SOCCER—NASL: George Chinaglia scored a record-tying five goals and added two assists for a record 12 points in one game as New York defeated Miami 8-2. Rochester beat Tampa Bay 2-1 to clinch a wild-card spot in the playoffs. The Rowdies then beat Portland 3-2 to secure the Eastern championship and a first-round playoff bye. Minnesota also got an early bye with a 6-2 win over Los Angeles and a 1-0 defeat of San Diego. Chicago, the Northern Division champion, beat San Jose 2-1 in a tie breaker, while Los Angeles beat Dallas 4-1 to take a one-point lead over San Antonio in the Western Division and clinch a playoff berth. Four Cosmos were named to the All Star first team—Pel�, Chinaglia, Keith Eddy and Ramon Mifflin—along with three Rowdies, Rodney Marsh, Arnold Mausser and Tommy Smith. George Best of Los Angeles, Bobby Moore of San Antonio, Mike England of Seattle and Antonio Simoes of San Jose filled out the team.
ASL: New York took first place in the East with a 1-0 win over New Jersey. Second-place Rhode Island lost to the Apollos but beat Connecticut 2-0, with Theo Nahorski scoring the winning goal. Chicago defeated Connecticut 1-0 and Cleveland beat the Yankees 4-3, each winner keeping its playoff hopes alive. The Utah franchise is under new management, and the Pioneers (formerly Golden Spikers) tied with Western Division winner Los Angeles 1-1 and downed Tacoma 2-0.
SWIMMING—Representing the Central Jersey Aquatic Club, JONTY SKINNER of South Africa and the University of Alabama set a world record of 49.44 in the 100-meter freestyle at the AAU national outdoor championships in Philadelphia, and Wendy Boglioli anchored the Central Jersey 800-meter relay team to an American record of 8:21.4 (page 14). Skinner bettered the record of 49.99 set by gold medal winner Jim Montgomery at Montreal.
TENNIS—Eleventh-seeded KATHY MAY, 20, of Beverly Hills, Calif. defeated 10th-seeded Brigitte Cuypers of South Africa 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, to win the women's singles and $6,000 in the $157,000 U.S. Open Clay Court Championships in Indianapolis.
WTT: Billie Jean King, who retired from tournament singles competition after winning Wimbledon in 1975, beat Chris Evert, her Wimbledon successor, 6-4 in singles, then teamed with Virginia Wade to defeat Evert and Kris Shaw 6-3 in doubles, as the New York Sets scored a 29-15 victory over the Phoenix Racquets in a matchup of division leaders. Pittsburgh, mired in last place in the East only a month ago, clinched second and a playoff berth by beating Cleveland 25-24 for its eighth straight victory.
TRACK & FIELD—DUNCAN MACDONALD, a third-year medical student at the University of Hawaii, set an American record of 13:19.4 in the 5,000-meter run at Stockholm. The previous record of 13:22.2 was established in Helsinki two years ago by the late Steve Prefontaine.
East Germans GUDRUN BEREND, MARLIES OELSNER, B�RBEL ECKERT and RENATE STECHER set a world record of 1:32.4 for the women's 800-meter relay in Jena, East Germany.