Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her fourth consecutive national long jump championship at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, becoming the first to win four in a row in 34 years. Joyner-Kersee won easily, leaping 23-0 1/2, and qualifies for the U.S. team that will compete at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, in August. But Bob Kersee, her husband and coach, has insisted that he will not allow Joyner-Kersee to compete in both the long jump and heptathlon, which she won Wednesday, at the championships because of a scheduling conflict. Joyner-Kersee won the long jump at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo but sufstained a pulled hamstring during the heptathlon 200 meters and did not finish. Joyner-Kersee is the world record-holder in the heptathlon, but said her favorite event is the long jump, in which she holds the American record of 24-5 1/2. "I'm sure Bobby's going to come to his senses," she said. "Sometimes he gets a little delirious. Right now, I'm jumping in Stuttgart." Sheila Echols was the runner-up, 14 1/2 inches back at a wind-aided 21-10. Margaret Mathews was the last to win four consecutive national long jumps, from 1956-59. Meanwhile, Mike Marsh won the men's 200-meter dash in a wind-aided 19.97 seconds, the fastest in the world this year under any conditions. Carl Lewis was second in 20.07. Gwen Torrence pulled away in the closing meters to take the women's 200 in a wind-aided 22.57, with Dannette Young second in 22.68. Torrence appeared to pull up slightly lame after the race and limped around the track in her victory lap. Connie Price-Smith, who earlier won the women's discus, joined Joyner-Kersee as a double winner, taking the shot put at 62-5. . . . Meanwhile, Michael Johnson blew away Olympic champion Quincy Watts over the last 150 meters and finished in 43.74 seconds for the fourth-fastest 400 meters in history. Johnson, who has never lost a 400 final, beat world record holder Butch Reynolds (44.12) by more than three meters. Watts (44.24) was third.
BASKETBALL: Steve Alford will play for his old college coach. So will Calbert Cheaney. The two Indiana All-Americans are part of a Hoosiers team real-life Indiana coach Bob Knight will lead against fictional Western University, coached by Nick Nolte, in the movie Blue Chips.
Former Indiana forward Eric Anderson, now of the New York Knicks, and Duke's Bobby Hurley also will play for Knight. Nolte's players are to include Orlando's Shaquille O'Neal.
BASEBALL: Todd Walker of LSU drove in two runs as the United States beat Australia 6-3 Friday night in Millington, Tenn. Walker opened the scoring in the first with an RBI groundout and closed it in the ninth with an RBI triple.
SAILING: Three-time America's Cup winner Dennis Conner commissioned the 60-foot sloop Winston,
which he hopes to skipper in a race around the world. Winston
and its crew of 11 will race in the 32,000-mile Whitbread-Round-The-World-Race, beginning in Southampton, England, on Sept. 25.
BOXING: Terry Norris, stunned by a second-round knockdown, retained the WBC super welterweight title when badly cut Troy Waters couldn't answer the bell for the fourth round. Dr. Adam Karns examined cuts around Waters' eyes and determined him fit to continue, but Waters' corner decided he had had enough after a frantic three rounds. In another championship fight, 20-year-old sensation Felix Trinidad knocked out Maurice Blocker at 1:49 of the second round to win the IBF welterweight title. Trinidad worked the body early in the second round, then buckled Blocker's knees with a left hook. After following with combinations to send the champion reeling, Trinidad used another left hook to floor Blocker. In undercard fights, Hector "Macho" Camacho stopped Tom Alexander in the seventh round and Lupe Aquino knocked out Eric Valdez in the second round. Orlando Canizales retained his IBF bantamweight title when a no contest was declared in the third round of his defense against Derrick Whiteboy in Houston. Referee Bobby Gonzales stopped the bout 1:23 into the round after an accidental head butt by Whiteboy opened a laceration above Canizales' left eye. Emil Lence, who promoted some of heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson's fights in the 1950s, died Wednesday at the age of 76 in Delray Beach.
BASKETBALL: Wesley Parson scored 20 points as the United States qualified for the world under-22 championships with a 92-86 victory over Argentina in Rosario, Argentina.
ET CETERA: Drugs and court cases will be high on the agenda when the International Olympic Committee holds a special meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. After a weekend of preliminary talks, IOC and international federation officials will convene Monday to formulate a common policy on two of sport's most pressing issues _ doping and civil court cases. . . . Emil Lence, who promoted some of heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson's fights in the 1950s, died Wednesday at the age of 76 in Delray Beach. . . . Daniel Carpio, an 83-year-old Argentine citizen born in Peru, said he will attempt to swim 9 miles across the Strait of Gibraltar _ a feat he has accomplished four times, the last at the age of 67.
_ Compiled by Chris Kraft