BOWLING—BILL BEACH defeated Bill Lillard 200-191 to win the PBA Seniors Championship in Harvey, La.
Lorrie Nichols beat Patty Costello 244-215 to win a $25,000 LPBT event in Rochester, Mich.
BOXING—SALVADOR SANCHEZ retained his WBC featherweight title with an eighth-round TKO of Wilfredo Gomez in Las Vegas (page 24).
Greg Page successfully defended his USBA heavyweight title by gaining a 12-round split decision over George Chaplin in Atlantic City.
Juan LaPorte knocked out Rocky Lockridge in the second round in Las Vegas to win the USBA featherweight crown.
PRO FOOTBALL—Washington's Mike Nelms knows how to make the most of second chances. Released by the Buffalo Bills as a rookie, he latched on with the Redskins as a free agent after a tour of the CFL and earned Pro Bowl honors as a kick returner in his first NFL season. Nelms also got two chances as the Skins beat local rival Baltimore 13-7 in preseason play. After having a 59-yard punt return for a touchdown called back because of a penalty, he ran another punt back 54 yards for a TD. The win left Washington as one of just four unbeaten teams. One of those, St. Louis, also beat a regional opponent, using Safety Lee Nelson's seven-yard fumble return for a TD to defeat Kansas City 16-3. In other local matches, San Diego won the Lieut. Governor's Trophy by beating L.A. 33-29, thanks to a 34-yard interception return by another player with a new lease on life, Wyatt Henderson, who was cut by the Rams last year; Buffalo claimed Lake Erie with a 31-20 defeat of the Browns; and the Jets outscored the Giants 37-24—for bragging rights to New York—in New Jersey. New England and Miami retained their perfect records with narrow wins, the Pats holding off Oakland 23-21 with the help of John Smith's three field goals, and Dave Woodley scooting two yards around end with 12 seconds left to lead the Dolphins over Detroit 31-27. In other games, Tampa Bay beat Houston 27-17, Chicago shaded Cincinnati 24-21, San Francisco beat Seattle 24-17, Denver defeated Green Bay 17-7, Dallas downed Pittsburgh 24-14, Minnesota edged Atlanta 20-19 and Philadelphia dealt New Orleans its first loss 36-7.
GOLF—HALE IRWIN won a $350,000 PGA event in Grand Blanc, Mich. on the second hole of a four-way playoff after finishing at 277,11 under par.
Beth Daniel shot a four-under-par 284 to win the $150,000 World Championship of Women's Golf in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She finished one stroke ahead of Jan Stephenson.
HARNESS RACING—WILDWOOD JEB ($24.60), driven by James Marohn, won the second leg of pacing's Triple Crown, the $373,850 Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway. The 3-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:58[1/5], finishing 1� lengths ahead of Brand New Fella and Eastern Skipper.
HORSE RACING—TIMELY WRITER ($15), Roger Dan-jean up, beat favored Out of Hock by 4� lengths to win the $85,650 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga. The 2-year-old covered the 6� furlongs in 1:16[1/5]