PRO BASKETBALL—The Buffalo Braves signed a new lease for Memorial Auditorium, apparently ending attempts to move the team to Hollywood, Fla. The team lawyer said signing of the lease "means the Braves will be here for sure," although Owner Paul Snyder will continue efforts to sell the Braves to Buffalo investors.
BOWLING—EARL ANTHONY beat Paul Colwell 256-248 to win his fourth championship of the year, the $60,000 Southern California Open at Los Angeles.
Paul Colwell and Don Johnson won the $70,000 PBA Doubles Classic in San Jose, Calif., defeating top-seeds Steve Neff and Eddie Ressler 447-414.
BOXING—ALFONSO ZAMORA, of Mexico, successfully defended his WBA bantamweight title with a third-round knockout of Gilberto Illueca, in Juarez.
John Tate, heavyweight, MICHAEL SPINKS, 165 pounds, and CLINTON JACKSON, 147 pounds, gained final berths on the U.S. Olympic team in rematches at Burlington, Vt.
GOLF—JOHNNY MILLER shot a final round six-under-par 66 for a 279 total to win the British Open in Southport, England, six strokes ahead of Jack Nicklaus and Spanish teen-ager Severiano Ballesteros, who tied for second (page 18).
John Lister of New Zealand shot a 268 total to win the $100,000 Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, Ill. by two strokes over Fuzzy Zoeller.
HARNESS RACING—France's EQUILEO ($40.60), driven by Bernard Froger, won the $200,000 Roosevelt International Trot in Westbury, L.I., finishing the 1� miles in 2:33[3/5] to beat Bellino II, also of France, by half a length (page 22).
HORSE RACING—FOOLISH PLEASURE ($7.60), Eddie Maple up, took the $108,800 Suburban Handicap at Aqueduct by a nose over two-time Horse of the Year Forego, who carried 9 pounds more than the winner, covering the mile and [3/16] in 1:55[2/5].
Miss Toshiba ($13.80), Fernando Toro up, won the $112,200 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park, covering the 1? miles in 1:48 to beat BASTONERA II by a head.