BOXING—MUHAMMAD ALI retained his world heavyweight title with a fifth-round TKO of England's gallant Richard Dunn in Munich. Ali, weighing in at 220, knocked the 206�-pound Dunn down five times before the referee stopped the bout. The 11,500-seat Olympiahalle was said to be half filled by paying spectators, the other half by people holding cut-rate or handout tickets, thus putting the West German promoters more than $500,000 in the red on the venture.
GOLF—BRENDA GOLDSMITH, a 20-year-old junior at Texas A&M and the first woman ever awarded an athletic grant by a Southwest Conference school, won the Southern Women's Amateur Golf Tournament at Fort Smith, Ark. 5 and 4 over Beth Barry, the four-time Southern champion from Mobile, Ala.
HOCKEY—WHA: The Winnipeg Jets won their first WHA Avco Cup, that league's Stanley Cup, with a four-game sweep of the defending champion Houston Aeros. After taking the first pair of games in Houston, the Jets returned to Winnipeg and beat the Aeros 6-3 in Game 3 as Swedish Center Ulf Nilsson (who was voted the MVP of the playoffs) scored a goal in each period. Then Winnipeg humiliated Houston 9-1 in the final game. Nilsson missed the celebrating, however; he was hit under the eye with a stick late in the second period and spent the night under observation in a hospital. Bobby Hull, the first "name" player signed by the WHA when it was organized in 1972, scored three goals in the championship series, while Houston's Gordie Howe was held to one. Said Hull, at the end, "It's like I keep saying, the cream always rises to the top." The Jets immediately challenged the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens to a hockey Super Bowl, but their call went unanswered.
HORSE RACING—PROUD DELTA ($4.40), ridden by Jorge Velasquez, won her third straight stakes victory, the 1?-mile Hempstead Handicap at Belmont Park, in 1:48[2/5].
LACROSSE—Mike French scored seven goals as CORNELL, which trailed 7-2 at the half, rallied to defeat Maryland 16-13 in overtime and win the NCAA lacrosse championship (page 75).
SKEET SHOOTING—BRAD SIMMONS, a Yale sophomore from Tyler, Texas, and JOHN SATTER WHITE, of Kirkland, Wash., the defending national champion, surpassed 160 other competitors in the trials at St. Louis. They will be the U.S. team at the Olympics.
SOCCER—BICENTENNIAL CUP: Team America was shut out twice, by Italy 4-0 and by Brazil 2-0. Brazil also shut out England 1-0, but later England defeated Italy 3-2 (page 24).
ASL: Joe DiSalvo and John Roeslein scored two goals apiece as New Jersey defeated Sacramento 4-1. The touring Cork Hibernians, still winless on U.S. soil, lost to Utah 2-0; Tony Douglas scored both Utah goals and Peter Thomas had eight saves. Roby Stahl scored his first goal in two seasons to give Cleveland a 1-1 tie with Sacramento. Oakland beat Tacoma 2-1 in overtime.
TENNIS—WTT: The defending champion Pittsburgh Triangles, aided by the return of Evonne Goolagong, who had missed five matches because of a sore heel, beat Indiana 24-20, but later bowed to the Boston Lobsters 25—22 to remain in last place. The first-place New York Sets, now 11-3, took a four-game lead over Cleveland and Boston. Virginia Wade ended Chris Evert's season-long singles winning streak at eight sets, and the Sets stopped the Phoenix winning streak at eight by trouncing the Racquets 32—16. Evert recovered quickly. She crushed Terry Holladay 6-0 in the Racquets' 29-21 win over the San Diego Friars, then beat Betty Stove 6-1 as the Racquets strung up the Golden Gaters 28-19. Phoenix finished the week with a 10-1 record and held a 2�-game lead over Los Angeles in the West.
TRACK & FIELD—EARL BELL of Arkansas State elevated the world pole-vault record to 18'7�" at the USTFF championships in Wichita, Kans., three-quarters of an inch better than the mark set in 1975 by Dave Roberts.