BALLOONING—OWEN KEOWN, who wasn't ranked among the top 50 competitors, beat four national titlists and defending world champion Bruce Comstock to win the National Hot Air Championships in Indianola, Iowa.
BOWLING—MARSHALL HOLMAN beat Del Ballard 234-194 in a PBA event in Austin, Texas.
BOXING—HECTOR (Macho) CAMACHO defeated Rafael (Bazooka) Limon with a TKO in the fifth round in San Juan for the WBC super featherweight title (page 18).
DIVING—GREG LOUGANIS won the platform division for his 24th national title at the U.S. Outdoor Diving Championships in Bartlesville, Okla. He had 643.59 points, 18.30 ahead of defending champ Bruce Kimball.
GOLF—HAL SUTTON, 1982 rookie of the year, fired a 10-under-par 274 to beat Jack Nicklaus by one shot for the $100,000 winner's check in the PGA Championship in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Patti Rizzo, also 1982 rookie of the year, won her first tournament on the LPGA tour, shooting an 11-under-par 277 to beat Jane Lock by two strokes in Danvers, Mass.
Tim Straub of New York beat John Mahon of California one-up over 18 holes to win the USGA Junior Boys' title in Bethlehem, Pa.
HARNESS RACING—DUENNA ($5.60), driven by Stanley Dancer, beat Winkys Gill by two lengths to collect the $540,000 winner's purse in the 58th Hambletonian Trot at the Meadowlands. The 3-year-old trotted the mile in 1:57[2/5] time to become the first filly since 1966 to win the race (page 52).
HORSE RACING—SPIT CURL ($11.20), ridden by Jean Cruguet, beat Lady Norcliffe by 8½ lengths in the Alabama Stakes for fillies at Saratoga Springs. The 2-year-old ran the 1¼ miles in 2:02[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—RENE ARNOUX, driving a Ferrari, beat Andrea de Cesaris by 1:10.65 minutes to win the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Arnoux averaged 130.82 mph around the 4.22-mile Hockenheimring circuit.
MODERN PENTATHLON—ANATOLI STAROSTIN of the U.S.S.R. amassed 5,506 points to defeat Tamas Szombathelyi, who had 5,423, in the 27th World Pentathlon Championships in Warendorf, West Germany.
SOCCER—On July 20, Vancouver led the second-place Cosmos by 27 points in the overall standings. A runaway. But by Aug. 7, after five wins in six matches, the Cosmos had picked up 35 points on the Whitecaps and trailed them by just five, 149-144. Julio Cesar Romero sparked the Cosmos' 3-1 win over San Diego, scoring two goals as the Cosmos played without Giorgio Chinaglia, still nursing a pulled hamstring, and Roberto Caba√±as, who drew a one-game suspension for exceeding the yellow-card limit. The Cosmos then beat Montreal 4-2, who lost to the Chicago Sting earlier. Cosmo Forward Steve Moyers scored two goals in that game, and Caba√±as and Vladislav Bogicevic each had one. Idle Vancouver leads Golden Bay in the Western Division by 27 points. Team America, which had scored only five goals in eight games, broke an eight-game losing streak by beating Fort Lauderdale 4-2. Dan Canter scored three T.A. goals.
SWIMMING—RICK CAREY broke the second-oldest world record on the books when he swam the 200-meter backstroke in 1:58.93, .26 second better than John Naber's mark set at the 1976 Olympics; in Fresno, Calif. Three days later at the same meet, Carey broke yet another Naber world mark in the morning preliminaries, this in the 100-meter backstroke with his time of 55.44, .05 better than Naber's. In the evening finals he lowered that time to 55.38. MATT GRIBBLE lowered Bill Panlus' 1981 world 100-meter butterfly record by .37 second with a 53.44; and STEVE LUNDQUIST broke his own world mark in the 100-meter breaststroke by .19 with a time of 1:02.34 (page 10).
TENNIS—At the U.S. Clay Court Championships in Indianapolis, JIMMY ARIAS beat Andres Gómez of Ecuador 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to collect the $51,000 winner's check. In the women's final, ANDREA TEMESVARI defeated Zina Garrison 6-2, 6-2 to win $34,000 (page 48).
José-Luis Clerc beat Andres Gómez 6-3, 6-1, to claim the $34,000 winner's check in a Grand Prix tournament in North Conway, N.H. It was Clerc's third straight championship.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By BRIAN LAWTON, 18, of Cumberland, R.I., the No. 1 pick in the '83 NHL draft, that he has signed a four-year $700,000 contract with the Minnesota North Stars, thus making himself ineligible to play for the 1984 Olympic team; and by PAT LAFONTAINE, 18, of Detroit, the No. 3 pick in the draft and the No. 2 American chosen, that he will not sign with the New York Islanders until after he plays for the U.S. team at Sarajevo in February.
ARRESTED: On charges of helping to sell cocaine to undercover agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Washington Redskin Strong Safety TONY PETERS, 30; at training camp in Carlisle, Pa.
NAMED: As coach of the unnamed USFL franchise in Pittsburgh, JOE PENDRY, 36, offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Stars last season.
SIGNED: By the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Bandits Running Back GARY ANDERSON, 22. San Diego's second pick in the first round of the '83 NFL draft, Anderson becomes the first player to jump a USFL contract and sign with the NFL.
SUSPENDED: By NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, Los Angeles Rams Linebacker MIKE REILLY, 24, for the entire 1983 season; he also was fined $5,000 by Rozelle. Reilly is currently serving a one-year jail sentence for vehicular manslaughter stemming from an August 1982 accident. He has been participating in Ram practices as part of a work-furlough program and had hoped to play all season.
TRADED: By the Minnesota North Stars, Center TIM YOUNG, 28, to the Winnipeg Jets for defensemen CRAIG LEVIE, 23, and TOM WARD, 19.
By the New Orleans Saints, Linebacker ED SIMONINI, 29, to the Miami Dolphins, and also by the Saints, 11-year Safety TOMMY MEYERS, 32, to the Buffalo Bills.