BOWLING—DAVE FRAME of Baldwin Park, Calif. won his first PBA tournament, the $60,000 Buffalo Open, defeating Bobby Fenton of Costa Mesa, Calif. 207-197.
BOXING—The WBC returned the super-bantamweight championship to Panama's RIGOBERTO RIASCO after an investigation of the events surrounding his title fight last month against South Korea's Yum Dong-Kyun in Pusan, South Korea.
CHESS—BENT LARSEN of Denmark won the Switzerland Interzonal Tournament at Biel with 12� points. Lajos Portisch of Hungary and Tigran Petrosian and Mikhail Tal, both of the Soviet Union, tied for second with 12 points; they now will hold a playoff from which two will qualify to compete to challenge world champion Anatoly Karpov next year. Robert Byrne of the U.S. finished in a tie for fifth place with 11� points, while the other U.S. contestant, Kenneth Rogoff, finished in a tie for 13th with nine points.
PRO FOOTBALL—The Giants won bragging rights around New York City by beating the Jets 16-14 in a game delayed by Hurricane Belle, and three days later defeated Houston 30-14. Larry Csonka played only the first quarter and one play of the second, but ran for 40 yards and scored a touchdown against the Oilers, who lost their third straight exhibition. The exhausted Jets had to play Oakland only two days after being defeated by the Giants, and the rested Raiders routed them 41-17. Tampa Bay won its first game, beating Atlanta 17-3 (page 16), but Seattle lost its third straight, falling to Los Angeles 16-13. Washington dropped their second in a row, losing to Pittsburgh 27-7. Steve Ramsey hit for two first-half touchdown passes as the Broncos beat winless Dallas 13-9. John Reaves replaced Ken Anderson in the second quarter and threw for two touchdowns as Cincinnati defeated Detroit 26-14; and Bob Griese, playing for the first time since he broke a toe last November, led undefeated Miami past winless Philadelphia 24-16. Backup Quarterback Bobby Scott completed 15 of 21 as New Orleans beat O.J.-less Buffalo 21-14; and Chicago's Walter Payton ran for 122 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Bears defeated Baltimore 25-14. San Francisco dropped Kansas City 21-13; and Green Bay got by New England 16-14.
HARNESS RACING—After winning his heat in track-record time, ARMBRO RANGER ($6.80), driven by Joe O'Brien, tied the world record of 1:56 for a ?-mile track as he took the $124,141 Adios Stake for 3-year-old pacers at The Meadows in Meadow Lands, Pa., beating favored Keystone Ore by a head (page 12).
HOCKEY—After months of rumors that the Cleveland Crusaders would be moving to Hollywood, Fla., the WHA announced that the franchise will operate in St. Paul this season. Last year's St. Paul entry, the Minnesota Fighting Saints, folded for financial reasons midway through the schedule. In another move, Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald's hamburger chain and owner of the San Diego Padres, bought the WHA San Diego Mariners.
HORSE RACING—OPTIMISTIC GAL ($4.00), Eddie Maple up, scored a 16-length victory in the 96th running of the Alabama Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Springs, covering the 1�-miles in 2:01[3/5], a record for the $80,925 race.
MOTOR SPORTS—After 39 tries, JOHN WATSON of Ireland won his first Formula I race, the Austrian Grand Prix, driving his Penske 132.03 mph over the 54 laps of the 3.67-mile �sterreich-Ring in 1:30:8.
Gordon Johncock averaged 135.929 mph over 117 laps to win the rain-shortened Trenton Times Auto Classic. The race could have been completed if it had started as scheduled, but CBS requested a delay so it could show Ronald Reagan arriving at the Republican National Convention.
SHOOTING—U.S. Army Major LONES WIGGER of Carter, Mont. defeated Olympic gold medalist Lanny Bassham of Arlington, Texas by nine points to win the NRA small-bore position championship at Camp Perry, Ohio. Wigger scored 3,175 of a possible 3,200 points in winning the title for the ninth time.