BASEBALL—Everett, Wash., defeated Midlothian, Ill., 14-11 in 12 innings to win the 54th National Baseball Congress World Series, in Wichita, Kans.
BASKETBALL—Women's coach Kay Yow named the 12-player Olympic team that will compete at Seoul: CINDY BROWN, forward, Long Beach State; VICKY BULLETT, forward, Maryland; CYNTHIA COOPER, guard, Southern California; ANNE DONOVAN, center, Old Dominion; TERESA EDWARDS, guard, Georgia; KAMIE ETHRIDGE, guard, Texas; JENNIFER GILLOM, center, Mississippi; BRIDGETTE GORDON, forward, Tennessee; ANDREA LLOYD, forward, Texas; KATRINA McCLAIN, forward-center, Georgia; SUZIE McCONNELL, guard, Penn State; and TERESA WEATHERSPOON, guard, Louisiana Tech.
CYCLING—At the Olympic trials in Houston, the following made the track team: Kilometer—BOBBY LIVINGSTON, 23, Riverdale, Ga. Men's match sprint—KEN CARPENTER, 23 La Mesa, Calif. Women's match sprint—CONNIE YOUNG, 27, Indianapolis. Individual pursuit—DAVID BRINTON, 21, North Hollywood, Calif. Points race—FRANKIE ANDREU, 21, Dearborn, Mich. Also, named to the road team: JIM COPELAND, 26, Cary, N.C.; TONY PALMER, 22, Boulder, Colo.; NORM AL VIS, 25, Sacramento; and ANDY PAULIN, 29, East Palo Alto, Calif.
DIVING—At the Olympic trials in Indianapolis, the two highest scorers in each event qualified for Seoul. Women: Springboard—KELLY McCORMICK, Columbus, Ohio, and WENDY LUCERO, Denver; Platform—MICHELE MITCHELL, Boca Raton. Fla., and WENDY LIAN WILLIAMS, Bridgeton, Mo. Men: Springboard—GREG LOUGANIS, Boca Raton, and MARK BRADSHAW, Columbus: Platform—LOUGANIS and PATRICK JEFFREY, Madison, N.J. (page 28).
August 28, 1988
HARNESS RACING—MACK LOBELL ($2.40), driven by John Campbell, won the International Trot at Yonkers. The 4-year-old colt covered the 114 miles in a track-record 2:30[4/5] and earned $100,000.
HORSE RACING—FORTY NINER ($6.40), ridden by Chris McCarron, held off a late charge by Seeking the Gold and Brian's Time to win the $1,088,500 Travels Stakes at Saratoga, by a nose. The 3-year-old colt raced the 1¼ miles in 2:01[2/5] and earned $653,100 (page 116).
Mill Native ($83.20 Canadian), Cash Asmussen up, won the Arlington Million at Woodbine in Etobicoke, Ont., by three quarters of a length over Equalize. The 4-year-old colt covered the 1¼-mile grass course in two minutes flat, a track record, and earned $600,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—DAVEY ALLISON, driving a Ford Thunderbird, took the lead with 46 miles to go and pulled away from Rusty Wallace and Bill Elliott to win a 400-mile NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway by 4.43 seconds. He averaged 156.863 mph over the two-mile course and earned $60,475.
Bobby Rahal, driving a Judd-powered Lola, won a CART event at Pocono International Raceway. Rahal took the lead on Lap 173, pulling away in the final 10 laps to beat Al Unser Jr. by 17.05 seconds and win $92,789.
SHOOTING—At the Olympic trials in Chino, Calif., the following made the team. Women: Air rifle—LAUNI MEILI, 25, and DEENA WIGGER, 21, both of Colorado Springs; Small-bore rifle, three positions—MEILI and WANDA JEWELL, 34, Fort Benning, Ga.; Sport pistol—RUBY FOX, 43, Parker, Ariz., and KIM DYER, 41, Waco, Texas; Air pistol—FOX and DYER. Men: Air rifle—ROBERT FOTH, 30, Colorado Springs, and ROD FITZ-RANDOLPH, 29, Tampa; Small-bore rifle, three positions—GLENN DUBIS, 29, Fort Benning, and DAN DURBEN, 29, St. Paul; Small-bore rifle, prone—WEBSTER WRIGHT, 21, Annapolis, Md.; Running game target—TODD BENSLEY, 27, and SCOTT SWEENEY, 19, both of Colorado Springs: Air pistol—DON NYGORD, 52, La Crescenta, Calif., and ERICH BULJUNG, 44, Fort Benning; Free pistol—DARIUS YOUNG, 50, Winterburn, Calif., and NYGORD; Rapid-fire pistol—JOHN McNALLY, 32, and RAY ARREDONDO, 37, both of Fort Benning, Open: Skeet—MATT DRYKE, 30, and RICK SMITH, 37, both of Redmond, Wash., and TERRY CARLISLE, 34, Downey, Calif.; Trap—DAN CARLISLE, 32, Corona, Calif.; BRIAN BALLARD, 27, Fort Benning; GEORGE HAAS III, 25, Gainesville, Fla.; and CAROLINE KOCH, 21, Duncan. Okla.
TENNIS—GABRIELA SABATINI of Argentina defeated Natalia Zvereva of the Soviet Union 6-1, 6-2 to win the Player's Challenge Canadian Open tournament in Montreal and the first prize of $60,000.
Mats Wilander beat Stefan Edberg 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 to win the Association of Tennis Professionals championship in Mason, Ohio, and $77,600.
TRACK & FIELD—BUTCH REYNOLDS of Akron broke one of the oldest world records, running the 400 meters in 43.29 in Zurich. The time was .57 of a second faster than the mark set by Lee Evans at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. CARL LEWIS caught world-record holder Ben Johnson in the last third of the 100 to win in 9.93 seconds, equaling his own American record. Johnson finished third, behind Calvin Smith. It was the fastest 100 in the world this year (page 20).
Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria set a world record in the women's 100-meter hurdles at a meet in Stara Zagora. with a time of 12.21 seconds, beating world-record holder (12.25) and fellow Bulgarian Ginka Zagorcheva.
MILEPOSTS—REINSTATED: KEN ADAMS, 47, as Olympic boxing coach, by order of the American Arbitration Association. Adams had been suspended for six months on June 11 after attacking a USA Amateur Boxing Federation official. The arbitrator recommended that Adams receive a letter of reprimand and a warning that another such action might be cause for dismissal.
RELEASED: By the Los Angeles Raiders, JIM PLUNKETT, 40, the oldest active player in the NFL, ending a comeback attempt by the 1970 Heisman Trophy winner, who led the Raiders to Super Bowl victories in 1981 and 1984. Plunkett had 1.943 career completions in 3.701 attempts for 25.882 yards, with 164 TDs and 198 interceptions.
SIGNED: By the Atlanta Hawks, three-time NBA MVP and 10-time All-Star center MOSES MA-LONE, 33, to a three-year contract worth approximately $1.5 million a year.
TRADED: By the Chicago While Sox, outfielder GARY REDUS, 31, who was batting .263 with six home runs and 34 RBIs and who had 26 stolen bases, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder-first baseman MIKE DIAZ, 28 (.230 with no home runs and five RBIs).
DIED: RICARDO VELAZQUEZ, 22, California state lightweight boxing champion, who was knocked out in the eighth round of a title bout with David Gonzales and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage; in San Jose.