BASEBALL—Chao-Min Pan struck out 13 to lead Taiwan to an 11-1 victory over Danville, Calif. and its second straight Little League World Series title, its seventh in 10 years, at Williamsport, Pa.
BOWLING—LARRY LAUB of San Francisco averaged 212 for 42 games to win the $60,000 Buffalo Open. He defeated Pete McCordic of Houston by 25 pins.
BOXING—ANTONIO (KID BAMBELE) CERVANTES of Colombia retained his WBA junior welterweight championship with a ninth-round TKO of South Africa's Norman (Pangaman) Sekgapane, in Mmabatho, Bophuthatswana.
CHESS—World champion ANATOLY KARPOV forced Viktor Korchnoi to resign on the 39th move of the 17th game to take a 4-1 lead in the world championships at Baguio City, the Philippines. Karpov needs two more victories to win the $350,000 first prize.
GOLF—TOM WATSON survived, among other things, a second-round 63 by Hale Irwin to win the $250,000 Hall of Fame Classic at Pinehurst, N.C. by one stroke. His 277 was seven under par.
Shelley Hamlin shot a final-round four-under-par 69 for a 208 total, one stroke better than runner-up Kathy Whitworth, in the $75,000 Patty Berg LPGA Classic in St. Paul.
HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY SOMOLLI ($4.40), driven by Howard Beissinger, won the $233,594 Yonkers Trot, the first leg of trotting's Triple Crown, by two lengths over Doublemint in 1:59[3/5].
HORSE RACING—GENERAL ASSEMBLY ($2.60), ridden by Darrel McHargue, won the $81,000 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga by 6� lengths over Exuberant. The 2-year-old son of Secretariat covered 6� furlongs in 1:16[2/5].
Medley glass ($8.60), a 3-year-old filly with Jerry Nicodemus up, won the $674,004 All-American Quarter Horse Derby at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex. by a nose over Town Policy, the horse that reappeared after a mysterious disappearance (SI, Aug. 21, 1978). Medley Glass, timed in 21.78 for 440 yards, earned $288,847; Town Policy, $120,419.
MOTOR SPORTS—CALE YARBOROUGH, driving an Oldsmobile, averaged 88.628 mph on the Bristol (Tenn.) International Raceway track to win the $82,530 Volunteer 500 for the third straight year.