Bruni, a 13 to 1 outsider, Tony Murray riding, defeated favored King Pellinore by 10 lengths to win the 199th running of the $165,130 St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster, England. Bruni was clocked in 3:05[2/5] for the one mile, six furlongs 127 yards.
Telly's Pop ($10), owned by Telly Savalas and Howard W. Koch and ridden by Francisco Mena, beat Lexington Laugh by 1� lengths to win the $111,925 Del Mar Futurity for 2-year-olds at Del Mar. The winning time for the mile was 1:36.
LACROSSE—NLL: In the fifth game of their playoff series, the Long Island Tomahawks and the Quebec Caribous amassed 120 minutes in penalties, most of them for fighting, in a contest won handily by the Tomahawks 20-10. Still, the Caribous upset Long Island 4-2 in the best-of-seven to move into the league's championship finals against the winner of the Boston- Montreal series which was knotted at three games each.
MOTOR SPORTS—RICHARD PETTY drove his Dodge to a narrow come-from-behind victory over Richard Brooks in the Delaware 500 Grand National stock-car race at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Petty averaged 111.372 mph.
SOCCER—ASL: Roberto Illanes ended the New York Apollos' marathon struggle with the Rhode Island Oceaneers by booming a 40-yard shot that deflected off Oceaneer Goalie Tony DiCicco in the fifth overtime of the second game of their playoff set; the first game had ended in a scoreless tie. The Apollos thereby qualified for the championship final with the Boston Astros, who tied and defeated Cleveland to eliminate the Cobras from the playoffs.
TENNIS—Britain retained the Wightman Cup, 5-2, Glynis Coles defeating Mona Schallau 6-3, 7-6 to clinch the victory in Cleveland. Chris Evert had kept U.S. hopes alive in the annual competition by defeating Virginia Wade 6-3, 7-6.
Poland defeated Norway 5-0 in Warsaw in the European Zone B second round for next year's Davis Cup play, Wotjek Fihak and Jacek Niedzwiedzki each winning both their singles matches.
After losing an appeal to the international Davis Cup committee to switch the matches to another site, the Chilean Tennis Federation agreed to send its Davis Cup team to Bastad, Sweden. Jaime Fillol, Chile's top player, who had said he would not compete in Bastad because of threats against his life from Chilean political refugees now living in Sweden, will accompany the team. Two other members of the Chilean squad also reversed earlier stands and said they would travel to Bastad for the match, which begins next week.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: GREG BARTON. 29, as head coach of the WFL Portland Thunder. BOB BRODHEAD, club president and general manager, took over as interim coach of the 1-5 team.
RENAMED: Baltimore's new ABA franchise, after the team conducted a poll of its fans to pick a new nickname because the original appellation had raised too many eyebrows. The team will be known as the Claws. The number two choice, though by only an eyebrow, was the name they started with, the Hustlers.