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Princess Rooney ($2.40), Jacinto Vasquez aboard, extended her unbeaten streak to nine races with a 9�-length victory in the $114,050 Ashland Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland. She ran the 1[1/16], miles over a sloppy track in 1:45[2/5].
SOCCER—NASL: The league opened with fewer teams (12) than it has had in 10 years, and three don't even begin play until mid-May. The defending champion Cosmos didn't exactly light up the heavens in a 2-1 loss to Toronto. Team America won its maiden game, outdrawing Seattle 1-0 in a shootout.
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Baltimore didn't have to suffer the slings of the Arrows for long. It was New York's outrageous fortune to lose Game 3 of its best-of-three quarterfinal playoff series with The Blast 8-3. Meanwhile, Cleveland dispatched Chicago in three games, and San Diego took care of Kansas City in two. St. Louis evened its series with Wichita, winning the second 8-2 after losing the opener 6-5.
TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS beat Mark Edmondson 7-6, 6-1 to win a $312,500 tournament in Las Vegas.
TRACK & FIELD—SUE ADDISON, LEE ARBOGAST, MARY DECKER TABB and CHRIS MULLEN of Athletics West set an American women's record in the 4 x 800-meter relay with a time of 8:17.09 in Walnut, Calif. They eclipsed the U.S. national team's 1979 standard by 2.81 seconds.
MILEPOSTS—FINED: By Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, New York Yankee owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER, $50,000 for remarks he made about National League umpire Lee Weyer during a March 25 spring-training game. After a close play at first went against New York, Steinbrenner reportedly shouted to Weyer, " National League umpires will always give the close plays to the National League."
FIRED: By the Detroit Pistons, Coach SCOTTY ROBERTSON, 53, after a three-season 97-149 record. This year the Pistons finished third in the Central Division at 37-45; by the San Diego Clippers, Coach PAUL SILAS, 39, whose teams were 78-168 in his three seasons. Their 25-57 mark this season was the worst in the Pacific Division.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Golden State Warriors, AL ATTLES, 46, the sixth winningest coach in NBA history. He became the team's general manager. In 14 seasons under Attles, the Warriors were 557-518 and won the championship in 1974-75; and as coach of the Houston Rockets, DEL HARRIS, 45, after the Rockets finished at 14-68, the second-most losses ever in the NBA.