BOATING—Ondine, a 73-foot ketch owned by S. A.(HUEY) LONG of New York, was first across the finish line in the 3,524-mile Bermuda-to-Travem�nde, West Germany race, but not without incident. Rumors of mutiny aboard Ondine were heightened by Long's request at one time to withdraw from the race. But, according to one of the crew, the only problem was to keep some of the younger hands from raiding the galley and the cookie jar, which the cook kept under his bunk. Ondine finished in an elapsed time of 21 days, 7 hours, 42 minutes and won the Chancellor's Cup. The President's Cup went to overall winner Indigo, skippered by SAMUEL K. WELLMAN of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, which had a corrected lime of 17:11:59.21.
BOWLING—Nearly eight months after it began, the Petersen Classic in Chicago came to an end. First place went to MIKE BERLIN, who rolled an eight-game high of 1,654 and took home with him to Muscatine, Iowa the biggest purse in the history of the sport—$35,600 out or a pot worth $483,840.
BOXING—Welshman Howard Winstone, defending his portion of the world featherweight title for the first time, was stopped by JOS� LEGRA of Spain at 2:02 of the fifth round in Porthcawl, Wales. Legra's win earned him recognition as champion of sorts, though not in the eyes of the World Boxing Association, which still regards Raul Rojas as the No. 1 boxer in that weight class, or Ring magazine, which has declared the title vacant.
A slimmed down—to 226� pounds—BUSTER MATHIS of Grand Rapids, Mich. twice floored 6'9" 244� pound Jim Beattie as he earned a seventh-round TKO in Bloomington, Minn.
HORSE RACING—When the $58,800 Tidal Handicap at Aqueduct was over, MORE SCENTS ($8.00) was a two-and-a-half-length victor over Go Marching, taking the 1? mile race over the turf in a stakes-record time of 1:47.6.
Reviewer ($4.60) was a two-length winner over Night Invader in the $114,725 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park, a six-furlong sprint.
Another two-length winner was DARK MIRAGE, who won her ninth consecutive race, the 1?-mile Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park, a nonbetting race in which she beat Sale Day to the finish line.
HORSE SHOWS—American riders, led by BILL STEINKRAUS of Noroton, Conn., came through with a series of victories at the Royal International at Wembley. Steinkraus and his mount, 8-year-old Snowbound, won the Prince of Wales (Nations) Cup and the Daily Mail Cup. MRS. MARY CHAPOT of Wallpack, N.J., aboard White Lightning, took the Queen Elizabeth II Cup, and KATHY KUSNER of Monkton, Md., riding Fru, won the Nizefela Stakes.
SOCCER—NASL: DETROIT accomplished the theoretically impossible by outscoring the opposition 3-2 and winding up with a tie and a loss. The Cougars looked like they might pick up some ground in the Lakes Division of the Eastern Conference, but then Cleveland scored twice within 90 seconds and heavy rains ended the game, which wound up 2-2. Then, against St. Louis, Andy Burgin of the Cougars got the only goal of the day. Alas, he put the ball in his own net and last-place Detroit was a non-winner for the 13th time in a row. First-place CHICAGO lost once and had its lead cut to two points over CLEVELAND, which played two ties, and to seven points over TORONTO, which had a win and a tie. In the Atlantic Division, ATLANTA, a 4-1 winner over Chicago, regained the lead by seven points over WASHINGTON, which lost its only game. NEW YORK and BALTIMORE each had one tie, BOSTON a tie and two defeats. SAN DIEGO won twice, as did OAKLAND, which advanced to within 21 points of the top in the Western Conference's Pacific Division. Selimir Milosevic of Oakland scored three goals for the second game in a row, setting a league record with five straight goals during one stretch. LOS ANGELES did not play. VANCOUVER wished it had not, losing to San Diego 2-1 even though outshooting the Toros 31-16. KANSAS CITY tied New York 2-2, whipped Boston 7-1 and took a 23-point lead in the Gulf Division. Runner-up HOUSTON won its only contest, last-place DALLAS lost once and ST. LOUIS, with the help of that gift goal from the Cougars, got a win after two losses.
SWIMMING—Two world freestyle records belonging to Australians were rendered obsolete. The fastest 880 yards ever was swum by JACK HORSLEY, 17, of Seattle, when he covered the distance in 8:51.8 in his home town, and ANGELA COUGHLAN, 15, of Canada swam 1,650 yards in 18:47.8 in Hamilton, Ont. The old marks were held by Murray Rose (8:55.5 in 1964) and Kathy Wainwright (18:49.3 last year).