HORSE RACING—HONEST PLEASURE ($6.20), Craig Perret up, led throughout and won the $108,400 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in a track-record 2:00[1/5] for the 1� miles (page 18).
Hatchet Man ($17.80), Vince Bracciale Jr. in the irons, upset Intrepid Hero and Forego to win the $110,450 Amory L. Haskell Handicap at Monmouth Park. Carrying only 112 pounds, his lightest weight this year, Hatchet Man covered the 1� miles in 2:00[3/5]. Third-place finisher Forego carried 136 pounds in an attempt to join Kelso and Tom Fool (Hatchet Man's grandsire, who died two weeks ago at the age of 27) as the only American thoroughbreds to win under that weight at 10 furlongs.
Sharp Gary ($29.80), Sam Maple up, won the $100,000 Michigan Mile and One-Eighth at Livonia. ROYAL GLINT, the 3-5 favorite and thoroughbred racing's 19th million-dollar earner, fractured a sesamoid bone in his left foreleg during the race; he closes out his career with total earnings of $1,004,815.
Nicosia ($13.00), ridden by William Gavidia, equaled Arlington Park's track record of 2:00[3/5] for 1� miles in winning the $120,800 Sheridan Handicap.
MOTOR SPORTS—AL UNSER, driving a Parnelli-Cosworth, averaged 121.907 mph to win the 200-mile, $59,952 Tony Bettenhausen USAC championship race in Milwaukee.
David Pearson drove his Mercury at an average 140.078 mph over the 200 laps of the Michigan International Speedway two-mile oval to win the Champion 400 NASCAR race at Cambridge Junction.
SOCCER—NASL: The defending champion Tampa Bay Rowdies defeated New York 3-1 and eliminated the Cosmos from the playoffs. In other quarterfinal games, Toronto beat Chicago 3-2 in overtime, San Jose defeated Dallas 2-0, and Minnesota stopped Seattle 3-0 (page 22).
ASL: New York beat Rhode Island 2-1 for the Eastern Division championship, and Los Angeles defeated Tacoma by the same score for the Western Division title. The Apollos and the Skyhawks, a new team this season, will meet in Los Angeles for the ASL championship, which New York has won two of the last three years.
TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS defeated Poland's Wojtek Fibak 6-2, 6-4 to win the men's singles and $21,875 at the U.S. Clay Court Championships in Indianapolis.
Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia defeated Lesley Hunt of Australia 6-2, 6-0 to win the women's singles at the Canadian Open in Toronto.