Bobby Allison edged Richard Petty by 1.5 seconds to win the Wilkes 400 in North Wilkesboro, N.C. Driving a Chevrolet, Allison averaged 95.198 mph.
PENTATHLON—East Germany's BURGLINDE POLLAK broke her own world record as she totaled 4,932 points in the women's pentathlon at the Europe Cup meet in Bonn, bettering her two-month-old mark by 101 points.
TENNIS—BILLIE JEAN KING disposed of Bobby Riggs and sundry related questions 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in the Houston Astrodome (page 30).
Meanwhile, Australian star EVONNE GOOLAGONG signed with the Pittsburgh Triangles of the World Team Tennis league, joining King and countryman John Newcombe.
Jimmy Connors bested Tom Okker 7-5, 7-6 for the $75,000 Pacific Southwest Open in Los Angeles. In the quarterfinals Connors had upset the No. 1 seed Stan Smith.
WEIGHT LIFTING—Bulgarian ATANAS KIROV lifted a world-record 567.1 pounds in the bantamweight division in the world championship in Havana. He had 324.1 pounds in the clean and jerk and 243 in the snatch.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: One day before his Mets moved into first place in the National League East, the retirement of WILLIE MAYS, 42, at the end of the 1973 season. Benched with rib injuries two weeks ago, he stated, "This is it," but added he hoped still to make "some contribution" to New York's pennant race. This season he hit .211 with six home runs—giving him a career total of 660, third highest in baseball history.
AWARDED: To Indianapolis, a World Hockey Association franchise for the 1974-75 season, for a reported $2 million. The team will be owned by a subsidiary of Indiana Professional Sports Inc., owners of the ABA Indiana Pacers.
FIRED: As general manager of the NBA Philadelphia 76ers, DON DEJARDIN, 37, after three years and an 86-160 record, including last season's 9-73 and a record-breaking 20-game losing streak.
NAMED: As head coach of the University of Oklahoma basketball team, Kansas State assistant JOE RAMSEY, 30.