Kyle Petty, in a Ford Thunderbird, drove to a one-lap victory over Morgan Shepherd, in a Buick LeSabre, to win the Coca-Cola 600, in Harrisburg, N.C. Petty, who averaged 131.483 mph on the 1.5-mile quad-oval, earned $89,405.
SOFTBALL—TEXAS A & M beat UCLA 4-1 to win the Women's College World Series, in Omaha.
COLLEGE TENNIS—At the NCAA Division I men's championships in Athens, Ga., host GEORGIA defeated UCLA five matches to one to win its second title in three years. ANDREW BURROW of Miami beat Dan Goldberg of Michigan 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 for the individual crown (page 68).
At Los Angeles, PATTY FENDICK of Stanford defeated Shaun Stafford of Florida 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to win her second consecutive NCAA Division I women's championship. Earlier, STANFORD defeated Georgia five matches to one for the team title.
TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT outlasted Manuela Maleeva 6-3,4-6,6-2 to win the Geneva Open and $20,000.
Czechoslovakia beat the United States 2-1 for the World Team Cup, in Dusseldorf. First prize was $300,000.
TRACK & FIELD—ROBERT EMMIYAN of the U.S.S.R. became the second long jumper ever to surpass 29 feet, at a meet in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia (altitude: 5,130 feet). His leap of 29' 1" was only I'A inches short of Bob Beamon's 1968 record and exceeded his previous best by 10 inches.
MILEPOSTS—ACQUITTED: Los Angeles Raider wide receiver JAMES LOFTON, 30, of a charge of second-degree sexual assault, in Brown County ( Wis.) Circuit Court.
CONVICTED: Green Bay Packer cornerback MOSSY CADE, 25, of two charges of second-degree sexual assault, in Brown County ( Wis.) Circuit Court. He was acquitted of a third similar charge.
HIRED: As coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, the worst (12-70) team in the NBA in 1986-87, GENE SHUE, 55, fourth in career coaching wins. Shue has a 20-season record of 757-768, including two years with the then San Diego Clippers (1978-80).