BRIDGE—ITALY's Blue Team beat the North American Team 338-227 in the finals in Miami Beach for its ninth straight World Team Championship (page 36).
CYCLING—Two-time Olympian JACKIE SIMES, 24, of Closter, N.J., won the 50-mile Kugler-Anderson Memorial Tour of Sommerville (N.J.) in the record time of 1:56:10.07, finishing by less than half a bike length over Allen Bell, the local favorite.
GOLF—Tournament favorite BOB DICKSON, 23, employed by an aviation firm in Muskogee, Okla., defeated his Walker Cup teammate Ron Cerrudo, a 22-year-old public-relations man from San Rafael, Calif., two and one in Formby, England in the first all-American final of the British Amateur Open championship since 1959.
Dave Hill, a former caddie from Jackson, Mich., won his first tournament in four years with a 72-hole total of 272, finishing two strokes ahead of Johnny Pott of Cape Girardeau, Mo. at the $100,000 Memphis Open.
Kathy Whitworth successfully defended her title in the $13,500 St. Louis Women's Invitational Open with a 54-hole 209 total and a two-stroke victory ever Card Mann.
HARNESS RACING—ROMEO HANOVER ($2.60) competed in his first mile-and-a-half event and won when George Sholty drove him to a length victory over New Zealand's 11-year-old Cardigan Bay in the $100,000 International Pace at Yonkers Raceway. It was the chestnut colt's 21st straight win and his 34th in 38 starts.
HORSE RACING—Favored DAMASCUS ($3.60), Mrs. Edith Bancroft's Preakness winner, raced to his fifth victory in seven starts this year when he beat Canada's runner-up. Cool Reception, by two and a half lengths in the 1½ mile $148,700 Belmont Stakes at Aqueduct (page 26).
Tartan Stable's Dr. Fager, with Manuel Ycaza up, crossed the wire six and a half lengths in front of Mrs. Frances Genter's second-place Preakness finisher IN REALITY ($6.40) in the 1‚⅛-mile $l19,200 Jersey Derby at Garden State, but was disqualified for "herding" at the first turn (page 29). In Reality was declared the winner, while Dr. Fager was moved down to fourth and last.
Ogden Phipps's 1966 Horse of the Year, BUCKPASSER ($2.60), with Braulio Baeza aboard, turned in a time of 1:34[3/5] in the one-mile $109,200 Metropolitan Handicap at Aqueduct to beat second-place finisher Yonder by one and a quarter lengths. The victory—Buckpasser's 15th straight—increased the 4-year-old bay colt's career earnings to $1,342,204, placing him third on the alltime-winning list.
Biggs ($25,40) became the third Washington state horse in five years to take the $119,220 Californian at Hollywood Park as Bill Harmatz rode him to a three-quarter-length win over runner-up Make Money.
LACROSSE—NAVY gained a triple tie with Maryland and Johns Hopkins for the national collegiate title, scoring three goals in the last six minutes to defeat Army 7-5 before a record crowd of 14,200 on Navy's home field. All three teams lost only one collegiate game this season.
MOTOR SPORTS—Houston's A.J. FOYT, the sole driver to complete the 200-lap race, drove his rear-engined Coyote Ford to a record 151.207 mph victory in the Indianapolis 500 (page 30).
Two-time World Champion JIM CLARK of Scotland, driving a new Lotus English Ford, took his fourth Dutch Grand Prix for Formula I cars in Zandvoort, The Netherlands when he defeated Defending Champion Jack Brabham of Australia by half a lap in the record time of 2:14:45.6, averaging 104.4 mph over the 235.5-mile course.
SOCCER—NPSL: Only one Eastern Division Team won a game during the week, and PITTSBURGH (60 points) dropped out of first place for the first time since the season started. The Phantoms lost to California 3-2 and tied Los Angeles 0-0, but ATLANTA (61), following a loss to Philadelphia, tied Chicago 4-4 and took a one-point lead. PHILADELPHIA (53) moved into third place with the division's only victory—3-2 over Atlanta—and a scoreless tie with BALTIMORE (50), which earlier in the week lost to Toronto. Last-place NEW YORK (34) also was defeated by Toronto after a 0-0 tie with Chicago. In the Western Division, ST. LOUIS, in the lead with 64 points, tied Los Angeles 1-1, then lost to the Clippers while CALIFORNIA (60) won two. LOS ANGELES (54), in third, tied both its games, as did CHICAGO (47). TORONTO, despite upsetting Baltimore 2-0 and beating New York 2-1, remained in the cellar with 38 points.
USA: In the first full week of play for the United Soccer Association the CLEVELAND STOKERS tied the CHICAGO MUSTANGS 1-1, then beat the Boston Shamrock Rovers 1-0 while the NEW YORK SKYLINERS tied Boston 0-0 before losing to the LOS ANGELES WOLVES 2-1. The WASHINGTON WHIPS tied Chicago 1-1 and gained a 2-1 win over TORONTO CITY, which later defeated the San Francisco Golden Gate Gales 2-0. In Dallas the TORNADOES and the HOUSTON STARS played a scoreless tie before a crowd of 16,431—largest of the week—and in Detroit the VANCOUVER ROYALE CANADIANS tied the Cougars 1-1.
TENNIS—The Australian men dominated the French championships in Paris as ROY EMERSON won his second major tournament of the year by defeating fellow Aussie Tony Roche 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for the men's singles title. ROCHE later paired with JOHN NEWCOMB to beat Emerson and Ken Fletcher in an all-Australian doubles final, while the mixed doubles went to Californian BILLIE JEAN KING and Aussie OWEN DAVIDSON. France's 24-year-old FRAN√áOISE DURR defeated Australia's Lesley Turner (favored to take her third French title) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the ladies' singles and became the first native French woman titlist since 1939. Miss Durr earlier had teamed with GAIL SHERRIFF of Australia to take the ladies' doubles.
TRACK & FIELD—Kansas sophomore JIM RYUN ran the second fastest mile on record, just 1.9 off his own world mark, with a 3:53.2 at the Coliseum-Compton invitation meet in Los Angeles (page 34).
Three-time Olympic champion AL OERTER, of the New York Athletic Club, after a sleepless plane ride, surpassed the 197'8" fourth-place discus throw he made 12 hours earlier at the Coliseum-Compton meet by 5'10" with a toss of 203'6" in the New York AC Spring Games. It was the longest discus throw ever made in the East.
Ann Smith, a 25-year-old London schoolteacher, bettered her three-week-old women's world mile mark by 2.2 with a 4:37 at the Southern Counties Women's Championship in London, England.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To JACK TWYMAN, 33, former Cincinnati Royals' scoring star (1957-1966) and legal guardian for teammate Maurice Stokes, who was stricken with encephalitis in 1958, an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities by St. Francis College of Loretto, Pa., Stokes's old school. Twyman has devoted himself to Stokes's care and rehabilitation since the onset of his illness.
NAMED: Athletic director at the University of Pennsylvania, FRED SHABEL, 35, to succeed Jerry Ford, who was fired for alleged violations of the Ivy League athletic rules, including a secret slush fund. Shabel resigned last March as head basketball coach at the University of Connecticut after producing four NCAA tournament teams in four years.
TRADED: By the Baltimore Orioles, MIKE EPSTEIN, 24, the controversial rookie first baseman and 1966 minor league Player of the Year with Rochester, and Pitcher FRANK BERTAINA, 23, for PETE RICHERT, 27, the Washington Senators' left-hander who has a 2-6 won-lost record so far this season with only one complete game in 10 starts and a 4.64 ERA. Epstein, when ordered back to Rochester by the Orioles, had refused to report and threatened to quit baseball.
SOLD: To the Cincinnati Reds, BOB LEE, 29, a star right-handed relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels for three years, by the Los Angeles Dodgers, who acquired him last December.
RETIRED: The Yankees' magnificent left-hander, WHITEY FORD, 38, after 17 years as New York's money pitcher, because of a bone spur in his left elbow. Ford, who won more games than any other Yankee pitcher, ended his career with a 236-106 won-lost record and a .690 winning percentage. He also pitched on 11 pennant winners and set World Series marks for consecutive scoreless innings (33‚Öî, breaking Babe Ruth's old record), most victories (10), most starts (22) and most strikeouts (94). Ford will remain with the organization as a scout and public-relations man.
FIRED: As general manager of the American Basketball Association's Denver franchise, VINCE BORYLA, 40, former All-America center at Notre Dame and the University of Denver, and player, coach and general manager of the New York Knickerbockers, when he released a statement rebuking the club owners for not coming up with money to back their "oral promises."