PRO BASKETBALL—The DETROIT PISTONS defeated the Portland Trail Blazers four games to one to win the NBA championship (page 32).
BOWLING—BUTCH SOPER defeated Marc McDowell 220-192 to win a PBA event and $23,000 in Dublin, Calif.
CYCLING—PAOLO CIMINI of Italy sprinted to the head of the pack on the final straightaway to edge Laurent Jalabert of France by inches to win the 156-mile U.S. Pro Championship, in Philadelphia. The winner's time of 6:01:54 was a course record, breaking the mark of 6:04:43 set by Tom Schuler of the U.S. in 1987.
FENCING—ROB STULL overcame deficits in both encounters to defeat Jim Carpenter 6-5, 5-2 and win the Division I men's èpèe title at the U.S. championships, in Salt Lake City. MICHAEL MARX won the men's foil crown, beating Marc Pavese 5-4, 5-2, and ROBERT COTTINGHAM won the saber title over Gerry Rodriguez, 5-3, 5-3. DONNA STONE became the women's èpèe champion by beating Barbara Turpin 5-1, 5-2, and JENNIFER YU won the women's foil title over Molly Sullivan, 5-3, 5-1.
GOLF—HALE IRWIN birdied the first sudden-death playoff hole to defeat Mike Donald and win the U.S. Open and $220,000, in Medinah, Ill. Irwin and Donald were tied at the end of regulation play and after an 18-hole playoff (page 16).
Chris Johnson fired a five-under-par 275 to beat Pamela Wright by two strokes and win an LPGA event and $45,000 in Somers Point, N.J.
Jim Dent had a final-round six-under-par 66 for a 17-under-par 199 to defeat George Archer by one stroke and win a Senior PGA event in Syracuse, N.Y. He received $60,000.
HORSE RACING—PRIVATE SCHOOL ($34.40), Jacinto Vasquez in the saddle, caught Restless Con in the stretch to win the 56th Ohio Derby by a head at Thistledown. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:51[1/5] and earned $180,000.
Bayakoa ($2.20), ridden by Laffit Pincay, pulled away down the stretch to triumph over Fantastic Look by 2¼ lengths in the Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park. The 6-year-old marc's time for the 1[1/16]-mile race was 1:41⅕ and she earned $89,700.
Petite Ile ($11.20), ridden by Corey Black, beat Valdali by 2½ lengths to prevail in the Golden Gate Handicap at Golden Gate Fields. The 4-year-old filly covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö‚à´ miles in 2:15[3/5] and received a purse of $220,000.
With Approval ($4.60), Craig Perret in the saddle, edged away in the final furlong to defeat Chenin Blanc by 1¾ lengths on the turf and win the Bowline Green Handicap and $113,280, at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt, who covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö‚à´ miles in 2:10⅕ surpassed the 18-year-old world record by four fifths of a second.
MOTOR SPORTS—JOHN NIELSON, PRICE COBB and MARTIN BRUNDLE drove a Jaguar XJR12 to victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, beating Franz Konrad, Jon Lammers and Andy Wallace, also in a Jaguar, by a lap. The winners averaged 126.8 mph while covering 3,034 miles on the 8.45-mile road course.
Michael Andretti, driving a Chevrolet-Lola, defeated Bobby Rahal, also in a Chevy-Lola, by 1:48.53 to win the Detroit Grand Prix. Andretti averaged 84.90 mph for the 62 laps of the 2.5-mile, 17-turn downtown street circuit and earned $134,306.
Harry Gant, driving an Oldsmobile, defeated Rusty Wallace, behind the wheel of a Pontiac, by 2.4 seconds to win a NASCAR event and $54,350 in Long Pond, Pa. Gant, who at age 50 became the oldest driver ever to win a NASCAR race, averaged 120.627 mph for the 200 laps of the 2½-mile Pocono International Raceway trioval.
Frank Hawley defeated Joe Amato by .099 of a second to win the Top Fuel drag racing title at the NHRA Springnationals, in Kirkersville, Ohio. Hawley reached 278.12 mph on his final run down the National Trail Raceway quarter-mile strip.
RODEO—CHRIS WITCHER of Montana State defeated Hardy Vestal of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo by 36 points to win the men's all-around championship of the College National Finals Rodeo, in Bozeman, Mont. MONTANA STATE won the men's team crown by 162 points over second-place Sam Houston State. JIMMI JO MARTIN of Wyoming won the title in the women's CNFR all-around competition by 207 points over Patti O'Maley of Idaho State. Martin scored all of the Cowgirls' points in leading WYOMING to the women's team title, by 30 points over Howard College.
ROWING—WISCONSIN defeated Harvard by 4.34 seconds on the 2,000-meter course to win the men's eightoared championship at the Cincinnati Regatta, on Harsha Lake (page 76).
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL defeated Boris Becker 6-3, 6-2 to win a men's tour event and $65,250 in London.
Zina Garrison beat Helena Sukova 6-4, 6-1 to win a women's grass court event and $27,200 in Birmingham, England.
Magnus Larsson won out over Lawson Duncan 6-7, 7-5, 6-0 to win a men's tour event and $32,500 in Florence, Italy.
TRACK & FIELD—DEBBI LAWRENCE set a U.S. women's record in the 10-km walk with a time of 46:14.4, in Norwalk, Calif. She broke the mark of 46:44.1 set in 1989 by Lynn Weik.
MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: By the National League baseball owners, a plan to expand the league by Two teams beginning in the 1993 season. Among the leading candidates for the new clubs are Buffalo, Denver, Phoenix and Tampa-St. Petersburg (page 68).
NAMED: As coach of the Boston Celtics, CHRIS FORD, 41, who was an assistant coach with the Celtics for the past eight seasons.
As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, BOB JOHNSON, 59, who coached the Calgary Flames for five seasons in the 1980s and guided them to the '86 Stanley Cup finals.
As the basketball coach at Howard University, ALFRED (Butch) BEARD, 42, who was an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets for the past two seasons.
As an assistant basketball coach at Kentucky, BERNADETTE LOCKE, 31, who becomes the first female assistant in an NCAA Division I men's basketball program (page 11).
TRADED: By the Buffalo Sabres, defenseman PHIL HOUSLEY, 26, left wing SCOTT ARNIEL, 27, center JEFF PARKER, 25, and the Sabres' first-round 1990 draft pick to the Winnipeg Jets for center DALE HAWERCHUK, 27, the Jets' alltime leading scorer, and [heir first-round pick; by the Calgary Flames, right wing JOE MULLEN, 33, to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second-round draft pick; and by the Philadelphia Flyers, right wing KEVIN MAGUIRE, 27, and an eighth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a third-round draft pick.