Dale Earnhardt, driving a Chevrolet, crossed the finish line less than a second ahead of Darrell Waltrip, also in a Chevrolet, to win the TranSouth 500. Earnhardt averaged 128.944 mph over the 367 laps on the 1.366-mile Darlington ( S.C.) International Raceway oval.
POLO—Defending champion WHITE BIRCH FARM of Greenwich, Conn. scored on a penalty shot with 15 seconds left to defeat Retama of San Antonio 8-7 and win the World Cup championship, at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
SAILING—DODGE MORGAN of Portland, Maine landed in St. George, Bermuda to complete a 150-day solo circumnavigation of the globe in his 60-foot sloop, American Promise, bettering by 142 days the 15-year-old record set by Chay Blyth of England in British Steel (page 54).
TENNIS—ANDERS JARRYD defeated Boris Becker 6-7, 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 to win the WCT finals and $150,000 in Dallas.
Steffi Graf upset Chris Evert Lloyd 6-4, 7-5 to win her first tour event and $38,000, in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: The Wade Trophy, as college basketball's outstanding female player for 1985-86, to 5'5" senior point guard KAMIE ETHRIDGE of NCAA champion Texas.
DIED: JOHN A. (Snooks) KELLEY, 78, who had a 501-243-15 record as Boston College's hockey coach from 1932 to '42 and 1946 to '72; of cancer; in Boston. Kelley, who refused to recruit Canadians, nevertheless led the Eagles to eight New England championships, eight Beanpot titles and the 1949 NCAA title.