Portugal's World Cup players, angered by the refusal of team officials to double their tournament bonuses, decided in Saltillo, Mexico, to go on strike and boycott training sessions through the start of the tournament.
Portugal's best player, forward Ferando Gomes, said the team's demands were justified but that the dispute had disrupted planning for Portugal's first match June 3 against England.
"I feel our demands are fair but I don't want to talk about it. I can say that our concentration for the forthcoming matches is vanishing following this controversy," Gomes told the Associated Press.
The strike caused a national uproar in Portugal and prompted the intervention of President Mario Soares, who sent a telegram appealing to team officials and players to conduct a calm dialogue and "end a situation that the Portuguese people do not understand."
Silva Resende, president of the Portuguese soccer federation, was dispatched to Mexico amid speculation that the team might be withdrawn from the World Cup. Portugal last qualified 20 years ago. HOCKEY
Hundreds of thousands of Montrealers jammed downtown streets and surged forward to clasp the hands of their Stanley Cup heroes during a victory parade for the Canadiens, the first in seven years for the 23-time NHL champions.
It wasn't Memorial Day in Montreal but boisterous celebrators skipped school, work and other mundane activities to line the route. It took the players' cars 4 1/2 hours to travel the eight-kilometer route. . . .
Center Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins has won the Lester Pearson Trophy, ending Wayne Gretzky's five-year domination of the award to the player who has done the most for the game. The only trophy voted on by the NHL players, it goes to Lemieux by a tally of 136-107 over the Edmonton star, with defensemen Paul Coffey (Oilers) and Larry Robinson (Canadiens) third and fourth. GOLF
Rodger Davis of Australia won the $300,000 European PGA Championship on a third playoff hole at Wentworth, England, when he carded a bogey and Des Smyth of Ireland double-bogeyed.
Davis earned $52,000 when he made a 6 at the 571-yard 17th hole. Smyth drove out of bounds and took a 7.
They had tied at 7-under-par 281. England's Nick Faldo was third at 284. BASKETBALL
Coach Jack Ramsay, given permission by the Portland Trail Blazers to talk with San Antonio club officials, says he won't be filling the Spurs' vacant coaching position.
Ramsay confirmed that Spurs General Manager Bob Bass called him recently to ask if he was interested. "We were both kind of exploring the possibility," Ramsay said, "but I think we both decided it was something we didn't want to pursue." FOOTBALL
Quarterback David Woodley failed to report to the Pittsburgh Steelers' five-day minicamp, after telling Coach Chuck Noll he is considering retirement.
"He said he's thinking about it," said Noll, who talked to Woodley last week. "Guys have been known to say that one day and come back the next. Right now, he's retired. We worry about the people who are here and the people who want to be here."
Woodley's apparent decision to retire after six NFL seasons, highlighted by leading the Miami Dolphins into Super Bowl XVII against the Redskins, startled team officials. Woodley would be the highest-paid player in Steelers history if he made the 1986 opening day roster. COLLEGES
Kirk Dulom had four hits and four RBI as tournament host Miami beat Georgia Tech, 15-9, despite two three-run homers by Mike Fowler in the NCAA Atlantic Regional baseball final. Miami takes a 47-15 record on its eighth trip in nine years to the College World Series in Omaha. BOXING
Don Shiver of Tampa, a junior middleweight boxer whose only pro loss in 23 bouts came against Mark Breland, was killed Sunday night when he lost control of his speeding vehicle on Interstate 75 in Brooksville, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident was alcohol-related. Shiver, 29, leaves a wife and 11-month-old daughter . . .
Eugene (Sonny) Speed of Palmer Park will meet Darryl Jacobs of Norfolk in the main event of a three-bout boxing card tonight at 8 at the Sheraton in New Carrollton. Speed is 3-0 and Jacobs is 10-5. PENTATHLON
Rob Stull of Damascus, Md., has the lead going into the final two events -- pistol and cross country run -- of the Modern Pentathlon National Championships in San Antonio, 3,276 points to 3,192 for second-place Mike Gostigian of Newtown Square, Pa. Gostigian won the 300-meter swim yesterday. CAPTION: Picture, If David Woodley retires, he gives up 1986 salary of about $300,000.