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MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP, at a pace of 115.22 mph, in a Buick, won the rescheduled Warner Hodgdon American 500 NASCAR race on the 1.072-mile North Carolina Motor Speedway oval in Rockingham. He beat Bobby Allison in a Pontiac by 9.5 seconds. Waltrip still leads Allison for the national driving title by 37 points with just two races remaining.
TENNIS—JOHN McENROE beat Peter McNamara 7-6, 7-5 to win a $300,000 Grand Prix tournament in Tokyo.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By Colombian President Belisario Betancur, that his country will not host the 1986 World Cup soccer championships as had previously been arranged, because of severe economic problems and what Betancur called the "extravagant needs" of the World Federation of Soccer Associations. The U.S., Canada and Brazil are considered the most likely replacement hosts.
AWARDED: For an unprecedented fourth time, the National League Cy Young Award to Philadelphia Phillies lefthander STEVE CARLTON, 37. Carlton had a 23-11 record in 1982, struck out a league-high 286 batters and had a 3.10 ERA.
FINED: By the NBA, Golden State Guard MICHAEL RAY RICHARDSON, 27, and Boston Center RICK ROBEY, 26, for a fight during a preseason game between New York and Boston on Oct. 16. Richardson, who was then playing for the Knicks, was fined $1,500. Robey was fined $1,250.
SENTENCED: By Dade County Circuit Court Judge Ellen Morphonios Gable, former NFL Defensive Lineman DON REESE, 31, to a prison term of six months to five years for violating parole. Reese, who had served a year in prison after a Florida conviction for drug trafficking and possession in 1977, was some two months short of completing four years of probation resulting from those charges when in the June 14 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED he described the use of cocaine by himself and other NFL players. His use of the drug constituted a parole violation. The sentence begins Jan. 11, 1983. Reese could be paroled after three months.
TRADED: By the Philadelphia 76ers, Guard LIONEL HOLLINS, 29, to the San Diego Clippers for a fourth-round draft pick in 1983 and a second-round selection in 1984; by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Forward BRAD BRANSON, 24, to the Indiana Pacers for a second-round pick in 1983.
By the New Jersey Devils, Forward DWIGHT FOSTER, 25, to Detroit for an undisclosed amount of cash; by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Center GEORGE FERGUSON, 30, to Minnesota for Defenseman RON MEIGHAN, 19, and Left Wing ANDERS HAKANSSON, 26.