SHOOTING—The UNITED STATES won the four-man clay pigeon team title at the world championships in Munich, with a world record 388 (out of 400). The women's team title went to the U.S.S.R. with a world record 267 (out of 300). The U.S. women finished third with 254. Canadians JOHN PRIMROSE and SUSAN NATTRAS took top individual honors.
SOCCER—ASL: The NEW YORK APOLLOS and BOSTON ASTROS were declared co-champions of the league by Commissioner Bob Cousy when the first game of the two-game playoff series ended in a 2-2 tie and the second game ended in a 1-1 tie after nine scoreless overtime periods.
TENNIS—SWEDEN defeated Chile 4-1 in semifinal Davis Cup action in Bastad. In the decisive two singles matches Birger Andersson outlasted Patricio Cornejo 6-3, 14-12, 6-1 and Bjorn Borg beat Jaime Fillol 6-1, 6-2, 6-9 to end the series, which had been marred by political demonstrations.
Jimmy Connors defeated Vitas Gerulaitis 6-1, 6-4 to win the $75,000 Princess Tennis Tournament in South Hampton, Bermuda.
Arthur Ashe won the $100,000 Pacific Southwest Open in Los Angeles, beating Roscoe Tanner 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Chris Evert defeated Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the $75,000 Little Mo Classic in Atlanta, bringing her 1975 earnings to $297,627.
Margaret Court defeated fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-7, 6-1, 7-5 to take home $16,000 first-prize money in the $50,000 International Women's Tennis Tournament in Amagasaki, Japan.
WRESTLING—For the ninth straight time the Soviet Union won the team title at the World Freestyle Wrestling championships, in Minsk. In 10 events Soviet wrestlers earned four gold, three silver and one bronze medal. The U.S. placed fifth, despite winning no medals.
MILEPOSTS—CONVICTED: By a U.S. District Court jury in Baltimore, four jockeys—Eric Walsh, Ben Feliciano, Luigi Gino and Jesse Davidson—and three other persons on charges of conspiring to fix the ninth race at Bowie last Valentine's Day. They face sentences of up to 35 years under the Sports Bribery Law.
PENALIZED: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, by the NCAA for football recruiting violations. A two-year probation excludes the Bulldogs from bowl games and television appearances and limits their recruitment of players.