Armbro Emerson ($38), driven by Walter Whelan, paced a mile in 1:56[3/5] to beat Amity Shef by a neck and win the Prix d'Ete and $145,062, at Blue Bonnets in Montreal.
HORSE RACING—GULCH ($2.60), with Angel Cordero Jr. in the saddle, won the Hopeful Stakes and $126,720, at Saratoga, finishing 3� lengths ahead of runner-up Persevered. The 2-year-old bay colt, undefeated in four starts, covered the 6� furlongs in 1:16[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP drove his Chevrolet to victory in a 500-lap NASCAR event at Bristol International Raceway, in Bristol, Tenn., defeating Terry Labonte by 8.4 seconds and winning the $41,725 first-prize purse. The winner averaged 86.934 mph over the .533-mile high-banked oval.
ROWING—At the world championships, in Nottingham, England, the U.S. took home seven medals, including three gold medals: An American crew finished first in the heavyweight coxless fours, becoming the first U.S. men to win a world rowing title in a dozen years; and the U.S. women won gold in the lightweight coxless fours and the lightweight double sculls.
SWIMMING—The German Democratic Republic women dominated the world championships, in Madrid, winning 13 of the 16 events. The 4 X 100-meter freestyle relay team of KRISTIN OTTO, MANUELA STELLMACH, SABINA SCHULZE and HEIKE FRIEDRICH established a record of 3:40.57, 1.84 seconds better than the previous mark, set by East Germany in 1984; on the leadoff leg, Otto broke the 100-meter individual mark with a 54.73 clocking, .06 of a second better than teammate Barbara Krause's 1980 record. GDR teammate SILKE HORNER shaved .80 off countrywoman Sylvia Gerasch's seven-month-old 200-meter breaststroke world mark with a 2:27.40 clocking; then GERASCH finished the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:08.11, topping by .18 her own two-year-old world record. TAMARA COSTACHE of Romania won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.28, lowering her own one-month-old world best by .03 of a second (page 16).
TENNIS—MATS WILANDER of Sweden defeated Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-1 to win the ATP Championship and $48,000, in Mason, Ohio.
Steffi Graf beat Molly Van Nostrand 7-5, 6-1 to win a tour event in Mahwah, N.J., and the $29,000 first prize.
TRACK & FIELD—UDO BEYER of East Germany set a world shot-put record of 74'3�" in East Berlin, eclipsing by one inch the mark set by countryman Ulf Timmermann in 1985.
VOLLEYBALL—The U.S. men's team defeated Cuba 15-8, 15-3, 15-7 to win its second consecutive USA Cup title, in Springfield, Mass.
WATERSKIING—CAMILLE DUVALL of Orlando, Fla., won her third consecutive women's slalom title at the international championships, in Indianapolis. SCOTT CLACK of Winter Haven, Fla., also won a third straight title—in the men's freestyle jumping.