Helena Sukova defeated Gabriela Sabatini for the first time in six years Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the Virginia Slims of Florida in Delray Beach. Sukova used a strong serve and volley attack to beat the third-seeded Sabatini 6-4, 6-4. Sukova had lost 10 straight matches to Sabatini, with her last win coming at the Chicago Slims in 1988.
AUTO RACING: Ted Musgrave won the pole position for the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway with a track record lap of 123.474 mph. David Green won the pole for today's Hardee's Frisco 250 Busch Grand National at Richmond.
ARENA LEAGUE: The Detroit Drive football franchise has been sold to commissioner Joe O'Hara, who will move the team to Worcester, Mass., for 1994 and will step down as commissioner.
HORSE RACING: Dehere is out of the Triple Crown picture after fracturing his right hind leg during a workout, owner Robert E. Brennan said in Delray Beach. The injury to last year's top 2-year-old was not believed to be life-threatening.
BOWLING: David Traber won six of eight matches to grab the top spot after six rounds of the National Championship in Toledo, Ohio. Tammy Turner defeated Michelle Mullen 227-162 Thursday night to capture the $50,000 Claremore (Okla.) Classic for her first pro title.
TRACK: Gwen Torrence broke her American indoor record in the women's 200 meters by .01 of a second, clocking 22.84 seconds in a preliminary heat at the USA-Mobil Championships in Atlanta.
GYMNASTICS: In Orlando, U.S. Olympians Dominique Dawes had an all-around score of 38.825 points after four rounds and John Roethlisberger 56.450 in the McDonald's American Cup.
ET CETERA: Former NFL and Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter was indicted on felony charges he stole more than $50,000 from a bank and two men.
ET CETERA: Former NFL and Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter was indicted on felony charges he stole several thousand dollars. The NCAA has imposed additional sanctions against Washington State athletic programs as penalties for rule violations cited in 1992 by the Pac-10 Conference.
_ Compiled from Times wires