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A roundup of the week June 28-July 4

BOXING—AARON PRYOR retained his WBA junior welterweight title with a sixth-round TKO of Akio Kameda in Cincinnati.

Kim Chul Ho retained his WBC super flyweight title after a 15-round draw with Raul Valdez in Taejon, South Korea.

CREW—At the 143rd Henley Royal Regatta in England, LEANDER AND LONDON ROWING CLUB won the Grand Challenge Cup for elite eights as the two American entries, Yale and California, failed to advance to the finals. American victors were the CHARLES RIVER ROWING ASSOCIATION in the Thames Challenge Cup and BOSTON UNIVERSITY in a women's coxed four exhibition.

GOLF—TOM WEISKOPF shot a course-record 12-under-par 276 to win the $350,000 Western Open in Oak Brook, Ill. He beat Larry Nelson by one stroke.

Sandra Haynie fired an eight-under-par 280 to beat Beth Daniel by a stroke and win her second straight LPGA tournament, the $200,000 Peter Jackson Classic in Toronto.

HARNESS RACING—PITT BOY ($9), driven by Jim Doherty, beat McKinzie Almahurst by 2¼ lengths to win the $519,000 New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands. The 3-year-old paced the mile in 1:54[4/5].

HORSE RACING—SILVER BUCK ($7.60), Donald MacBeth up, beat It's The One by three lengths to win the $167,700 Suburban Handicap at Belmont. The 4-year-old colt ran the 2½-miles in 1:59[3/5].

MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON, in a Buick, beat Bill Elliot, in a Ford, by half a car length to win the Firecracker 400. He averaged 163.099 mph on the 2½-mile Daytona International Speedway.

Rookie BOBBY RAHAL, driving a March, beat Mario Andretti, in a Wildcat, by 22 seconds to win the inaugural Cleveland 500 (kilometer) race for Indy-type cars. Rahal averaged 101.234 mph around the 2.48-mile circuit, staged on the runways of Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport.

Didier Pironi won the Dutch Grand Prix in a Ferrari, 21.6 seconds ahead of Nelson Picquet, in a Brabham. Pironi averaged 116.386 mph for 72 laps of the 2.64-mile Zandvoort circuit.

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.

NAMED: As basketball coach at Yale, TOM BRENNAN, 33, former assistant coach at William and Mary.

As coach of the Chicago Bulls, PAUL WESTHEAD, 43, who led the Los Angeles Lakers to the 1980 NBA title but was fired early last season.

As North Texas State's fourth football coach in five years, CORKY NELSON, 43, defensive coordinator at Baylor for the past eight seasons.

As coach and general manager of the San Francisco Bay Area franchise of the USFL, JOHN RALSTON, 55, former Denver Bronco head coach.

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.

By the San Diego Sockers, Forward MIKE STOJANOVIC, 34, to the San Jose Earthquakes for an undisclosed draft choice and future considerations.

DIED: JOHN EGLI, 61, head basketball coach at Penn State from 1955 through 1968; after a long illness; in State College, Pa. Under Egli the Nittany Lions had a 187-135 record.

Ray Scarborough, 64, special assignment scout for the Milwaukee Brewers and pitcher with three major league teams from 1942 through 1953; of a heart attack; at his home in Mount Olive, N.C.