MOTOR SPORTS—NIGEL MANSELL of England, in a Williams- Honda, won his second straight French Grand Prix Formula One championship, at Le Castellet, completing the 80-lap, 189.12-mile race on the 2.98-mile Paul Ricard circuit in 1:37:03.839, at an average speed of 117.17 mph, to defeat Nelson Piquet of Brazil, also in a Williams- Honda, by 7.7 seconds.
Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil, in a March-Chevrolet, won the Cleveland Grand Prix Indy Car race, and a $46,410 check, by 11.63 seconds over Bobby Rahal in a Lola-Cosworth. Fittipaldi completed the 80 laps on the 2.48-mile, 12-turn road course in 1:32:40.695, at an average speed of 128.421 mph, an event record.
Bobby Allison, in a Buick LeSabre, won the Firecracker 400 in Daytona Beach by averaging 161.074 mph on the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway tri-oval. Allison beat Buddy Baker, in an Oldsmobile Delta 88, by 1.5 seconds to collect the $57,375 first prize.
SHOOTING—At the U.S. International Championships in Chino, Calif., Sgt. MATT DRYKE of Columbus, Ga., won the men's skeet shooting competition with a four-day aggregate and shootoff score of 417 of a possible 425 points; CONNIE FLUKER of Houston won the women's skeet event with a four-day 368 total; LAUNI MEILI of Colorado Springs won the women's air rifle championship with a four-day aggregate and shootoff score of 1,668 points, a meet record; WILLIAM BEARD of Indianapolis won the men's small-bore rifle prone event in a tiebreaker after finishing with a three-day score of 1,790; DAN DURBEN of Colorado Springs won the men's small-bore rifle three-position title with a three-day total of 3,499.
TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA won her eighth Wimbledon women's singles title—and a record sixth in a row—with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Steffi Graf of West Germany, while PAT CASH of Australia upset Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia 7-6, 6-2, 7-5 to win the men's championship (page 28). ROBERT SEGUSO and KEN FLACH of the U.S. beat Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal of Spain 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-1, 6-4 for the men's doubles title, while CLAUDIA KOHDE-KILSCHE of West Germany and HELENA SUKOVA of Czechoslovakia won the women's doubles by beating Betsy Nagelsen of the U.S. and Elizabeth Smylie of Australia 7-5, 7-5.
TRACK & FIELD—PATRIK SJ�BERG of Sweden established a world record in the high jump at the DN Galan meet in Stockholm when he cleared 7'11�", one half inch higher than the mark set by Igor Paklin of the U.S.S.R. in 1985 (page 26).
MILEPOSTS—REACQUIRED: By the Chicago White Sox, former Cy Young Award winner LA-MARR HOYT, 32, following his release by the San Diego Padres. A baseball arbitrator had ruled on June 16 that Hoyt be reinstated to the Padre roster and that his one-year suspension for drug involvement be reduced to 60 days. Chicago will assign Hoyt to its Class A farm club in Daytona Beach.
SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY: For allegedly violating the National Football League's antidrug policy for the second time in three years, Cincinnati Bengals running back STANLEY WILSON, 25. The NFL first suspended Wilson in October 1984 and reinstated him in May 1986. Wilson, who has denied any new involvement with drugs, may seek reinstatement on or after June 1, 1988.
TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Steelers, quarterback DAVID WOODLEY, 28, who wants to return to the NFL after a one-year retirement, to Green Bay for a conditional choice in the 1988 draft.
By the San Francisco Giants, third baseman CHRIS BROWN, 25, lefthanded pitchers KEITH COMSTOCK, 31, MARK DAVIS, 26, and righthander MARK GRANT, 23, to San Diego, for in-fielder KEVIN MITCHELL, 25, and lefthanded pitchers DAVE DRAVECKY, 29, and CRAIG LEFFERTS, 29.