ARCHERY—DARRELL PACE, 19, of Reading, Ohio, scored 2,570 points to lead the qualifying at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Oxford, Ohio. Joining him on the men's team will be RICK McKINNEY, 22, of Muncie, Ind. The two women qualifiers were LUANN RYON, 22, of Riverside, Calif., and LINDA MYERS, 29, of York, Pa.
COLLEGE BASEBALL—ARIZONA won its first collegiate national championship by beating Eastern Michigan 7-1 in the finals of the 30th College World Series in Omaha, Neb. (page 51).
BASKETBALL—After nine years of war, the NBA agreed to a merger with the ABA by absorbing—for a hefty price—four of the six surviving ABA clubs—the New York Nets, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs (page 64).
BOXING—GEORGE FOREMAN scored a TKO over Joe Frazier at 2:26 of the fifth round of a scheduled 12-rounder on Long Island. Frazier subsequently announced his retirement (page 68).
Alexis Arguello, 24, of Nicaragua, knocked out Mexico's Salvador Torres at 1:25 of the third round in Los Angeles to retain his World Boxing Association featherweight championship.
Eckhard Dagge, 28, won the world junior middleweight title in his hometown of Berlin when the champion, the Bahamas' Elisha Obed, quit fighting in the 10th round.
CYCLING—At the U.S. Olympic Track Trials in Northbrook, Ill., PAUL DEEM, RONALD SKARIN, ROGER YOUNG and JIM OCHOWICZ were selected for the 4,000-meter pursuit team (page 60). Other qualifiers included LEIGH BARCZEWSKI in the 1,000-meter match sprints, BOB VEHE in the 1,000-meter time trials and LEONARD NITZ in the 4,000-meter individual pursuit.
FOOTBALL—STEVE MYER, a draft choice of the Seattle Seahawks from the University of New Mexico, completed 12 of 15 passes, two for touchdowns, and was named player of the game as he quarter-backed the West to a 35-17 win over the East in the 16th annual Coaches All-America game in Lubbock, Texas.
GOLF—JERRY PATE shot a three-under-par 277 to win the U.S. Open at the Atlanta Athletic Club by two strokes (page 18).
HORSE RACING—PAY TRIBUTE, Marco Castaneda up, the longest priced horse in the field, won the $250,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park by 3� lengths and paid $29.80 (page 56).