BASEBALL—HUA LIAN, TAIWAN, routed Irvine, Calif., 21-1 to win the Little League World Series, in Williamsport. Pa. (page 11).
BOWLING—JEANNE BERRY and TISH JOHNSON won the first doubles tournament ever held for women professional bowlers, 257-180, over Sherrie Slaughter and Betty Morris, in Las Vegas. Berry and Johnson won $7,000 apiece.
BOXING—AZUMAH NELSON of Ghana retained his WBC featherweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over Mexico's Marcos Villasana, in Los Angeles.
Lloyd Honeyghan of Great Britain successfully defended his WBC/IBF world welterweight championship with a first-round knockout of the U.S.'s Gene Hatcher, in Marbella, Spain.
September 6, 1987
CYCLING—At the World Cycling Championships in Vienna, VIACHESLAV EKIMOV, VIKTOR MANAKOV, SERGEI KHMELININE and ALEXANDER KRASNOV of the Soviet Union set a world best in the 4,000-meter team trial, with a time of 4:11.68, 2.6 seconds faster than the old record.
GOLF—AYAKO OKAMOTO shot a final-round 71 for a six-under-par 282 and a one-shot victory over Betsy King in the $250,000 World Championship of Women's Golf, in Buford, Ga. Okamoto earned $81,500 for the victory.
Billy Mayfair beat Eric Rebmann 4 and 3 to win the 87th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, in Jupiter, Fla. (page 75).
Curtis Strange shot a final-round 71 for a five-under-par 275 to beat Fulton Allem by three strokes in the World Series of Golf at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. The win, Strange's third of the season, was good for $144,000, giving him $697,385 for the year, a PGA single-season money-winning record.
HARNESS RACING—ALBERT ALBERT, with Chris Boring in the sulky, won the $222,157 Fox Stakes, in Indianapolis. In the first heat, Albert Albert covered the mile in 1:54⅖ tying the world record for 2-year-old pacers.
HOCKEY—In the fourth Canada Cup, Sweden upset the Soviet Union 5-3 to highlight the first three days of the six-team tournament's round-robin competition. The Swedes scored three first-period goals, then clung to a one-goal lead for 19 minutes of the final period. Earlier, Czechoslovakia had earned a 4-4 tie with Canada, the Czechs confounding the host team with dazzling puck movement. The United States defeated Finland 4-1 with New York Islanders sniper Pat LaFontaine scoring two goals for the Americans. On Sunday, the Canadians beat Finland 4-1.
HORSE RACING—CRUSADER SWORD, ridden by Randy Romero, rallied from last place to win the Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds on a sloppy track at Saratoga. The colt covered the 6½ furlongs in 1:18[3/5]. finishing half a length ahead of Bill E. Shears. The victory was worth $104,580.
MOTOR SPORTS—MARIO ANDRETTI, in a Lola Chevrolet, averaged a track-record 120.155 mph to beat Geoff Brabham, in a March Honda, by 41.08 seconds at a 200-mile Indy Car race in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Andretti won $52,410 in his second victory of the year.
Darrell Waltrip, driving a Camaro, won a 100-mile All-American Challenge series race in Jefferson, Ga. Waltrip accelerated past Dave Mader III in the final turn to win by a one-quarter car length. The win earned him $3,500.
TENNIS—MANUELA MALEEVA outlasted Sylvia Hanika 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 to earn the winner's $30,500 at a tournament in Mahwah, N.J.
TRACK & FIELD—At the World Track and Field Championships in Rome, BEN JOHNSON of Canada set a world record in the 100 meters with a 9.83, bettering Calvin Smith's four-year-old mark by .10 of a second. In the women's high jump, STEFKA KOSTADINOVA of Bulgaria cleared 6'10¼", breaking her own record of May 31, 1986, by half an inch (page 18).
MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: By track and field's governing body, the International Amateur Athletic Federation, a program of drug tests and penalties. Surprise will be a key element in the program, which proposes random tests on athletes year-round. The IAAF hopes to prevent athletes from using drugs during training and then abstaining in time to avoid detection at major meets.
FIRED: By the Kansas City Royals, manager BILLY GARDNER, 60, whose record with the Royals this season was 62-64. Gardner will be replaced by
John Wathan, 37, who when called up had a 62-70 record managing the AAA Omaha Royals. The Royals had offered Gardner's job to batting coach Hal McRae, who rejected the offer because it applied to only the 36 games left in this season.
PLEADED GUILTY: To two counts of grand larceny, for stealing more than $16,000 from a ring distributor for which he worked, KEN CLAY, who pitched for the N.Y. Yankees, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners from 1977 to '81; in Rustburg, Va.
POSTPONED: The NFL's supplemental draft of Ohio State wide receiver CRIS CARTER and University of Pittsburgh running back CHARLES GLADMAN, for a week, so the NCAA could hear appeals to reinstate their eligibility.
RULED ELIGIBLE: By an NCAA committee, TERYL AUSTIN, defensive back for the University of Pittsburgh. After admitting he took $2,500 from agents, Austin was declared ineligible by the NCAA in June. He must still return the $2,500 and sit out Pitt's first two games this season.
TRADED: By the Cincinnati Reds, righthanded pitcher BILL GULLICKSON, 28, to the New York Yankees for lefthanded pitcher DENNIS RASMUSSEN, 28; by the Pittsburgh Pirates, second baseman JOHNNY RAY, 30, to the California Angels, for third baseman BILLIE MERRIFIELD, 25, and a player to be named later; by the Atlanta Braves, righthanded reliever GENE GARBER, 39, to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later; by the San Diego Padres, righthanded pitcher STORM DAVIS, 25, to the Oakland A's for two players to be named later; by the Los Angeles Dodgers, lefthanded pitcher RICK HONEYCUTT, 33, to the A's for a player to be named later; by the St. Louis Cardinals, lefthanded reliever PAT PERRY, 28, to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later.
By the Philadelphia Flyers to the Calgary Flames, defenseman BRAD (the Beast) McCRIMMON, 28, for a first-round draft choice in 1988 or 1989 and a third-round pick. McCrimmon, who had requested a trade, held out last season after squabbling with Flyers management over his contract.
DIED: JOHN CONROY, 79, former coach of tennis and squash and associate director of athletics at Princeton University; of pneumonia; in Princeton, N.J. Conroy's 30-year record in tennis was 270-38, including a stretch of 52 consecutive wins.