VOLLEYBALL—The U.S. national team defeated the Soviet Union 15-13, 13-15, 12-15, 15-7, 15-7 in the final game to win the USA Cup in Springfield, Mass. It was the first victory ever for an American team over the Soviets in a major international volleyball tournament.
WEIGHTLIFTING—At the world championships in Sodertalje, Sweden, 17-year-old NAOM SULEIMANOV of Bulgaria broke his own world record for the snatch in the 132.1-pound class with a lift of 292.6 pounds. ALEXANDER VARBANOV of the Soviet Union set a world record for the 165.3-pound class in the clean and jerk with a lift of 466.27 pounds, surpassing the old record set by Sdravko Stoichikov in 1984 by a pound. Bulgaria won the team title with six gold medals and three silvers, while the Soviet Union finished second with four golds and four silvers.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES—Halfway through the two-week event in Kobe, Japan, the SOVIET UNION had 65 medals, including 35 golds. The U.S. was second with 52 medals, 17 of them gold. Soviet gymnast NATALIA YURCHENKO won three gold medals, edging Ecaterina Szabo of Romania for the women's all-around title. American swimmers, led by MATT BIONDI and MARY T. MEAGHER, won 15 of 30 events to account for all but two of the U.S.'s gold medal total. Biondi and Meagher each earned four gold medals.
MILEPOSTS—DISMISSED: In New Orleans, by Orleans Parish Court Judge Alvin Oser, sports bribery and conspiracy charges against former Tulane basketball star JOHN WILLIAMS, 24. Oser gave the state two weeks to appeal (page 9).
RETIRED: ARCHIE MANNING, 36, quarterback with the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings who twice made All-Pro. In 14 seasons, 10 with the Saints, Manning completed 2,011 of 3,642 passes for 23,911 yards and 125 TDs.
Jack Youngblood, 35, the six-time All-Pro defensive end of the Los Angeles Rams, after 14 seasons. Youngblood, who led the Rams in quarterback sacks in each of the last six seasons, was named NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 1975 and 76.
TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, four-time National League batting champion BILL MADLOCK, 34, to the Los Angeles Dodgers, for three players to be named later; by the Cincinnati Reds, outfielder CESAR CEDENO, 34, to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league outfielder Mark Jackson; by the Texas Rangers, designated hitter CLIFF JOHNSON, 38, to the Toronto Blue Jays, for three minor-leaguers to be named later.
By the Washington Redskins, in an exchange of former All-Pro players, wide receiver CHARLIE BROWN, 27, to the Atlanta Falcons for offensive guard R.C. THIELEMANN, 30.
DIED: DICK WAKEFIELD, 64, who became baseball's first bonus baby when, upon graduation from the University of Michigan in 1940, he signed a $52,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers; of cancer; in Redford, Mich. In nine seasons with the Tigers, Yankees and Giants, Wakefield had a .293 career batting average. His best season was his rookie year in 1943, when he hit .316 and had a league-high 200 hits for the Tigers.
Colin Fowles, 32, a midfielder for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL from 1977 to '83, who this year played for the South Florida Sun of the United Soccer League; of gunshot wounds; in Miami. Police say Fowles was playing a practice game with a semipro team at Bunche Park when gunfire erupted on a nearby field and killed him and another innocent bystander, an unidentified woman.