Davona Dale ($4.20), ridden by Jorge Velasquez, defeated Caline by 2� lengths to win the $169,350 Fantasy Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Oaklawn Park. The winner was timed in 1:44[2/5] for the 1[1/16] miles.
MOTOR SPORTS—GILLES VILLENEUVE averaged 87.808 mph in a Ferrari to win the Long Beach ( Calif.) Grand Prix by 29.38 seconds over teammate Jody Scheckter (page 24).
Darrell Waltrip, averaging 121.721 mph in a Chevrolet, won the Rebel 500 in Darlington, S.C. by half a car length over Richard Petty, also in a Chevy.
SOCCER—NASL: Washington, which is 2-0, jumped out to an eight-point lead in the Eastern Division of the National Conference by beating Atlanta 5-1 behind Alan Green's two goals. Tampa Bay defeated New England 2-0 for its second straight win as Wes McLeod and Mirandinha again scored both Rowdie goals. California Goalie Tony Chursky, who played for Seattle last year, shut out his old teammates 1-0, and Los Angeles blanked Memphis 1-0 on a goal by Defender George Kottan.
SWIMMING—LINA KACHUSITE of the Soviet Union broke the women's world record for the 200-meter breaststroke at a U.S.S.R.-East German dual meet in Potsdam. Her time of 2:28.36 was 2.73 seconds better than the mark Svetlana Varganova of the Soviet Union set this year. At the same meet, SERGEY KOPLIAKOV of the Soviet Union broke the world record for the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:49.83, .46 of a second faster than the mark set by Bruce Furniss of USC in 1976; and VLADIMIR SALNIKOV of the U.S.S.R. broke the world record for the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 3:51.41, .15 of a second faster than the mark set by UCLA's Brian Goodell in 1977.
TENNIS—BJORN BORG beat John McEnroe 6-4, 6-2 to win a $175,000 WCT tournament in Rotterdam.
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: As coach of the Boston Celtics, DAVE COWENS, 30, who replaced the fired Satch Sanders last November and guided the Celtics to a 27-41 record. Cowens will remain with the team as a player.
SENTENCED: In State Superior Court in Mount Holly, N.J. to prison terms: jockeys KEVIN DALY (two to three years), PAUL KALLAI (12 to 18 months), JESUS GUADALUPE (up to 18 months), STEVE PLOMCHOK (12 to 14 months) and RALPH ORTIZ JR. (up to a year and a day) and trainers ANTHONY FAMIGLIETTI (18 to 24 months) and MICHAEL CROCK (a year and a day, suspended); for rigging races at New Jersey's Garden State Park in 1974 and 1975.
SETTLED: Out of court, the New England Patriots' suit against the University of Colorado, which had hired Coach Chuck Fairbanks while he was under contract to New England. In exchange for releasing Fairbanks, the Patriots received $200,000 from the university's football booster club, and Fairbanks agreed to forfeit $105,000 in payments owed him by the Patriots. RON ERHARDT, 47, the Patriots' offensive coordinator, will replace Fairbanks as New England's coach.