BOWLING—JOE HUTCHINSON and TOM BAKER defeated Earl Anthony and Nelson Burton Jr. 210-190 to win a $110,000 PBA doubles tournament in Las Vegas.
BOXING—WBC welterweight champion SUGAR RAY LEONARD stopped Ayub Kalule in the ninth round to win the WBA junior middleweight title in Houston. On the same card, THOMAS HEARNS scored a fourth-round TKO of Pablo Baez to successfully defend his WBA welterweight crown (page 20).
WBA junior welterweight champion AARON PRYOR retained his title with a second-round TKO of Lennox Blackmoore in Las Vegas.
FENCING—At the U.S. nationals in Fort Worth, MARK SMITH won the men's foil title, LEE SHELLEY finished on top in the èpèe and PETER WESTBROOK won the sabre championship. Among the women, JANA ANGELAKIS was foil champion and SUSAN BADDERS won the èpèe title.
July 5, 1981
GOLF—JERRY PATE shot a 14-under-par 274 to win the $300,000 Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic by two strokes over Bruce Lietzke and Tom Kite.
Nancy Lopez-Melton won a $125,000 LPGA tournament in Pittsford, NY. by two strokes over Pat Bradley. She shot a seven-under-par 285.
HORSE RACING—WAYWARD LASS ($12), Cash Asmussen up, won the $136,250 Coaching Club American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park on a disqualification. Real Prize finished first over the 1½ miles, 2¼ lengths in front of Wayward Lass, but was placed second for interference in the stretch.
Save wild life ($9), ridden by Chris McCarron, beat Princess Karenda by 2½ lengths to win the $110,700 Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old filly ran the 1[1/16] miles in 1:42[4/5].
Chris McCarron rode PAST FORGETTING ($4.60) to a 3½-length victory over Balletomane to win the $109,100 Hollywood Oaks at Hollywood Park. The 3-year-old filly covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:50.
MOTOR SPORTS—RICK MEARS won twin 125-mile events on the 1.522-mile oval of Atlanta International Raceway, driving his Penske-Cosworth at an average of 150.139 mph to beat Johnny Rutherford by three seconds in the first race, and 167.073 mph to beat Mario Andretti by 1.7 seconds in the second.
POWERBOATING—DEAN CHENOWETH piloted his 4,000-hp hydroplane, Miss Budweiser, through a three-mile lap at a world-record speed of 138.639 mph on the Detroit River, breaking Mickey Remund's mark of 126.760 mph set in 1973.
ROAD RACING—GREG MEYER won the 9.3-mile Cascade Run Off in Portland, Ore. in 43:18.9 (page 40).
SOCCER—NASL: Coach Al Miller is grateful that five weeks ago, when his Calgary Boomers were 1-8, he didn't get a phone call from owner Nelson Skalbania. Says Skalbania, the free spender who has been stocking his Montreal Alouettes with high-priced football players, "The reason I didn't call is I didn't have a dime." Both parties can afford to joke about those early-season days now that the Boomers have won eight of their last 10, including a 4-1 thumping of Montreal last week in which Franz Gerber scored three times. Vancouver, which leads the Northwest Division, needed late goals to subdue lowly Edmonton (6-12 on the season) and even lowlier Dallas (2-16) by 3-2 scores. Western Division leader Los Angeles won two 2-1 overtime games, while Atlanta's lead in the South stood at nine points after two wins, including a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay in which Brian Kidd, the league leader in multiple-goal games with seven, scored twice. With Sweeper Ivan Buljan (pronounced bullion) beefing up the Cosmos' back line, the Eastern Division leaders shut out Fort Lauderdale 2-0, but the defense collapsed in a 6-5 shootout loss to Central Division-leading Chicago.
ASL: Pennsylvania (Liberty) and Carolina (Freedom) kept their conference leads with the help of their all-star goalies. Tom Reynolds paced the Stoners to a 0-0 tie with Rochester and a 2-0 defeat of the New York Eagles, while Scott Manning of the Lightnin' stopped New York United 2-1.
TRACK & FIELD—VLADIMIR POLYAKOV of the Soviet Union cleared 19'¾" in Tbilisi, U.S.S.R. to surpass by a half inch the six-day-old pole-vault record of France's Thierry Vigneron.
John Crist scored 8,005 points to win the TAC national decathlon championship in Santa Barbara, Calif., beating Tony Allen-Cooksey by 33 points.
WEIGHTLIFTING—East Germany's JOACHIM KUNZ snatched 331.8 pounds in East Germany to set a world record in the 148.8-pound division. The lift was 4.4 pounds more than the mark established by Avset Avsetov of the Soviet Union in March.
MILEPOSTS—DENIED: By a federal court judge in Peoria, Ill., a motion by University of Illinois Quarterback DAVE WILSON that the Big Ten be held in contempt for allegedly violating an injunction, in effect last season, that allowed Wilson to play. Judge Robert Morgan refused to extend the injunction to the upcoming season.
ENDED: With a run in the bottom of the 33rd inning, professional baseball's longest game, between Pawtucket and Rochester of the International League. Pawtucket broke a 2-2 tie that had stood since 4:07 a.m. on April 19, when the game was suspended.
FIRED: by the NASL's Edmonton Drillers, winners of only six of their first 16 games this season, Coach TIMO LIEKOSKI, 38. General Manager JOE PETRONE was named interim coach.
PLACED ON PROBATION: For one year by a circuit court judge in Tallahassee, former Florida State Guard RON SIMMONS, 22. Simmons, an All-America and sixth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns, pleaded no contest with five other current or former Seminole football players to charges of aiding retail grand theft in connection with the disappearance of some $20,000 worth of merchandise from a Tallahassee department store.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Toronto Blizzard, KEITH EDDY, 36. Eddy's assistant, DAVE TURNER, was named interim coach. At the time of the change, Toronto was in last place in the NASL's Eastern Division with a 4-14 record.
After having a 38-44 record in three seasons at Richmond, Basketball Coach LOU GOETZ, 35, to go into private business.
RETIRED: Quarterback BOB GRIESE, 36, after 14 seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Griese, an All-America at Purdue, led the Dolphins to Super Bowl victories in 1973 and 1974. He completed 56.2% of his passes and threw for 192 touchdowns during his career.
RULED: Unanimously by the World Boxing Association's executive committee, that WBA heavyweight champion MIKE WEAVER must agree by July 25 to fight third-ranked challenger James Tillis or forfeit his title. Weaver is expected instead to fulfill an agreement to meet top-ranked contender Gerry Cooney in October.
SIGNED: To a 25-year contract worth $1 million annually, beginning when his current contract expires in 1984, Guard EARVIN (Magic) JOHNSON, 21, of the Los Angeles Lakers.
By the Cleveland Cavaliers to a five-year contract worth an estimated $800,000 a season, free agent and former Kansas City Forward SCOTT WEDMAN, 28.
DIED: OPAL HILL, 89, a golfer who won more than 200 amateur and pro tournaments; of heart failure; in Kansas City, Mo.
Norman Ray Meyers, 47, a four-time ABC national champion who bowled 23 perfect games in his career; of an aneurysm; in St. Louis.
Terry Fox, 22, the one-legged runner whose attempted Marathon of Hope across Canada in 1980 raised more than $24 million for cancer research; of cancer; in New Westminster, British Columbia.
Bruce Jenkins, 20, a two-time All-Southwest Conference golfer at Arkansas; of water asphyxiation; in a Little Rock reservoir.