COLLEGE BASEBALL—WICHITA STATE defeated Texas 5-3 to win the College World Series, in Omaha (page 71).
PRO BASKETBALL—Detroit took a three-games-to-none lead over Los Angeles in the best-of-seven NBA Finals (page 22).
BOXING—SUGAR RAY LEONARD and Thomas Hearns drew, as Leonard retained his WBC super middleweight title, in Las Vegas (page 18).
CYCLING—LAURENT FIGNON of France defeated Flavio Giupponi of Italy by 1:15 to win the Tour of Italy. Fignon covered the 2,277-mile, 22-stage journey, which ended in Florence, in 93 hours, 30 minutes and 16 seconds.
June 18, 1989
COLLEGE GOLF—PHIL MICKELSON of Arizona State won the NCAA men's title with a one-over-par 281, four strokes better than the six players who tied for second, in Edmond, Okla. OKLAHOMA won the team championship with a 19-over-par score of 1,139 to beat Texas by 19 strokes.
GOLF—WAYNE GRADY birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to defeat Ronnie Black in the Westchester Classic, in Harrison, N.Y. Grady and Black were tied at seven-under-par 277 at the end of regulation play. The winner collected $180,000.
Robin Hood beat Kathy Postlewait and Patti Rizzo by five "points" under an unusual scoring system to win the Pat Bradley International and $62,500, in High Point, N.C.
Orville Moody shot a 17-under-par 271 to win the Senior Tournament Players Championship by two strokes over Charles Coody, in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Moody's victory was worth $105,000.
HORSE RACING—EASY GOER ($5.20), Pat Day up, won the 121st Belmont Stakes by eight lengths over Sunday Silence, at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1½ miles in 2:26 flat and earned $413,520 (page 44).
Also at Belmont, OPEN MIND ($2.60), ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., won the Mother Goose Stakes, the second jewel in the Triple Crown for fillies, by a head over Gorgeous. The 3-year-old ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:47[2/5] and earned $136,320.
Nashwan, with Willie Carson in the saddle, beat Terimon by five lengths to win the English Derby, at Epsom. The 3-year-old colt, the 5-4 favorite, covered the 1½ miles in 2:34.9 and collected $467,500.
INDOOR SOCCER—In the best-of-seven MISL championship series, SAN DIEGO successfully defended its league title, outlasting Baltimore four games to three. The Sockers—paced by midfielder Branko Segota's two goals—defeated the Blast 6-5 in Game 7. San Diego survived a last-period rally as Baltimore scored four goals in 7:27, including three in a row by forward Domenic Mobilio. Baltimore had extended the series earlier in the week by winning the fifth game 6-3 in San Diego as midfielder Billy Ronson scored two goals. The Blast then stunned the Sockers 7-0 in Game 6 behind forward David Byrne's two-goal, four-assist effort. It was the fifth title in seven years for San Diego, a league record.
MOTOR SPORTS—JOACHEN MASS, MANUEL REUTER and STANLEY DICKENS drove a Mercedes to victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, beating runners-up Mauro Baldi, Gianfranco Brancatelli and Ken Acheson, also driving a Mercedes, by more than five laps. The winners averaged 136.4 mph while covering 3,271 miles on the 8.41-mile road course (page 13).
Ricky Rudd drove his Buick Regal to a 1.1-second victory over Rusty Wallace, in a Pontiac Grand Prix, to win a NASCAR event in Sonoma, Calif. Rudd, who earned $62,350, averaged 76.088 mph for the 74 laps of the 2.52-mile, 11-turn circuit at Sears Point International Speedway.
TENNIS—At the French Open, MICHAEL CHANG, 17, won the men's title with a 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Stefan Edberg, in Paris, becoming the youngest man to win a Grand Slam tournament. ARANTXA SANCHEZ, 17, became the youngest women's French Open champ by upsetting Steffi Graf 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 (page 34).
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the Track and Field Hall of Fame in Indianapolis, ED TEMPLE, 61, the coach at Tennessee State for the past 38 years (13 of his athletes went on to win Olympic gold medals); MILT CAMPBELL, 55, the 1956 Olympic decathlon champion; FRANK SHORTER, 41, the '72 Olympic gold medalist in the marathon; and the late NELL JACKSON, a pioneer in women's track and field as an athlete, coach and administrator. Jackson, who competed in the 1948 Olympics, died in 1988 at age 59.
NAMED: As winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy, given annually to the NHL's Most Valuable Player, Los Angeles Kings center WAYNE GRETZKY, 28. Gretzky, who has now won the award nine of the last 10 years, received 40 first-place votes from the selection panel of 63 writers, outpolling Pittsburgh Penguin center Mario Lemieux, who had 18 first-place votes, by 80 points. The league also announced that New York Rangers defenseman BRIAN LEETCH had been chosen as Rookie of the Year by the same panel. Leetch led all first-year players in scoring, with 71 points, and set a league record for goals by a rookie defenseman (23).
As coach of the Hartford Whalers, RICK LEY, 40. Ley, who played for the Whalers from 1972-73 to 1980-81, spent the last five years coaching in the International Hockey League.
SUSPENDED: Until Jan. 31, 1990, by the International Ski Federation, skier CHRISTELLE GUIGNARD, 26, of France, for testing positive for Nikethamide, a stimulant, at the world championships in Vail, Colo., in February. Guignard has forfeited the bronze medal she won in the women's giant slalom to the fourth-place finisher, Mateja Svet of Yugoslavia.
TRADED: By the New York Mets, righthanded pitcher TERRY LEACH, 35, to the Kansas City Royals for a minor league player to be named later.
DIED: Former major leaguer and college baseball coach BIBB FALK, 90; after a long illness; in Austin, Texas. Falk replaced Shoeless Joe Jackson when Jackson was banned from baseball after the 1919 Black Sox scandal. In 12 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, Falk batted .314 and had 69 home runs; he was runner-up to Babe Ruth for the American League batting title in 1924 with a .352 average. From '40 to '67, Falk coached the Texas Longhorns to two national championships and 20 conference titles.
Jack McMahon, 60, Golden State Warrior director of player personnel and assistant coach; in Chicago, where he was attending an NBA predraft camp. McMahon, who starred at St. John's and then played in the NBA for eight years as a guard with the Rochester Royals and the St. Louis Hawks in the 1950s, had a 273-318 record as the coach of three NBA teams. He joined the Warriors' front office in '86.