Terry Labonte, driving a Chevrolet, won a 400-kilometer NASCAR race by five seconds over Harry Gant, also in a Chevrolet, in Riverside, Calif. Labonte averaged 104.276 mph on the 2.62-mile road course. It was his first victory of the 1985 season.
ROAD RACING—FRANCIE LARRIEU SMITH won the 10K L'eggs Mini Marathon by three seconds over Grete Waitz in a time of 32:23 in New York City (page 53).
TRACK & FIELD—The Arkansas men's team and the Oregon women's team won their first NCAA outdoor titles, in Austin, Texas. Arkansas beat second-place Washington State 61 points to 46. Oregon had 52 points, and Florida State and Louisiana State tied for second with 46. Razorback MIKE CONLEY won both the triple jump (with the longest jump of his career, 58'1�") and the long jump (27'2") for the second year in a row. Houston's CAROL LEWIS jumped a meet-record 22'1" for her second long jump title. LATANYA SHEFFIELD of San Diego State ran an American 400-meter-hurdles record 54.66. That mark erased Judi Brown-King's 1984 record of 54.93.
Mary Decker Slaney set an American record of 15:06.53 in the 5,000 meters in Eugene, Ore., breaking her 3-year-old record of 15:08.26.
Ramona Pagel set an American shotput record of 62'9�" at a meet in Los Angeles. She bettered the mark of 62'7�", which was set by Maren Seidler in 1979.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: As coach of the Chicago Bulls, KEVIN LOUGHERY, 45, after two seasons and a 65-99 record.
NAMED: As coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, DON CHANEY, 39, who had been interim coach since the firing of Jim Lynam in March.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, BILLY CUNNINGHAM, 42. In eight seasons Cunningham had a 454-196 record and won the 1983 NBA title.
SIGNED: By the Chicago Cubs, pitcher LARRY GURA, 37, who was waived by the Kansas City Royals on May 18, to a one-year contract.
SOLD: The Denver Nuggets, to businessmen SIDNEY SHLENKER and ALLEN BECKER of Houston, by Red McCombs for an undisclosed amount of money. Shlenker, who is a part owner of the Houston Rockets, will be required to sell his share in that franchise.