AAU BASKETBALL—The U.S. and Russia continued their physical series, the Americans winning two games, 83-67 and 83-75, and the Russians taking one, 78-76, for a 3-1 U.S. lead (page 28).
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: The Knicks led the series 2-1 at the end of the week, following a 115-112 loss in Los Angeles with two victories, 99-95 on the Coast and 87-83 at Madison Square Garden (page 78).
ABA: Indiana and Kentucky maintained a balance with one more win apiece, Kentucky taking the first game 92-88 and Indiana the second 90-86 for a 2-2 series tie (page 78).
BOWLING—MILLIE MARTORELLA of Rochester, N.Y. outrolled a field of 124 women to gain the $4,000 first prize in the $30,000 U.S. Women's Open in Garden City, N.Y. (page 87).
CYCLING—DENMARK collected nine gold medals, two silver and one bronze in the U.S. Grand Prix in Encino, Calif. (page 72).
GOLF—BRUCE CRAMPTON, in his third victory of the season, shot an 11-under-par 277, beating Dave Stockton by one stroke, to win the $205,000 Houston Open. The $41,000 first prize made Crampton the season's leading money winner with $153,678 and moved him into fifth place on the alltime list with $945,121.
HARNESS RACING—Herve Filion drove KEYSTONE PEBBLE ($7.40) to a three-length victory over Hilarious Way in the $90,000 Realization Pace for 4-year-olds at New York's Roosevelt Raceway.
HOCKEY—NHL: Montreal led Chicago 3-1 in the final round of the Stanley Cup playoff's. The Canadiens took the second game in Montreal 4-1 and the fourth game at Chicago Stadium 4-0, while the Black Hawks saved face with a 7-4 win in the third.
WHA: The New England Whalers took possession of the Avco World Trophy by defeating Winnipeg 4-1 in the first World Hockey Association championship. The New Englanders, 46-30-2 in the regular season, were too much for the Jets even with Winnipeg player-coach Bobby Hull. Earlier in the week Hull bemoaned a 4-2 loss to the Whalers, saying, "We let up. I've told them a hundred times we can't let up against that team. They have too much power." That power was often the come-from-behind type, which the Whalers did seven times in 12 playoff games. Leading the series 1-0, New England started the week with a 7-4 home win as John French scored two of his team's five third-period goals and Whaler Goalie Al Smith made 32 saves. Next night, paced by Hull, the Jets offered some competition, squeezing by 4-3. New England had bounced back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game, but Hull sneaked a goal past Smith with 64 seconds left to play in the final period. Back in Boston the Whalers regained their form for the 4-2 win, with Mike Byers contributing two goals. Putting on the lid in Boston on Sunday, the Whalers received outstanding performances from Larry Pleau, who scored a hat trick, and Tommy Webster, who knocked in two more, his 11th and 12th of the playoffs, for a 9-6 final.
HORSE RACING—SECRETARIAT ($5) won the $198,800 Kentucky Derby in record time (1:59[2/5]) by 2½ lengths over Sham (page 20).
Cougar II ($4), ridden by Bill Shoemaker, became the 11th horse to win $1 million as the Chilean 7-year-old captured the $110,250 Century Handicap at Hollywood Park by 3½ lengths over Wing Out.
Rokeby Stable's SUMMER GUEST ($6.20), Jacinto Vasquez up, won the $86,850 Grey Lag Handicap at Aqueduct by 3½ lengths over Loud.
LACROSSE—Attackman Eddie Mullen scored seven goals to lead MARYLAND to a 17-7 victory over Virginia in Charlottesville. All-America Midfielder Doug Schreiber contributed two goals and four assists as the Terrapins tallied 11 straight times from early in the second quarter to early in the fourth, turning a one-goal lead into a rout. The nation's top team, JOHNS HOPKINS, aided by freshman Attackman Franz Wittelsberger's four goals, beat Navy 12-7 in Baltimore. Hopkins and Maryland will match 9-0 and 10-1 records next week in College Park to determine top-seeding in the upcoming NCAA tournament. Elsewhere, BROWN virtually clinched the Ivy League championship with a 9-7 win over Penn in Providence, while fourth-ranked HOFSTRA defeated Rutgers 12-8.
SOCCER—SUNDERLAND, a Second Division team and a long shot, downed Leeds 1-0 for the Football Association Cup in Wembley, England.
Destroying their Glasgow rival's quest for a sixth cup championship in eight years, RANGERS downed Celtic 3-2 for the Scottish Football Association Cup in Glasgow.
TENNIS—Winning the richest prize in the history of women's sports, ROSEMARY CASALS beat Nancy Gunter 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 to earn $30,000 in the Family Circle Cup tournament at Sea Pines, S.C.
Stan Smith and Bob Lutz outstroked Tom Okker and Marty Riessen 6-2, 7-6, 6-0 for the $40,000 first prize, the richest doubles purse in tennis history, in the $80,000 Rothmans World doubles championship in Montreal.
With help from EVONNE GOOLAGONG, AUSTRALIA captured the Federation Cup and the unofficial women's world team title 3-0 from defending champion South Africa. Goolagong won her match 6-0, 6-2 over Pat Pretorius-Walkden and PATRICIA COLEMAN beat Brenda Kirk 10-8, 6-0. Goolagong then teamed with JANET YOUNG to defeat Pretorius-Walkden and Kirk 6-1, 6-2 in doubles.
For the second week in a row, ILIE NASTASE whipped Italy's Adriano Panatta, this time 6-3, 3-6, 0-6, 7-6, 6-4 in a three-hour endurance match at the Florence Open.
TRACK & FIELD—Munich Olympian AL FEUERBACH broke the world shotput record with a throw of 71'7" at the San Jose invitational meet. Feuerbach's toss bettered the old record, set by Randy Matson in 1967, by 1½ inches. In West Germany, Olympic gold medalist KLAUS WOLFERMANN improved the world javelin record by 11" with a throw of 308'8".
Washington's 14-year-old ROBIN CAMPBELL and GREG GERACI of Vineland, N.J. won outstanding performance awards at the 17th Marine Corps Relays in Quantico, Va. Geraci set a meet record for the javelin throw with 273'8". Campbell, along with BRIAN McELROY of Villanova, swept the 880-yard and one-mile runs, she in 2:09.3 and 5:00, he in 1:49.9 and 4:09.4.
UCLA Running Back JAMES McALISTER long-jumped 27'½" to become the sixth-best individual in the event, defeating Southern California's Randy Williams, the Olympic champion, in a meet between the two schools in Los Angeles.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head basketball coach at Jacksonville University, BOB GOTTLIEB, 33, assistant coach at Kansas State.
NAMED: Boston Bruin Goalie JACQUES PLANTE, 44, as general manager and head coach of the WHA Quebec Nordiques. An 18-year NHL veteran, Plante tended goal for Montreal, New York, St. Louis, Toronto and Boston.
PROPOSED: That the 1973-74 World Cup ski circuit be shortened, and run exclusively in Europe so racers may prepare for the FIS world championships in February at St. Moritz. If the plan is adopted, a Nations Cup circuit may operate in the U.S., Canada and Japan.
DIED: Former Notre Dame All-America Halfback MARTY BRILL, 67, of a heart attack, in Los Angeles. Brill was one of four All-Americas on Knute Rockne's last undefeated team in 1930.