ARENA FOOTBALL—In the league championship, Detroit beat Chicago 24-13, which tied the record for the fewest total points in a game. The Drive's defense bottled up the Bruisers' league-MVP quarterback, Ben Bennett, who completed only nine of 24 attempts for 77 yards and one touchdown. His Detroit counterpart, Rich Ingold, completed 13 of 24 passes and ran for one TD. Drive coach Tim Marcum has now led two different teams to league titles, the first having come last year with the now defunct Denver Dynamite. The Drive's Steve Griffin, who was named the game's MVP, had six receptions and two interceptions.
BOWLING—DAVID OZIO defeated Del Warren 236-235 in the title game to win a PBA tournament and earn $27,000 in Edmond, Okla.
BOXING—MICHAEL NUNN scored a ninth-round TKO over Frank Tate to win the IBF middleweight title, in Las Vegas.
Two welterweight title fights on the same card in Atlantic City ended in controversy. TOMAS MOLINARES won the WBA championship when he knocked out Marlon Starling in the sixth round with a punch that appeared to come after the bell. In the other bout, LLOYD HONEYGHAN successfully defended his WBC crown against Chung Young Kil when the challenger could not continue after Honeyghan struck him with a low blow in the fifth round.
GOLF—SCOTT VERPLANK shot a final-round 66 and finished at 268, 20 under par, to beat Doug Tewell by two strokes and win a PGA tournament in Grand Blanc. Mich. He earned $126,000.
Ayako Okamoto beat Connie Chillemi and Beth Daniel by one stroke to win the Greater Washington Open and $33,750 in Bethesda, Md. Okamoto shot a seven-under-par 206 for the tournament's 54 holes.
Seventeen-year-old JASON WIDENER of Greensboro. N.C., defeated Brandon Knight, also 17, of Denton, Texas, one up to win the U.S. Junior Amateur championship at the Yale University course in New Haven, Conn. (page 34).
HARNESS RACING—KASSA BRANCA ($3.20), with John Campbell in the sulky, beat Nukes Image by a head to win the Woodrow Wilson Pace at the Meadowlands. The 2-year-old covered the mile in 1:52[3/5] and earned $520,500.
HORSE RACING—FORTY NINER ($3.60), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., held off Seeking the Gold to win the Haskell Invitational Handicap by a nose at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1? miles in 1:47[3/5] and won $300,000.
Anka Germania ($9.40), Craig Perret up, beat Sunshine Forever by 1� lengths to win the Sword Dancer Handicap and $141,120 at Belmont. The 6-year-old mare ran the 1� miles over a turf course in 2:32[1/5].