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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.
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).
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).