BOATING—BRIGADOON, a 57-foot sloop owned by Robert Morton, won overall honors in the 36th biennial Newport-Bermuda Race. The 81-foot sloop Nirvana was first over the line, covering the 635 miles in two days, 14 hours, 29 minutes and 16 seconds, more than five hours faster than Ondine's 1974 record.
BOWLING—STEVE COOK defeated Roger Haskell 250-196 to win a $110,000 PBA event in San Jose.
Sam Zurich and Nelson Burton jr. beat Jim Winklepleck and Dave Husted 227-200 to win a $110,000 PBA doubles tournament in Las Vegas.
BOXING—LEROY HALEY won the WBC junior welterweight title in a 15-round split decision over Saoul Mamby in Highland Heights, Ohio.
S.T. Gordon won the WBC cruiserweight title with a second-round TKO over Carlos DeLeon in Highland Heights, Ohio.
GOLF—BOB GILDER shot a 19-under-par 261 to beat Tom Kite and Peter Jacobsen by five strokes and win the $400,000 Westchester Classic in Rye, N.Y.
Sandra Haynie defeated Nancy Lopez and Hollis Stacy by six strokes to win the $200,000 Rochester International in Pittsford, N.Y. with a 12-under-par 276.
Nancy Taylor of Phoenix beat Kerri Clark of North Las Vegas 2 and 1 to win the Women's Amateur Public Links title in Lawrence, Kans.
HORSE RACING—CHRISTMAS PAST ($7), Jacinto Vasquez up, won the $141,500 Coaching Club American Oaks by six lengths over Cupecoy's Joy at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old covered the 1½ miles in 2:28[3/5] (page 54).
LACROSSE—The UNITED STATES defeated Australia 22-14 to win the quadrennial World Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore.
MOTOR SPORTS—DAVID PEARSON, in a Ford, edged Dale Earnhardt, in a Pontiac, by .026 of a second in a 200-mile NASCAR event in Rockingham, N.C. In a rain-plagued race, Pearson averaged 99.074 mph around the 1.017-mile North Carolina Motor Speedway oval.
POWERBOATING—CHIP HANAUER drove his unlimited hydroplane Atlas Van Lines around a three-mile circuit on the Detroit River at an average speed of 122.566 mph to win the 15-mile APBA Gold Cup.
RACQUETBALL—MARTY HOGAN of San Diego defeated Dave Peck of El Paso 11-9, 6-11, 11-5, 11-4 to win his fifth consecutive National Racquetball Championship, in Palatine, Ill.
Lynn Adams defeated Shannon Wright 2-3, 3-2, 15-14 (tie breaker), to win the Women's Pro Racquetball Association National Championships in Englewood, Colo.
SOCCER—The Cosmos celebrated the season's halfway point with a few points of their own; a 3-2 victory over Vancouver gave them nine points and a 3-1 win over Edmonton added nine to bring the Cosmos' total for the year to a league-leading 121. Toronto slipped further behind the Cosmos in the Eastern Division with three losses: 2-0 (to Seattle), 2-1 (to Portland) and Midfielder Jimmy Nicholl (to Northern Ireland's World Cup team, surprise winners in Round 1). On Saturday Vancouver came back from its loss in New York to swamp Tampa Bay 5-2 as Peter Lorimer got two goals and an assist. That, combined with San Jose's 3-2 loss to Southern Division leader Ft. Lauderdale, moved the White-caps into the lead in the West.
TRACK & FIELD—In Oslo, STEVE SCOTT equaled the third-fastest mile ever run and lowered his own American record, set one year ago, by 1.15 seconds with a time of 3:48.53. ALBERTO SALAZAR surpassed the American mark for 10,000 meters with a time of 27:25.61 while finishing second to CARLOS LOPES (27:24.39). The U.S. record had been the 27:29.16 run by Craig Virgin in 1980. MARY DECKER TABB broke by .22 her own American women's mile record of 1980 with a clocking of 4:21.46 (page 28).
In Durham, N.C. DAVE VOLZ pole-vaulted 18'9½" to break by ¼" the American record set June 20 by Dan Ripley and Billy Olson; COLEEN SOMMER high-jumped 6'6" to break Pam Spencer's American record of 6'5½", set last year; DAVE McKENZIE broke his own year-old American record of 237'2" with a 243'11" hammer throw, despite finishing third behind KLAUS PLOGHAUS (249'6") and Jorg Schafer of West Germany.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To a group of investors including former Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins Coach GEORGE ALLEN, the Chicago franchise in the new USFL. Allen, 60, will coach the team.
NAMED: As president of the NASL, HOWARD J. SAMUELS, 62, a politician, businessman and former chairman of New York City's Off-Track Betting Corporation. Samuels will replace Phil Woosnam, who retains the title of commissioner, as the league's chief executive.
REINSTATED: As WBA junior lightweight champion, SAMUEL SERRANO, after a June 5 title fight with Benedicto Villablanca was declared void.
SENTENCED: To three years' probation, former University of San Francisco Guard QUINTIN DAILEY, 21, after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident involving a USF nursing student last winter.
TRADED: By the Detroit Pistons, Forward KENNY CARR, 26, to the Portland Trail Blazers for the Blazers' 1982 first-round draft pick; by the Phoenix Suns, Center RICH KELLEY, 29, to the Denver Nuggets for the Nuggets' 1982 first-round draft pick.
By the Los Angeles Kings, Left Wing PAUL MULVEY, 23, to the Edmonton Oilers for Right Wing BLAIR BARNES, 21.
DIED: IRVINE (COTTON) WARBURTON, 70, USC All-America quarterback in 1933, who led the Trojans to two Rose Bowl victories; of heart failure; in Culver City, Calif. Warburton, 5'6", 146 pounds, forewent pro football for a career in film editing, winning an Oscar for his work on Mary Poppins.
Fred Zollner, 81, founder of the Fort Wayne Pistons, which joined the NBA in 1949 and moved to Detroit in 1957; of liver disorders; in North Miami. Zollner sold the Pistons in 1974.