BOWLING—MARSHALL HOLMAN beat Kent Wagner 290-224 to win the $ 100,000 Venice ( Fla.) Open and become the first bowler to win back-to-back titles this year.
BOXING—Unbeaten MILTON McCRORY scored a 12-round split decision over Colin Jones in Las Vegas to win the WBC Welterweight title vacated by Sugar Ray Leonard (page 68).
GOLF—WAYNE LEVI'S 16-under-par 272 beat Isao Aoki and Calvin Peete by one stroke in a PGA event in Grand Blanc, Mich. Levi's sixth tour victory was worth $63,000.
Patty Sheehan shot a 16-under-par 272 to beat JoAnne Carner by four strokes for the $27,000 winner's check in an LPGA event in High Point, N.C.
HORSE RACING—PLAY FELLOW ($7.60), Pat Day up, swept past 2-1 favorite Slew o' Gold to win the 114th Travers Stakes at Saratoga by 1% lengths. The colt ran the 1� miles in 2:01 (page 66).
MOTOR SPORTS—ALAIN PROST, driving a Renault, beat Rene Arnoux's Ferrari by 6.8 seconds to win the Austrian Grand Prix in Zeltweg. Prost averaged 139 mph as he completed the 53 laps of the Osterreichring circuit in 1:24:00.
Teo Fabi, driving a March-Cosworth, beat Al Unser Jr., also in a March-Cosworth, by five seconds to win a race for Indy cars in Long Pond, Pa. Fabi averaged 134.882 mph over the 200 laps of the 2.5-mile Pocono tri-oval, finishing in 3:42:25.
SOCCER—The surging Cosmos beat Montreal 3-1 and sat atop the NASL standings by six points over Vancouver. The Whitecaps had lost the league point lead for the first time all season earlier in the week when the Cosmos beat Team America 2-1 (page 70). In that game the league's leading scorer Roberto Caba�as kicked in his 21st goal, and the Cosmos clinched the Eastern Division title. Vancouver wrapped up the. Western Division title by beating Seattle 3-2 in a shoot-out. David Cross scored twice for the Whitecaps in their first league game since July 30—one reason the Cosmos were able to make up a 27-point deficit the last three weeks. Also in the West, San Diego's Kaz Deyna broke Giorgio Chinaglia's record for most points in a game, scoring four goals and five assists for 13 points in the Sockers' 9-1 win over Tampa Bay; Chinaglia's record was 12 points.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL beat Anders Jarryd 6-2, 6-2 to win his third Canadian Open title, in Montreal.
Martina Navratilova beat Chris Evert Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for the $27,500 winner's check in a Manhattan Beach, Calif. tournament.