BOATING—WILLIAM S. COX SR., 53, of Darien, Conn. finished one boat ahead of John J. (Don) McNamara Jr. of Boston in the final race for the Mallory Cup, symbol of the men's North American Sailing Championship, to defeat McNamara by 2½ points at Riverside, Conn. (page 116).
This is an article from the Sept. 12, 1966 issue
Seattle's JERIE CLARK, 23, beat Betty Sanchez of Redondo Beach, Calif. to take the Adams Cup for the women's North American championship in Belvedere, Calif.
On Lake Michigan, near Chicago, ROBERT HELD, 15, of Monmouth, N.J. won the Sears Cup, symbol of the North American junior sailing title, as he beat Tim Hogan of Newport Harbor, Calif.
BOXING—Oregon's AMOS (Big Train) LINCOLN, the seventh-ranked heavyweight contender, knocked out Elmer Rush of San Francisco, in 2:54 of the ninth round of their scheduled 10-rounder in San Francisco's Civic Auditorium.
CYCLING—"At the beginning of the last lap I didn't think I was going to make it to the end," said West Germany's RUDI ALTIG, 29, after he won the world professional road-cycling championship at N√ºrburgring in Adenau, Germany. Altig rode near the front of the pack until the last 70 miles when he put on a push and overtook the leaders Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor of France, who finished second and third. "Nobody wins this race without being able to torture himself," concluded Altig. A day earlier at N√ºrburgring, 21-year-old EVERT DOLMAN of Rotterdam took the amateur road-cycling title when he defeated Leslie West of England in a photo finish. Belgium's YVONNE REYNDERS, 29, who was the Belgian women's shotput champion at age 16 and took up cycling at 18, won the women's road-cycling title. She has now won seven world championships, including three in the chase events. Later, when the championships moved to Frankfurt, Germany, Dutch favorite TIEMEN GROEN gained his third straight amateur pursuit championship, setting a world record with his 4:50.2 for the 400-meter course.
GOLF—MICKEY WRIGHT, the 12-year pro from Dallas who has won more tournaments than any other woman on the ladies' tour, took her biggest single prize—$10,000—when she won the Ladies World Series of Golf with a 136 for the 36 holes at Springfield, Ohio (page 36).
Canada's GARY COWAN defeated two-time national amateur champion Deane Beman in an 18-hole playoff to take the USGA Amateur title in Ardmore, Pa. (page 120).
Australia's BRUCE DEVLIN, never a leader during the first three rounds of the $200,000 Carling golf classic in Southport, England, shot a final-round 69 to finish with a six-under-par 286 and won the $35,000 first prize. U.S. Open Champion Billy Casper was second with a 287.
HARNESS RACING—Gainesway Farm's KERRY WAY, driven by Frank Ervin, became the first fills in eight years to win The Hambletonian, second of trotting's Triple Crown, by taking both heats (1:58[4/5] and 1:59[3/5]) at Du Quoin, Ill. (page 42).
Speedy Rodney ($3.00), a 5-year-old trotter driven by Del Insko, broke his own world record for a mile trot on a half-mile track by one-fifth of a second when he won the $20,000 Danbury in 1:58⅗ finishing 3½ lengths in front of Earl Laird.
Stanley Dancer, 39, of New Egypt, N.J., gained four victories (two in Illinois and two in New York) and set three world records along the way—all in the same day. He began by driving NOBLE VICTORY to a new world one-mile trotting record with a 1:55[3/5] in the first heat of the $20,000 Hambletonian Maturity at Du Quoin, Ill. and took the event with a second-heat win. Then Dancer drove BONJOUR HANOVER to another straight-heat victory in a Du Quoin pace, setting a world record for 3-year-old fillies in the first (1:57) and, with a 1:59[1/5] in the second heat, clipping one-fifth of a second off the combined-pace mark for two heats. After that Dancer flew to Yonkers, where he guided pacer COPPER JACKET ($11.40) to a win in the fourth race and New Zealand-bred pacer CARDIGAN BAY ($2.80) to victory in a $25,000 free-for-all handicap.
Bret Hanover became the fastest harness horse in history with a 1:54 time-trial clocking for the mile at Vernon (N.Y.) Downs.
HORSE RACING—King Ranch's BUFFLE ($11.20), with Johnny Rotz up, beat Reginald Webster's favored Amberoid by 3¼ lengths to win the $277,250 New Hampshire Sweepstakes Classic, the world's richest race for 3-year-olds, at Rockingham Park. Buffle earned $180,212.
Winner of the world's richest race for 2-year-old fillies, the $226,525 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes in Chicago, was MIRA FEMME ($6.60), owned by Verne H. Winchell Jr. of El Monte, Calif. Mira scored a¾-length victory over Teacher's Art.
TENNIS—In what may have been a preview of the Davis Cup, Australians ROY EMERSON and FRED STOLLE defeated Americans Dennis Ralston and Clark Graebner in straight sets for the U.S. doubles title at Brookline.
TRACK & FIELD—EAST GERMANY showed improvement in the field events, POLAND'S women dominated the sprints, but the Russians and the French failed in the big events as the U.S.S.R.'s Igor Ter-Ovanesyan lost the broad jump to Britain's LYNN DAVIES, and France's Michel Jazy was defeated in the 1,500-meter by BODO T√úMMLER of West Germany at the European Athletic Championships in Budapest (page 40).
MILEPOSTS—APPOINTED: As head basketball coach at Memphis State University, HENRY (Moe) IBA, 27, freshman coach at Texas Western, to succeed Dean Ehlers, who resigned a week earlier. Iba, whose Texas Western freshmen lost only 10 games in four seasons, will be coaching Memphis State in its first year in the tough Missouri Valley Conference. His father, Hank, coaches the Oklahoma State basketball team, an old MVC member.
HIRED: Sportscaster MEL ALLEN, 53, broadcaster for the New York Yankees for 25 years until he was fired in 1964, as play-by-play announcer for the AFL's Miami Dolphins. Allen is also a sports-caster for NBC and appears on the network's weekend Monitor programs. How about that!
TRADED: Baltimore's BAILEY HOWELL, 29, a seven-year NBA forward, to the Boston Celtics for MEL COUNTS, 24, the Oregon State center who was the Celtics' No. 1 draft choice in 1964. Howell, an alumnus of Mississippi State, began his career in 1959 with Detroit and was named to the NBA's All-Star squad four times before being traded to the Bullets in 1964. Last season he averaged 17.3 points a game and was Baltimore's second highest scorer with 1,364 points.
RESIGNED: BILL CHAMBERS JR., 35, head basketball coach at the College of William and Mary since 1957, to go into private business. Chambers, who still holds the Indians' scoring record of 1,437 points in three years, completed his coaching career with a 113-110 record but produced winning teams in six of his nine years.
RETIRED: Cincinnati Center WAYNE EMBRY, 29, after eight seasons with the Royals, to become a regional representative for the PepsiCola Co. in Cincinnati. Embry, who came to the Royals in 1958 from Miami (Ohio) University, was selected five straight times (1961-1965) to play in the NBA's All-Star game.
DIED: NICHOLAS PIANTANIDA, 33, of Brick Town, N.J., a parachutist who had been in a coma since he attempted to set a world free-fall record on May 1; in Philadelphia. Piantanida was hospitalized after the oxygen supply in his suit was cut off at 57,000 feet over southern Minnesota.