Cale Yarborough, in a Chevrolet, won a 400-mile NASCAR event in Brooklyn, Mich., finishing 1.01 seconds ahead of Bobby Allison in a Buick. Yarborough averaged 138.728 mph on the two-mile Michigan International Speedway.
ROAD RACING—At the USA/TAC 100-mile championship in New York, DONNA HUDSON ran a women's world-best 15:31:56, breaking Sandra Kiddy's pending mark by more than eight minutes. RAY SCANNELL placed first among the men in 13:16:02.
ROWING—HARVARD beat the University of Washington by .40 seconds to win the National Collegiate Rowing title on Harsha Lake near Cincinnati.
SAILING—The U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY (10-1) beat defending champion Boston University (9-2) to win the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing National Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas.
SOCCER—NASL: Njego Pesa's two goals led Tulsa to a 4-0 win over Chicago that gave the Roughnecks the Southern Division lead by four points over Team America, despite the Cosmos' best efforts to keep Team America on top. Cosmo Franz Beckenbauer accidentally put the ball in his side's goal in Team America's 2-1 shootout victory. The win was Team America's fourth straight. Beckenbauer later absolved himself and scored, this time for the Cosmos, in a 5-1 win over Toronto that put New York six points ahead of the Blizzard in the Eastern Division. Idle Western leader Vancouver remained 28 points ahead of Golden Bay, which lost 2-1 to Seattle and beat Tampa Bay 1-0 (page 76).
TENNIS—JOHAN KRIEK defeated Tom Gullikson 7-6, 7-5 to win a $100,000 tournament on grass at Bristol, England.
Martina Navratilova won a $150,000 grass-court tournament in Eastbourne, England by beating Wendy Turnbull 6-1, 6-1.
TRACK & FIELD—At the U.S. outdoor championships in Indianapolis, CARL LEWIS ran the 200 meters in 19.75 to break by .08 seconds the American record set by Tommie Smith in Mexico City in 1968 (page 32).
Tiina Lillak of Finland reclaimed the women's world javelin record with a throw of 245'3", breaking by almost two feet the old mark of 243'5" held by Sofia Sakorafa of Greece; in Tampere, Finland.
Ramona Neubert broke the world heptathlon record she set a year ago by 64 points with a score of 6,836 in Moscow.