AEROBATICS—The SOVIET UNION swept the eighth world championships in Kiev, taking the men's (VICTOR LETSKO), women's (LIDIA LEONOVA) and team titles.
ARCHERY—Olympic gold medalists DARRELL PACE of Reading, Ohio and LUANN RYON of Riverside, Calif. won the men's and women's titles at the Championship of the Americas in Valley Forge, Pa., scoring 1,278 and 1,215 points, respectively.
PRO BASKETBALL—The Chicago Bulls paid $1.1 million for Center ARTIS GILMORE as the NBA conducted the ABA dispersal draft (page 53).
BOWLING—CARMEN SALVINO won his 15th PBA title, defeating Larry Laub 210-192 in the $60,000 Quad Cities Open in Davenport, Iowa.
PRO FOOTBALL—Ken Anderson completed eight of nine passes for 174 yards and Archie Griffin ran 49 yards for a touchdown to lead Cincinnati past Buffalo 31-10. Richie Szaro's 31-yard field goal with nine seconds to play lifted New Orleans over Houston 13-10, while Fred Cox' 30-yard field goal gave Minnesota a 13-10 win over Kansas City. Oakland jumped to a 7-0 lead over St. Louis in the opening minute and downed the Cardinals 20-9. Chicago won its second straight game, beating Seattle 27-6, and Green Bay defeated Tampa Bay 10-6. Ron Jaworski and James Harris split the quarterbacking duties as Los Angeles, in revenge for last season's playoff debacle, whipped Dallas 26-14. San Diego and Cleveland won games in Oklahoma, the Chargers beating New England 26-17 at Norman and the Browns trouncing Atlanta 31-7 at Stillwater. Miami beat Detroit 30-21, San Francisco beat Denver 17-7; and Baltimore ripped Washington 20-3 (page 20).
GOLF—BOB WYNN birdied the final two holes to win the rain-delayed $200,000 B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y. Wynn finished with a 13-under-par 271, one stroke in front of Bob Gilder.
Chako Higuchi of Japan won the $90,000 European Women's Championship in Sunningdale, England with a four-round, 12-under-par 284, six strokes better than second-place Americans Kathy Whitworth and Sandra Palmer.
HARNESS RACING—QUICK PAY ($3.40), driven by Richard DeSantis, won the $75,000 Founder's Gold Cup at Vernon Downs in Vernon, N.Y., trotting the mile on a muddy track in 2:05[2/5].
HORSE RACING—MAJESTIC LIGHT ($12.60), ridden by Sandy Hawley, ran the 1?-mile $100,000 Monmouth Invitational in Oceanport, N.J. in a track-record 1:47, beating Appassionato by six lengths. Favored Honest Pleasure placed third.
Foolish pleasure ($2.60), Earlie Fires up, galloped to a 3�-length victory over Proponent in the $125,000 Golden Invitational Handicap at Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, Ill., covering the 1? miles in 1:47[3/5].