MOTOR SPORTS—JOHNNY RUTHERFORD, driving a March-Cosworth, won the Michigan 500 in Brooklyn, Mich., the second jewel in Indy-car racing's Triple Crown, by 1.82 seconds over Josele Garza, also in a March-Cosworth. Rutherford earned $125,446 for the victory.
SAILING—EAGLE, a 34-foot Farr owned by Jerry O'Neill of Chicago, and REFLECTION, a C&C 37 owned by Seth Holloway of Duluth, Minn., were declared the winners of the 333-mile Chicago-to- Mackinac Island race. Eagle defeated 100 other competitors to win the International Ocean Racing category with a corrected time of 33 hours, 34 minutes, 8 seconds, while Reflection won the International Measurement System division over 200 opponents in 39:47:51.
SWIMMING—At the 18th Balkan Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, TAMARA COSTACHE of Romania established a world record of 25.31 in the women's 50-meter freestyle. That time was .03 of a second faster than the mark that she set in Bucharest last June.
TENNIS—KAREL NOVACEK of Czechoslovakia defeated Thierry Tulasne of France 6-1, 7-6 to win the D.C. Classic in Washington and collect the $34,000 winner's check.
U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL—In the highlight of the 10-day competition in 34 sports in Houston, JACKIE JOYNER broke her 26-day-old heptathlon world record by winning all seven events and scoring 7,161 points, 13 more than the mark she set at last month's Goodwill Games in Moscow (page 30). EVELYN ASHFORD won the women's 100 meters with a time of 11.09, but CARL LEWIS, fearful of aggravating an injury to his left knee, withdrew from the long jump competition at the last minute. In archery, VAL ROSAS upset two-time Olympic gold medalist Darrell Pace and seven-time national champion Rick McKinney to win the gold medal. Rosas had 324 points, four ahead of Pace and six more than McKinney. In diving, GREG LOUGANIS and MICHELE MITCHELL won golds in both the 10-meter platform and the 3-meter springboard events.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By USFL commissioner Harry Usher, the decision of the league's eight owners to suspend play, probably until 1987. The announcement came less than a week after a U.S. District Court jury in New York gave the league a token damage award of $1, trebled to $3 under antitrust law, when the jury found the National Football League liable for one antitrust violation (page 18).
CHARGED: By authorities in Prince Georges County, Md., COY BACON, 42, a former defensive end for the Rams, Chargers, Bengals and Redskins of the NFL and the Washington Federals of the USFL, with possession of cocaine.
CONVICTED: In Orange ( Calif.) County Superior Court, former major league pitcher JOHN (Blue Moon) ODOM, 41, on two counts of selling cocaine. Odom, who pitched from 1964 to 1976 for the Athletics, Indians, Braves and White Sox, faces a sentence of up to six years in prison.
MARRIED: Tennis star JOHN McENROE, 27, to actress Tatum O'Neal, 22, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. (page 12).
PLEADED GUILTY: In U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, Va., former University of Virginia tailback BARRY WORD, 22, to a charge of conspiring to distribute cocaine. Word, the 1985 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year who was a third-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in the 1986 NFL draft, will be sentenced Oct. 6. He faces a possible 15 years in prison and a $125,000 fine. In Henrico (Va.) County Circuit Court, MALCOLM BARNWELL, 28, a former wide receiver for the Raiders and the Redskins, to possession of cocaine. Barnwell, who will be sentenced Oct. 7, faces a possible 10 years in prison.