HORSE RACING—TELEPROMPTER ($30.40), ridden by Tony Ives, defeated 12 opponents in the Arlington Million, winning by three-quarters of a length over Greinton. The 5-year-old gelding covered the 1� miles in 2:03[2/5] to earn $600,000. The race was held as scheduled at Arlington Park near Chicago despite the fact that the track's 58-year-old clubhouse and grandstand were destroyed by fire on July 31.
Basie ($20.60), under Jean Cruguet, finished 1� lengths ahead of Heatherten to win the Delaware Handicap at Saratoga and $66,360. The 4-year-old filly ran the 1� miles in 2:02.
MOTOR SPORTS—NIKI LAUDA of Austria drove his McLaren- Porsche to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, defeating Formula One points leader Alain Prost of France, also in a McLaren- Porsche. Lauda averaged 119.98 mph on the 2.642-mile course.
Dale Earnhardt, driving a Chevrolet, averaged 81.388 mph on the Bristol (Tenn.) International Raceway to win a 500-mile NASCAR event. Tim Richmond, in a Pontiac, finished second.
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING—CAROLYN WALDO of Canada triumphed in all three events at the World Cup championships in Indianapolis. She won the compulsory figures and the solo competition and paired with countrywoman MICHELLE CAMERON to win the duet event.
TABLE TENNIS—CHEN XINHUA of China beat Andrzej Grubba of Poland 21-16, 21-15, 21-11 for the World Cup title, in Foshan, China.
TENNIS—BORIS BECKER beat Mats Wilander 6-4, 6-2 to win the ATP championship in Mason, Ohio. He earned $48,000.
TRACK & FIELD—SAID AOUITA of Morocco set a world record of 3:29.45 in the 1,500 meters in West Berlin, .22 faster than the five-week-old record of Great Britain's Steve Cram. Earlier, in Zurich, MARY DECKER SLANEY won the women's mile in 4:16.71, eclipsing the 1982 world record of Maricica Puic? of Romania. On Sunday in Cologne, Slaney lowered her own American 3,000-meter record by .02, winning in 8:29.69, while SYDNEY MAREE set an American record of 3:29.77 in the 1,500 meters, breaking Steve Scott's five-week-old mark of 3:31.76 (page 22).
MILEPOSTS—APPREHENDED: By U.S. marshals and agents of the Customs Service in Albuquerque, fugitive steroids dealer TONY FITTON, 36, who in April had failed to appear in U.S. District Court in San Diego for sentencing after he pleaded guilty to charges arising from his attempt to bring several thousand boxes of anabolic steroids across the Mexican border into the U.S. (SI, May 13).
FIRED: Atlanta Braves rookie manager EDDIE HAAS, 50, who had a 50-71 record. His interim replacement is coach Bobby Wine, 46.