BOXING—KATSUO TOKASHIKI retained his WBA junior flyweight title with an eighth-round knockout of Masaharu Inami in Tokyo.
GOLF—CALVIN PEETE fired a 14-under-par 274 to win the $250,000 Greater Milwaukee Open. He finished two strokes ahead of Victor Regalado.
Hollis Stacy won the $125,000 LPGA West Virginia Classic for the second year in a row, beating Kathy Postlewait on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after the pair completed regulation play tied at 209, five under par.
HARNESS RACING—FORTUNE TELLER ($16.20), Eldon Harner in the sulky, beat Big Band Sound by almost a length to win the $543,500 Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-olds at Yonkers Raceway. The colt covered the mile in 2:00[1/5].
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HORSE RACING—CONQUISTADOR CIELO ($2.20), Eddie Maple aboard, beat John's Gold by four lengths to win the $112,600 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old covered the nine furlongs in a stakes record 1:46[4/5].
Landaluce ($2.60), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., finished 21 lengths ahead of Bold Out Line to win the $77,500 Hollywood Lassie Stakes at Hollywood Park. Her time of 1:08 is believed to be the fastest six furlongs ever run by a 2-year-old filly.
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP drove his Buick to victory in a 420-mile NASCAR race at the Nashville International Raceway, beating Terry Labonte, in a Chevrolet, by more than a lap. Waltrip averaged 86.524 mph on the .596-mile banked oval.
SOCCER—ITALY defeated West Germany 3-1 in Madrid to become the first European nation to win the quadrennial World Cup three times (page 12).
NASL: Tulsa Striker Njego Pesa, recently acquired from Tampa Bay, marked his passage from Rowdy to Roughneck by getting two assists in a 4-0 defeat of Portland and scoring twice in a 3-1 upset of Fort Lauderdale. The wins propelled the 'Necks past Tampa and into a distant second in the Southern Division, 39 points behind the streaking Strikers. Fort Lauderdale reached the league-leading total of 134 points with a 3-2 defeat of the Toronto Blizzard, as Brian Kidd had his 12th multigoal game in a season and a half of NASL play. It was the Strikers' 10th win in 11 tries at home. Meanwhile, the Eastern Division-leading Cosmos pulled out of a disastrous, for them, losing streak of three—including a 2-1 loss to Edmonton, the league's worst team—with a 2-1 win at Chicago. Demonstrating cosmic cool, forwards Julio Romero and Steve Wegerle waited until the final seven minutes to score the tying and winning goals. So the Cosmos emerged from the week still in possession of the league's best record (15-6). Elsewhere in the East, Toronto moved into second place past Montreal with a 2-0 defeat of Le Manique. In the Western Division, San Jose shook Vancouver 1-0 on a first-half goal by Chris Dangerfield to regain the divison lead from the Whitecaps. San Diego won each of its outings by a 2-1 score, Julie Veee getting both goals against Seattle, and a pair of penalty kicks by Lorenz Hilkes providing the difference against Tampa Bay, to move the Sockers within six points of the third-place Sounders.
TENNIS—JOHN McENROE outlasted Mats Wilander 9-7, 6-2, 15-17, 3-6, 8-6 in the deciding match as the UNITED STATES eliminated Sweden 3-2 in Davis Cup quarterfinal competition in St. Louis.
Jose-Luis Clerc beat Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to win the $100,000 Swiss Open in Gstaad.
TRACK & FIELD—ALBERTO SALAZAR broke Matt Centrowitz' 5,000-meter American record of 13:12.91, set June 5, with a clocking of 13:11.93 in Stockholm, while coming in third behind HENRY RONO (13:08.97) and Peter Koech (13:09.50). At the Oslo Games on June 7, DAVID MOORCROFT set a world mark of 13:00.42 in the same event, shattering Rono's 1981 record of 13:06.20. Two American records also fell in Oslo: STEVE SCOTT ran a 3:47.69 mile, the second-fastest ever, to shave .84 off his own mark established on June 26; and MARY DECKER TABB broke by 9.02 her own 1980 record in winning the women's 3,000 in the second-fastest time ever, 8:29.71. Two days later, in Paris, DECKER TABB reclaimed the women's world mile record with a 4:18.08, nearly three seconds faster than Lyudmila Veselkova's 4:20.89, set in 1981. The same day at the inaugural U.S.-East Germany meet in Karl-Marx-Stadt, MARLIES GOEHR equaled her own 100-meter women's world record of 10.88, and CALVIN SMITH, aided by a tailwind of 2.1 meters per second—one-tenth of a meter too strong for an official record—ran a 9.91 100, .04 seconds faster than Jim Hines's 1968 world record. Two American records were set at the meet, however: STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER ran a 12.80 in the 100-meter hurdles to shave .06 seconds from the mark she had shared with Deby Laplante for four weeks, and in the women's 4 x 100 meter relay, ALICE BROWN, FLORENCE GRIFFITH, RANDY GIVENS and DIANE WILLIAMS cut .18 seconds from the mark of 42.47 they established last week in Indianapolis. The East Germans went on to defeat the Americans 207½-172½ (page 22).
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head coach of the Philadelphia franchise of the new USFL, GEORGE PERLES, 48, assistant head coach in charge of defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1979.
RESIGNED: GORDON JAGO, 50, fifth-year coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, whose record so far this season was 10-14. Jago was replaced by former Calgary and Dallas coach, AL MILLER, 46.
TRADED: By the New York Knicks, Forward MAURICE LUCAS, 30, to the Phoenix Suns for Forward LEN (Truck) ROBINSON, 30.
DIED: JOSEPH A. (Jumpin' Joe) DUGAN, 85, third baseman for four major league teams from 1917 through 1931; of a stroke; in Norwood, Mass. Dugan, a career .280 hitter, played in five World Series in his 6½ years as a New York Yankee.
Tommy Loughran, 79, former world light heavyweight champion (1927-29) who fought 172 times from 1919 to 1937; of natural causes; in Hollidaysburg, Pa. Loughran, whose career record was 104-23-45, went undefeated in 41 straight bouts from 1925 to 1930.