BOWLING—In the third roll-off in the 16-year history of the PBA, EARL ANTHONY of Tacoma, Wash, defeated Matt Surina by striking out in the extra two frames to win the Waukegan (Ill.) Open. The two had tied with scores of 257 at the end of regulation play. Anthony earned $5,000 for first place.
CYCLING—TRIJNTJE FOPMA of The Netherlands won the gold medal in the women's amateur road-race world championships in Mettet, Belgium. Defending titlist Genevieve Gambillen of France was second; Sue Novara of the U.S. placed sixth, five seconds behind the winner. ANDRE GEVERS, also of The Netherlands, won the gold in the men's amateur road race, beating Sweden's Sven-Ake Nilsson by two seconds. EDDY KUITIR of Holland won the men's professional road-race title. World champion Eddy Merckx failed to gain his fourth professional road title, finishing sixth.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: In the fourth week of a six-week exhibition schedule, Washington whipped the Detroit Lions 34-13, Quarterbacks Bill Kilmer and Randy Johnson pacing the Redskin attack with two touchdown passes apiece. Second-year Quarterback Mike Boryla threw two touchdown passes to Charlie Young and Harold Carmichael to lead the Philadelphia Eagles past Cincinnati 30-20. The New York Giants upended Pittsburgh 24-7; St. Louis beat San Diego 14-9; the Denver Broncos bucked off the Chicago Bears 13—0; and New England jostled Green Bay 20-17 in overtime. Dallas handed the Houston Oilers a 17-14 defeat; Kansas City lost to Los Angeles 14-6; the Baltimore Colts were defeated by New Orleans 27-3; Oakland knocked off San Francisco 40-21; and the N.Y. Jets beat Atlanta 16-13.
WFL: Southern California trampled the Philadelphia Bell 58—39 in Anaheim, Sun Wide Receiver Dave Williams grabbing a new league-record four touchdown passes, and teammate Anthony Davis, gaining 115 yards rushing, returned a kickoff 84 yards for a score and threw a 51-yard TD pass (page 20). The Charlotte Hornets rushed past the Jacksonville Express 33-14; Birmingham defeated Shreveport 21-8; Memphis quieted the Chicago Winds 31-7; and San Antonio stopped the Portland Thunder 22-0.
GOLF—FRED RIDLEY of Cypress Gardens, Fla. defeated Keith Fergus of Houston 2 up to win the 75th U.S. Amateur championship at the James River course of the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, (page 78).
HARNESS RACING—Favorite BONEFISH, driven by Stanley Dancer, withstood a grueling four heats to win the 50th Hambletonian, nipping first-heat victor Yankee Bambino by a nose in a photo finish at Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fair. Bonefish covered the final mile in 2:02[4/5], ensuring a world record of 8:01[4/5] for a four-heat race (page 16).
HORSE RACING—LAND GIRL ($12), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, won the 80th running of the $56,150 Gazelle Handicap by half a length over Horray Horray, at Belmont. The winning time for the 1? miles was 1:49[2/5].
ROWING—In an impressive display of power, East Germany stroked its way to gold medals in five of the eight heavyweight events at the world championships in Nottingham, England. The East Germans won the eights by a length over the Soviet Union (defending champion U.S. was fifth), won the coxed pairs and retained titles in the coxless pairs, coxless fours and quadruple sculls. PETER-MICHAEL KOLBE of West Germany triumphed in the single sculls, beating Ireland's Sean Drea by two lengths (page 18).
SOCCER—The U.S. failed to qualify for the Montreal Olympics, losing the North American Zone playoffs to Mexico by the two-game aggregate score of 12-2 in Wilmington, Del.
TENNIS—On the strength of Vitas Gerulaitis' play, Pittsburgh won the World Team Tennis championship, beating the San Francisco Golden Gaters 21-14 in the deciding third match in Pittsburgh.