BOATING—BILL MUNCEY drove his unlimited hydroplane Atlas Van Lines at an average speed of 114.869 mph to win his sixth Gold Cup victory at Tri-cities, Wash., beating Mickey Remund in Miss Budweiser. Muncey's qualifying speed of 128.338 mph on the 2�-mile Columbia River course set an American Power Boat Association Gold Cup record.
BOXING—CARLOS MONZON retained his world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round decision over Rodrigo Valdes in Monte Carlo (page 20).
PRO FOOTBALL—A 38-yard return of an intercepted pass for a touchdown by Don Rives was the big play in the Chicago Bears' 20-6 defeat of the New York Jets in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio.
GOLF—JERRY McGEE carded a two-under-par 69 final round for a 272 total and a four-stroke $40,000 victory over John Lister and Bob Shearer in the $200,000 Philadelphia Golf Classic.
Debbie Austin shot a four-under-par 69 final round for a 213 total to win the $75,000 Pocono (Pa.) Northeast Golf Classic. Austin's one-stroke victory over Sandra Post was worth $ 11,000.
HARNESS RACING—SPEED IN ACTION ($13.60), with Del Miller driving, won the $100,000 Founder's Gold Cup Trot at Vernon Downs in a track-record 1:57[2/5] (page 52).
HORSE RACING—STUB ($17.40), Ron Turcotte up, won the $104,790 Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park by three-quarters of a length, covering the six furlongs in 1:11[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—NIKI LAUDA averaged 129.8 mph as he drove his Ferrari 312 to victory in the German Grand Prix ahead of Jody Scheckter's Wolf-Ford. Lauda completed 47 laps of the 4.21-mile Hockenheim course—used this year after Lauda's near-fatal crash at the N�rburgring in this race last year—in 1:31:48.6.
Benny Parsons averaged a record-breaking 128.379 mph to win the 500-mile Grand National stock car race at Pocono (Pa.) International Raceway. After 200 laps of the triangular 2.5-mile oval, Parsons' Chevrolet crossed the finish line only [45/100] second ahead of Richard Petty's Dodge.
Johnny Rutherford survived a pit collision and cruised to a nine-second victory over Gordon Johncock in the American Parts 200 USAC race in Texas.