BILLIARDS—JEAN BALUKAS beat Lori Shampo 7-4 to win the first Women's World Invitational Seven-Ball championships in Atlantic City.
BOXING—BRUCE CURRY retained his WBC junior welterweight title with a seventh-round knockout of Hidekazu Akai in Osaka.
Lupe Madera won the WBA junior flyweight title from Katsuo Tokashiki on points when the fight was stopped in the fourth round, Madera's head having been severely cut when the two boxers accidentally butted heads.
PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: PHILADELPHIA defeated Chicago 44-38 and MICHIGAN defeated Oakland 37-21 to advance to this week's championship game in Denver (page 24).
July 17, 1983
GOLF—MARK McCUMBER shot a four-under-par 284 to win the $350,000 Western Open in Oak Brook, Ill. He beat Tom Watson by one shot.
Morris Hatalsky parred the second extra hole to win the $250,000 Greater Milwaukee Open in a playoff with George Cadle. Both finished regulation play at 13-under-par 275.
Lee Trevino shot a 17-under-par 271 to beat Tommy Nakajima by three strokes to win the $100,000 Canadian PGA Championship in Quebec.
HARNESS RACING—APACHE CIRCLE ($47.80), driven by Eldon Harner, edged previously unbeaten Party Whip by a neck in the $559,800 Peter Haughton Memorial Pace at Roosevelt Raceway. The 2-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:59[3/5].
HORSE RACING—JOHN HENRY ($6.20), Chris McCarron up, beat Prince Florimund by 1¼ lengths to win the $164,600 American Handicap at Hollywood Park. The 8-year-old 1981 Horse of the Year, who was making his first start since November, ran 1‚⅛ miles in 1:48[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—BUDDY BAKER, his Ford out of gas, coasted across the finish line of the Firecracker 400 three seconds ahead of Morgan Shepherd in a Buick. He averaged 167.442 mph on the 2½-mile Daytona International Speedway.
Alan Kulwicki, in a Firebird, defeated Bob Senneker, driving a Camaro, by .1 second in a 200-mile event in West Allis, Wis. Kulwicki averaged 90.115 mph on the one-mile Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway oval.
Al Holbert and Jim Trueman, in a Porsche March, finished 21.26 minutes ahead of David Cowert and Kemper Miller, in a Chevrolet March, to win a Grand Prix race at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway. Holbert and Trueman averaged 98.47 mph around the three-mile circuit.
POWERBOATING—CHIP HANAUER drove his Atlas Van Lines around a two-mile circuit on the Ohio River at an average speed of 122.068 to win the APBA Gold Cup Race in Evansville, Ind.
SOCCER—NASL: The race for the Southern Division lead remained tight, with Tulsa finishing on top for the third straight week. The Roughnecks were one-and-one, losing 2-1 to Toronto but recovering to beat Chicago by the same score. In that game Tulsa led 1-0 after Ron Futcher's goal in the first half until three seconds were left in regulation play when the Sting's Karl-Heinz Granitza scored from 15 yards to tie the score. Laurie Abrahams, Njego Pesa and Barry Wallace all scored shoot-out goals to give Tulsa the win. Fort Lauderdale, now four points out of first, pulled itself out of third place to its highest standing of the season with wins over Toronto (2-1) and Tampa Bay (3-2). Third-place Team America fell twice, to the Cosmos (4-0) and Toronto (2-1), but its 8-7 record, still the best in the division, makes it a club to reckon with. In the Eastern Division, the Cosmos stayed on top by three points despite a 2-0 loss to Vancouver. In the Cosmos' triumph over Team America, Giorgio Chinaglia sustained a pulled left hamstring, which will force him to the sideline for at least two games. Meanwhile, their victory over the Cosmos and a 5-3 win over Montreal boosted the Whitecaps' lead in the Western Division to 45 points (page 56).
TENNIS—Sandy Mayer beat Tomas Smid 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 to win the $100,000 Swiss Open in Gstaad.
John Fitzgerald beat Scott Davis 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 to win a $100,000 Grand Prix event in Newport.
Andrea Temesvari defeated Eva Pfaff 6-4, 6-2 to win a $100,000 women's tournament in Hittfeld, West Germany.
TRACK & FIELD—DOUG PADILLA ran the 3,000 meters in 7:35.84 to break Steve Scott's American record set in 1979 by .85 second, in Oslo.
MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: On conspiracy charges, BILLY CANNON, 45, 1959 Heisman Trophy winner while playing halfback for LSU and nine-year veteran of the AFL; in Baton Rouge, La. Federal agents seized more than $2 million in counterfeit $100 bills from property owned by Cannon.
NAMED: As coach of the Hartford Whalers, JACK (TEX) EVANS, 55, formerly a coach in the St. Louis Blues farm system. He replaces Larry Kish, 41, who was released after the season.
TRADED: By the Hartford Whalers, Defenseman MICKEY VOLCAN, 21, to the Calgary Flames for defensemen RICHIE DUNN, 26, and JOEL QUENNEVILLE, 24.
DIED: VIC WERTZ, 58, former outfielder and first baseman for six American League teams; of complications during heart surgery; in Detroit. Wertz, who had a .277 average and 266 home runs during his 17 major league seasons, was the Cleveland Indian batter who hit the 450-foot shot in the 1954 World Series that resulted in Willie Mays's famous rally-killing, over-the-shoulder catch for the Giants.
Hennes Weisweiler, 63, coach of the Cosmos in 1980 when they won the NASL title; of a heart attack; in Aesch, Switzerland.