BOXING—TONY LOPEZ successfully defended his IBF junior lightweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Jorge Paez, in Sacramento.
PRO FOOTBALL—The AFC champion Broncos ran their record to 2-1 by twice coming from behind to win. On Monday night Denver kicked a field goal with no time left to beat the Chiefs 24-23, and on Sunday kicker David Treadwell booted a 25-yard field goal in overtime to defeat the Seahawks 34-31. In the latter game, the Broncos' John Elway completed 30 passes, a career high, for 297 yards and three touchdowns. The Bears stayed unbeaten as Kevin Butler kicked four field goals, including a 52-yarder with four seconds remaining, in a 19-16 victory over the Vikings. Paced by wide receiver Tim McGee, who caught six passes for 163 yards, Cincinnati routed the Patriots 41-7 to go 3-0, too. The 49ers won their 11th straight game, a streak dating back to last November, with a 19-13 victory over the Falcons. San Francisco's Joe Montana passed for 398 yards, 171 of them to Jerry Rice. Warren Moon threw for 308 yards in the Oilers' 24-10 defeat of the Colts to surpass George Blanda as Houston's leading career passer, with 19,289 yards. The Saints' Rueben Mayes rushed for 99 yards and three TDs in leading the Saints to a 28-7 thrashing of the Cardinals. The Chargers sacked the Browns' Bernie Kosar three times in their 24-14 victory, to run Kosar's season total to 13. In other games, the Redskins defeated the Cowboys 19-15; the Chiefs beat the Packers 17-3; the Dolphins lost 20-3 to the Giants; the Eagles upset the Rams 27-21; the Buccaneers edged the Lions 23-20; and the Raiders crushed the Steelers 20-3 (page 30).
GOLF—IAN WOOSNAM beat Mark McNulty 4 and 2 to win the World Match Play title and $184,950, in Virginia Water, England.
Nolan Henke shot a final-round three-under-par 68 to beat Mark Wiebe by three strokes and win a PGA Tour event in Endicott, N.Y. Henke, who had a 16-under-par 268 for the tournament, took home $126,000.
Nancy Lopez birdied the first hole of sudden death to defeat Cathy Gerring and win an LPGA tournament in Buena Park, Calif. Her victory was worth $48,750.
Jim Dent fired a final-round seven-under-par 65 to edge Lee Trevino by a stroke and win a Senior PGA Tour event in Manakin-Sabot, Va. Dent, who had a 202 for the 54-hole tournament, earned $52,500.
HARNESS RACING—BEACH TOWEL ($2.80), driven by Ray Remmen, defeated In The Pocket by 1½ lengths in the final heat to win the Little Brown Jug, the third leg of pacing's Triple Crown, at the Delaware County (Ohio) Fairgrounds. In the deciding heat, the 3-year-old pacing colt covered the mile in 1:53[3/5] to collect the $160,733 winner's purse.
Lexie ($2.20), with Mickey McNichol in the sulky, coasted to a 3½-length victory over Quiet Star to win the Molly Pitcher Pace and $31,040 at Freehold Raceway. The 2-year-old filly's time for the mile was 1:57[2/5].
HORSE RACING—AT LAST ($33.60), Jerry Bailey up, beat Unbridled by 3½ lengths to win the Super Derby, at Louisiana Downs. The 3-year-old colt finished the 1¼ miles in 2:02 and took home $600,000.
Quick Mischief ($16.40), ridden by Raul Rojas, made a strong move on the final turn to defeat Personal Business by three lengths and win the Ruffian Handicap, at Belmont. The 4-year-old filly ran the 1[1/16] miles in 1:42[4/5] and earned $144,480.
Hansel ($4.80), under Pat Day, pulled away at the finish to beat Walesa by a neck and win the Arlington-Washington Futurity and $220,440, at Arlington International Racecourse. The 2-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:36[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—GEOFF BODINE, behind the wheel of a Ford Thunderbird, beat Dale Earnhardt, in a Chevrolet Lumina, by 4.53 seconds to win a NASCAR event in Martinsville, Va. Bodine, who averaged 76.386 mph over 500 laps of the .526-mile, low-banked oval, earned $53,850.
Michael Andretti, driving a Lola-Chevrolet, held off Emerson Fittipaldi, driving a Penske-Chevrolet, to win a CART event by 2.35 seconds in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Andretti averaged 106.192 mph for 50 laps of the four-mile, 11-turn road course and collected $76,054. In the race, A.J. Foyt, who is a seven-time Indy Car national champion, was seriously injured when his Lola-Chevrolet struck another car in Lap 24 at Turn 1.
POWER BOATING—CHIP HANAUER, driving Miss Circus Circus, won a Silver Cup event and the Unlimited Hydroplane championship on Lake Mead, near Las Vegas. It was his fifth national hydroplane title in nine years (page 44).
TENNIS—CONCHITA MARTINEZ beat Patricia Tarabini 7-5, 6-3 to win $64,000 and the Paris Open. The U.S. defeated Austria 3-2, in Vienna, to advance to the Davis Cup final against Australia, a 5-0 winner over Argentina (page 22).
MILEPOSTS—INDICTED: By a Howard County, Md., grand jury, for allegedly raping a Baltimore teenager on Sept. 16, San Antonio Spur guard DAVID WIN-GATE, 26, whose contract negotiations were broken off indefinitely by the team.
NAMED: As basketball coach at Cleveland State, MIKE BOYD, 43, who had been an assistant coach at Michigan since 1979.
PLACED ON PROBATION: For two years by the NCAA, the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA basketball and football programs, for using an ineligible player in an NCAA basketball tournament and for unethical conduct by former football coach Galen Hall and former basketball coach Norm Sloan, each of whom must now get NCAA approval to take a job at a member school in the next five years. The Gator basketball program must repay at least $287,000 in revenue earned from the 1988 NCAA tournament and will have its scholarships reduced by two in '91 and one in '92. The basketball and football teams will be ineligible to participate in postseason competition this season.
REVERSED: By a U.S. circuit court of appeals in Chicago, the 1989 convictions of agents NORBY WALTERS, 58, and LLOYD BLOOM, 30. Walters and Bloom were tried for allegedly luring college athletes into signing representation contracts before their eligibility had expired, a breach of NCAA rules. In its ruling, the appeals court cited U.S. District Judge George Marovich, who presided over Walters and Bloom's trial in Chicago, for improperly instructing the jury before it began its deliberations.
SELECTED: By the International Olympic Committee, ATLANTA, as host city for the 1996 Summer Olympics (page 9).
SUSPENDED: By the NFL, for life, for his third substance-abuse-policy violation, Detroit Lion cornerback TERRY TAYLOR, 29.
TRADED: By the Cleveland Indians, lefthanded pitcher BUD BLACK, 33, to the Toronto Blue Jays for a minor leaguer and two players to be named later.
DIED: Baylor offensive lineman JOHN KARKOSKA, 19; of viral gastroenteritis; in Waco, Texas. He had collapsed at practice nine days earlier.