BOATING—TED TURNER of Atlanta won the World 5.5-meter sailing championships with four victories in seven races off Oyster Bay, N.Y. Turner finished with the low score of 16.7, David Forbes of Sydney, Australia was second with 32.7 and King Olav of Norway third with 37.7.
BOXING—Scotland's KEN BUCHANAN retained his world lightweight championship with a unanimous 15-round decision over Ismael Laguna of Panama at New York's Madison Square Garden (page 74).
FOOTBALL—In the NFL's first week of regular-season play, CINCINNATI walloped Philadelphia 37-14 as Virgil Carter completed 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns, including a 90-yarder to Speedy Thomas (page 28). Bob Berry tossed two TD passes to rookie Ken Burrow in leading ATLANTA to a 20-17 upset over San Francisco. The Falcon defense intercepted four John Brodie passes and recovered three 49er fumbles. In another upset, NEW ENGLAND beat Oakland 20-6 on rookie Jim Plunkett's two touchdown passes and Charlie Gogolak's two field goals. Champion BALTIMORE shut out the New York Jets 22-0 as Norm Bulaich gained 198 yards rushing, including a 67-yard touchdown run, and Jim O'Brien booted three field goals. Miami tied Denver 10-10 when Bob Griese threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Paul Warfield with 2:30 to go. Rookie Archie Manning completed 16 passes for 218 yards and one touchdown as NEW ORLEANS upset Los Angeles 24-20, but it was Manning's one-yard touchdown run on the last play of the game that won it for the Saints. DALLAS defeated Buffalo 49-37 on Calvin Hill's four touchdown plunges and Craig Morton's two TD passes, including a 76-yarder to Bob Hayes. The Bills' Dennis Shaw completed 18 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns—75, 73, 26 and 23 yards—but O.J. Simpson was held to 25 yards rushing in 14 attempts. The CLEVELAND defense, with five interceptions, and the offense, powered by Leroy Kelly's two TD plunges and Bill Nelsen's 17 pass completions for 254 yards, scored a 31-0 shutout over Houston. Kansas City gained a 14-0 lead at halftime against SAN DIEGO. Then John Hadl passed 39 yards to rookie Mike Montgomery and 37 yards to Jerry LeVias for touchdowns, and ex-Chief Mike Garrett dashed 26 yards for a TD to upset the Chiefs 21-14. In yet another upset, WASHINGTON intercepted four passes and recovered three fumbles for a come-from-behind 24-17 win over St. Louis. Pittsburgh led CHICAGO 15-3 on a recovered fumble in the end zone and three Roy Gerela field goals with four minutes left in the game when the Bears scored two touchdowns following recovered fumbles and won 17-15. Fran Tarkenton threw four TD passes—three to Dick Houston—to give the NEW YORK Giants a 42-24 lead over Green Bay late in the third period. The Packers then scored two touchdowns and a safety before falling short, 42-40.
GOLF—The UNITED STATES beat Great Britain to regain the Ryder Cup in St. Louis (page 88).
HARNESS RACING—SAVOIR ($17.80), driven by Jimmy Arthur, defeated Hambletonian winner Speedy Crown by half a length to win the $103,120 Colonial Trot at Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Park.
HORSE RACING—TINAJERO ($3.40), a Puerto Rican 3-year-old ridden by Puerto Rican-born Eddie Belmonte, won his seventh straight victory, the $57,000 Jerome Handicap, at New York's Belmont Park by 2� lengths over Twin Time.
Riva Ridge ($9.20), Ron Turcotte up, won the $153,000 Futurity at New York's Belmont Park by 1� lengths over Chevron Flight. Favored Windjammer finished sixth in the eight-horse field.
Rokeby Stable's RUN THE GANTLET ($8.40), ridden by Bobby Woodhouse, took the $100,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City by 1� lengths over TWICE WORTHY. Woodhouse's father, Hedley, won the race in 1967 on Flit-To.
Lauries Dancer ($13.80), Sandy Hawley up, took the $59,050 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park by 2� lengths over Secret Retreat.
MOTOR SPORTS—World driving champion JACKIE STEWART averaged 81.95 mph in his Tyrrell-Ford to take the Canadian Grand Prix for Formula One cars at Mosport Park, Ontario. Ronnie Peterson of Sweden finished 38.3 seconds behind in second place.