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CREW—At the 144th Henley Royal Regatta in England, LONDON ROWING CLUB & UNIVERSITY OF LONDON defeated Cambridge to win the Grand Challenge Cup for elite eights. The only U.S. winner was Harvard, which defeated Oxford's Isis Boat Club for the Ladies' Challenge Plate.
PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: In the last week of the regular season. Michigan won the Central Division crown and Chicago the wild-card berth for the playoffs, which begin this week. On Friday the Panthers, Chicago and Tampa Bay were tied with 11-6 records, but since Michigan had fared best in games among the three, all it had to do was win to clinch the division title. No problem. Led by Wide Receiver Anthony Carter, who took a Bobby Hebert pass 68 yards for a touchdown, and Running Back Ken Lacy, who passed for one TD and ran for another, the Panthers trounced Arizona 33-7. Chicago earned the wild-card spot when Tampa Bay lost 29-17 to Birmingham and the Blitz beat Pacific Division champ Oakland 31-7 with Safety Don Schwartz returning an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. Finally, in a game that meant nothing, Atlantic Division leader Philadelphia was a big zero, losing 21-14 to Washington.
SOCCER—NASL: Vancouver came to Giants Stadium with an eight-game winning streak and the best record in the league, but lost 3-0 to the Cosmos when Midfielder Vladislav Bogicevic scored one goal and set up the other two. The win put the Cosmos ahead of Toronto in the Eastern Division and whittled Vancouver's edge in the overall points race to 13. "We feel we have the best team in the league," said Cosmo Rick Davis after the win, "even though sometimes we play like the worst." Prophetic words indeed. Two nights later Chicago's Pato Margetic scored against the Cosmos 39 seconds into the game, and the Sting, third in the East, went on to win 5-2. Despite the loss, Cabanas scored one goal to take the league scoring lead from teammate Giorgio Chinaglia, who for the second straight week was in Italy on business. Toronto lost 2-0 to Montreal to keep the Cosmos on top in the division by nine points. Vancouver, meanwhile, beat San Diego 3-0 to move 50 points ahead of Golden Bay, second in the Western Division. Tulsa continued to lead the Southern Division despite a 2-1 loss to San Diego. The Roughnecks recovered to beat Seattle 2-1.
TENNIS—JOHN McENROE beat unseeded Chris Lewis 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon. MARTINA NAVRATILOVA won the women's crown for the fourth time by defeating Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3. With partner PETER FLEMING, McENROE also won the men's doubles title 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 over Tom and Tim Gullikson. NAVRATILOVA teamed with PAM SHRIVER to beat Rosie Casals and Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-2 in women's doubles, and JOHN LLOYD and TURNBULL beat Billie Jean King and Steve Denton 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 in mixed doubles (page 20).
TRACK & FIELD—In Colorado Springs, CALVIN SMITH shattered Jim Hines's 15-year-old world record in the 100-meter dash by .02 of a second with a 9.93; EVELYN ASHFORD ran the women's 100 in 10.79 to break the world mark set by Marlies G�hr in June by .02; ASHFORD also teamed with ALICE BROWN, DIANE WILLIAMS and CHANDRA CHEESEBOROUGH to break their eight-day-old U.S. record in the women's 4 X 100 relay by .02, with a time of 41.61; and LORI McCAULEY ran the 400-meter hurdles in 55.69 to break Sharieffa Barksdale's American women's record, set in May, by .09 (page 28).
MILEPOSTS—FINED: By Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, Los Angeles Dodger Reliever STEVE HOWE, 25, $53,867, equal to his pay for the 30 days he was unavailable to play because of a second round of drug treatment. The fine is the largest ever imposed on a player.
TRADED: By the New York Knicks, Forward SLY WILLIAMS, 25, to the Atlanta Hawks for Swing-man RUDY MACKLIN, 25; by the Seattle Super-Sonics, Forward LONNIE SHELTON, 27, to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1983 second-round draft pick and cash; by the Boston Celtics, Center RICK ROBEY, 27, and two 1983 second-round draft choices to the Phoenix Suns for Guard DENNIS JOHNSON, 28, and first-and second-round draft selections in 1983; by the Kansas City Kings, the rights to 1983 first-round pick Guard ENNIS WHATLEY, 20, and to Forward CHRIS McNEALY, 21, and a 1984 second-round draft choice to the Chicago Bulls for Forward MARK OLBERDING, 26, and the rights to Forward LARRY MICHEAUX, 23; by the Washington Bullets, rookie Swingman RANDY WITTMAN, 24, to the Hawks for Forward TOM McMILLEN, 31; by the Dallas Mavericks, rookie Guard DIRK MINNIEFIELD, 22, to the New Jersey Nets for second-round draft selections in 1986 and '87; and by the Cavaliers, Forward LARRY ANDERSON, 22, and Center LES CRAFT, 22, to the San Diego Clippers for a future second-round draft pick.