BASKETBALL—Kevin Magee's 31 points led the U.S. to a 93-87 victory over the U.S.S.R. and the gold medal at the World University Games in Bucharest.
BOWLING—ROY BUCKLEY defeated Earl Anthony 213-207 to win the $95,000 Greater Buffalo Open.
BOXING—CHUL-HO KIM knocked out Willie Jensen in the 13th round in Pusan, South Korea, to retain his WBC super-flyweight title.
CYCLING—SERGEI KOPYLOV of the U.S.S.R. set a 200-meter sprint world record of 10.37 seconds on a covered track in Moscow. The previous mark, established by Daniel Morelon in 1966, was 10.72.
August 9, 1981
FOOTBALL—Cleveland beat Atlanta 24-10 in the NFL Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio (page 22).
GOLF—PETER OOSTERHUIS shot a four-under-par 280 to defeat three other golfers by one stroke and win the $425,000 Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario.
Donna Caponi shot a 12-under-par 276 to beat Jan Stephenson by six shots in a $150,000 LPGA event in Danvers, Mass.
HARNESS RACING—FREEDOM FELLA ($5), Sheldon Goudreau in the sulky, defeated Brand New Fella by 3¾ lengths to win the $210,000 Monticello Classic. The 3-year-old paced the mile in 1:55[4/5].
Ben Webster drove SEAHAWK HANOVER ($5.80) to a half-length victory over Eastern Skipper in the $224,955 Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway. The 3-year-old paced the mile in 1:58[2/5].
In the $100,000 Challenge Cup Trot at Roosevelt Raceway, the French horses JORKY ($2.40), driven by Leopold Verroken, and IDEAL DU GAZEAU ($2.60), with Eugene Lefevre in the sulky, finished in a dead heat. Both covered the 1½ miles in 3:05[2/5].
HORSE RACING—FIVE STAR FLIGHT ($5.20), Craig Perret up, defeated Lord Avie by five lengths to win the $200,000 Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old ran the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:48[2/5].
Leslie Hulet rode FIO RITO ($22.40) to victory in the $175,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. The 6-year-old defeated Winter's Tale by a neck, covering the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:48.
MOTOR SPORTS—NELSON PIQUET, averaging 132.45 mph in a Brabham-Cosworth, won the German Grand Prix on the 4.2-mile circuit in Hockenheim. He covered 189 miles in 1:25:55.60, finishing 11.5 seconds ahead of Alain Prost, who drove a Renault Turbo.
Ron Bouchard drove his Buick to a two-foot victory over Darrell Waltrip, also in a Buick, in the Talladega 500. He averaged 156.737 mph during 188 trips around the 2.66-mile oval of the Alabama International Motor Speedway.
SOCCER—NASL: Portland's Scottish goalie, Keith MacRae, a sometime editor with Glasgow's Scottish Daily Express who says his off-season job is to "turn garbage into English," was kept fairly busy in the Timbers' match with New York. Unfortunately for MacRae, among the 15 shots the Cosmos fired his way was Giorgio Chinaglia's 600th pro goal. Editors don't touch things that are well put, and Chinaglia's shot was—just inside the left goalpost. It made the difference as the Cosmos clinched the Eastern Division title with a 2-0 win. They did it in spite of second-place Montreal; Le Manic scored its 10th and 11th wins in 14 home matches, downing Tampa Bay 3-2 on Tony Towers' goal and beating Northwest-leading Vancouver—losers of three in a row—2-1 as Alan Willey and Gordon Hill each scored twice. San Diego broke through the season-long logjam at the top of the West and opened up a 13-point lead over Los Angeles by defeating Seattle 3-2 in a shootout and California 5-2 as the Aztecs lost 2-1 to Tampa Bay. For the Sockers, Nico Rohmann had the decisive shootout score and Kaz Deyna and Gert Wieczorkowski both struck twice to roll back the Surf. Chicago ran its win streak to eight with a 3-2 victory over Edmonton in which Arno Steffenhagen scored two goals, including the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining, but Calgary dealt the Central Division leaders a 4-2 loss on a Sting own-goal and Gerd Zimmermann's penalty kick. Atlanta picked up two wins, a 3-0 shutout of Toronto and a 4-3 shootout defeat of divisional rival Fort Lauderdale. Brian Alderson struck twice against Toronto for the Chiefs, the leaders in the South, and Tony Whelan's shootout goal subdued the reeling Strikers.
ASL: Carolina strengthened its lead in the Freedom Conference with a pair of wins, including a 4-1 thumping of Detroit, its closest rival, in which Lightnin' Midfielder Hugh O'Neill struck twice. Earlier, Carolina Goalie Scott Manning and rookie Tony Suarez had parlayed their efforts into a 1-0 shutout of the Cleveland Cobras, the league's worst team (3-17-1). The ASL's top club, Liberty pacesetting Pennsylvania (14-2-5), struggled to a 1-1 tie with the Cobras, and Bill Bolevic of the New York Eagles added two goals to his league-leading scoring total in a 4-1 over Rochester.
SWIMMING—ALEX BAUMANN of Canada set a world record of 2:02.78 for the 200-meter individual medley in Heidelberg. The previous mark, established last year by Bill Barrett of the U.S., was 2:03.24.
TENNIS—JOSE-LUIS CLERC beat Guillermo Vilas 7-5, 6-2 to win a $200,000 tournament in Washington, D.C.
Tracy Austin won a $125,000 tournament in San Diego, defeating Pam Shriver 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.
Shlomo Glickstein beat Dick Stockton 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to win a $125,000 event in South Orange, N.J.
MILEPOSTS—INDICTED: By a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, former Boston College Forward RICK KUHN, 26; JIMMY BURKE, 50; ANTHONY PERLA, 31; his brother ROCCO PERLA, 23; and PAUL MAZZEI, 37, on charges of conspiring to shave points in six BC basketball games during the 1978-79 season. The five pleaded innocent and will be tried on Sept. 23. HENRY HILL, 37, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator.
By a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, former boxing promoter HAROLD J. SMITH, 38, and former Wells Fargo Bank officials SAMMIE MARSHALL, 36, and LLOYD BENJAMIN LEWIS, 47, on 32 counts of attempting to defraud Wells Fargo of some $21 million.
SETTLED: After 50 days, the strike called by the Major League Baseball Players Association against the club owners (page 14).