Sweden's BJORN BORG successfully defended his U.S. Pro title with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Guillermo Vilas of Argentina at Chestnut Hill, Mass. Borg picked up $16,000 for the win.
Chris Evert smashed Virginia Wade 6-0, 6-1 for the singles title in the $75,000 Medi-Quik tournament in Harrison, N.Y., Evert's 75th straight claycourt victory. She won $14,000.
TRACK & FIELD—BRENDAN FOSTER of England ran the fastest 10,000 meters this year—27:45.3—at the Crystal Palace in London. Frank Shorter finished second in 27:45.91, the second-best clocking ever by an American. New Zealand's JOHN WALKER, the world-record holder in the mile, won his specialty in 3:53.62. Mike Boit of Kenya posted his best time ever in the event, to take second in 3.54.9, Rod Dixon of New Zealand was third in 3:55.3, and Marty Liquori of the U.S. came in fourth in 3:55.52.
World-record holder DWIGHT STONES cleared 7'5�" in the high jump to win the event at an international meet in Stuttgart, West Germany. He beat his closest competitor, Walter Boiler of West Germany, by 4� inches.
The Bulgarian national team of NIKOLINA SHTEREVA, LILYANA TOMOVA, ROSITA PE-KHLIVANOVA and SVETLAZLATEVA bettered its own world record in the women's 4 X 800-meter relay by 3.4 seconds, being clocked in 8:05.2 in Sofia.
The day after his London mile, JOHN WALKER went to G�teborg, Sweden where he won the rarely contested 2,000-meter run in 4:56.8, failing to break the world record by .6 of a second. Michel Jazy of France, now retired, set the record nine years ago.
MILEPOSTS—INDUCTED: Into the Hockey Hall of Fame, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, high-scoring Toronto Maple Leaf rightwinger (1949-70); IRVINE (Ace) BAILEY, Leaf forward (1926-34); FRANK BUCKLAND, honored for his involvement in Canadian amateur hockey; GORDON DRILLON, Leaf forward who led the NHL in goals and points in 1937-38; GLENN H. HALL, NHL goalie for 18 seasons and 11 times an All-Star; WILLIAM M. JENNINGS, advocate and architect of NHL expansion; and PIERRE PILOTE, eight-time All-Star as a defenseman for Chicago (1955-68).
SOLD: The bankrupt ABA Memphis Sounds, to a group of Baltimore investors who will move the club to that city where it will be called the Hustlers. Purchase price was estimated at $1.5 million.
SOLD: The NHL Boston Bruins and Boston Garden by the Storer Broadcasting Corp. to Sport-systems, a Buffalo corporation, for an estimated $10 million.
TRADED: Veteran Guard DAVE BING, 31, from the Detroit Pistons to the Washington Bullets for 25-year-old Guard KEVIN PORTER. The Pistons also gave the Bullets their top draft choice in 1977. Bing, a two-time NBA All-Star in his nine seasons, was the team's alltime leading scorer, with 15,235 points, for a club-record average of 22.6 per game. Porter led the NBA in assists and had 152 steals last season.