BOATING—BRIGADOON, a 57-foot sloop owned by Robert Morton, won overall honors in the 36th biennial Newport- Bermuda Race. The 81-foot sloop Nirvana was first over the line, covering the 635 miles in two days, 14 hours, 29 minutes and 16 seconds, more than five hours faster than Ondine's 1974 record.
BOWLING—STEVE COOK defeated Roger Haskell 250-196 to win a $110,000 PBA event in San Jose.
Sam Zurich and Nelson Burton jr. beat Jim Winklepleck and Dave Husted 227-200 to win a $110,000 PBA doubles tournament in Las Vegas.
BOXING—LEROY HALEY won the WBC junior welterweight title in a 15-round split decision over Saoul Mamby in Highland Heights, Ohio.
S.T. Gordon won the WBC cruiserweight title with a second-round TKO over Carlos DeLeon in Highland Heights, Ohio.
GOLF—BOB GILDER shot a 19-under-par 261 to beat Tom Kite and Peter Jacobsen by five strokes and win the $400,000 Westchester Classic in Rye, N.Y.
Sandra Haynie defeated Nancy Lopez and Hollis Stacy by six strokes to win the $200,000 Rochester International in Pittsford, N.Y. with a 12-under-par 276.
Nancy Taylor of Phoenix beat Kerri Clark of North Las Vegas 2 and 1 to win the Women's Amateur Public Links title in Lawrence, Kans.
HORSE RACING—CHRISTMAS PAST ($7), Jacinto Vasquez up, won the $141,500 Coaching Club American Oaks by six lengths over Cupecoy's Joy at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old covered the 1� miles in 2:28[3/5] (page 54).
LACROSSE—The UNITED STATES defeated Australia 22-14 to win the quadrennial World Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore.