BASEBALL—Chris Drury pitched a five-hitter and drove in two runs, and Ken Martin had three RBIs as TRUMBULL, CONN., defeated Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 5-2 to win the Little League World Series, in Williamsport, Pa. The title was the first for the U.S. since 1983 and ended Taiwan's streak of three championships (page 32).
This is an article from the Sept. 4, 1989 issue
CYCLING—Pulling ahead in the final 250 meters. Tour de France winner GREG LeMOND of the U.S. won the 163.1-mile World Cycling Championship professional road race, in Chambèry, France. LeMond, who won the title in 1983, completed the circuit's 21 laps in six hours, 45 minutes and 59 seconds. JEANNIE LONGO of France won the women's road race for the fourth straight time, finishing the 46.04 miles in 1:56:41 to beat Catherine Marsal of France and Maria Canins of Italy by four minutes and five seconds. JOACHIM HALUPCZOK of Poland won the 115-mile men's amateur race in 4:52:54.
EQUESTRIAN—BUDDY BROWN, riding Sugar Ray, won the 14th International Jumping Derby, in Stowe, Vt., completing the 312-yard jump-off course in 33.470 seconds. 3.7 seconds ahead of runner-up Jane Carter, on Tarzan. Brown, who won the derby in 1983 and '84, is the first rider to win the event three times. He earned $12,000.
GOLF—DAVID FROST scrambled for par on the second hole of a playoff to defeat Ben Crenshaw in the World Series of Golf, in Akron. Frost and Crenshaw were tied at four-under-par 276 after 72 holes. Frost won $180,000. Crenshaw dropped to 0-7 in career playoffs, but his $108,000 prize made him the fifth player to surpass $4 million in winnings, after Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Kite and Curtis Strange.
Betsy King won the 20th tournament of her career and her sixth this year, with a 13-under-par 275 to beat Pat Bradley and Patty Sheehan by three strokes in the LPGA World Championship, in Buford. Ga. King earned $83,500.
Stan Utley defeated Ray Stewart by one stroke to win the PGA's Hamilton County-Chattanooga Classic and $90,000, in Chattanooga. Utley shot a 17-under-par 263.
Rookie Tina Barrett won the LPGA Ocean State Open and $22,500, in Cranston, R.I., beating Nancy Brown by two strokes with a six-under-par 210 in the three-round tournament.
Chris Patton defeated Danny Green 3 and 1 in their scheduled 36-hole final match to win the U.S. Amateur Championship, in Ardmore, Pa. (page 169).
HARNESS RACING—DANCING MASTER ($2.60), driven by John Campbell, beat favorite Sandman Hanover by 1½ lengths to win the deciding heal of the Cane Pace, the opening leg of the pacing Triple Crown, at Yonkers Raceway. The 3-year-old colt, who won the third of three elimination heats, covered the mile in 1:57 in the final and earned $124,363 for the evening.
HORSE RACING—PROPER REALITY ($6.80), ridden by Jerry Bailey, passed long shot Bill E. Shears in the final strides to win the Philip H. Iselin Handicap, for 3-year-olds and up, at Monmouth Park, by a head. Bill E. Shears was a nose ahead of Mi Selecto in the three-horse finish. Proper Reality, a 4-year-old colt, ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:48 and earned $150,000 for the victory, his fourth in nine starts this year.
Summer Squall ($3.80), Pat Day up, beat Sir Richard Lewis by 1¾ lengths to win the Hopeful Stakes, at Saratoga. The 2-year-old colt, who has won four straight stakes, ran the 6½ furlongs in 1:16[4/5] and earned $140,400.
Colonial Waters ($5), a 4-year-old mare ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., won the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ-mile John A. Morris Handicap, at Saratoga, in 1:50, finishing 3½ lengths in front of Topicount to win $67,080.
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP, driving a Chevrolet Lumina, won a 500-lap NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn. Waltrip led for the last 205 laps on the .533-mile Bristol International Raceway and defeated Alan Kulwicki, in a Ford Thunderbird, by five seconds. Waltrip, who averaged 85.554 mph, earned $52,450.
Ayrton Senna of Brazil, driving a McLaren-Honda, led from the start to win the Belgian Grand Prix, in Spa-Francorchamps. Senna finished 44 laps on the 4.312-mile circuit in 1:40:54.196, beating Alain Prost of France, who was driving the same type of car, by 1.304 seconds. Senna's average speed was 112.577 mph.
TENNIS—Top-seeded MARTINA NAVRATILOVA beat French Open champion Arantxa Sanchez 6-2, 6-2 to win the Player's Challenge Canadian Open, in Toronto, for the fourth lime. The victory was worth $60,000.
TRACK—CARL LEWIS, DANNY EVERETT, LEROY BURRELL and FLOYD HEARD, of the U.S., established a world record in the 800-meter relay at Koblenz, West Germany. Their time of 1:19.38 was .88 of a second faster than the old mark, set in 1978 by a team from Southern Cal.
MILEPOSTS—ACHIEVED: By Texas Rangers pitcher NOLAN RYAN, 42, his 5,000th career strikeout, on a fastball to Rickey Henderson in a 2-0 loss to the Oakland A's in Arlington. Texas. At week's end Ryan had a major league-high 5.018 strikeouts, followed by Steve Carlton with 4,136. The active player closest to Ryan is Bert Blyleven, 38, of the California Angels, with 3,540.
AGREED TO SELL: By George Argyros, the SEATTLE MARINERS, to an investment group from Indianapolis led by real estate developer Michael Browning, 42, and Jeff Smulyan, 42, head of Emmis Broadcasting Corp., which owns a chain of radio stations. No sale price was disclosed, but the team was appraised at $76.1 million in June. The buyers say the Mariners will stay in Seattle.
BANNED FOR LIFE: From major league baseball, by commissioner Bart Giamatti, Cincinnati Reds manager PETE ROSE, 48, for "acts which have stained the game." Rose can apply for reinstatement after one year. TOMMY HELMS, who was a first base coach with the Reds from 1983 to 1985 before moving into the dugout to assist Rose, was named interim manager (page 29).
PURCHASED: By CBS, the U.S. television rights to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, for $300 million, the minimum fee set by the International Olympic Committee.
TRADED: By the Philadelphia 76ers, guard MAURICE CHEEKS, 32, guard DAVID WINGATE, 25, and center CHRIS WELP, 25, to the San Antonio Spurs for guard JOHNNY DAWKINS, 25, and forward JAY VINCENT, 30.
By the Atlanta Braves, pitcher JIM ACKER, 30, to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher TONY CASTILLO, 26, and a player to be named later; pitcher PAUL ASSENMACHER, 28, to the Chicago Cubs for two players to be named later: in fielder ED ROMERO, 31, to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later.