BASKETBALL—KENTUCKY defeated Indiana 79-67 in the first of a two-game series for the high school All-Star championship, in Indianapolis (page 30).
BOWLING—All-Star winner LES SCHISSLER of Denver went into the finals of the $27,500 Portland (Ore.) Open in 10th place and finished on top. During his streak, Schissler averaged 214 and nearly broke the PBA record of 14-1-1 with 14 wins (13 of them in succession) and two losses.
BOXING—World Featherweight Champion VICENTE SALDIVAR of Mexico retained his title and raised his won-lost record to 32-1 when he outpointed Welshman Howard Winstone (59-4) after flooring him for a count of eight in the 14th round in Cardiff, Wales.
Flash Elorde, the 32-year-old world junior lightweight champion from the Philippines, lost his title after seven years and 10 title defenses, as YOSHIAKI NUMATA, 22, of Japan, knocked down in the third round by Elorde, went on to win a unanimous decision in Tokyo.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS shot a record 72-hole total of 275 in winning his second U.S. Open, at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.Y. (page 22).
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS VIC ($7.60), driven by Jim Dennis, followed up his victory the week before in the Good Time Pace with a four-length win over Pocomoonshine in the $50,000 National Championship Pace—the final event of the annual three-race International Series—at Yonkers Raceway.
HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps' POKER ($2.80), with Bill Boland aboard, ended stablemate Buckpasser's 15-race winning streak as he won the 1?-mile $55,400 Bowling Green Handicap at Aqueduct by one and a half lengths (page 62).
With Canadian Jockey Ron Turcotte up, DAMASCUS ($2.20), Mrs. Edith W. Bancroft's Preakness and Belmont winner, gained his fifth stakes victory when he won by three and a quarter lengths over Misty Cloud in the mile-and-an-eighth $41,060 Leonard Richards Stakes at Delaware Park.
MOTOR SPORTS—Le Mans co-winner DAN GURNEY won the Belgian Grand Prix in the American Eagle—a car he designed and built himself—by 63 seconds over Scotland's Jackie Stewart (page 28).
Richard Petty, Plymouth's 29-year-old lead driver from Level Cross, N.C., boosted his NASCAR Grand National lifetime record to 59 victories when he won the $75,000 Carolina 500 in Rockingham, N.C. by more than a lap over Buddy Baker. During the qualifying trials, Petty set a one-lap record for a mile closed course at 117.225 mph.