BOWLING—MARK ROTH won his fourth tournament of the year, the $70,000 Rose City Open in Portland, Ore., by beating Dennis Lane 257-195 in the final.
BOXING—Unbeaten LARRY HOLMES retained his WBC heavyweight championship with a 12th-round knockout of Mike Weaver at Madison Square Garden. On the same card, former lightweight champion ROBERTO DURAN scored a unanimous decision over Carlos Palomino to earn a shot at WBA welterweight champ Pipino Cuevas (page 20).
Gerrie Coetzee knocked down former heavyweight champ Leon Spinks three times in the first round to win their fight in Monte Carlo (page 23).
GOLF—LEE TREVINO shot a final-round 71 for a three-under-par 281 to win the $350,000 Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario by three strokes over Ben Crenshaw. Tom Watson, who finished third, earned $23,800 to bring his 1979 winnings to a record $377,674.
Nancy Lopez fired a 72 for a four-under-par 212 and a two-stroke victory over Kathy Whitworth and Sally Little in the $100,000 Lady Keystone Open in Hershey, Pa. The win, on her home course, was Lopez' sixth in 11 tournaments this year.
HARNESS RACING—HAPPY MOTORING ($22.20), driven by Bill Popfinger, beat Hot Hitter by a nose to win the $134,568 final heat of the Cane Pace, the first leg of pacing's Triple Crown, at Yonkers Raceway. Favored Sonsam finished third and then was disqualified. The winning time was 1:57[3/5] (page 62).
HORSE RACING—AFFIRMED ($2.60), ridden by Laffit Pincay, won the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park by three-quarters of a length over Sirlad to become the first thoroughbred to win $2 million. His time for the 1� miles was 1:58[2/5] (page 53).
MOTOR SPORTS—A. J. FOYT, averaging 134.995 mph in a Parnelli-Cosworth, won the $375,000 Music 500 at Pocono Raceway by more than two laps over Jim McElreath, in an Eagle-Offenhauser.
SOCCER—NASL: Fort Lauderdale's two international stars, Gerd Mueller and George Best, were overtime heroes in the Strikers' two victories. Mueller scored in the second overtime to beat Tampa Bay 2-1. For the Rowdies, it was their first loss at home in 10 games, and it came before 41,000 fans. Earlier in the week, Best scored on a controversial goal—he touched the ball with his hand—19 seconds into overtime to defeat Tulsa 3-2. The Rowdies, leaders in the American Conference East, recovered to beat Houston 4-0 as Oscar Fabbiani had three goals and an assist. The Hurricane, atop the American Central, bounced back to beat Atlanta 2-1. Vancouver took over first place in the National West from two-time loser Los Angeles with a 2-1 win over California. National Central leader Minnesota handed the Cosmos their second straight loss, 3-2, and then defeated Dallas 2-0. Ricky Davis' first NASL goal gave the National East-leading Cosmos a 1-0 victory over New England. San Diego clung to first place in the American West, despite losing 3-2 to Detroit.
ASL: During a week in which only four league games were played, Columbus took sole possession of first place in the Eastern Division with a 3-1 victory over Indianapolis. Despite the win, Columbus dismissed Alaina Jones-Fearnley, the only female general manager in major league sport. Cleveland dismissed Coach Jim Melia, replacing him with its former coach, Herb Haller. Pennsylvania won twice, 4-3 over the New York Eagles on Christian Nwokocha's hat trick and 1-0 over Cleveland. In the ASL All-Star game, played in Hempstead, N.Y., the East and West tied 0-0.