BOATING—World Champion CARLO BONOMI of Turin, Italy won the Bahamas 500 offshore powerboat race in his 36-foot Cigarette, Dry Martini.
Defending national champion PRIDE OF PAY 'N PAK, piloted by George Henley, took the 43rd President's Cup Regatta for unlimited hydroplanes on the Potomac River despite a third place finish in the final heat. Atlas Van Lines, Bill Muncey driving, came in second.
COLLEGE BASEBALL—THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA at Irvine won its second straight NCAA Division II championship by blasting the University of New Orleans 14-1 in Springfield, Ill. Irvine First Baseman Jeff Malinoff, drafted by the California Angels, took the MVP award.
Lewis University of Lockport, Ill. took the NAIA tournament at St. Joseph, Mo., edging Sam Houston State 3-2.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL—The champion of the Big Eight Conference will automatically qualify for the Orange Bowl for four years beginning with the 1976 game, according to an agreement signed by the conference and the Orange Bowl Committee. Committee representatives will choose a team in the event of a tie, and remaining teams will be allowed to accept invitations to other postseason games.
GOLF—TREVOR HOMER of England saved the honor of the home country as he won the British Amateur championship at Muirfield, Scotland, by holding off Jim Gabrielsen of Atlanta 2-up. Homer also won the event in 1972.
Hubert Green earned his third victory of the season in the $150,000 IVB- Philadelphia Golf Classic at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club with a 17-under-par 271, surviving a final-round double-bogey six on the 8th hole. Hale Irwin finished second, four strokes back.
Joanne Carner collected a $20,000 share of the $100,000 pot at the LPGA Desert Inn Classic in Las Vegas, coming in at 284, eight under par and one shot ahead of Carole Jo Skala.
HORSE RACING—LITTLE CURRENT ($5) exploded down the stretch to take the 106th running of the Belmont Stakes by seven lengths over Jolly Johu and Cannonade (page 14).
After unseating Jockey Brian Taylor before the start of the $317,220 English Derby at Epsom Downs, 50-to-1 longshot SNOW KNIGHT led for most of the 1� miles, becoming only the second British-bred Derby winner in a dozen years. The chestnut colt finished two lengths ahead of 20-to-1 Imperial Prince, while favored Nonoalco of France was seventh.