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ARENA FOOTBALL—Pittsburgh's Mike Powell intercepted a pass with five seconds remaining and returned it for a touchdown as the Gladiators held off a rally by New England and won 45-39. That victory gave Pittsburgh a 5-2 record and moved it to within 1� games of the undefeated league leader, Chicago. The Steamrollers' loss left them in last place with a 1-6 mark. Los Angeles was 1-1 for the week; the Cobras beat New York 36-22 and lost to Detroit 39-26 as the Drive's Rich Ingold threw for five TDs.
PRO BASKETBALL—Los Angeles took a 2-1 lead over Detroit in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. The Pistons surprised the defending champion Lakers 105-93 at the L.A. Forum in Game 1, but Los Angeles came back with a 108-96 win in Game 2 at home and a 99-86 victory in Game 3 at the Silver-dome (page 18).
BOXING—IRAN BARKLEY knocked out Thomas Hearns in the third round to win the WBC middleweight title, in Las Vegas (page 24). On the same card, VIRGIL HILL retained his WBA light heavyweight crown with a unanimous decision over Ramzi Hassan.
GOLF—SEVE BALLESTEROS birdied the first hole of sudden death to win the Westchester Classic over Ken Green, Greg Norman and David Frost, in Harrison, N.Y. The four were tied at eight-under-par 276 after 72 holes. Ballesteros collected $126,000 for the victory.
Mei-Chi Cheng sank a birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat Nancy Lopez and win the Rochester International and $45,000, in Pittsford, N.Y. After 72 holes, Cheng, Lopez and Patty Sheehan were tied at one-under-par 287.
HORSE RACING—RISEN STAR ($6.20), ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, won the Belmont Stakes by nearly 15 lengths over Kingpost at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1� miles in 2:26[2/5] and earned a $303,720 purse, plus a $1 million bonus for having the best record in this year's Triple Crown races (page 34). GOODBYE HALO ($4.40), Jorge Velasquez up, won the Mother Goose, the second jewel in the Triple Crown for fillies, at Belmont by 1� lengths over Make Change. The 3-year-old ran the 1? miles in 1:49[4/5] to earn $142,320.
INDOOR SOCCER—In the MISL's best-of-seven championship series, SAN DIEGO completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland with a 7-4 victory. The Sockers have now won four of the last six league crowns. In the final game, San Diego led by 3-0 early in the third period when the Force scored three straight goals, two by Craig Allen, to tie the score. After the teams traded goals early in the fourth period, Hugo Perez, the series MVP, kicked in the winner with 3:07 left in the game. The Sockers became the first team to sweep four games in the finals.
MOTOR SPORTS—JAN LAMMERS, JOHNNY DUMFRIES and ANDY WALLACE drove a Jaguar XJR-9 prototype to victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, beating runners-up Hans Stuck, Klaus Ludwig and Derek Bell, in a Porsche 962, by 2 minutes, 36 seconds. The winners averaged 137.77 mph while covering 3,314.35 miles, the second-longest distance ever attained at Le Mans.