BASEBALL—USC won its third straight NCAA title and its eighth overall, defeating Arizona State 1-0 in the finals at Omaha as Russ McQueen gave up only one hit in five innings of relief (page 55).
BOXING—CARLOS MONZON of Argentina retained his world middleweight title in Paris when Jean-Claude Bouttier of France was unable to come out for the 13th round (page 62).
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS shot a final-round 74 for a 290 total to win the U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach, Calif. by three strokes over Bruce Crampton (page 22).
HARNESS RACING—SONGCAN ($3), driven by George Sholty, won the $100,000 Dexter Cup at Roosevelt Raceway by a length over Super Bowl, driven by Stanley Dancer.
HORSE RACING—Leonard Lavin's CONVENIENCE defeated favored Typecast by a head in a winner-take-all 1?-mile $250,000 match race at Hollywood Park (page 28).
Rokeby Stable's SUMMER GUEST, Ron Turcotte up ($8.20), took the third leg of the NYRA triple crown for fillies—the $110,600 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park—by beating Wanda, winner of the second leg, by four lengths and Susan's Girl, winner of the first leg, by another four lengths.
Victoria Song ($14.60) won the 113th running of the $86,375 Queen's Plate Stakes, North America's oldest uninterrupted stakes race, at Woodbine near Toronto by two lengths over Barachois.
In his first start since the Preakness, BEE BEE BEE ($4) defeated Hustlin Greek by five lengths in the $29,575 Patriot Stakes at Liberty Bell.
Favored Hold Your Peace finished fifth as KING'S BISHOP ($14.20) won the $112,000 Pontiac Grand Prix at Arlington Park by 1� lengths over Brick Door.
Freetex ($28.80) defeated favored True Knight by 1� lengths to take the $101,800 Ohio Derby at Thistledown.