BOATING—In the Newport-to- Bermuda race Al Van Metre's seven-year-old sloop RUNNING TIDE finished first in the fleet of 161 with a corrected time of 86:00:17.
BOXING—CARLOS MONZON of Argentina added the WBC middleweight title to his WBA crown by winning a unanimous 15-round decision over Colombia's Rodrigo Valdes; in Monte Carlo (page 18).
Carlos Palomino, from Mexico and now living in Los Angeles, won the world welterweight title with a 12th-round TKO of defending champion John Stracey of England at Wembley Stadium outside London. Palomino attacked Stracey's body throughout and knocked him down twice in the 12th round before the referee stopped the fight.
FENCING—Marine Lieut. ED DONOFRIO out-touched defending champion Ed Ballinger 5-3 to win the foil title at the national championships in Cherry Hill, N.J.
GOLF—AL GEIBERGER finished at four-over-par 288 to win the $200,000 Western Open at Butler National in Oak Brook, Ill. by one stroke over Joe Porter. Bob Dickson took a five-shot lead into the final round but shot an 80 and finished in a three-way tie for third with Charles Coody and Hale Irwin.
HORSE RACING—MALACATE, ridden by Philippe Paquet, defeated 5-to-4 favorite Empery, Bunker Hunt's English Derby winner, by 2� lengths to win the $178,507.80 Irish Sweepstakes Derby in Dublin.
Revidere ($6.80), Jacinto Vasquez up, closed strongly to overtake favored Optimistic Gal and win the $114,400 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park by half a length, covering the 1� miles in 2:28[2/5].
Norcliffe ($5.20), ridden by Jeff Fell, passed Military Bearing near the finish and won the 117th running of the $138,025 Queen's Plate at Woodbine in suburban Toronto. He ran the 1� miles in 2:05.
MOTOR SPORTS—AL UNSER drove his Cosworth-powered Parnelli to victory in the $400,000 Schaefer 500 at Mt. Pocono, Pa. with an average speed of 143.622 mph (page 53).
OLYMPIC TRIALS—BOATING: Races at Association Island, N.Y. produced the U.S. Olympic yachting team: Soling class—JOHN KOLIUS, skipper; Tempest—DENNIS CONNER; Flying Dutchman—NORM FREEMAN; 470—BOB WHITEHURST; Tornado—DAVID McFAULL; Finn—PETER COMMETTE.