BASKETBALL—The U.S. defeated Yugoslavia 88-78 to win its second straight women's world basketball championship, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Katrina McClain led the U.S. with 23 points in the title game.
BOWLING—SCOTT DEVERS defeated Joe Salvemini 238-185 to win a PBA event and $20,000 in El Paso.
CYCLING—GREG LeMOND beat Claudio Chiappucci by 2:16 to win his second straight Tour de France. He completed the 21-stage, 2,112-mile journey in 90:43:20 (page 16).
EQUESTRIAN—JAMES YOUNG, riding Boysie II, had two penalty-free rounds and a jump-off time of 35.85 seconds to defeat Chris Kappler, aboard Concorde, by .37 of a second and win a Grandprix event in Moreland Hills, Ohio.
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GOLF—NICK FALDO defeated Payne Stewart and Mark McNulty by five strokes to win the 119th British Open and $153,850, in St. Andrews, Scotland. Faldo, who shot an 18-under-par 270, also won the tournament in 1987 (page 34).
Chi Chi Rodriguez shot a final-round six-under-par 66 to win a PGA Senior tournament in Acme, Mich. He had a 13-under-par 203 for the tournament as he beat George Archer and Al Kelley by seven strokes and collected $75,000.
Beth Daniel birdied the first hole of sudden death to beat Patty Sheehan in an LPGA tour event in Vienna, Ohio. Daniel, who shot a nine-under-par total of 207 after regulation, took home $60,000.
HORSE RACING—STEINLEN ($5.20), Jose Santos up, led from the start in beating Capades by 3¾ lengths to win a handicap turf race and $300,000 at the Atlantic City Race Course. The 7-year-old horse ran the 1[3/16] miles in 1:52.
Montubio ($5.60), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, was given a victory over stablemate Mi Selecto in the Brooklyn Handicap, at Belmont Park, after stewards upheld a foul claim against Mi Selecto, ridden by Jerry Bailey. The 5-year-old horse, who ran the 1½ miles in 2:28⅗ earned $241,920.
Jovial ($8.60), with Gary Stevens in the saddle, defeated Silver Ending by a neck to win the Swaps Stakes and $122,000, at Hollywood Park. The 3-year-old English colt covered the 1¼ miles in 2:01[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—AL UNSER JR., driving a Lola-Chevrolet, defeated Michael Andretti, also in a Lola-Chevrolet, by 38.1 seconds to win a rain-shortened CART event in Toronto. Unser averaged 75.99 mph for 94 laps of the 1.78-mile, 11-turn temporary circuit to pick up the $135,908 top prize.
Geoff Bodine, in a Ford Thunderbird, won a NASCAR event in Long Pond, Pa., beating Bill Elliott, also in a Ford Thunderbird, by 1.22 seconds. Bodine averaged 124.103 mph for 200 laps of the 2½-mile Pocono International Raceway tri-oval to earn $58,500.
POWERBOATING—BILL SEEBOLD, driving a Mercury-powered tunnel boat, defeated Chris Bush, also in a Mercury-powered tunnel boat, by 1.5 seconds to win a Grand Prix event in Minneapolis. Seebold, who covered 50 laps of the 1¼-mile circuit in 31:14.17, earned $7,000.
SHOOTING—JAMES LENARDSON shot a 1,764.90 (out of a possible 1,800) to defeat Jimmie McCoy by 3.07 points and win his second national pistol championship in three years, in Camp Perry, Ohio.
SWIMMING—MIKE BARROWMAN of the U.S. broke his 11-month-old world record in the 200-meter breaststroke by 1.36 seconds, with a time of 2:11.53 at the Goodwill Games, in Seattle (page 38).
TENNIS—ANDRE AGASSI defeated Jim Grabb 6-1, 6-4 to win a hard-court tournament and a purse of $70,000 in Washington, D.C.
Goran Ivanisevic outlasted Guillermo Perez-Roldan 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 to win a tour event and $135,000 in Stuttgart, West Germany. The title was Ivanisevic's first as a professional.
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beat Jo Durie 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 to earn the $45,000 winner's check at a women's grass-court tournament in Newport, R.I.
TRACK & FIELD—STEVE BACKLEY of Great Britain set a world javelin record of 298'6", in London, breaking by 4'4" the mark established on July 14 by Jan Zelezny of Czechoslovakia.
MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: Washington Redskins wide receiver RICKY SANDERS, 27, on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, after he allegedly attacked a parking attendant outside a bar in Houston on May 1.
BANNED: For life by The Athletics Congress, track coach CHUCK DeBUS, 45, for encouraging athletes to use banned substances (i.e., anabolic steroids and growth hormones), providing a banned substance to an athlete, and conduct detrimental to TAC and amateur sports. DeBus coached the Los Angeles Track Club to nine national team titles between 1972 and '82, the UCLA women's track team to a national championship in '75 and the Cal State-Northridge women to crowns in '78, '79 and '80. At the time of his banning, DeBus was working as a personal trainer and movie producer. He has denied the charges and plans to appeal.
FIRED: As basketball coach at Cleveland State, KEVIN MACKEY, 43, after being arrested for driving under the influence and thereafter admitting to prolonged cocaine and alcohol abuse. Mackey, who had guided the Vikings to a 144-67 record since 1983, including an appearance in the 1986 NCAA tournament regional semifinals, entered a substance-abuse rehabilitation program.
PLACED ON PROBATION: For one year by the NCAA, the UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-LAS VEGAS men's basketball program, for recruiting and other violations (page 11).
RELEASED: By the Seattle Seahawks, linebacker BRIAN BOSWORTH, 25, after failing a team physical because of an injured right shoulder. Bosworth's insurance policy could pay him nearly $7.3 million for the seven years remaining on his 10-year contract.
RETIRED: EASY GOER, 4, after a bone chip was found in his right front ankle. The colt won 14 of 20 career starts, including the 1989 Belmont Stakes, and earned $4,873,770, the fourth-highest total in racing history.
SENTENCED: By the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, PETE ROSE, 49, to five months in prison and one year of supervised release, three months of which are to be served in a halfway house, as a result of his conviction in April on charges of filing false income tax returns. Rose was also fined $50,100 and was ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service (page 22).
DIED: Light heavyweight boxer LEON CALVIN, 19, the son of former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks; in a drive-by shooting; in East St. Louis, Ill.
Rich Vogler, 39, whose 134 USAC victories in sprint, midget and dirt-car races are second only to A.J. Foyt's 159; of head injuries suffered when his sprint car crashed during a race; in Salem, Ind.