HORSE RACING—CUTLASS REALITY ($11.40), Gary Stevens in the saddle, defeated Alysheba by 6� lengths to win the Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park. The 6-year-old colt covered the 1� miles in 1:59[2/5] to earn $275,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—RUSTY WALLACE, driving a Pontiac, beat Bill Elliott, in a Ford, by .25 of a second to win a 400-mile NASCAR race and $64,100 in Brooklyn, Mich. Wallace averaged 153.55 mph for 200 laps over the two-mile Michigan International Speedway oval.
SAILING—CONGERE, a 77-foot maxi skippered by Bevin Koeppel, won the 130-boat, 635-mile biennial Newport to Bermuda Ocean Yacht Race in a time of three days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. Competing in the International Offshore Rule Division, Congere beat runner-up Boomerang, an 81-foot sloop, by 1 hour, 20 minutes. The 73-foot sloop CANNONBALL, with Charles Robertson at the helm, won the International Measurement System Division in three days, 18 hours and 48 minutes.
SOCCER—THE NETHERLANDS defeated the Soviet Union 2-0 to win the European Championship, in Munich.
TABLE TENNIS—At the U.S. Open in Miami Beach, JEAN PHILLIPE GATIEN of France defeated Mikael Apelgren of Sweden 21-10, 21-14, 20-22, 20-22, 21-16 for the men's title, and JUN XU of China won the women's championship 21-5, 20-22, 21-17, 21-16 over countrywoman Zihe Cheng.
TRACK & FIELD—In San Diego, RAMONA PAGEL surpassed her American women's shot-put mark with a throw of 66'2�", which was two feet longer than her record-setting put of May 8.
TRIATHLON—At a U.S. Triathlon Series event in Baltimore, MIKE PIGG beat Harold Robinson by 2 minutes, 51 seconds to win the men's division in 1:51:49. Among the women, KIRSTEN HANSSEN finished first with a time of 2:07:19, 26 seconds ahead of runner-up Joy Hansen (page 65).
VOLLEYBALL—The UNITED STATES beat the Soviet Union 11-15, 14-16, 15-9, 15-10, 15-4 in the finals to win the USA Cup tournament, in Los Angeles (page 40).
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: By the New York Yankees, manager BILLY MARTIN, 60, who in his three-month-long fifth tour of duty as the Yankee skipper guided them to a 40-28 record. LOU PINIELLA, 44, who managed the Yanks in 1986 and '87, replaced Martin (page 96).
FOLDED: The MINNESOTA STRIKERS and the ST. LOUIS STEAMERS of the Major Indoor Soccer League, which now has nine teams.