ARCHERY—World champion DARRELL PACE, 18, of Reading, Ohio won the men's title for the third straight time at the national championships at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In the process, Pace became the first to surpass 1,300 points in a registered meet when he scored a world-record 1,316 in the FITA, a two-day event. IRENE LORENSEN, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz. won the women's division with 1,242 points, a national record. Both won the four-day overall titles. Pace set a meet record with 3,032, and Lorensen bettered last year's national record by 11 points, scoring 2,867.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: In exhibitions, Atlanta came from behind to score a 16-14 win over Washington on Nick Mike-Mayer's 19-yard field goal with 15 seconds to play. Earl Morrall spurred Miami to a 7-3 defeat of Cincinnati, throwing a 10-yard scoring pass to Nat Moore in the final quarter (page 57). The Philadelphia Eagles rallied for a 17-14 triumph to end Pittsburgh's two-season exhibition-game win streak at nine. Baltimore ended regulation play tied with Denver, but Tony Linhart's field goal 11 minutes into overtime gave the Colts a 23-20 win. The first paid event in the $163-million Super-dome drew 72,434 fans, who saw New Orleans bow to Houston 13-7 (page 20). But Bart Starr's coaching debut was a big hit as Green Bay routed Buffalo 23-6. Los Angeles trounced the Dallas Cowboys 35-7, Kansas City fell to St. Louis 10-3, Chicago beat San Diego 22-0, the New York Jets defeated Minnesota 20-15 and the Giants beat New England 28-14. Oakland muzzled the Detroit Lions 34-0, and San Francisco ran over Cleveland 17-13.
WFL: Birmingham's Matthew Reed scampered for two TDs as the Vulcans took the toll of the Philadelphia Bell 23-17 to remain undefeated and tied with the Memphis Southmen for the Eastern Division lead after two weeks of play. With Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Paul Warfield each scoring a touchdown, the Southmen crept past the Charlotte Hornets 23-11. Shreveport defeated the Chicago Winds 38-18, and The Hawaiians wiggled past Portland 25-24. Western leader San Antonio defeated the Southern California Sun 54-22, scoring 31 unanswered third-quarter points.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS won his 16th major title, carding a final-round one-over-par 71 and a four-under 276 total to defeat Bruce Crampton by two strokes in the PGA National Championship at Firestone Country Club in Akron (page 16).
August 17, 1975
Donna Caponi Young of Los Angeles took the European Women's Open with a final-round 70 for a 13-under-par 283 total, defeating Sandra Palmer by two strokes at Sunningdale, England. Young, who eagled the 11th hole with a 50-foot chip in the fourth round, collected $11,000 for first place.
HARNESS RACING—NERO ($2.80), Joe O'Brien driving, burst into the lead going around the last turn and held on for a 1-length victory over Bret's Champ in the finals of the $111,646 Adios Pace at The Meadows in Pennsylvania. Nero covered the mile in 1:57[3/5].
HORSE RACING—Jean Cruguet guided SPOUT ($32.80) to a 2¾-length upset win over favored Aunt Jin in the 1-mile, $81,950 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. The 3-year-old filly was timed in 2:04.
Full Out ($6.40), Buck Thornburg in the saddle, won the $137,045 Sapling Stakes for 2-year-olds by half a length over Riverside Sam at Monmouth Park. The winner covered the six furlongs in 1:11[3/5].
Susan's Girl ($2.80), ridden by Ray Broussard, won the $109,100 Delaware Handicap, in Stanton, Del., defeating Pass A Glance by three lengths. Her time for the 1-mile was 2:01[4/5].
LACROSSE—NLL: Long Island remained in first, beating Boston 22-14 and Maryland 18-13. The Tomahawks' Doug Hayes scored 11 goals in the two contests. Second-place Montreal defeated Quebec 12-9 and Maryland 10-7. The third-place Philadelphia Wings also went undefeated, clipping Maryland 15-13 and Quebec 18-11. Boston and Quebec both dropped two games and won one while cellar dweller Maryland lost all four of its games.
MOTOR SPORTS—MARK DONOHUE, at the wheel of a Porsche 917-30, shattered the world closed-course speed record by blazing around the 2.66-mile Alabama International Motor Speedway tri-oval in Talladega at 221.160 mph. The previous record of 217.854 mph was set by A. J. Foyt in a Coyote-Foyt at the same track last year.
SOCCER—NASL: Boston stopped the Hartford Bicentennials 3-0 to clinch a second-straight Northern Division title. Second-place Toronto joined Miami as wild-card representatives for the Eastern and Northern Divisions. The Portland Timbers won the Western title when the Seattle Sounders scored only one goal in their win over San Antonio, losing any chance at catching Portland. The Sounders clinched one of the two wild-card spots in the Western-Central Division region. The last wild-card went to the defending champion Los Angeles Aztecs, who edged out the Chicago Sting by one point. Miami's Steven David, who scored 23 goals and six assists, was named the league's Most Valuable Player. Rookie of the Year honors went to Midfielder-Forward Chris Bahr of Philadelphia, and St. Louis' John Sewell was selected Coach of the Year.
ASL: Rhode Island's Mohammed Attiah scored his 12th goal of the season as the Oceaneers defeated Connecticut 3-2 to stay atop the Northern Division by five points. Edner Bretton's two goals and an assist earned the New York Apollos a 3-3 tie with Boston. New York led the New Jersey Brewers by eight points in the East at week's end. Cleveland held a two-point edge over Cincinnati and Chicago in the Midwestern.
SWIMMING—Hometown hero ANDY COAN swam the 100-meter freestyle in a world-record 51.11 at an AAU regional meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His time was .01 faster than the record set by Jim Montgomery two months ago.
TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS crushed Ken Rose-wall 6-2, 6-2 in the finals of the $100,000 Volvo International in North Conway, N.H. (page 22).
Chris Evert took her fourth consecutive U.S. Clay Court championship—and won $10,000—handily defeating Dianne Fromholtz of Australia 6-3, 6-4 in Indianapolis.
TRACK & FIELD—East Germany's MARIANNE ADAM set a world record in the women's shotput with a heave of 70'10½" in East Berlin. The record of 70'9¼" was held by Helena Fibingerova of Czechoslovakia.
VOLLEYBALL—IVA: Player-owner Wilt Chamberlain played his home debut, but was crossed by the Los Angeles Stars, who defeated his Southern California Bangers 12-2, 12-1, 12-9. Chamberlain made his presence known with 16 kills; the Stars' Jon Stanley countered with 26. The Stars pulled into a first-place tie with San Diego when they beat Santa Barbara 12-10, 12-6, 6-12, 12-10 for their 14th straight win. The Breakers attracted the league's biggest crowd, 5,759 at home, as they put away Santa Barbara 10-12, 12-6, 12-6, 12-3. El Paso-Juarez lost to the Bangers and San Diego.
Neither the U.S. men's nor women's amateur teams qualified for the Montreal Olympics, as Cuba defeated the U.S. in the regional qualifying rounds held in Los Angeles. The Cuban men won 15-5, 15-7, 15-6, and the Cuban women, 15-7, 15-8, 15-8.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: YOGI BERRA, 50, after 3½ seasons as manager of the New York Mets. First-base Coach ROY McMILLAN, 46, was named interim manager.
DIED: JACK MOLINAS, 43, an All-Ivy basketball player at Columbia in 1953 and the first-round pick of the NBA Fort Wayne Pistons, who was imprisoned in 1963 for "fixing" college basketball games; of a gunshot wound; in Hollywood, Calif.