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GOLF—JANE BLALOCK won her second straight LPGA Tournament, the $75,000 Wheeling (W. Va.) Classic, shooting a final-round par 72 for a total of 207, seven strokes better than Kathy Martin. Earlier in the week, she shot a final-round four-under-par 68 for a total of 209, seven under par, to win the $75,000 Mayflower Classic at Noblesville, Ind. by three strokes over Joyce Kazmierski.
Andy Bean made a three-foot putt for a par on the first hole of sudden death to win the $225,000 Western Open over Bill Rogers in Oak Brook, Ill. Both golfers finished regulation play at six-under-par 282.
HARNESS RACING—ARMBRO TIGER ($36.20), driven by Herve Filion, won the $307,594 Cane Pace at Yonkers by three-quarters of a length over Falcon Almahurst. The 3-year-old was timed in 1:59[1/5] for the mile.
HORSE RACING—UPPER NILE ($7.20), ridden by Jorge Velasquez, won the $106,400 Suburban Handicap at Belmont by 1� lengths over Nearly On Time. Favored Forego finished fifth.
MOTOR SPORTS—DAVID PEARSON, driving a Mercury, averaged 154.340 mph to win the $186,325 Firecracker 400 at Daytona Beach, Fla. for the fifth time. Cale Yarborough, in an Oldsmobile, was second, a car-length back.
SOCCER—Mike Flanagan tied an NASL record by scoring five goals as New England beat California 5-2. Flanagan, who leads the league with 27 goals, matched the record held by the Cosmos' Giorgio Chinaglia, California's Steve David and Ron Moore, formerly with Chicago. Portland won two games by shutouts and remained seven points ahead of Vancouver in the National Conference Western Division. The Timbers beat Oakland 1-0, then defeated San Jose 5-0, as Goalkeeper Mick Poole upped his league-leading shutout total to nine. Vancouver also won twice, 2-1 over both Detroit and Dallas. Minnesota split a pair but remained three points ahead of both Tulsa and Dallas in the National Conference Central. The Kicks beat Houston 3-0 on Ron Futcher's hat trick, then lost to Detroit 2-1. Chicago, bidding for a wild-card playoff berth after losing its first 10 games, got a hat trick from newly acquired Arno Steffenhagen and beat Tulsa 5-2.
ASL: Los Angeles lost two straight and saw its lead in the Western Division cut to two points. Third-place Southern California defeated the Skyhawks 2-0 and snapped their five-game unbeaten streak, while second-place California scored two goals within a minute early in the second half and won 3-2. Although the New York Apollo appears to have the Eastern Division title locked up, the race for the two other playoff spots is furious. The New York Eagles tied Cleveland twice, 1-1 on a Clyde Watson goal and 2-2 as Tom Mulroy scored on a penalty kick. Sacramento lost twice, 3-1 to the Apollo, which won its 10th straight, and 1-0 to Connecticut in overtime.