BASKETBALL—The SOVIET UNION's women's team virtually clinched the first World Basketball Festival championship, downing Peru 106-40 in Lima.
BOWLING—RITA JUSTICE of Wilmington, Del. defeated Loa Boxberger of Russell, Kans. 237-227 to win the $25,000 Professional Women's Classic in Rockford, Ill. During the tournament Boxberger rolled the highest six-game series ever posted by a woman professional—1,478—including games of 279 and 277.
BRIDGE—ITALY, represented by what was essentially the famed old Blue Team, crushed the U.S. Aces by 128 points to win the Bermuda Bowl, its 11th win since the competition began in 1950.
HORSE RACING—Securing her second victory of the fillies' Triple Crown, WINDY'S DAUGHTER ($6.80), Eddie Belmonte up, won the $88,275 Mother Goose Stakes by a nose over Lady Love (page 75). She equaled the Belmont stakes record of 1:48[2/5] for the 1? mile.
Card Table ($13), ridden by Fernando Toro, took the $43,950 Princess Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park by 1� lengths over Deliverance.
LACROSSE—MARYLAND and JOHNS HOPKINS came out on top in NCAA semifinal play. The Terps eliminated Washington and Lee 18-7, as Ed Mullen, Pat O'Meally and Frank Urso scored three goals apiece. Urso and O'Meally also added two assists, while Doug Schreiber contributed two goals and two assists. Doug Radebaugh won 14 of 16 faceoffs and Maryland outshot the Generals 74-30 as 11 Terps scored. In Baltimore, Johns Hopkins downed Virginia 12-9 as Attackman Rick Kowalchuk tallied four goals and freshman Franz Wittelsberger added three. Jack Thomas made five assists for the Jays, who now meet Maryland for the title.
SAILING—BUSSING ANDERSEN of Denmark clinched the World Soling Class Yacht Championship off Quiberon, France, totaling 17.7 points for the seven-race series, 24.7 less than the second-place finisher, S. Jensen, also of Denmark.
SOCCER—LIVERPOOL of England, with a series score of 3-2, won the European Union Cup, despite a 2-0 loss to Borussia M�nchengladbach.
PRO TRACK & FIELD—BRIAN OLDFIELD registered a world indoor best in the shot with a put of 70'10�" at the Western Airlines Classic in Salt Lake City. MEL PENDER ran a world-record-equaling time of 5.8 in the 60-yard dash and LARRY JAMES won the 500 in 53.9, breaking the ITA record by two seconds. BARBARA FERRELL breezed to a 6.5 in the women's 60, shaving two-tenths of a second off the pro record.
TRACK & FIELD—FAINA MELNIK of Russia set a world record for the women's discus throw of 221'3" in Riga, U.S.S.R. Melnik's mark betters the old one, held by Argentina Menis of Rumania, by five inches.