Martina Navratilova struggled past Natalia Zvereva 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 to triumph in a women's tour event and earn $60,000 in Worcester, Mass.
MILEPOSTS—FINED: By the NBA for fighting in exhibition games, the Detroit Pistons' Rick Mahorn, $5,000; Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, $3,500; David Feitl and Ledell Eackles of the Washington Bullets, $3,000 each; and Harvey Grant of the Bullets, $2,500. Fifteen other Celtics and Bullets were fined $500 each for leaving their benches during a fight.
NAMED: By the Baseball Writers Association of America, as American League Rookie of the Year, Oakland A's shortstop WALT WEISS, 24; and as National League Rookie of the Year, Cincinnati Reds third baseman CHRIS SABO, 26.
As manager of the Chicago While Sox, JEFF TORBORG, 46, who had been a coach with the New York Yankees for the past 10 seasons.
PLACED ON PROBATION: For three years and barred from 1989 postseason play by the NCAA, the UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS basketball program, for recruiting violations. The Jayhawks are also prohibited from paying for campus recruiting visits in '89 and were stripped of one scholarship for the '89-90 season (page 40).
For three years and banned from postseason play for one year by the NCAA, the UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI football and basketball programs, for recruiting and scholarship-limitation violations.
SUSPENDED: By the NHL, New York Ranger defenseman DAVID SHAW for 12 games for slashing Pittsburgh Penguin center Mario Lemieux in the chest with his stick; Philadelphia Flyer right wing RICK TOCCHET for 10 games for gouging the left eye of New York Islander defenseman Dean Chynoweth; and Edmonton Oiler center MARK MESSIER for six games for using his stick to knock out four of Vancouver Canucks right wing Rich Sutter's teeth.
TRADED: By the New Jersey Nets, center TIM McCORMICK, 26, and guards TONY BROWN. 28, FRANK JOHNSON, 29, and LORENZO ROMAR, 30, to the Houston Rockets for center JOE BARRY CARROLL, 30, and guard LESTER CONNER, 29; by the Nets, second-round draft choices in 1991 and '96 to the Sacramento Kings for guard MIKE McGEE, 29; by the Los Angeles Lakers, center MIKE SMREK, 27, to the San Antonio Spurs for a second-round draft pick in '90.
By the Minnesota North Stars, goalie DON BEAUPRE, 27, to the Washington Capitals for the rights to University of Maine defenseman CLAUDIO SCREMIN, 20: by the North Stars, right wing RICHARD ZEMLAK, 25, to the Pittsburgh Penguins for the rights to Providence College right wing ROB GAUDREAU, 18.
By the Minnesota Twins, pitcher BERT BLYLEVEN, 37, and a minor league pitcher, to the California Angels for pitcher MIKE COOK, 25, and two minor leaguers.