AUTO RACING—BOBBY ALLISON, driving a Chevrolet won the $39,245 Nashville 420, finishing eight lengths ahead of Richard Petty's Plymouth.
George Follmer of Arcadia, Calif. drove his Porsche to victory in the 200-mile Can-Am Challenge Cup race at Elkhart Lake, Wis. He won by 1� laps over Fran�ois Cevert of France to become the leader in the SCCA series with 68 points.
BALLOONING—DONALD CAMERON of Scotland and MARK YARRY of New York City completed the first hot-air crossing of the Swiss and Italian Alps.
BASEBALL—TAIWAN won its third Little League World Series title in four years in Williamsport, Pa. by shutting out Hammond, Ind. 6-0. Including victories by teams from Japan in 1967-68, the Far East has taken five of the last six championships.
CHESS—BOBBY FISCHER of the U.S. maintained his three-point lead over Boris Spassky of the U.S.S.R. by playing the fourth, fifth and sixth consecutive draws of the world championship matches in Reykjavik, Iceland. Fischer led 11-8 after 19 games and needed only 1� points in the remaining five games to win.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS stopped Frank Beard 2 and 1 to win $40,000 and the U.S. Professional Match Play championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Lou Graham survived a three-hole sudden-death play-off to win the $100,000 Liggett & Myers Open in medal play on the same course (page 16).
HORSE RACING—SECRETARIAT ($2.60), Ron Turcotte up, closed out the season at Saratoga by winning the $86,550 Hopeful Stakes, defeating Flight to Glory by five lengths (page 44).
Cloudy Dawn ($3.80), the favorite, ridden by Bill Hartack, scored a 1�-length victors over View-poise in the $109,350 Arlington Park Handicap.
West Coast Scout ($5.40), with John Rotz aboard, led from wire to wire to outrun Autobiography by 4� lengths in capturing the $100,000 Hobson Handicap at Liberty Bell Park in Philadelphia.
Unbeaten LA PREVOYANTE ($2.80), ridden by John Le Blanc, won the $58,400 Spinaway by three lengths over Princess Doubleday, at Saratoga.