BOATING—New York's BILL WISHNICK, 45, bounced his 32-foot Boss O'Nova at an average 62.2 mph over the 187.8-mile ocean course off Long Beach, Calif., winning the Hennessy Cup, his fourth victory in five races this season, and cinching the American Power Boat Association offshore racing championship.
DIVING—Three of four defending champions held their titles at the National AAU Diving meet in Los Angeles' Swim Stadium: Indiana's JIM HENRY and CYNTHIA POTTER won the one-meter event with 550.95 and 419.25 points and Air force Captain MICKI KING won the women's three-meter with 460.8 points. The lone upset came when Minnesota sophomore CRAIG LINCOLN scored 556.53 points in the three-meter, dropping Henry to third.
GOLF—DAVE STOCKTON, winless on the pro tour for two years, coasted to a two-stroke victory over chargeless Arnold Palmer and fast-closing Bob Murphy in the PGA National Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Stockton's final round, three-over 73, gave him a one-under 279 for the event (page 12).
Early leader Janet Aulisi, West Caldwell, N.J., carded triple and double bogeys on the 15th and 17th holes at the U.S. Junior Girls golf championships in Rye, N.Y.—and defending champion HOLLIS STACY, Savannah, Ga. came on to win, 1 up. The 16-year-old Miss Stacy became the second two-time winner in the 22-year history of the tourney.
Allen Miller, a collegian from Pensacola, Fla., ran away from a U.S.-dominated Canadian Open field, scoring a final-round, six-under 67 for a 10-stroke victory at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Tied for second place, at 284, were three U.S. golfers and one Canadian.
HARNESS RACING—Favored Marlu Pride pulled up at the quarter pole with a broken rubber bit, clearing the way for VICTORY STAR ($17.20) in the $100,000 Yonkers Futurity, first event in harness racing's triple crown (page 22).
After dividing the first two heats, Stanley and Rachel Dancers MOST HAPPY FELLA ($4) recovered from a stumbling start to lead all the way and defeat Columbia George in a race-off for the $86,740 Adios Pace at The Meadows.
HORSE RACING—Preakness winner PERSONALITY ($3.40), tested in the stretch by Loud, won the $30,050 Jim Dandy Stakes over seven other 3-year-olds at Saratoga. With regular jockey Eddie Belmonte on the sideline, Laffit Pincay Jr. guided Mrs. Ethel Jacobs' colt to a 1:35[4/5] clocking for the mile. Plymouth was third.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACKIE ICKX of Belgium led the first one-two Ferrari finish in two years on the Formula I circuit, winning the Austrian Grand Prix just ahead of factory teammate Clay Regazzoni. Ickx averaged 130 mph over the 60-lap, 220-mile course and moved into a fourth-place tie with Scotland's Jackie Stewart in the world driving championship standings. Austrian Jochen Rindt, sidelined after 21 laps with engine trouble, maintains a comfortable lead with 45 points.
Charlie Glotzbach came from behind to win a close duel after Cale Yarborough's Mercury sputtered out nine laps from the end of the Yankee 400 Grand National Stock Car race at Cambridge Junction, Mich. The Dodge driver from Georgetown, Ind. averaged a record 148.264 mph for the run and collected a $14,275 purse. Bobby Allison of Hueytown, Ala. was second.
SAILING—WILLIAM BUCHAN of Mercer Island, Wash. led a strong U.S. team to victory in the World Star Class championships at Marstrand, Sweden, winning the last two of the five-race series to finish ahead of James Schoonmaker of Miami. Only non-American among the top five was Stig Wennerstr√∂m of Sweden, current Star champion of Europe, who was third.
SHOOTING—Army Reserve Captain DAVID ROSS III, scoring 6,396 of a possible 6,400 points, won the national small-bore rifle prone championship at Camp Perry, Ohio and established a new match record by putting 553 of his 620 shots into a small circle within the bull's-eye. The women's championship was won by MARIANNE VITITO of Freeland, Mich. with 6,383 points.
John Durbin, 39, of Kirkwood, Mo., won the world 12-gauge skeet-shooting championship by breaking 865 consecutive targets at a meet in Savannah, Ga. His closest rival, John Chester of Pinehurst, N.C., missed after 414.
SOCCER—NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE: The Washington Darts clinched the Southern Division title with a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Stars while the Northern Division remained in a two-team race between Kansas City, which defeated Washington 3-1, and Rochester, which topped St. Louis 3-0. The two teams square off at Rochester Aug. 30 in the final regular-season game.
Northern Division: Kansas City (8-8-6), Rochester (8-9-5), St. Louis (3-17-2). Southern Division: Washington (14-5-3), Atlanta (9-8-5), Dallas (8-10-4).
TENNIS—Top-seeded foreigner, HAROON RAHIM, 20, of Pakistan, now a junior at UCLA, defeated unseeded John Gardner, 21, of SMU 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 11-13, 6-4 in the final round of the National Amateur Grass Court championships at Southampton, Long Island.
Brian Gottfried of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. won the 18-under finals of the National and Junior Boys tennis championships, defeating Alex Mayer of Woodmere, N.Y. 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 at Kalamazoo, Mich. The 16-under title went to FREDDY DeJESUS of Santurce, Puerto Rico, who eliminated Grey King of Oak Park, Ill. 6-4, 6-3.
Sharon Walsh of San Rafael, Calif. swept the U.S. girls' 18-under grass-court championship in Philadelphia. The defending champion defeated Eliza Pande of Palo Alto, Calif. 6-4, 7-5 in the finals, also winning the sportsmanship trophy and the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation award as top junior girl in the country.
TRACK & FIELD—Americans captured seven firsts at an international meet in Cologne, West Germany, including EDDIE HART's narrow upset of Ben Vaughan in the 100 meters. Hart ran a 10.2 on a rain-slowed track. One of the two women's victories went to IRIS DAVIS of Tennessee State, who won the 100 meters in 11.4, beating Germany's Heide Rosendahl.
Kipchoge Keino of Kenya finished strong to nip local favorite Frank Murphy at the wire in the Billy Morton Memorial Mile at Dublin. Keino's winning 3:59.2 put him .1 second in front of Murphy and well ahead of Marty Liquori (4:02.1).
WEIGHT LIFTING—Finnish Policeman KALEVI LAHDENRANTA snatched 389 pounds to set a world super-heavyweight record at a meet in Kotka, Finland, adding one pound to the previous mark held by Russia's Leonid Zhabotinsky.
MILEPOSTS—DENIED: Former St. Louis outfielder CURT FLOOD's law suit against organized baseball's reserve clause, an expected judgment from Federal Court which will now move the long-contested case to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
REHIRED: LEO DUROCHER, 65, Chicago Cubs manager since 1966, at undisclosed terms for the 1971 season, squelching rumors that he would not last the year. Growled Leo: "Retirement? I've given that subject no consideration."
SYNDICATED: The unbeaten, Canadianbred NIJINSKY, for a record $5.44 million, by Owner Charles Engelhard, who will retain 12 of the 32 shares (page 48).
DIED: CITATION, 25, the first horse to earn more than $1 million and the last to win thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1948); at Kentucky's Calumet Farm.