Guillermo Perez Roldan won the men's Championship of Sicily, in Palermo, by defeating Paolo Cane 6-1, 6-4. The victory was worth $45,000.
Ivan Lendl defeated Emilio Sanchez 6-2, 6-2 to win a men's Grand Prix event and $45,000 in Bordeaux, France.
MILEPOSTS—PLACED ON PROBATION: By the NCAA for five years, the Southeastern Louisiana State basketball program, for recruiting violations. The NCAA also ruled that the school may not sign any players during the 1989-90 academic year, may send only one coach on recruiting trips for the '90-91 season and may give only seven basketball scholarships, instead of the usual 15, in '90-91. In July the university canceled basketball for '89-90 for financial reasons.
PLEADED GUILTY: In federal court in Tallahassee, Fla., sports agents GERALD GRATENSTEIN, GREG LATIMER, JOHN KASBAR and GLENN HAFT, to reduced charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The agents were accused of making payments to student-athletes at four schools, including the University of Florida. Each agent could receive a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when sentenced on Dec. 11.
SOLD: By CBS, 50 hours of programming for the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and the '94 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, to Turner Broadcasting for $50 million, making way for the Olympics to be seen on cable for the first time. Turner has said it will show events not aired by CBS, which paid $243 million for the rights to the Albertville Games and $300 million for those to the Lillehammer Olympics.
TRADED: By the NBA Golden State Warriors, center RALPH SAMPSON, 29, to the Sacramento Kings for center-forward JIM PETERSEN, 27.
By the NHL Philadelphia Flyers, goaltender PETE PEETERS, 32, and center KEITH ACTON, 31, to the Winnipeg Jets for future considerations; by the Jets, goaltender ELDON RED-DICK, 25, to the Edmonton Oilers for future considerations; by the Washington Capitals, right wing BOB GOULD, 32, to the Boston Bruins for future considerations; and by the Buffalo Sabres, goalie JACQUES CLOUTIER, 29, to the Chicago Black-hawks for an undisclosed draft choice and a player to be named later.
DIED: AUGUST A. BUSCH JR., 90, beer baron and president of the St. Louis Cardinals since 1953; in St. Louis.