BASEBALL—Taiwan defeated Campbell, Calif. 2-1 in the final game to win its eighth Little League World Series in nine years, in Williamsport, Pa.
BOXING—ANTONIO CERVANTES of Colombia won a split decision from Kim Kwang-Min of South Korea to retain his WBA junior welterweight title in Seoul, South Korea.
GOLF—TOM WATSON made a 12-foot putt for a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to defeat Johnny Miller and win the $250,000 Hall of Fame Classic in Pinehurst, N.C. Watson and Miller finished regulation play at 12-under-par 272.
Beth Daniel shot a final-round 71 for a 54-hole, two-under-par 208 to win her first LPGA tournament, the $100,000 Patty Berg Classic in St. Paul, by four strokes over Hollis Stacy.
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HARNESS RACING—CHIOLA HANOVER ($3.20), driven by Jimmy Allen, won the first leg of trotting's Triple Crown, the $237,765 Yonkers Trot, by a length over Butch Lobell. The 3-year-old was timed in 2:04[2/5].
HORSE RACING—SPECTACULAR BID ($2.10), Bill Shoemaker up, won his first race since the Preakness, the $18,000 Bold Bidder at Delaware Park, by 17 lengths over Armada Strike. The 3-year-old covered the mile and [1/16] in a track-record 1:41[3/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—ALAN JONES of Australia, driving a Williams, won his third consecutive Formula I race, the Dutch Grand Prix, at Zandvoort, by 0.21.78 seconds over Jody Scheckter of South Africa, who drove a Ferrari. Jones, averaging 116.54 mph on the 2.6-mile course, completed the race in 1:41.19.78.
Darrell Waltrip, driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, won the $90,808 Volunteer 500 NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn. Waltrip averaged 91.493 mph on the .533-mile Bristol International Raceway track to defeat Richard Petty, in a Chevrolet Caprice, by three seconds.
SOCCER—NASL: The Cosmos defeated Tulsa 3-1 in a tie-breaking mini-game to win their National Conference semifinal series. Giorgio Chinaglia scored two goals, one on a penalty kick. Earlier that evening the Cosmos had tied the series at a game apiece, beating the Roughnecks 3-0. Tulsa stunned the two-time defending NASL champions 3-0 in the first game of the series. Roger Davies had two goals for the Roughnecks, and Goalie Jack Brand, obtained from the Cosmos two months ago, got his seventh career playoff shutout. The loss was the Cosmos' first ever to Tulsa and snapped a 10-game winning streak. The Cosmos will next face NSC Western champion Vancouver, which beat Los Angeles in their semifinal series. After the Whitecaps won the second game of the series 1-0 in regulation time, Kevin Hector's goal at 3:08 in the mini-game gave them the series victory. The wins were Vancouver's first of the season over the Aztecs. Los Angeles, which finished the regular season in second place in the NSC West, had won the opening game of the semifinals 3-2. Tampa Bay, looking for its second consecutive trip to the Soccer Bowl, swept the American Conference semifinals from Philadelphia. The Rowdies clinched the series with a 1-0 victory in which Steve Wevgele, assisted by retiring captain Rodney Marsh, scored the only goal. Tampa Bay had won the opener 3-2 on Marsh's shoot-out goal. The Fury qualified for the series with Tampa Bay by eliminating American Conference champion Houston 2-1 in their deciding quarterfinal game. The loss was the Hurricane's first in the Astrodome this season. Despite the playoff defeat, Houston Coach Timo Liekoski was named NASL Coach of the Year. San Diego swept its semifinal series from Chicago and will face the Rowdies in the conference finals. The Sockers won the opener 2-0 on first-half goals by Ade Coker and Yilmaz Ohrhan and the deciding game 1-0 in Chicago, with Hugo Sanchez getting the winning score at 78:48.
ASL: In the Eastern Division final, champion Columbus will face the winner of a Pennsylvania-New York Eagle playoff game. In the West, California will play the survivor of a Sacramento-Los Angeles elimination match. Columbus ended the regular season with a 4-1 loss to Indianapolis. Earlier, the Magic had tied the Daredevils 3-3 to clinch the Eastern tide. Indy's Colin McLocklan wiped out a 3-1 Columbus lead with two second-half goals, the second of them coming at 84:00. Cleveland had defeated the Daredevils 2-0. California, which finished the regular season 57 points ahead of Sacramento, swept a pair of games from Las Vegas. The Sunshine rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to beat the Seagulls 3-2 on goals by Frank Towers and Poli Garcia. In the second game, Towers and Andy Chapman scored as California defeated the Gulls 2-0. Los Angeles and Sacramento split their final two regular-season meetings. The Skyhawks beat the Gold 1-0 on a penalty kick by Bill McNicol at 74:50 after Sacramento had beaten L.A. 3-2 to sew up second place in the West. Pennsylvania defeated Cleveland 3-1 and tied the second-place New York Eagles 1-1 to end up third in the East, 20 points behind Columbus. New Jersey finished with a pair of victories, 1-0 over Cleveland on Solomon Hilton's goal at 87:00 and 2-0 over the New York Apollo.
TENNIS—JOSE HIGUERAS of Spain defeated Tomas Smid of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-2 to win the $175,000 U.S. Pro Championship in Brookline, Mass.
Bjorn Borg defeated John McEnroe 6-3, 6-3 to win the $210,000 Canadian Open in Toronto.
Chris Evert Lloyd defeated Tracy Austin 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 to win a $75,000 tournament in Mahwah, N.J.
TRACK & FIELD—EVELYN ASHFORD of Los Angeles scored a double at the World Cup II meet in Montreal, breaking her own American record in the 200-meter dash—with a 21.83 performance that beat East Germany's Marita Koch, the world-record holder at the distance; and then defeating world-record holder Marlies G‚Äö√†√∂‚Äö√†√áhr, also of East Germany, in the 100 with a time of 11.06 (page 18).
VOLLEYBALL: IVA—The Tucson Sky upset the Santa Barbara Spikers three games to one before an overflow crowd of 3,865 in Tucson to take a 1-0 lead in the championship series. The deciding match will be played in Santa Barbara Thursday night. Tucson reached the finals by eliminating Continental Division regular-season champion Denver in three straight games in Denver. Tucson had dealt Denver five defeats in seven matches during the regular season. Santa Barbara reached the final round by beating injury-plagued Seattle in the final match in Santa Barbara.
MILEPOSTS—ACQUIRED: By the NHL Los Angeles Kings from the Detroit Red Wings, Center ANDRE ST. LAURENT and the Red Wings' first-round draft choices for the next two years as compensation for Center Dale McCourt's refusal to play for the Kings. McCourt had been awarded to the Kings as compensation when Detroit, in 1978, signed Goalie Rogie Vachon, a free agent who had played for L.A. The Kings were unable to sign McCourt, who had his move to Los Angeles blocked in court.