BOWLING—In the third roll-off in the 16-year history of the PBA, EARL ANTHONY of Tacoma, Wash, defeated Matt Surina by striking out in the extra two frames to win the Waukegan (Ill.) Open. The two had tied with scores of 257 at the end of regulation play. Anthony earned $5,000 for first place.
CYCLING—TRIJNTJE FOPMA of The Netherlands won the gold medal in the women's amateur road-race world championships in Mettet, Belgium. Defending titlist Genevieve Gambillen of France was second; Sue Novara of the U.S. placed sixth, five seconds behind the winner. ANDRE GEVERS, also of The Netherlands, won the gold in the men's amateur road race, beating Sweden's Sven-Ake Nilsson by two seconds. EDDY KUITIR of Holland won the men's professional road-race title. World champion Eddy Merckx failed to gain his fourth professional road title, finishing sixth.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: In the fourth week of a six-week exhibition schedule, Washington whipped the Detroit Lions 34-13, Quarterbacks Bill Kilmer and Randy Johnson pacing the Redskin attack with two touchdown passes apiece. Second-year Quarterback Mike Boryla threw two touchdown passes to Charlie Young and Harold Carmichael to lead the Philadelphia Eagles past Cincinnati 30-20. The New York Giants upended Pittsburgh 24-7; St. Louis beat San Diego 14-9; the Denver Broncos bucked off the Chicago Bears 13—0; and New England jostled Green Bay 20-17 in overtime. Dallas handed the Houston Oilers a 17-14 defeat; Kansas City lost to Los Angeles 14-6; the Baltimore Colts were defeated by New Orleans 27-3; Oakland knocked off San Francisco 40-21; and the N.Y. Jets beat Atlanta 16-13.
WFL: Southern California trampled the Philadelphia Bell 58—39 in Anaheim, Sun Wide Receiver Dave Williams grabbing a new league-record four touchdown passes, and teammate Anthony Davis, gaining 115 yards rushing, returned a kickoff 84 yards for a score and threw a 51-yard TD pass (page 20). The Charlotte Hornets rushed past the Jacksonville Express 33-14; Birmingham defeated Shreveport 21-8; Memphis quieted the Chicago Winds 31-7; and San Antonio stopped the Portland Thunder 22-0.
September 7, 1975
GOLF—FRED RIDLEY of Cypress Gardens, Fla. defeated Keith Fergus of Houston 2 up to win the 75th U.S. Amateur championship at the James River course of the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, (page 78).
HARNESS RACING—Favorite BONEFISH, driven by Stanley Dancer, withstood a grueling four heats to win the 50th Hambletonian, nipping first-heat victor Yankee Bambino by a nose in a photo finish at Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fair. Bonefish covered the final mile in 2:02⅘ ensuring a world record of 8:01[4/5] for a four-heat race (page 16).
HORSE RACING—LAND GIRL ($12), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, won the 80th running of the $56,150 Gazelle Handicap by half a length over Horray Horray, at Belmont. The winning time for the 1‚⅛ miles was 1:49[2/5].
ROWING—In an impressive display of power, East Germany stroked its way to gold medals in five of the eight heavyweight events at the world championships in Nottingham, England. The East Germans won the eights by a length over the Soviet Union (defending champion U.S. was fifth), won the coxed pairs and retained titles in the coxless pairs, coxless fours and quadruple sculls. PETER-MICHAEL KOLBE of West Germany triumphed in the single sculls, beating Ireland's Sean Drea by two lengths (page 18).
SOCCER—The U.S. failed to qualify for the Montreal Olympics, losing the North American Zone playoffs to Mexico by the two-game aggregate score of 12-2 in Wilmington, Del.
TENNIS—On the strength of Vitas Gerulaitis' play, Pittsburgh won the World Team Tennis championship, beating the San Francisco Golden Gaters 21-14 in the deciding third match in Pittsburgh.
Sweden's BJORN BORG successfully defended his U.S. Pro title with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Guillermo Vilas of Argentina at Chestnut Hill, Mass. Borg picked up $16,000 for the win.
Chris Evert smashed Virginia Wade 6-0, 6-1 for the singles title in the $75,000 Medi-Quik tournament in Harrison, N.Y., Evert's 75th straight claycourt victory. She won $14,000.
TRACK & FIELD—BRENDAN FOSTER of England ran the fastest 10,000 meters this year—27:45.3—at the Crystal Palace in London. Frank Shorter finished second in 27:45.91, the second-best clocking ever by an American. New Zealand's JOHN WALKER, the world-record holder in the mile, won his specialty in 3:53.62. Mike Boit of Kenya posted his best time ever in the event, to take second in 3.54.9, Rod Dixon of New Zealand was third in 3:55.3, and Marty Liquori of the U.S. came in fourth in 3:55.52.
World-record holder DWIGHT STONES cleared 7'5½" in the high jump to win the event at an international meet in Stuttgart, West Germany. He beat his closest competitor, Walter Boiler of West Germany, by 4¾ inches.
The Bulgarian national team of NIKOLINA SHTEREVA, LILYANA TOMOVA, ROSITA PE-KHLIVANOVA and SVETLAZLATEVA bettered its own world record in the women's 4 X 800-meter relay by 3.4 seconds, being clocked in 8:05.2 in Sofia.
The day after his London mile, JOHN WALKER went to G√∂teborg, Sweden where he won the rarely contested 2,000-meter run in 4:56.8, failing to break the world record by .6 of a second. Michel Jazy of France, now retired, set the record nine years ago.
MILEPOSTS—INDUCTED: Into the Hockey Hall of Fame, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, high-scoring Toronto Maple Leaf rightwinger (1949-70); IRVINE (Ace) BAILEY, Leaf forward (1926-34); FRANK BUCKLAND, honored for his involvement in Canadian amateur hockey; GORDON DRILLON, Leaf forward who led the NHL in goals and points in 1937-38; GLENN H. HALL, NHL goalie for 18 seasons and 11 times an All-Star; WILLIAM M. JENNINGS, advocate and architect of NHL expansion; and PIERRE PILOTE, eight-time All-Star as a defenseman for Chicago (1955-68).
SOLD: The bankrupt ABA Memphis Sounds, to a group of Baltimore investors who will move the club to that city where it will be called the Hustlers. Purchase price was estimated at $1.5 million.
SOLD: The NHL Boston Bruins and Boston Garden by the Storer Broadcasting Corp. to Sport-systems, a Buffalo corporation, for an estimated $10 million.
TRADED: Veteran Guard DAVE BING, 31, from the Detroit Pistons to the Washington Bullets for 25-year-old Guard KEVIN PORTER. The Pistons also gave the Bullets their top draft choice in 1977. Bing, a two-time NBA All-Star in his nine seasons, was the team's alltime leading scorer, with 15,235 points, for a club-record average of 22.6 per game. Porter led the NBA in assists and had 152 steals last season.
DIED: BOBBY CRUICKSHANK, 80, member of the Golf Hall of Fame and winner of 20 professional tournaments from 1921 to 1953; in Delray Beach, Fla. Cruickshank won five tournaments in 1927, when he led the PGA money list with $17,800.