PRO BASKETBALL—NBA sportswriters and broadcasters overwhelmingly chose NATE ARCHIBALD of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings to head the NBA All-Star starting five. Joining the 6'1" guard are JOHN HAVLICEK, Boston; SPENCER HAYWOOD, Seattle; KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, Milwaukee; and JERRY WEST, Los Angeles. The selection is West's fourth straight and the 10th of his career. The league's most valuable player, Boston's Dave Cowens, failed to make the first team.
BOATING—Sweden's STEFAN WENNESTROM outpointed G.A. Bakker of The Netherlands 8.7 to 10 to lead the Soling Class World Sailing championship after two heats off Quiberon, France.
BOWLING—DAVE SOUTAR of Kansas City, undefeated in seven four-game matches, won the ABC Masters Tournament and $5,420 in Syracuse, N.Y. Averaging 214 pins, he outrolled his nearest opponent, Dick Ritger, of Hartford, Wis., 849 to 718.
BOXING—Thailand's CHARTCHAI CHIONOI captured the vacant WBA flyweight championship when his fight with Fritz Chervet of Switzerland was stopped after the fourth round at Bangkok. The title has been open since Masao Ohba of Japan was killed in an auto accident earlier this year.
Antonio Cervantes of Colombia retained his WBA junior welterweight title with a fifth-round knockout of Panama's Alfonso Frazier.
GOLF—DAVE HILL won the Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic for the fourth time in seven years, shooting a 283 to win $35,000. Lee Trevino, who tied for second, picked up $16,187.50 to pass the $1 million mark in career earnings, only the fourth golfer to do so.
HARNESS RACING—VALIANT BRET ($3), the son of 1965 winner Bret Hanover, took the 18th Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway. Driven by Lucien Fontaine, he beat Bret Over Again (page 86), also sired by Bret Hanover, winning by three-quarters of a length.
HOCKEY—The CINCINNATI SWORDS captured the American Hockey League's Calder Cup four games to one with a 5-1 victory over the Nova Scotia Voyageurs.
HORSE RACING—SECRETARIAT ($2.60) won the second leg of the Triple Crown with a 2�-length victory over Sham in the Preakness (page 24).
LACROSSE—Favored MARYLAND routed Brown 16-4 in the opening round of NCAA tournament play as Bob Mitchell contributed four goals for the Terps. Second-ranked Johns Hopkins, with four goals from Doug Krohn, disposed of Army 11-5. In a minor upset, WASHINGTON AND LEE, on a last-gasp effort by Chip Tompkins, defeated Navy 13-12 with 16 seconds remaining in the second overtime. Defending champion VIRGINIA downed Hofstra 12-5 as the Cavaliers scored four goals in the first five minutes. Next Maryland meets Washington and Lee and Virginia faces Johns Hopkins.