BOATING—At the end of the first week of the America's Cup final-selection trials in Newport, R.I., INTREPID and COLUMBIA both were undefeated, with 3-0 records (page 26).
U.S. entries, led by LOU POCHARSKI of Marble-head, Mass., swept the first five spots and nine of the first 10 at the Lightning Class world championship on Lake Ontario in Canada.
Britain, with Skippers Chris Smith and Paul Bateman at the helms of their 30-foot Shields sloops, beat the U.S. in five of eight races to win the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy in Newport Harbor, Calif.
Veteran racer ODELL LEWIS of Fond du Lac, Wis. piloted his 32-foot, gas-turbine-powered Maritime Mona Lou II, at a 57-mph average—an offshore record—in winning the 300-mile Long Beach- San Diego-and-return Hennessy Cup Race by 23:07 over Don Aronow, driving Maltese Magnum.
BOXING—Lightweight champion CARLOS ORTIZ retained his world title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Ismael Laguna of Panama at New York's Shea Stadium.
GOLF—LOU DILL, 19, of Deer Park, Texas, became one of the youngest players ever to win the USGA Women's National Amateur championship when she upset runner-up Jean Ashley, 28, of Chanute, Kan. 5 and 4 in the scheduled 36-hole final in Pasadena, Calif.
Kathy Whitworth of Coronado Springs, N. Mex. cut one stroke off the tournament record when she shot an 11-under-par 289 at the $10,000 Women's Western Open in Pekin, Ill. The victory—Miss Whitworth's sixth of the year—boosted her season earnings to $21,067, tops on the LPGA tour.
Charles Sifford, 44, of Los Angeles shot a final-round seven-under-par 64 and edged fellow Californian Steve Opperman by one stroke with a 72-hole total of 272 at the $100,000 Greater Hartford Open in Wethersfield, Conn.
HARNESS RACING—France's ROQUEPINE ($3.40) coasted to a�-length victory over Canada's Fresh Yankee in the 1�-mile $100,000 International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway (page 60).
HORSE RACING—DAMASCUS ($2.40) just about clinched the 3-year-old crown when he defeated Reason to Hail by 22 lengths in the $80,100 Travers Stakes at Saratoga (page 66).