BOATING—Course records were broken at the Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames near London. The TRINITY COLLEGE ( Hartford, Conn.) heavyweight eight lowered the Ladies Challenge Plate mark by six seconds, being timed in 6:24 over the one-mile, 550-yard course, and Christiana Roklub of Norway bettered the course record for the Thames Challenge Cup by eight seconds, winning its heat in 6:25. A record of another sort was broken when, on account of the 96� heat, gentlemen in the stewards' enclosure were permitted to remove their coats—but not their ties—for the first time in the 137-year history of the event.
Frank H. Tolhurst of Australia, sailing Arunga, won the world championship for 5.5-meter yachts with 11.0 points, the lowest total ever; second was the American entry, Sundance, skippered by Ted Turner, with 33.1 points. King Olav of Norway celebrated his 73rd birthday by skippering Bingo II to a third place (34.1 points).
PRO FOOTBALL—The NLRB found the NFL guilty of 15 unfair labor practices out of 32 charges in connection with the 1974 contract negotiations and player strike. NLRB Judge Charles W. Schneider ruled that then-union president Bill Curry ( Oilers) and vice presidents Kermit Alexander (Eagles) and Tom Keating (Steelers) were cut, waived or traded because of their union activity and ordered them reinstated with back pay. Schneider also found that NFL rules dealing with changes in the nature of the game that might affect player safety should be a subject of collective bargaining.
GOLF—JUDY RANKIN won the rain-delayed $100,000 Babe Zaharias Invitational in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with a one-under-par 287, one stroke ahead of Jane Blalock.
HOCKEY—The WHA Cleveland Crusaders were purchased by Bill Putnam, president of Florida Pro Sports, Inc. and will be moved to Hollywood, Fla. Glen Sonmor has been appointed as general manager and Coach John Wilson was rehired. Meanwhile, the NHL authorized Melvin Swig, majority owner of the Oakland Seals, to make arrangements for transferring his team to Cleveland.
HORSE RACING—DRAGSET ($47.50), Sam Maple up, came from last place to win the 1?-mile $100,000 Cornhusker Handicap at Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha by a length in 1:49.
OLYMPICS—Men's Basketball: Coach Dean Smith ( University of North Carolina) made final cuts to determine the U.S. team. The 12-man squad consists of PHIL HUBBARD ( Michigan), SCOTT MAY and QUINN BUCKNER ( Indiana), KENNY CARR ( North Carolina State), PHIL FORD, TOMMY LaGARDE, MITCH KUPCHAK and WALTER DAVIS ( North Carolina), ERNIE GRUNFELD ( Tennessee), STEVE SHEPPARD ( Maryland), TATE ARMSTRONG (Duke) and ADRIAN DANTLEY (Notre Dame).
Women's basketball: The U.S. team defeated Bulgaria 76-75 for its fifth win without a loss at the pre-Olympic tournament in Hamilton, Ontario. Both teams were assured berths at Montreal.
SOCCER—NASL: Southern Division leader Dallas held onto first place in spite of two losses, to San Jose 4-0 and Seattle 2-1. In the Eastern Division, Washington also stayed on top with a 3-2 win over New York, a 4-1 drubbing of Philadelphia and a 1-0 defeat of Toronto. But by week's end the Diplomats were no longer alone in first; they had to make room for the Cosmos, who managed to inch their way into a share of the division lead with a 2-0 downing of Rochester and a 3-1 win over St. Louis. New York had a week of changes, first losing Goal-tender Bob Rigby with a broken collarbone, then accepting the resignation of Coach Ken Furphy. Rigby was replaced by former Cosmo Shep Messing, who was bought back from Boston, and Gordon Bradley, elevated this year to vice-president, reassumed coaching duties. Then in the St. Louis game Pel� pulled a groin muscle, which gave his replacement, Ramon Mifflin, a chance to be a hero. He performed nobly, scoring two goals in the last 10 minutes, leading the Cosmos to a come-from-behind win at Yankee Stadium.
ASL: John Roeslein's sixth and seventh goals of the season gave New Jersey a 3-0 victory over Connecticut. Los Angeles continued to lead in the West with a 1-0 defeat of Oakland on Jim Hindi's 10-yard head shot 13 minutes into the first half. It was Hindi's sixth goal of the season and put him in a tie for the scoring lead with Connecticut's Vic Calabrese. Utah, second to L.A., was idle on the field but frenetic in the front office. President Tim Themy was fined $2,000 and suspended for four years by Commissioner Bob Cousy for slugging League President Nick Sclavounos. Themy then fired Utah Coach Nick Kambolis for testifying against him.