TENNIS—BORIS BECKER defeated Alexander Volkov 6-1, 6-2 to win a Grand Prix tournament and $75,000 in Milan, Italy.
Brad Gilbert won a Grand Prix tournament and $53,550 when Johan Kriek retired after two sets because of a groin injury, in Memphis.
Steffi Graf beat Zina Garrison 6-1, 7-5 in the final of a women's tour event in Fairfax, Va., to earn $60,000.
MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: By FBI agents, Oklahoma quarterback CHARLES THOMPSON, 20, on charges of having allegedly sold 17 grams of cocaine for $1,400 to an undercover agent on Jan. 26 (page 20).
SIGNED: By the Los Angeles Dodgers, righthanded pitcher OREL HERSHISER, 30, to a three-year contract worth $7.9 million. In 1989 Hershiser will earn a single-season major league record $2,766,667, including a one-year pro rata share of his $1.1 million signing bonus.
TRADED: By the Dallas Mavericks, forward MARK AGUIRRE, 29, to the Detroit Pistons for forward ADRIAN DANTLEY, 32.
By the Indiana Pacers, forward WAYMAN TISDALE, 24, to the Sacramento Kings for guard RANDY WITTMAN, 29, and center LASALLE THOMPSON, 27.
By the New York Islanders, defenseman TOMAS JONSSON, 28, to the Edmonton Oilers for a future draft choice.
DIED: VERNON (Lefty) GOMEZ, 80, former New York Yankee pitcher: of congestive heart failure and pneumonia; in Larkspur, Calif. Gomez, whose 14-year career record was 189-102, was the winning pitcher in the first All-Star Game, in 1933, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.