BOWLING—PETE COUTURE defeated Marshall Holman 211-186 to win a $110,000 PBA tournament in San Jose, Calif.
BOXING—ROBERTO DURAN won the WBA junior middleweight title, stopping Davey Moore in the eighth round at Madison Square Garden (page 22).
Jaime Garza recovered from a knockdown in the first round to win the vacated WBC super bantamweight title over Bobby Berna by a second-round knockout in Los Angeles.
PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: Monday's Oakland-Denver game could have produced a three-way tie in the Pacific Division between the Invaders, the Gold and Los Angeles, but Oakland, with Dupre Marshall falling on a Denver fumble at the Invader six-yard line with 1:54 remaining to save the victory, won 16-10 to pull a game ahead of the Express and two ahead of the Gold. Later in the week L.A. blew a chance to catch Oakland when it was upset 20-13 by New Jersey. Meanwhile, in the Central Division, first-place Chicago went a game ahead of Tampa Bay. Trumaine Johnson caught three touchdown passes from Bobby Scott to pace the Blitz to a 29-14 win over Birmingham; the Bandits then lost 24-17 to Boston. That win kept the Breakers' hopes for a wild-card playoff berth alive, the Atlantic leader, Philadelphia, having already clinched the division's postseason slot.
June 26, 1983
GOLF—LARRY NELSON shot a four-under-par 280 to beat Tom Watson by one stroke and win the U.S. Open in Oakmont, Pa. (page 28).
Jan Stephenson shot an 11-under-par 205 to win the $200,000 Lady Keystone Open by 1 stroke over Pat Bradley in Hershey, Pa.
HARNESS RACING—RALPH HANOVER ($3.60), driven by Ron Waples, beat Raffi by two lengths to win the $379,004.75 Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway. The 3-year-old paced the mile in 1:57, the fastest time ever for the first leg of pacing's Triple Crown.
HORSE RACING—ABLE MONEY ($18.20), Antonio Graell in the irons, beat High Schemes by three lengths to win the $140,250 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old filly ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:49[1/5].
First Summer Day ($20.80), ridden by David Clark, beat Lady Ice by a neck in the $196,800 Canadian Oaks at Woodbine Racetrack. The 3-year-old filly ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:52[3/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—AL HOLBERT, HURLEY HAYWOOD and VERN SCHUPPAN, driving a Porsche, won the Le Mans 24-hour race by 64 seconds over Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell, in a Porsche. The winners covered a record 3,136 miles around the 8.51-mile circuit for an average of 130.70 mph.
Cale Yarborough, in a Chevrolet, won a 400-mile NASCAR event in Brooklyn, Mich., finishing 1.01 seconds ahead of Bobby Allison in a Buick. Yarborough averaged 138.728 mph on the two-mile Michigan International Speedway.
ROAD RACING—At the USA/TAC 100-mile championship in New York, DONNA HUDSON ran a women's world-best 15:31:56, breaking Sandra Kiddy's pending mark by more than eight minutes. RAY SCANNELL placed first among the men in 13:16:02.
ROWING—HARVARD beat the University of Washington by .40 seconds to win the National Collegiate Rowing title on Harsha Lake near Cincinnati.
SAILING—The U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY (10-1) beat defending champion Boston University (9-2) to win the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing National Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas.
SOCCER—NASL: Njego Pesa's two goals led Tulsa to a 4-0 win over Chicago that gave the Roughnecks the Southern Division lead by four points over Team America, despite the Cosmos' best efforts to keep Team America on top. Cosmo Franz Beckenbauer accidentally put the ball in his side's goal in Team America's 2-1 shootout victory. The win was Team America's fourth straight. Beckenbauer later absolved himself and scored, this time for the Cosmos, in a 5-1 win over Toronto that put New York six points ahead of the Blizzard in the Eastern Division. Idle Western leader Vancouver remained 28 points ahead of Golden Bay, which lost 2-1 to Seattle and beat Tampa Bay 1-0 (page 76).
TENNIS—JOHAN KRIEK defeated Tom Gullikson 7-6, 7-5 to win a $100,000 tournament on grass at Bristol, England.
Martina Navratilova won a $150,000 grass-court tournament in Eastbourne, England by beating Wendy Turnbull 6-1, 6-1.
TRACK & FIELD—At the U.S. outdoor championships in Indianapolis, CARL LEWIS ran the 200 meters in 19.75 to break by .08 seconds the American record set by Tommie Smith in Mexico City in 1968 (page 32).
Tiina Lillak of Finland reclaimed the women's world javelin record with a throw of 245'3", breaking by almost two feet the old mark of 243'5" held by Sofia Sakorafa of Greece; in Tampere, Finland.
Ramona Neubert broke the world heptathlon record she set a year ago by 64 points with a score of 6,836 in Moscow.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the third time in the last five seasons, MOSES MALONE of the Philadelphia 76ers.
TRADED: By the St. Louis Cardinals, First Baseman KEITH HERNANDEZ, 29, to the New York Mets for pitchers NEIL ALLEN, 25, and RICK OWNBEY, 25; by the Chicago White Sox, Second Baseman TONY BERNAZARD, 26, to the Seattle Mariners for Second Baseman JULIO CRUZ, 28; by the Oakland A's, Pitcher MATT KEOUGH, 27, to the New York Yankees for two minor-leaguers; and by the Mets, Outfielder-First Baseman MIKE JORGENSEN, 34, to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later, or cash, and two minor-leaguers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Catcher JUNIOR ORTIZ, 23, and a minor league pitcher.
By the New York Rangers, wings RON DUGUAY, 25, and ED JOHNSTONE, 29, and Goalie ED MIO, 29, to the Detroit Red Wings for Defenseman WILLIE HUBER, 25, and wings MARK OSBORNE, 21, and MIKE BLAISDELL, 23.