CYCLING—VIKTOR KUPOVETS of the Soviet Union broke Harold Wolff's 3-year-old record in the 4,000 meters individual pursuit category by four seconds with a clocking of 4:37.68, in Moscow.
GOLF—JAN STEPHENSON shot a six-over-par 290 to take the $32,780 winner's check in the U.S. Women's Open by one stroke over JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan, in Tulsa (page 30).
John Cook dropped an 8-foot putt on the sixth playoff hole to beat Johnny Miller in the Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario and collect the $63,000 winner's check. Both players finished the 72 holes of regulation play at 277, seven under par.
Billy Casper won the U.S. Senior Open at Chaska, Minn., his birdie-putt 3 beating Rod Funseth on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Casper and Funseth were tied at 288 after the regulation 72 holes, and both shot 75s in their scheduled 18-hole playoff.
HORSE RACING—ISLAND WHIRL ($4.60), Eddie Delahoussaye aboard, nosed out Bold Style to win the $173,100 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. The 5-year-old colt ran the 1? miles in 1:48[2/5].
Deputed Testamony ($9.60), Herb McCauley up, came from last place to beat Bet Big by a neck in the $200,000 Amory L. Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. The 1983 Preakness champion ran the 1? miles in 1:49[1/5].
Craelius ($10.60), ridden by Chris McCarron, beat Palikaraki by a neck to win the $227,600 Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1� miles on the turf in 2:26[2/5].
MOTORCYCLING—Three-time world champion rider KENNY ROBERTS, on a 500 cc. Yamaha, won the British Grand Prix, finishing 4.11 seconds ahead of Freddie Spencer. Roberts completed the 28 laps of the 2.937-mile Silverstone course in 42:10.07. Six laps into the race, Peter Huber of Switzerland and Norman Brown of Northern Ireland crashed and subsequently died.
MOTOR SPORTS—DALE EARNHARDT, in a Ford, rode the bumper of Darrell Waltrip's Chevrolet until the last lap, and then passed him to win the $373,110 Talladega 500 by half a car length. Earnhardt averaged 170.611 mph around the 2.66-mile Alabama International Motor Speedway tri-oval.
Mario Andretti, driving a Lola-Cosworth, finished one lap ahead of Al Unser Jr. in an Eagle-Cosworth, to win a $250,000, 200-mile Indy car race in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Andretti averaged 99.410 mph around the Road America four-mile course.