BOWLING—PATTY COSTELLO defeated Tish Johnson 233-215 in the final match to win the LPBT Fairhaven Classic, in Fairhaven, Mass.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL—BYU's 28-14 victory over Boston College in the Kickoff Classic (page 22) wasn't the only action in the season's opening week. In a 56-17 rout of the Citadel in Columbia, S.C., South Carolina set a school record for most points scored in a season opener and a school single-game total offense record of 636 yards. California ran up its highest point total since 1977 in ripping San Jose State 48-21. The Golden Bears' running game, which had pretty much been in hibernation since Chuck Muncie left a decade ago, accounted for 303 yards and seven touchdowns against the Spartans. Pittsburgh escaped with a 31-30 victory over visiting Purdue when Boilermaker quarterback Jim Everett, who had riddled the Panther defense for 398 yards and three touchdowns, underthrew tight end Jack Beery on a two-point conversion attempt on the two-yard line with :49 left to play. Oregon upset Washington State 42-39 in Pullman as tailback Tony Cherry rushed for 143 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Chris Miller threw for 259 yards and three TDs. Washington State quarterback Mark Rypien completed 21 of 37 passes for 403 yards and four TDs, but lost the ball three times on fumbles, one of which led to an Oregon touchdown. Florida State ripped Tulane 38-12 in the Super-dome, while Air Force opened its season with a 48-6 romp past hapless UTEP. In Jackson, Miss., quarterback Willie Totten threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi Valley State to a 28-7 win over Southern.
GOLF—SAM RANDOLPH defeated Peter Persons one-up in the final match to win the U.S. Amateur Championship at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, N.J. (page 20).
Joey Sindelar shot a final-round 68 for a 72-hole total of 274 to win the B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y. and the $54,000 winner's check.
September 8, 1985
HORSE RACING—TRACK BARRON ($4.60), ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., won the Woodward Stakes at Belmont by four lengths over Vanlandingham. The 4-year-old covered the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:46[3/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—BILL ELLIOTT drove a Ford Thunderbird to victory in the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. and collected a $1 million bonus (page 12).
Bobby Rahal, driving a March 85C Cosworth, won a $400,000 event for Indy Cars in Lexington, Ohio, by 56.13 seconds over Danny Sullivan, also in a Cosworth. Rahal averaged 107.041 mph on the 2.4-mile Mid-Ohio Sportscar course.
SWIMMING—PAUL ASMUTH of San Francisco set a men's record for crossing the English Channel: eight hours, 12 minutes. The overall record of seven hours, 40 minutes was swum by Penny Dean of Santa Clara, Calif. in 1978.
TENNIS—All but one of the top eight seeds in both the men's and women's divisions advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y. The lone upset victim was fifth-seeded—and Wimbledon finalist—Kevin Curren, who was defeated in his first-round match 7-6, 6-1, 6-2 by unseeded Guy Forget of France.
TRACK & FIELD—ZOLA BUDD established a women's world record of 14:48.07 for 5,000 meters in London, 10.82 seconds faster than the mark set by Ingrid Kristiansen last year.
VOLLEYBALL—The U.S. national team defeated the Soviet Union 15-13, 13-15, 12-15, 15-7, 15-7 in the final game to win the USA Cup in Springfield, Mass. It was the first victory ever for an American team over the Soviets in a major international volleyball tournament.
WEIGHTLIFTING—At the world championships in Sodertalje, Sweden, 17-year-old NAOM SULEIMANOV of Bulgaria broke his own world record for the snatch in the 132.1-pound class with a lift of 292.6 pounds. ALEXANDER VARBANOV of the Soviet Union set a world record for the 165.3-pound class in the clean and jerk with a lift of 466.27 pounds, surpassing the old record set by Sdravko Stoichikov in 1984 by a pound. Bulgaria won the team title with six gold medals and three silvers, while the Soviet Union finished second with four golds and four silvers.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES—Halfway through the two-week event in Kobe, Japan, the SOVIET UNION had 65 medals, including 35 golds. The U.S. was second with 52 medals, 17 of them gold. Soviet gymnast NATALIA YURCHENKO won three gold medals, edging Ecaterina Szabo of Romania for the women's all-around title. American swimmers, led by MATT BIONDI and MARY T. MEAGHER, won 15 of 30 events to account for all but two of the U.S.'s gold medal total. Biondi and Meagher each earned four gold medals.
MILEPOSTS—DISMISSED: In New Orleans, by Orleans Parish Court Judge Alvin Oser, sports bribery and conspiracy charges against former Tulane basketball star JOHN WILLIAMS, 24. Oser gave the state two weeks to appeal (page 9).
RETIRED: ARCHIE MANNING, 36, quarterback with the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings who twice made All-Pro. In 14 seasons, 10 with the Saints, Manning completed 2,011 of 3,642 passes for 23,911 yards and 125 TDs.
Jack Youngblood, 35, the six-time All-Pro defensive end of the Los Angeles Rams, after 14 seasons. Youngblood, who led the Rams in quarterback sacks in each of the last six seasons, was named NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 1975 and 76.
TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, four-time National League batting champion BILL MADLOCK, 34, to the Los Angeles Dodgers, for three players to be named later; by the Cincinnati Reds, outfielder CESAR CEDENO, 34, to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league outfielder Mark Jackson; by the Texas Rangers, designated hitter CLIFF JOHNSON, 38, to the Toronto Blue Jays, for three minor-leaguers to be named later.
By the Washington Redskins, in an exchange of former All-Pro players, wide receiver CHARLIE BROWN, 27, to the Atlanta Falcons for offensive guard R.C. THIELEMANN, 30.
DIED: DICK WAKEFIELD, 64, who became baseball's first bonus baby when, upon graduation from the University of Michigan in 1940, he signed a $52,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers; of cancer; in Redford, Mich. In nine seasons with the Tigers, Yankees and Giants, Wakefield had a .293 career batting average. His best season was his rookie year in 1943, when he hit .316 and had a league-high 200 hits for the Tigers.
Colin Fowles, 32, a midfielder for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL from 1977 to '83, who this year played for the South Florida Sun of the United Soccer League; of gunshot wounds; in Miami. Police say Fowles was playing a practice game with a semipro team at Bunche Park when gunfire erupted on a nearby field and killed him and another innocent bystander, an unidentified woman.