BASEBALL—ARIZONA STATE won the 35th College World Series with a 7-4 victory over Oklahoma State in Omaha.
Grand Canyon College of Phoenix defeated Winthrop College of Rock Hill, S.C. 11-4 to win the 25th NAIA World Series in Lubbock, Texas.
BOATING—COLOR 7, an 18-foot skiff skippered by Iain Murray of Sydney, Australia, won five of nine races to win the overall title at the North American 18-foot championships off Newport, R.I.
BOWLING—TOM BAKER beat Mike Aulby 247-205 to win a $125,000 tournament in Torrance, Calif.
June 21, 1981
BOXING—LARRY HOLMES successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title with a third-round TKO of Leon Spinks in Detroit (page 22). On the same card, SAOUL MAMBY scored a unanimous decision over Jo Kimpuani to retain his WBC super-lightweight crown.
Marvin Hagler defeated Vito Antuofermo on a fifth-round TKO in Boston to retain his uncontested world middleweight championship (page 24).
DIVING—At the FINA world championships in Mexico City, LI HONG PING, CHEN XIAOXIA and SHI MEIQIN of the People's Republic of China won the men's and women's 10-meter platform and women's three-meter events, respectively, while CARLOS GIRON of Mexico was first in the men's three-meter.
GOLF—RAYMOND FLOYD shot a nine-under-par 275 to win a $400,000 PGA tournament in Harrison, N.Y. Three other golfers tied for second, two strokes back.
Donna Caponi beat Jerilyn Britz and Pat Meyers by one stroke for the $150,000 LPGA Championship in Mason, Ohio, shooting 280, eight under par (page 66).
HARNESS RACING—MO BANDY ($14.80), driven by Carl Allen, was declared the winner of the $279,700 Yonkers Trot, the first leg of trotting's Triple Crown, when Keystone Triton was set down one place for breaking stride at the wire and finishing at a gallop.
HORSE RACING—ELEVEN STITCHES ($19.40), ridden by Sandy Hawley, was declared the winner of the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup after Caterman bumped him in the stretch. Caterman had finished a neck in front, covering the 1¼ miles in 2:00[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—JACKY ICKX and DEREK BELL covered 2,997.5 miles in a works Porsche 936, averaging 125.30 mph around the eight-mile course, to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ickx doing so for a record fifth time. The race was marred by two separate accidents, which resulted in the deaths of driver Jean-Louis Lafosse, 40, and a race marshal, Thierry Mobilat.
SOCCER—NASL: In hope of relieving his players of some of the tensions of their 12-game losing streak, Dallas Coach Mike Renshaw, himself a veteran of the Tornado's 1968 stretch of 22 games without a win, took his team out for a day of golf and bowling. Although the players didn't completely escape defeat—the best all-round showing of the day was made by the Tornado equipment manager, 68-year-old Ellie Godsall, who won the golf and placed third in the bowling—Renshaw's idea almost worked. Dallas held a 1-0 lead over Minnesota before the Kicks' Ron Futcher struck once—at 47:50—and then again—with 20 seconds remaining—to hand the Tornado loss No. 13, leaving it one short of the league record. Atlanta retained its Southern Division lead with triumphs over Portland (2-1) and California (also 2-1), Brian Kidd contributing all four goals. In the latter game the Chiefs tried to pick up some new fans as well; with the Braves, with whom the Chiefs share their stadium (Atlanta-Fulton County) and owner (Ted Turner), out on strike, the Chiefs offered free admission to anyone with a Braves ticket. Only 307 took advantage of the offer. With 2:05 remaining and the Eastern Division-leading Cosmos up 1-0, Fort Lauderdale's Nene Cubillas took advantage, too—of Forward Francois Van der Elst's slack defense. Cubillas streaked past Van der Elst into the Cosmos' zone and delivered a pass to Thomas Rongen, who booted in the tying goal. Van der Elst redeemed himself, hitting the winner of that game at 4:03 of overtime. In a Western Division showdown, San Diego got two second-half goals from Manu (The Haitian Sensation) Sanon to beat No. 1 Los Angeles 4-2 and move to within three points of the Aztecs in the standings. Vancouver took the Northwest Division lead with a 3-1 victory over Chicago, No. 1 in the Central Division, before losing 1-0 to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday night.
ASL: Four goaltenders got shutouts: New England's Jamil Canal had 11 saves in the Sharks' 1-0 victory over Carolina; Pennsylvania's Tom Reynolds blanked New York United 1-0 and Rochester 3-0; Jim Perriello of the Flash beat Detroit 2-0; and Scott Manning of Carolina defeated Cleveland 5-0.
TENNIS—JOHN McENROE won the $125,000 Queen's Club grass-court tournament in London with a 7-6, 7-5 victory over Brian Gottfried.
Betsy Nagelsen defeated Barbara Hallquist 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 to win the $50,000 Surrey Grass Court Championship in Surbiton, England.
TRACK & FIELD—SEBASTIAN COE of Great Britain ran the 800 meters in 1:41.72 in Florence, Italy to beat his own two-year-old world record of 1:42.33 (page 63).
MILEPOSTS—PLACED ON PROBATION: For two years by the NCAA, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY; for violations of recruiting rules committed between 1978 and 1980. The football Mustangs will be banned from any television or postseason appearances for one year.
TRADED: By the Washington Bullets, Forward ELVIN HAYES, 35, to the Houston Rockets for second-round draft choices in 1981 and 1983; by the New Jersey Nets, Forward CLIFF ROBINSON, 21, to the Kansas City Kings for Guard OTIS BIRDSONG, 25, and a second-round pick in 1981; also by the Nets, Guard MIKE NEWLIN, 32, to the New York Knicks for Swingman MIKE WOODSON, 23; and by the Indiana Pacers, Guard DUDLEY BRADLEY, 24, to the Phoenix Suns for second-round picks in 1981 and '82.
By the Houston Astros, Infielder RAFAEL LANDESTOY, 28, to the Cincinnati Reds for HARRY SPILMAN, 26, also an infielder; and by the Chicago Cubs, righthanded Pitcher RICK REUSCHEL, 32, to the New York Yankees for righty DOUG BIRD, 31, a player to be named later and cash.
DIED: Spanish junior welterweight boxer SANTIAGO GONZALEZ MONZON, 27, who had been in a coma since he was knocked out in a fight on Jan. 19, 1980 in the Canary Islands; of heart failure; in Madrid.