BASEBALL—TAIWAN, the Far East representative, won its fourth consecutive Little League World Championship, defeating Red Bluff, Calif. 12-1 in the final game, at Williamsport, Pa. (page 40).
BICYCLING—Belgium's EDDY MERCKX won the 164-mile individual professional road race at the world championships in Montreal (page 20).
BOATING—Courageous took a 4-1 lead over Intrepid after sweeping three races last week in the America's Cup defender trials off Newport. In the Challenge Trials, Australia's Southern Cross leads France 2-0 in their best-of-seven series.
Billy Martin of Clark, N.J. set a course record of 78.5 mph in his 40-foot Cigarette Bounty Hunter to win the Hennessy California Cup offshore powerboat race at Marina Del Rey. With only one race remaining, Art Norris clinched this year's U.S. inboard offshore title with a third-place finish in Slapshot, a 36-foot Cigarette.
Vann Wilson of San Anselmo, Calif. became the North American men's sailing champion by winning the eight-race Mallory Cup series in Seattle.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: Exhibition season attendance was up in the stadiums because attendance was nearly perfect at camp. A capacity crowd of 54,077 was on hand in Oakland as Philadelphia topped the Raiders 25-14, and 71,824 fans cheered the Rams as they dumped Miami 31-13. Apparently the Dolphins were still tired from their 21-9 romp over Minnesota earlier in the week. A healthy Joe Namath passed for 122 yards and a touchdown as the Jets defeated St. Louis 20-7. Kansas City beat San Francisco 26-7, with Len Dawson completing 10 of 15 for 185 yards, and Washington nipped Cleveland 20-17 for its first preseason win (page 18). Elsewhere, Pittsburgh stopped the Giants 17-7, New Orleans topped Dallas 16-7, Minnesota defeated Buffalo 32-13, New England beat San Diego 23-14 and the Broncos outscored Green Bay 31-21.
WFL: Posting their fifth straight win. New York humbled the Houston Texans 43-10 as Running Back Bob Gladieux scored four touchdowns. Birmingham kept its unbeaten record intact with a 15-14 victory over Jacksonville. Memphis Quarterback John Huarte passed for four touchdowns in the Southmen's 60-8 rout of the Hawaiians, while Southern California, the only Western Division team with a winning record, topped Philadelphia 31-28 and Florida defeated Portland 11-7. A 90-yard kickoff return by Walter Rhone was one of four second-quarter touchdowns that sparked the Chicago Fire to a 35-23 victory over the Detroit Wheels.
GOLF—Posting a tournament-record 19-under-par 269 for 72 holes, JOHNNY MILLER won the $250,000 Westchester Classic by a two-stroke margin over Don Bies. The victory, Miller's sixth on the tour this year, was worth $50,000.
Sandra Haynie fired a final-round 71 for a total of 213 to win the $35,000 National Jewish Hospital Open at Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden, Colo. JoAnne Carner and Joyce Kazmierski were tied for second at 214.
HARNESS RACING—ALERT BRET, Glenn Garnsey at the reins, paced the mile in 1:59[3/5] to win the final of the $100,000 Fox Stake for 2-year-olds at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.