Providential II ($6.40), Alain Lequeux up, defeated April Run by a length to win the $250,000 Washington International at Laurel Race Course. The 4-year-old ran the 1� miles on grass in 2:31[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—NEIL BONNETT, averaging 130.391 mph in a Thunderbird around the 1.522-mile Atlanta International Race oval, won a 500-mile NASCAR event. He finished in 3:49.43, a half car-length ahead of Darrell Waltrip in a Buick.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: By the Washington Capitals, General Manager MAX McNAB, 57, and Coach GARY GREEN, 28, after the Caps had extended their record to 1-12. ROGER CROZIER was named both acting general manager and head coach.
NAMED: As the American League Cy Young Award winner, Milwaukee righthander ROLLIE FINGERS, whose 28 saves and 6-3 record meant he had a hand in 34 of the Brewers' 62 wins. He is the second relief pitcher in AL history to win the award.
As manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, PAT CORRALES, 40, who guided the Texas Rangers to a 160-164 record from 1978 through 1980.
PLACED ON PROBATION—For two years by the NCAA, the University of Miami football team, for recruiting violations committed from 1976 through 1980. The Hurricanes also cannot appear in a bowl game this year and will have the number of scholarships they can offer next year reduced from 30 to 20.
TRADED: By Cincinnati, Outfielder KEN GRIFFEY, 31, who batted .307 in eight seasons with the Reds, to the New York Yankees for minor league Pitcher BRIAN RYDER, 21, and a player to be named later. Griffey, who was about to become a free agent, was signed to a five-year contract for a reported $4.5 million by New York.