AAU BASKETBALL—The U.S. and Russia continued their physical series, the Americans winning two games, 83-67 and 83-75, and the Russians taking one, 78-76, for a 3-1 U.S. lead (page 28).
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: The Knicks led the series 2-1 at the end of the week, following a 115-112 loss in Los Angeles with two victories, 99-95 on the Coast and 87-83 at Madison Square Garden (page 78).
ABA: Indiana and Kentucky maintained a balance with one more win apiece, Kentucky taking the first game 92-88 and Indiana the second 90-86 for a 2-2 series tie (page 78).
BOWLING—MILLIE MARTORELLA of Rochester, N.Y. outrolled a field of 124 women to gain the $4,000 first prize in the $30,000 U.S. Women's Open in Garden City, N.Y. (page 87).
CYCLING—DENMARK collected nine gold medals, two silver and one bronze in the U.S. Grand Prix in Encino, Calif. (page 72).
GOLF—BRUCE CRAMPTON, in his third victory of the season, shot an 11-under-par 277, beating Dave Stockton by one stroke, to win the $205,000 Houston Open. The $41,000 first prize made Crampton the season's leading money winner with $153,678 and moved him into fifth place on the alltime list with $945,121.
HARNESS RACING—Herve Filion drove KEYSTONE PEBBLE ($7.40) to a three-length victory over Hilarious Way in the $90,000 Realization Pace for 4-year-olds at New York's Roosevelt Raceway.
HOCKEY—NHL: Montreal led Chicago 3-1 in the final round of the Stanley Cup playoff's. The Canadiens took the second game in Montreal 4-1 and the fourth game at Chicago Stadium 4-0, while the Black Hawks saved face with a 7-4 win in the third.
WHA: The New England Whalers took possession of the Avco World Trophy by defeating Winnipeg 4-1 in the first World Hockey Association championship. The New Englanders, 46-30-2 in the regular season, were too much for the Jets even with Winnipeg player-coach Bobby Hull. Earlier in the week Hull bemoaned a 4-2 loss to the Whalers, saying, "We let up. I've told them a hundred times we can't let up against that team. They have too much power." That power was often the come-from-behind type, which the Whalers did seven times in 12 playoff games. Leading the series 1-0, New England started the week with a 7-4 home win as John French scored two of his team's five third-period goals and Whaler Goalie Al Smith made 32 saves. Next night, paced by Hull, the Jets offered some competition, squeezing by 4-3. New England had bounced back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game, but Hull sneaked a goal past Smith with 64 seconds left to play in the final period. Back in Boston the Whalers regained their form for the 4-2 win, with Mike Byers contributing two goals. Putting on the lid in Boston on Sunday, the Whalers received outstanding performances from Larry Pleau, who scored a hat trick, and Tommy Webster, who knocked in two more, his 11th and 12th of the playoffs, for a 9-6 final.
HORSE RACING—SECRETARIAT ($5) won the $198,800 Kentucky Derby in record time (1:59[2/5]) by 2� lengths over Sham (page 20).