TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1 to win the Wimbledon women's singles title for a record ninth time and earn $370,116. STEFAN EDBERG beat Boris Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win the men's singles championship, his second in three years. He earned $411,240 (page 18).
TRACK & FIELD—STEVE BACKLEY of Great Britain established a world javelin record with a throw of 293'11", in Stockholm. The throw broke the mark of 292'4" set by Patrik Boden of Sweden in March.
MILEPOSTS—FINED By the baseball commissioner, the NEW YORK YANKEES, $25,000 for tampering with the May 11 trade that sent outfielder Dave Winfield to the California Angels. The Yankees were also ordered to pay the Angels $200,000 in damages.
RESIGNED: As manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, WHITEY HERZOG, 58, who in his 11 seasons with the Cardinals guided them to a world championship in 1982 and two other World Series appearances, in 1985 and 1987. St. Louis had a 33-47 record and was last in the National League East this season. Herzog was replaced on an interim basis by Red Schoendienst, who managed the team from 1965 to 1976 and again in 1980.
SUSPENDED: By the American League, Milwaukee Brewers manager TOM TREBELHORN and pitcher BOB SEBRA, for five games; and Brewers infielder GARY SHEFFIELD, outfielder MIKE FELDER and catcher B.J. SURHOFF and Seattle Mariners pitchers GENE HARRIS and RANDY JOHNSON, outfielder TRACY JONES and infielder JEFF SCHAEFER, for three games; for their involvement in a brawl after Sebra hit Jones with a pitch in a June 30 game.
By the National League, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder VINCE COLEMAN, for seven games, for bumping umpire Ed Montague during an argument in a July 4 game in San Francisco. Coleman was also fined an undisclosed amount.
DIED: U.S. Olympic gold medalist diver PHIL BOGGS, 40, who won the three-meter springboard competition at the 1976 Summer Games and was the only springboard diver to win three world championships ('73, '75, '78); from cancer of the lymph nodes; in Miami.