BOATING—BOB MAGOON completed the 200-mile Benihana Grand Prix offshore race at Point Pleasant, N.J. in 3:32, taking 17 minutes more than Billy Martin, but winning the event when Martin was disqualified for having run through the spectator fleet (page 52).
BOXING—JOSE (Pipino) CUEVAS of Mexico scored a second-round TKO over defending champion Angel Espada of Puerto Rico to win the WBA welterweight title in Mexicali, Mexico.
FOOTBALL—The PITTSBURGH STEELERS defeated the College All-Stars 24-0 on Chicago's Soldier Field in a game mercifully called by rain with 1:22 left in the third period.
Jon Keyworth scored a touchdown and Jim Turner added a 47-yard field goal to give the DENVER BRONCOS a 10-7 victory over the Detroit Lions in the NFL Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
August 1, 1976
GOLF—JERRY PATE fired a course-record final-round 63 at the Essex Golf and Country Club in Windsor, Ontario to win the $200,000 Canadian Open with a 13-under-par 267. Runner-up Jack Nicklaus was four strokes back.
HORSE RACING—FOREGO ($3.40), ridden by Heliodoro Gustines, became the second horse in history to capture three Brooklyn Handicaps when he completed the 1-mile, $113,100 race at Aqueduct in 2:01⅕ beating Lord Rebeau by two lengths. Foolish Pleasure was third.
OLYMPIC GAMES—CYCLING: The 1,000-meter time trial was won by KLAUS GR√úNKE of East Germany. ANTON TKAC of Czechoslovakia won the sprint gold medal, and GREGOR BRAUN of West Germany captured the 4,000-meter pursuit event. WEST GERMANY was first in the team pursuit.
DIVING: PHIL BOGGS and JENNI CHANDLER, of the U.S., won the three-meter springboard events, and ELENA VAYTSEKHOVSKAIA of the U.S.S.R. took the women's 10-meter platform gold (page 18).
EQUESTRIAN EVENTS: The UNITED STATES won the team gold for the first time since 1948. WEST GERMANY took the silver, AUSTRALIA the bronze. TAD COFFIN was the first American ever to win the individual gold, with MIKE PLUMB of the U.S. taking the silver and KARL SCHULTZ of West Germany the bronze.
FENCING: The U.S.S.R. swept all three medals in the saber, with VICTOR KROVOPUSKOV taking the gold. The men's foil was won by FABIO DAL ZOTTO of Italy, and ALEXANDER PUSCH of West Germany took the épée. The women's foil was won by ILDIKO SCHWARCZENBERGER of Hungary.
GYMNASTICS: The men's all-round was won by NIKOLAI ANDRIANOV of the U.S.S.R. SAWAO KATO and MITSUO TSUKAHARA of Japan finished second and third. NADIA COMANECI took the women's all-round gold, NELLI KIM and LUDMILA TURISHCHEVA, both of the U.S.S.R., the silver and bronze (page 28).
MODERN PENTATHLON: GREAT BRITAIN won the team gold medal, CZECHOSLOVAKIA the silver and HUNGARY the bronze. The individual gold went to Poland's JANUSZ PYCIAK-PECIAK, silver to PAVEL LEDNEV of the U.S.S.R. and bronze to JAN BARTU of Czechoslovakia.
ROWING: The men's team from EAST GERMANY won five events—in fours with coxswain, pairs with and without coxswain, quadruple sculls and eights—losing the single sculls gold to FINLAND and double sculls to NORWAY. The women of EAST GERMANY triumphed in fours with coxswain, quadruple sculls, eights and single sculls. BULGARIAN women won the double scull gold and pairs without coxswain.
SHOOTING: KARLHEINZ SMIESZEK of West Germany won the small-bore rifle, prone-position gold, equaling the world record by scoring 599 of a possible 600. DON HALDEMAN of the U.S. won the trap-shooting gold, and LANNY BASSHAM and MARGARET MURDOCK, both of the U.S., placed one-two in the small-bore rifle, three-position event (page 31). NORBERT KLAAR of East Germany was first in rapid-fire pistol, ALEXANDER GAZOV of the U.S.S.R. took the running game target gold, and JOSEF PANACEK of Czechoslovakia the top prize in skeet.
SWIMMING: UNITED STATES men won 12 out of 13 possible golds and set 10 world records, while the women from EAST GERMANY captured 11 out of a possible 13 and set seven world records (page 18).
TRACK & FIELD: MAC WILKINS and EDWIN MOSES scored the first U.S. victories with a 221'5" discus throw and a world-record 47.64 in the 400-meter hurdles (page 23). DANIEL BAUTISTA of Mexico won the 20-km. walk in 1:24:40.6; HASELY CRAWFORD of Trinidad took the 100 meters in 10.06; Cuba's ALBERTO JUANTORENA sped to a world-record 1:43.50 in the 800; and UDO BEYER of East Germany put the shot the farthest, 69'¾". ANNEGRET RICHTER of West Germany won the 100 meters in 11.08 after setting a world record of 11.01 in a semifinal; RUTH FUCHS of East Germany threw the javelin 216'4" for a gold; and her teammate ANGELA VOIGT took the long jump with a 22'½" leap.
WEIGHT LIFTING: NORAIR NURIKYAN of Bulgaria won the bantamweight championship, NIKOLAI KOLESNIKOV of the U.S.S.R. the featherweight. ZBIGNIEW KACZMAREK of Poland was first in the lightweight, YORDAN MITKOV of Bulgaria in the middleweight, VALERY SHARY of the U.S.S.R. in the light heavyweight, David Rigert of the U.S.S.R. in the middle heavyweight.
WRESTLING: The U.S.S.R. made the biggest medal sweep ever in Greco-Roman events, winning seven plus two silvers and a bronze in the 10 weight classes.
TENNIS—WTT: Though their four-match winning streak was snapped by Los Angeles 27-26, the New York Sets retained the Eastern Division lead and had two victories over Cleveland, 30-19 and 26-18. The Nets climbed into second place by winning two matches, 25-24 over Los Angeles and 28-27 over San Diego, while Indiana, with four losses during the week, fell back to third. In the West, division-leader Phoenix kept on winning, routing Pittsburgh 31-21; this time Chris Evert beat Evonne Goolagong 6-4. The Racquets then defeated Boston 29-25 and Indiana 29-28.
RETIRED: NICK BUONICONTI, 35, Miami Dolphin middle linebacker, after a 14-year pro career that began with the Boston Patriots in the old American Football League.
DIED: EARLE COMBS, 77, centerfielder and lead-off Yankee in the famed "Murderers' Row" that featured Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; after a long illness; in Richmond, Ky. Combs had a .325 lifetime average and was a member of the Hall of Fame.