BOWLING—BOB HANDLEY defeated Sieve Hoskins 210-200 to win a PBA tournament and $21,000 in Austin, Texas.
GOLF—TOM KITE birdied the first hole of sudden death to defeat John Cook and win a PGA Tour event in Memphis. Kite, who had a 15-under-par total of 269, earned $180,000.
Barb Mucha sank a six-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Lenore Rittenhouse and win $52,500 and an LPGA tour event in Danvers, Mass. It was her first victor)' as a professional.
Bruce Crampton shot a final-round four-under-par 68 to defeat Tom Shaw by one stroke and win a Senior PGA Tour event in Charlotte, N.C. Crampton, who had an 11-under-par total of 205, collected $67,500.
August 12, 1990
HARNESS RACING—HARMONIOUS ($4.40), with John Campbell in the sulky, won the Hambletonian, the second leg of the Triple Crown for trotters, and $637,000, in three heats at the Meadowlands. Harmonious trotted the final mile in 1:54⅕ beating Embassy Lobell by 1½ lengths (page 31).
HORSE RACING—CRIMINAL TYPE ($2.80), ridden by Gary Stevens, defeated Dancing Spree by 1½ lengths to win the Whitney Handicap, at Saratoga race track. The 5-year-old son of Alydar covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:48[3/5] and earned $140,640.
Beau genius ($4.80), Ricardo Lopez up, won the Arlington Challenge Cup, at Arlington International Racecourse, by a length over Triteamtri. The 5-year-old Canadian-bred horse ran the 1¼ miles in 2:02[1/5] and collected $150,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—AL UNSER JR., driving a Lola-Chevrolet, won a CART event at Michigan International Speedway, beating Bobby Rahal, also in a Lola-Chevrolet, by 25.46 seconds. Unser, who averaged 189.727 mph over 250 laps of the two-mile oval circuit, set a new speed record for a 500-mile race, breaking Bill Elliott's 1985 mark by 3.439 mph. His victory was worth $172,684 (page 32).
Dale Earnhardt, driving a Dodge Daytona, led the race from start to finish as he defeated Terry Labonte, who was also in a Dodge Daytona, by .076 of a second and won this season's final IROC series event, at Michigan International Speedway. Earnhardt, who was first and fifth in the two earlier IROC races, averaged 153.316 mph for 50 laps on the two-mile high-banked oval track to collect the $175,000 IROC championship purse.
TENNIS—STEFAN EDBERG defeated Michael Chang 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 to win a hard-court tournament and $32,400 in Los Angeles.
Horacio de la Pena outlasted Karel Novacek 6-4, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 to win the Austrian Open and $48,000, in Kitzbühel.
Steffi Graf beat Katerina Maleeva 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 to win the Canadian Open, in Montreal. The victory was worth $100,000.
MILEPOSTS: DISMISSED: By Miami (Ohio) University, basketball coach JERRY PEIRSON, 46, for giving forward Karlton Clayborne a false grade in his basketball theory class. Clayborne, who is no longer at the school, received an A despite having never attended the class and having never completed the course work. In his six seasons at Miami, Peirson was 94-80.
INDUCTED: Into the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, N.Y., JOE MORGAN, 46, who spent most of his 22-year career with the Houston Astros (1963-71, '80) and Cincinnati Reds (1972-79). He played in four World Series, was twice the National League's Most Valuable Player ('75 and '76) and holds the major league record for most home runs by a second baseman (266); and JIM PALMER, 44, righthanded pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-84), who won three Cy Young Awards (1973, '75 and '76) and pitched in six World Series,
Into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton. Ohio, FRANCO HARRIS, a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1972-83) and Seattle Seahawks ('84), who played on four Super Bowl championship teams and is the NFL's third alltime rusher; JACK LAMBERT, who played 11 years ('74-84) as a linebacker for the Steelers, appearing in those four Super Bowls and nine Pro Bowls; BUCK BUCHANAN, a defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to '75, who missed just one game in 13 seasons and played on the Chiefs' Super Bowl championship team in 1970; TED HENDRICKS, a linebacker with the Baltimore Colts ('69-73), Green Bay Packers ('74) and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders ('75-83), who had 25 blocked kicks and garnered three Super Bowl rings; BOB GRIESE, Miami Dolphins quarterback from '67 to '80, who passed for 25,092 yards and 192 touchdowns in his career and played on the Dolphins' two championship teams; TOM LANDRY, who as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys ('60-88) had 20 consecutive winning seasons, including two Super Bowl championships; and BOB ST. CLAIR, San Francisco 49er offensive tackle from '53 to '63, who during his career played in five Pro Bowls.
NAMED: As manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, JOE TORRE, 50, a former Cardinals third baseman-catcher who managed the New York Mets from '77 to '81 and the Atlanta Braves from '82 to '84. Torre, most recently a broadcaster for the California Angels, replaces Whitey Herzog, who resigned on July 6.
RETIRED: SUNDAY SILENCE, after he tore ligaments in his left foreleg. The 4-year-old colt won nine of 14 career starts, including the 1989 Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic, and earned $4,968,554, the third-highest total in racing history. He was the 1989 Horse of the Year.
SUSPENDED: By the American League for two games, Detroit Tiger catcher MIKE HEATH, 35, for bumping umpire John Hirschbeck in a game with the Baltimore Orioles on July 23.
TRADED: By the Atlanta Braves, outfielder DALE MURPHY, 34, and a player to be named later, to the Philadelphia Phillies for relief pitcher JEFF PARRETT, 28, and two players to be named later.
By the Golden State Warriors, center MANUTE BOL, 27, to the Philadelphia 76ers for a first-round draft pick in 1991; by the Milwaukee Bucks, rookie forward TERRY MILLS, 22, to the Denver Nuggets for center DANNY SCHAYES, 31; also by the Bucks, guard-for-ward PAUL PRESSEY, 31, to the San Antonio Spurs for forward FRANK BRICKOWSKI, 30; by the Sacramento Kings, guard DANNY AINGE, 31, to the Portland Trail Blazers for guard BYRON IRVIN, 23, a first-round draft pick in '91 and a second-round pick in '92; and by the Los Angeles Lakers, forward ORLANDO WOOLRIDGE, 30, to the Denver Nuggets for a second-round draft pick in 1993 and '95.
By the Philadelphia Eagles, quarterback DON McPHERSON, 25, to the Houston Oilers for a conditional draft pick in '91.
DIED: CARL EKERN, 36, former Los Angeles Ram linebacker: of head injuries suffered in a one-car accident; in Kern County, Calif.
Former Boston Braves pitcher CHARLEY (Red) BARRETT, 75; of cancer; in Wilson, N.C. In a 1944 win over the Cincinnati Reds, he set a record for the fewest pitches thrown in a nine-inning game, 58.