HORSE RACING—JIM FRENCH ($4), Angel Cordero Jr. up, won the $81,700 Dwyer Handicap at Aqueduct by three-quarters of a length over Farewell Party.
Manta ($3.20), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., scored a 3�-length victory over Typecast in the $66,400 Beverly Hills Handicap at Hollywood Park in 2:12[1/5], a record time for the race.
Twice worthy ($13.20), with Johnny Ruane up, won the $115,400 Suburban Handicap at Aqueduct, the second leg of the handicap triple crown, by half a length over Ejemplo.
At New Jersey's Monmouth Park, FORWARD GAL ($12.40) took the $57,700 Monmouth Oaks by nearly five lengths over Alma North.
JAI ALAI—KIRBY PRATER, CHARLES HERNANDEZ, CHARLES NICKERSON and 15-year-old JOEY CORNBLIT, the youngest player ever to qualify, won the right to represent the U.S. in the World Amateur Championships to be played in France Sept. 10 to 19.
MOTORCYCLING—World Champion GIACOMO AGOSTINI of Italy won the 500-cc event in the East German Sachsenring Championships in Hohenstein-Ernstthal. He averaged 85 mph.
SWIMMING—SHANE GOULD, 14, of Australia, set a world record of 4:21.2 in the 400-meter freestyle and posted the second-fastest time in the world in the 200-meter freestyle with a 2:06.61 clocking at the Santa Clara ( Calif.) International Invitational (page 18).
TENNIS—MRS. MARGARET COURT avenged her Wimbledon defeat by beating Evonne Goolagong 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the Irish Open Championship at Dublin. CLIFF DRYSDALE of South Africa won the men's title with a 10-8, 6-3 victory over Clark Graebner of New York. At the Wales Championship in Newport, KEN ROSEWALL retained his title by defeating Roger Taylor 6-1, 9-8. At the Swiss Open, in Gstaad, Switzerland, Australia's three-time Wimbledon winner, JOHN NEWCOMBE, defeated Tom Okker of Holland 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 for the men's title.
TRACK & FIELD—Olympic gold medalist KIPCHOGE KEINO of Kenya won the mile in 3:54.4, the best time in the world this year, at the July Games in Stockholm, as Jim Ryun, hampered by hay fever, finished last in a field of 10 in 4:17.3. The next day Keino was beaten by two-tenths of a second by Australian TONY BENSON in the 5,000-meter run. Meanwhile, the third of the world's top milers, MARTY LIQUORI, bettered the American record in the 2,000-meter run by 5.2 seconds with a 5:02.2 at an international meet in Louvain, Belgium.
Tennessee State's 440-yard women's relay team set a world record of 44.7 seconds in the National AAU Women's Championships in Bakersfield, Calif. The quartet of Diane Hughes, Debbie Wedgeworth, Mattline Render and Iris Davis broke the record of 45 seconds set in 1968 by an English team. Another team, the ATOMS CLUB of Brooklyn (Gale Fitzgerald, Linda Reynolds, Michele McMillan, Cheryl Toussaint), bettered its world record in the one-mile relay by 2.5 seconds with a 3:38.8. PAT HAWKINS, also of the Atoms, lowered her American record in the 200-meter hurdles to 26.1.