BASKETBALL—ABA: The underdog LOS ANGELES STARS took two of three games during the week, defeating the Indiana Pacers by 109-106 and 117-113 in overtime, forcing the series to at least six games (page 16).
Yugoslavia wrapped up the world amateur basketball championship in Ljubljana by defeating the United States 70-63.
BOATING—Chilean brigantine ESMERELDA won the international Boston Teapot Trophy by sailing the 1,005 miles between Australia and New Zealand in 124 hours—a scant .2 knot faster than the previous record held by the German ship Gorch Fock. One of the conditions of the award requires more than half of the crew to be between 15 and 25 years old.
BOWLING—MILDRED MARTORELLA of Rochester, N.Y. beat Joan Holm of Chicago 807-797 in the Queens Match Tournament of the Women's International Bowling Congress meet in Tulsa, Okla. The 23-year-old lefthander is the first to win the tournament twice.
BOXING—Middleweight NINO BENVENUTI bombed out Tom (The Bomb) Bethea in the eighth round at Umag, Yugoslavia to retain his world championship (page 14).
GOLF—TOMMY AARON scored his first U.S. victory after 10 years on the pro tour—the $125,000 Atlanta Classic—finishing with a final-round 69 for a total of 275, one stroke ahead of Dan Sikes. Tom Weiskopf, the early leader, came to the final hole with a chance to win, but drove his tee shot into the water and then hit into a trap. Then he missed his putt, getting a double bogey that dropped him into a four-way tie for third with Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Bert Yancey.
Kathy Hite or Florence, S.C. won her first Southern Women's Amateur golf tournament, beating Mrs. John Griffith of Fort Worth 1 up in a sudden-death playoff on the 39th hole at Pinehurst, N.C.
Betsy Rawls survived gusty winds to card a final-round 69 and win the $25,000 Dallas Civitan women's open with a 54-hole total of 214. Second-round leader Kathy Whitworth suffered a final-round 74 and faded to fifth place. Veteran Mickey Wright finished second, two strokes back, tied with Sandra Palmer and Marilynn Smith.
HARNESS RACING—Red Sheep Stable's FULLA NAPOLEON ($12.40) set a track record in the final event of the International Pacing Series at Yonkers, lasting for a head decision over Canadian entry Horton Hanover—-with Dick Thomas driving the mile in 1:58 for the $50,000 National Championship. Favored Good Chase was third, 1� lengths farther back.
Champion trotting mare FRESH YANKEE ($14.10) won the $28,000 Grand Prix of Bavaria in Munich, defeating Sweden's Dart Hanover by half a length. Owned by Duncan MacDonald of Nova Scotia and driven by Joe O'Brien, Fresh Yankee finished the mile and [5/16] in 2:42.8. Tivaty Pelo of France was third, as American Lindy's Pride, last year's Hambletonian winner, broke stride and finished last.