BOATING—A record fleet of 114 yachts entered the 333-mile Chicago-to-Mackinac race, and the surprise winner in the overall standings was TALISMAN, a little 30-foot sloop owned and skippered by George A. Quandee of Chicago, with a corrected time of 51 hours 24 minutes 10 seconds. First across the finish line was George Kotovic's 53-foot sloop Gypsy, the overall winner of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac race a week earlier, in 58:38:45.
On Buzzard's Bay off Marion, Mass. BOB ANDRE of San Diego edged Fred Miller of Newport Harbor, Calif. 179�-179 in the 10-race Finn class series to win the O'Day Trophy for the North American Single-Handed Sailing Championship.
Constellation, skippered in turns by Eric Ridder and Bob Bavier, outsailed American Eagle four races to two for victory in the 12-meter class of the New York Yacht Club Cruise off the southern New England coast. The series, sailed mainly in light winds, did not count toward the selection of the America's Cup defender.
BOXING—Amid a torrent of seat cushions and tatami mats hurled by 8,000 booing spectators in Tokyo's Kuramae Sumo Stadium, FLASH ELORDE of the Philippines retained his world junior lightweight title by a technical knockout over Japan's Teruo Kosaka in the 12th round of a scheduled 15-rounder. Referee Jos� Padilla of the Philippines awarded the victory after Elorde knocked down Kosaka with a left hook and continued to overpower him when he got to his feet. The fight had been close, and both judges—Tony Petronella of the U.S. and Seiji Ebine of Japan—had Kosaka slightly ahead on points when the referee ended the tight in Elorde's favor.
In his first fight since he lost the world middleweight title to Joey Giardello last December, DICK TIGER of Nigeria gained a sixth-round TKO over Jos� Gonzalez of New York in Madison Square Garden. "I never threw a better left hook than the one I knocked him out with," said the triumphant Tiger. "Giardello can't avoid me now."
CRICKET—In Manchester, England, the fourth test match between England and Australia ended in a draw, and AUSTRALIA, winner of the third test match after the first two had been drawn, retained The Ashes, symbol of cricket supremacy between the two countries.
GOLF—Australia's KEL NAGLE shot a 66 and a 67 on the last two rounds to win the $50,000 Canadian Open by two strokes over Arnold Palmer.
Mickey Wright took the lead on the second round and went on to win the $12,500 Milwaukee Open with a 72-hole score of 289. It was her eighth victory in 15 tournaments this season.
HARNESS RACING—As expected, Ralph Baldwin drove SPEEDY SCOT ($2.40) to victory in the 1[1/16] mile Realization Trot at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, N.Y. He finished in a fast 2:09[3/5], one length ahead of Express Rodney in the field of eight 4-year-olds. In addition to his $45,690.86 first money, the Castleton Farm trotter collected a $50,000 bonus for his owners by winning the Founder's Plate, a trophy awarded to a horse who wins the major slake races for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds at Roosevelt (Speedy Scot took the Westbury Futurity as a 2-year-old and the Dexter Cup last year). His total earnings for the night: a harness racing record $95,690.86.
While his standing rival, Overtrick, rested up in New York. CARDIGAN BAY ($3.80) paced to a one-length triumph in the $25,000 Governor's Cup at Sportsman's Park, Ill.