BOATING—East European countries dominated the finals at the world canoe and kayak championship on Lake Bagsvaerd near Copenhagen, with the Soviet Union taking five of the eight titles and Hungary and Rumania capturing one each. But Sweden's LARS ANDERSSON and ROLF PETTERSSON scored a surprise victory in the men's kayak pairs, outracing defending Rumanian world champion Aurel Vernescu and Altanese Sciptnic over the 500-meter course.
BOWLING—NELSON BURTON JR. of St. Louis gained his fourth PBA championship of the year, winning the $32,000 Fort Worth Open 9,394-9,253 over Jim Stefanich of Joliet, Ill. and taking home the $3,000 first prize. He now ranks second on the year's money list with $34,750.
GOLF—BRUCE CRAMPTON twice holed out from off the green, held off the challengers and carded a final-round 67 for a 5-under-par 273 to win the $50,000 Westchester Golf Classic at Harrison, N.Y. He finished one stroke under Jack Nicklaus and Larry Hinson, both of whom eagled the final hole for identical 68s (page 12).
Lanny Wadkins, 22, of Richmond, Va., holder of the Eastern and Western Amateur titles, added a new victory to his list, winning the Southern Amateur Golf Championship at Lake wood Country Club in New Orleans with an 8-under-par total 279, eight strokes under Tom Kite of Austin, Texas.
HARNESS RACING—The $30,000 Founders Gold Cup went to TIMOTHY T ($6.80), who won the second of two heats, then the final at New York's Vernon Downs, posting a 1:58 4/5 over the three-quarters-of-a-mile track, fastest time of the season for a trotter. John Simpson Jr. drove the winner to a 3 3/4-length margin over Victory Star, driven by Vernon Dancer, with Fairbanks Hanover a neck back in third. First heat had gone to Gil Hanover, who was scratched from the final.
Columbia George ($5), driven by Roland Beaulieu for Mitzi Stable of Byram, Conn., turned in the season's fastest harness time, 1:56 2/5 for the mile at the $17,100 Gaines Memorial for 3-year-old pacers at Vernon Downs. He reached the wire half a length in front of Most Happy Fella, Stanley Dancer driving, while Don Baker, driven by Charles Smith Jr., came in third. The winner's time also was a track and stakes record.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. John Mann's STAUNCH AVENGER ($9.60) outraced a field of 13 other 2-year-olds to win the $135,870 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park. Jockey David Whited guided the winner over the 6-furlong sprint in 1:11 2/5, four lengths ahead of Pass Catcher, who was as far back as 10th in the early running. Raise Your Glass finished third.
Cragwood Stable's MR. LEADER ($5.40), ridden by Chuck Baltazar, came from far behind in a field of 15 to win the 1‚⅛-mile, $61,600 Tidal Handicap at Aqueduct in 1:49 4/5, 2¾ lengths over HerJac Stable's Naskra, the only 3-year-old in the race, who finished by a neck ahead of Shelter Bay.
HORSE SHOWS—CAPT. RAIMONDO D'INZEO of Italy, riding Bellevue, recaptured the trophy he last won in 1953 in The Daily Mail Cup, top event at the Royal International Horse Show at Wembley, England. In the jumpoff against the clock, D'Inzeo had no faults and was timed in 34.7 seconds, with Mrs. Marion Mould of Britain taking second with four faults. Canadian team Capt. Jim Elder finished third with eight faults.
MOTOR SPORTS—Austrian JOCHEN RINDT flashed past the finish line in his Lotus Ford just ahead of Belgium's Jackie Ickx to win the 32nd German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, completing the 50-lap run at an average speed of 124 mph. Ickx' Ferrari was just a fraction slower at 1:42:01.0, while New Zealander Denis Hulme finished third in a McLaren Ford. Rindt's victory gave him nine more points toward the Formula I world driving championship for a commanding total of 45, with five races to go. Jack Brabham is next with 25, Hulme with 20 and reigning world champion Jackie Stewart has 19.
SHOOTING—The U.S. International Shooting Championship at Phoenix was dominated by Army Major LONES WIGGER of Carter, Mont., who took firsts in the 50- and 300-meter air rifle and free rifle events, winning the latter over Army Capt. Margaret Murdock of Topeka, Kans., 3,388 to 3,359. Army Sgt. LARRY STAFFORD of Thornton, Colo., won the U.S. Claybird title with 293 points.
SOCCER—NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE: Carlos Metidieri of the Rochester Lancers scored two goals in the last seven minutes of play to defeat Varzim of Portugal 3-2, then scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Washington two days later to hand the Darts their first loss in 13 games. Metidieri now takes the lead in the league goal-scoring race with 31 points to Leroy DeLeon's 27.
Northern Division: Rochester (7-7-5), Kansas City (6-8-6), St. Louis (3-15-2). Southern Division: Washington (13-4-3), Atlanta (7-8-5), Dallas (7-9-4).
TENNIS—Top-seeded CLIFF RICHEY defeated Stan Smith 6-2, 10-8, 3-6, 6-1 to win the $8,000 first prize at the $50,000 National Clay Court Open in Indianapolis, bringing his total money wins for the year to $48,500 and maintaining the lead in the Pepsi Grand Prix with 32 points. In the women's singles final 19-year-old LINDA TUERO of Metairie, La., the fourth-seeded American, defeated top-seeded foreigner Mrs. Gail Chanfreau of Bologne, France 7-5, 6-1 but turned aside the $2,500 prize in order to keep her amateur ranking.
At the $25,000 Louisville Tennis Classic, Australian ROD LAVER, seeded first, defeated countryman John Newcombe 6-3, 6-3 to win the men's singles title and the $5,000 first prize. In the all-Australian men's doubles final, NEWCOMBE and TONY ROCHE downed Laver and Roy Emerson 8-6, 5-7, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—Exploding dramatically on the last lap, DANE KORICA of Yugoslavia scored a surprise 5,000-meter victory over U.S. runners Frank Shorter and Ken Moore, setting a national record with 13:44.6 at an international meet in Stockholm. Moore finished second in 13:46.4, with Shorter 1.8 seconds behind in third. U.S. athletes look eight events at the rainy meet: BEN VAUGHAN and ED HART both equaled the stadium record of 10.3 in the 100 meters, with Vaughan being declared winner. CHI CHENG of Los Angeles was a double winner with 11.2 in the women's 100 meters and 52.6 in the 400. THOMAS HILL of Arkansas State, won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.6, bettering the stadium record set in 1958 by West German Martin Lauer, by 1/10 second.
A team of half-milers from the Olympic prep camp at the University of Oregon set an American record in the two-mile relay at a special twilight track meet: MARCEL PHILIPPE of Fordham University, DEAN BJERKE of the U.S. Army and RALPH SCHULTZ and LOWELL PAUL, both of the Chicago Track Club, covered the distance in 7:16.2, clipping 1.2 seconds off the record set in 1966 by the University of Southern California foursome of John Link, Bruce Bess, Dave Buck and Dennis Carr.
WEIGHT LIFTING—ALEXANDER KIDYAEV of Russia set a world middle-heavyweight record, pressing 403 pounds at a training competition in the Crimean town of Alushta. The mark is two pounds over the previous record held by another Soviet lifter, Sergei Poltoratsky.
MILEPOSTS—MOVED: Off to Virginia as a regional franchise, the ABA Washington Caps, who will now be known as the Virginia Squires, scheduled for 16 games in Norfolk, 14 at Hampton, seven in Richmond and five in Roanoke, with at least two somewhere in northern Virginia.