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BOWLING—DALE GLENN of Los Angeles won his first title, the $55,000 Columbia 300 Open in Detroit, after five years as a touring professional. Glenn defeated Matt Surina 222-215 for the $6,000 first-place check.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: In a conservatively played contest, St. Louis edged Minnesota 13-6. Although it has a 3-2 exhibition record, St. Louis has not permitted more than 14 points a game. The Rams scored three TDs in the second quarter and went on to beat Philadelphia 35-0 before 57,193 in Los Angeles. Ken Stabler of Oakland completed six of eight passes for 171 yards and two TDs in a 31-20 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys. Cincinnati booted past Detroit 22-14, Bengal Dave Green connecting on field goals from the 35, 37 and 19. Miami beat Chicago 21-10; Buffalo's John Leypoldt kicked a 17-yard field goal with 1:04 to go to edge Atlanta 16-14; Kansas City rolled over Green Bay 31-3; Pittsburgh tallied twice in the last five minutes to beat New Orleans 24-13. San Francisco crushed Denver 44-10; New England stopped San Diego 31-24; the New York Giants were upended by Cleveland 24-20; and Washington fell to the New York Jets 35-31.
WFL: Art Cantrelle scored three touchdowns in Birmingham's 26-8 win over Portland. Charlotte and Philadelphia were scoreless until the fourth quarter when the Hornets erupted for 10 points, Don High-smith's 27-yard TD run and Pete Rajecki's 37-yard field goal. Jacksonville's Alferd Haywood carried the ball 19 times for 123 yards and one TD in a 22-15 defeat of the Shreveport Steamer. San Antonio took over first in the Western Division by humbling Southern California 30-8. Memphis, first in the East, beat the Hawaiians 37-17.
GOLF—British Open champion TOM WATSON carded an even-par 140 for 36 holes to finish two strokes ahead of Jack Nicklaus and win the World Series of Golf at Firestone Country Club in Akron. Watson pocketed $50,000.
Carol Mann finished with a one-under-par 71 and an eight-under 208 total to win the $43,000 Dallas Civitan Open by five strokes over Sandra Palmer at Brookhaven Country Club. Mann collected $6,200 for the victory.
Hubert Green charged past John Schroeder with a final-round six-under-par 64 and a course-record 16-under-par 264 total to win the $100,000 Southern Open by three strokes at Green Island Country Club in Columbus, Ga. Green picked up $20,000 for his first triumph of the season.
Earlier in the week DON IVERSON fired a final-round 68 to win his first pro tournament, the $175,000 B.C. Open, with a 10-under-par 274 total, one stroke better than Jim Colbert and David Graham, at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y. Iverson picked up $35,000 for first place.
HORSE RACING—SOY NUMERO UNO ($5.20), Jacinto Vasquez in the saddle, beat Jackknife by 2� lengths in the 86th running of the $117,680 Futurity for 2-year-olds at Belmont Park, N.Y. The colt's time for the 6� furlongs was 1:17[4/5].
Wajima ($7.40), Braulio Baeza aboard, edged past Foolish Pleasure in the last furlong to win the $115,300 Governor by a head at Belmont. The winning time was 1:47[1/5] for the 1? miles. Ancient Title took third and top-weighted Forego was fourth in the strong field.