ARCHERY—At the U.S. Olympic Trials in Oxford, Ohio, JAY BARRS of Mesa, Ariz., finished first in the men's division, and DENISE PARKER of South Jordan, Utah, won the women's competition. Also qualifying for the team were RICK McKINNEY of Gilbert, Ariz., MELANIE SKILLMAN of Laureldale, Pa., DEBRA OCHS of Howell, Mich., and the 1976 and 1984 Olympic gold medalist, DARRELL PACE of Hamilton, Ohio.
ARENA FOOTBALL—Chicago remained undefeated by beating New York 64-34 and thereby clinched a playoff spot. Ben Bennett threw five TD passes to lead the Bruiser offense. The Knights, 0-2 for the week and 1-7 overall, fell into last place after losing 33-28 to New England. With a 38-14 victory over Los Angeles, Detroit moved to within half a game of second-place Pittsburgh, which was idle.
PRO BASKETBALL—The Lakers evened the best-of-seven NBA championship series at three games apiece by beating the Detroit Pistons 103-102 in Game 6 in Los Angeles. The Pistons came within one game of eliminating the Lakers with wins in Games 4 (111-86) and 5 (104-94) in Detroit (page 22).
FENCING—PETER WESTBROOK of New York City defeated PAUL FRIEDBERG, also of New York, to win the national saber title at the U.S. Fencing National Championships, which also concluded the U.S. Olympic Trials. Joining Westbrook, the bronze medalist at the 1984 Games, and Friedberg on the American saber squad are MICHAEL LOFTON of Hempstead, N.Y., STEVE MORMANDO of Jersey City and ROBERT COTTINGHAM of Orange, N.J. In the foil competition, GREGORY MASSIALAS of San Francisco defeated MICHAEL MARX of South Bend, Ind., to win the national title. They will be joined on the Olympic foil team by GEORGE NONOMURA of San Francisco, PETER LEWISON of New York and DAVE LITTELL of Philadelphia.
June 26, 1988
GOLF—CURTIS STRANGE shot an even-par 71 to defeat Nick Faldo by four strokes in an 18-hole playoff and win the U.S. Open, in Brookline, Mass. Strange and Faldo finished regulation play tied at 278, six under par (page 14).
Shirley Furlong defeated Sherri Turner on the first playoff hole to win the Lady Keystone Open and $45,000, in Hershey, Pa. Furlong and Turner each shot an 11-under-par 205 for the regulation 54 holes.
HARNESS RACING—MACK LOBELL ($2.20), driven by John Campbell, beat Go Get Lost by a nose to win the first leg of the Statue of Liberty Trot at the Meadowlands. The 4-year-old covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in a world-record time of 2:09[4/5] and won $50,000.
HORSE RACING—JIM'S ORBIT ($5.60), Shane Romero up, beat Primal by two lengths to win the Ohio Derby at Thistledown. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:50[3/5] and earned $150,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—AYRTON SENNA, driving a McLaren-Honda, won his third straight Detroit Grand Prix for Formula One cars, beating Alain Prost, also in a McLaren-Honda, by 38.713 seconds. Senna averaged 82.221 mph over 63 laps of the 2.5-mile road course (page 32).
SAILING—PHILIPPE POUPON, 33, sailing the 60-foot trimaran Fleury Michon, won the Single-Handed Transatlantic Race, completing the 3,000-mile voyage from Plymouth, England, to Newport, R.I., in 10 days, 9 hours, 15 minutes and 9 seconds. His time was more than six days faster than his previous record, set in 1984.
TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Natalia Zvereva 6-2, 6-2 to win a grass court tournament in Eastbourne, England. The victory was worth $50,000.
David Pate beat Christo van Rensburg 7-6, 6-4 to win a grass court tournament in West Kirby, England, and $35,000.
TRACK & FIELD—At the TAC Championships in Tampa, SHEILA ECHOLS was the meet's only double winner, running the 100 meters in 11.04 seconds and long-jumping 21'1½". In other outstanding performances, ERIC METCALF leaped 27'8¼", nearly a foot farther than favorite Mike Conley in the men's long jump, and ROGER KINGDOM won the men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.15 seconds, the fastest official time in the world in three years.
WRESTLING—At the Olympic trials in Pensacola, Fla., two gold medalists from the 1984 Games gained spots on the U.S. freestyle team. MARK SCHULTZ of Villanova, Pa., won the 180½-pound competition, and BRUCE BAUMGARTNER of Edinboro, Pa., triumphed at 286 pounds. BILL SCHERR of Chicago, and his twin brother, JIM SCHERR of Bloomington, Ind., qualified by winning the 220-pound and 198-pound classes, respectively. KENNY MONDAY and JOHN SMITH, both of Stillwater, Okla., beat out 1984 gold medalists; Monday defeated Dave Schultz at 163 pounds, and Smith knocked off Randy Lewis at 136½ pounds. The remaining freestyle berths went to TIM VANNI of Tempe, Ariz., at 105½; KEN CHERTOW of Huntington, W.Va., at 114½; BARRY DAVIS of Iowa City at 125½ pounds; and NATE CARR of Morgantown, W.Va. at 149½.
In the Greco-Roman competition, twins from the Twin Cities qualified for the Games. DUANE and DENNIS KOSLOWSKI of Minneapolis prevailed at 286 pounds and 220, respectively. MARK FULLER of Gresham, Ore., made his third Olympic team, at 105½ pounds. Unseeded ANDY SERAS of Albany, N.Y., fought his way up the challenge ladder to win at 149½ pounds. Other wrestlers headed for Seoul are SHAWN SHELDON of East Greenbush, N.Y., at 114½; ANTHONY AMADO of Portland, Ore., at 125½; ISAAC ANDERSON of Albany, N.Y., at 136½; DAVID BUTLER of El Cajon, Calif., at 163; and MICHIAL FOY of Minneapolis at 198 pounds.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: After one season as coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, PIERRE CREAMER, 43, who guided the Penguins to a 36-35-9 record.
SUSPENDED: For two days by National League president A. Bartlett Giamatti, Cincinnati Reds infielder DAVE CONCEPCION, 40, for throwing a base after an argument with home plate umpire Mark Hirschbeck over a called third strike during a game against the Giants in San Francisco on June 11. He was also fined an undisclosed amount. Concepcion has appealed the ruling.
TRADED: By the Cincinnati Reds, third baseman BUDDY BELL, 36, to the Houston Astros for a minor leaguer to be named after the season.
DIED: Junior welterweight boxer BRIAN BARONET, 27, of South Africa, who suffered brain damage that left him in a coma after Kenny Vice knocked him out in the last round of their 10-round fight on June 14; of heart failure; in Durban, South Africa.
PGA Hall of Fame member JOHNNY FARRELL, 87, after suffering a stroke; in Boynton Beach, Fla. Farrell defeated Bobby Jones in a playoff for the 1928 U.S. Open title and played on the first three U.S. Ryder Cup teams.