SOCCER—ASL: Sacramento defeated Columbus 1-0 for the championship. Right Winger Ian Filby, the league's top scorer this season with 14 goals and 17 assists, got the winning score in the 83 rd minute from 18 yards out after taking a pass from Trevor Dawkins and dribbling the ball 40 yards. The game was played in Columbus before a crowd of 9,378, the third largest in the league's 62-year history.
TENNIS—In Davis Cup play, the U.S. defeated Argentina 4-1 in Memphis to win the American Zone.
Billie Jean King upset Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-4, 7-5 to win the $150,000 Toray Sillook tournament in Tokyo.
Marty Riessen and Sherwood Stewart won the $150,000 ATP World Doubles Tournament in the Woodlands, Texas over Bob Carmichael and Tim Gullikson. Riessen and Stewart were up 6-3, 2-2 when Carmichael tore cartilage in his right knee and was forced to retire.
Eliot Teltscher won the $50,000 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Open with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat of John Alexander.
TRACK & FIELD—PIETRO MENNEA of Italy broke the world record for the 200-meter dash at the World University Games in Mexico City. His time of 19.72 seconds was .11 of a second faster than the mark Tommie Smith of the United States set on the same track at the 1968 Olympics. The Soviet Union finished with 76 medals (34 gold), 25 more than the U.S., which placed second, and 46 more than third-place Romania.
MILEPOSTS—STRIPPED OF TITLE: By the World Boxing Association, light heavyweight champion VICTOR GALINDEZ for allegedly breaking a contract to defend his crown on Sept. 15 against Marvin Johnson.
SUSPENDED: By the New Jersey Athletic Commission for two and three months, respectively, cut man ADOLPH RITACCO and trainer NICK BELFIORE, for using an illegal substance to close a cut above the left eye of WBC light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad during his Aug. 18 title defense against John Conteh. The substance, reportedly ground-up tea leaves, was not officially identified.
TRADED: By the Los Angeles Lakers, Forward ADRIAN DANTLEY, 23, who has scored 19.9 points a game for Buffalo, Indiana and the Lakers during his three-year NBA career, to the Utah Jazz for Forward SPENCER HAYWOOD, 30, who has a 23.0-point average over 10 pro seasons, during which he has played for four clubs.