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HARNESS RACING—LAND GRANT ($141.80), driven by Del Insko, finished half a length ahead of Armbro Wolf to win the $2,011,000 Woodrow Wilson Pace, horse racing's richest race ever, at The Meadowlands. The 2-year-old covered the mile in 1:56[4/5] (page 68).
MOTOR SPORTS—JACQUES LAFFITE, driving a Ligier-Ford, averaged 137.4 mph to win the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim, West Germany. He finished the 190 miles 3.19 seconds ahead of Carlos Reutemann of Argentina in a Williams-Ford.
SOCCER—NASL: With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, 12 of 16 playoff berths are still to be claimed. In the most significant game, the Cosmos defeated Seattle 1-0 in the Kingdome, where the Sounders are 14-2, in a desperate attempt to keep them from attaining the league's best record—it is now 24-6, compared to the Cosmos' 21-7—and home-field advantage in the playoffs. Roberto Cabanas scored the game-winner early in the second half after Seattle Goalie Jack Brand failed to make a clean save of a Giorgio Chinaglia shot. The Cosmos also defeated Edmonton (15-14) when Vladislav Bogicevic scored nine minutes into overtime. The Drillers, who've won four of five, edged closer to ASC West-leading California by defeating Rochester 1-0. The Surf (15-14) made it easier by losing to ASC East-leading Fort Lauderdale 2-1 when Koos Waslander scored with only :45 left in the game, but then Steve Moyers scored with 1:00 remaining to lift the surf past Detroit 2-1. The Strikers (16-13) held their lead, despite losing to rampaging Dallas 5-2; just eight points separate the division's top three teams. Tampa Bay (16-12) won its only game, defeating Houston 3-1 to move into second as New England (16-13), which went west and lost twice, fell to third. The Tea Men were blanked 3-0 by Toronto and 4-0 by San Diego. Dallas (15-13), which has won its last four of six and Tulsa (13-16), which has lost its last two, continued to alternate atop the NSC Central. As the Roughnecks faded, losing twice, 4-1 to Seattle and 4-2 in an upset at Portland, the Tornado held onto a two-point lead in the division. Dallas defeated Vancouver 2-1, as Zequinha scored on his sixth straight penalty kick, before rolling over the Strikers. ASC Central-leading Chicago and Los Angeles were also hot. The Sting mauled Houston 7-2 behind Karl-Heinz Granitza's three goals and four assists to move into third place in the league's scoring race. And Arno Steffenhagen scored twice in a 4-1 win over San Jose. The Aztecs, who are playing well but have no chance of catching Seattle in the NSC West, got two goals from Luis Fernando to beat Rochester 3-1 and one from Chris Dangerfield with :50 remaining to edge Memphis 3-2. After winning five of their last six games, the Aztecs' record is 19-9, the league's third best.
ASL: Golden Gate's East Coast road swing proved disastrous. After losing 1-0 to New York, the Gales dropped a 1-0 decision to National Conference-leading Pennsylvania. New York's lone goal was scored by Midfielder Ron Eden, while the Stoners' game-winner was made by Roman Urbanczuk. Out west, American Conference-leading California beat Cleveland 3-0 on the strength of two goals and an assist by Gerry O'Kane, but lost to Sacramento 4-0.
TENNIS—JOSE-LUIS CLERC defeated Mel Purcell 7-5, 6-3 to win the $350,000 U.S. Clay Court Championships at Indianapolis. CHRIS EVERT LLOYD beat Andrea Jaeger 6-4, 6-3 to take her sixth women's clay-court crown (page 70).
TRACK & FIELD—The East German team of MARLIES G�HR, ROMY M�LLER, B�RBEL W�CKEL and MARITA KOCH set a women's world record of 1:28.2 in the 4x200-meter relay in Jena, East Germany, 2.6 seconds faster than the old mark established by a Ukrainian team in July 1979.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in Charleston, W. Va.: DAVE ALBRITTON, 67, who, between 1936 and 1950, won or tied for seven national high-jump titles, set a world record and won the silver medal at the 1936 Olympics; BRUCE JENNER, 30, who established a world record in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics; JOHN A. KELLEY, 73, who has run in a record 49 Boston Marathons, winning twice (1935 and 1945), and was a member of three Olympic teams; JIM RYUN, 33, who, after becoming the first high schooler to break the four-minute-mile barrier, set a high school mark (3:55.30) that still stands, established three world records and was a member of three Olympic teams, winning the silver medal in the 1,500 in Mexico City; and WYOMIA TYUS, 34, the only athlete to win 100-meter-dash titles in two consecutive Olympics (1964-68) and who, while attending Tennessee State, set world records in five individual events.