In a meet in Modesto, Calif., JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE established a U.S. women's record in the 100-meter hurdles with a clocking of 12.70. She outdid by .01 of a second the record set by Gail Devers last month.
VOLLEYBALL—Jen-Kai Liu had 32 kills and 22 digs in leading SOUTHERN CAL to a 15-17, 14-16, 15-10, 15-11, 15-9 victory over UC Santa Barbara in the finals of the NCAA men's volleyball championships, in Fort Wayne, Ind.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By Boston Celtics coach K.C. JONES, 55, his retirement to accept the position of Celtics vice-president and player personnel director, effective after the playoffs. Boston, which had a regular-season record of 308-102 during Jones's five years, is seeking its third NBA title during his tenure. His primary assistant, JIMMY RODGERS, will take over as coach next season.
FIRED: By the Phoenix Suns, coach JOHN WETZEL, 43, after guiding the Suns to a record of 28-54 in his only season.
SUSPENDED: By the NHL for his involvement in an altercation with referee Don Koharski after the New Jersey Devils' 6-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on May 6, New Jersey coach JIM SCHOENFELD, 35, for at least one game. Some six hours after the suspension was announced, the Devils obtained a temporary restraining order from a New Jersey Superior Court judge that permitted Schoenfeld to coach Sunday's game.
UPHELD: By the National League executive committee, the 30-day suspension of Cincinnati Reds manager PETE ROSE, 47, imposed by league president A. Bartlett Giamatti, for shoving umpire Dave Pallone during a game on April 30.