BASKETBALL—In the Eastern Conference finals, the Pistons' swarming defense held the Chicago Bulls to fewer than 100 points in Games 5 and 6 as Detroit won those games 94-85 and 103-94, respectively, and the series, four games to two. The Pistons advanced to the NBA Finals against the L. A. Lakers for the second consecutive year (page 30).
BOWLING—MIKE AULBY and STEVE COOK defeated Parker Bohn III and Duane Fisher 214-177 to win a PBA doubles tournament in Las Vegas. The winners each got $15,000.
GOLF—TOM BYRUM shot a tournament-record 16-under-par 268 to win a PGA event in Potomac, Md. He defeated Tommy Armour III, Jim Thorpe and Billy Ray Brown, who tied for second, by five strokes and earned $162,000.
Patty Sheehan parred the first playoff hole to defeat Ayako Okamoto in the Rochester International, in Pittsford, NY. Sheehan and Okamoto were tied at 10-under-par 278 at the end of regulation play. Sheehan's victory was worth $45,000.
Homero Blancas beat Bob Charles and Walter Zembriski by two strokes to win a Senior PGA event and $45,000 in Houston. Blancas shot an eight-under-par 208.
HORSE RACING—PROPER REALITY ($10.80), ridden by Jerry Bailey, nosed out Seeking the Gold and Dancing Spree in a three-horse photo finish to win the Metropolitan Handicap, at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt had a clocking of 1:34 for the mile and earned $353,400.
Awe Inspiring ($2.60), Craig Perret up, defeated Halo Hansom by 3� lengths to win the Jersey Derby and $300,000, at Garden State Park. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1� miles in 2:03.
Sabona ($32.20), with Chris McCarron in the saddle, won The Californian, at Hollywood Park, by 1� lengths over favored Blushing John. The 7-year-old horse ran the 1? miles in 1:46[4/5] and earned $185,800.
INDOOR SOCCER—In the best-of-seven MISL championship series, San Diego, the defending titlist, took a three-games-to-one lead over Baltimore. In the opener in Baltimore, the Blast scored twice in the final minute of play to tie the game and force sudden death. Baltimore midfielder Billy Ronson got his second goal of the game 7:02 into overtime to give the Blast a 4-3 victory. The next night Baltimore again rallied from a two-goal deficit in the final period to tie the score, but this time the Sockers prevailed 5-4 in OT. Forward Steve Zungul's second goal of the night at 2:46 into overtime was the difference. The scene then shifted to the San Diego Sports Arena, where the Sockers were 6-0 in championship-series games against the Blast. In Game 3, San Diego took an early 4-0 lead en route to a 5-2 victory; midfielder Brian Quinn paced the Sockers with two goals and one assist. Two nights later, in Game 4, Branko Segota and Zoran Karic scored third-period goals as San Diego came from behind to win 4-3. That victory put the Sockers in position to clinch their fifth MISL title on Tuesday.
LACROSSE—SYRACUSE defeated Johns Hopkins 13-12 to win its second consecutive NCAA championship, at College Park, Md.