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A roundup of the sports information of the week

May 22, 1967
May 22, 1967

Table of Contents
May 22, 1967

A Wild Dash
Indy 500
Tommie Smith
Part 2: The Dodger Story
People
Rowing
Horse Racing
Baseball
Olympics
Judo Roll-Out
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—ODELL LEWIS of Fond du Lac, Wis. raced his 32-foot Maritime Mona Lou III to victory in the first annual Bahamas 500 with a time of 12:36:20 (page 20).

This is an article from the May 22, 1967 issue

BOWLING—MILLIE IGNIZIO, a petite 20-year-old left-hander from Rochester, N.Y., defeated Phyllis Massey of Alameda, Calif. by 31 pins in the four-game final to win the prestigious WIBC Queens tournament in Rochester.

BOXING—BOB FOSTER, a 28-year-old light-heavyweight from Washington, D.C., who is bidding for a shot at the championship, floored 40-year-old veteran Eddie Cotton of Seattle twice in the third round of a scheduled 12-rounder, in Foster's home town, before knocking him out in 1:58. The knockout was Foster's 20th in 29 pro fights.

Undefeated 241-pound heavyweight BUSTER MATHIS scored his 18th straight victory with a first-round knockout over Ed Hurley of St. Paul in a scheduled 10-round bout in Detroit.

GOLF—Toronto's GEORGE KNUDSON won his first major victory in three years when he shot a final-round two-under-par 70 for a 72-hole total of 277 in the $100,000 Greater New Orleans Open to beat Jack Nicklaus by a stroke.

HARNESS RACING—ROMULUS HANOVER ($5.80), full brother to last year's winner, Romeo Hanover, scored a 2-length victory over favored Best of All in the one-mile, $178,064 Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway (page 26).

HORSE RACING—Tartan Stable's DR. FAGER ($3.60), with Braulio Baeza aboard, won his second race in two starts this season when he took the 92nd running of the one-mile, $58,300 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct by six lengths over previously unbeaten Tumiga, the bettors' second choice (page 60). Dr. Fager's time of 1:33[4/5] was just [1/5] second off the track record, and it was the fastest mile by a 3-year-old in New York racing history.

With Willie Shoemaker up, third-choice FLEET DISCOVERY ($11.80) gained a two-length victory over Chiclero on Hollywood Park's new turf course in the six-furlong $27,550 Premier Handicap—the track's first stakes race of the summer meeting. Favored Native Diver, California's leading stakes winner (31), was 1¾ lengths behind in third place.

LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS became the only unbeaten team in contention for the national title when the Blue Jays handed Navy its first collegiate loss (9-6) in 34 games (page 28).

MOTOR SPORTS—National driving champion MARIO ANDRETTI earned the Indianapolis 500 pole position for the second straight year when he averaged a record 168.982 mph (page 30).

Paul Hawkins of Great Britain and ROLF STROMMELEN of Germany drove their Porsche 2195 prototype to victory in the 51st running of the Targa Florio race in Sicily—the world's oldest open-road auto race.

Richard Petty of Level Cross, N.C. led for all but 25 laps of the Rebel 400 stock car race in Darlington, S.C., to win by a lap over David Pearson of Spartanburg, S.C., and raised his NASCAR Grand National record to 55 victories. Petty, driving a Plymouth, averaged 125.671 mph—well off the 131.580 mph mark he set last year.

ROWING—HARVARD's heavyweight eight boosted its winning streak to 26, as the Crimson team finished two lengths ahead of Penn in the EARC sprint championships in Worcester, Mass. (page 58). In Philadelphia MARIETTA's eight-oar varsity retained the Dad Vail Trophy (the nation's small-college championship), with a one-foot victory over Georgetown.

SOCCER—The PITTSBURGH PHANTOMS (38 points) held the National Pro Soccer League's Eastern Division lead by beating Toronto 2-1, while the ATLANTA CHIEFS, who also defeated Toronto 3-2, and shut out New York 2-0, jumped from fourth place into second, seven points behind. The BALTIMORE BAYS tied Chicago 2-2 but dropped to third (27 points), and the PHILADELPHIA SPARTANS, four points farther back, suffered their first defeat and allowed their first goals when St. Louis beat them 2-1. The NEW YORK GENERALS, shut out by both Los Angeles and Atlanta, retained last place with 10 points. In the Western Division there was no change in the standings as the ST. LOUIS STARS (47 points) won one; the CALIFORNIA CLIPPERS (39) defeated the Toros 4-0; the third-place LOS ANGELES TOROS (31) split two games; the CHICAGO SPURS (25) tied one; and the TORONTO FALCONS (16) lost two.

TABLE TENNIS—PATTY MARTINEZ, a 15-year-old from San Diego, beat Priscilla Hirskowitz Resek of New York City 21-19, 20-22, 22-20, 21-17 to win the women's division of the U.S. Open championships in San Diego. In the men's division Japan's MANJI FUKUSHIMA gained the title by defeating Dal Joob Lee of South Korea 21-17, 21-18, 21-14.

TRACK & FIELD—SAN JOSE STATE, with Tommie Smith (page 34) sprinting a 19.4 anchor leg, set a world record of 1:22.1 in the 880-yard relay, breaking Abilene Christian's 1958 mark by half a second, at the West Coast Relays in Fresno, Calif. Later in the meet the speedy Spartan quartet broke the American mark for the mile relay with a 3:03.5. RALPH BOSTON, the 1960 Olympic gold medalist now representing the Southern California Striders, came Within 2½ inches of his world broad-jump record with a leap of 27'2¼"; ED CARUTHERS of Arizona skimmed the bar at 7'2" in the high jump; TRACY SMITH of the Santa Monica AA ran the fastest two-mile of the year with an 8:32.5; and TERRY THOMPSON of the Oregon Staters Track Club turned in a 1:48.9 half-mile.

At the Southwestern Athletic Conference meet in Houston, Texas Southern junior JIM MINES ran a 9.l-second 100-yard dash to equal the world record; in Wimbledon, England ANNE SMITH, a 25-year-old schoolteacher, became the world's fastest outdoor woman miler when she was clocked in 4:39.2 at the Surrey Championship; and in Heidelberg, Germany, 24-year-old KURT BENDLIN of West Germany totaled 8,319 points in the decathlon to top the world record held by America's Russ Hodge by 89 points.

WATER POLO—The MAYOR DALEY YOUTH FOUNDATION of Chicago defeated the New York Athletic Club 12-9 in overtime to win the National AAU Indoor Championships in New Haven, Conn. Forward Sam Kooistra, captain of the Mayor Daley team, scored four of his team's goals, including the winner, and was selected as the tournament's most valuable player. It was the 14th time that Kooistra, 31, had played on a national championship team.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: To succeed Joe Heyer as head basketball coach at LaSalle College, JIM HARDING, 38, who in four years of college coaching (Loyola of New Orleans, 1957 and Gannon, 1964-1966) had produced three postseason tournament teams.

SOLD: By Houston to Philadelphia, right-handed Relief Pitcher DICK (TURK) FARRELL, 33. Farrell, who had played with the Phillies from 1956 to 1961, had a 53-64 record with the Astros since 1962, tops on the team. In other cash transactions the New York Mets acquired Baltimore Oriole Utility Infielder BOB JOHNSON, 31, and Kansas City Athletic Third Baseman ED CHARLES, 34.

DIED: Sixth-ranked Western Kentucky's star basketball guard, DWIGHT SMITH, 21; in an auto accident in Princeton, Ky.

DIED: Italy's leading race-car driver, LORENZO BANDINI, 34; of burns suffered in a crash at last week's Monaco Grand Prix. Bandini, the No. 1 driver for the Ferrari factory team, was winner of the 1963 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, the 1965 Targa Florio road race and this year's Daytona 24-hour and Monza 1,000-kilometer endurance races.