PRO BASKETBALL—In the Eastern Conference finals, the Pistons defeated the Bulls 93-74 in the seventh game to win the series four games to three, and in the West, the Trail Blazers beat The Suns four games to two (page 16).
BOWLING—DAVID OZIO and STEVE WUNDER-LICH defeated Parker Bohn and Hugh Miller 225-192 in the title game to win a PBA doubles event and $30,000 in Las Vegas.
BOXING—MARCOS VILLASANA defeated Paul Hodkinson by a TKO late in the eighth round to win the WBC featherweight title, in Manchester, England.
EQUESTRIAN—JOE FARGIS, riding Mill Pearl, had two penalty-free rides and a jump-off time of 34.664 seconds to defeat Michael Dorman, aboard Olisco, by 2.518 seconds and win the Devon Grandprix, in Devon, Pa. The event was the final U.S. team-selection trial for the July world championships in Stockholm.
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GOLF—GIL MORGAN shot a final-round two-under-par 69 for a 10-under-par total of 274 to beat Ian Baker-Finch by one stroke in a PGA event in Potomac, Md. Morgan earned $180,000 for his first Tour victory since 1983.
Cathy Gerring had a one-under-par 71 in the final round for an eight-under-par total of 218 to defeat Pat Bradley and Elaine Crosby by one stroke in an LPGA event in Hershey, Pa. Gerring received $45,000 for her first tour victory in six years.
Lee Trevino birdied the fifth playoff hole to beat Mike Fetchick and win a Senior tour event and $52,500 in Scarborough, N.Y. Trevino, Fetchick, Chi Chi Rodriguez and Jimmy Powell finished regulation play tied at 11-under-par 199.
HARNESS RACING—TOO GOOD ($20.80), driven by Mike Lachance, closed strongly in the stretch and edged Till We Meet Again and In the Pocket in a three-horse photo finish to win the New Jersey Classic and $210,985, at the Meadowlands. The 3-year-old colt paced the mile in 1:52.
HORSE RACING—CRIMINAL TYPE ($18.80), with Jose Santos in the saddle, ran down Housebuster at the wire to win the Metropolitan Handicap by a neck and earn $357,000, at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old horse ran the mile in 1:34[2/5].
Yonder ($5.60), Jerry Bailey up, held off a late rush by Video Ranger to win the Jersey Derby by a head, at Garden State Park. The 3-year-old colt, who earned $300,000 for the victory, covered the 1¼ miles in 2:04[2/5].
Steinlen ($9.60), ridden by Laffit Pincay, held off Hawkster down the stretch to win the Hollywood Turf Handicap by 5½ lengths, at Hollywood Park. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:03 and earned $275,000.
Sunday Silence ($2.20), with Patrick Valenzuela in the saddle, defeated Stylish Winner by three fourths of a length to win the Californian and $168,400, at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:48.
LACROSSE—SYRACUSE defeated Loyola College of Baltimore 21-9 to win the NCAA championship, in Piscataway, N.J. It was the third consecutive title for the Orangemen.
MOTOR SPORTS—DERRIKE COPE, driving a Chevrolet Lumina, defeated Ken Schrader, also in a Lumina, by 1.3 seconds to win a NASCAR event and $55,050. Cope averaged 123.993 mph for the 500 laps on the one-mile Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway oval.
Al Unser Jr., at the wheel of a Chevrolet-Lola, beat Rick Mears, driving a Penske-Chevrolet, by .73 of a second to win a CART event in West Allis, Wis. Unser, who earned $87,632 for the victory, averaged a track-record 133.670 mph for 200 laps on the one-mile State Fair Park oval.
SOCCER—The U.S. national team defeated Liechtenstein 4-1 and lost to Switzerland 2-1 in its final tune-up matches for the World Cup.
SOFTBALL—UCLA beat Fresno State 2-0 to win the NCAA women's College World Series, in Oklahoma City.
TRACK & FIELD—LOUISIANA STATE won both the men's and women's NCAA outdoor titles for the second straight year, in Durham, N.C. The Lady Tigers, with 53 points, won their fourth consecutive championship, by seven points over UCLA. The LSU men defeated Arkansas 44-36. California's SHEILA HUDSON set a U.S. women's record in the triple jump with a distance of 46'¾", breaking her own year-old mark of 45' 5¼" (page 69).
MILEPOSTS—FINED: By the NBA, Chicago Bulls forward SCOTTIE PIPPEN, $2,000, for a flagrant foul against Detroit Piston center Bill Laimbeer in a May 30 playoff game.
By the International Tennis Federation. ANDRE AGASSI, $1,000, for intentionally breaking his racket during a May 28 match at the French Open.
FIRED: As coach of the Quebec Nordiques, MICHEL BERGERON, 43, after one season. The team's record of 12-61-7 was the NHL's worst in the 1989-90 season.
NAMED: As manager of the New York Mets, BUD HARRELSON, 46, a Mets coach for the past six seasons. He replaced DAVEY JOHNSON, who was fired after six-plus years as the Mets' manager. Under Johnson, New York had a record of 595-417, won a world championship in 1986, and never finished worse than second in the National League East. But Johnson's Mets had only a 20-22 record during the 1990 season (page 58).
As head of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, DAVE GAVITT, 52, the founding father of the Big East Conference and for 11 years its commissioner.
As basketball coach at Boston University, BOB BROWN, 51, who had a 66-24 record during the last three seasons as coach at Southern Maine.
PLACED ON PROBATION: By the NCAA, the CLEMSON football program, for one year, for major violations involving illegal payments to players. The sanctions do not bar the Tigers from television appearances or bowl games.
RESIGNED: As men's basketball coach at Austin Peay, LAKE KELLY, 55, who had a 189-122 record in 11 seasons with the Governors.
SUSPENDED: By the American League, Baltimore Oriole manager FRANK ROBINSON, 54, for three games, after an incident involving umpire Drew Coble in a game on May 28. Robinson was cited for "physical contact with the umpire, use of abusive language, delay of the game and inappropriate postgame remarks to the press."
DIED: ABRAM SHORIN, 91, one of four brothers who founded the Topps Chewing Gum Company and the one who is credited with the idea of packaging gum with baseball cards featuring pictures of major league ballplayers and their statistics; of a heart attack; in Miami Beach.