ASL: Los Angeles won twice, stretched its winning streak to six and all but clinched first place in the Western Division. The Skyhawks defeated Sacramento 2-0 on goals by Jeff Davies and Bill McNicol, then routed Southern California 5-1 as Mai Roche got a hat trick and Jim Rolland scored his 16th goal, tying him for the league lead. Southern California, in third place, 15 points behind the Skyhawks, beat the New York Eagles 2-1 on Frank Towers' goal 18 minutes into overtime. Second-place California also defeated the Eagles 3-0 with Malcolm Darling getting a goal and an assist. In the East, the New York Apollo beat Cleveland 3-2 and Connecticut 1-0. Mike Mancini got his 16th goal, tying him with Rolland for the league lead. Indy defeated New Jersey, 3-2 behind Steve Newman's two goals and one by Chris Cacciatore, who scored the game-winner with six minutes remaining. Eusebio, the former Portuguese star recently acquired by New Jersey, scored the 1,000th goal of his career in the first half.
SWIMMING—Former Olympian JOHN KINSELLA won a $50,000 marathon race across Lake Ontario, covering the 31.55 miles in a record 13 hours, 49 minutes (page 24).
Tracy Caulkins of Nashville broke her world record in the women's 200-meter individual medley in the World Aquatic Championships in West Berlin. Her time of 2:14.07 was more than a second below the mark she set earlier this month.
TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS defeated Tim Gullikson 6-2, 6-3 to win the $75,000 Grand Prix tournament in Stowe, Vt.
WTT: Los Angeles will face defending champion New York in one semifinal playoff series, and Boston will meet Seattle in the other. The Lobsters advanced to the semifinal round by defeating New Orleans 25-23 for a sweep of their best-of-three first-round series. The Lobsters won the first 31-24 in overtime, with Martina Navratilova victorious in both the women's singles and doubles. The Apples opened defense of their title with a first-round sweep of Anaheim, winning the first match 29-16 in New York and the clincher 27-20 in Anaheim. Los Angeles won two straight from Golden Gate, 29-17 in Match 1 at Los Angeles and 30-29 in a super tie-breaker match thriller in Oakland. Ilie Nastase beat Tom Leonard 6-1 in the men's singles, then combined with Ann Kiyomura for a 6-2 defeat of Frew McMillan and liana Kloss in the first match, but in the second match, the Amritraj brothers, Vijay and Ashok, won a super tie-breaker from McMillan and Leonard to lead the Strings past the Gaters. Seattle, the only team that didn't sweep it's series, defeated San Diego 2-1 in round one, losing the first match 30-22 but rebounding to win two straight, 28-20 and 31-20.
TRACK & FIELD—At an international meet in West Berlin, KRYSTINA KACPERCZYK of Poland established a world record in the women's 400-meter hurdles, running the event in 55.44, .19 of a second faster than the record set last year by Karin Rossley of East Germany. At the same meet, ULRIKE BRUNS of East Germany broke her world record in the women's 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:32.0, six-tenths of a second faster than the mark she set in June.
Vilma Bardauskiene of the Soviet Union set a world record in the women's long jump in Kishinev, with a leap of 23'2�", 3�" better than the record set by Sigrun Siegl of East Germany in 1976.
Marita Koch of East Germany broke the world record in the women's 400-meter run at Potsdam, Germany with a time of 49.02, .17 faster than the mark she had set last month. East Germany also broke its world record in the women's 400-meter relay with a time of 42.27, .23 faster than the mark it established in 1976.
VOLLEYBALL—Santa Barbara and Tucson clinched first place in their respective divisions. The Spikers won the Western Division championship, defeating the Smashers in four games in Seattle and El Paso-Juarez in four in Santa Barbara. The Sky won its first Continental Division title when the Sol lost to Orange County, to the Spikers and to surging Denver.
MILEPOSTS—DENIED: By Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George N. Dell, a request by high jumper DWIGHT STONES for a temporary injunction that would restore his amateur standing and allow him to resume competition. Stones and three other athletes were indefinitely suspended by the AAU last month for accepting a total of $58,000 in prize money for appearing on The Superstars TV program.