BOWLING—Twenty-four-year-old PALMER FALLGREN, who had never finished higher than third in six years on the PBA tour, beat top-seeded Gary Dickinson 215-161 for the $5,000 first prize in the $50,000 San Jose ( Calif.) Open.
BOXING—World Heavyweight Champion MUHAMMAD ALI scored a unanimous 15-round decision over Great Britain's Joe Bugner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (page 18).
WBA light heavyweight titleholder VICTOR GALINDEZ of Argentina defeated fellow countryman Jorge Ahumada and retained his crown with a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden. On the same card, WBA middleweight champion CARLOS MONZON, also an Argentinian, retained his title with a 10th-round TKO of Tony Licata.
Puerto Rican challenger ALFREDO ESCALERA scored a second-round KO of Japan's Kuniaki Shibata to gain the WBC junior lightweight title in Mito, Japan.
CREW—The LEANDER and THAMES TRADESMEN club of England won the Henley Royal Regatta Grand Challenge Cup for heavyweight eights, defeating Harvard University by two lengths on the Thames. The British rowers covered the one-mile, 550-yard course in 6:16. In the schoolboy eights, RIDLEY COLLEGE of Canada defeated St. Paul's School of Concord, N.H. by a length in 6:32, shaving two seconds off the previous mark. The single sculls title went to SEAN DREA of Ireland, who beat Jim Dietz of the New York Athletic Club by 2? lengths in 7:56.
FIELD HOCKEY—The U.S. tied Canada 2-2 in Philadelphia, in a warm-up for the first women's world championships to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland next month.
GOLF—Fifty-one-year-old ART WALL won his first PGA event since 1966 by posting a final-round two-under-par 70 for a 17-under 271 total, to take the $130,000 Greater Milwaukee Open by a stroke over Gary McCord. The 1959 Masters champion earned $26,000 for his victory.
Susie McAllister carded a final-round 70 for a four-under-par 212 total to beat Jan Ferraris by a stroke and win $5,700 in the $40,000 Wheeling (W. Va.) LPGA Classic.
Hale Irwin won the lightning-and-rain-delayed $200,000 Western Open in Oak Brook, Ill. with a one-under-par 283, one stroke better than Bobby Cole.
HORSE RACING—FOOLISH PLEASURE ($3.80) won the $350,000 mile-and-a-quarter match race at Belmont Park when Ruffian broke down after three-eighths of a mile. Ruffian was later destroyed (page 16).