GOLF

LPGA -- Nine of the 16 Americans bettered par and 13 won matches as U.S. women pros beat Japanese, 22 1/2-9 1/2, in three-day Nichirei International. Dottie Mochrie, 3-0, was named most valuable golfer.

Senior PGA Tour -- George Archer shot 66, overcame four-shot deficit in final 10 holes to beat Dale Douglass, 204-205, and make Rancho Murieta (Calif.) Senior Gold Rush his fourth win of year.

Europe -- Mike Harwood of Australia won the Volvo Masters in Sotogrande, Spain, by one shot with 71 -- 286. Ian Woosnam of Wales took season's European PGA money title with a record $1,119,164.

World Amateur -- Sweden, led by Mathias Gronberg, won by 13 strokes over the United States and host New Zealand. Gronberg won the individual title with a 286 total, 2 under par on Christchurch's Shirley course.

AUTO RACING

NASCAR -- Steve Grissom won the 200-lap Busch Grand National in Martinsville, Va., as leader Kenny Wallace ran out of gas with three laps left. Season-ending win was year's fourth for Grissom, whose Oldsmobile averaged a race-record 73.968 mph.

RUNNING

Frankfurt Marathon -- Konrad Dobler of Germany won in the rain, in 2:13:29. Kerstin Pressler of Germany was first female finisher, in 2:34:13.

WHEELCHAIRS

Oita International Marathon -- Heinz Frei of Switzerland won in Oita, Japan, by one second over Marc Quessy of Canada and two seconds over U.S. entrant Kenneth Carnes, in 1:39:35, heading 441 competitors.

BASKETBALL

Philadelphia 76ers -- Dropped veteran G Derek Smith (knee surgery Sept. 26) and acquired rookie F Jayson Williams from Phoenix Suns for a 1993 first-round draft pick.

COLLEGES

Atlantic Coast Conference -- North Carolina's Mia Hamm (Lake Braddock High) is women's soccer player of the year.