BASEBALL—KIRKLAND, WASH. defeated Taiwan 6-0 to win the 36th Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. (page 54).
BASKETBALL—The SOVIET UNION edged the United States 95-94 to win the ninth World Basketball Championships in Cali, Colombia.
BOWLING—DAVE HUSTED defeated Marshall Holman 214-193 to win the last event on the PBA's summer tour, the $95,000 Sarasota ( Fla.) Open.
CYCLING—American women dominated the first week, wholly devoted to track racing, of the world championships in Leicester, England, finishing 1-2 in both women's events. REBECCA TWIGG overhauled Connie Carpenter to win the pursuit, while CONNIE PARASKEVIN won the sprint title when defending champion Sheila Young-Ochowitz ran into her and was disqualified. In men's events, SERGEI KOPYLOV of the U.S.S.R. took the amateur sprint crown and KOICHI NAKANO of Japan retained his professional sprint title.
GOLF—CRAIG STADLER defeated Ray Floyd on the 4th hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the $400,000 World Series of Golf in Akron. The pair finished the regulation 72 holes tied at 278, two under par (page 20).
JoAnne Carner won her second straight tournament, the $165,000 Henredon Classic in High Point, N.C., edging defending champion Sandra Haynie in a five-hole playoff. After 72 holes, both players had six-under-par 282s.
HARNESS RACING—FRANCE'S IDEAL DU GAZEAU ($4.60), driven by Eugene Lefevre, won the $250,000 International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway for the second straight year, beating Zebu by five lengths. The 8-year-old covered the 1� miles in 2:36.
HORSE RACING—Laffit Pincay Jr. rode PERRAULT ($4.60) to victory by 2� lengths over Be My Native in the Arlington Million at Arlington Park ( Chicago). The 5-year-old covered the 1� miles on turf in 1:58[4/5].
Justanold Love ($23.00), ridden by Jerry Nicodemus, beat Dashingly by� of a length to win the $778,000 All-American Derby, the final leg of the 3-year-old quarter horse Triple Crown, at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex. The colt took 21.68 seconds to cover the 440 yards.
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP, in a Buick, won a 500-lap Grand National race at Bristol (Tenn.) International Raceway with a 3-car-length victory over Bobby Allison, in a Chevrolet. Waltrip averaged 94.318 mph around the high-banked .533-mile oval.