TENNIS—STEFFI GRAF struggled past Monica Seles 7-5, 6-4 to triumph in a women's tour event and earn $50,000, in Brighton, England.
Kevin Curren beat Petr Korda 6-2, 7-5 to win a men's tour event and $35,000 in Frankfurt.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: Commissioner of the NFL, PAUL TAGLIABUE, 48, a Washington. D.C., attorney who has represented the NFL since 1969 (page 19).
SUSPENDED: By the NHL for four games, New York Islander left wing RANDY WOOD, 26, for deliberately attempting to injure Minnesota North Star defenseman Curt Giles with his slick in an Oct. 17 game.
By the Santa Anita Park stewards, for 60 days, jockey PATRICK VALENZUELA, 27, after urinalysis on Oct. 20 revealed cocaine in his system. The action will prevent Valenzuela. who won this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness aboard Sunday Silence, from riding the 3-year-old colt in this week's Breeders' Cup Classic (page 19).
TRADED: By the Minnesota Timberwolves, their top pick in the NBA expansion draft, center-forward RICK MAHORN, 31, to the Philadelphia 76ers for a first-round draft pick in 1990 and second-round selections in '91 and '92.