MOTOR SPORTS—DALE EARNHARDT, driving a Chevrolet, beat Mark Martin, in a Ford, by half a second to win a NASCAR event and $59,350 in Dover, Del. Earnhardt averaged 121.712 mph for 500 laps of the one-mile Dover Downs International Speedway oval.
Rick Mears drove his Penske-Chevrolet to a 10.836-second victory over Michael Andretti, in a Lola-Chevrolet, at a CART event in West Allis, Wis. Mears, who earned $60,960, averaged a track-record 130.160 mph for 200 laps of the one-mile State Fair Park oval.
Alain Prost, driving a McLaren- Honda, beat Riccardo Patrese, in a Williams- Renault, by 39.696 seconds to win the inaugural United States Grand Prix, in Phoenix. Prost averaged 87.370 mph for 75 laps of the 2.36-mile circuit (page 28).
TRACK & FIELD—LOUISIANA STATE won both the men's and women's NCAA outdoor titles in Provo, Utah, to become the first school to sweep the crowns in the same year. The Lady Tigers, with 86 points, won their third consecutive championship, by 39 points over UCLA—the largest winning margin in meet history—and the LSU men squeaked past Texas A & M 53-51 (page 74).
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As coach of the Los Angeles Kings, TOM WEBSTER, 40, who guided the minor league Windsor Spitfires the past two years and was the New York Rangers' coach during the 1986-87 season. He had to resign that job because of an inner-ear ailment that prevented him from being able to fly. Surgery has since corrected Webster's illness.
As basketball coach at Kentucky, RICK PITINO, 36, who for the past two seasons led the New York Knicks to a 90-74 record and two playoff berths.
As manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, CITO GASTON, 45, who since May 15 had been the Jays' interim skipper.
RETIRED: MIKE SCHMIDT, 39, the seventh-leading home run hitter (548) in baseball history, after 17 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. Schmidt, who had a .267 career batting average and 1,595 runs batted in, the 17th-highest total ever, won three National League Most Valuable Player awards. He also received 10 Gold Gloves for his play at third base. He hit .203 with six homers and 28 RBIs in 42 games this season (page 17).
TRADED: By the Philadelphia Phillies, third baseman-outfielder CHRIS JAMES, 26, to the San Diego Padres for first baseman-outfielder JOHN KRUK, 28, and infielder RANDY READY, 29.
By the Dallas Cowboys, linebacker STEVE DeOSSIE, 26, to the New York Giants for an undisclosed future draft choice.