ARENA FOOTBALL—Chicago, which was atop the league standings all season, and Detroit, the hottest team down the stretch, will meet in the championship game next week following victories in the playoffs. The Drive extended its winning streak to eight games by beating Pittsburgh 34-25. Quarterback Rich Ingold threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns as Detroit scored all its points in the first half. In the other playoff game, the Bruisers relied upon their league-leading ground attack and rambled past Los Angeles 29-16. Chicago backs carried the ball a record 24 times for two TDs, both of which were scored by Bill Stone.
BOXING—KIM YOUNG KANG won the WBC flyweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over Sot Chitalada in Pohang, South Korea.
CYCLING—PEDRO DELGADO of Spain won the 75th Tour de France by completing the 21-day, 2,020-mile race in 84:27:53 (page 60).
GOLF—LISELOTTE NEUMANN shot a seven-under-par total of 277 to win the U.S. Women's Open by three strokes over Patty Sheehan, in Timonium, Md. She earned $70,000 for the victory (page 34).
July 31, 1988
Mark brooks beat Dave Barr and Joey Sindelar in a sudden-death playoff to win the Greater Hartford Open and $126,000. The three finished regulation play tied at 15-under-par 269.
TENNIS—In Davis Cup zonal play, the U.S. defeated Argentina 4-1 (page 40).
TRACK & FIELD—In the men's competition in the second and final week of the Olympic trials in Indianapolis, BUTCH REYNOLDS of Akron won the 400 meters in the best-ever time at sea level (43.93) to make the U.S. team, and CARL LEWIS of Houston won the long jump and finished second in the 200 meters to qualify in his second and third events. DANNY EVERETT of Los Angeles and STEVE LEWIS of Fremont, Calif., will join Reynolds in the 400 meters in Seoul. JOE DeLOACH of Bay City, Texas, won the 200 meters and ROY MARTIN of Dallas finished third to round out the U.S. Olympians in that event. In the 110-meter hurdles, ROGER KINGDOM of Monroeville, Pa., TONIE CAMPBELL of Ontario, Calif., and ARTHUR BLAKE of Haines City, Fla., qualified. KORY TARPENNING of Eugene, Ore., EARL BELL of Jonesboro, Ark., and BILLY OLSON of Dallas will be the American entrants in the pole vault. Qualifiers in the middle-and long-distance running events were JOHNNY GRAY of Santa Monica, Calif., MARK EVERETT of Milton, Fla., and TRACY BASKIN of Albany, N.Y., in the 800 meters; JEFF ATKINSON of Manhattan Beach, Calif., STEVE SCOTT of Fallbrook, Calif., and MARK DEADY of Moline, Ill., in the 1,500 meters; BRIAN ABSHIRE of El Sobrante, Calif., HENRY MARSH of Bountiful, Utah, and BRIAN DIEMER of Kentwood, Mich., in the 3,000-meter steeplechase; DOUG PADILLA of Orem, Utah, TERRY BRAHM of St. Meinrad, Ind., and SYDNEY MAREE of Rosemont, Pa., in the 5,000 meters; BRUCE BICKFORD of Wellesley, Mass., STEVE PLASENCIA of Minneapolis, and PAT PORTER of Alamosa, Colo., in the 10,000 meters. In addition to Lewis, LARRY MYRICKS of Ontario, Calif., and MIKE POWELL of West Covina, Calif., earned berths in the long jump. MAC WILKINS of Los Gatos, Calif., won the discus to make his fourth consecutive Olympic team; MIKE BUNCIC of Fair Lawn, N.J., and RANDY HEISLER of Bloomington, Ind., were second and third, respectively. Others getting berths in the Games were KEN FLAX of Nicasio, Calif., LANCE DEAL of Casper, Wyo., and JUD LOGAN of North Canton, Ohio, in the hammer throw; GARY KINDER of Albuquerque, TIM BRIGHT of Eugene, Ore., and DAVE JOHNSON of Azusa, Calif., in the decathlon.
In the women's competition, FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER of Los Angeles, who qualified in the 100 meters last week, continued her dominance of the sprints by setting an American record in a 200 heat (21.77) and winning the final to get a berth in her second event. JACKIE JOYNERKERSEE of Long Beach, Calif., and MARY DECKER SLANEY of Eugene, Ore., also became double winners: Joyner-Kersee won the long jump to go with her earlier heptathlon victory, and Slaney added the 1,500 to her previous week's win in the 3,000. PAM MARSHALL of Long Beach, Calif., and GWEN TORRENCE of Decatur, Ga., also qualified in the 200; the other two spots in long jump went to SHEILA ECHOLS of Baton Rouge and CAROL LEWIS of Houston; and joining Slaney in the 1,500 in Seoul will be REGINA JACOBS of Culver City, Calif., and KIM GALLAGHER of El Segundo, Calif., Gallagher also made the team in the 800, as did DELISA WALTON-FLOYD of Houston and JOETTA CLARK of South Orange, N.J. In the 400, DIANE DIXON of Brooklyn, DENEAN HOWARD of Sylmar Hills, Calif., and VALERIE BRISCO of Los Angeles are the U.S. Olympians. RAMONA PAGEL of San Diego and CONNIE PRICE of Savoy, Ill., won berths in both the discus and the shot put; BONNIE DASSE of Costa Mesa, Calif., and CAROL CADY of Stanford, Calif., earned the remaining spots in the shot and the discus, respectively. The other field-events representatives will be LOUISE RITTER of Dallas, TRISH KING of Menlo Park, Calif., and COLEEN SOMMER of Chandler, Ariz., in the high jump; and DONNA MAYHEW of La Crescenta, Calif., KARIN SMITH of Eugene, Ore., and LYNDA SUTFIN of Tucson in the javelin. Others making the team were LYNN NELSON of Phoenix, FRANCIE LARRIEU-SMITH of Dallas, and LYNN JENNINGS of Newmarket, N.H., in the 10,000; JACKIE HUMPHREY of Jacksonville, GAIL DEVERS-ROBERTS of Long Beach, Calif., and LaVONNA MARTIN of Trotwood, Ohio, in the 100 hurdles; SCHOWONDA WILLIAMS of Altamonte Springs, Fla., LESLIE MAXIE of San Mateo, Calif., and LaTANYA SHEFFIELD of El Cajon, Calif., in the 400 hurdles (page 16).
MILEPOSTS—REINSTATED: By the NBA, former All-Star guard MICHEAL RAY RICHARDSON, 33, who was banned from the league in 1986, when he was playing for the New Jersey Nets, after testing positive for drugs three times.
SUSPENDED: For three days, by the Boston Red Sox, outfielder JIM RICE, 35, as a result of an altercation with manager Joe Morgan (page 24).
TRADED: By the Seattle Mariners, designated hitter KEN PHELPS, 33, to the New York Yankees for three minor leaguers; and outfielder GLENN WILSON, 29, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder DARNELL COLES, 26.
By the New Jersey Devils, goalie ALAIN CHEVRIER, 27, to the Winnipeg Jets for left wing STEVE ROONEY, 26. The Devils and Jets also exchanged 1989 draft picks.
By the Houston Rockets, forward-guard ROBERT REID, 32, and a second-round draft choice in 1990 to the Charlotte Hornets for guard BERNARD THOMPSON, 25.
DIED: JOHN W. GALBREATH, 90, an owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1946 to '85 and of Darby Dan Farm, which produced Kentucky Derby winners Chateaugay in '63 and Proud Clarion in '67; in Galloway, Ohio.