BASKETBALL—Dan Majerle and Danny Manning each scored 13 points to lead the U.S. Olympic team hopefuls to a 90-82 victory over a team of NBA players in the opening game of a nine-game series, in Providence.
BOWLING—DAVE HUSTED defeated Joe Berardi 233-191 in the finals to win a PBA tournament and $18,000 in Green Bay.
CYCLING—At the Olympic road trials in Spokane, INGA BENEDICT of Reno and SALLY ZACK of North Conway, N.H., finished first and second, respectively, in the all-around standings to earn the top two berths on the U.S. women's team. BUNKI BANKAITIS-DAVIS of Boulder, Colo., was awarded the third, and final, berth after winning the final race of the competition. SCOTT MCKINLEY of Carmichael, Calif., CRAIG SCHOMMER of San Jose and BOB MIONSKE of Twin Lakes, Wis., qualified for the men's team.
EQUESTRIAN—JOE FARGIS of Southampton, N.Y., who in 1984 became the first U.S. rider to win both the Olympic individual and team show jumping gold medals, was named to the 1988 Olympic team, along with GREG BEST of Flemington, N.J., ANNE KURSINSKI of Pasadena, KATHARINE BURDSALL of North Salem, NY., and LISA JACQUIN of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
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GOLF—GARY PLAYER won the U.S. Senior Open and $65,000, in Medinah, Ill., defeating Bob Charles by two strokes in an 18-hole playoff after the two tied at 288 in regulation play (page 26).
Jodie Mudd defeated Peter Jacobsen and Nick Price by one stroke to win the St. Jude Classic, in Cordova, Tenn. Mudd, who won $171,692, shot a 15-under-par 273 for 72 holes.
Martha Nause won the first LPGA tournament of her 10-year career, the Pat Bradley International, in High Point, N.C. Playing under a modified Stableford scoring system, Nause scored 14 points to defeat Judy Dickinson and Debbie Massey by one point. Nause's victory was worth $62,500.
GYMNASTICS—At the Olympic qualifying meet in Salt Lake City, CHARLES LAKES of Chats-worth, Calif., won the all-around competition and became the second black to qualify for a U.S. men's Olympic team. Lakes was joined by SCOTT JOHNSON of Lincoln, Neb.; former University of Nebraska teammates KEVIN DAVIS of Lithonia, Ga., and WES SUTER of Reston, Va.; LANCE RINGNALD of Albuquerque, who will be a freshman at Nebraska this fall; and DOMINICK MIN-ICUCCI of Staten Island, NY., a sophomore at the University of Illinois. PHOEBE MILLS of North-field, Ill., the national champion, earned the top spot on the women's team. Two-time NCAA champion KELLY GARRISON-STEVES of Altus, Okla.; HOPE SPIVEY of Allentown, Pa.; BRANDY JOHNSON of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; CHELLE STACK of Birmingham; and MELISSA MARLOWE of Salt Lake City also qualified.
HARNESS RACING—ARMBRO GOAL, driven by John Campbell, won the Hambletonian, the second leg of the Triple Crown for trotters, and $578,400, in straight heats, at the Meadowlands. In the opening heat Armbro Goal covered the mile in 1:54[3/5] to beat Rule the Wind by three lengths; he won the second heat by 4¼ lengths over Firm Tribute in 1:55[1/5]. Campbell became the first driver to win consecutive Hambletonians since the late Bill Haughton won in 1976 and '77.
HORSE RACING—PERSONAL ENSIGN ($3.60), ridden by Randy Romero, won the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course by 1½ lengths over Gulch. The unbeaten 4-year-old filly covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:47[4/5] to earn $162,300 for her owner, Ogden Phipps.
MOTOR SPORTS—AYRTON SENNA of Brazil, driving a McLaren-Honda, won the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest by .529 of a second over teammate Alain Prost of France. They now share the lead in the world F/1 drivers' championship standings with 66 points apiece. Senna completed the 76 laps on the 2.494-mile Hungaroring course in 1:57:47.081 at an average speed of 96.349 mph.
Danny Sullivan, in a Chevrolet-powered Penske PC 17, won a 500-mile CART event in Brooklyn, Mich., completing the 250 laps on the two-mile Michigan International Speedway oval in 2:46:03.82. Sullivan, who won $111,196, defeated Bobby Rahal, in a Lola-Judd, by a lap. His average speed of 180.654 mph was the fastest ever in a 500-mile Indy Car race, breaking the old mark of 171.493, set in last year's race by Michael Andretti.
ROWING—MARK ZEMBSCH of Berkeley, Calif., was named coxswain of the U.S. Olympic fours with cox, with a crew of JOHN TERWILLIGER of Cincinnati; TOM DARLING of Swampscott, Mass.; JOHN WALTERS of Portland, Ore.; and CHRISTOPHER HUNTINGTON of Water-town, Mass.
At the world championships for juniors and lightweights on Milan's Idroscalo artificial lake, KRIS KARLSON of Weston, Conn., won the only gold medal for the U.S. team—in the women's single sculls event—by covering 2,000 meters in 7:45.25. Karlson defeated Angela Schuster of West Germany by 3.0 seconds.
TENNIS—BORIS BECKER beat John McEnroe 6-4, 6-2 to win the $50,575 first prize at the U.S. Hard-court Championships, in Indianapolis.
Barbara Potter won a tournament in Mason, Ohio, and the $50,000 winner's check by defeating Helen Kelesi 6-2, 6-2.
MILEPOSTS—CHARGED: By police in Brandon, Fla., BRUCE KIMBALL, 25, an Olympic silver medalist in diving in 1984, with two counts of vehicular homicide after he allegedly drove his car into a crowd of some 20 to 30 people on a dead-end road, killing two and injuring six others.
NAMED: DAVID DUKE, 36, as basketball coach at Lehigh, replacing Fran McCaffery, who resigned on Aug. 1 to become an assistant coach at Notre Dame.
SUSPENDED: For 30 days apiece by the National Football League, six players who were found during routine training-camp physicals to have violated the league's policy on substance abuse. The six—Buffalo Bills running back ROBB RIDDICK, 31; Los Angeles Raider defensive end GREG TOWNSEND, 26; Denver Bronco defensive end RICHARD REED, 24; Atlanta Falcon offensive guard PAT SAINDON, 27; San Francisco 49er running back DOUG DUBOSE, 24; and Dallas Cowboy offensive tackle KEVIN GOGAN, 23—were barred from practice until Sept. 2, two days before the start of the regular season. It was the largest mass suspension in NFL history.
TRADED: By the New York Rangers, center WALT PODDUBNY, 28; defensemen BRUCE BELL, 23, and JARI GRONSTRAND, 25; and a fourth-round pick in the 1989 NHL draft, to the Quebec Nordiques, for defenseman NORMAND ROCHEFORT, 27, and center JASON LAFRENIERE, 21.