COLLEGE BASEBALL—The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, behind Richard Wortham's four-hit pitching, defeated South Carolina 5-1 for the Longhorns' third College World Series title, in Omaha.
GOLF—CAROL MANN won her 35th LPGA title, the $50,000 Medina ( Ohio) Open, by two strokes over Judy Rankin at Weymouth Valley Country Club. On a blustery day, Mann shot a final-round two-over-par 74 for a 217 total and earned $7,000.
Nancy Syms of Colorado Springs, Colo. defeated Scotland's 17-year-old Suzanne Cadden 3 and 2 for the British Women's Amateur title, at St. Andrews, Scotland.
HARNESS RACING—HANDLE WITH CARE ($10.40), Billy Haughton at the reins, won the $100,000 Yonkers ( N.Y.) International Pace by two lengths over Smashing Don, covering the 1� miles in 2:30[1/5]. New Zealand's highly regarded Young Quinn was fifth.
HORSE RACING—Four-year-old STONEWALK ($12.40), ridden by Ron Turcotte, beat Group Plan by three-quarters of a length to win the $100,000 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs. The winning time for the 1? miles was 1:48[3/5] as favorite Gold and Myrrh finished seventh.
MOTOR SPORTS—Belgium's JACKY ICKX and Great Britain's DEREK BELL drove their Gulf-Ford to victory in the annual Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, averaging 119 mph.
SOCCER—NASL: Rochester booted its way to the top of the Northern Division by beating New York 3-2 and Boston 4-1. Eight points behind the Lancers was Toronto, which bowed to Baltimore 1-0, then turned the score around to defeat Hartford 1-0. Tampa Bay and Miami continued to seesaw between first and second in the Eastern. Miami shut out the Rowdies 2-0 to take over first, but Tampa Bay then beat Philadelphia 2-1 to reassume the lead. In the Western, the Seattle Sounders held sole claim to the top by slipping past Denver 2-1 in overtime. Pepe Fernandez scored the Sounders' winning goal before 16,737. Vancouver, seven points back, beat Los Angeles 1-0 in overtime, while San Jose ended Portland's four-game win streak with a 2-1 defeat of the Timbers. Ilija Mitic of the Earthquakes tallied both goals to bring his total to five in the last four games. Central pacesetter St. Louis beat Chicago 1-0 in overtime while San Antonio fired Alex Perolli and then beat Dallas 2-1 under new Coach Don Batie to halt an eight-game skid. Pel� made an auspicious debut with the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against the Dallas Tornado (page 18).
ASL: Rhode Island saw its two-year unbeaten streak end at 24 as New Jersey sank the Oceaneers 2-0 in Newark. Louis Trupodi of the Brewers managed the feat with a goal and assist. Nonetheless, the Oceaneers clung to a one-point advantage over second-place Connecticut in the Northern Division. The Yankees and Boston tied 2-2. In the Midwestern, Cleveland and the Brewers played to a 3-3 standoff and Cincinnati had the dubious honor of allowing Pittsburgh its first victory in eight games, 2-1. Eastern leader New York remained the only unbeaten club, taking Chicago 2-0 and knotting Rhode Island 1-1.
SWIMMING—KORNELIA ENDER of East Germany set a world record in the women's 100-meter butterfly at 1:01.33, in Wittenberg. The previous mark of 1:01.88 was held by compatriot Rosemarie Kother. At the same meet East German ULRIKE TAUBER bettered her own world standard in the 200-meter individual medley with a 2:18.83.
TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT maintained her dominance of Martina Navratilova, defeating the Czech star 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 to take the French Open title in Paris. In the men's finals BJORN BORG of Sweden beat Argentinian Guillermo Vilas 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.