MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY RAHAL, in a March-Cosworth, finished 13.74 seconds ahead of Al Unser Jr. to win $76,110 at a CART event, in St. Pie, Quebec. He covered 225 laps of the .826-mile tri-oval at an average speed of 103.157 mph to post his second straight victory.
Tim Richmond drove his Chevrolet to victory in a NASCAR race, in Richmond, Va., to collect $35,005. He averaged 70.161 mph and beat Dale Earnhardt by two car lengths.
Nelson Piquet, 34, of Brazil, driving a Williams- Honda and averaging 141.591 mph, beat Nigel Mansell of Britain by 9.82 seconds to win the Italian Grand Prix, in Monza.
TENNIS—Four native Czechs reached the U.S. Open finals. IVAN LENDL defeated Miloslav Mecir 6-4, 6-2, 6-0, and MARTINA NAVRATILOVA beat Helena Sukova 6-3, 6-2, at Flushing Meadow, N.Y. (page 32).
TRACK & FIELD—MARK NENOW, 28, of Lexington, Ky., established an American record in the men's 10,000 meters with a clocking of 27:20.56, at an international meet in Brussels. Belgium. Nenow bettered the previous mark of 27:25.61 set in 1982 by Alberto Salazar.
Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria broke her world record in the women's 100-meter high hurdles with a 12.26 clocking, in Ljubljana. Yugoslavia. Her previous mark of 12.29 was set in Cologne, West Germany, last month.
MILEPOSTS—CLEARED: By a grand jury in Pickens, S.C., that ruled there was insufficient evidence to indict them, two present and two former Clemson football players, of sexual assault, kidnapping and larceny charges. Tailback KENNY FLOWERS, defensive back A.J. JOHNSON and former players DUKE HOLLOMAN and CRAIG CRAWFORD had been accused of assaulting the mother of another player on June 20.
SUSPENDED: By the NCAA, 53 members of the University of Nebraska football team for one game and seven players for two games for misuse of complimentary tickets. The NCAA granted the university's request for a five-day postponement of the suspensions, pending an appeal this week, thus allowing the Cornhuskers to field a full team against Florida State (page 65).
By the NHL, for the first eight regular-season games, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman BORJE SALMING, 35, for admitting he used cocaine "five, six years ago." The NHL began investigating the 13-year veteran after a Toronto newspaper published his remarks last May.
TRADED: By the Seattle Seahawks, veteran safety JOHN HARRIS, 30, to the Minnesota Vikings for a future draft choice; by the New Orleans Saints, running back WAYNE WILSON, 29, to the Vikings for wide receiver MIKE JONES, 26.