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Class play ($11.80), also ridden by Cruguet, won the $229,200 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont, the third jewel of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old fillies, by 1� lengths over Life's Magic. Class Play's time for the 1 � miles was 2:29[4/5].
Moment to buy ($8.60), with Thomas Chapman in the saddle, won the $164,900 Hollywood Oaks by a neck over Mitterand. The 3-year-old filly's time for the 1? miles was 1:49[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—RICHARD PETTY drove a Pontiac Grand Prix to victory in the Firecracker 400 in Daytona Beach, Fla. He averaged 171.204 mph on the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway oval to beat Harry Gant, in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Keke Rosberg, surviving track temperatures that surpassed 140�, wheeled his Williams Honda racer to victory at the inaugural Dallas Grand Prix for Formula One cars. By averaging 80.283 mph around a 2.424-mile Texas State Fair Park circuit pocked by crumbling asphalt and concrete, he defeated Ren� Arnoux, in a Ferrari, by 22.464 seconds. Only eight of the 25 starters were running at the finish.
Danny Sullivan averaged 118.734 mph in his Lola T-800C around the 2.48-mile downtown course to win the $355,250 Cleveland Grand Prix for Indy Cars by more than two laps over Chip Ganassi, in a March 84C.
ROAD RACING—FILBERT BAYI won the Peachtree 10-km race in Atlanta in 28:35, beating runner-up Ashley Johnson by seven seconds. In the women's division, BETTY SPRINGS won in 32:55, .51 second better than Carol Urish-McLatchey.
SOCCER—NASL: Playing before a Fourth of July crowd of 34,372 in Tampa Stadium, the Rowdies avenged an earlier 9-0 rout by Golden Bay with a 2-1 win over the Earthquakes. Tiny (5'7") Tatu scored the winning goal for Tampa Bay on a header at 56:41, while Steve Zungul, the league's top scorer, got the Quakes' only goal. He then added one goal and two assists in Golden Bay's 4-1 win over Tulsa. Zungul now has 30 points (12 goals and six assists) for the season. Toronto knocked off Eastern Division-leading Chicago 2-0, then returned home to beat Tampa Bay 9-1. Western Division-leading Vancouver got goals from Fran O'Brien and Frans Thijssen in a 2-1 win over the Cosmos.
TENNIS—At Wimbledon, JOHN McENROE walloped Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2, to win the men's singles championship; MARTINA NAVRATILOVA won her fifth women's singles title and third in a row with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Chris Evert Lloyd; McENROE and PETER FLEMING defeated Pat Cash and Paul McNamee 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to win the men's doubles championship; NAVRATILOVA and PAM SHRIVER beat Anne Smith and Kathy Jordan 6-3, 6-4 in the women's doubles; and JOHN LLOYD and WENDY TURNBULL beat Steve Denton and Jordan 6-3, 6-3 to win the mixed doubles (page 10).
Yuri Sedykh of the Soviet Union established a world record in the hammer throw with a toss of 283'3" in Cork, Ireland, surpassing by 7'3�" the mark set by countryman Sergei Litvinov in 1983.