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Andy Bean fired closing rounds of 61 and 67 for a 23-under-par total of 265 and an eight-stroke victory in the $300,000 Atlanta Classic. His winning margin over second-place finisher Joe Inman was the widest on the pro tour in three years.
HARNESS RACING—SONSAM ($2.80), driven by George Sholty, won the $100,000 Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-old pacers by� of a length over Breaking Point. The winner was clocked in 1:57[4/5].
HORSE RACING—Ruben Hernandez rode COASTAL ($10.80) to a 3�-length victory over Golden Act in the 111th Belmont Stakes. Spectacular Bid finished third in his unsuccessful try to complete the Triple Crown. The winner's time for the 1� miles was 2:28[3/5] (page 14).
Troy, a 6-to-1 shot ridden by Willie Carson, beat Dickens Hill by seven lengths to win the 200th English Derby in Epsom. The winner's time for the $500,000 race was 2:37 over 1� miles on the grass.
Davona Dale ($2.40), Jorge Velasquez up, won the $106,600 Mother Goose Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown for fillies, at Belmont by 10 lengths over Eloquent. Winning time for the 1? miles was 1:48[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—American brothers DON and BILL WHITTINGTON and West German KLAUS LUDWIG teamed up to drive a Porsche 2,593 miles to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans road race. Their average speed was 108.06 mph. Actor Paul Newman and teammates Rolf Stommelen and Dick Barbour finished second; also in a Porsche, 53 miles behind the winners.
SOCCER—NASL: It was a week for hat tricks; there were four three-goal performances, all in one night. Minnesota, leader in the Central Division of the National Conference, beat San Jose 4-1 as Alan Willey scored three times, all on headers. Later in the week the Kicks defeated National West leader Vancouver 1-0. New England broke out of a scoring slump with a 6-1 win over California as Gerry Daley had three goals and three assists. German star Gerd Mueller had his best game since joining the league, scoring three times and assisting twice in Fort Lauderdale's 6-1 win over Edmonton. The Strikers had their four-game winning streak stopped three days later in a 3-1 loss to Houston, leader in the American Conference Central Division. Karl-Heinz Granitza scored three of Chicago's goals in a 5-1 win over Portland. The National East-leading Cosmos won their 11th game in 13 outings, 4-1 over Dallas. Tampa Bay, the American East leader, split two games, losing 3-0 to Philadelphia and beating Washington 1-0. San Diego took over first place in the American West with a 4-0 victory over Edmonton.