SWIMMING & DIVING—Three world records fell at the AAU national long-course swimming and diving championships in Louisville. JO HARSHBARGER of Bellevue, Wash. broke Shane Gould's 1,500-meter freestyle record with a 16:54.146, and KEENA ROTHHAMER of Santa Clara, Calif. established a new 400 freestyle mark with a 4:18.07. JOHN HENCKEN, a Stanford sophomore, bettered the 200 breaststroke record with a 2:20.523. CYNTHIA POTTER, who injured her back in competition in Minsk last March, was fit enough to grab the women's one-meter diving event but lost the three meter to CARRIE IRISH of Columbus, Ohio. Irish's teammate DEBORAH KEPLAR took the 10-meter women's platform. In men's diving MIKE FINNERAN won the one meter, PHIL BOGGS the three and TIM MOORE the platform. SANTA CLARA took women's team honors with 540 points to Huntington Beach's 208. The Bloomington ( Ind.) GATORADE SWIM CLUB upset Santa Clara for the men's title, but the victory was protested on the ground that one Bloomington swimmer was not properly accredited.
TENNIS—Australia's COLIN DIBLEY downed Vijay Amritraj 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 for the men's singles championship of the $30,000 Eastern Open in South Orange, N.J. FIORELIA BONICELLI of Uruguay defeated Lesley Bowrey, Texan, nee Australian, 6-4, 7-5. Earlier in the week 45-year-old Pancho Gonzales reminded fans what a giant he was, beating Wimbledon semifinalist Alex Mayer, but settled back to do television commentary after Amritraj knocked him out in the semifinals.
Evonne Goolagong took her second straight Canadian Open, beating Helga Masthoff of West Germany 7-6, 6-4. TOM OKKER defeated Manuel Orantes 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 for the men's singles title in the $100,000 event in Toronto.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES—The best and brightest in Moscow was the U.S. basketball squad, seeking and getting some solace for the American Olympic loss in Munich. Paced by 6'4" North Carolina State sophomore DAVID THOMPSON, who scored 13 straight points in the first half, the U.S. defeated the Soviet Union 75-67. The U.S. women, however, lost to the U.S.S.R. 82-44 in their championship game. The host country, as predicted, was the big medal winner with 68 gold, 36 silver and 31 bronze. America was second with 19 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze. All but three of the U.S. golds were won by swimmers. Jack Tingley of Louisville triumphed in the 400-meter freestyle and in the 1,500 in a Games record 16:02.2.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, RED KELLY, 46, a former defenseman and forward with the Leafs and Detroit. He has coached the Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins since 1967.
PENALIZED: By the Southland Conference, SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA, recipient of NCAA punishment three weeks ago, for recruiting violations. The school was placed on indefinite probation and stripped of track and basketball honors earned the past two seasons.