BASKETBALL—In the Eastern Conference finals, the Pistons' swarming defense held the Chicago Bulls to fewer than 100 points in Games 5 and 6 as Detroit won those games 94-85 and 103-94, respectively, and the series, four games to two. The Pistons advanced to the NBA Finals against the L. A. Lakers for the second consecutive year (page 30).
BOWLING—MIKE AULBY and STEVE COOK defeated Parker Bohn III and Duane Fisher 214-177 to win a PBA doubles tournament in Las Vegas. The winners each got $15,000.
GOLF—TOM BYRUM shot a tournament-record 16-under-par 268 to win a PGA event in Potomac, Md. He defeated Tommy Armour III, Jim Thorpe and Billy Ray Brown, who tied for second, by five strokes and earned $162,000.
Patty Sheehan parred the first playoff hole to defeat Ayako Okamoto in the Rochester International, in Pittsford, NY. Sheehan and Okamoto were tied at 10-under-par 278 at the end of regulation play. Sheehan's victory was worth $45,000.
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Homero Blancas beat Bob Charles and Walter Zembriski by two strokes to win a Senior PGA event and $45,000 in Houston. Blancas shot an eight-under-par 208.
HORSE RACING—PROPER REALITY ($10.80), ridden by Jerry Bailey, nosed out Seeking the Gold and Dancing Spree in a three-horse photo finish to win the Metropolitan Handicap, at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt had a clocking of 1:34 for the mile and earned $353,400.
Awe Inspiring ($2.60), Craig Perret up, defeated Halo Hansom by 3¼ lengths to win the Jersey Derby and $300,000, at Garden State Park. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1¼ miles in 2:03.
Sabona ($32.20), with Chris McCarron in the saddle, won The Californian, at Hollywood Park, by 1¼ lengths over favored Blushing John. The 7-year-old horse ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:46[4/5] and earned $185,800.
INDOOR SOCCER—In the best-of-seven MISL championship series, San Diego, the defending titlist, took a three-games-to-one lead over Baltimore. In the opener in Baltimore, the Blast scored twice in the final minute of play to tie the game and force sudden death. Baltimore midfielder Billy Ronson got his second goal of the game 7:02 into overtime to give the Blast a 4-3 victory. The next night Baltimore again rallied from a two-goal deficit in the final period to tie the score, but this time the Sockers prevailed 5-4 in OT. Forward Steve Zungul's second goal of the night at 2:46 into overtime was the difference. The scene then shifted to the San Diego Sports Arena, where the Sockers were 6-0 in championship-series games against the Blast. In Game 3, San Diego took an early 4-0 lead en route to a 5-2 victory; midfielder Brian Quinn paced the Sockers with two goals and one assist. Two nights later, in Game 4, Branko Segota and Zoran Karic scored third-period goals as San Diego came from behind to win 4-3. That victory put the Sockers in position to clinch their fifth MISL title on Tuesday.
LACROSSE—SYRACUSE defeated Johns Hopkins 13-12 to win its second consecutive NCAA championship, at College Park, Md.
MOTOR SPORTS—DALE EARNHARDT, driving a Chevrolet, beat Mark Martin, in a Ford, by half a second to win a NASCAR event and $59,350 in Dover, Del. Earnhardt averaged 121.712 mph for 500 laps of the one-mile Dover Downs International Speedway oval.
Rick Mears drove his Penske-Chevrolet to a 10.836-second victory over Michael Andretti, in a Lola-Chevrolet, at a CART event in West Allis, Wis. Mears, who earned $60,960, averaged a track-record 130.160 mph for 200 laps of the one-mile State Fair Park oval.
Alain Prost, driving a McLaren-Honda, beat Riccardo Patrese, in a Williams-Renault, by 39.696 seconds to win the inaugural United States Grand Prix, in Phoenix. Prost averaged 87.370 mph for 75 laps of the 2.36-mile circuit (page 28).
TRACK & FIELD—LOUISIANA STATE won both the men's and women's NCAA outdoor titles in Provo, Utah, to become the first school to sweep the crowns in the same year. The Lady Tigers, with 86 points, won their third consecutive championship, by 39 points over UCLA—the largest winning margin in meet history—and the LSU men squeaked past Texas A & M 53-51 (page 74).
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As coach of the Los Angeles Kings, TOM WEBSTER, 40, who guided the minor league Windsor Spitfires the past two years and was the New York Rangers' coach during the 1986-87 season. He had to resign that job because of an inner-ear ailment that prevented him from being able to fly. Surgery has since corrected Webster's illness.
As basketball coach at Kentucky, RICK PITINO, 36, who for the past two seasons led the New York Knicks to a 90-74 record and two playoff berths.
As manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, CITO GASTON, 45, who since May 15 had been the Jays' interim skipper.
RETIRED: MIKE SCHMIDT, 39, the seventh-leading home run hitter (548) in baseball history, after 17 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. Schmidt, who had a .267 career batting average and 1,595 runs batted in, the 17th-highest total ever, won three National League Most Valuable Player awards. He also received 10 Gold Gloves for his play at third base. He hit .203 with six homers and 28 RBIs in 42 games this season (page 17).
TRADED: By the Philadelphia Phillies, third baseman-outfielder CHRIS JAMES, 26, to the San Diego Padres for first baseman-outfielder JOHN KRUK, 28, and infielder RANDY READY, 29.
By the Dallas Cowboys, linebacker STEVE DeOSSIE, 26, to the New York Giants for an undisclosed future draft choice.
By the Buffalo Sabres, defenseman MARK FERNER, 23, to the Washington Capitals for a minor league player.
VOTED: By the U.S. Olympic Committee, as the U.S. candidate to bid to be the host city for the 1998 Winter Games, Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City was chosen over Anchorage, Alaska; Denver; and Reno-Lake Tahoe. Other cities in the bidding include Nagano, Japan; Val D'Aosta, Italy; and Ostersund, Sweden. The International Olympic Committee is scheduled to disclose its choice for the '98 site in 1991 (page 17).
DIED: JOHN McCAULEY, 44, NHL director of officiating since 1986; from complications following surgery; in Georgetown, Ont.
Bob Waters, 50, former San Francisco 49er quarterback and defensive back, and emeritus football coach at Western Carolina; of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; in Cullowhee, N.C. Waters, whose 20-year coaching record with the Catamounts was 116-94-6, was the third 49er from the early 1960s to die of ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease.