BOWLING—GUPPY TROUP defeated Mark Baker 184-156 to win $16,000 and the Austin Open.
BOXING—BOBBY CZYZ of Wanaque, N.J. won the USBA super middleweight title with a 10-round decision over defending champion Murray Sutherland of Bay City, Mich.
Undefeated MIKE McCALLUM scored an eighth-round TKO over David Braxton to retain his WBA junior middleweight crown in Miami.
Joey Olivo of L.A. retained his WBA junior flyweight title by winning a unanimous decision over Choi Moon Jin of South Korea, in Seoul.
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Dwight Muhammad Qawi of Camden, N.J. knocked out defending champion Piet Crous of South Africa in the 11th round to win the WBA junior heavyweight title in Sun City, Bophuthatswana.
CYCLING—TOM SCHULER of Downer's Grover, Ill. beat David Ware of Miami in a sprint to win the 35-mile Mayor's Cup cycling race in Troy, Mich. in 1:11.07. BETSY DAVIS of Lavalette, N.J. won the women's 15-mile race by 42 seconds over Carole Brennan of Rockford, Ill. with a time of 28:56.
FENCING—At the world championships in Barcelona, WEST GERMANY took two team titles, one in the women's foil and the other in the men's épée; ITALY won the men's foil and the U.S.S.R. took first in the men's saber.
GOLF—PHIL BLACKMAR won $108,000 and the Greater Hartford Open in Cromwell, Conn. after sinking a 10-foot putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. It was his first tour victory. Blackmar, Jodie Mudd and Dan Pohl were tied at 13-under-par 271 after regulation play.
Pat Bradley shot a final-round four-under-par 68 for a 72-hole total of 278 to defeat Jane Geddes by one stroke at the du Maurier Classic in Montreal. Bradley earned $45,000 for the victory.
Charles Rymer, 17, of Ft. Mill, S.C. won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at the Brookfield Country Club in Clarence, N.Y. on the 19th hole, defeating Greg Lesher, 16, of Lebanon, Pa.
HARNESS RACING—LUTIN D'ISIGNY ($8), driven by Jean Paul Andre, Won $125,000 and the International Invitational Trot at Roosevelt Raceway by 2¾ lengths over Sandy Bowl. The 8-year-old horse paced the 1¼ miles in 2:31.
Follow my star ($8.40), John Campbell in the sulky, covered the mile in 1:55 to beat Caressable by 3¾ lengths and win the Sweetheart Pace for 2-year-old fillies at the Meadowlands. The winner earned $500,000 of a total million-dollar purse.
HORSE RACING—SKIP TRIAL ($73), under Jean-Luc Samyn, won the Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park, finishing 3¾ lengths ahead of Kentucky Derby winner Spend A Buck. The 35-1—shot winner, who earned $180,000, ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:48[3/5].
Kings Island ($15.40), with Fernando Toro in the saddle, beat Greinton by a head to win The Sunset at Hollywood Park. The 3-year-old colt, who won $148,800, ran the 1½-mile turf race in 2:25[4/5].
Tri for size ($26.80), ridden by Robert Thibeau, Jr., outdistanced Talakeno by three-quarters of a length in the 1½ mile Sword Dancer Handicap at Belmont Park to win $151,320. The 4-year-old winner finished in 2:33[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—EMERSON FITTIPALDI, driving a March 85C Cosworth, defeated Al Unser Sr., also in a March 85C Cosworth, by .10 second to win the Michigan 500 at Michigan International Speedway. The winner averaged 128.220 mph over the two-mile, high-banked oval in Brooklyn, Mich.
Cale Yarborough, in a Ford, averaged 148.771 mph around Alabama International Motor Speedway's 2.66-mile oval to win the NASCAR Talladega 500. Yarborough finished one second ahead of Neil Bonnett's Chevrolet.
TENNIS—YANNICK NOAH defeated Martin Jaite 6-4, 6-3 to win $35,700 and a Grand Prix tournament in Washington, D.C.
Andrea Temesvari upset Zina Garrison 7-5, 6-3 to win $34,000 and her second U.S. Clay Court championship, in Indianapolis. IVAN LENDL won $51,000 by defeating Andres Gomez 6-1, 6-3 for the men's title. Lendl eliminated Wimbledon champ Boris Becker during a semifinal a match.
Brad Gilbert defeated Brian Teacher 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 to win $16,000 and a Grand Prix event in Livingston, N.J.
TRACK & FIELD—Three world records and one American mark were set at the Bislett Games in Oslo: STEVE CRAM of Great Britain shaved 1.02 seconds off countryman Sebastian Coe's 1981 mile record with a time of 3:46.31; SAID AOUITA of Morocco bettered by .01 second David Moorcroft's 1982 mark in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:00.40, while runner-up Sydney Maree was clocked in 13:01.15 for a new U.S. mark; and INGRID KRISTIANSEN of Norway ran the 10,000 meters in 30:59.42, lowering the record of Olga Bondarenko of the Soviet Union by 14.36 seconds (page 28).
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By VINCE DOOLEY, 52, that he will not give up his career as athletic director and football coach at Georgia to seek nomination for the U.S. Senate, a move he had been considering.
ELECTED: To the Boxing Hall of Fame, former middleweight champion JAKE La MOTTA, 63. Others elected included JOSE NAPOLES, MANUEL ORTIZ, PANAMA AL BROWN, TOM JACKLING, YOUNG STRIBLING and LORD LONSDALE.
NAMED: SAM RANDOLPH of Southern Cal, as the recipient of the Fred Haskins Award, given annually to the nation's outstanding college golfer.
RETIRED: Because of a knee injury, the 10-year-old gelding JOHN HENRY, 1981 and 1984 Horse of the Year and thoroughbred racing's top career money-winner; most likely to the Kentucky Horse Farm near Lexington, Ky. (page 9).
SOLD: To a partnership headed by Robert Sangster of Great Britain, for $13.1 million, a son of Nijinsky II, at the Keeneland yearling sale. The sale broke the record for a thoroughbred sold at public auction, set in 1983, also at Keeneland, when Snaffi Dancer was bought for $10.2 million.
DIED: SMOKY JOE WOOD, 95, former Boston Red Sox pitcher who in 1912 had a 34-5 record and won three games as the Sox beat the New York Giants in the World Series; in West Haven, Conn. After eight seasons with Boston he was sold to the Cleveland Indians in 1917 and, hampered by an arm injury, switched to the outfield for five seasons. After leaving the majors in 1922, he coached Yale's baseball team for 20 years, retiring in 1942.