SAILING—WILLIAM BUCHAN of Mercer Island, Wash. led a strong U.S. team to victory in the World Star Class championships at Marstrand, Sweden, winning the last two of the five-race series to finish ahead of James Schoonmaker of Miami. Only non-American among the top five was Stig Wennerstr�m of Sweden, current Star champion of Europe, who was third.
SHOOTING—Army Reserve Captain DAVID ROSS III, scoring 6,396 of a possible 6,400 points, won the national small-bore rifle prone championship at Camp Perry, Ohio and established a new match record by putting 553 of his 620 shots into a small circle within the bull's-eye. The women's championship was won by MARIANNE VITITO of Freeland, Mich. with 6,383 points.
John Durbin, 39, of Kirkwood, Mo., won the world 12-gauge skeet-shooting championship by breaking 865 consecutive targets at a meet in Savannah, Ga. His closest rival, John Chester of Pinehurst, N.C., missed after 414.
SOCCER—NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE: The Washington Darts clinched the Southern Division title with a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Stars while the Northern Division remained in a two-team race between Kansas City, which defeated Washington 3-1, and Rochester, which topped St. Louis 3-0. The two teams square off at Rochester Aug. 30 in the final regular-season game.
Northern Division: Kansas City (8-8-6), Rochester (8-9-5), St. Louis (3-17-2). Southern Division: Washington (14-5-3), Atlanta (9-8-5), Dallas (8-10-4).
TENNIS—Top-seeded foreigner, HAROON RAHIM, 20, of Pakistan, now a junior at UCLA, defeated unseeded John Gardner, 21, of SMU 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 11-13, 6-4 in the final round of the National Amateur Grass Court championships at Southampton, Long Island.
Brian Gottfried of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. won the 18-under finals of the National and Junior Boys tennis championships, defeating Alex Mayer of Woodmere, N.Y. 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 at Kalamazoo, Mich. The 16-under title went to FREDDY DeJESUS of Santurce, Puerto Rico, who eliminated Grey King of Oak Park, Ill. 6-4, 6-3.
Sharon Walsh of San Rafael, Calif. swept the U.S. girls' 18-under grass-court championship in Philadelphia. The defending champion defeated Eliza Pande of Palo Alto, Calif. 6-4, 7-5 in the finals, also winning the sportsmanship trophy and the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation award as top junior girl in the country.
TRACK & FIELD—Americans captured seven firsts at an international meet in Cologne, West Germany, including EDDIE HART's narrow upset of Ben Vaughan in the 100 meters. Hart ran a 10.2 on a rain-slowed track. One of the two women's victories went to IRIS DAVIS of Tennessee State, who won the 100 meters in 11.4, beating Germany's Heide Rosendahl.
Kipchoge Keino of Kenya finished strong to nip local favorite Frank Murphy at the wire in the Billy Morton Memorial Mile at Dublin. Keino's winning 3:59.2 put him .1 second in front of Murphy and well ahead of Marty Liquori (4:02.1).