Mancini reaches Italian Open final
Alberto Mancini, a former Italian Open champion who had to qualify this year, reached the final yesterday in Rome with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fifth-seeded Sergi Bruguera.
Mancini's opponent today will be ninth-seeded Emilio Sanchez, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Goran Prpic of Yugoslavia.
This is the first time a player coming out of a qualifying round has reached the final.
Sanchez, who has not lost a set this year at Rome, reached his second Italian Open final with his victory over Prpic. He lost to Ivan Lendl in 1986.
* Jennifer Capriati defeated Julie Halard of France, 6-3, 6-2, and moved into the semifinals of the Lufthansa Cup in Berlin.
Capriati, seeded seventh, will face fifth-seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, who defeated 16-year-old Anke Huber of Germany, 6-0, 6-2. American Ginger Helgeson was ousted by Jana Novotna of Czechoslovakia, 6-1, 6-2, who will face top-seeded Steffi Graf, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Czechoslovak Radka Zrubakova.
Davey Allison grabbed the pole for The Winston, NASCAR's all-star race in Concord, N.C., that pits 20 top drivers in a battle for the $200,000 purse.
In an unusual format designed for the race, qualifying was determined by the top speed for three laps with a mandatory pit stop for right-side tires.
Bryan Goebel captured his second career Professional Bowlers Association championship with a 224-195 win over Mark Williams in the title match of the $145,000 Kessler Classic in Riverside, Calif.
Goebel, in his first championship round of the year, never trailed in the final game. He struck on six of his first eight shots.
* Cindy Carroll of Falls Church, Va., is the top women's qualifier for today's stepladder finals in the Coors Light $25,000 Duckpin Classic at the Long Meadow Bowl in Hagerstown.
Carroll shot a six-game total of 854 and received 234 handicap for a total of 1,088. Kathy Broda of Greenway East (1,068) is third, Sharon Parker of Fair Lanes Eastpoint (1,064) is fifth, Jessie Shears of Fair Lanes Southwest (1,058) is seventh and Mary Beth Smith of Fair Lanes Westview (1,051) is ninth.
The top 10 bowlers from the 128 qualifiers will compete in one-game matches for the $3,000 first-place prize.
Nottingham Forest defender Des Walker accidentally headed the ball into his net in overtime to give Tottenham a record eighth Football Association Cup soccer championship, 2-1, in Wembley, England.
The game was attended by 80,000, including Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, and watched on television by an estimated 600 million people.
Austrian skier Rudolf Nierlich, winner of three World Championships, was killed in an automobile accident early yesterday near his home in Vienna, Austria. He was 25.
Nierlich's car skidded on a wet road and slammed into a restaurant, the Austria Press Agency reported. He died on the way to the hospital.
Nierlich won the giant slalom at this year's World Championships. He captured both the slalom and the giant slalom at the World Championships in 1989. He won eight World Cup races in his career, five slalom and three giant slalom.
Elana Meyer set a world record in the women's half marathon in East London, South Africa, slashing more than a half-minute off the record with a clocking of 67 minutes, 59 seconds.
Meyer broke the 68:31 record set in March 1989 by Norwegian Ingrid Kristiansen.
But, since South Africa has been barred from world competition because of its racial policy, records set by its athletes have not been recognized internationally.
Police in Reno, Nev., are investigating an incident early yesterday morning involving Patrick Flannery, manager of Hector Camacho, and writer Michael Marley of the New York Post.
Flannery and Marley gave statements to Reno police about an altercation at the Clarion Hotel and Casino. Reno police said Marley suffered a bruised eye and split lip, and Flannery a broken leg and "maybe some kidney problems" in the altercation.
At a news conference last week, Flannery expressed displeasure about a story by Marley criticizing Flannery's managerial skills.
Track and field
The Navy women's track and field team placed third out of 12 teams at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in New Haven, Conn. Southern Connecticut won with 143 points, 24 ahead of Navy.
Navy senior Maureen Magnan won the hammer throw at 145 feet, 6 inches and the discus at 138-2. Senior Marti Shue was first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4 minutes, 45.65 seconds and ran on the winning distance medley relay team, finishing in 13:21.60.
Eleven golfers were under par after 36 holes of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship in Rocky Mount, N.C., -- all within six shots of the lead held by Georgia Tech's David Duval and North Carolina State's Kelly Mitchum.
Seventh-ranked Georgia Tech leads North Carolina by two at 11-under-par 565. Maryland is last at 603.
* Stephen Fineran of Annapolis shot 37-4279, nine off the pace, in the first round of the American Junior Golf Association's Oyster Reef Invitational for boys 15-18 in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
* Australian Craig Perry shot a course-record 5-under-par 67 and moved into the third-round lead at the Italian Open in Castelconturbia.
The record was set two days earlier by Paul Way and Wayne Riley.
Thomas P. "Tommy" O'Toole, who managed the clubhouse for Pirates visiting teams for 43 years until retiring four years ago, died at his home in Pittsburgh on Friday. He was 68.
Defending 500cc world champion Wayne Rainey clocked the fastest lap shortly before rain began falling and earned the pole position for today's Italian motorcycling Grand Prix in Misano Adriatico.