TRIATHLON—MARK ALLEN won his second straight Ironman World Championship by covering the 140.6-mile course in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 8:28.17. ERIN BAKER won the women's title with a time of 9:13.42.
MILEPOSTS—FINED: By the NFL, Cincinnati Bengal coach SAM WYCHE, 45, an estimated $23,529, for barring a female reporter from the Bengals' locker room after their Oct. 1 game (page 38).
PLACED ON PROBATION: By the NCAA, the NORTHWESTERN STATE men's basketball program, for three years; for some 40 rules violations that occurred under coach Don Beasley, who was fired in 1988. The violations included giving illegal recruiting inducements to prospective players and extra benefits to athletes. The Demons were also banned from postseason play for two years and from appearing on television for one. And the number of scholarships they can grant for the next three years has been reduced.
SENTENCED: By a Seattle district court judge, SuperSonics guard DALE ELLIS, 30, to a day in jail for drunken and reckless driving. Ellis must also attend a driving school, perform 60 hours of community work and pay a $500 fine.
SUSPENDED: By the NHL, for stick-swinging incidents in Sept. 30 exhibition games, New York Islander defenseman JEFF NORTON, for eight games, and Chicago Blackhawk center ADAM CREIGHTON, for five games.
DIED: STEFANO CASIRAGHI, 30, whose 42-foot catamaran speedboat flipped at 93 mph as he was defending his World Offshore title off Monaco. Casiraghi, who was the husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, was killed upon impact with the water. His copilot, Patrice Innocenti, was ejected from the boat and suffered a fracture of the pelvis and a broken rib.
Rob Moroso, 22, a NASCAR driver, of injuries suffered when his car slid into another on a highway in Lake Norman, N.C. Moroso's blood-alcohol level was .22, twice the legal limit in North Carolina. Also killed was the driver of the other car, Tammy Williams, 27, of China Grove, N.C.