Seles beats Sanchez for 25th singles title
Monica Seles won the 25th singles title of her career, rallying to beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the International Championships of Spain at Barcelona yesterday.
The victory enabled Seles to move past Gabriela Sabatini into sole possession of third place on the all-time list.
* Thomas Muster of Austria beat Aaron Krickstein of the United States, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3, to win the $1.2 million Monte Carlo Open tennis tournament.
It was Muster's 11th tournament victory, and the richest of his career. He earned $170,200, and Krickstein got $89,600.
The Pittsburgh Pirates, who've lost one marquee player to free agency and are on the verge of losing another, may be nearing a four-year, $20 million deal for former NL Cy Young Award winner Doug Drabek.
General manager Ted Simmons said he has concluded negotiations with Drabek's agents, Randy and Alan Hendricks. Simmons has passed on a proposal to board chairman Douglas Danforth, who must approve all such deals.
With Bobby Bonilla already gone and Barry Bonds likely to leave after this season, Simmons said that signing Drabek -- the Pirates' No. 1 starter for four years -- is his No. 1 priority.
Richard Chinapoo scored four goals and added an assist as the Dallas Sidekicks defeated the Cleveland Crunch, 8-4, in Dallas to advance to the MSL championship series.
Johnny Kelley, who competed in the Boston Marathon for the 61st time last week, is retiring from marathon racing.
Kelley, 84, said he made his decision last Monday after finishing his 58th Boston Marathon in 5 hours, 58 minutes, 36 seconds.
"I've been thinking about it since last year, but I didn't finish well last year," he said. "It was raining and I fell down, and I didn't want it to end that way."
Nancy Drolet scored three goals and Danielle Goyette had one goal and three assists, as Canada beat the United States, 8-0, to repeat in the world championship in Tampere, Finland.
Nine motorcyclists in Le Mans, France, to watch the 24-hour Le Mans Motorcycle race, were killed late Saturday in three separate accidents.
The accidents, which killed seven French, one British and one German biker, all took place outside the competition, which each year draws thousands of motorcycle aficionados. The 15th running of the race, which started Saturday afternoon and ended yesterday, drew about 50,000 motorcycle spectators.
Shawn Guater scored with three minutes remaining, as Bermuda beat Haiti, 1-0, in its first World Cup match in 22 years.
* Derrick Edwards scored all three goals as Antigua eliminated the Netherlands Antilles from the 1994 World Cup with a 3-0 victory.
Three race walkers earned places on the U.S. Olympic team in a 50-kilometer race in New Orleans.
Carl Schueler, who set an American road record through 35 kilometers, finished first in 4:02:10 in the 31-mile event. Herm Nelson was second in 4:04:38, meeting the Olympic standard of 4:05:00. Marco Evoniuk was third in 4:09:44. Evoniuk previously had met the Olympic standard.
David Archer threw for four touchdowns, including three to Carl Parker, as the Sacramento Surge defeated the London Monarchs, 31-26, in a World League game at Wembley, England.
* Adrian Jones intercepted two passes and blocked a punt that was recovered for a touchdown, as the Barcelona Dragons defeated the Ohio Glory, 20-10, in a World League game at
* Cornell Burbage returned a kickoff a World League-record 101 yards in the first quarter, sparking the New York-New Jersey Knights to a 34-11 victory over the Montreal Machine at Montreal.
Navy dropped a doubleheader in Philadelphia, as Penn swept the Midshipmen, 3-2 and 6-4.
In the first game, Steve Sclafani's two-out single in the eighth drove home Ben Breier to give the Quakers the win. In the second game, Penn took advantage of four Navy errors and rode the pitching of Edmund Haughey to complete the sweep.
Navy recorded a first-place, third-place and two fourth-place finishes yesterday at the Schweppes International, held on the Potomac River.
Navy placed second with 35 points after capturing three singles finals and advancing to the three doubles finals of the Patriot League tennis championships at Lewisburg, Pa., yesterday. Army won the championship with 48 points, winning three singles and all three doubles titles.
* The Mount St. Mary's men's tennis team placed third at the Northeast Conference Championships, held at Monmouth College in West Long Branch, N.J., over the weekend. The Mount captured one championship in the tournament as its doubles team of junior Miguel Porto and sophomore Dan Healey swept three matches.
Western Maryland finished third out of 19 teams at the 42nd annual Middle Atlantic Conference golf tournament, which concluded yesterday at the Mountain Laurel Resort at White Haven, Pa.