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SOCCER—Montreal battled its way back into the Eastern Division race with a 3-2 shoot-out victory in San Diego and a 2-1 win over Toronto, which lost by a similar score in Seattle. That left the hot (Manic) and cold (Blizzard) Canadians tied for second with 96 points apiece, well behind the Cosmos' division-and league-leading 123. Not that the Cosmos did anything to advance their cause; they lost 4-2 in San Jose, Earthquakes Godfrey Ingram and Vince Hilaire each scoring a pair of goals, and suffered their first shutout of the season, 1-0 in Vancouver. With that win the 'Caps took the Western lead, one point ahead of the 'Quakes. In the Southern Division, leader Fort Lauderdale lost 2-0 to Chicago, which, with its subsequent 3-2 victory over Edmonton, was launched on its longest winning streak of the season—two games. The Strikers then repulsed Tulsa 3-2 in overtime to stay 34 points ahead of Tampa Bay, which split a pair with Jacksonville.
TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS beat defending champion John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon, while MARTINA NAVRATILOVA won the women's crown for the third time, by beating Chris Evert Lloyd 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Along with partner Peter Fleming, McEnroe also failed to defend the men's doubles title, losing 6-3, 6-2 to PETER McNAMARA and PAUL McNAMEE. NAVRATILOVA and PAM SHRIVER won the women's doubles 6-4, 6-1 over Kathy Jordan and Anne Smith, and KEVIN CURREN and ANNE SMITH beat John Lloyd and Wendy Turn-bull 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the mixed doubles.
TRACK & FIELD—In a dual meet in Indianapolis, the U.S.S.R. defeated the United States, 207-167, for the 14th time in 17 years. The Soviet men beat the American males 118-100, and the Soviet women won 89-67. The U.S. women's 4x100 relay team of ALICE BROWN, FLORENCE GRIFFITH, RANDY GIVENS and DIANE WILLIAMS ran a 42.47, .35 seconds below the year-old American record.
MILEPOSTS—INDICTED: Leading harness driver BEN WEBSTER, 42, along with two others, on conspiracy, sports bribery and wire-fraud charges in connection with four allegedly fixed 1981 races at the New Jersey Meadowlands.
As North Texas State's fourth football coach in five years, CORKY NELSON, 43, defensive coordinator at Baylor for the past eight seasons.
TRADED: By the Minnesota Twins, Infielder LARRY MILBOURNE, 31, to the Cleveland Indians for Outfielder LARRY LITTLETON, 28; by the Atlanta Braves, Pitcher LARRY McWILLIAMS, 28, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Pitcher PASCUAL PEREZ, 25, and a player to be named later.
By the Dallas Mavericks, Center WAYNE COOPER, 25, and a 1985 first-round draft choice to the Portland Trail Blazers for Guard KELVIN RANSEY, 24; and a 1982 second-round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for Forward PAT CUMMINGS, 26; by the New Jersey Nets, Guard RAY WILLIAMS, 27, to the Kansas City Kings for Guard PHIL FORD, 26, and cash; and a 1983 second-round choice to the Golden State Warriors for Center WAYNE SAPPLETON, 21; by the San Diego Clippers, Forward JOE BRYANT, 27, and a 1982 second-round pick to the Houston Rockets for a 1982 second-round choice.