Hot N Nasty ($2.60), Darryl McHergue in the saddle, took the six-furlong $107,310 Lassie Stakes for 2-year-old fillies in 1:11[2/5] at Arlington Park. Sharm A Sheikh was two lengths back.
Halo ($8.40), ridden by Jorge Velasquez, covered 1[3/16], miles of soggy turf in 1:56[4/5] to beat London Company by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City.
Master Derby ($15.80), Julio Espinosa up, came on in the stretch to win the $105,000 Kindergarten Stakes for 2-year-olds at Liberty Bell Park in 1:11[4/5]. Gallant Bob was second, half a length back.
SOFTBALL—The RAYBESTOS BRAKETTES of Stratford, Conn. defeated Sun City, Ariz. 1-0 in the 10-inning final game of the National Women's Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament in Orlando, Fla.
SWIMMING & DIVING—JOHN NABER, a Southern Cal sophomore, handed Roland Matthes his first backstroke loss in seven years by defeating him in the 200-meter event as the Americans met the East Germans at Concord, Calif. (page 20).
TENNIS—Upsets marked the opening days of the U.S. Open at Forest Hills (page 93). In the second round, VIJAY AMRITRAJ of India defeated Sweden's fourth-seeded Bjorn Borg, 6-1, 7-6, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, while older brother and doubles partner AN-AND AMRITRAJ knocked off No. 10 seed Manuel Orantes of Spain 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. In the same round, South Africa's RAY MOORE eliminated 15th-seeded Tom Gorman 4-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5.
The DENVER RACQUETS surprised the Philadelphia Freedoms by taking the best-of-three WTT championship final in two straight matches. The decisive victory came in Philly where Racquet Andrew Pattison blanked Buster Mottram 6-0 in the men's singles to lead his team to a 28-24 win. Combined with its earlier 27-21 triumph, that victory gave Denver the title. Pattison was voted the Most Valuable Player.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By Brazilian soccer superstar PELE, 33, that he will retire in the first week of October. Pel� quit Brazil's national team two years ago, but had continued playing for the Santos team.
AWARDED: By a federal district court jury to JANE BLALOCK, a $4,500 judgment against the LPGA. Blalock sued the group for suspending her in 1972 on allegations of cheating. The judgment equals the first-prize money of the tournament she missed.
FINED: GEORGE M. STEINBRENNER 3RD, principal owner of the New York Yankees and part owner of the Chicago Bulls, by Federal District Court Judge Leroy J. Contie Jr., $15,000, on charges stemming from illegal expenditures of corporate funds as campaign contributions to former President Nixon and others.