BOWLING—GUPPY TROUP beat top-seeded Steve Fehr 231-204 to win a $100,000 PBA event in Windsor, Ontario.
BOXING—JIRO WATANABE retained his WBA junior bantamweight title with a ninth-round TKO of Gustavo Ballas in Osaka, Japan.
GOLF—BRUCE LIETZKE fired a 7-under-par 277, two strokes better than Hal Sutton, to win the $425,000 Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario.
Beth Daniel shot a 12-under-par 276 to win a $200,000 LPGA event in Littleton, Colo. She finished two strokes ahead of Patty Sheehan.
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Rick Marik defeated Tim Straub 4 and 3 to win the 35th U.S. Junior Amateur Championships at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
HORSE RACING—WAVERING MONARCH ($7), Randy Romero aboard, beat Preakness winner Aloma's Ruler by ¾ of a length to win the $200,000 Haskell Invitational Handicap for 3-year-olds at Monmouth Park. The colt ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:47[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP hung on to defeat Buddy Baker, in a Pontiac, by four feet in the Talladega 500. Waltrip drove his Buick at an average speed of 168.157 mph around the 2.66-mile Alabama International Motor Speedway tri-oval.
Tom Sneva, in a March-Cosworth, finished one lap ahead of Bobby Rahal, in a March-Cosworth, to win the Tony Bettenhausen 200 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway in West Allis, Wis. Sneva averaged 109.134 mph on the one-mile oval.
POWERLIFTING—JAN TODD, the women's world super heavyweight champion in 1980 who dropped down four weight classes—and 81 pounds—in 18 months, set a world record in the 148¾-pound class with a dead lift of 446 pounds at the Mobile Power-lifting Championships in Mobile, Ala.
SAILING—LEADING EDGE, a 40-foot sloop skippered by Eugene Mondry, took top honors on corrected time of 41:38:27 in the 75th Chicago-to-Mackinac Island yacht race. The 63-foot sloop HERITAGE, captained by Don Wildman, was first to complete the 333-mile course on Lake Michigan, with an elapsed time of 48:45:18.
SOCCER—With three weeks left in the regular season, the NASL's 14 teams began vying for the eight playoff berths, and, as usual, New York came out on top. With a 2-1 conquest of San Jose, on Giorgio Chinaglia's late goal, the Cosmos clinched the first spot; a subsequent 3-2 win over Montreal gave them their seventh straight win and 13th in a row at home—and secured their fifth straight Eastern Division title. Tulsa's five-game win streak came to a halt in Portland, the Timbers prevailing 2-0; another loss, 3-2 in a shoot-out at Vancouver, kept the Roughnecks 15 points behind idle Fort Lauderdale in the South. San Diego fought its way into third in the Western Division with a 1-0 victory at Vancouver and a 4-1 ramble over Edmonton. After a 2-1 shoot-out loss to the Drillers, Seattle relied on Peter Ward, whose two goals and an assist moved him into second in the league scoring race behind Chinaglia, to beat Portland 3-0 and maintain a one-point lead over Vancouver in the West.
SWIMMING—PETRA SCHNEIDER of East Germany set a women's world record in the 400-meter individual medley with a clocking of 4:36.10, .19 seconds below her own two-year-old mark, at the World Aquatic Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL defeated Jimmy Arias 6-3, 6-3 in the finals of a $240,000 WCT tournament in Washington, D.C.
Tomas Smid won a $300,000 WCT event in Cap d'Agde, France with a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 defeat of Lloyd Bourne.
Yannick Noah beat Raul Ramirez 6-3, 7-6 to win a $75,000 Grand Prix tournament in South Orange, N.J. VIRGINIA RUZICI won the $50,000 women's title, with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Leigh Ann Thompson.
Tracy Austin beat Kathy Rinaldi 7-6, 6-3 to win a $125,000 tournament in Rancho Bernardo, Calif.
Chris Evert Lloyd won a $200,000 indoor round-robin tournament in Sydney, Australia by defeating Bettina Bunge 6-3, 6-0.
TRACK & FIELD—TIINA LILLAK of Finland threw the javelin 237'6" at the Helsinki World Games to surpass Antoaneta Todorova's women's world record of 235'10" set in Zagreb, Yugoslavia last year.
Vali Ionescu broke the women's world long jump record of 23'3¼", set by Vilma Bardauskiene in 1978, with a leap of 23'7½" at the Romanian national championships in Bucharest.
MILEPOSTS—ABOLISHED: The University of San Francisco's highly rated men's basketball program, because persistent NCAA rules violations regarding recruiting and player payments threatened the university's "integrity and reputation," according to the University's president, Rev. John Lo Schiavo. In 58 years of competition, the Dons had an 869-467 record and reached the NCAA tournament 14 times, winning it in 1955 and '56 (page 62).
ANNOUNCED: By the Major Indoor Soccer League, that the San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League will play the 1982-83 48-game indoor season in the MISL even though the NASL stages an indoor season of its own. MISL Commissioner Earl Foreman called the unprecedented cross-league arrangement, which is expected to receive approval by both leagues and their player associations, "a beginning to an eventual merger of professional soccer leagues."
FIRED: By the Texas Rangers, Manager DON ZIMMER, 51, after the team slumped to a 38-58 record, sixth in the American League West. Zimmer, whose 1½-year record at Texas was 95-106, was replaced by Darrell Johnson, 53, whom Zimmer replaced at Boston in 1976.
TRADED: By the Kansas City Chiefs, Linebacker WHITNEY PAUL, 28, to the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed 1983 draft pick; by the San Francisco 49ers, Nose Guard ARCHIE REESE, 26, to the Chiefs for an undisclosed 1983 draft pick; by the Houston Oilers, Offensive Tackle ANGELO FIELDS, 24, to the Green Bay Packers for a 1983 third-round draft choice; by the Packers, Tackle MARK KONCAR, 29, to the Oilers for future considerations; by the New York Jets, Running Back KEVIN LONG, 27, to the Chicago Bears for a conditional sixth-round draft choice in 1983.
DIED: JIM HICKMAN, 39, Chamblee, Ga. car dealer and 1982 Indianapolis Rookie of the Year; of massive head injuries suffered in a crash during the final practice session for the Tony Bettenhausen 200 Indy car race, as he braked for the first turn on the Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway's one-mile oval; in West Allis, Wis. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Dean Chenoweth, 44, Tallahassee beer distributor and four-time national champion hydroplane driver; of multiple injuries sustained when his Miss Budweiser flipped over backwards at about 175 mph on the Columbia River during a qualifying run for the Columbia Cup race; in Kennewick, Wash. Chenoweth, who began unlimited hydroplane racing in 1968 and had won more races in the sport (25) than any living driver, was bidding for his third straight national title (page 22).