MOTOR SPORTS—NEIL BONNETT, driving a Pontiac, beat Lake Speed, in an Oldsmobile, by .62 of a second to win $45,800 and a NASCAR event in Rockingham, N.C. Bonnett averaged 120.159 mph for 500 miles on the 1.02-mile North Carolina Motor Speedway oval.
SAILING—Brigadoon V, a 41-foot Frers coskippered by Perry Harris and Bob Morton of Newport, R.I., won IMS division corrected time honors in the 28th annual St. Petersburg to Ft. Lauderdale race. Lunatic, a Frers 45 with Clune Walsh of Grosse Pointe Farms at the helm, finished the 403-mile course first in 65:27:05.
TENNIS—BORIS BECKER defeated Emilio Sanchez 7-5, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to win $136,700 and a Grand Prix tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.
Steffi Graf won her 26th consecutive match by beating Katerina Maleeva 6-4, 6-1 to get $40,000 and the title at the U.S. Women's Hardcourt Championships, in San Antonio.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By the NCAA, that a year-long investigation of the activities of the University of Kentucky basketball program from 1981 through '85 uncovered no proof of wrongdoing (page 17).
ELECTED: To the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., two-time Wimbledon champ EVONNE GOOLAGONG CAWLEY, 36.
NAMED: As coach of the Los Angeles Raiders, former Denver Bronco offensive coordinator MIKE SHANAHAN, 35.
As coach of the New Jersey Nets, WILLIS REED, 45, who had been an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings.
SENTENCED: By a county circuit court judge in Opelika, Ala., former sports agent JIM ABERNETHY, 50, to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine. His conviction on a charge of tampering with a sports event resulted from payments to Auburn defensive back Kevin Porter in 1987 to induce Porter to sign with him. Abernethy received the maximum penalty allowed under Alabama law.