BASEBALL—Tainan City of TAIWAN won its third consecutive Little League World Series with a 12-0 rout of Tucson. Huang Ching-Huy struck out 16 for his team's third straight no-hitter.
BOWLING—MARTY PIRAINO, who only bowls with the tour during the summer, missed a perfect game by one pin, but his 299 was good for the $6,000 first prize in the Columbia Open in Waukegan, Ill. His nearest challenger was top-seeded Jay Robinson of Santa Susana, Calif. with a 195.
PRO FOOTBALL—Houston upset Dallas 27-24 as Oiler Quarterback Dan Pastorini threw three scoring passes, the third to Running Back Fred Willis with 1:12 left in the game, thus halting a 13-game losing streak. Skip Butler accounted for six more Houston points with field goals of 25 and 42 yards. Using their starting backfield for the first time this season, the Miami Dolphins beat Los Angeles 17-14. Bob Griese connected on his first seven passes for 135 yards while Mercury Morris and Marlin Briscoe scored the two Dolphin touchdowns. The Rams' David Ray missed four field-goal attempts. Garo Yepremian sympathized, "Everybody has days like that," then added, "but I hope I don't have one for the next five or six years." Cincinnati survived 11 penalties for 135 yards, kept the ball on the ground and defeated Detroit 17-10. The Bengals ran for 181 of their 321-yard total offense, yielding the ball for only 1:35 of the final quarter. With 14 seconds left, the Jets tried to break a 10-10 tie with a 43-yard field goal. The snap was high, St. Louis recovered and Jim Bakken booted a 54-yard field goal with one second remaining. Joe Namath completed eight of 11 for 101 yards and one TD. Cleveland won its second preseason game 20-17 over Atlanta and New England dropped New Orleans 31-6. The Saints could do nothing right as Quarterback Bobby Scott threw five interceptions and the host club had to wait for three Patriot scores before getting its initial first down. Minnesota beat Oakland 34-10, San Diego topped Philadelphia 24-17 when John Sykes scored from the four with 32 seconds left and Washington registered a 20-3 win over Baltimore. The New York Giants bagged their fourth win, a 29-24 defeat of Pittsburgh. Thanks to Spider Lockhart and rookie Linebacker Brian Kelley, it was a bad day for Terry Bradshaw. In a 20-point Giant second quarter, the pair intercepted Bradshaw passes and ran 42 and 39 yards for touchdowns. Pete Gogolak was no slouch either with five successful field goals for New York. Bobby Douglass' 43-yard TD pass to Craig Cotton and two Mac Percival field goals accounted for Chicago's 13-10 win over Buffalo. The frustrated Bills, now 0-4, found release in a brawl at the final gun. San Francisco defeated Denver 43-7 and in the final game of the week Green Bay beat Kansas City 21-16, as MacArthur Lane scored one touchdown and passed for another.
GOLF—In a PGA "doubleheader" in Raleigh, N.C., JOHN SCHROEDER finished 2-up on DeWitt Weaver for the U.S. professional match play title after each had scored upsets earlier in the day, Schroeder beating Lee Trevino, Weaver edging Tom Weiskopf. Bert Greene won the $100,000 L&M Open over Miller Barber on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff. The pair was tied at a six-under-par 278 at the end of regulation play.
HARNESS RACING—In the $150,000 Roosevelt International Trot (page 54) DELMONICA HANOVER ($22.20) edged Spartan Hanover by a nose. The 4-year-old filly was driven by John Chapman. Favored Une de Mai finished third.
Armbro Nadir ($28.70), driven by Nelson White, won the $85,000 Prix d'Ete for 3-year-old pacers at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal in 1:56[1/5], equaling the world record for a ?-mile track. The Airliner colt finished 1� lengths ahead of Rob Ron Ritzar, while favored Ricci Reenie Time, winner of the Adios, was third.
Another Hanover, BOYDEN, won the 47th Fox Stake in Indianapolis, taking first place in the first heat and second in the next. George Sholty drove the winner. ROMANLINE, who won the second heat, turned in the fastest time for a 2-year-old pacer this year, 1:59 for the mile.
HORSE RACING—GUSTY O'SHAY ($21.20) scored his first stakes victory in the $84,000 Hopeful at Saratoga. Ridden by Robert Kotenko, he beat Take By Storm by 1� lengths (page 62).
MOTOR SPORTS—BUDDY BAKER drove his Dodge to victory in the Nashville 420, collecting $5,250 and his second Grand National circuit win this season. He finished five laps ahead of Richard Petty, in a Dodge.
SHOOTING—ARMY beat the Marines by one point to capture the final match of the national high-power rifle championships at Camp Perry, Ohio. The winners scored 2,824 of a possible 3,000 and were paced by Sergeant Arpail Gapol of Fort Ord, with 476 points.