BOXING—JEFF HARDING knocked out Dennis Andries in the 12th round to win the WBC light heavyweight crown, in Atlantic City.
Prince Charles Williams retained his IBF light heavyweight title when his opponent, Bobby Czyz, failed to answer the bell for the 11th round of their bout in Atlantic City. On the same card, ORLANDO CANIZALES scored a TKO in the 11th round over Kelvin Seabrooks to defend his IBF bantamweight title.
CANOEING—In the slalom events at the World Whitewater Championships, on the Savage River in Maryland, JON LUGBILL of the U.S. won the one-man canoe event; RICHARD FOX of England, the men's kayak title; and MYRIAM JERUSALMI of France, the women's kayak competition. The West German duo of FRANK HEMMER and THOMAS LOOSE won the two-man canoe title. In team competition, FRANCE triumphed in both the two-man canoe and the women's kayak events, while the U.S. won the one-man canoe and YUGOSLAVIA took the men's kayak title (page 53).
CYCLING—BEAT BREU defeated Daniel Steiger by 30 seconds to win the Tour de Suisse. Swiss cyclists swept the first three places, with Breu completing the 10-day, 1,136-mile race in 46 hours, 47 minutes and 19 seconds.
GOLF—STEVE JONES won his third PGA event of the season when he shot a two-under-par 70 in the final round of the Canadian Open, in Oakville, Ont., to finish with a 17-under-par 271. Clark Burroughs, who missed putts of less than 10 feet on the last three holes, finished two strokes back. Jones received $162,000.
Betsy King shot a 12-under-par 272 to win an LPGA tournament in Wilmington, Del. Shirley Furlong and Pat Bradley tied for second, two strokes back. King, who won $82,500, shot 67 in the final round.
Jim Dent eagled the 17th hole en route to an eight-under-par 64 in the final round and victory in the Syracuse (N.Y.) Senior Classic. Dent finished with a 15-under-par 201, one stroke ahead of Al Geiberger, and earned $45,000.
HANDBALL—PONCHO MONREAL beat Jon Kendler 21-9, 21-18 to win the national singles title, in Palatine, Ill.
HORSE RACING—BLUSHING JOHN ($4.60), ridden by Pat Day, beat Sabona by one length to win the Hollywood Gold Cup, at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt covered the 1� miles in 2:00[2/5] to earn $275,000.
Cryptoclearance ($4), Jose Santos up, won the Gold Cup at Hawthorne Race Course by 1� lengths over Proper Reality. The 5-year-old horse ran the 1� miles in 2:00[2/5] to earn $305,730.