COLLEGE BASKETBALL—The U.S. men touring China continued their winning ways with two more victories, 81-55 and 101-82. The women's team from John F. Kennedy College bounced back after three opening defeats with wins of 62-57 and 62-59 over the Chinese.
BOWLING—DON McCUNE gained his fourth PBA title this season, winning the $37,500 Fresno Open. Bobby Williams of Detroit finished in second place, 110 pins behind McCune. Four 300 games were rolled by the pros during the event.
CANOEING—WEST GERMANY dominated the world championships in Muotathal, Switzerland, earning eight gold medals, four silvers and five bronze. The U.S. placed fourth with two golds, one in the Canadian two mixed and one in the women's slalom, won by the team of Louise Holcombe, Carolyn Ashton and Candice Clark.
CHESS—American ROBERT BYRNE took a third place in the Interzonal tournament in Leningrad, behind ANATOLY KARPOV and VIKTOR KORCHNOI of the Soviet Union. The three will meet Boris Spassky and Tigran Petrosian and the three winners from another Interzonal match, scheduled for later this year in Brazil, to determine who will challenge Bobby Fischer in 1975.
Two-time national high school champ LARRY CHRISTIANSEN, 16, of Riverside, Calif., captured the U.S. Junior Chess Championship in San Francisco. Mark Diesen, 16, of Potomac, Md., was runner-up.
FENCING—Undefeated in five matches in the round-robin tournament. ED BALLINGER of New York took the national foil championship in Tucson. Second place went to Bruce Lyons of Washington.
GOLF—BILLY CASPER broke a dismal losing streak with a one-stroke victory in the $175,000 Western Open in Chicago. It was Casper's 49th PGA win but his first tournament success since the fall of 1971. He carded a two-under-par 69, beating Larry Hinson and Hale Irwin who finished tied at 273. Australian Bruce Crampton, who led the tournament going into the final round, closed with a lackluster 73, but his check for $7,233 made him one of pro golf's five official millionaires. He joins Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Casper and Lee Trevino.
Tour veteran MARY MILLS spoiled Laura Baugh's debut as a professional by shooting a three-under-par 70 final round to win the $30,000 Lady Tara Open in Atlanta. Baugh led for most of the way but lost by a stroke. Sandra Haynie, Judy Rankin and Sharon Miller tied Baugh for second.
Australian GRAHAM MARSH won the Sunbeam Electric Scottish Open with a 286, six strokes better than Peter Oosterhuis. The victory, at St. Andrews, was Marsh's first British triumph.
HARNESS RACING—Stanley Dancer drove SMOG ($4.40), a 3-year-old Meadow Skipper colt, to a one-length victory in 1:59[4/5] over Hasty Ed in the final of the $50,300 Can-Am Pacing Series at Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio.