SWIMMING—The East German team of MANUELA STELLMACH, ASTRID STRAUSS, NADJA BERGKNECHT and HEIKE FREIDRICH set a world record for the 800-meter freestyle relay of 7:59.33 at the world championships in Madrid. The East Germans became the first to break the eight-minute mark when they beat the previous record of 8:02.27 set by another G.D.R. team in Rome in 1983. The second-place U.S. team also bettered the old mark with a time of 8:02.12. And SILKE HOERNER of East Germany set a world record for the women's 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:27.40.
TENNIS—BORIS BECKER defeated Stefan Edberg 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to win $51,000 and the Canadian Open in Toronto.
Martina Navratilova defeated Chris Evert Lloyd 7-6, 6-3 to win $45,000 and a WTA tournament in Los Angeles. It was Navratilova's 37th victory over Lloyd in their 70 career matches.
TRACK & FIELD—YORDANKA DONKOVA, 24, of Bulgaria twice broke the world record in the women's 100-meter hurdles at a meet in Cologne, West Germany. Her time of 12.34 seconds in a qualifying heat was .02 faster than the previous mark set by Grazyna Rabsztyn of Poland in 1980. In the finals Donkova shattered her hour-old mark with a time of 12.29.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: EARL CAMPBELL, 31, who rushed for 9,407 yards during his career with the Houston Oilers ('78-84) and the New Orleans Saints ('84-85). Campbell was the NFL rushing leader and MVP for three consecutive years ('78-80) while with Houston (page 20).
SIGNED: By the Chicago White Sox, pitcher STEVE CARLTON, 41, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1965-71), the Philadelphia Phillies ('72-86) and, for the last month, the San Francisco Giants; Carlton has 320 career wins and is second on the alltime strikeout list with 4,008. Also by the White Sox, GEORGE FOSTER, 37, who was released by the New York Mets Aug. 6. In 17� years Foster hit 347 home runs playing for San Francisco ('69-71), Cincinnati ('71-81) and the Mets ('82-86).
By the Dallas Cowboys, HERSCHEL WALKER, 24, who in three seasons with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL gained a league-leading 5,562 yards. Walker's five-year contract is for $4.5 million. By the Washington Redskins, KELVIN BRYANT, 25, who in three seasons with the Philadelphia and Baltimore Stars gained 4,055 yards. Bryant's contract is for four years and a reported $3 million. Also signed by Washington, quarterback DOUG WILLIAMS, 31, who was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL (1978-83) and the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL ('83-85), to a one-year contract for an undisclosed amount of money. Because Williams's rights were still held by Tampa Bay, Washington had to give up its fifth-round pick in the 1987 summer college draft to the Bucs. By the Buffalo Bills, quarterback JIM KELLY, 26, to a five-year contract for a reported $8 million. In two years with the Houston Gamblers of the USFL, Kelly passed for 9,842 yards and 83 touchdowns.
TRADED: By the Chicago Cubs, relief pitchers GEORGE FRAZIER, 31, and RAY FONTENOT, 29, and minor league infielder JULIUS McDOUGAL, 23, to the Minnesota Twins for pitcher RON DAVIS, 31, and minor league pitcher DWAYNE COLEMAN, 22; by the Boston Red Sox, shortstop REY QUINONES, 22, and pitchers MIKE BROWN, 28, and MIKE TRUJILLO, 26, to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder DAVE HENDERSON, 28, and shortstop SPIKE OWEN, 25.
DIED: TOM GORMAN, 67, who was a National League umpire for 25 years; of a heart attack; in Closter, N.J. He umpired in the majors from September 1951 until the end of the 1976 season.