BASEBALL—MAT-SU, ALASKA defeated the Wichita (Kans.) Broncos 11-8 to win the National Baseball Congress World Series, in Wichita.
BOWLING—HARRY SULLINS defeated Jimmy Keeth 243-159 to win a PBA event and $20,000, in Windsor, Ont.
BOXING—EDWIN (El Chapo) ROSARIO of Puerto Rico successfully defended his WBA lightweight title with an eighth-round TKO of compatriot Juan Nazario, in Chicago.
Evander Holyfield of the U.S. retained his IBF cruiserweight and WBA junior heavyweight titles with an 11th-round TKO of Ossie Ocasio of Puerto Rico, in St. Tropez, France.
August 23, 1987
GOLF—JOHN COOK won the $180,000 first prize at the International tournament in Castle Rock, Colo., defeating Ken Green 284-280 under a modified Stableford scoring system (page 70).
Val Skinner won an LPGA tournament and $33,750 in White Plains, N.Y., finishing at four-under-par 212 for 54 holes to beat Shelley Hamlin by one stroke.
HARNESS RACING—EVEN ODDS ($11.40), driven by Ben Webster, won the Woodrow Wilson Pace for 2-year-olds at the Meadowlands by 2¼ lengths over Prince Royce. Even Odds, who earned $711,250, was timed in 1:54¼ for the mile.
HORSE RACING—UP THE APALACHEE ($15.80), Jorge Velasquez in the saddle, won the 107th Alabama Stakes at Saratoga, and a $138,240 winner's purse, by a head over Without Feathers. The 3-year-old's time for the 1¼ miles was 2:04.
MOTOR SPORTS—RICK MEARS, in a March-Chevrolet, won the third jewel of the Indy Car Triple Crown, the Quaker State 500 at Pocono International Raceway, by :17.32 over Geoff Brabham in a March-Honda.
Nigel Mansell of England, in a Williams-Honda, won the Austrian Grand Prix, in Zeltweg, by 55.704 seconds over Nelson Piquet of Brazil, also in a Williams-Honda. He completed the 52 laps on the 3.692-mile ‚Äö√†√∂‚àö¬±sterreichring in 1:18:44.898, at an average speed of 147.138 mph.
PAN AMERICAN GAMES—In Indianapolis, JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE equaled the world women's long jump record of 24'5½" set last year by Heike Drechsler of East Germany. CARL LEWIS won the men's long jump with a games-record leap of 28'8½". Diver GREG LOUGANIS swept the 10-meter platform and the 3-meter springboard to become the first three-time winner of both events in the history of the games. Sixteen-year-old swimmer SILVIA POLL of Costa Rica won three gold medals—in the 100 and 200 freestyles and the 100 backstroke—and eight medals overall. In baseball, the U.S. upset Cuba 6-4 to snap the Cubans' 33-game winning streak in the games, dating from 1971. At week's end the U.S. had a games-record 325 medals, including 150 golds (page 18).
SWIMMING—The UNITED STATES dominated the Pan Pacific championships in Brisbane, Australia, winning 24 gold medals in 32 events. TOM JAGER of the U.S. won the 50-meter freestyle in a world-record time of 22.32, defeating teammate Matt Biondi by .29 of a second and surpassing the mark set by Biondi in 1986 by .01. Eighteen-year-old DAVE WHARTON of the U.S. upset Alex Baumann of Canada in the 400-meter individual medley with a world-record 4:16.12, lowering Baumann's 1984 world-record mark by 1.24.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL of Czechoslovakia reached the finals of the rain-delayed Player's International tournament in Montreal with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Jimmy Connors of the U.S. in a Sunday morning semifinal, then claimed the event's $51,000 first prize two hours later by beating Stefan Edberg of Sweden 6-4,7-6.
Steffi Graf of West Germany became the world's top-ranked women's player when she beat Chris Evert of the U.S. 6-3, 6-4 to win a Virginia Slims tournament in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
TRACK & FIELD—At the Stadio Dei Pini meet in Viareggio, Italy, ALESSANDRO ANDREI of Italy broke the world record in the shot put three times on consecutive attempts, extending the record to 75'2". After his first record-breaking toss of 74'6½" surpassed the old mark of 74'3½" set last year by Udo Bayer of West Germany, he then reached 74'11¼" on his second try.
MILEPOSTS—DISMISSED: By Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael D. Ryan, in Phoenix, a felony drug indictment against former Phoenix Suns forward GARFIELD HEARD, 39, who last April was one of five current or former Suns players charged with drug-related offenses.
INDICTED: By a federal grand jury in Columbus, Ohio, former Cincinnati Bengal fullback PETE JOHNSON, 33, on cocaine trafficking charges. In 1983 Johnson was suspended by NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle for the first four games of the regular season because of drug involvement.
NAMED: AUGIE GARRIDO, 48, as baseball coach at the University of Illinois. In 15 seasons he led Cal State-Fullerton to a 667-292-6 record and to College World Series titles in 1979 and '84.
RETIRED: Indiana Pacer forward CLARK KELLOGG, 26, who was plagued by knee injuries. Kellogg averaged 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds in three full seasons and parts of two others.
SIGNED: By the Seattle Seahawks, linebacker BRIAN BOSWORTH, 22, the All-America from Oklahoma who was the Seahawks' first-round pick in the 1987 NFL draft, to a 10-year, $11 million contract—including a $2.5 million, interest-free loan and a deferred signing bonus—believed to be the richest ever for an NFL rookie.
SUSPENDED: For 10 days, pending appeal, by NL president A. Bartlett Giamatti, Phillies right-handed pitcher KEVIN GROSS, 26, for having sandpaper in his glove during the Phillies' Aug. 10 game against the Cubs in Philadelphia.
UNRETIRED: New York Ranger defenseman BARRY BECK, 30, who sat out last season because of injuries and "philosophical differences" with former Ranger coach Ted Sator.
DIED: Utah State football player CARLETON OATS JR., 19, a freshman noseguard-fullback whose father was a defensive tackle with the Oakland Raiders from 1965 to 1972; of a heart attack after practice; in Salt Lake City.
Indiana University junior tailback PARNELL SYLVIO, 20, who had hoped to make the team as a walk-on; of undetermined causes nine hours after practice; in Bloomington, Ind.
Phoenix Suns center NICK VANOS, 24, who was among the 152 people killed aboard Northwest Orient Flight 255, which crashed after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport Aug. 16.
Bill Dailey, 33, who had been named the basketball coach at Youngstown (Ohio) State in March; of cancer; in Toronto.