PRO BASKETBALL—NBA sportswriters and broadcasters overwhelmingly chose NATE ARCHIBALD of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings to head the NBA All-Star starting five. Joining the 6'1" guard are JOHN HAVLICEK, Boston; SPENCER HAYWOOD, Seattle; KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, Milwaukee; and JERRY WEST, Los Angeles. The selection is West's fourth straight and the 10th of his career. The league's most valuable player, Boston's Dave Cowens, failed to make the first team.
BOATING—Sweden's STEFAN WENNESTROM outpointed G.A. Bakker of The Netherlands 8.7 to 10 to lead the Soling Class World Sailing championship after two heats off Quiberon, France.
BOWLING—DAVE SOUTAR of Kansas City, undefeated in seven four-game matches, won the ABC Masters Tournament and $5,420 in Syracuse, N.Y. Averaging 214 pins, he outrolled his nearest opponent, Dick Ritger, of Hartford, Wis., 849 to 718.
BOXING—Thailand's CHARTCHAI CHIONOI captured the vacant WBA flyweight championship when his fight with Fritz Chervet of Switzerland was stopped after the fourth round at Bangkok. The title has been open since Masao Ohba of Japan was killed in an auto accident earlier this year.
Antonio Cervantes of Colombia retained his WBA junior welterweight title with a fifth-round knockout of Panama's Alfonso Frazier.
GOLF—DAVE HILL won the Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic for the fourth time in seven years, shooting a 283 to win $35,000. Lee Trevino, who tied for second, picked up $16,187.50 to pass the $1 million mark in career earnings, only the fourth golfer to do so.
HARNESS RACING—VALIANT BRET ($3), the son of 1965 winner Bret Hanover, took the 18th Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway. Driven by Lucien Fontaine, he beat Bret Over Again (page 86), also sired by Bret Hanover, winning by three-quarters of a length.
HOCKEY—The CINCINNATI SWORDS captured the American Hockey League's Calder Cup four games to one with a 5-1 victory over the Nova Scotia Voyageurs.
HORSE RACING—SECRETARIAT ($2.60) won the second leg of the Triple Crown with a 2½-length victory over Sham in the Preakness (page 24).
LACROSSE—Favored MARYLAND routed Brown 16-4 in the opening round of NCAA tournament play as Bob Mitchell contributed four goals for the Terps. Second-ranked Johns Hopkins, with four goals from Doug Krohn, disposed of Army 11-5. In a minor upset, WASHINGTON AND LEE, on a last-gasp effort by Chip Tompkins, defeated Navy 13-12 with 16 seconds remaining in the second overtime. Defending champion VIRGINIA downed Hofstra 12-5 as the Cavaliers scored four goals in the first five minutes. Next Maryland meets Washington and Lee and Virginia faces Johns Hopkins.
MOTOR SPORTS—Driving a Tyrrell-Ford, JACKIE STEWART won the Formula I Grand Prix of Belgium, turning in a time of 1:42:13.43, averaging 108.615 mph. Teammate Fran√ßois Cevert was second and Emerson Fittipaldi, who retains the world lead with 35 championship points, placed third.
George Snider and hometown boy BOB HARKEY rounded out the 33-car field as they qualified for the Indianapolis 500. Snider, in a Foyt Coyote Ford, bumped Sam Posey with a 190.355-mph clocking. Harkey, driving a Hopkins Eagle, just made it with 189.733. The average speed of the field was 192.329 mph, 8.318 over the 1972 mark.
Jody Scheckter of South Africa steered his Trojan Chevy to victory in the $50,000 L&M Formula 5,000 championship series at Michigan International Speedway. Finishing 13.141 seconds ahead of England's Derek Bell, Scheckter averaged 110.403 mph for the 75-mile race.
POKER—WALTER CLYDE PEARSON, of Nashville, won $130,000 in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. He defeated 12 other contestants, all of whom had put up $10,000.
SOCCER—A.C. MILAN of Italy defeated Leeds United of England 1-0 to win the European Cup Winners' Cup final in Salonika, Greece.
England defeated Scotland 1-0 for the British tournament championship at Wembley.
TENNIS—Unseeded BRIAN GOTTFRIED smashed Arthur Ashe 6-1, 6-3 to win $30,000 in the Alan King-Caesars Palace Classic in Las Vegas. Gottfried teamed with DICK STOCKTON the day before and defeated Ken Rosewall and Fred Stolle 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the $10,000 doubles prize.
TRACK & FIELD—Conference championships were decided across the country as UCLA took its fourth Pacific 8 title in five years, accumulating 156 points. Defending champion Southern California was second with 111. Oregon's STEVE PREFONTAINE won an unprecedented fourth straight three-mile-run title with a time of 13:10.4 (page 84).
Indiana gained its third Big Ten crown in four years as the Hoosiers swamped the field with 154 points. Michigan was second with 85. Victories in the high Jump, triple jump, pole vault and three-mile run for Indiana negated KEN POPEJOY's meet-record mile time of 3:59.2 for Michigan State and Wisconsin half-miler SKIP KENT's meet record of 1:46.6.
In the Big Eight, KANSAS clinched its seventh straight title with 137 points, 27 more than second-place Kansas State. MARK LUTZ, who won the 100-yard dash in 9.2 and the 220 in 20.4, paced the Jayhawks. Pole Vaulter TERRY PORTER established a conference mark of 17'4" for the winners, and Colorado's TED CASTANEDA set a three-mile-run conference record of 13:37.4.
Tennessee continued its 10-year domination of the Southeastern Conference as distance star DOUG BROWN won the six-mile run, 3,000-meter steeplechase and three-mile. Alabama finished in second place, 60 points behind the Vols.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: The San Antonio ABA franchise, formerly the DALLAS CHAPARRALS, will be known as the Spurs.
AWARDED: The James Norris Memorial Trophy, for the sixth consecutive season, to BOBBY ORR of the Boston Bruins, as the outstanding NHL defenseman, by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Orr received 224 of 240 points.
MISSING: And presumed dead, noted saltwater fisherman and author AL REINFELDER, 36, while on a canoeing trip down the Delaware River, near Barryville, N.Y.
NAMED: As the first black head basketball coach in the Ivy League, at Harvard, TOM (SATCH) SANDERS, 34, Boston Celtic forward, who played on eight NBA championship teams in his 13 years.
NAMED: By the National Football Foundation as its 1973 Gold Medal Award winner, JOHN WAYNE, who as Marion Morrison won a varsity letter as a tackle at Southern California in 1926 before embarking on another career.
RESIGNED: After 16 years as head basketball coach and a 294-128 record, BERYL SHIPLEY, 47, of Southwestern Louisiana, because of "communication problems" with the university administration. Shipley's program is under investigation by the NCAA and he was recently suspended by the Southland Conference for calling it "Mickey Mouse."
SCHEDULED: By the NHL and the U.S.S.R., eight exhibition games in league cities next Nov. 26 through Dec. 8.