BOATING—The 62-foot sloop RAGTIME edged defending champion Windward Passage to win the 27th Transpacific Yacht Race by the closest margin in the history of the event. Ragtime crossed the finish line at Diamond Head, Hawaii less than five minutes ahead of Windward Passage.
BOWLING—BARRY ASHER of Costa Mesa, Calif. rolled five strikes in his last four frames to win the $5,000 first prize in the Home Box Open. He edged Dennis Swayda of Phoenix 237-232.
BOXING—ESTEBAN DeJESUS, lightweight from Puerto Rico, battered out a unanimous 12-round decision over Ray Lampkin of Portland, Ore. in New York's Felt Forum (page 61).
FENCING—The world championships ended in G�teborg, Sweden as the SOVIET UNION finished on top with 71 points. HUNGARY captured the men's saber title over the U.S.S.R., but later bowed to WEST GERMANY in the men's �p�e division. ROLF EDLING of Sweden defeated Olympic champion CSABA FENYVESY of Hungary for the men's individual foils title and Russia's VALENTINA NIKOLOVA won the women's foil event.
GOLF—TOM WEISKOPF shot a final-round 70 to beat Johnny Miller and Neil Coles by three strokes and win the British Open (page 18).
With the stars of the PGA tour in Troon, DEANE BEMAN won the $125,000 Robinson-Shrine Open in Robinson, Ill. with a final-round 67 for a 271. Bob Dickson and Bunky Henry tied for second, one stroke behind.
Shooting a three-under-par 70, CAROLE JO SKALA of Shingle Springs, Calif. won the $30,000 LPGA George Washington Classic in Horsham, Pa. by two strokes. Kathy McMullen finished second.
Stan Stopa of New Orleans carded a one-over-par 72 to win the 48th U.S. Public Links Tournament in Flanders, N.J. He beat Phil Reichel of Bloomington, Minn. and Gary Hitch of Santa Barbara, Calif. by one stroke.
HARNESS RACING—Vernon Dancer drove SMOG ($12.60) to victory in the $100,000 Cane Pace at Yonkers (page 64).
HORSE RACING—Laffitt Pincay Jr. rode SPECIAL GODDESS ($8.60) past 8-to-5 favorite Calaki to win the $101,875 Hollywood Lassie Stakes at Hollywood Park by a length.