MOTOR SPORTS—MARK DONOHUE, at the wheel of a Porsche 917-30, shattered the world closed-course speed record by blazing around the 2.66-mile Alabama International Motor Speedway tri-oval in Talladega at 221.160 mph. The previous record of 217.854 mph was set by A. J. Foyt in a Coyote-Foyt at the same track last year.
SOCCER—NASL: Boston stopped the Hartford Bicentennials 3-0 to clinch a second-straight Northern Division title. Second-place Toronto joined Miami as wild-card representatives for the Eastern and Northern Divisions. The Portland Timbers won the Western title when the Seattle Sounders scored only one goal in their win over San Antonio, losing any chance at catching Portland. The Sounders clinched one of the two wild-card spots in the Western-Central Division region. The last wild-card went to the defending champion Los Angeles Aztecs, who edged out the Chicago Sting by one point. Miami's Steven David, who scored 23 goals and six assists, was named the league's Most Valuable Player. Rookie of the Year honors went to Midfielder-Forward Chris Bahr of Philadelphia, and St. Louis' John Sewell was selected Coach of the Year.
ASL: Rhode Island's Mohammed Attiah scored his 12th goal of the season as the Oceaneers defeated Connecticut 3-2 to stay atop the Northern Division by five points. Edner Bretton's two goals and an assist earned the New York Apollos a 3-3 tie with Boston. New York led the New Jersey Brewers by eight points in the East at week's end. Cleveland held a two-point edge over Cincinnati and Chicago in the Midwestern.
SWIMMING—Hometown hero ANDY COAN swam the 100-meter freestyle in a world-record 51.11 at an AAU regional meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His time was .01 faster than the record set by Jim Montgomery two months ago.
TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS crushed Ken Rose-wall 6-2, 6-2 in the finals of the $100,000 Volvo International in North Conway, N.H. (page 22).
Chris Evert took her fourth consecutive U.S. Clay Court championship—and won $10,000—handily defeating Dianne Fromholtz of Australia 6-3, 6-4 in Indianapolis.
TRACK & FIELD—East Germany's MARIANNE ADAM set a world record in the women's shotput with a heave of 70'10�" in East Berlin. The record of 70'9�" was held by Helena Fibingerova of Czechoslovakia.
VOLLEYBALL—IVA: Player-owner Wilt Chamberlain played his home debut, but was crossed by the Los Angeles Stars, who defeated his Southern California Bangers 12-2, 12-1, 12-9. Chamberlain made his presence known with 16 kills; the Stars' Jon Stanley countered with 26. The Stars pulled into a first-place tie with San Diego when they beat Santa Barbara 12-10, 12-6, 6-12, 12-10 for their 14th straight win. The Breakers attracted the league's biggest crowd, 5,759 at home, as they put away Santa Barbara 10-12, 12-6, 12-6, 12-3. El Paso-Juarez lost to the Bangers and San Diego.
Neither the U.S. men's nor women's amateur teams qualified for the Montreal Olympics, as Cuba defeated the U.S. in the regional qualifying rounds held in Los Angeles. The Cuban men won 15-5, 15-7, 15-6, and the Cuban women, 15-7, 15-8, 15-8.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: YOGI BERRA, 50, after 3� seasons as manager of the New York Mets. First-base Coach ROY McMILLAN, 46, was named interim manager.