BOATING—JOHN KOLIUS of Houston won the Mallory Cup in Buzzards Bay, off South Dartmouth, Mass. (page 22).
Charlie Scott and his two-man crew of Eddie Holt and Larry Leonard carried the Annapolis Yacht Club colors to victory in the Sears Cup regatta for juniors off Oxford, Md. to gain the North American Yacht Racing Union championship.
Mrs. Romeyn Everdell of Duxbury, Mass. amassed 48¾ points in three days of competition off Falmouth, Me. to gain the Adams Trophy, her fourth national women's sailing title.
Ernest Fay of Houston won the national 5.5-meter championship for the sixth time since 1958, skippering his Sundance to two firsts, a second, a third and a fourth in the five-race series off Stamford, Conn.
BOWLING—BARRY ASHER of Costa Mesa, Calif. won the highest-scoring championship in PBA history—the $40,000 South Bend (Ind.) Open—with a record 247 average for 42 games. Eleven perfect games (another record) were bowled in the three-day tournament, including one by Asher, whose winning margin of 123 pins and six-game qualifying average of 264 set other marks.
BOXING—ANTONIO GOMEZ of Venezuela knocked out Shozo Saijyo of Japan in the fifth round of their scheduled 15-rounder in Tokyo to win the World Boxing Association's featherweight championship.
CYCLING—The U.S.S.R. won three gold medals in the World Track championships at rain-soaked Luigi Ossola Stadium in Varese, Italy, followed by Belgium with two and The Netherlands, West and East Germany, France, Italy and Colombia with one apiece. The men's professional sprint—considered the most prestigious of the world titles—was won by LEIJIN LOVESIJN of The Netherlands.
FOOTBALL—In the fifth week of NFL exhibition games (page 18) DALLAS gained a small measure of revenge for its Super Bowl loss by easily defeating Baltimore 27-14 before only 16,217 fans in Baltimore. Roger Staubach, playing the second half, completed 12 of 17 passes, two of them for touchdowns to Bob Hayes, as the undefeated Cowboys won their fifth game in a row. In a doubleheader in Cleveland before 82,710 PITTSBURGH outscored the New York Jets 35-21 on Terry Bradshaw's four touchdown passes, and CLEVELAND gained its first victory, walloping the winless New York Giants 30-7. Rookie Ken Anderson (Augustana) completed seven of 13 passes for 131 yards in the second half to lead CINCINNATI to its fifth straight win, 27-24 over Green Bay. OAKLAND came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat San Francisco 34-28, HOUSTON defeated Chicago 37-17 and PHILADELPHIA shut out New Orleans 34-0. Dennis Shaw ran for one touchdown and passed for two others, including an 87-yarder to Marlin Briscoe, as BUFFALO beat Detroit 31-17. DENVER upset Minnesota 14-7 when Defensive End Pete Duranko picked up a fumble on the five-yard line and ran it in with less than four minutes to play, while George Mira's two TD passes led MIAMI to a 27-10 victory over Washington. With just 19 seconds to go, Jim Bakken booted a 47-yard field goal to give St. Louis a 17-14 lead over Kansas City. But the Chiefs' Jan Stenerud kicked a 28-yard field goal as the gun sounded to tie the game 17-17.
GOLF—GARY COWAN won the U.S. Men's Amateur in Wilmington, Del. by three strokes over Eddie Pearce (page 24).
HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY CROWN, driven by Howard Beissinger, took the $129,770 Hambletonian at Du Quoin, Ill. (page 92).
HORSE RACING—FORWARD GAL ($7.20), ridden by Mike Hole, won the $56,200 Gazelle Handicap at New York's Belmont Park by three lengths over Our Cheri Amour.
MODERN PENTATHLON—Army Captain CHUCK RICHARDS of Tacoma, Wash. did not win a single event but totaled 4,809 points to retain his title in the national championships at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
SWIMMING—HANS FASSNACHT of West Germany set a world record for the 200-meter butterfly with a 2:03.3 clocking in Landskrona, Sweden.
The U.S. won 24 of 28 events in a dual meet with East Germany in Leipzig as three world records were broken. ROLAND MATTHES of East Germany lowered his 200-meter backstroke mark with a 2:05.6 while MARK SPITZ bettered Don Schollander's three-year-old record in the 200-meter freestyle by .1 second with a 1:54.2. With Spitz swimming the butterfly leg, the U.S. 400-meter medley team set a record of 3:50.4 in beating the same East German team that held the old mark.
TRACK & FIELD—ILONA GUSENBAUER of Austria bettered the 10-year-old women's world high jump record (the oldest track mark in the world) of Rumania's Yolanda Balas by a quarter of an inch with a leap of 6'3½" in Vienna, and Russia's FAINA MYELNIK increased her world discus record by 2'¾" with a 212'9¼" heave in Munich.
The men's world hammer throw record was also broken when WALTER SCHMIDT of West Germany reached 250'7.93" in Lahr, West Germany.
Adrienne Beames of Australia claimed the fastest women's marathon ever, running a 2:46.30 in Werribee, Australia.
WRESTLING—DAN GABLE of the U.S. won the lightweight title at the World Amateur Freestyle championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Two other Americans won medals as the U.S. finished a surprisingly strong sixth in the 13-nation tournament. DON BEHM of Lansing, Mich. finished second in the bantamweight division and RUSS HELLICKSON of Madison, Wis. earned a bronze medal in the light heavyweight class. The U.S.S.R., led by ALEXANDER MEDVED's victory in the superheavyweight division, dominated the competition as expected, winning five gold medals in the 10 weight classes for 42.5 points. Bulgaria finished second with one gold medal and 31 points.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: TOM MESCHERY, 32, a poetry-writing, 10-year veteran forward of the NBA who was a player-coach with Seattle last season, to be head coach of the ABA's Carolina Cougars.
RETIRED: GINO CAPPELLETTI, 37, alltime scoring leader of the old American Football League. Cappelletti, who played 11 seasons and was the last of the original Boston Patriots, gained 4,575 yards and scored 42 touchdowns as a pass receiver and added 878 points booting field goals and extra points for a career total of 1,130 points.
SENTENCED: WARREN WELLS, 28, wide receiver of the Oakland Raiders, to 90 days in prison by a Superior Court judge who found him guilty of repeatedly violating probation of a 1969 attempted rape conviction.
DESTROYED: ASSAULT, 28, the famous Club-footed Comet from the King Ranch of Texas who won racing's Triple Crown in 1946; after fracturing his left front leg near the shoulder, in Kingsville, Texas. Assault stepped on a surveyor's stake as a yearling, yet he earned $675,470 while winning 18 of 42 starts (he finished second or third 13 times). In 1946 Assault took eight of 15 races and earned a then-record $424,195. He was retired to stud in 1950, but was a dud.