BOATING—WILLIAM S. COX SR., 53, of Darien, Conn. finished one boat ahead of John J. (Don) McNamara Jr. of Boston in the final race for the Mallory Cup, symbol of the men's North American Sailing Championship, to defeat McNamara by 2� points at Riverside, Conn. (page 116).
Seattle's JERIE CLARK, 23, beat Betty Sanchez of Redondo Beach, Calif. to take the Adams Cup for the women's North American championship in Belvedere, Calif.
On Lake Michigan, near Chicago, ROBERT HELD, 15, of Monmouth, N.J. won the Sears Cup, symbol of the North American junior sailing title, as he beat Tim Hogan of Newport Harbor, Calif.
BOXING—Oregon's AMOS (Big Train) LINCOLN, the seventh-ranked heavyweight contender, knocked out Elmer Rush of San Francisco, in 2:54 of the ninth round of their scheduled 10-rounder in San Francisco's Civic Auditorium.
CYCLING—"At the beginning of the last lap I didn't think I was going to make it to the end," said West Germany's RUDI ALTIG, 29, after he won the world professional road-cycling championship at N�rburgring in Adenau, Germany. Altig rode near the front of the pack until the last 70 miles when he put on a push and overtook the leaders Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor of France, who finished second and third. "Nobody wins this race without being able to torture himself," concluded Altig. A day earlier at N�rburgring, 21-year-old EVERT DOLMAN of Rotterdam took the amateur road-cycling title when he defeated Leslie West of England in a photo finish. Belgium's YVONNE REYNDERS, 29, who was the Belgian women's shotput champion at age 16 and took up cycling at 18, won the women's road-cycling title. She has now won seven world championships, including three in the chase events. Later, when the championships moved to Frankfurt, Germany, Dutch favorite TIEMEN GROEN gained his third straight amateur pursuit championship, setting a world record with his 4:50.2 for the 400-meter course.
GOLF—MICKEY WRIGHT, the 12-year pro from Dallas who has won more tournaments than any other woman on the ladies' tour, took her biggest single prize—$10,000—when she won the Ladies World Series of Golf with a 136 for the 36 holes at Springfield, Ohio (page 36).
Canada's GARY COWAN defeated two-time national amateur champion Deane Beman in an 18-hole playoff to take the USGA Amateur title in Ardmore, Pa. (page 120).
Australia's BRUCE DEVLIN, never a leader during the first three rounds of the $200,000 Carling golf classic in Southport, England, shot a final-round 69 to finish with a six-under-par 286 and won the $35,000 first prize. U.S. Open Champion Billy Casper was second with a 287.
HARNESS RACING—Gainesway Farm's KERRY WAY, driven by Frank Ervin, became the first fills in eight years to win The Hambletonian, second of trotting's Triple Crown, by taking both heats (1:58[4/5] and 1:59[3/5]) at Du Quoin, Ill. (page 42).
Speedy Rodney ($3.00), a 5-year-old trotter driven by Del Insko, broke his own world record for a mile trot on a half-mile track by one-fifth of a second when he won the $20,000 Danbury in 1:58[3/5], finishing 3� lengths in front of Earl Laird.