ARENA FOOTBALL—Led by quarterback Mike Rhodes's 115 yards passing, Denver (2-1) fought back from a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat Detroit 15-14. Dynamite lineman Quinton Knight sacked Drive quarterback Mike Trigg in the end zone for a safety and the final margin of victory. The loss knocked Detroit (2-1) from the league lead. Pittsburgh and Chicago showed off their firepower in a game played in Sacramento. The Gladiators prevailed 47-38 as Willie Totten completed 14 of 25 passes for 256 yards and five touchdowns. Bruiser receiver Reggie Smith caught 10 passes, for 90 yards and two touchdowns, but he could not prevent Chicago from falling to 0-2. Pittsburgh remained undefeated after two games.
BOXING—MIKE TYSON stopped Carl Williams in the first round to retain the heavyweight title, in Atlantic City (page 18).
CYCLING—GREG LeMOND of the United States defeated Laurent Fignon of France by eight seconds to win the 76th Tour de France, covering the 21-stage, 2,020-mile course in 87:38:35 (page 12). JEANNIE LONGO of France won the 11-stage, 482-mile women's Tour de France with a time of 21 hours, 59 minutes and 38 seconds. She finished 8:44 ahead of Italy's Maria Canins.
In the men's competition at the U.S. National Championships in Park City, Utah, RISHI GREWAL of Boulder, Colo., won the road race; MATT NEWBERRY of Reno, the criterium; and NATHAN SHEAFOR of Topeka, Kans., the time trial. In the women's events, JULI FURTADO of Boulder won the road event; RUTH MATTHES, also of Boulder, the criterium; and JEANNE GOLAY of Hollywood, Fla., the time trial.
EQUESTRIAN—TIM GRUBB of Pottersville, N.J., riding Elan's Forecast, beat Margie Goldstein of Miami, on Sebastian, by 1.461 seconds to win the Grand Prix of Vermont and $9,000, in Killington.
GOLF—MARK CALCAVECCHIA overcame Greg Norman and Wayne Grady in a four-hole playoff to win the 118th British Open and $128,000, in Troon, Scotland. The three finished regulation play tied at 13-under-par 275 (page 20).
Curt Byrum shot a 12-under-par 268 to beat Brian Tennyson and Bill Britton by one stroke in a PGA tournament in Coal Valley, Ill. Byrum's victory, the first of his seven-year pro career, was worth $126,000.
Amy Alcott defeated Cathy Marino by three strokes to win an LPGA tournament and $52,500 in Danvers, Mass. Alcott shot a 16-under-par 272, the best 72-hole total on the LPGA tour this year.
HORSE RACING—FOREVER SILVER ($3.80), with Jacinto Vasquez in the saddle, defeated Drapeau Tricolore by 4� lengths to win the Brooklyn Handicap and $238,560, at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1� miles in 2:28[3/5].
Prized ($12), ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, upset Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Sunday Silence by three quarters of a length in the Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1� miles in 2:01[4/5] and earned $232,400.