COLLEGE BASEBALL—GEORGIA defeated Oklahoma State 2-1 in the championship game to win the College World Series, in Omaha (page 34).
PRO BASKETBALL—The Detroit Pistons took a 2-1 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers in the best-of-seven NBA Finals (page 26).
BOXING—ORLANDO CANIZALES defeated Paul Gonzales by a TKO in the second round to retain his IBF bantamweight title, in El Paso.
CYCLING-GIANNI BUGNO became the first Italian in four years to win the Tour of Italy, by defeating Charles Mottet of France by 00:06:33. Bugno covered the 2,150-mile, 20-stage race, which ended in Milan, in 91 hours, 51 minutes and eight seconds.
June 17, 1990
GOLF-WAYNE LEVI shot a final-round three-under-par 69 for a tournament record-tying 13-under-par total of 275 to defeat Payne Stewart by four strokes and win the Western Open and $180,000, in Oak Brook. Ill.
Patty Sheehan had a nine-under-par total of 275 to beat Kristi Albers, Cathy Gerring, Betsy King and Ayako Okamoto by four strokes and earn $97,500 in an LPGA event in Wilmington, Del.
Jack Nicklaus shot a 27-under-par 261 to defeat Lee Trevino by six shots and win a Senior PGA event and $150,000 in Dearborn, Mich. (page 24).
Phil Mickelson, a sophomore at Arizona State, won his second consecutive NCAA individual championship, with a nine-under-par 279—four shots better than Terrence Miskell of Fresno State—in Tarpon Springs. Fla. ARIZONA STATE won the team championship with a three-over-par 1,155 to defeat Florida by two strokes.
GYMNASTICS-KIM ZMESKAL scored a 9.975 in the vault en route to defeating Elizabeth Okino by .42 of a point and winning the women's all-around crown at the U.S. championships, in Denver. JOHN ROETHLIS-BERGER won the men's all-around title by beating Chris Waller by .40 of a point.
HARNESS RACING-BEACH TOWEL ($3.40), driven by Ray Remmen, held on in the stretch and defeated Till We Meet Again by a length to win The Terrapin and earn $158,067, at Rosecroft Raceway. The 3-year-old colt paced the mile in 1:54[1/5].
Apache's fame ($4.30), driven by William Fritz, beat Jake and Elwood by 1½ lengths to win the Burlington Stakes, at Greenwood (Toronto) Raceway. The 3-year-old colt paced the mile in a track-record 1:52[2/5] and earned a purse of $107,150.
HORSE RACING—GO AND GO ($17), Michael Kinane in the saddle, pulled away from the field in the stretch to defeat Thirty Six Red by 8¼ lengths and win the 122nd Belmont Stakes and $411,600, at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old Irish colt covered the 1½ miles in 2:27[1/5] (page 36).
Go for wand ($3.60), Randy Romero up, held off a late charge by Charon to win the Mother Goose Stakes by 1¼ lengths, at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old filly covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:48[4/5] and earned $136,560.
Quest for fame ($12.60), ridden by Pal Eddery, defeated Blue Stag by three lengths to win the Epsom Derby, at England's Epsom Downs. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1½ miles in 2:37.26 and won a purse of $596,000.
INDOOR SOCCER—The SAN DIEGO SOCKERS defeated the Baltimore Blast lour games to two to win the MISL championship.
MOTOR SPORTS—RUSTY WALLACE, driving a Pontiac Grand Prix, defeated Mark Martin, driving a Ford Thunderbird, under a caution flag, to win a NASCAR event and $69,100. Wallace averaged 69.245 mph for 74 laps on the 2.52-mile Sears Point (Sonoma, Calif.) International Raceway course.
Ayrton Senna, driving a McLaren-Honda, beat Nelson Piquet, driving a Benetton-Ford, by 10.497 seconds to win the Canadian Grand Prix, in Montreal. Senna averaged 111.946 mph for 70 laps of the 2.72-mile road course.
TENNIS-ANDRES GOMEZ defeated Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the men's singles at the French Open, in Paris. Gómez earned $370,000 for his first Grand Slam victory. MONICA SELES, 16, became the youngest champion in the tournament's history, beating Steffi Graf 7-6, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam event and $293,000 (page 18).
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, in Indianapolis, JIM BEATTY, the first to break the four-minute mile indoors (3:58.9); CHARLES DUMAS, the first to high-jump over seven feet (7'½"); RICK WOHLHUTER, the last American man to qualify for the Olympics in both the 800-and 1,500-meter events (1976); and DORIS BROWN HERITAGE, a coach at Seattle Pacific University, who won five world cross-country titles.
FIRED: By the New York Yankees, manager BUCKY DENT, 38, who had a 36-53 record over parts of two seasons with the club. Dent was replaced by CARL (Stump) MERRILL, 46, who had been manager of the Yankees' Triple A affiliate (page 48).
NAMED: As winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy, given annually to the NHL's Most Valuable Player, Edmonton Oiler center MARK MESSIER, 29. In the vote by a panel of 63 hockey writers, Messier outpolled Boston Bruin RAY BOURQUE by just two points. The same panel also awarded Bourque, 29, the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman; Calgary Flame right wing SERGEI MAKAROV, 31, Rookie of the Year honors, making him the first Soviet player to win a major NHL award; Montreal Canadiens goalie PATRICK ROY, 24, the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender; St. Louis Blues right wing BRETT HULL, 25, the Lady Byng Trophy as the NHL's most gentlemanly player; and Winnipeg's BOB MURDOCH, 43, Coach of the Year honors.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques, DAVE CHAMBERS, 50, who had been an assistant coach with the Minnesota North Stars.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, PAT RILEY, 45, who in his nine seasons guided the Lakers to four NBA titles and a 533-194 record. Riley will be replaced by MIKE DUNLEAVY, 36, a Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach for the last three seasons.
SUSPENDED: By the American League, Boston Red Sox manager JOE MORGAN, for three games, for remarks he allegedly made following an incident on June 3 in which Boston pitcher Roger Clemens hit Cleveland Indians outfielder Stanley Jefferson with a pitch. Morgan supposedly indicated that the pitch was premeditated retaliation for a brushback pitch thrown by Cleveland's Doug Jones in the previous day's game. Morgan appealed the suspension.
TRADED: By the Cincinnati Reds, pitcher RON ROBINSON, 28, and a minor leaguer to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder GLENN BRAGGS, 27, and a minor leaguer; by the Detroit Tigers, catcher MATT NOKES, 26, to the New York Yankees for pitchers LANCE McCULLERS, 26, and CLAY PARKER, 27; by the Boston Red Sox, catcher RICH GEDMAN, 30, to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later; and by the Seattle Mariners, outfielder MICKEY BRANTLEY, 29, to the Brewers for a minor leaguer.