BASEBALL—The U.S. Olympic team, led by Andy Benes, who threw a seven-hitter, and Doug Rob-bins, who ignited a three-run rally in the third inning, defeated Cuba 5-2 at the Carolinas Invitational, in Charlotte, N.C. It was the third U.S. victory in seven games with Cuba, which will not compete at Seoul (page 68).
GOLF—JEFF SLUMAN won the 70th PGA Championship, at the Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Okla., where a record four holes in one were scored. He defeated Paul Azinger by 12 strokes, was three under par, and earned $160,000 (page 26).
HARNESS RACING—ANNIECROMBIE ($14.40), driven by Dave Magee, won the $307,256 Breeders Crown Aged Mare division at the Meadowlands over Armbro Feather. The 5-year-old mare's 1:52.3 mile was the fastest ever for her division, and she earned $153,628.
Go get lost ($2.60), driven by Tom Sells, scored a three-length victory over Friendly Face to win the American Trotting Championship at Yonkers Raceway and $50,000. The 4-year-old horse trotted the mile in 1:57⅖ equaling the track record.
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HORSE RACING—MAPLEJINSKY ($10), ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., won the $227,200 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga by a neck over Make Change. The 3-year-old filly covered the 1¼ miles in 2:01[4/5] to score her second Grade I stakes victory this year and earn $136,320.
Manzotti ($5.20), with jockey Eddie Maple up, won the Canterbury Cup at Canterbury Downs in Shakopee, Minn., by 1¼ lengths over Valiant Cougar. The 5-year-old horse ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:49[3/5] and earned $90,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—RICKY RUDD, driving a Buick, held off Rusty Wallace's Pontiac by half a car length to win the 90-lap NASCAR Winston Cup race on the 2.4-mile Watkins Glen (NY.) International Raceway. He earned $49,625 (page 36).
Al Unser Jr. led from the start to win the final round of the International Race of Champions, at Watkins Glen, and earn $211,900.
ROWING—KIM SANTIAGO of Madison, Wis., and BETSY BEARD of Chestertown, Md., were named coxswains of the women's U.S. Olympic four with cox and heavyweight eight with cox, respectively. Members of the crew of the former are CINDY ECKERT, Brookfield, Wis.; SARAH GENGLER, Milwaukee; LIZ BRADLEY, Boston; and JENNIFER CORBET, Cheyenne, Wyo.; of the latter: ALISON TOWNLEY, Minneapolis; ANNA SEATON, Manhattan, Kans.; STEPHANIE MAXWELL, Somerville, N.J.; SUSAN BROOME, Edmonds, Wash.; PEG MALLERY, Delhi, N.Y.; ABBY PECK, Waverly, Pa.; CHRIS CAMPBELL, Seattle; and JULIET THOMPSON, Medfield, Mass.
SWIMMING—In the U.S. Olympic Trials at the University of Texas, the first two finishers in 26 events made the team. Men's events: 50-meter freestyle—TOM JAGER and MATT BIONDI; 100-meter freestyle—BIONDI and CHRIS JACOBS; 200-meter freestyle—TROY DALBEY and BIONDI; 400-meter freestyle—MATT CETLINSKI and DAN JORGENSEN; 1,500-meter freestyle—CETLINSKI and LARS JORGENSEN; 100-meter butterfly—BIONDI and JAY MORTENSON; 200-meter butterfly—MELVIN STEWART and MARK DEAN; 100-meter breaststroke—RICH SCHROEDER and DANIEL WATTERS; 200-meter breaststroke—MIKE BARROWMAN and KIRK STACKLE; 100-meter backstroke—DAVID BERKOFF and MORTENSON; 200-meter backstroke—DAN VEATCH and STEVE BIGELOW; 200-meter IM—DAVE WHARTON and BILL STAPLETON; 400-meter IM—WHARTON and JEFF KOSTOFF.
Women's events: 50-meter freestyle—ANGEL MYERS and LEIGH ANN FETTER; 100-meter freestyle—MYERS and MITZI KREMER; 200-meter freestyle—KREMER and MARY WAYTE; 400-meter freestyle—JANET EVANS and TAMI BRUCE; 800-meter freestyle—EVANS and BRUCE; 100-meter butterfly—MYERS and MARY T. MEAGHER; 200-meter butterfly—MEAGHER and TRINA RADKE; 100-meter breaststroke—TRACEY McFARLANE and SUSAN JOHNSON; 200-meter breaststroke—McFARLANE and SUSAN RAPP; 100-meter backstroke—BETSY MITCHELL and BETH BARR; 200-meter backstroke—BARR and ANDREA HAYES; 200-meter IM—WAYTE and WHITNEY HEDGEPETH; 400-meter IM—EVANS and ERIKA HANSEN (page 38).
TRACK & FIELD—ROGER KINGDOM of the U.S. became only the second man to run the 110-meter hurdles in less than 13 seconds, clocking 12.97 at a meet in Sestriere, Italy. The time was just .04 of a second off Renaldo Nehemiah's world record of 12.93, set in 1981. In the 200-meter race, CARL LEWIS ran a personal best for the year, winning the event in 19.82 seconds.
MILEPOSTS—BANNED: From further participation in the National Football League, "in accordance with the NFL's substance abuse policy," Indianapolis Colts running back TONY COLLINS, who can petition for reinstatement after one year. According to NFL spokesman Joe Browne, a decision would be "conditioned on several factors, including total avoidance of further drug-related involvement and any other conduct detrimental to the integrity of professional football and confidence in it."
TRADED: Center WAYNE GRETZKY, 27, who led the Edmonton Oilers to four Stanley Cups, to the Los Angeles Kings, along with teammates MARTY McSORLEY, 25, a right wing, and MIKE KRUSHELNYSKI, 28, a left wing, for center JIMMY CARSON, 20, left wing MARTIN GELINAS, 18, and three first-round draft picks, to be allotted every other year, starting in 1989, and $15 million (page 20).
By the St. Louis Blues, left wing JOCELYN LEMIEUX, 20, goaltender DARRELL MAY, 26, and a 1989 second-round draft pick, to the Montreal Canadiens for left wing SERGIO MOMESSO, 22, and goaltender VINCENT RIENDEAU, 22.
DIED: ALAN AMECHE, 55, the 1954 Heisman Trophy winner (for Wisconsin) and fullback for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 to 1960, who scored the winning TD 8:15 into the first sudden-death overtime NFL championship game, on Dec. 28, 1958, to beat the New York Giants 23-17; of a heart attack after heart surgery; in Houston.
Edward Bennett Williams, 68, celebrated trial lawyer, owner of the Baltimore Orioles and part-owner and president of the Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1984; of colon cancer; in Washington, D.C.
Eligio Sardinias, 78, who fought as Kid Chocolate in the 1930s; of unknown causes; in Havana. The Cuban-born boxer won the New York featherweight title in 1932 by beating Lew Feldman with a 12th-round TKO He retired in 1938 with a professional record of 132-10-6, with 50 KOs, and was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1959.
Enzo Ferrari, 90, builder of world-renowned racing and sports cars; in Modena, Italy.