TENNIS—GABRIELA SABATINI of Argentina defeated Natalia Zvereva of the Soviet Union 6-1, 6-2 to win the Player's Challenge Canadian Open tournament in Montreal and the first prize of $60,000.
Mats Wilander beat Stefan Edberg 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 to win the Association of Tennis Professionals championship in Mason, Ohio, and $77,600.
TRACK & FIELD—BUTCH REYNOLDS of Akron broke one of the oldest world records, running the 400 meters in 43.29 in Zurich. The time was .57 of a second faster than the mark set by Lee Evans at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. CARL LEWIS caught world-record holder Ben Johnson in the last third of the 100 to win in 9.93 seconds, equaling his own American record. Johnson finished third, behind Calvin Smith. It was the fastest 100 in the world this year (page 20).
Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria set a world record in the women's 100-meter hurdles at a meet in Stara Zagora. with a time of 12.21 seconds, beating world-record holder (12.25) and fellow Bulgarian Ginka Zagorcheva.
MILEPOSTS—REINSTATED: KEN ADAMS, 47, as Olympic boxing coach, by order of the American Arbitration Association. Adams had been suspended for six months on June 11 after attacking a USA Amateur Boxing Federation official. The arbitrator recommended that Adams receive a letter of reprimand and a warning that another such action might be cause for dismissal.
RELEASED: By the Los Angeles Raiders, JIM PLUNKETT, 40, the oldest active player in the NFL, ending a comeback attempt by the 1970 Heisman Trophy winner, who led the Raiders to Super Bowl victories in 1981 and 1984. Plunkett had 1.943 career completions in 3.701 attempts for 25.882 yards, with 164 TDs and 198 interceptions.
SIGNED: By the Atlanta Hawks, three-time NBA MVP and 10-time All-Star center MOSES MA-LONE, 33, to a three-year contract worth approximately $1.5 million a year.
TRADED: By the Chicago While Sox, outfielder GARY REDUS, 31, who was batting .263 with six home runs and 34 RBIs and who had 26 stolen bases, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder-first baseman MIKE DIAZ, 28 (.230 with no home runs and five RBIs).
DIED: RICARDO VELAZQUEZ, 22, California state lightweight boxing champion, who was knocked out in the eighth round of a title bout with David Gonzales and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage; in San Jose.