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BOXING—KATSUO TOKASHIKI retained his WBA junior flyweight title with an eighth-round knockout of Masaharu Inami in Tokyo.
GOLF—CALVIN PEETE fired a 14-under-par 274 to win the $250,000 Greater Milwaukee Open. He finished two strokes ahead of Victor Regalado.
Hollis Stacy won the $125,000 LPGA West Virginia Classic for the second year in a row, beating Kathy Postlewait on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after the pair completed regulation play tied at 209, five under par.
HARNESS RACING—FORTUNE TELLER ($16.20), Eldon Harner in the sulky, beat Big Band Sound by almost a length to win the $543,500 Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-olds at Yonkers Raceway. The colt covered the mile in 2:00[1/5].
HORSE RACING—CONQUISTADOR CIELO ($2.20), Eddie Maple aboard, beat John's Gold by four lengths to win the $112,600 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old covered the nine furlongs in a stakes record 1:46[4/5].
Landaluce ($2.60), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., finished 21 lengths ahead of Bold Out Line to win the $77,500 Hollywood Lassie Stakes at Hollywood Park. Her time of 1:08 is believed to be the fastest six furlongs ever run by a 2-year-old filly.
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP drove his Buick to victory in a 420-mile NASCAR race at the Nashville International Raceway, beating Terry Labonte, in a Chevrolet, by more than a lap. Waltrip averaged 86.524 mph on the .596-mile banked oval.
NASL: Tulsa Striker Njego Pesa, recently acquired from Tampa Bay, marked his passage from Rowdy to Roughneck by getting two assists in a 4-0 defeat of Portland and scoring twice in a 3-1 upset of Fort Lauderdale. The wins propelled the 'Necks past Tampa and into a distant second in the Southern Division, 39 points behind the streaking Strikers. Fort Lauderdale reached the league-leading total of 134 points with a 3-2 defeat of the Toronto Blizzard, as Brian Kidd had his 12th multigoal game in a season and a half of NASL play. It was the Strikers' 10th win in 11 tries at home. Meanwhile, the Eastern Division-leading Cosmos pulled out of a disastrous, for them, losing streak of three—including a 2-1 loss to Edmonton, the league's worst team—with a 2-1 win at Chicago. Demonstrating cosmic cool, forwards Julio Romero and Steve Wegerle waited until the final seven minutes to score the tying and winning goals. So the Cosmos emerged from the week still in possession of the league's best record (15-6). Elsewhere in the East, Toronto moved into second place past Montreal with a 2-0 defeat of Le Manique. In the Western Division, San Jose shook Vancouver 1-0 on a first-half goal by Chris Dangerfield to regain the divison lead from the Whitecaps. San Diego won each of its outings by a 2-1 score, Julie Veee getting both goals against Seattle, and a pair of penalty kicks by Lorenz Hilkes providing the difference against Tampa Bay, to move the Sockers within six points of the third-place Sounders.