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Leroy Burrell passes ponytailed rival Carl Lewis to win their 100-meter showdown, the centerpiece of Ted Turner's made-for-TV Goodwill Games in Seattle.

After winning her ninth Wimbledon singles championship, Martina Navratilova displays the latest addition to the world's largest collection of commemorative hubcaps.

The White Sox wear the uniforms of their 1917 world champion forerunners, employ a hand-operated scoreboard, sell nickel-a-bag popcorn and charge 50 cents for general admission to doomed Comiskey Park. After Chicago turns back the clocks, Milwaukee turns back the Sox, 12-9 in 13 innings.

Soccer's most soporific hour: Andreas Brehme (jumping) scores on a penalty kick to give West Germany a shoot-'em-up 1-0 win over Argentina in the final of a World Cup that set a record for low scoring.

Nolan Ryan, the Texas Rangers' quadragenarian flamethrower, beats the Brewers in Milwaukee for his 300th win. In Oakland a mere seven weeks earlier, Big Tex threw his sixth no-hitter.

Despite wearing the leader's maillot jaune for only the last stage of the 21-stage race, Greg LeMond wins his second Tour de France in a row and his third in five years. In finishing 2:16 ahead of the runner-up, LeMond makes what he calls "the toughest sport in the world" look easy.

Frank Coppenbarger, Phillies clubhouse manager, as a load of dirt was delivered to the groundskeepers at Veterans Stadium:
"All of the old dirt was on Lenny Dukstra's uniform."