BASEBALL—The LOS ANGELES DODGERS won the World Series four games to one. Dodger righthander Orel Hershiser, who won the second and fifth games, was named the Series MVP (page 32).
PRO FOOTBALL—While other quarterbacks were really hurting (page 16), Dan Marino had a broken heart after throwing for 521 yards—the second-best total in NFL history—and a career-high five interceptions in the Dolphins' 44-30 loss to the Jets. That victory allowed New York to rebound from a 37-14 Monday night humiliation at the hands of the Bills, but the Jets made up no ground on Buffalo, which is an AFC East-leading 7-1 after beating the Patriots 23-20 on Scott Norwood's game-winning third field goal. Three field goals by Dean Biasucci fueled the Colts in their 16-0 win over the Chargers. In the AFC Central, the Steelers walloped the Broncos 39-21 to end a six-game losing streak—their longest in 20 seasons—and the 7-1 Bengals retained the division lead with their best first quarter in history, against the Oilers. James Brooks, his broken left hand in a brace, ran for two touchdowns in that 28-point period and added another in the third to help put away Houston 44-21. Bernie Kosar of the Browns returned from his six-week injury layoff to throw for 314 yards and three TDs in a 29-21 victory that knocked the Cardinals out of their share of first in the NFC East. Jim Everett passed for three TDs for the third straight game in the Rams' 31-10 drubbing of the Seahawks, who nonetheless retained a share of the AFC West lead with Denver. The Lions slipped past the Chiefs 7-6 on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Rusty Hilger to Jeff Chadwick. Craig Hey ward, the Saints' 251-pound rookie fullback, took a handoff, broke three tackles and carried Raiders cornerback Ron Fellows on his back for four yards during a 73-yard TD run as New Orleans beat L.A. 20-6. That win gave the Saints the NFC West lead with a 7-1 record, the reverse of the Falcons' mark after their 23-16 loss to the Giants, who share the NFC East lead with the Redskins, 20-17 victors over the Packers. New York's Joe Morris broke Alex Webster's team career-rushing mark of 4,638 yards. The Eagles squeaked past the Cowboys 24-23 on a two-yard TD toss from Randall Cunningham to Anthony Toney with four seconds to play. The Vikings beat the Buccaneers 49-20 as Wade Wilson started in place of Tommy Kramer and passed for 335 yards and three touchdowns. The Minnesota defense picked off six passes. With that, the Vikes drew within 1½ games of the idle Bears, who lead the NFC Central.
GOLF—ANDREW MAGEE shot a final-round 66 en route to a 17-under-par 271, to beat Bruce Lietzke, Tom Byrum and Ken Green by a stroke and win the Pensacola (Fla.) Open and $72,000.
HARNESS RACING—NALDA HANOVER ($97), driven by Mickey McNichol, beat Tarport Bridget by half a length to win the Breeders Crown Trot and $175,753 at Rosecroft Raceway. The 3-year-old filly covered the mile in 2:02.
October 31, 1988
HOCKEY—The surprising Maple Leafs increased their Norris Division lead to six points on the strength of a 3-0-1 week. Toronto's Vincent Damphousse had the first hat trick of his career in a 6-2 win over the Canadiens. The Nordiques, losing to the Islanders, Flyers and Patrick Division-leading Rangers, slipped into a tie for second behind the Bruins in the Adams Division. Randy Burridge and Andy Brickley of Boston each had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over St. Louis, as did teammate Bob Joyce in a homecoming to his native Winnipeg, where the Bruins beat the Jets by the same score. Going home to Canada was less pleasant for Wayne Gretzky, whose Kings lost 11-4 in Calgary and fell to second to the Flames in the Smythe Division after an 8-6 loss to Edmonton (page 40).
HORSE RACING—FORTY NINER ($2.80), ridden by Bill Fox, won the NYRA Mile at Aqueduct by a neck over Mawsuff. The 3-year-old colt ran the distance in 1:34 and earned $340,200.
Sunshine Forever ($3.60), with Angel Cordero Jr. in the saddle, beat Frankly Perfect by a neck to win the International at Laurel. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:03 to collect $450,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—RUSTY WALLACE, driving a Pontiac, beat Ricky Rudd, in a Ford, by 12.3 seconds to win a 500-mile NASCAR race at the North Carolina Motor Speedway. Wallace averaged 111.557 mph for 492 laps around the tri-oval track.
TENNIS—BORIS BECKER beat John Fitzgerald 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 to win an indoor tournament and $100,000 in Tokyo.
Pam Shriver won the European Indoors women's title and $40,000 by defeating Manuela Maleeva 6-3, 6-4 in Zurich.
TRIATHLON—SCOTT MOLINA, of Boulder, Colo., won the 140.6-mile Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 8:31:00.
Paula Newby-Fraser of Encinitas, Calif., finished in 9:01:01 to break the women's event record by more than 34 minutes.
MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: By the Soviet Ministry of Sports and Physical Culture, the request of ALEXANDER VOLKOV, 24, to negotiate with the NBA Atlanta Hawks, who picked him in the sixth round of the 1986 draft. Volkov is the first Soviet player to be given such permission.
CHARGED: With involuntary manslaughter in connection with a car crash in Pontiac, Mich., in which three teenagers were killed, Detroit Lions defensive end REGGIE ROGERS, 24. Rogers was allegedly intoxicated when he hit the teenagers' car, and he faces up to 15 years in prison. He will not be arrested until he is released from a hospital, where he is being treated for a fractured neck and a partly amputated right thumb, injuries he sustained in the collision.
REJECTED: By Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III, a petition from former U.S. Naval Academy and American Olympic basketball player DAVID ROBINSON, 23, to be released from the second year of his two-year military service obligation so he could immediately begin his pro career with the San Antonio Spurs.
SUSPENDED: For 30 days for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy a second time, Kansas City Chiefs defensive end MIKE BELL, 31.
From national and international competition through 1989 by U.S. Swimming, ANGEL MYERS, 21, for testing positive for nandralone at the U.S. Olympic Trials, in August.
DIED: Boxer HENRY (Hammerin' Hank) ARMSTRONG, 75; of heart failure; in Los Angeles. Armstrong held three world boxing titles simultaneously, having defeated Petey Sarron in October 1937 for the featherweight title, Barney Ross in May '38 for the welterweight crown and Lou Ambers three months later for the lightweight title.
Former U.S. Olympic Committee president (1973-77) PHILIP O. KRUMM, 82, of a heart attack, in Divide, Colo.
Bridge authority RICHARD L. FREY, 83, of cancer, in the Bronx. Frey was among the original group of 10 players to be named masters in 1936.