATIONAL LEAGUE beat the American League 2-0 in 13 innings for its 22nd victory in the last 25 years. Montreal's Tim Raines won the MVP award by going 3 for 3 and driving in both runs with a triple.
BOXING—MIKE McCALLUM knocked out Donald Curry in the fifth round to win the WBA junior middleweight championship in Las Vegas (page 34); SALVATORE BOTTIGLIERI of Italy retained his WBC junior featherweight championship with a 12-round split-decision victory over Alvaro Bohorquez of Colombia, in Capo D'Orlando, Italy; LOUIE ESPINOZA of the U.S. retained the WBA junior featherweight title with a 15th-round TKO of Manuel Vilchez of Venezuela, in Phoenix; SEUNG HOON LEE of South Korea retained his IBF junior featherweight belt with a fifth-round knockout of Leon Collins of the Philippines, in Seoul; JOSE LUIS RAMIREZ of Mexico claimed the WBC lightweight title with a 12-round decision over Terrence Alli of Guyana, in St. Tropez, France.
CYCLING—With one week remaining in the 74th Tour de France, Jean-Fran‚Äö√†√∂‚àö√ºois Bernard of France led Ireland's Stephen Roche by 2:34 as the competition entered the Alps for the most grueling stages of the race. Andy Hampsten of the United States, a strong climber expected to excel in the mountains, was in ninth place, 12:40 off the pace. In the women's portion of the event, defending champion Maria Canins of Italy was :02 ahead of Jeannie Longo of France.
GOLF—NICK FALDO won the 116th British Open and $122,000 at Muirfield, Scotland, by shooting a 72-hole, five-under-par 279, defeating Paul Azinger and Rodger Davis by one stroke (page 18).
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Jane Geddes birdied the final hole to win the LPGA Boston Five Classic, shooting a final-round 67 for a 72-hole total of 277, 11 under par. She beat Jody Rosenthal and Donna White by one stroke to win $45,000.
HARNESS RACING—Driven by Trevor Ritchie, FRUGAL GOURMET ($14.80) won the Meadowlands Pace for 3-year-olds and a $451,250 winner's purse by a neck over Laag. Frugal Gourmet covered the mile in 1:52 (page 69).
HORSE RACING—MANILA ($2.20), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, won the United Nations Handicap and $90,000 at Atlantic City Race Course to boost his career earnings to nearly $2.06 million. The 4-year-old ran the 1[3/16] miles in 1:58[4/5] to defeat Racing Star by 2½ lengths.
Groovy ($3.20), with Angel Cordero Jr. in the saddle, breezed to a 6½-length victory, his fourth win in a row, in the $114,000 Tom Fool Stakes at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt ran the seven furlongs in 1:22[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—EMERSON FITTIPALDI, driving a March-Chevrolet, won the 183-mile Molson Indy Toronto CART race and $73,410 by 8.35 seconds over Danny Sullivan, also in a March-Chevrolet. Fittipaldi completed the 103 laps of the 1.78-mile course in 1:54:35.918, at an average speed of 95.99 mph.
Dale Earnhardt drove a Chevrolet to victory in the Summer 500, in Long Pond, Pa., averaging 121.737 mph on the 2.5-mile Pocono International Raceway tri-oval. Earnhardt beat Alan Kulwicki, in a Ford, by .4 of a second to earn the $55,875 winner's check.
TENNIS—MATS WILANDER of Sweden defeated countryman Kent Carlsson 7-5, 6-3 to win the U.S. Clay Court championship and $51,000, in Indianapolis.
Pam Shriver of Lutherville, Md., won the $30,500 first prize at the Virginia Slims event in Newport, R.I., by defeating Wendy White of Fort Worth 6-2, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—At an invitational meet in Paris, SAID AOUITA of Morocco cut .58 of a second off the world record in the 2,000 meters with a time of 4:50.81. Edwin Moses of the U.S. lost the 400-meter hurdle final when he crashed into the second-to-last barrier and sprawled headfirst onto the Jean Bourn Stadium track. AMADOU DIA BA of Senegal cruised to victory in 48.89. It was Moses' second defeat in six weeks.
U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL—In Durham, N.C., 17-year-old swimmer SARAH ANDERSON won a Festival-record six gold medals by winning the 200-meter freestyle (2:03.67), 400 freestyle (4:17) and 800 freestyle (8:46.26), and anchoring the North team's triumphs in the 400-meter medley relay (4:19.72), the 400 freestyle relay (3:56.21) and the 800 freestyle relay (8:22.03). GREG LOUGANIS, with a score of 97.92 on his final dive, won the 10-meter platform competition for a Festival-record 12th career gold medal.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES—The United States swept past the Soviet Union with six gold medals in track and field events on the final day of competition in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, to finish with 26 golds to the Soviets' 25. The U.S. team was paced by GWEN TORRENCE, who won the 100-meter dash (11.09) and the 200-meter dash (22.4). Torrence also anchored the winning 400-meter relay (42.90). Romania finished third with 21 gold medals. Yugoslavia, on the strength of Drazen Petrovic's 35 points, soundly defeated the U.S. men's basketball team, 100-85, to win the gold medal in that event.
MILESTONES—DECLARED INELIGIBLE: By Ohio State University, football player CRIS CARTER, 21, for his senior season, after the All-America and alltime leading Buckeye wide receiver admitted violating NCAA rules by signing a postdated contract and a $5,000 promissory note on May 1, 1986, with sports agents Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom.
FIRED: PAT CORRALES, 46, as manager of the Cleveland Indians, after guiding them to a 280-355 record in five seasons. The Indians, who were expected to challenge for the American League pennant, are last in the AL East, with the league's worst record (32-59). Bullpen coach DOC EDWARDS, 50, replaced Corrales.
SIGNED: By the Los Angeles Raiders, Kansas City Royals outfielder BO JACKSON, 24, who won the 1985 Heisman Trophy as a running back with Auburn, to a multiyear contract. Jackson will join the Raiders at the end of the current baseball season. Jackson was the No. 1 pick in the 1986 NFL draft but spurned a five-year, $7 million offer by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in order to play major league baseball. He returned to the draft pool in 1987 and was chosen in the seventh round by the Raiders.
SUSPENDED: For five games without pay, pending appeal, by American League president Dr. Bobby Brown, Kansas City Royals outfielder WILLIE WILSON, 32, Royals lefthanded pitcher DANNY JACKSON, 25, and Cleveland Indians outfielder BRETT BUTLER, 30, for. their roles in the two bench-clearing brawls that took place during Kansas City and Cleveland's three-game series in early July.