Bobby Allison drove his 1973 Chevrolet to victory in the first Cumberland 200, in Fayetteville, N.C. Averaging 85.816 mph, he finished nine seconds ahead of Cale Yarborough, in a Mercury.
SWIMMING—Season's bests were posted at the 15th Los Angeles Invitational in Mission Viejo by RICK DeMONT and three others. DeMont covered the 400-meter freestyle in 4:02.91. USC's STEVE FURNISS swam the 200-meter individual medley in 2:08.78, while SHIRLEY BABASHOFF was clocked in 2:05.23 for the women's 200-meter freestyle. Ecuador's JORGE DELGADO won the 200 butterfly with the best time this year, 2:04.38.
In Brisbane, 15-year-old STEPHEN HOLLAND set world records in the 1,500 and 800 meters in the same race. He knocked 14.7 seconds off Mike Burton's 1,500 mark with a 15:37.8 and bettered the 800 record by 6.2 with an 8:17.6.
TENNIS—Crying infants in the crowd broke Betty Stove's concentration and BILLIE JEAN KING won 6-4, 6-2 to walk off with the $7,000 first prize in the Denver Pro tournament.
TRACK & FIELD—Penn's FRED SAMARA amassed 7,623 points to win the decathlon competition of the World University Games trials at State College, Pa. Roger George of Fresno State was second with 7,279.
In Dakar, Senegal, the U.S. men and women triumphed in the third African-American games. The men's team, sparked by sprinter STEVE WILLIAMS' three gold medals, won 111-101. JACKIE THOMPSON, also with three sprint medals, paced the women to their 90—49 victory.
WRESTLING—The U.S.S.R. captured team honors in the Greco-Roman competition of the Junior World Championships, in Miami Beach. The Russians won four of 10 events to amass 48 points, finishing seven ahead of Bulgaria. No U.S. wrestler came in better than fourth in any event.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the Ice Skating Hall of Fame, CAROL HEISS JENKINS, 33, Olympic figure-skating champion in 1960 and world champ from 1956 to 1960.
FIRED: Atlanta Hawks General Manager RICHIE GUERIN, 41, replaced by Chicago Bulls' General Manager PAT WILLIAMS, 33.
PURCHASED: By the ABA New York Nets, JULIUS ERVING, All-Star forward of the Virginia Squires, in an estimated $4 million deal.