ARCHERY—Olympic gold medalist JOHN WILLIAMS of Cranesville, Pa. won the world championship in Udine, Italy by scoring 1,086 points out of a possible 1,120. Dennis McConnak of Columbus, Kans. finished second with 1,053.
BOXING—CHANGO CARMONA of Mexico won the World Boxing Council lightweight title from Mando Ramos of Long Beach, Calif. with an eighth-round TKO in Los Angeles. Roberto Duran of Panama holds the World Boxing Association crown.
Emile Griffith, 34, three-time world welterweight and two-time world middleweight champion, won his latest comeback bout in the middleweight division—a split decision over Joe DeNucci of Newton, Mass.—in Boston.
PRO FOOTBALL—AFC: The NFL's first week of regular season play brought MIAMI and Kansas City together (page 76), combatants in pro football's Longest Game last season. They could have stopped at halftime. Thanks to Larry Csonka's rushing, the swarming Dolphin defense and Kansas City errors, Miami led 17-0. Only a Chiefs' score in the last nine seconds kept the final respectable: 20-10. Steve Ramsey's pinpoint passing built up a 17-0 DENVER lead, but the Broncos had to withstand a late Houston rally before posting a 30-17 win. PITTSBURGH, seeking its first division title in 39 years, got off to an impressive start with a 34-28 win over Oakland. The Steeler defense forced Raider Quarterback Ken Stabler into three interceptions and one fumble as the Steelers built up a 20-point lead midway in the game. Emerson Boozer scored three times and John Riggins gained 125 yards for the NEW YORK Jets, who ground out a 41-24 victory over Buffalo. Rookie Chester Marcol kicked four field goals and Tight End Rich McGeorge grabbed two touchdown throws as GREEN BAY toppled Cleveland 26-10. The running of Fred Willis and Essex Johnson (99 yards) led CINCINNATI to a 31-7 decision over New England. Tim Van Galder, a 28-year-old rookie quarterback, set up the winning touchdown on a 71-yard pass to Jackie Smith to give ST. LOUIS an upset win over Baltimore, 10-3.
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NFC: Greg Landry blitzed the New York Giant secondary with three scoring passes and Steve Owens rushed for 113 yards in a 30-16 DETROIT victory. Tom Dempsey kicked field goals of 30 and 42 yards and Philadelphia was stunning DALLAS 6-0 late in the first half. Then the Dallas offense, plagued earlier by fumbles, penalties and dropped passes, began to click. Two touchdown passes by Craig Morton and scores by Calvin Hill and Robert Newhouse carved out a 28-6 win. John Brodie hit Gene Washington with three first-half touchdown passes and SAN FRANCISCO went on to crush San Diego 34-3. Bob Thomas rushed for two scores in his first NFL start, leading LOS ANGELES to a 34-14 victory over New Orleans. And Bob Berry threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as ATLANTA dumped Chicago 37-21.
GOLF—LEE TREVINO edged Deane Beman by one stroke to win the $150,000 Greater St. Louis Classic with an 11-under-par 269. His $30,000 first-place check increased his 1972 winnings to $199,168 and moved him past Gene Littler into sixth place on the alltime money-winning list. Trevino has totaled $838,110 in seven seasons on the pro tour.
HARNESS RACING—SUPER BOWL ($2.10), driven by Stanley Dancer, won his 11th straight race—the $100,000 Colonial—by 5½ lengths over Spartan Hanover at Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Park. The win increased his 1972 earnings to $286,769.
Flower Child ($8.20), driven by Joe O'Brien, won the $25,000 Hoot Mon Trot by a neck over Savoir at New York's Yonkers Raceway. Favored Une de Mai of France, the leading money winner in harness racing history, finished fourth.
HORSE RACING—Meadow Stable's SECRETARIAT ($2.40), Ron Turcotte up, took the $144,200 Futurity at New York's Belmont Park by 1¾ lengths over Stop the Music. The 2-year-old son of Bold Ruler won his fifth race in six starts in 1:16[2/5] for 6½ furlongs, [3/5] of a second off the track record.
Acclimatization ($26.60), ridden by Carlos Barrera, won the $100,000 United Nations Handicap by 1¾ lengths over Dubassoff in Atlantic City, N.J. His time of 1:54 for 1[3/16] miles equaled the turf course record.
King's Bishop ($11.80) outdueled Figonero by nearly a length to win the first division of the $158,000 Michigan Mile and One-Eighth at Detroit Race Course. FAVORECIDIAN ($7.80) took the second division by a length over Viewpoise.
Groshwak ($6.20) beat favored Lucy Mike by 1¼ lengths in the $112,785 Del Mar (Calif.) Futurity. Bill Shoemaker guided the son of Graustark to a stakes record of 1:28[3/5] over 7½ furlongs on turf and a winner's share of $67,135.
MOTOR SPORTS—DAVID PEARSON broke out of an early duel with Bobby Allison, Buddy Baker and Richard Petty to win the Delaware 500 by three laps at Dover Downs.
SAILING—The UNITED STATES regained the Canada's Cup with a 3-2 victory on Lake Ontario (page 20).
SOFTBALL—The RAYBESTOS CARDINALS of Stratford, Conn. beat the Clearwater (Fla.) Bombers 1-0 to win their third national fast-pitch title in four years, in Dallas (page 70).
TENNIS—U.S. Open champion BILLIE JEAN KING beat Margaret Smith Court of Australia 6-2, 6-2 in the finals of the $40,000 Four Roses tournament, richest event in women's tennis, in Charlotte, N.C.
U.S. Open men's titlist ILIE NASTASE of Rumania defeated local favorite Tom Gorman 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to win the $25,000 Rainier International Classic in Seattle. ARTHUR ASHE, Nastase's opponent in the Open finals, beat Roy Emerson of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the championship match of the $50,000 Rothmans' WCT International in Montreal.
TRACK & FIELD—Olympic 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter gold medalist LASSE VIREN of Finland lowered by .2 Ron Clarke's six-year-old world 5,000-meter record, clocking 13:16.4 in Helsinki. In the same meet ANDERS GARDERUD of Sweden broke the world steeplechase record of 8:22 set by Australia's Kerry O'Brien in 1970. Garderud ran 8:20.8 and was followed by TAPIO KANTANEN of Finland in 8:21. In Aahrus, Denmark EMIL PUTTEMANS of Belgium clipped two seconds off Kenyan Kip Keino's seven-year-old 3,000-meter record with a time of 7:37.6.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: EDDIE WAITKUS, 53, who hit .285 in 11 seasons with three major league teams during the 1940s and 1950s; in Boston. Waitkus was shot in the chest by a distraught girl in 1949, but came back after undergoing four operations to play six more seasons.
DIED: A. B. BULL HANCOCK JR., 62, owner of Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., the most prestigious stud farm in America; after surgery in Nashville, Tenn. Hancock took over Claiborne at the close of World War II. From 1955 to 1970 Claiborne was the home of North America's leading stallion—Bold Ruler seven times, Nasrullah five times, Princequillo twice and Ambiorix once.
DIED: HARRY KIPKE, 73, member of the National Football Hall of Fame, three-time All-America halfback at the University of Michigan and the Wolverines' head football coach from 1929 to 1937, during which time they won four consecutive Big Ten titles (two shared with Northwestern) plus a national championship in 1932; in Port Huron, Mich.