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Jerry Burgess guided BUGS ALIVE IN 75 ($8.40) to a 1�-length victory over Chick Called Sue in the $766,000 All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex. Bugs Alive in 75 covered the 440-yard sprint for quarter horses in 21.89 seconds.
Dearly precious ($2.80), ridden by Michael Hole, beat Free Journey by four lengths in the $113,230 Arlington Lassie for 2-year-old fillies at Arlington Park for her eighth consecutive stakes win. Dearly Precious was clocked in 1:11[1/5] for the six furlongs.
LACROSSE—NLL: After two games in a best-of-seven playoff series. Long Island and Quebec were knotted at one victory each. The opener went to the Tomahawks 19-13, but in the second game Quebec Goalie Larry Smeltzer stopped 55 of 63 Tomahawk shots-on-goal in a 10-8 Caribou win. In the Montreal-Boston games, the Bolts grabbed an early 2-1 lead. Montreal won the first game 9-8, but the Bolts came back with 9-7 and 16-14 victories. Bram Wilfong of Boston scored five goals in the third game, a playoff record.
MOTOR SPORTS—CLAY REGAZZONI, at the wheel of a Ferrari 312T, led from start to finish to win the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. He was clocked in 1:22:42.6, an average of 136 mph in the 52-lap, 187-mile race. NIKI LAUDA of Austria sewed up the World Drivers' Championship by coming in third.
SOCCER—ASL: Boston won the Northern Division, defeating Connecticut 4-1 to advance to the playoffs against Midwestern titleholder Cleveland. Jose Neto of the Astros raised his league-leading goal total to 23 when he scored twice against the Yankees. The New York Apollos, which fired Coach Nick Kambolis, warmed up for their playoff with defending champion Rhode Island by edging New Jersey 3-2.
TENNIS—Third-seeded MANUEL ORANTES of Spain stunned top-seeded Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to win the men's singles title and CHRIS EVERT pulled out a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 finals victory over Evonne Goolagong at the U.S. Open in Forest Hills, N.Y. (page 16).
WATER SKIING—LIZ ALLEN SHETTER of Groveland, Fla. won two of the three individual gold medals and won the women's over-all world title for the fourth time, at Thorpe Park, England. Fifteen-year-old Carlos Suarez of Venezuela took the men's championship, on the strength of a world record performance in the tricks competition.
MILEPOSTS—ENJOINED: The NCAA, by U.S. District Judge Sam C. Pointer Jr., from enforcing a 48-player traveling limit for football teams. A suit challenging the legality of the newly adopted measure was brought by the University of Alabama.