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A roundup of the sports information of the week

Aug. 22, 1966
Aug. 22, 1966

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Aug. 22, 1966

Green Bay
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Commonwealth Games

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—PAUL ELVSTROM of Denmark skippered his Web III to the 5.5-meter world championship with five firsts and two seconds in the seven-race competition at Skovshoved, Denmark.

This is an article from the Aug. 22, 1966 issue

COMMONWEALTH GAMES—KIPCHOGE KEINO of Kenya won both the mile (3:55.3) and three-mile runs; WENDELL MOTTLEY, the former Yale sprinter, anchored TRINIDAD-TOBAGO's mile-relay team to a world-record clocking of 3:02.8 (1.7 seconds better than the mark held jointly by two U.S. teams); and British Empire swimmers set 13 world records, including nine by Australians, of which two were by Aussie Peter Reynolds, as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games ended in Kingston, Jamaica (page 56).

FOOTBALL—The TEXAS high school all-stars defeated Pennsylvania for the second straight year as Quarterbacks Joe Norwood (completed eight of 13 passes for 173 yards and two TDs) and James Street (seven of 13 for 152 yards and two TDs) passed them to a 34-2 victory in Hershey, Pa.

GOLF—MRS. DON R. CARNER, the former Jo-Anne Gunderson, of Seekonk, Mass., defeated Mrs. J. Douglas Streit of Willowdale, Ont. on the 41st hole to win the 66th Women's Amateur Championship in Sewickley, Pa. (page 54).

Mason Rudolph, who had not won a tournament in more than two years, birdied the 15th hole of the final round to dissolve a tie with defending champion Jack Nicklaus and went on to win the $100,000 Thunderbird Classic at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, N.J., with a 72-hole score of 278. Nicklaus was second by a stroke.

Kathy Whitworth scored her third straight tournament victory when she won the Lady Carling Open in Baltimore with a 54-hole score of 214, three shots better than Peggy Wilson. It was Miss Whitworth's sixth win this season, and it increased her earnings to $22,777, tops on the LPGA Tour.

HARNESS RACING—POLARIS ($4.80), driven by George Sholty, won the first leg of trotting's Triple Crown with an easy 2½-length victory over Governor Armbro in the $123,375 Yonkers Futurity Trot at Yonkers, N.Y. (page 52).

In the Mayor's Cup Pace at Yonkers BRET HANOVER ($2.40) beat Tactile by 2½ lengths and Cardigan Bay by 3 in a win-betting-only race.

HORSE RACING—NATASHKA ($7.60) won the $56,850 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga when the stewards decided that favored Lady Pitt, the apparent winner, had interfered with Natashka and Jockey Willie Shoemaker during the stretch run of the mile-and-one-quarter race for 3-year-old fillies.

PENTATHLON—MRS. PAT WINSLOW won the official rerun of the National AAU Women's Pentathlon with 4,496 points in Millbrae, Calif. Mrs. Winslow originally lost the competition two weeks earlier, then was declared the winner a week later when her team, the Millbrae Lions Club, protested the eligibility of the original winner, Denise Paschal. Claiming she didn't want to gain her sixth championship in that manner, Mrs. Winslow insisted on the rerun and beat Miss Paschal by 112 points.

POLO—The SUNNY CLIME team of San Antonio took the National 20-Goal championship by defeating Oak Brook (Ill.) 9-7.

SKIING—France's JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY and MARIELLE GOITSCHEL gained the combined titles at the World Ski Championships in Portillo, Chile as France dominated the competition with six gold medals (page 24). Killy also won the downhill, while Miss Goitschel took the ladies' giant slalom.

TENNIS—DENNIS RALSTON and CLARK GRAEBNER both won their singles matches the first day, then teamed to win the doubles the next afternoon to lead the U.S. past Mexico in the American Zone Davis Cup finals in Cleveland. The U.S. will meet Brazil in the Interzone finals in October.

MILEPOSTS—LICENSED: By the New York State Athletic Commission, ERNIE TERRELL, 27, recognized as world heavyweight champion by the WBA, and his new manager, George A. Hamid Jr. The commission previously had refused to license Terrell because his former manager allegedly associated with gangsters. The license presumably will lead to a New York fight between Terrell and Cassius Clay.

NAMED: Supervisor of officials for the National Hockey League, FRANK UDVARI, 42, a league referee for 15 years, during which time he handled 788 regular-season and 70 playoff games.

PURCHASED: Controlling interest in the Cleveland Indians, by VERNON STOUFFER, 65, millionaire restaurateur, from William R. Daley and Gabe Paul. Promising that the club will stay in Cleveland and not move to Oakland as most baseball people believe, Stouffer said: "You can be sure that now the Indians belong to the Indians' fans."

PURCHASED: By AL DAVIS, 37, who recently resigned after only four months as commissioner of the American Football League, a general partnership in the Oakland Raiders, the team he coached until the end of last season. Davis, who is one of the club's three general partners, will oversee all operations of the Raiders. He emphasized that he will not return to coaching the team.

RESIGNED: As athletic director at Northwestern University, STU HOLCOMB, 55, to become general manager of the Chicago Mustangs, an entry in the newly formed North American Soccer League.

SOLD: For a world-record $177,000, a SAILOR-LEVEE filly to Charles W. Engelhard of Far Hills, N.J. The filly was placed in auction at Saratoga only after another yearling was injured when she tried to jump a fence in her paddock.

DIED: ELLIS W. RYAN, 62, former president of the Cleveland Indians (1950-1952), who fired Lou Boudreau as manager in 1950; in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

DIED: DAN B. HAINS, 63, the father of organized water skiing and the founder of the American Water Ski Assn.; in Glen Cove, N.Y. Hains conducted the first water-ski tournament on record at the Jones Beach (N.Y.) pavilion, and he also designed water skiing's first slalom course.

DIED: CHARLEY DRESSEN, 67, who was associated with baseball the last 47 years, including 15 as the manager of five major league teams; of a heart attack, in Detroit. He had led the Detroit Tigers until May 16, when his second heart attack in 14 months forced him out of the dugout. Dressen played eight seasons in the majors, hitting .272 in 646 games, before he managed his first big-league club, Cincinnati, in 1934. In 1952 and 1953 Dressen led the Brooklyn Dodgers to the National League pennant, and baseball people still tell how Dressen once told his Dodgers during a close game: "Stay with them a few more innings until I think of something." One year when the experts were discussing Dressen's Milwaukee Braves, one of them said: "I don't know where the Braves will finish, but Dressen will be five games ahead of them." He was recognized as a master handler of young pitchers, the most recent of whom is Denny McLain, the Tigers' 22-year-old right-hander. When McLain was having difficulties a few weeks ago, it was Dressen who came into the dugout in street clothes to help straighten the pitcher out. "That man," said McLain admiringly, "will go with his boots on."

DIED: MIKE McTIGUE, 73, a pug-nosed Irishman from County Clare who fought 145 bouts in a 17-year career (1914-1930) and once held the world light-heavyweight championship (1923-1925); in New York.