BOXING—LUPE PINTOR retained his WBC bantamweight title with a 15th-round knockout of Shinzo (Hurricane) Teru in Nagoya, Japan.
Matthew Saad Muhammad scored an 11th around TKO over Jerry Martin to retain his WBC light-heavyweight title in Atlantic City.
PRO FOOTBALL—The season's fourth Sunday was a family affair. Philadelphia Coach Dick Vermeil called on his nephew, Louie Giammona, in an effort to find a replacement for star Halfback Wilbert Montgomery, who was sidelined with a hamstring injury. Giammona gained 49 yards on the ground, another 47 on five catches and scored two TDs as the undefeated Eagles rolled up 22 fourth-quarter points and handed winless Washington a 36-13 loss. Another coach, Miami's Don Shula, couldn't call on his wide receiver son, Dave—because the elder Shula's Dolphins were busy dealing the younger Shula's Baltimore Colts a 31-28 defeat. It was the first time in NFL history that a father had coached against his son's team. Cleveland Coach Sam Rutigliano and Atlanta Coach Leeman Bennett aren't related, but they must be getting very familiar with each other. Bennett's NFC All-Stars beat Rutigliano's AFC All-Stars in the 1981 Pro Bowl, and Rutigliano beat Bennett when the Browns and Falcons met in this August's Hall of Fame Game. In the coaches' third meeting of the year Rutigliano went one-up, getting two TD passes and a one-yard scoring jaunt from Brian Sipe in a 28-17 win. And Denver Coach Dan Reeves kept Quarterback Craig Morton, his old teammate in Dallas, at the controls in the Broncos' 42-24 drubbing of San Diego. In the first half alone Morton responded with four scoring passes and Denver's league-leading defense held the potent Charger offense to 113 yards. Pittsburgh's Terry Bradshaw hit Lynn Swann with a 24-yard TD pass in sudden death to give the Steelers a 27-21 win over New England; Cincinnati handed Buffalo a 27-24 defeat, also in OT, when Jim Breech booted a 28-yard field goal. Jets Coach Walt Michaels, who spent the week fending off reporters and fans who called for his firing, got a vote of confidence from team President Jim Kensil. Thus buoyed, Michaels and the Jets rode Richard Todd's passing—25 of 39 for 312 yards, no interceptions and three TDs—to a 33-17 victory over Houston. Oakland suffered its first shutout since 1966, 16-0 to Detroit. Elsewhere, Dallas, 35-21 victors over New England on Monday night, turned back the Giants 18-10; Minnesota thumped Green Bay 30-13 as Tommy Kramer threw for two scores; Tampa Bay, which had just cut veteran Kicker Garo Yepremian, unveiled rookie Bill Capece, whose two field goals helped defeat St. Louis 20-10; Kansas City subdued Seattle 20-14; and San Francisco downed New Orleans 21-14.
GOLF—MORRIS HATALSKY fired a nine-under-par 275 to win the $250,000 Hall of Fame Classic in Pinehurst, N.C., beating Jerry Pate and D.A. Weibring by two shots.
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Ed Updegraff of Tucson won the U.S. Senior Amateur title in Seattle, defeating Dale Morey of High Point, N.C. 2 and 1 in the final match.
HARNESS RACING—FAN HANOVER ($5.60), Glen Garnsey in the sulky, defeated New York Motoring by 1¼ lengths in a race-off to win The Little Brown Jug, the final leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old pacers. The winner, the first filly ever to win the event, covered the decisive mile at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds in 1:58[4/5].
HORSE RACING—ISLAND WHIRL ($16.60), Laffit Pincay Jr. up, beat Summing by 2½ lengths to win the $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1¼ miles in 2:03.1, a track record.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACQUES LAFFITE, averaging 85.300 mph in a Talbot, won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal by 6.2 seconds over John Watson, who drove a McLaren. Laffite covered the 63 laps of the 2.74-mile course in 2:01:25.2.
Darrell Waltrip won the Old Dominion 500 in a Buick, averaging 70.089 mph on the .525-mile Martinsville (Va.) Speedway oval and finishing 7.8 seconds ahead of Harry Gant, who drove a Buick.
ROAD RACING—SYDNEY MAREE won the first Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City, covering the distance in 3:47.52 and finishing more than two seconds ahead of Mike Boit. LEANN WARREN won the women's race in 4:25.31 (page 30).
SOCCER—On shootout goals by Karl-Heinz Granitza and Rudy Glenn, the Chicago Sting scored a 1-0 victory over the Cosmos in the Soccer Bowl in Toronto (page 70).
SQUASH—Australia's STEVEN BOWDITCH won the world title in J‚Äö√†√∂‚Äö√†√ánk‚Äö√†√∂‚Äö√†√áping, Sweden, beating New Zealand's Craig Blackwood 3-9, 7-9, 9-4, 9-3, 9-3.
TENNIS—In a $75,000 Grand Prix tournament in Geneva, BJORN BORG beat Tomas Smid 6-4, 6-3.
Tracy Austin defeated Mary Lou Piatek 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win a $75,000 tournament in Atlanta.
MILEPOSTS—ACQUIRED: By the San Diego Chargers from the Green Bay Packers, Wide Receiver AUNDRA THOMPSON, 28, and one first-round and two second-round choices between 1982 and 1984. The transaction completes the trade from the Chargers to the Packers of Wide Receiver John Jefferson, who agreed to terms with Green Bay last week.
ACQUITTED: By a state district court jury in Albuquerque, of six counts of fraud and six of filing false public vouchers, former University of New Mexico Assistant Basketball Coach JOHN WHISENANT, 38. The charges stemmed from a 1979 investigation of recruiting violations at New Mexico.
RESCINDED: By The Athletics Congress, with the approval of the IAAF, the so-called contamination rule that jeopardized the eligibility of amateurs competing with professionals in track and field and road racing events. The rule will continue to affect foreign athletes competing in the U.S.
SIGNED: By the Los Angeles Rams, free agent Quarterback DAN PASTORINI, 32, who was released by the Oakland Raiders in August. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
SURRENDERED: By newly crowned WBA welterweight champion SUGAR RAY LEONARD, 25, the WBA junior middleweight title he won from Ayub Kalule on June 25. The WBA prohibits a boxer from retaining two of its titles simultaneously.
DIED: BOBBY GRAYSON, 66, an All-America fullback who led Stanford to three straight Rose Bowl appearances from 1933 to 1935; of complications during heart surgery; in Bellevue, Wash.