BOWLING—RON PALOMBI beat Todd Thompson 219-173 to win a PBA event and $18,000 in Phoenix.
BOXING—AARON DAVIS knocked out Mark Breland with four seconds left in the ninth round to win the WBA welterweight title, in Reno.
Virgil Hill scored a unanimous 12-round decision over Tyrone Frazier to retain his WBA light heavyweight title, in Bismarck, N.D. It was Hill's ninth successful defense of his crown.
Jorge Paez retained his IBF featherweight championship with a 12-round draw with Troy Dorsey, in Las Vegas.
EQUESTRIAN—GEORGE LINDEMANN, riding Jupiter 78, had two penalty-free rides and a jump-off time of 37.822 seconds to defeat Michael Matz, aboard Heisman, by .738 of a second and win a Grandprix event in Lake Placid, N.Y.
GOLF—LANNY WADKINS shot a final-round three-under-par 68 for a record 18-under-par total of 266 to defeat Larry Mize by five strokes and win a PGA event and $180,000 in Williamsburg, Va. Wadkins broke the tournament record of 267 set by Ronnie Black in 1984 and equaled by Mark McCumber in 1987.
Tina Tombs Purtzer, who had finished no better than 15th in her 38 previous LPGA tournaments, birdied five of the first six holes of the final round en route to a five-under-par 66 to win a 54-hole women's tour event in Sylvama, Ohio. Purtzer, who had an eight-under-par total of 205 for the tournament, beat JoAnne Carner and Chris Johnson by four strokes and earned $48,750.
George Archer shot an eight-under-par 208 for the tournament to defeat Frank Beard and Charles Coody by a stroke and win a Senior PGA event in Jericho, N.Y. He earned $67,500.
Ian Woosnam shot a European-tour-record nine-under-par 60 in the final round and an 18-under-par total of 258 to defeat Constantino Rocca by five strokes and win the Monte Carlo Open. He took home $99,160.
HARNESS RACING—TKs SKIPPER ($3.20), driven by Michel Lachance, held off Dorunrun Bluegrass at the wire to win the Governor Alfred E. Driscoll Final by three quarters of a length at the Meadowlands. The 5-year-old horse paced the mile in 1:51.2 and earned $105,500.
HORSE RACING—EASY GOER ($2.40), Pat Day in the saddle, beat De Roche by 3¾ lengths to win the Suburban Handicap and $239,400, at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:00, three fifths of a second off the track record.
Charon ($2.60), Craig Perret up, took the lead with a half mile to go and romped to a nine-length victory over Crowned in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old filly ran the 1¼ miles in 2:02[3/5] and won a purse of $172,500.
Patches ($7.60), ridden by Gary Stevens, sprinted ahead of Jefforee in the final strides to win the Hollywood Oaks by a head at Hollywood Park. The 3-year-old filly covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:49[4/5] and earned $96,100.
Isvestia ($3.20), Don Seymour in the saddle, sped past Very Formal to win the Queen's Plate by 13 lengths at Woodbine Racetrack. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:01[4/5] and earned $235,200.
A Penny is a Penny ($7), ridden by Aaron Gryder, overtook Bodacious Tatas at the top of the stretch and pulled away from Leave It Be near the wire to win the Molly Pitcher Handicap by one length at Monmouth Park. The 5-year-old mare covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:43[2/5] and earned a winner's purse of $90,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—DALE EARNHARDT, driving a Chevrolet Lumina, defeated Alan Kulwicki, in a Ford Thunderbird, by 1.6 seconds to win a NASCAR event in Daytona Beach, Fla. Earnhardt averaged 160.894 mph for the 160 laps of the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway and earned $72,850 for the victory.
Danny Sullivan, driving a Penske-Chevrolet, beat Bobby Rahal, in a Lola-Chevrolet, by 5.22 seconds to win the Cleveland Grand Prix for Indy Cars. Sullivan averaged 112.483 mph for the 85 laps of the 2.369-mile circuit and earned $81,628.
Alain Prost, driving a Ferrari, defeated Ivan Capelli, in a Leyton-Judd, by 8.6 seconds to win the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet. Prost averaged 121.67 mph for the 80 laps of the 2.37-mile circuit in winning the race for the third consecutive time.
ROWING—HARVARD defeated the University of London by more than three lengths to win the Ladies' Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta, at Henley-on-Thames, England.
SOCCER—WEST GERMANY defeated Argentina 1-0, on a penalty kick by Andreas Brehme, with six minutes to play, to win the World Cup, in Rome (page 26).
TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1 to win the Wimbledon women's singles title for a record ninth time and earn $370,116. STEFAN EDBERG beat Boris Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win the men's singles championship, his second in three years. He earned $411,240 (page 18).
TRACK & FIELD—STEVE BACKLEY of Great Britain established a world javelin record with a throw of 293'11", in Stockholm. The throw broke the mark of 292'4" set by Patrik Boden of Sweden in March.
MILEPOSTS—FINED By the baseball commissioner, the NEW YORK YANKEES, $25,000 for tampering with the May 11 trade that sent outfielder Dave Winfield to the California Angels. The Yankees were also ordered to pay the Angels $200,000 in damages.
RESIGNED: As manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, WHITEY HERZOG, 58, who in his 11 seasons with the Cardinals guided them to a world championship in 1982 and two other World Series appearances, in 1985 and 1987. St. Louis had a 33-47 record and was last in the National League East this season. Herzog was replaced on an interim basis by Red Schoendienst, who managed the team from 1965 to 1976 and again in 1980.
SUSPENDED: By the American League, Milwaukee Brewers manager TOM TREBELHORN and pitcher BOB SEBRA, for five games; and Brewers infielder GARY SHEFFIELD, outfielder MIKE FELDER and catcher B.J. SURHOFF and Seattle Mariners pitchers GENE HARRIS and RANDY JOHNSON, outfielder TRACY JONES and infielder JEFF SCHAEFER, for three games; for their involvement in a brawl after Sebra hit Jones with a pitch in a June 30 game.
By the National League, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder VINCE COLEMAN, for seven games, for bumping umpire Ed Montague during an argument in a July 4 game in San Francisco. Coleman was also fined an undisclosed amount.
DIED: U.S. Olympic gold medalist diver PHIL BOGGS, 40, who won the three-meter springboard competition at the 1976 Summer Games and was the only springboard diver to win three world championships ('73, '75, '78); from cancer of the lymph nodes; in Miami.