BICYCLING—ANTON TKAC of Czechoslovakia won the men's amateur sprint event at the world championships in Montreal. Russian TAMARA PILTSIKOVU outpedaled American Sue Novarra to win the women's amateur sprint final and HANS LUTZ of West Germany took the men's amateur individual pursuit competition.
BOATING—Intrepid and Courageous, the leading contenders to defend the America's Cup, split a pair of races in the final trials on Rhode Island Sound off Newport (page 62).
Henry Sprague III of Newport Beach, Calif. became the first American to win the Finn Gold Cup, sweeping the world championship series off Long Beach, Calif.
DIVING—KEITH RUSSELL of Mesa, Ariz. became the only double winner at the AAU national outdoor championships in Decatur, Ala. by taking the 10-meter platform event with 546.84 points and the three-meter springboard over defending champion Lieut. Phil Boggs (625.05-571.20). TIM MOORE of Columbus, Ohio won the one-meter springboard with a score of 555.36. CYNTHIA POTTER of Houston compiled 491.34 points to win the women's one-meter, but was edged out 522.99 to 522.69 in the three-meter by CHRISTINE LOOCK of Fort Worth, Texas. TERRI YORK of Vancouver, B.C. took the 10-meter platform with 362.19 points.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: All players were welcomed to training camps last week—with a few exceptions. Houston Coach Sid Gillman turned away returning strikers at the gate, a decision he may have regretted after Dallas, with Roger Staubach back in action, beat the Oilers 19-13. Pittsburgh overran Chicago 50-21 and Oakland turned back Detroit 41-10. Cleveland slipped by San Francisco 21-20 while Cincinnati topped Atlanta in overtime 13-7. The Giants defeated the Jets 21-13 in their annual Yale Bowl face-off. Los Angeles pummeled Kansas City 58-16, Green Bay won 20-10 over Chicago and Baltimore overpowered Cleveland 37-3. In other preseason action, Denver stopped the 49ers 10-3, Buffalo nipped Washington 16-15 and New England beat the Saints 7-3; St. Louis defeated San Diego 48-14, the Bills took the Chiefs 35-21 and the Steelers dropped the Eagles 33-30 in overtime.
WFL: Chicago Running Back Cyril Pinder rushed for 151 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns against Philadelphia as the Fire alarmed the Bell 32-29 for its fifth win of the season. Birmingham made it six straight, topping the Hawaiians 39-0, while Memphis handed Detroit its sixth loss 37-7. New York calmed the winless Portland Storm 38-16, Florida defeated Jacksonville 33-26 and the Southern California Sun burned the Houston Texans 18-7.
GOLF—DAVE STOCKTON fired a two-under-par 69 to finish at 268 for 72 holes and win the $40,000 first-place share in the $200,000 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open at the Wethersfield Country Club. Ray Floyd was second, four strokes behind.
Cynthia Hill of Colorado Springs unseated defending champion Carol Semple 5 and 4 in the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur championship at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle (page 48).
Shooting a final-round 74, JOANNE CARNER took the $5,000 first prize in the $35,000 LPGA St. Paul Open at the Keller Golf Course. She had a 54-hole total of 212, seven under par and four strokes ahead of second-place Laura Baugh.
HARNESS RACING—BOYDEN HANOVER, Billy Herman driving, paced the mile at 2:00[2/5] at Yonkers to score a half-length victory over Bret's Star in the final of the $121,822 Cane Pace, first leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old pacers (page 61).