BOATING—CHIP HANAUER, driving Circus Circus, earned his fourth national driving title in unlimited hydroplane racing by beating defending champion Tom D'Eath, in Miss Budweiser, in the Las Vegas Silver Cup, on Lake Mead. Hanauer completed five laps of the two-mile course at an average speed of 125.977 mph to win $30,000. Miss Budweiser's second-place finish made it the champion boat for the fourth straight year.
BOXING—SIMON BROWN, the champion, KO'd Bobby Joe Young in the second round of their IBF welterweight title fight, in Rochester, N.Y.
Antonio Esparragoza retained his WBA featherweight title by knocking out Eduardo (Fili) Montoya in the fifth round, in Mexicali, Mexico.
PRO FOOTBALL—In a second week of high scoring by NFL teams, Jim Kelly threw five touchdown passes, including the 28-yard game-winner to Andre Reed with 6:18 left in overtime, to lead the Bills past the Oilers 47-41. And it was five TD passes for Joe Montana as he rallied the 49ers to a 38-28 victory over the Eagles (page 52). The Bears' Mike Tomczak had the best passing day of his career, with 302 yards, and Kevin Butler kicked four field goals as Chicago defeated the Lions 47-27. Mark Clayton of the Dolphins dropped four passes from Dan Marino as Miami lost a 40-33 quarterback shoot-out against the Jets, whose Ken O'Brien threw for three TDs. John Elway connected with Mark Jackson on two touchdown passes and ran 29 yards for another TD as the Broncos beat the Raiders 31-21. Dave Krieg had scoring passes of 27, 19 and 10 yards in the first half, leading the Seahawks to a 24-3 victory over the Patriots. Second-string kicker Dean Biasucci, with two field goals, and backup quarterback Jack Trudeau, with a one-yard TD run, rallied the Colts from a 9-0 deficit to their first victory of the season, 13-9 over the Falcons. But the week wasn't without its defensive highlights: The Steelers—who were outscored 92-10 in their first two games and had the league's worst defense going into Week 3—had five quarterback sacks and two interceptions during a 27-14 victory over the Vikings; the Giants forced six turnovers in the first half and sacked the Cardinals' Gary Hogeboom five times as New York routed Phoenix 35-7; and while crushing the Cowboys 30-7, the Redskins intercepted rookies Troy Aikman and Steve Walsh twice each and sacked Aikman four times. In other games, the Rams edged the Packers 41-38; the Chargers beat the Chiefs 21-6; and the Buccaneers defeated the Saints 20-10 (page 56).
October 1, 1989
GOLF—EUROPE retained the Ryder Cup by tying the U.S. 14-14 in the biennial event, in Sutton Cold field, England (page 30).
Ted Schulz had five birdies in the final round as he defeated Tim Simpson and Jay Haas by one stroke to win the Southern Open, in Columbus, Ga. Schulz, who shot a 13-under-par 267, earned $72,000 for the victory, his first on the PGA Tour.
Nancy Lopez shot an 11-under-par 277 to win an LPGA event and $45,000 in Buena Park, Calif., beating Alice Ritzman and Pam Wright by two strokes.
HARNESS RACING—GOALIE JEFF ($2.80), Michel Lachance in the sulky, beat Barefoot Hanover by 1¼ lengths in the final heat to win the Little Brown Jug, the third event in pacing's Triple Crown, at the Delaware County (Ohio) Fairgrounds. The 3-year-old colt led from wire to wire, covering the mile in 1:54[1/5] to win $162,565. Goalie Jeff had won the third elimination heat, and Barefoot Hanover, the second.
Delray Lobell ($30), driven by John Campbell, finished 1¼ lengths ahead of Red Rhone to win the Breeders Crown trot for aged horses and geldings, at Freestate Raceway. The 4-year-old gelding completed the mile in 1:57[2/5] to earn $124,869.
HORSE RACING—SUNDAY SILENCE ($2.80), with Patrick Valenzuela in the saddle, charged to a six-length victory over Big Earl in the Super Derby, at Louisiana Downs. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:03[1/5] and earned $600,000 (page 36).
Bayakoa ($4.60), ridden by Laffit Pincay and carrying 125 pounds, won the Ruffian Handicap for fillies and mares, at Belmont Park, by 3½ lengths over Colonial Waters, with 118 pounds. Bayakoa, a 5-year-old mare, raced the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:48[2/5] to earn $135,840.
Norquester ($5.60), with Julie Krone up, came from fourth place after the final turn to win the Pegasus Handicap and $180,000, at the Meadowlands. The 3-year-old colt carried 114 pounds in beating Rampart Road (113 pounds) by a neck. He ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:49[3/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—EMERSON FITTIPALDI, in a Penske Chevrolet, clinched the Indy-car driving championship in the season's next-to-last CART race, defeating Rick Mears, also in a Penske Chevrolet, by 4.796 seconds, in Nazareth, Pa. Fittipaldi averaged 134.767 mph for 200 laps of the one-mile oval at Pennsylvania International Raceway. He took home $46,960 for the race and $400,000 for the championship.
Gerhard Berger, driving a Ferrari, won the Portuguese Grand Prix, finishing 32.637 seconds ahead of Alain Prost, in a McLaren-Honda. Berger covered 71 laps of the 2.703-mile Estoril circuit in 1:36:48.546 for an average speed of 118.679 mph. Prost's second-place finish boosted his lead in the race for the Grand Prix driving title to 24 points over Ayrton Senna, who was knocked out of the race by a collision with Nigel Mansell.
Darrell Waltrip, in a Chevrolet Lumina, took the lead with 46 laps remaining to win a 500-lap, 263-mile NASCAR race at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Waltrip averaged 76.571 mph on the .526-mile track, beating Harry Gant, in an Oldsmobile Cutlass, to win $55,650.
TENNIS—AARON KRICKSTEIN upset Michael Chang 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 to win a men's tour event and $59,500 in Los Angeles.
Martina Navratilova defeated Monica Seles 7-6, 6-3 to win a women's tour event in Dallas. The victory was worth $50,000.
WEIGHTLIFTING—At the World Weightlifting Championships, in Athens, ISRAIL MILITOSIAN of the Soviet Union set a world record of 352.5 pounds for the snatch in the 148.75 pound division, breaking his own mark of 349 pounds set last year.
MILEPOSTS—REVERSED: By the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, a lower court ruling that the San Diego Yacht Club violated the rules of the America's Cup Deed of Gift by using the catamaran Stars & Stripes in its 1988 victory over the monohull challenger, New Zealand. The decision means that pending an appeal by Michael Fay, sponsor of the New Zealand challenge, the club may keep the Cup and resume plans to host a defense in '92 (page 25).
DIED: SAL AUNESE, 21, former quarterback for the University of Colorado, who led the Buffaloes to an 8-3 record last season, his junior year, and set a school record of 92 passes without an interception; of cancer: in Denver.