Nelson Piquet of Brazil, driving a Williams- Honda, won the West German Grand Prix in Hockenheim for the second straight year, by one minute, 39.5 seconds over Stefan Johansson of Sweden, who drove a McLaren-TAG.
TENNIS—WEST GERMANY defeated the United States 3-2 in the "relegation playoff" of Davis Cup competition in Hartford, a losers' bracket for teams that were eliminated in the first round of this year's Cup play. In men's singles, Boris Becker beat John McEnroe 4-6, 15-13, 8-10, 6-2, 6-2 in a marathon 6-hour, 38-minute match. Tim Mayotte, also of the U.S., was upset by Eric Jelen of West Germany 6-8, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. The loss sends the United States team to "zone" competition in 1988 (page 20).
TRACK & FIELD—At a meet in Rome, SAID AOUITA, 26, of Morocco improved his world record in the 5,000 meters by 2.01 seconds, to 12:58.39.
U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL—In the closing week of competition in North Carolina, TERRY MILLS, a sophomore at Michigan who did not play as a freshman because of deficient SAT scores, scored 15 points to lead the North past the South in basketball, 88-73. In 100� heat the South's 4 X 100-meter relay team of JAMES BUTLER, LEE McNEILL, DENNIS MITCHELL and HARVEY McSWAIN won in 38.37, the world's fastest time in 1987. VALERIE BRISCO won the women's 200 meters (22.28), the 400 (50.0) and ran a leg on the West team that won the 1,600-meter relay. Gymnast JOYCE WILBURN, 16, won three golds, scoring two consecutive perfect 10's in the vault, the first ever at an Olympic Festival, plus another on her floor exercise. Wilburn's third gold came in the balance beam.
MILESTONES—ARRESTED: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer, for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in Bloomington, Minn. After refusing an alcohol test, Kramer, the NFL's top-rated passer last season, agreed to enter a rehabilitation program. Kramer was treated for alcohol problems at a California hospital after the 1981 NFL season.
DISMISSED: By the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, a defamation suit by former American League umpire Dallas Parks against the New York Yankees and their owner, George Steinbrenner, who had publicly criticized Parks in 1982 after the umpire ejected two Yankees in two days.
NAMED: As commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, EUGENE F. CORRIGAN, 59, athletic director at Notre Dame from 1981 to '87. Corrigan, a former ACC assistant commissioner, replaces Bob James, who died in May.
Ned Fowler, 43, as an assistant basketball coach at Auburn. Fowler resigned as Tulane's coach in 1985 in the wake of a point-shaving scandal.
RELEASED: By the Boston Red Sox, first baseman BILL BUCKNER, 37, a career .292 hitter who had 2 homers and 42 RBIs in 75 games this year, to make room for Sam Horn, who had been batting .322 with 30 homers for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
DIED: JOSEPH BURNS, 98, who had been one of the oldest former professional baseball players. Burns, an outfielder, played one season each for the Cincinnati Reds (1910) and the Detroit Tigers (1913); of natural causes; in Beverly, Mass.