POWERBOATING—TOM GENTRY drove his Cougar catamaran 208 miles at an average speed of 65.34 mph to win the New Jersey Offshore Grand Prix off Point Pleasant Beach by 10 minutes over Jose Rodriguez in the same type boat.
SOCCER—NASL: The Cosmos took most of the week off, and Toronto briefly took a one-point lead over them in the Eastern Division standings with a 1-0 shootout victory over Western Division-leading Vancouver. Forward Victor Kodelja scored the lone goal, and Blizzard Goalie Jan Moller got his third shutout of the season. Despite the loss the White-caps continued to lead their division by 43 points after a subsequent 2-1 win over Golden Bay. Toronto wasn't so fortunate, loosing the Eastern lead when the Cosmos beat Southern Division-leading Tulsa 3-0 on Roberto Cabanas' goal and two assists. The Roughnecks came to New York after having won seven of their last nine games, the most recent a 4-0 blowout of Cosmos' nemesis Chicago. In that game Njego Pesa scored three times and Thompson Usiyan added the other goal. Giorgio Chinaglia's disabling hamstring injury—he'd had a hat trick in the Cosmos' 5-2 win over Tulsa in May—gave the Roughnecks false cause for optimism this time out. Fort Lauderdale ended the week on top in the South, one point ahead of Tulsa.
SWIMMING—VLADIMIR SALNIKOV swam the 800-meter freestyle in 7:52:33, breaking the world record he set in 1982 by .50 seconds, in Los Angeles (page 50).
TENNIS—MATS WILANDER beat Anders Jarryd 6-1, 6-2 in the $75,000 Swedish Open in Bastad.
Alycia Moulton defeated Kim Shaefer 6-3, 6-2 to win a $100,000 women's tournament in Newport.
TRACK & FIELD—JEFF BUCKINGHAM broke the American pole vault record of 18'10�" shared by Brad Pursely and Dave Volz by clearing 18'10�", in Lawrence, Kans.
MILEPOSTS—ACCEPTED: By a U.S. District Court judge, in Baton Rouge, a guilty plea by 1959 Heisman Trophy winner BILLY CANNON, 45, to conspiracy charges after more than $6 million in counterfeit bills was seized from Cannon's property (page 24).
NAMED: As the USFL Player of the Year, Philadelphia Stars Running Back KELVIN BRYANT, 22. and as Coach of the Year, Boston Breakers' DICK COURY, 53.
As coach of the new USFL Jacksonville franchise. LINDY INFANTE, 43, the incumbent offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. Subsequent to the announcement Infante was fired by the Bengals even though he was under contract to them until Jan. 31,1984.
As basketball coach at St. Francis College of Pennsylvania, KEVIN PORTER, 33, a four-time NBA assist leader during his career as a guard for the Washington Bullets (1974-75, 1979-83) and the Detroit Pistons (1975-79).