BOATING—BRITAIN was declared winner of the Admiral's Cup yachting series; West Germany was second and the U.S. third (page 44).
BOXING—Colombia's RODRIGO VALDES successfully defended his WBC middleweight title with a 15-round decision over Rudy Robles of Los Angeles, in Cartagena, Colombia.
DIVING—TIM MOORE of Westerville, Ohio, retained his title in the men's one-meter springboard with 529.95 points at the national AAU championships in Houston. Lieut. PHIL BOGGS of the Air Force won the three-meter event with 619.89 points. Dallas' CYNTHIA McINGVALE took the women's one-and three-meter titles with 483.78 and 465.42 points, respectively. KENT VOSLER of Eaton, Ohio upset Boggs and Moore to capture the men's 10 meter with 545.34 points and JANET ELY of Dallas won the women's 10 meter with 384.81.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: In preseason play Cincinnati outscored the Buffalo Bills, 38-28 as the Bengals' Ken Anderson threw touchdown passes of 13 and 40 yards. Cleveland's Willie Miller hauled in a 32-yard TD pass and teammate Hugh McKinnis plunged over from the one to enable the Browns to beat Philadelphia 14-6. Veteran Earl Morrall again led the Miami Dolphins to victory, this time with two first-half scoring passes that helped defeat Detroit 20-14. Archie Manning quarterbacked the New Orleans Saints to a 24-21 victory over Denver, scoring once and completing 23 of 29 passes. A strong defense was responsible for Atlanta's 10-3 win over Baltimore. Houston's Billy Johnson caught a 41-yard pass from Dan Pastorini and returned a punt 89 yards to pace the Oilers to a 24-13 defeat of Washington. Bart Starr won his second straight as head coach of Green Bay (page 18), the Packers beating Chicago 13-9. Los Angeles benefited from rookie Derrick Williams' punt returns in a 10-6 defeat of San Francisco. Both New York clubs won, the Jets slipping past St. Louis 14-13 and the Giants halting the San Diego Chargers 17-7. George Blanda's 20-yard held goal with eight seconds left booted Oakland past the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21; and New England defeated Minnesota 36-10.
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WFL: Portland lost its third straight game but forced Chicago into overtime before succumbing 25-18. The Winds' John Gilliam caught a 28-yard pass from Pete Beathard for a touchdown and instant victory. Philadelphia was held to a field goal in losing to Shreveport 10-3; San Antonio suffered its first defeat, losing 27-20 to the Charlotte Hornets, who were down 20-8 at the start of the fourth period; and George Mira's passing and Tommy Reamon's running sparked the Jacksonville Express to a 22-11 triumph over Birmingham. Southern California recovered from last week's shellacking by San Antonio, downing The Hawaiians 37-19.
GOLF—Eight-year veteran DON BIES recorded his first tour victory, winning the $200,000 Greater Hartford Open and $40,000 by birdieing the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Hubert Green at Wethersfield (Conn.) Country Club. Both men ended regulation play with 17-under-par 267s.
Beth Daniel, 18, of Charleston, S.C. defeated Donna Horton of Jacksonville 3-and-2 to win the 75th U.S. Women's Amateur at Brae Burn in Newton, Mass.
HARNESS RACING—BONEFISH ($2.60), driven by Stanley Dancer, won the $111,000 Empire State Trot by 2¼ lengths over Surefire Hanover, covering the mile in 1:58.1 in Syracuse, N.Y. (page 42).
HORSE RACING—WAJIMA ($3.80), ridden by Braulio Baeza, romped to victory in the 106th running of the $108,700 Travers Stakes, finishing 10¼ lengths ahead of Media at Saratoga. The colt covered the 1¼ miles in 2:02. The anticipated duel between Foolish Pleasure and Forceten did not materialize when both were scratched.
LACROSSE—NLL: Philadelphia's Terry Lloyd scored eight goals to tie a league single-game record and lead the Wings past Maryland 22-16. The Wings also defeated Montreal 14-11 to tie the Quebecois for second. Montreal went winless, also losing lo the first-place Long Island Tomahawks by the same score. The Caribous split games with the Tomahawks, dropping the first 19-18 and winning the second 25-21 in overtime. Forward Murray Cawker scored four of his six goals in overtime for the Caribous. Boston edged the Caribous 15-14, then dropped a 17-16 decision lo Maryland.
MOTOR SPORTS—Italian VITTORIO BRAMBILLA, driving a March, averaged 109.95 mph to win the rain-shortened Austrian Grand Prix in Zeltweg after 29 laps. American Mark Donohue crashed in a practice run, underwent surgery for a blood clot in the brain and is recuperating.
SOCCER—NASL: In the quarterfinal playoff Portland snuck past Seattle 2-1, Midfielder Tony Betts scoring the winning goal six minutes into overtime before a sellout crowd of 31,523 at Portland. Tampa Bay shut out Toronto 1-0 on Striker Clyde Best's goal. The Miami Toros defeated Boston 2-1 in overtime and St. Louis beat Los Angeles 2-1 on a tiebreaker. The semifinals pitted Miami against the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Toros took it on the nose, losing 3-0 with Stewart Scullion, Derek Smethurst and John Boyle doing the scoring. Portland fans turned out 33,503 strong, a playoff record, to watch their Timbers beat the St. Louis Stars 1-0 in another semifinal game.
ASL: Cleveland clinched the Midwestern Division, beating Cincinnati and New Jersey by identical 2-1 scores. The Cobras' Vito Colonna booted in three goals in the two games. New Jersey's loss to the Cobras was to New York's advantage, the idle Apollos being assured of winning the Eastern title. In the Northern, Boston tied first-place Rhode Island 2-2 and defeated Pittsburgh 4-2 to come within four points of the Oceaneers. Connecticut beat Chicago 3-1 to remain in playoff contention.
SWIMMING—JON ERIKSON, 20, of Chicago, made a round-trip crossing of the English Channel in 30 hours, breaking by three minutes the record set by his father Edward in 1965.
TRACK & FIELD—JOHN WALKER of New Zealand set a world record with a 3:49.4 in the mile run at an international meet in G√∂teborg, Sweden (page 14). His time was 1.6 seconds better than the record set by Filbert Bayi in May.
West Germany's WALTER SCHMIDT smashed the world record in the hammer throw by 32" with a toss of 260'2" in Frankfurt. The previous record holder was countryman Karl-Hans Riehm.
VOLLEYBALL—Los Angeles cruised to its 15th and 16th straight victories, whipping hapless El Paso-Juarez twice. The San Diego Breakers were knocked out of a first-place tie with the Stars by Wilt Chamberlain's Southern California Bangers 12-10, 11-13, 12-10, 7-12, 12-6. Wilt recorded 39 kills while teammates Toshi Toyoda and Rose Duncan provided support with 67 assists and 19 saving digs, respectively. Santa Barbara, in third behind the Stars and the Breakers, lost to the Breakers, then outbanged the Bangers 12-1, 12-9, 12-6.
MILEPOSTS—DROPPED: The assault charge against DAVE FORBES of the Boston Bruins for striking Minnesota North Star Henry Boucha with a hockey stick during a game; by Hennepin County (Minn.) Attorney Gary Flakne. The decision not to pursue the case came a month after the first trial ended in a hung jury.
DIED: Veteran stock-car driver DEWAYNE (Tiny) LUND, 42, after suffering internal injuries in a six-car crash during the Talladega (Ala.) 500 race.
DIED: Track Coach PERCY CERUTTY, 80, iconoclastic trainer of Australia's record-breaking distance runners Herb Elliott and John Landy; at his fitness camp in Portsea, Australia.