Trainer Woody Stephens scored a one-two in the 117th Belmont Stakes as CREME FRAICHE ($7.00), a Stephens charge ridden by Eddie Maple, won by half a length over Stephan's Odyssey, also trained by Stephens. Creme Fraiche, Stephens's fourth Belmont winner in a row and the first gelding to win the race, ran the 1� miles in 2:27 on a muddy track.
Greinton ($7.60), Laffit Pincay Jr. up, beat Precisionist by 2� lengths to win the Californian—and $179,600—at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:32[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—Averaging 138.975 mph on the 2.5-mile triangular Pocono International Raceway, BILL ELLIOTT drove his Thunderbird to victory in a 500-mile Grand National event in Long Pond, Pa. He finished just 0.4 of a second ahead of Harry Gant's Monte Carlo.
The team of AL HOLBERT and DEREK BELL averaged 97.980 mph in their Porsche 962 to win an International Motor Sports Association GT race on the 2.4-mile, 15-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
POKER—BILL SMITH of Dallas, holding a full house, defeated T.J. Cloutier, with three of a kind, in the final hand of Texas Hold 'em to win the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. At one point in the competition, Smith won $1.2 million on a single hand, in what is believed to be the largest pot ever recorded.
SWIMMING—SILKE HOERNER of East Germany set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke of 2:28.33, shaving .03 off the mark established by Lina Kachushite of the Soviet Union in 1979; in Potsdam, East Germany.
TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT LLOYD won the women's final in the French Open in Paris, upsetting Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 (pane 28). MATS WILANDER defeated Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to win the men's championship. In the men's doubles MARK EDMONSON and KIM WARWICK beat Shlomo Glickstein and Hans Simonsson 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 while NAVRATILOVA and PAM SHRIVER won 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 over Claudia Kohde-Kilsch and Helena Sukova among the women. The mixed doubles title went to NAVRATILOVA and HEINZ GUNTHARDT, who defeated Paula Smith and Francisco Gonzalez 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
TRACK & FIELD—WILLIE BANKS broke his own four-year-old American record of 57' 7�" in the triple jump with a leap of 57'11�" in Los Angeles. The only longer triple jump on record is that of Joao Oliveira of Brazil, whose world record mark of 58'8�" was set in Mexico City in 1975.
MILEPOSTS—BANNED: By FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, England's pro soccer club teams from world competition outside England. The action came after the deaths of 38 people in a riot caused by the fans of the Liverpool team at the European Cup final in Brussels.
RESIGNED: After 14 years as director of the International Olympic Committee, MONIQUE BERLIOUX, 59 (page 17).