BOWLING—HUGH MILLER beat Joe Salvemini 191-184 to win a PBA event and $18,000 in Fresno, Calif.
This is an article from the July 2, 1990 issue
CYCLING—SEAN KELLY of Ireland defeated Robert Millar by 41 seconds to win the Tour de Suisse. Kelly completed the 10-day, 1,147-mile race through Switzerland in 48 hours, 10 minutes and 48 seconds.
Ken Carpenter won the gold medal in the men's sprints at the U.S. Olympic Cup competition in Trexlertown, Pa. Other American winners included CONNIE YOUNG in the women's sprint and five-lap race, JAMIE CARNEY in the men's miss-and-out and keirin, and MARTY NOTHSTEIN and PAUL SWIFT in the tandems. The three medalists in each competition advance to the world championships in Japan in August.
GOLF—HALE IRWIN shot a final-round five-under-par 66 for a 15-under-par total of 269 to defeat Paul Azinger by two strokes and win a PGA event in Harrison, N.Y. Irwin earned $180,000 for this victory, which came a week after his U.S. Open triumph (page 24).
Patty Sheehan made six birdies on the back nine and finished with a final-round five-under-par 67 and a 17-under-par total of 271 to win an LPGA event in Rochester, N.Y. Sheehan broke the tournament record by five strokes and defeated Amy Alcott by four to earn $60,000.
Bob Charles shot-a five-under-par 67 for a 13-under-par total of 203 to defeat Lee Trevino by two strokes and win a Senior PGA Tour event and $52,500 in Concord, Mass.
Jose Maria Olazabal shot an even-par 72 in the final round for a six-under-par total of 282 to beat Mark Calcavecchia and Frank Nobilo by three strokes and win the Irish Open and $98,000, in Dublin.
HANDBALL—NATY ALVARADO defeated Jon Kendler 21-17, 11-21, 11-7 to win his 11th national singles pro championship, in Atlanta.
HARNESS RACING—APACHE'S FAME ($5.90), driven by William Fritz, beat Mark Johnathan by a head to win the North America Cup and $500,000, at Greenwood Raceway. The 3-year-old colt paced the mile in 1:53[4/5].
HORSE RACING—CRIMINAL TYPE ($6.80), Jose Santos up, outdueled Sunday Silence in the stretch to win the Hollywood Gold Cup by a head, at Hollywood Park. The 5-year-old covered the 1¼ miles in 1:59[4/5] and earned $550,000 (page 30).
Mr. Nickerson ($6), with Chris Antley in the saddle, held off a late charge by Sewickley to win the True North Handicap, at Belmont Park, by a nose. The 4-year-old colt ran the six furlongs in 1:10[2/5] and won a purse of $51,360.
Secret Hello ($8.80), with Pat Day aboard, passed Sound of Cannons just before the wire to win the St. Paul Derby, at Canterbury Downs. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:49[4/5] and won $240,000.
She Can ($44), Larry Saumell up, defeated Iknowasecret by 5¾ lengths in winning the Post Deb Stakes and $60,000, at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old filly ran the mile and 70 yards in 1:40[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—MICHAEL ANDRETTI, driving a Chevrolet-Lola, defeated his father, Mario Andretti, also in a Chevy-Lola, by 3.92 seconds to win his second consecutive CART race and $77,333 in Portland, Ore. He averaged 110.673 mph for the 104 laps of the 1.922-mile, nine-turn Portland International Raceway course, breaking a track record set by Emerson Fittipaldi a year ago.
Dale Earnhardt, driving a Chevrolet Lumina, beat Ernie Irvan, in an Oldsmobile Cutlass, by .14 of a second to win a NASCAR event and $72,950 in Brooklyn, Mich. Earnhardt averaged 150.219 mph for the 200 laps of the two-mile Michigan International Speedway oval.
Alain Prost, driving a Ferrari, defeated Nigel Mansell, also in a Ferrari, by 25.351 seconds to win the Mexican Grand Prix, in Mexico City. Prost's average speed was 123.540 mph for 69 laps of the 2.747-mile road course.
ROWING—GREG WALKER won the men's single-scull 2,000-meter competition at the U.S. National Championship Regatta, in Indianapolis, with a time of 7:27.09. ANN MARDEN won the women's 2,000-meter event in 7:26.63. In the single-scull 500-meter dash, JAMES McGOWAN won the men's event in 1:33.96, while TERESA ZARZECZNY won the women's race in 1:55.76. WALKER and DOUG BURDEN won the men's double-scull 2,000-meter race in 6:27.10. KRIS KARLSON and ALISON TOWNLEY won the women's double-scull race in 7:23.62. In other significant races, TIM O'HARA won the men's lightweight single-scull 2,000-meter race in a time of 7:22.43. In the women's lightweight double-scull 2,000-meter event, C.B. SANDS and MELANIE MEUNIER won with a time of 7:33.39.
TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA routed Gretchen Magers 6-0, 6-2 to win a women's grass-court tune-up for Wimbledon and $70,000 in Eastbourne, England.
Pete Sampras beat Gilad Bloom 7-6, 7-6 to win a men's Wimbledon tune-up tournament and $33,150 in Manchester, England.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: By the Atlanta Braves, manager RUSS NIXON, 55, whose record with the team was 130-216 for his two-plus seasons. Under Nixon, Atlanta was 25-40 this season, the worst record in the National League. Nixon was replaced by Braves general manager BOBBY COX, 49, who managed Atlanta from 1978 to'81.
HIRED: By NBC Sports, former Los Angeles Laker coach PAT RILEY, 45, who will become the studio host for the network's NBA coverage beginning in the fall.
NAMED: As coach of the Minnesota North Stars, BOB GAINEY, 36, who played on five Stanley Cup champions in his 16-year career as a Montreal Canadien. He left the Canadiens in 1989 to become player-coach of a club team in France.
SUSPENDED: By The Athletics Congress, shot-putter MIKE STULCE, 22, for two years, after urinalysis revealed high testosterone levels. Stulce, the 1988 and '89 NCAA shot-put champion while at Texas A&M, was the first athlete to test positive under TAC's new year-round, out-of-competition program. He has appealed the finding.
TRADED: By the Denver Nuggets, guard LAFAYETTE (Fat) LEVER, 30, to the Dallas Mavericks for first-round draft picks in 1990 and '91; and also by the Nuggets, the ninth and 15th selections in this year's first round to the Miami Heat for the third first-round selection.
By the Seattle Mariners, outfielder DARNELL COLES, 28, to the Detroit Tigers for outfielder TRACY JONES, 29.
By the Los Angeles Rams, running back GREG BELL, 27, to the Los Angeles Raiders for an undisclosed draft pick.