PRO BASKETBALL—The Boston Celtics defeated the Houston Rockets four games to two to win their 16th NBA championship (page 12).
BOXING—In a tripleheader of championship bouts at the Brendan Byrne Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., a pair of new champions were crowned, and a third retained his title. BERNARDO PINANGO of Venezuela won a unanimous 15-round decision over Gaby Canizales to take the WBA bantamweight title; BUSTER DRAYTON defeated Carlos Santos in a 15-round majority decision to earn the IBF junior middleweight crown; and JIMMY PAUL also won a 15-round majority decision, over Cubanito Perez, to retain his IBF lightweight title.
CYCLING—ROBERTO VISENTINI of Italy won the Tour of Italy, completing the 22-leg, 3,858-kilometer event in 102 hours, 33 minutes and 55 seconds. Greg LeMond of the U.S. was fourth, 2:26 behind the leader.
GOLF—BOB TWAY hit a wedge two feet from the pin and tapped in the par putt on the final hole to defeat former Oklahoma State teammate Willie Wood by one stroke and win the Westchester Classic in Harrison, N.Y. Tway, who earned $108,000 for the victory, shot a 12-under-par 272.
In spite of a final-round 77 that included bogeys on three of the last five holes, JULI INKSTER easily won an LPGA event in Malvern, Pa. Inkster, who had been the leader since the first round, shot a seven-under-par 281 to finish three strokes ahead of Mary Beth Zimmerman and earn the $67,500 winner's share.
HORSE RACING—DANZIG CONNECTION ($18), with Chris McCarron up, splashed home on a sloppy Belmont Park track to give trainer Woody Stephens his fifth consecutive Belmont Stakes victory (page 48). The 3-year-old ran the mile and a half in a slow 2:29[4/5] to finish 1�, lengths ahead of long shot Johns Treasure and earn the $338,640 winner's purse for owner Henryk deKwiatowski.
Stephens's Belmont binge continued in the $140,250 Hempstead Handicap as ENDEAR ($9.40), with Eddie Maple aboard, defeated Lady's Secret by six lengths. The 4-year-old filly ran the muddy 1? miles in 1:48[3/5].
La Koumia ($7.60), with Ray Sibille up, defeated favored Estrapade by 1� lengths in the $141,900 Gamely Handicap at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old filly covered the 1? miles on the turf in 1:45[4/5] to establish a track record.
Val Danseur ($6), with Gary Stevens as the jockey, covered the 1� mile course in 2:27[2/5] to tie the track record and beat Rivlia by two lengths in the Rolling Green Handicap at Golden Gate Fields. The victory was worth $89,000 to the winner.
MOTOR SPORTS—TIM RICHMOND, driving a Chevrolet, defeated Dale Earnhardt, also in a Chevrolet, finishing under a yellow flag, to win a NASCAR event at Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Richmond averaged 113.279 mph over the 200-lap course to earn the $46,705 winner's purse.