BOXING—SERGIO PALMA knocked out Leo Randolph in the fifth round in Spokane to win the WBA junior featherweight title.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS shot a six-under-par 274 to defeat runner-up Andy Bean by seven strokes and win the PGA Championship, his 19th major, in Rochester, N.Y. (page 18).
Pat Bradley fired a 15-under-par 277, one stroke fewer than JoAnne Carner, to win the $150,000 Peter Jackson Classic in Toronto.
HARNESS RACING—LAND GRANT ($141.80), driven by Del Insko, finished half a length ahead of Armbro Wolf to win the $2,011,000 Woodrow Wilson Pace, horse racing's richest race ever, at The Meadowlands. The 2-year-old covered the mile in 1:56[4/5] (page 68).
August 17, 1980
MOTOR SPORTS—JACQUES LAFFITE, driving a Ligier-Ford, averaged 137.4 mph to win the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim, West Germany. He finished the 190 miles 3.19 seconds ahead of Carlos Reutemann of Argentina in a Williams-Ford.
SOCCER—NASL: With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, 12 of 16 playoff berths are still to be claimed. In the most significant game, the Cosmos defeated Seattle 1-0 in the Kingdome, where the Sounders are 14-2, in a desperate attempt to keep them from attaining the league's best record—it is now 24-6, compared to the Cosmos' 21-7—and home-field advantage in the playoffs. Roberto Cabanas scored the game-winner early in the second half after Seattle Goalie Jack Brand failed to make a clean save of a Giorgio Chinaglia shot. The Cosmos also defeated Edmonton (15-14) when Vladislav Bogicevic scored nine minutes into overtime. The Drillers, who've won four of five, edged closer to ASC West-leading California by defeating Rochester 1-0. The Surf (15-14) made it easier by losing to ASC East-leading Fort Lauderdale 2-1 when Koos Waslander scored with only :45 left in the game, but then Steve Moyers scored with 1:00 remaining to lift the surf past Detroit 2-1. The Strikers (16-13) held their lead, despite losing to rampaging Dallas 5-2; just eight points separate the division's top three teams. Tampa Bay (16-12) won its only game, defeating Houston 3-1 to move into second as New England (16-13), which went west and lost twice, fell to third. The Tea Men were blanked 3-0 by Toronto and 4-0 by San Diego. Dallas (15-13), which has won its last four of six and Tulsa (13-16), which has lost its last two, continued to alternate atop the NSC Central. As the Roughnecks faded, losing twice, 4-1 to Seattle and 4-2 in an upset at Portland, the Tornado held onto a two-point lead in the division. Dallas defeated Vancouver 2-1, as Zequinha scored on his sixth straight penalty kick, before rolling over the Strikers. ASC Central-leading Chicago and Los Angeles were also hot. The Sting mauled Houston 7-2 behind Karl-Heinz Granitza's three goals and four assists to move into third place in the league's scoring race. And Arno Steffenhagen scored twice in a 4-1 win over San Jose. The Aztecs, who are playing well but have no chance of catching Seattle in the NSC West, got two goals from Luis Fernando to beat Rochester 3-1 and one from Chris Dangerfield with :50 remaining to edge Memphis 3-2. After winning five of their last six games, the Aztecs' record is 19-9, the league's third best.
ASL: Golden Gate's East Coast road swing proved disastrous. After losing 1-0 to New York, the Gales dropped a 1-0 decision to National Conference-leading Pennsylvania. New York's lone goal was scored by Midfielder Ron Eden, while the Stoners' game-winner was made by Roman Urbanczuk. Out west, American Conference-leading California beat Cleveland 3-0 on the strength of two goals and an assist by Gerry O'Kane, but lost to Sacramento 4-0.
TENNIS—JOSE-LUIS CLERC defeated Mel Purcell 7-5, 6-3 to win the $350,000 U.S. Clay Court Championships at Indianapolis. CHRIS EVERT LLOYD beat Andrea Jaeger 6-4, 6-3 to take her sixth women's clay-court crown (page 70).
TRACK & FIELD—The East German team of MARLIES G‚Äö√†√∂‚àö¬±HR, ROMY M‚Äö√†√∂‚àö‚à´LLER, B‚Äö√†√∂‚àö√´RBEL W‚Äö√†√∂‚àö¬±CKEL and MARITA KOCH set a women's world record of 1:28.2 in the 4x200-meter relay in Jena, East Germany, 2.6 seconds faster than the old mark established by a Ukrainian team in July 1979.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in Charleston, W. Va.: DAVE ALBRITTON, 67, who, between 1936 and 1950, won or tied for seven national high-jump titles, set a world record and won the silver medal at the 1936 Olympics; BRUCE JENNER, 30, who established a world record in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics; JOHN A. KELLEY, 73, who has run in a record 49 Boston Marathons, winning twice (1935 and 1945), and was a member of three Olympic teams; JIM RYUN, 33, who, after becoming the first high schooler to break the four-minute-mile barrier, set a high school mark (3:55.30) that still stands, established three world records and was a member of three Olympic teams, winning the silver medal in the 1,500 in Mexico City; and WYOMIA TYUS, 34, the only athlete to win 100-meter-dash titles in two consecutive Olympics (1964-68) and who, while attending Tennessee State, set world records in five individual events.
HIRED: As manager of the Seattle Mariners, MAURY WILLS, 47, the first major-leaguer to steal more than 100 bases in a season (104 for the Dodgers in 1962, when he was National League MVP), replacing Darrell Johnson. In 14 seasons, Wills stole 586 bases, eighth on the alltime list.
NAMED: As coach of the Division III Utica (N.Y.) College basketball team, LARRY COSTELLO, 49, who coached the Milwaukee Bucks from 1968 to 1976, winning the NBA championship in '71, and the Chicago Bulls for most of the 1978-79 season. With a career record of 430-300, he is one of only 10 coaches to win 400 games in the NBA.
PENALIZED: By the presidents and chancellors of the PAC-10 universities, USC, UCLA, OREGON, OREGON STATE and ARIZONA STATE, all of which were ruled ineligible for the 1980 conference football title, Rose Bowl or other postseason games. UCLA, Oregon State and Oregon were also ordered to forfeit a total of 21 victories over the past three seasons. (Arizona State had previously been ruled ineligible for the PAC-10 title and had forfeited five 1980 games.) USC must also forfeit points that will cost the Trojans their 1978 PAC-10 title in track (they already had been stripped of the NCAA crown) and will be banned from all championship meets in '81. Oregon will forfeit some points earned in 1980 swim meets. The penalties are punishment for "unearned credits, falsified transcripts and unwarranted intrusion of athletic department interests into the academic processes of the respective universities."
DIED: DAN TEHAN, 73, who officiated in the NFL longer than any other man (1930-64); of an apparent heart attack; in Cincinnati.