SWIMMING—TRACY CAULKINS established a world record in the women's 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:15.09 at the National AAU Long Course championships at The Woodlands, Texas. Also setting world records were STEVE LUNDQUIST, 2:04.39 in the men's 200 individual medley; JESSE VASSALLO, 4:23.39 in the men's 400 individual medley; KIM LINEHAN, 4:07.66 in the women's 400 freestyle (page 24).
At the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, 15-year-old TRACEY WICKHAM of Australia broke her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8:24.62 (page 57).
TENNIS—WTT: San Diego won three matches and maintained its 3�-game lead over Los Angeles in the West. The Friars defeated Anaheim 26-21, Phoenix 31-15 and New York 31-18. Los Angeles also won three to stretch its winning streak to eight. Chris Evert defeated Nancy Richey 6-3 and Ilie Nastase beat Mark Cox 6-1 as the Strings whipped Anaheim 31-21, then Ann Kiyomura and Nastase teamed to knock off Frew McMillan and liana Kloss 6-3 in mixed doubles to give Los Angeles a 27-20 victory over the Golden Gaters in the first of a home-and-home series in Los Angeles. The next night the Strings defeated the Gaters in Oakland 23-18 in overtime. In the East, Boston won two of three and opened up a 10-game lead over the New Yorkers.
TRACK & FIELD—KARL-HANS RIEHM of West Germany set a world record in the hammer throw at Heidenheim, West Germany, his toss of 263'6" being seven inches better than the old record.
Sara Simeoni of Italy broke the world record in the women's high jump with a leap of 6'7" at Brescia, Italy, a quarter of an inch better than the mark established by Rosemarie Ackermann of East Germany last year.
VOLLEYBALL—Tucson, winning four matches in five nights, clinched its first playoff berth in the franchise's history. The Sky defeated San Diego in five games, Seattle in three straight and ended Santa Barbara's six-match winning streak before returning home to defeat Denver. The Comets, who are in a race with El Paso-Juarez for the other Continental Division playoff spot, beat San Diego in five games but lost to Seattle and Orange County as their road record fell to 3-14. Seattle, which has won seven of eight, defeated San Diego in five games.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: GENE SHUE, 46, as coach of the NBA's new San Diego franchise. Shue, who was fired as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers six games into the 1977-78 season, has a 448-434 record in 12 years as an NBA head coach.
SOLD: By owners Edward and Peter Bronfman, the Stanley Cup champion MONTREAL CANADIENS, to Molson Breweries of Canada, Ltd. for a reported $20 million.
DIED: EARL (DUTCH) CLARK, 71; of cancer; in Canon City, Colo. One of 17 charter members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Clark, a star at Colorado College, was a quarterback for the Detroit Lions from 1934 to 1938 and coached the Lions in 1937-38.
DIED: JESSE (POP) HAINES, 85, former major league baseball player, at Phillipsburg, Ohio. A pitcher with the Cardinals from 1920 to 1937, Haines had a 210-158 record, pitched a no-hitter and won three World Series games. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1970.