A roundup of the sports information of the week

Aug. 21, 1967
Aug. 21, 1967

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Aug. 21, 1967

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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—The French schooner Pen Duick III, sailed by Eric Tabarly, became the overall winner of the 605-mile Fastnet Yacht Race—the last in a series of four races for the Admiral's Cup—with a corrected time of 78:39:19. Nonetheless, AUSTRALIA captured the cup with 495 points to defending champion Great Britain's 391.

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Defending champion BUD MELGES, a 37-year-old boatbuilder from Lake Geneva, Wis., retained his title at the U.S. Open Flying Dutchman National Championships on Lake Erie without even sailing in the sixth and final race, when he skippered his 19'10" sloop Widgeon to three victories and two fourth-place finishes for a low-point score of 16.

West Germany's WILLY KUHWEIDE skippered his boat, the Darling, to his second consecutive world Finn sailing championship in Hangö, Finland with an accumulative low-point total of 24.7, beating Valentin Mankin of Russia by 9.7 points.

BOXING—Argentine HORACIO ACCAVALLO retained his share of the world flyweight title with a split decision over Japan's Hiroyuki Ebihara in a 15-round bout in Buenos Aires.

CYCLING—Home-town dark-horse STEVE MAARANEN won the 10-mile title at the National championships in Portland, Ore. (page 20).

FOOTBALL—Coach Bobby Layne's TEXAS high school All-Stars, converting four pass interceptions and a fumble recovery into four touchdowns, defeated Pennsylvania 45-14 in the fourth annual schoolboy classic between the two states, in Hershey, Pa. It was the Texans' third straight victory over the Coalcrackers, who have been outscored 111 to 38 in the series.

GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER shot a four-under-par total of 276 to win the $100,000 American Golf Classic in Akron by three strokes over Doug Sanders. It was Palmer's 50th career victory and boosted his season earnings to $138,190, tops on the PGA tour, and his career earnings to a record $1,003,709.

HARNESS RACING—Arthur Brown's PERFECT FREIGHT ($21.20), with Jimmy Dennis in the sulky, qualified as a U.S. entry for the Roosevelt International Trot this week when he beat Real Speed by a neck in the 1-mile $50,000 American Trotting Championship at Roosevelt Raceway. The odds-on favorite, Carlisle, driven by Billy Haughton, finished well back in fourth.

Earlier in the day at The Meadows in western Pennsylvania, Billy Haughton guided ROMULUS HANOVER ($3.40, $2.60), who was racing with an inflamed tendon in his left front leg, to victories in two of three heats (including a final half-length win over co-favorite Best of All, last year's 2-year-old champion) to take the $85,510 Adios Stakes.

HORSE RACING—With Willie Shoemaker up, GAMELY ($3.80), William Haggin Perry's Kentucky-bred daughter of Bold Ruler, moved a step closer to the 3-year-old filly championship when she beat the Lazy F Ranch's Treacherous by two lengths in the 1-mile $60,200 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga.

JUDO—JAPAN, losing only one out of a possible six gold medals—the heavyweight division to Holland's Willem Ruska—dominated the world championships at Salt Lake City as MITSUO MATSU-NAGA outpointed West Germany's Klaus Glahn for the Open title.

ROWING—The Harvard heavyweight crew, unbeaten in 19 races over a three-year span, was upset in the finals of the North American championship in St. Catharines, Ont. as NEW ZEALAND took first, Australia placed second, West Germany's Ratzeburg crew, third and the Crimsons a shocking fourth (page 18).

SOCCER—NPSL: BALTIMORE (157) increased its lead in the Eastern Division to 30 points when the Bays beat New York 1-0 and St. Louis 3-1. PHILADELPHIA (127), after splitting two, changed places with ATLANTA (125), which dropped both its games. NEW YORK (125) followed up a loss to Baltimore with a 1-0 win over Oakland on Luis Menotti's last-minute goal and moved into a tie for third with the Chiefs. PITTSBURGH (123), in the cellar for the second straight week, lost to Oakland, but defeated Atlanta 3-2 in a game in which the Phantoms scored all five goals. In the Western Division OAKLAND (166) bounced back from its unexpected loss to New York and beat Pittsburgh 2-0 as Goalie Mirko Stojanovic registered his 10th shutout of the season. ST. LOUIS (135) split two; CHICAGO (133), paced by Willie Roy, who regained the league scoring lead with 35 points, won two; while LOS ANGELES (108) and TORONTO (104) both tied one, lost one.

SWIMMING—Three world records were set at the National AAU Outdoor championships in Chicago as DON SCHOLLANDER shattered his own pending 200-meter freestyle mark with a 1:55.7; GREG BUCKINGHAM swam the 200-meter individual medley in 2:11.3; and MIKE BURTON lowered the 1,500 freestyle to 16:34.1 (page 48).

TENNIS—Australia's ROY EMERSON defeated Spain's Manuel Santana 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 for the West German men's singles title in Hamburg, but five days later SANTANA beat Emerson 6-1, 10-8, 6-4 for the Canadian Open title in Montreal.

TRACK & FIELD—EUROPE surprised the Americas in the two-day international meet in Montreal as the European men's team won six of the final night's 10 events to squeeze ahead of the predominantly U.S. team 109-100, while the European women won 60-55 (page 22).

Later in the week, at a dual meet in London, the U.S. swamped Great Britain, scoring 139 points to 84 and winning 19 of 21 events. In the big mile race JIM RYUN defeated Kipchoge Keino of Kenya for the second time in five weeks, clocking a 3:56.0, well above his 3:51.1 world record.

WATER POLO—The Pan-American Blue Team edged the White Team 5-4 at the 1967 National AAU Men's Senior Outdoor Championships in Chicago (page 56).

MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As the first professional labor-management negotiator for major league baseball, JOHN J. GAHERIN, 52, former president of the Publishers Association of New York City. Gaherin will act as special adviser to a committee that represents the 20 club owners in dealing with the Major League Baseball Players Association.

INDUCTED: Into active duty with the U.S. Army for two years, CHARLEY JOHNSON, 28, the St. Louis Cardinals' starting quarterback the past five seasons.

RETIRED: From professional football, OLLIE MATSON, 37, a 14-year veteran of the NFL who has played with the Philadelphia Eagles for the past three seasons. Matson ranks second to the retired Jimmy Brown in lifetime offense with 12,844 yards.

RULED: By California Superior Court Judge Robert J. Drewes that NBA scoring leader RICK BARRY, 23, could not play for any other team than the San Francisco Warriors before Sept. 30, 1968. Barry-had jumped the Warriors last June and signed a contract to play for the new American Basketball Association's Oakland franchise (SI, Aug. 14).

SOLD: To John E. duPont of Wilmington, Del., a bay daughter of Bold Ruler from Blue Norther, for $190,000—the highest price ever paid for a yearling filly at public auction—at the 47th annual Saratoga yearling sales.

SUSPENDED: By the executive committee of the Southeastern Basketball Conference, MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY from participation in the conference championship and any playoff or postseason tournament for the next two seasons, because of violations of SEC recruiting regulations.