Sensational ($27.80), Mike Venezia up, returned to form, winning the $100,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct. She covered the mile and a quarter in 2:02[4/5], coming in 2� lengths in front of Dottie's Doll.
TENNIS—Bouncing back from an opening-round loss to Dianne Fromholtz, CHRIS EVERT snapped Billie Jean King's 18-match winning streak 6-2, 6-2 in the final match of the $250,000 Colgate Series round-robin tournament at Palm Springs (page 34).
Bjorn Borg won his fourth consecutive Grand Prix tournament, beating Wojtek Fibak 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 at Cologne, West Germany.
WEIGHT LIFTING—LARRY PACIFICO of Dayton won his seventh consecutive world title in the 220-pound division of the World Power Lifting championships in Perth, Australia with a world-record total of 2,062 pounds that included a world-record squat of 755 pounds. He was judged best lifter of the competition, in which the U.S., winning six divisions, took the team title. VINCE ANELLO of Cleveland won the middle-heavyweight division, setting a world record of 810 pounds in the dead lift, and LAMAR GANT of Flint, Mich. established a world bantamweight record of 298 pounds in the bench press while winning his division.
MILEPOST—NAMED: By the Baseball Writers Association, STEVE CARLTON, who led the Phillies to their second straight division title, as winner of the 1977 National League Cy Young Award with 104 points, 50 more than runner-up Tommy John of the Dodgers. Carlton had 23 wins, 17 complete games and a 2.64 ERA, his best season since joining the Phillies in 1972, when he won his first Cy Young Award with a 27-10 record for the last-place team.