Darrell Waltrip, in a Pontiac, averaged 107.23 mph around the 1-mile Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway oval to win a 500-mile NASCAR Grand National stock car race, his ninth victory of the year. He beat Kyle Petty, in another Pontiac, by half a car-length.
SAILING—MARK GOLISON clinched the USYRU men's championship with a low score of 23 in an eight-race series in matching J-24 sloops on Long Island Sound. He defeated Charles Scott by 5.5 points.
SOCCER—Giorgio Chinaglia's first-half goal was enough to carry the Cosmos to their second Soccer Bowl victory in three years, 1-0 over the Seattle Sounders, in San Diego (page 56).
TENNIS—MARIO MARTINEZ snuffed John Alexander 6-4, 7-5 to win the $100,000 Sicilian Open in Palermo, Italy.
Bettina Bunge beat Barbara Potter 7-6, 6-2 in the finals of a $100,000 women's tournament in Tokyo.
Brian Gottfried and RAUL RAMIREZ won a $200,000 doubles tournament in Ponte Vedra, Fla. by default over Mark Edmondson and injured Kim Warwick.
TRACK & FIELD—MARICICA PUICA broke Mary Decker Tabb's women's world record in the mile, set on July 9, by .64 seconds with a clocking of 4:17.44 in Rieti, Italy.
MILEPOSTS—ENTERED: In Dade County ( Fla.) Circuit Court, a plea of guilty to charges of violating probation, by former NFL Defensive Lineman DON REESE, 31. Reese, who in 1977 was sentenced to one year in prison and five years' probation on cocaine/trafficking charges, admitted that he used cocaine during his probation in a June 14 article in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
RULED: By a U.S. District Court judge in Oklahoma City, that the NCAA violated antitrust laws in acting as the sole agent for selling rights for college football games to network television. The decision, resulting from a suit brought by the Universities of Oklahoma and Georgia, held that individual colleges may sell their football TV rights and prohibited the NCAA from future contract negotiations on behalf of its member schools.
TRADED: By the Houston Rockets, Center MOSES MALONE, 28, to the Philadelphia 76ers for Center-Forward CALDWELL JONES, 32, and a first-round draft pick in 1983.