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ARCHERY—At the U.S. Olympic Trials in Oxford, Ohio, JAY BARRS of Mesa, Ariz., finished first in the men's division, and DENISE PARKER of South Jordan, Utah, won the women's competition. Also qualifying for the team were RICK McKINNEY of Gilbert, Ariz., MELANIE SKILLMAN of Laureldale, Pa., DEBRA OCHS of Howell, Mich., and the 1976 and 1984 Olympic gold medalist, DARRELL PACE of Hamilton, Ohio.
ARENA FOOTBALL—Chicago remained undefeated by beating New York 64-34 and thereby clinched a playoff spot. Ben Bennett threw five TD passes to lead the Bruiser offense. The Knights, 0-2 for the week and 1-7 overall, fell into last place after losing 33-28 to New England. With a 38-14 victory over Los Angeles, Detroit moved to within half a game of second-place Pittsburgh, which was idle.
PRO BASKETBALL—The Lakers evened the best-of-seven NBA championship series at three games apiece by beating the Detroit Pistons 103-102 in Game 6 in Los Angeles. The Pistons came within one game of eliminating the Lakers with wins in Games 4 (111-86) and 5 (104-94) in Detroit (page 22).
FENCING—PETER WESTBROOK of New York City defeated PAUL FRIEDBERG, also of New York, to win the national saber title at the U.S. Fencing National Championships, which also concluded the U.S. Olympic Trials. Joining Westbrook, the bronze medalist at the 1984 Games, and Friedberg on the American saber squad are MICHAEL LOFTON of Hempstead, N.Y., STEVE MORMANDO of Jersey City and ROBERT COTTINGHAM of Orange, N.J. In the foil competition, GREGORY MASSIALAS of San Francisco defeated MICHAEL MARX of South Bend, Ind., to win the national title. They will be joined on the Olympic foil team by GEORGE NONOMURA of San Francisco, PETER LEWISON of New York and DAVE LITTELL of Philadelphia.
GOLF—CURTIS STRANGE shot an even-par 71 to defeat Nick Faldo by four strokes in an 18-hole playoff and win the U.S. Open, in Brookline, Mass. Strange and Faldo finished regulation play tied at 278, six under par (page 14).
Shirley Furlong defeated Sherri Turner on the first playoff hole to win the Lady Keystone Open and $45,000, in Hershey, Pa. Furlong and Turner each shot an 11-under-par 205 for the regulation 54 holes.
HARNESS RACING—MACK LOBELL ($2.20), driven by John Campbell, beat Go Get Lost by a nose to win the first leg of the Statue of Liberty Trot at the Meadowlands. The 4-year-old covered the 1? miles in a world-record time of 2:09[4/5] and won $50,000.
HORSE RACING—JIM'S ORBIT ($5.60), Shane Romero up, beat Primal by two lengths to win the Ohio Derby at Thistledown. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1? miles in 1:50[3/5] and earned $150,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—AYRTON SENNA, driving a McLaren- Honda, won his third straight Detroit Grand Prix for Formula One cars, beating Alain Prost, also in a McLaren- Honda, by 38.713 seconds. Senna averaged 82.221 mph over 63 laps of the 2.5-mile road course (page 32).
SAILING—PHILIPPE POUPON, 33, sailing the 60-foot trimaran Fleury Michon, won the Single-Handed Transatlantic Race, completing the 3,000-mile voyage from Plymouth, England, to Newport, R.I., in 10 days, 9 hours, 15 minutes and 9 seconds. His time was more than six days faster than his previous record, set in 1984.