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CREW—JIM DIETZ of the New York Athletic Club rowed to victory in the championship single sculls at the 93rd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catherines, Ontario, beating Jim Ricksecker of the University of Wisconsin by an easy four lengths.
PRO FOOTBALL—WFL: Jim Kiick scored all but five of Memphis' points as the Southmen stalled the Jacksonville Express 27-26 before 25,166 Memphis fans. The former Miami Dolphin skipped over from the one with 41 seconds remaining for the win. The debut of black head coach Willie Wood was an auspicious one, the Philadelphia Bell holding off the Hawaiians 21-15. Only 2,732 paid in Philly to witness Calvin Hill of the Hawaiians make his WFL debut with 155 yards rushing. An estimated crowd of 29,000 in Birmingham saw the Vulcans blank Chigo 10-0. San Antonio beat Shreveport 19-3 on the strength of two Johnnie Walton bombs before a crowd of 10,400. Southern California quelled the Portland Thunder 21-15 before 14,362 in Anaheim.
GOLF—GENE LITTLER defeated Julius Boros on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the $250,000 Westchester Classic in Harrison, N.Y. Both men were tied at the end of regulation play with 17-under-par 271s. Littler, who shot a final-round six-under-par 66, collected $50,000 and donated $8,000, which he won for a hole in one, to the American Cancer Society in memory of Gary Sanders.
HARNESS RACING—SONGFLORI ($9), driven by Del Miller, beat Glasgow by a head to capture the $118,525 Dexter Cup, trotting the mile in 2:02 at Roosevelt Raceway in New York. Favorite Surefire Hanover finished fourth behind Fashion Blaze.
HORSE RACING—ANCIENT TITLE ($9), ridden by Sandy Hawley, outlasted Group Plan by a neck to win the 48th running of the $83,475 Whitney at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The 5-year-old gelding covered the 1? miles in 1:48[1/5].
Wajima ($3.40), Braulio Baeza aboard, took the lead a few strides from the finish to win the $100,000 Monmouth Invitational by a neck over Intrepid Hero at Oceanport, N.J. Wajima, purchased for $600,000 as a yearling two years ago, was timed in 1:49[3/5] for the 1? miles.
LACROSSE—NLL: League-leading Long Island lost to third-place Philadelphia 17-15, and second-place Montreal was defeated by Quebec 17-9 and Maryland 16-15 to tighten the standings. A mere eight points separated first from third. The Boston Bolts, tied with the Maryland Arrows two points behind the Philadelphia Wings, knocked off the Arrows 27-17, the Wings 25-13 and Quebec 19-12. Ivan Thompson of the Bolts bombarded the opposition with eight goals and 15 assists in the three games.