HORSE RACING—CRUSADER SWORD, ridden by Randy Romero, rallied from last place to win the Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds on a sloppy track at Saratoga. The colt covered the 6� furlongs in 1:18[3/5]. finishing half a length ahead of Bill E. Shears. The victory was worth $104,580.
MOTOR SPORTS—MARIO ANDRETTI, in a Lola Chevrolet, averaged a track-record 120.155 mph to beat Geoff Brabham, in a March Honda, by 41.08 seconds at a 200-mile Indy Car race in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Andretti won $52,410 in his second victory of the year.
Darrell Waltrip, driving a Camaro, won a 100-mile All-American Challenge series race in Jefferson, Ga. Waltrip accelerated past Dave Mader III in the final turn to win by a one-quarter car length. The win earned him $3,500.
TENNIS—MANUELA MALEEVA outlasted Sylvia Hanika 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 to earn the winner's $30,500 at a tournament in Mahwah, N.J.
TRACK & FIELD—At the World Track and Field Championships in Rome, BEN JOHNSON of Canada set a world record in the 100 meters with a 9.83, bettering Calvin Smith's four-year-old mark by .10 of a second. In the women's high jump, STEFKA KOSTADINOVA of Bulgaria cleared 6'10�", breaking her own record of May 31, 1986, by half an inch (page 18).
MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: By track and field's governing body, the International Amateur Athletic Federation, a program of drug tests and penalties. Surprise will be a key element in the program, which proposes random tests on athletes year-round. The IAAF hopes to prevent athletes from using drugs during training and then abstaining in time to avoid detection at major meets.
FIRED: By the Kansas City Royals, manager BILLY GARDNER, 60, whose record with the Royals this season was 62-64. Gardner will be replaced by
John Wathan, 37, who when called up had a 62-70 record managing the AAA Omaha Royals. The Royals had offered Gardner's job to batting coach Hal McRae, who rejected the offer because it applied to only the 36 games left in this season.
PLEADED GUILTY: To two counts of grand larceny, for stealing more than $16,000 from a ring distributor for which he worked, KEN CLAY, who pitched for the N.Y. Yankees, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners from 1977 to '81; in Rustburg, Va.
POSTPONED: The NFL's supplemental draft of Ohio State wide receiver CRIS CARTER and University of Pittsburgh running back CHARLES GLADMAN, for a week, so the NCAA could hear appeals to reinstate their eligibility.