PRO BASKETBALL—The Jazz increased its Midwest Division lead over the Spurs from two to three games with a 112-98 defeat of San Antonio, in which Utah's John Stockton scored 22 points and had 20 assists. The win was the Jazz's 19th straight at home, a team record. In the Rockets' 129-109 victory over Golden State. Houston's Akeem Olajuwon became the third player in NBA history to get a quadruple-double: He scored 29 points and had 18 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and a career-high 10 assists. The Lakers increased their lead in the Pacific Division to 4½ games over the Trail Blazers by beating the SuperSonics 112-107, the Cavaliers 124-93 and the Timberwolves 115-96. Portland had six players in double figures in each of its wins, over Cleveland (118-105) and Seattle (110-98). In the tight Atlantic Division, the Knicks stayed 1½ games in front of the second-place Sixers by beating the Mavs 110-87 and the Bucks 106-105. Patrick Ewing paced New York with 52 points and 20 rebounds in the victories. The Central Division-leading Pistons won all four of their games but were forced into overtime in two of them, victories over the Rockets 106-102 and the 76ers 115-112 (page 22).
BOWLING—DANNY WISEMAN defeated Don Moser 255-201 to win a PBA tournament and $28,000 in Baltimore.
BOXING—MARK BRELAND retained his WBA welterweight title with a TKO of Lloyd Honeyghan at 2:15 of the third round, in London.
GOLF—GREG NORMAN chipped in from 20 feet to eagle the first hole of a sudden-death playoff and beat Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia and Tim Simpson to win a PGA Tour event and $252,000 in Miami. The four were tied after regulation play at 15-under-par 273.
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Beth Daniel beat Laura Davies and Rosie Jones by one stroke to win her second consecutive LPGA tournament, in Wailea, Hawaii. Daniel had a one-under-par total of 283 and won $75,000.
Lee Trevino shot a final-round par 72 to win a Senior PGA tournament by one stroke over Don Massengale, Mike Hill and Dale Douglass in Indian Wells, Calif. Trevino had a 54-hole 11-under-par total of 205 and earned $60,000.
HOCKEY—The Adams Division-leading Bruins won three games, giving them a six-point lead over the second-place Sabres. Boston's Cam Neely had four goals and three assists for the week, bringing his seven-season career point total to 401. In the Norris Division, the Blues won thrice to move past the Blackhawks and into first place. In the Blues' 5-4 win over the Islanders. Brett Hull scored two goals, raising his league-leading total to 64, and had two assists. The Patrick Division-leading Rangers won three games before falling to Hartford 6-4. In a 6-1 ripping of the Bruins. New York rookie Darren Turcotte, a native of Boston, scored the hat trick. The Penguins. 2-2 for the week, slipped past the Islanders—who ran their winless streak to nine games—into second place, four points behind the Rangers. The Oilers, victorious in two of three games, moved into first place in the Smythe Division, one point ahead of the Flames, but gained more attention for their penaltyfest with the Kings (page 18).
HORSE RACING—SHOT GUN SCOTT ($52.60), Dave Penna up, beat Smelly by half a length to win the Fountain of Youth Stakes and $77,427, at Gulf-stream Park. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44[3/5].
Mister frisky ($3.80), ridden by Gary Stevens, won by 2½ lengths over Tight Spot in the San Rafael Stakes, at Santa Anita. The undefeated 3-year-old colt ran the mile in 1:36[3/5] and earned $80,300 (page 50).
Ruhlmann ($47.80), with Gary Stevens in the irons, won the Santa Anita Handicap by 1¾ lengths over Criminal Type. The 5-year-old horse ran the 1¼ miles in 2:01[1/5] and earned $550,000.
MARATHON—PEDRO ORTIZ of Colombia won the Los Angeles Marathon in a time of 2:11:54, beating Antoni Niemczak of Poland by 11 seconds. Among the women, JULIE ISPHORDING shattered the women's course record with a 2:32:25 and finished 1:11 ahead of Sirje Eichelmann of the Soviet Union.
MOTOR SPORTS—KYLE PETTY, driving a Pontiac, beat Geoff Bodine, in a Ford, by 25.48 seconds to win a 500-mile NASCAR event and earn $294,450. including a $228,000 bonus for winning from the pole, in Rockingham, N.C. He averaged 122.842 mph for 492 laps of the 1.017-mile North Carolina Motor Speedway oval.
TENNIS—BRAD GILBERT beat Jonas Svensson 6-1, 6-3 to win a men's tour event and $65,000 in Rotterdam.
Michael stich defeated Wally Masur 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 to win a men's tour event and $32,000 in Memphis.
Martina Navratilova beat Helena Sukova 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 to win a women's tour event and $70,000 in Indian Wells, Calif.
TRACK & FIELD—PETER ELLIOTT of Great Britain set a world indoor record for the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:34.21, in Seville, Spain. His clocking was 1.39 seconds faster than the previous record, set by Marcus O'Sullivan of Ireland in 1989.
Beate Anders of East Germany set a world indoor record of 11:59.36 for the women's 3,000-meter walk, in Glasgow. Scotland. Her lime was 2.29 seconds faster than the old record, set by Kerry Saxby of Australia in 1989.
MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: New Jersey Nets forward CHARLES SHACKLEFORD, 23, on a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana, in Orange, N.J. Shackleford, who two days earlier had been reported to be under investigation for alleged participation in point-shaving at North Carolina State during the 1987-88 season, was released after posting bond (page 28).
FIRED: By the New England Patriots, coach RAYMOND BERRY. 57, who in his 5½ seasons with the Pats had a 48-39 record. ROD RUST, 61, who was the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive coordinator last year, was named to replace Berry.
SUSPENDED: By The Athletics Congress, for two years, after testing positive for a banned substance, four-time national champion MARK ROWE, 29, who was the outdoor champion in the 400-meter run in 1984 and '85 and the indoor titlist in the 600 in '84 and in the 500 in '89.
By the NBA, for the rest of the season, Los Angeles Clipper guard JAY EDWARDS, 21, for failing a drug test given to all the league's rookies.
TRADED: By the Philadelphia Flyers, left wing BRIAN PROPP, 31, to the Boston Bruins for a second-round pick in the 1990 NHL draft.
DIED: Loyola Marymount senior forward HANK GATHERS, 23; shortly after collapsing on the court during a semifinal game against Portland in the West Coast Conference tournament; in Los Angeles (page 14).