A roundup of the sports information of the week

July 17, 1967
July 17, 1967

Table of Contents
July 17, 1967

Yesterday/Seesaw Giants
The Best
The Birds
With A Flair
Harness Racing
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOWLING—DAVE POUND of Britain and HELEN WESTON of the U.S. won the individual all-events championships at the 27-nation World Bowling Tournament in Malmo, Sweden. Pound, an 18-year-old London student, defeated Japan's Jyunnosuke Yamanaka by 59 points and Miss Weston, a 37-year-old Detroit accountant, edged Finland's Eija Krogerus by eight with a record total of 4,585 points for 24 games. POUND earlier teamed with Britain's JERS MORLEY for the men's doubles title, and Miss Weston and her teammate, Jean Stehle, were runners-up to ALICIA SARABIA and TEA OROZCO of Mexico in women's doubles.

This is an article from the July 17, 1967 issue Original Layout

BOXING—World Bantamweight Champion MASAHIKO (Fighting) HARADA of Japan made the fourth successful defense of his crown since winning it in 1965 with a unanimous 15-round decision in Tokyo over Bernardo Caraballo of Colombia.

FOOTBALL—Favored by seven points, the EAST team was hard pressed to score a 12-9 victory over the West as Florida's Heisman Trophy winner, Steve Spurrier, completing only three of 14 passes in all, tossed a winning 38-yard touchdown pass to Michigan State's Gene Washington in the last quarter of the Coaches All-America game in Atlanta. Most valuable player was West Quarterback John Brittenum of Arkansas, who completed 21 passes in 40 attempts.

GOLF—Floridian DICK CHAPMAN, 56, a former British and U.S. amateur champion, shot a 36-hole, one-under-par 141 to win the International Seniors Amateur championship in Gleneagles, Scotland by two strokes over Adrian French of Los Angeles.

Frank Beard gained his third victory on the 1967 pro tour, finishing three strokes ahead of runners-up Rod Funseth and Rives McBee with a nine-under-par 279 in Indianapolis' $100,000 Speedway Open tournament.

Mickey Wright won a first-place prize of $2,250 in the Lady Carling Open in Baltimore as she finished with a 54-hole total of 207, eight strokes ahead of Carol Mann.

HARNESS RACING—In a parade of straight-heat victories at Goshen, N.Y., the Allwood Stable's 8-year-old Lord Gordon won the Titan Cup free-for-all; Driver Stanley Dancer (page 68) swept the E. H. Harriman Cup 2-year-old trot with the Nevele Acres' Nevele Pride and also won the Historic-Dickerson for 3-year-olds with the Hambletonian favorite, Irving Berkemeyer's Dazzling Speed; and Bill Haughton took the Orange County Cup 3-year-old pace with the Farmstead Acres' Little Brown Jug favorite, Romulus Hanover.

HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps' BUCKPASSER ($3), ridden by Braulio Baeza, won his 25th race in 29 starts by half a length over Ring Twice in Aqueduct's 1-mile $109,800 Suburban Handicap, the middle leg of the handicap Triple Crown, increasing his career earnings to $1,419,114 to stand third on the alltime money-winning list.

Tumble Wind ($7.80), ridden by Johnny Sellers, earned his Llangollen Farm owners first money of $72,900 when he ran away with the 1-mile $117,900 Hollywood Derby, beating long-shot Duncan Junction by six lengths and the favorite, Ruken, by six and three-quarters.

Exceedingly ($27), with Frank Lovato up, won his second 1967 stakes victory and biggest ever as he upset Damascus, the Belmont and Preakness champion, by a nose in the 1 1/16 mile $54,100 William duPont Jr. Handicap at Delaware Park.

Leroy Moyers, 30, of Salem, N.H. became the first U.S. jockey to ride seven consecutive winners on a single program, increasing his victory total to 69 on the last day of the 66-day Suffolk Downs meeting, in which he was the leading rider.

George M. Humphrey's 4-year-old roan filly INDIAN SUNLITE ($7.20) clipped [3/5] second from the stakes record for the 1 3/16-mile $57,600 Sheepshead Bay Handicap on the Aqueduct turf course, defeating Mount Regina by three and a half lengths in 1:54 4/5. Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' Straight Deal, the 1966 record-setter, finished fifth.

With Ernie Cardone up, Martin Andersen's favored QUILLO QUEEN ($4.20) scored her second stakes victory by 3½ lengths over a 28-to-1 shot, Secret Promise, in the 1‚⅛-mile $58,150 Monmouth Oaks for 3-year-olds.

MOTOR SPORTS—CALE YARBOROUGH of Charlotte, N.C., averaging 143.583 mph, led four 1967 Fords across the finish line of the Firecracker 400 at the Daytona International Speedway to win his second major race of the season. Dick Hutcherson, Darel Dieringer and David Pearson were only seconds behind. A midnight-to-2:18 a.m. sedan race went to Parnelli Jones's Cougar.

SOCCER—USA: In the United Soccer Association's last week of regular-season play, CLEVELAND (14) retained its lead in the Eastern Division by one point, playing a scoreless tie with Detroit and losing to Vancouver 3-1. WASHINGTON (13), with a replay of a protested game yet to be settled with Los Angeles, split two, sharing second place with TORONTO (13), which won one, tied one. DETROIT (12) and NEW YORK (10) both tied two, and last-place BOSTON (7) split its games. In the Western Division LOS ANGELES (15) played two 2-2 ties, with Chicago and Dallas, to clinch the division championship. (The Wolves will face the Eastern Division leader July 14.) CHICAGO (13) tied two; SAN FRANCISCO (13) tied one and lost one, as did HOUSTON (12). VANCOUVER (11) and DALLAS (9) each won one, tied one.

NPSL: BALTIMORE (102) defeated Oakland 1-0 and tied St. Louis 2-2 to move back into the lead of the Eastern Division by two points, after losing first place last week to Pittsburgh (100). The Phantoms played a scoreless tie with Philadelphia and a 2-2 game with Chicago. ATLANTA (85) lost two games; PHILADELPHIA (77) won one, tied one; and last-place NEW YORK (67) split two. In the Western Division OAKLAND (124) played two wins and a loss for a 32-point lead, while LOS ANGELES (92) dropped two; ST. LOUIS (90) lost and tied; CHICAGO (84) won and tied; and TORONTO (77) won one game over Atlanta 2-1.

SWIMMING—Eight world records were set at the Santa Clara (Calif.) International Invitational meet, with CLAUDIA KOLB, 17, of the Santa Clara Swim Club, DEBBIE MEYER, 14, of the Arden Hills Club and MARK SPITZ, 17, of the Santa Clara club scoring doubles. Miss Kolb broke her own 200-yard individual medley mark with a 2:27.5 and Donna de Varona's 1964 400-meter medley record (5:11.7), while Miss Meyer swam the 800-meter freestyle in 9:35.8 and the 1,500-meter in 18:11.1; Mark Spitz regained the world 400-meter freestyle record (4:08.8) and set a new mark in the 100-meter butterfly (56.3); PAM KRUSE, 17, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. bettered her week-old 400-meter freestyle time with a 4:36.4; and CATIE BALL, 17, of Pompano Beach, Fla. clocked 2:40.5 in the 200-meter breaststroke.

In Monte Carlo, France's ALAIN MOSCONI took two world marks in 48 hours—Mark Spitz' 400-meter freestyle with a 4:09.2 (broken again by Spitz three days later) and the 800-meter freestyle in 8:46.8.

TENNIS—BILLIE JEAN KING scored the first women's triple at Wimbledon since Doris Hart's 1951 sweep, winning her second straight singles title 6-3, 6-4 from Britain's Ann Haydon Jones (page 22), then joining Rosemary Casals to win the women's doubles and Australia's Owen Davidson to win the mixed doubles. Third-seeded JOHN NEWCOMBE of Australia took the men's singles, defeating Wilhelm Bungert of West Germany 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.

Rod Laver beat top-seeded Ken Rosewall 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the all-Australian singles final of the Oklahoma City World Professional tournament. Teaming with DENNIS RALSTON, Rosewall defeated Laver and Fred Stolle 10-8 for the doubles title.

Unseeded LOU SCHOPFER, 44, of Memphis entered his first USLTA Senior Clay Court Championships and upset Atlanta's six-time winner, Bitsy Grant, 7-5, 6-1 in the finals at Bethesda, Md.

TRACK & FIELD—Kansas sophomore JIM RYUN, outdistancing Kenya's Kipchoge Keino by 30 yards, shattered Herb Elliott's Rome Olympics 1,500-meter world record by 2.5 seconds with a clocking of 3:33.1, and led the American team to a 396-295 victory in the U.S.-British Commonwealth meet in Los Angeles (page 16).

MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: By Fullback JIM TAYLOR, 31, Green Bay's punishing short-yardage weapon for eight years, a four-year contract for an estimated $400,000 with the New Orleans Saints. The Packers will receive the Saints' first draft choice next year and another player, yet to be named.

TRADED: Baltimore southpaw STEVE BARBER, 28, to the New York Yankees for "over the $20,000 waiver" and two players to be named. Winner of 20 games in 1963 and 10 in 1966 before injuring his elbow in mid-July, Barber had a 95-75 record in eight years with the Orioles.