BASEBALL—KOREA defeated the U.S. two games to none in Newark, Ohio to win the first World Friendship Series (page 42).
BOATING—The 36-foot sloop Sweet Okole, skippered by DEAN TREADWAY, won the overall title in the Los Angeles-to-Honolulu Transpacific Race. The winner's corrected time was seven days, 21 hours, 44 minutes and 48 seconds for the 2,225-nautical-mile run.
Elf Aquitaine, a 59-foot catamaran skippered by MARC PAJOT, set a west-to-east transatlantic record by sailing the 2,925 statute miles from Ambrose Light off Sandy Hook, N.J. to Lizard Point, England in nine days, 10 hours and six minutes.
BOWLING—TED HANNAHS defeated Tommy Hudson 181-172 to win the $90,000 Waukegan (Ill.) Open.
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BOXING—MICHAEL SPINKS won the WBA light heavyweight title from Eddie Mustafa Muhammad with a 15-round unanimous decision in Las Vegas (page 18).
Kim Hwan-jin scored a 13th-round knockout of Pedro Flores in Taegu, South Korea to win the WBA junior flyweight title.
CANOEING—FRANCE won seven of nine gold medals at the Wild Water World Championships in Bala, Wales. MICHAEL HIPSHER and ELIZABETH JOHNS were the only U.S. victors, in the C-2 mixed event (page 14).
CYCLING—France's BERNARD HINAULT won his third Tour de France by finishing first in five legs of the 24-stage, 2,325-mile race. His overall time was 96:19:38, which was 14:34 better than Lucien Van Impe of Belgium, the overall second-place finisher.
GOLF—BILL ROGERS shot a 276, four under par, to win the British Open in Sandwich by four strokes over Bernhard Langer (page 22).
Dave Barr survived an eight-hole playoff among five golfers to win the $200,000 Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, Ill. The five all finished regulation play at 270, 10 under par.
A six-under-par 282 gave DONNA CAPONI a two-stroke victory over Julie Stanger in a $125,000 LPGA event in Jericho, N.Y.
HARNESS RACING—John Hayes Jr. drove CONQUERED ($13.80) to a half-length victory over Computer in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. The 3-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:54[3/5].
Graf Zepplin ($218.60), Gary Lewis in the sulky, won the $157,500 Founders' Gold Cup at Vernon Downs by three-quarters of a length over Smokin' Yankee. The 3-year-old colt trotted the mile in 1:59.
Kading ($13.60), Ron Waples in the sulky, won the $100,000 American Trotting Championship at Roosevelt Raceway by a half-length over Motor Mouth. The 4-year-old mare trotted the mile in 2:00[1/5].
HORSE RACING—DASHINGLY ($4.20), a 2-year-old filly ridden by Jerry Nicodemus, nosed out Love N Money in a $900,750 race for quarter horses at Los Alamitos Race Course. She covered the 400 yards in 19.95 seconds.
Hechizado ($14.20), Ruben Hernandez up, won the $230,500 Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park by four lengths over The Liberal Member. The 5-year-old covered the 1½ miles in 2:26.
Laffit Pincay Jr. rode NOBLE NASHUA ($6.60) to a 2¼-length victory over Dorcaro in the $217,000 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:01[1/5].
Five star flight ($5.60), Craig Perret aboard, scored a 2¾-length victory over Tap Shoes in the $179,625 Jersey Derby at the Atlantic City Race Course. The 3-year-old colt did the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:50.
MOTOR SPORTS—JOHN WATSON drove his McLaren to victory in the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, finishing 40.65 seconds ahead of Carlos Reutemann in a Williams. The winner averaged 137.64 mph around the 2.932-mile circuit.
POWERBOATING—PAUL CLAUSER drove Satisfaction, a 41-foot catamaran, to victory in a $35,000 event off Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. He covered the 200.8-statute-mile course in 2:34, 34 seconds faster than Toleman Group.
SOCCER—NASL: With futility comes humility, or so Carl Bennett, a defender with the 3-22 Dallas Tornado, demonstrated two weeks ago. Approached by members of a local soccer group that wanted him to speak before them for $25, he said, "I'd really like to, but I don't think I can spare the money." Bennett may feel free to charge for his services now that the Tornado has snapped its league-record 20-game losing streak by shutting out Portland 1-0 on Cliff Calvert's goal. Los Angeles and San Diego were tied atop the Western Division thanks to John Webb—of Edmonton. Webb, a Driller defender, accidentally deflected a head shot by L.A.'s Bill Faria into the Edmonton net to hand the Aztecs a 1-0 victory. San Diego was also handed a game—literally—when the Sockers' Kaz Deyna hit on a 20-yard free kick after a Calgary defender was charged with a hands penalty. That goal gave San Diego a 2-1 overtime win and left the Sockers and the Aztecs with 106 points each. Atlanta, the Southern Division's leader, celebrated a couple of milestones en route to two wins. Chiefs Forward Paul Child, a 10-year NASL veteran and the league's all-time second-leading scorer, got his 100th career goal in a 4-1 win over L.A. Then Brian Kidd provided the first goal in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay with his 19th goal, a team single-season record. Northwest-leading Vancouver ran its season's point total to 146—the league's second-highest behind the 158 of the Eastern Division leaders, the Cosmos—with a 2-0 defeat of Toronto, and Chicago continued to set the pace in the Central, as Karl-Heinz Granitza scored a goal in each of two wins, 4-2 over Edmonton and 2-0 over Minnesota.
ASL: Of the week's six games, four were shutouts. New York Eagles Goaltender Hranislav Hadzitonic had two, 2-0 over New England as Bill Bolevic, the league's leading scorer, had a goal, and 1-0 over Freedom Conference-leading Carolina. Liberty leader Pennsylvania beat Detroit 6-1.
TENNIS—BJORN BORG defeated Ivan Lendl 1-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4 to win a $75,000 tournament in Stuttgart, West Germany.
The U.S. beat Great Britain 7-0 to win the Wightman Cup in Chicago.
MILEPOSTS—ACQUITTED: By a Pima County (Ariz.) Superior Court jury, former University of Arizona Football Coach TONY MASON, 51, of 15 counts of filing false claims, theft, conspiracy, fraud and tampering with public documents.
CLARIFIED: By The Athletics Congress, that discus thrower BEN PLUCKNETT, 27, can compete in American events (i.e., meets with U.S. citizens or resident foreigners). On July 15 the IAAF banned Plucknett for life from international competition and disallowed two world-record throws he had made recently, because urine samples, taken after a January meet in New Zealand, tested positive for anabolic steroids.
GRANTED: By an Edmonton, Alberta provincial court judge, a conditional discharge to Chicago White Sox Shortstop TODD CRUZ, 25, on a count of attempted break, enter and theft. Cruz, who had been sent to the Sox' Edmonton farm to get back in shape after an injury, was arrested inside a department store there early on the morning of May 19.
TRADED: By the New Orleans Saints, Quarterback GUY BENJAMIN, 26, to the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed draft choice in 1982; and by the Baltimore Colts, Defensive End FRED COOK, 29, to the Washington Redskins for undisclosed future draft choices.
By the Vancouver Canucks, Right Wing BRENT ASHTON, 21, and a fourth-round pick in the 1982 amateur draft, to the Winnipeg Jets, who then dealt Ashton and a 1982 third-round choice to the Colorado Rockies for Right Wing LUCIEN DeBLOIS, 24. In return, the Canucks received playing rights to two 31-year-old Czechs, Center IVAN HLINKA and Defenseman JIRI BUBLA, from the Jets and the Rockies, respectively.