MOTOR SPORTS—JAMES HUNT of Britain drove a McLaren to victory in the 196.95-mile Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. Hunt took the lead on the 12th lap from pole-sitter Ronnie Peterson of Sweden who later was forced out with mechanical problems, and maintained it for the last 63 laps. Clay Regazzoni of Switzerland finished second in a Ferrari. The Ferrari team had temporarily withdrawn from factory Formula I racing a month ago following an accident involving its top driver, Niki Lauda.
Cale Yarborough drove his Chevrolet to a two-lap victory in the Volunteer 400 Grand National stock-car race at Bristol, Tenn. Yarborough, who won $8,950, took the lead on the 28th lap, and averaged 99.175 mph on the half-mile track.
SOCCER—NASL: The TORONTO METROS won their first league championship by defeating the Minnesota Kicks 3-0 in the Soccer Bowl at the Seattle Kingdome (page 24).
ASL: ANE MIHAILOVICH's penalty kick with 12 minutes to play gave the Los Angeles Skyhawks a 2-1 win over the New York Apollos and the ASL championship.
TENNIS—WTT: The New York Sets won their first championship, beating the Golden Gaters 29-21 and 31-13 to sweep the series in three straight games. Sandy Mayer defeated Tom Okker 6-1 and 6-1 in successive matches, while Billie Jean King and Virginia Wade beat Francoise Durr and Betty Stove 6-0, 6-2 in doubles.
In Philadelphia, ROSEMARY CASALS and BILLIE JEAN KING defeated Evonne Goolagong and Kerry Reid 7-5, 6-3 to give the U.S. a 2-1 final-round victory over Australia and its first Federation Cup championship since 1969. Defending champion Czechoslovakia pulled out of the $130,000 tournament to protest the apartheid policies of South Africa and Rhodesia, both of which had entered teams. The Soviet Union, Hungary and the Philippines also withdrew for the same reason.
Ilie Nastase of Romania won the $60,000 Tennis Week Open in South Orange, N.J., defeating Roscoe Tanner 6-4, 6-2. In the women's final, South Africa's MARISE KRUGER defeated Lea Antonoplis of Glendora. Calif. 6-3, 6-2 after Antonoplis had eliminated Dr. Renee Richards 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 (page 16).
Top-seeded GUILLERMO VILAS of Argentina defeated Poland's Wojtek Fibak 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to win the $155,000 Canadian Open in Toronto.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: Coach of the Chicago Bulls, ED BADGER. 43, replacing Dick Motta, who now coaches the Washington Bullets, A Chicago assistant last season. Badger takes over a team that had the NBA's worst record in 1975-76.
RETIRED: Reluctantly, GEORGE BLANDA, 48-year-old placekicker-quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, after a career that spanned a record 26 seasons with three teams. The oldest man to play pro ball by four years, Blanda scored a career record 2,002 points—nine touchdowns, 335 field goals and 943 extra points. He also passed 236 touchdowns.