HOCKEY—MAURICE RICHARD, an 18-year star with the NHL's Montreal Canadiens, returned to the game as coach of Les Nordiques, the rival World Hockey Association's Quebec City franchise. Richard, 51, was hockey's first single-season 50-goal scorer and first career 500-goal man. Simultaneously, two prominent members of the NHL champion Boston Bruins, Goalie GERRY CHEEVERS and Defenseman TED GREEN, jumped to WHA clubs. Cheevers, 31, who set a league record last Season by appearing in 32 straight games without a loss, went to the Cleveland Crusaders. Green, 32, signed with the New England Whalers, whom he will captain.
HORSE RACING—TYPECAST ($8.40) edged Over the Counter by a head to win the $135,850 Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park.
Susan's Girl ($4.20), ridden by Victor Tejada, won the $59,950 Cotillion Handicap by 4� lengths over Groton Miss at Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Park. The leading contender for 3-year-old filly-honors increased her winnings to $251,607.
Droll Role ($13.20), Eddie Maple up, took the $59,100 Tidal Handicap at Aqueduct by 1� lengths over Twist the Axe. His time of 1:54 equaled the course record for 1[3/16] miles.
MOTORCYCLING—GIACOMO AGOSTINI of Italy clinched the 350 CC Class world championship in Imatra, Finland.
MOTOR SPORTS—In the two halves of the Pocono 1,000, JOE LEONARD won the Schaefer 500 championship race for Indy-type cars, and ROGER McCLUSKEY took the Pennsylvania 500 stock-car event in Long Pond, Pa. (page 18).
Jacky Ickx of Belgium drove his Ferrari 312 B2 to a 40-second victory over teammate Clay Regazzoni of Switzerland to win the German Grand Prix in Adenau.
SAILING—KAHILI II. owned and skippered by Frank Zurn of Erie, Pa., won the 333-mile Chicago-to-Mackinac, Mich. race in a corrected time of 35.8571 hours.
TENNIS—AUSTRALIA defeated the United States 5-2 for the Bonne Belle Cup in Cleveland. In that event, America's CHRIS EVERT met Evonne Goolagong for the first time since losing to the Australian at Wimbledon and won 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.
TRACK & FIELD—KATHY SCHMIDT, an 18-year-old Long Beach City College student, broke the American record in the women's javelin throw by 1'10" with a toss of 200'6" in Valencia, Calif.