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BASKETBALL—The MIAMI TROPICS, led by 30 points from former NBA guard World B. Free, squeaked past the Rhode Island Gulls 103-99 in the first United States Basketball League championship game, in Miami. Free's three-point shot with 2:30 to play cut a four-point Gulls lead to one and ignited the Tropics' comeback.
CYCLING—STEPHEN ROCHE of Ireland won the Tour de France by completing the 25-day, 2,485-mile race in 115 hours, 27 minutes and 42 seconds. Roche finished 40 seconds ahead of Spain's Pedro Delgado (page 22). JEANNIE LONGO of France won the 616-mile women's Tour de France with a time of 27 hours, 33 minutes, 36 seconds, 2:52 ahead of Italy's Maria Canins.
EQUESTRIAN—JOE FARGIS of Southampton, N.Y., the 1984 individual jumping Olympic gold medalist, rode Abdullah to two penalty-free rides and a jump-off time of 37.09 seconds to win $18,000 and a grand prix show jumping event outside Bartlett, N.H.
GOLF—ROBERT WRENN shot a 72-hole, 26-under-par 262 to defeat Dan Pohl by seven strokes and win a PGA event at the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. Wrenn's victory was worth $108,000 and the use of a new car for one year. The victory was Wrenn's first as a pro since 1983.
HARNESS RACING—Driven by Michel LaChance, RIGHTEOUS BUCKS ($17.60) won the $232,616 Cane Pace, the first leg of pacing's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds, at Yonkers Raceway. Righteous Bucks covered the mile in 1:56 and finished half a length ahead of Golden Greek.
HORSE RACING—TEMPERATE SIL ($4.60), with Bill Shoemaker aboard, won the Swaps Stakes for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park by one length over Candi's Gold. Temperate Sil covered the 1� miles in 2:02[1/5] to earn $124,400.
MOTOR SPORTS—BILL ELLIOTT, in a Ford Thunderbird, won the Talladega 500 in Talladega, Ala., at an average speed of 171.292 mph. Elliott beat Davey Allison, also in a Ford Thunderbird, by .15 of a second and earned $70,920.