BASEBALL—The MINNESOTA TWINS won the World Series, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in the seventh game, in the Metrodome. Frank Viola, who won the first and seventh games and lost the fourth, was the Series MVP (page 26).
BASKETBALL—The MILWAUKEE BUCKS beat the Soviet national team 127-100 in the McDonald's Open, in Milwaukee. Jerry Reynolds scored 24 points for the Bucks, who led by 48 points in the third quarter (page 50).
BOXING—SUMBU KALAMBAY of Italy scored a unanimous 15-round decision over Iran Barkley of the U.S. to win the vacant WBA middleweight crown, in Livorno, Italy.
Rocky Lockridge retained his IBF junior lightweight title with a 10th-round TKO of Johnny De La Rosa, in Tucson.
CHESS—At the World Championship in Seville, Spain, challenger Anatoly Karpov of the Soviet Union took a 3-2 lead over countryman Gary Kasparov. The winner of their 24-game match will be the first player to achieve 12½ points, with a tie going to the champion.
PRO FOOTBALL—No one could complain about a shortage of last-minute thrills on the first weekend of "real football." Green Bay's Al Del Greco kicked a 45-yard field goal with one minute remaining to beat the Lions 34-33. The Washington Redskins went to 4-0 lifetime against the New York Jets, winning 17-16 on Ali Haji-Sheikh's 28-yard field goal with 54 seconds left, to stay atop the NFC East with a 5-1 record. The Steelers rallied to beat the Bengals 23-20 on Gary Anderson's 20-yard field goal with 1:47 left. Houston quarterback Warren Moon finally decided a game that had been tied six times when his 14-yard TD pass to Curtis Duncan with 27 seconds remaining beat the Falcons 37-33. Scott Norwood kicked a 27-yard field goal at 4:08 into overtime to give the Buffalo Bills, who had trailed 21-3 at the half, a 34-31 win over the Dolphins. The Bills' Jim Kelly hit 29 of 39 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns, while Miami's Dan Marino was 24 of 36 for 303 yards and four TDs. Joe Montana threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns as NFC West leader San Francisco defeated New Orleans 24-22. The Saints' Morten Andersen, the NFL's most accurate field goal kicker ever, booted five three-pointers for New Orleans's only offensive points, giving him a career record of 104 of 130. Making his first appearance in 11 months, Jim McMahon came off the bench in the fourth quarter and sparked Chicago's 27-26 win over Tampa Bay. McMahon's six-yard scoring pass to Neal Anderson and Kevin Butler's extra point with 1:28 to go gave Chicago a 5-1 record. Not all games were so close. The Colts topped the Patriots 30-16, the Eagles beat the Cowboys 37-20, and the Sea-hawks trounced the Raiders 35-13. The Giants, whose last win was six games ago, in the Super Bowl, beat the Cardinals 30-7 behind Phil Simms's three TD passes. The Chargers, off to their best start since 1968, improved to 5-1, tops in the AFC, drubbing the Chiefs 42-21.
GOLF—MIKE REID shot a final-round 67 for a 20-under-par 268 and a four-stroke victory over four players at the Tucson Open. It was the first win of Reid's 11-year pro career and was worth $108,000.
GYMNASTICS—DMITRI BILOZERCHEV of the Soviet Union led his teammates to a sweep of the men's all-around medals at the World Gymnastics Championships, in Rotterdam. AURELIA DOBRE of Romania became the first non-Soviet in 21 years to win the women's all-around title. The U.S.S.R. and ROMANIA won the men's and women's team titles, respectively (page 74).
HOCKEY—Two Patrick Division teams are off to their best starts ever. Washington stretched its winning streak to four games by beating the Rangers 4-2 and the Flyers 4-1 before losing to Montreal 3-2. New Jersey defeated Pittsburgh 5-4 and split with the Islanders, beating them 5-3 at home and then losing 2-1 at the Nassau Coliseum, where the Devils have won just once in 36 tries. The Islanders were 2-1 after Bryan Trottier's 16th career hat trick doused the Flames 5-4. The Penguins lost 5-4 to the Devils and 5-2 to Detroit before Mario Lemieux's third-period hat trick—the ninth of his career, a club record—beat the Sabres 5-3. Montreal was the hot team in the Adams, going 3-1. In the second period of their 10-3 win over Toronto, the Canadiens scored seven goals to tie a nine-year-old club record. Hartford ended a five-game losing streak with three straight wins. In a 5-3 victory over Chicago, Ron Francis got his 500th NHL point by setting up a Kevin Dineen goal. The Norris-leading Blackhawks beat Detroit 5-1 for their fifth straight win but then lost two in a row, to the Rangers and the Whalers. At the other end of the division, the Blues, winless as the week began, beat Winnipeg 6-2 and shut out Boston, for the first time ever at home, 4-0 behind Rick Wamsley. In the Smythe Division, the Stanley Cup-champion Oilers won three straight, topping Los Angeles 6-2 and Vancouver 5-4 and 9-5, the latter giving them 18 straight games against the Canucks without a loss. The Flames scored four third-period goals to beat the Rangers 5-4 and end a three-game losing streak.
HORSE RACING—THEATRICAL ($2.60), Pat Day up, won the Man o' War Stakes at Aqueduct by 2½ lengths over Le Glorieux. The 5-year-old horse earned $351,000 by covering the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö‚à´ miles in 2:15[2/5].
Creme Fraiche ($7.80), with Laffit Pincay Jr. in the saddle, won the Meadowlands Cup and $300,000 by a nose over Afleet. The 5-year-old gelding ran the 1¼ miles in 2:01[4/5]
Dream Team ($2.40), Chris McCarron up, won the 1[1/16]-mile Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita by 1¾ lengths over Lost Kitty. The 2-year-old filly was clocked at 1:44[2/5] and earned $158,910.
MOTOR SPORTS—BILL ELLIOTT, driving a Ford Thunderbird, beat Dale Earnhardt, in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, by 5.26 seconds to collect $50,025 at a NASCAR event in Rockingham, N.C. Elliott averaged 118.258 mph for the 492-lap race. Earnhardt clinched his second consecutive Winston Cup title—and third overall—merely by starting the race.
TENNIS—STEFAN EDBERG of Sweden, No. 2 in the world, won the $60,000 first prize in a tournament in Tokyo by beating top-ranked Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Second-seed GABRIELA SABATINI of Argentina beat top-seed Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4 to win the Volvo Classic and $40,000 in Brighton, England.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As executive director of the USOC, HARVEY W. SCHILLER, 48, after 13 months as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Schiller replaces George Miller, who has chosen not to finish the last 1½ years of his four-year term.
SENTENCED: To three years in jail, retired British jockey LESTER PIGGOTT, 51, after he pleaded guilty to income tax evasion. English Crown Court judge Sir Donald Farquharson also ordered Piggott to pay $96,760 in fines and court costs. In more than 30 years as a jockey, Piggott rode a record 29 winners in English Classic races, including 9 at the Epsom Derby (page 21).