BOWLING—MARSHALL HOLMAN beat Kent Wagner 290-224 to win the $ 100,000 Venice (Fla.) Open and become the first bowler to win back-to-back titles this year.
BOXING—Unbeaten MILTON McCRORY scored a 12-round split decision over Colin Jones in Las Vegas to win the WBC Welterweight title vacated by Sugar Ray Leonard (page 68).
GOLF—WAYNE LEVI'S 16-under-par 272 beat Isao Aoki and Calvin Peete by one stroke in a PGA event in Grand Blanc, Mich. Levi's sixth tour victory was worth $63,000.
Patty Sheehan shot a 16-under-par 272 to beat JoAnne Carner by four strokes for the $27,000 winner's check in an LPGA event in High Point, N.C.
HORSE RACING—PLAY FELLOW ($7.60), Pat Day up, swept past 2-1 favorite Slew o' Gold to win the 114th Travers Stakes at Saratoga by 1% lengths. The colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:01 (page 66).
MOTOR SPORTS—ALAIN PROST, driving a Renault, beat Rene Arnoux's Ferrari by 6.8 seconds to win the Austrian Grand Prix in Zeltweg. Prost averaged 139 mph as he completed the 53 laps of the Osterreichring circuit in 1:24:00.
Teo Fabi, driving a March-Cosworth, beat Al Unser Jr., also in a March-Cosworth, by five seconds to win a race for Indy cars in Long Pond, Pa. Fabi averaged 134.882 mph over the 200 laps of the 2.5-mile Pocono tri-oval, finishing in 3:42:25.
SOCCER—The surging Cosmos beat Montreal 3-1 and sat atop the NASL standings by six points over Vancouver. The Whitecaps had lost the league point lead for the first time all season earlier in the week when the Cosmos beat Team America 2-1 (page 70). In that game the league's leading scorer Roberto Caba√±as kicked in his 21st goal, and the Cosmos clinched the Eastern Division title. Vancouver wrapped up the. Western Division title by beating Seattle 3-2 in a shoot-out. David Cross scored twice for the Whitecaps in their first league game since July 30—one reason the Cosmos were able to make up a 27-point deficit the last three weeks. Also in the West, San Diego's Kaz Deyna broke Giorgio Chinaglia's record for most points in a game, scoring four goals and five assists for 13 points in the Sockers' 9-1 win over Tampa Bay; Chinaglia's record was 12 points.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL beat Anders Jarryd 6-2, 6-2 to win his third Canadian Open title, in Montreal.
Martina Navratilova beat Chris Evert Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for the $27,500 winner's check in a Manhattan Beach, Calif. tournament.
TRACK & FIELD—Gold medal winners in the World Championships at Helsinki. Men: 100 meters—CARL LEWIS, U.S., 10.07; 200—CALVIN SMITH, U.S., 20.14; 400—BERT CAMERON, Jamaica, 45.05; 800—WILLI WULBECK, West Germany, 1:43.65; 1,500—STEVE CRAM, Great Britain, 3:41.59; steeplechase—PATRIZ ILG, West Germany, 8:15.06; 5,000—EAMONN COGHLAN, Ireland, 13:28.53; 10,000—ALBERTO COVA, Italy, 28:01.04; 110 hurdles—GREG FOSTER, U.S., 13.42; 400 hurdles—EDWIN MOSES, U.S., 47.50; marathon—ROB DE CASTELLA, Australia, 2:10:03; 20-kilometer walk—ERNESTO CANTO, Mexico, 1:20:49; 50-kilometer walk—RONALD WEIGEL, East Germany, 3:43:08; 4 X 100 relay—EMMIT KING, WILLIE GAULT, SMITH, LEWIS, U.S., 37.86 (world record); 4 X 400 relay—SERGEY LOVACHEV, ALEKSANDR TROSHCHILO, NIKOLAY CHERNETSKIY, VIKTOR MARKIN, U.S.S.R., 3:00.19; high jump—GENNADI AVDEYENKO, U.S.S.R., 7'7¼"; pole vault—SERGEY BUBKA, U.S.S.R., 18'8¼"; long jump—LEWIS, 28'¾"; triple jump—ZDZISLAW HOFFMAN, Poland, 57'2"; shotput—EDWARD SARUL, Poland, 70'2¼"; discus—IMRICH BUGAR, Czechoslovakia, 222'2"; hammer throw, SERGEY LITVINOV, U.S.S.R., 271'3"; javelin—DETLEF MICHEL, East Germany, 293'7"; decathlon—DALEY THOMPSON, Great Britain, 8,666 points. Women: 100 meters—MARLIES G√ñHR, East Germany, 10.97; 200—MARITA KOCH, East Germany, 22.13; 400—JARMILA KRATOCHVILOVA, Czechoslovakia, 47.99 (world record); 800—KRATOCHVILOVA, 1:54.68; 1,500—MARY DECKER, U.S., 4:00.90; 3,000—DECKER, 8:34.62; 100 hurdles—BETTINE JAHN, East Germany, 12.35; 400 hurdles—YEKATERINA FESENKO, U.S.S.R., 54.14; marathon—GRETE WAITZ, Norway, 2:28:09; 4 X 100 relay—SILKE GLADISCH, KOCH, G√ñHR, INGRID AUERSWALD, East Germany, 41.76; 4 X 400 relay—KIRSTIN WALTHER, UNDINE BREMER, MARITA KOCH, SABINE BUSCH, East Germany, 3:19.73; high jump—TAMARA BYKOVA, U.S.S.R., 6'7"; long jump—HEIKE DAUTE, East Germany, 23'10/4"; shotput—HELENA FIBINGEROVA, Czechoslovakia,69'¾"; discus—MARTINA OPITZ, East Germany, 226'2"; javelin—-TUNA LILLAK, Finland, 232'4"; heptathlon—RAMONA NEUBERT, East Germany, 6,714 points (page 16).
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: $500,000 apiece to LARRY PEASE, 65, and PHIL REILLY, 66, each of whom caught one of five tagged fish in Puget Sound during a fish derby.
FILED: In Los Angeles Superior Court, a sex discrimination suit, by 52 female runners from 19 countries, including MARY DECKER, 25, of the U.S. and GRETE WAITZ, 29, of Norway. They want international track authorities, such as the International Olympic Committee, to include 5,000-and 10,000-meter races on the women's program at the 1984 Games; such events are held for men.
SOLD: For an estimated $18 million; pending approval of the NBA, the 14-time NBA champion Boston Celtics, by HARRY MANGURIAN, 56, to former Gulf & Western Vice-President DONALD GASTON, 49, and his two partners PAUL DUPEE, 40, and ALAN COHEN, 52. Cohen, the president of Madison Square Garden from 1974 to '77, promptly sold his interest in the New Jersey Nets.
TRADED: By the New York Yankees, Outfielder JERRY MUMPHREY, 30, to the Houston Astros for Outfielder OMAR MORENO, 29.
By the Dallas Mavericks, Point Guard KELVIN RANSEY, 25, to the New Jersey Nets for Point Guard CLARENCE (FOOTS) WALKER, 32, a second-round draft pick in 1984 and a first-round pick in '85.