A roundup of the sports information of the week

Sept. 18, 1967
Sept. 18, 1967

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A roundup of the sports information of the week

ARCHERY—World Champion RAY ROGERS of Muskogee, Okla., shooting in winds up to 35 mph, led the U.S. to the Ambassadors' Cup team trophy at the North American championships in Winnipeg, Man., with world-record rounds at 90, 70, 50 and 30 meters and a world single-round mark.

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BOATING—BUD FRIEDRICHS JR., a 27-year-old stockbroker from New Orleans who gained his third successive North American Dragon Class Championship a week earlier, won the world title over the same six-mile Olympic course on Lake Ontario in Canada, beating Houston's Bob Mosbacher. With four victories, a fourth and a fifth, Seattle's MAURICE RATTRAY took the Dulles Trophy, totaling a low of 18 points for a winning margin of 28 over Graham Hall of Larchmont, N.Y.

The first round-trip run (New York City to Albany and back) of the Hudson River Marathon was won by STAN STAUFFER and Co-driver ED COUNTS of Ashland, Ohio when they piloted their 16-foot Checkmate outboard at an average speed of 49.1 mph over the 250-mile course.

BOWLING—Southpaw DAVE DAVIS of Phoenix won his second PBA tournament in a row and a record-tying fifth this year when he defeated Mike Limongello of Babylon, N.Y. 208-183 in the finals of the $30,000 Nebraska Centennial Open in Omaha. The victory boosted Davis back into the lead in the season's money race with $40,565.

CYCLING—Britain's GRAHAM WEBB and BERYL BURTON won the men's and women's amateur road-racing titles at the world championships in Heerlen, The Netherlands, while Belgian EDDY MERCKX edged Dutchman Jan Janssen for the professional title.

FOOTBALL—AFL: Boston opened the 1967 American Football League season with two straight losses when DENVER, last in the Western Division in 1966, defeated the Patriots 26-21 as Babe Parilli had six passes intercepted (page 30) and SAN DIEGO, maintaining its record of never losing a home opener, won 28-14. Following their victory over Boston, the Broncos were crushed by OAKLAND 51-0. Len Dawson completed 17 of 19 passes for 189 yards, including a record 15 in a row, to lead defending champion KANSAS CITY to a 25-20 victory over Houston. New York, leading 17-0 at the start of the fourth quarter after two TD passes by Joe Namath, lost to BUFFALO 20-17 when, cheered by a record home crowd of 45,748, Jack Kemp tossed two touchdown passes and Mike Mercer kicked 51- and 43-yard field goals.

GOLF—U.S. Open Champion JACK NICKLAUS shot a 36-hole total of 144 to take the $50,000 first prize in the World Series of Golf in Akron by one stroke over Masters titlist Gay Brewer.

Two-time U.S. Open Champion BILLY CASPER won the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in the $200,000 Carling World Tournament in Toronto, Ont., beating fellow Californian Al Geiberger. The victory was worth $35,000 to Casper.

Texan KATHY WHITWORTH, the LPGA tour's leading money winner, gained her seventh victory this year when she defeated Carol Mann on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in the $32,000 Ladies' World Series of Golf in Springfield, Ohio.

HANDBALL—CARL OBERT of New York City defeated Steve August 21-19, 21-14 to gain the singles title at the National Three-Wall championship in Detroit. Obert then teamed with his brother Rudy for the doubles title.

HARNESS RACING—Chris Boring drove TRUE DUANE ($3.20) to a ¾-length victory over Easy Prom in the 1½-mile $50,000 Nassau Pace at Roosevelt Raceway.

Van Tatan Stable's bay colt GOLDEN MONEY MAKER, driven by Harold Dancer Jr., tied the nation's best time (1:58[4/5]) for 2-year-old pacers this season when he won his sixth race in 14 starts with a straight-heat victory in the one-mile $67,000 Fox Stake at the Indiana State Fair. Meadow Brick finished second.

HORSE RACING—T.V. COMMERCIAL ($6.80), with Pete Anderson up, gained a 3¾-length victory over Gin-Rob in the first division of the $371,750 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Chicago's Arlington Park, while Willie Shoemaker rode Ogden Phipps's VITRIOLIC ($4.60) to a 3½-length win over Exclusive Native in the second division (page 91).

With Willie Shoemaker aboard, DAMASCUS ($2.60) won the 1‚⅛-mile $106,800 Aqueduct Stakes—his fourth straight stakes victory—by two lengths over Ring Twice.

Ogden Phipps' unbeaten QUEEN OF THE STAGE ($2.60), with Braulio Baeza aboard, scored a four-length victory over Meadow Stables' Gay Matelda, in the six-furlong $104,090 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

The first legalized races for all-Arabian horses under pari-mutuel betting in the U.S. were held at Evangeline Downs in Lafayette, La., over the past week.

Harvey Peltier's 22-to-1 shot FUSILIER BOY ($46.80), with Henry Moreno aboard, won his second stakes race with a 4½-length victory over Ramsinga in the 1[3/16]-mile $118,100 Benjamin F. Lindheimer handicap on Arlington Park's turf course.

Laico Bird ($8.40), ridden by Bobby Harmon, earned Owner Floyd Jones Jr. first-place money of $228,300 and became the top-earning quarter horse in the history of racing ($343,863) in winning the $486,593 All American Quarter Horse Futurity—the world's richest horse race—at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex. by a nose over Sea Nymph. The 2-year-old dark brown filly equaled the best time for the 400-yard race with a clocking of 20.11.

MOTOR SPORTS—MARIO ANDRETTI of Nazareth, Pa. won his second straight Hoosier Hundred in Indianapolis by beating current USAC big-car point leader A. J. Foyt (page 32).

Richard Petty of Level Cross, N.C., NASCAR's biggest Grand National winner with 71 career victories, took his 21st race of the year when he drove his factory-backed Plymouth to a record 130.423 mph and beat David Pearson of Spartanburg, S.C. and substitute driver Cale Yarborough by five laps in the Southern 500 at the Darlington (S.C.) International Speedway. Four days later, at the 100-mile Buddy Shuman Memorial at Hickory, N.C., Petty, completing the last two laps on a flat tire, won his 22nd NASCAR race of the season. Then, at the end of the week, Petty won the Capital City 300 in Richmond, Va. and set a new single season earnings mark of $114,125.

Grand Prix Formula I leader DENIS HULME of New Zealand drove his McLaren-Chevrolet to a record 104.454 mph in winning the first of the six-race series for the Canadian-American Challenge Cup by 1:32 over Mark Donohue of Stoney Brook, N.Y., at Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Driving a Honda, Britain's JOHN SURTEES completed the 68-lap, 243-mile Grand Prix of Italy in Monza in 1:43.45 to beat Australia's defending World Driver Champion Jack Brabham by [2/10] second. The second-place finish increased Brabham's point total in this year's championship standings to 40, just three points behind Denis Hulme, who had to drop out of the race on the 30th lap.

ROWING—WEST GERMANY edged Harvard by almost two seconds for the eights-with-cox title at the European championships in Vichy, France, while the pairs-without-cox title went to Virginians LARRY HOUGH and TONY JOHNSON, who beat East Germany by 11 seconds for the widest winning margin of the meet and the U.S.'s only first-place finish.

SOCCER—OAKLAND, although losing the first of a two-game series to Baltimore 1-0, gained the National Professional Soccer League Championship with a 4-2 total goal advantage when the Clippers defeated the Bays 4-1 in the second game on Dragan Djukic's three first-half goals. Western Division Runner-up St. Louis defeated Eastern Division Runner-up Philadelphia 2-1 and the Stars will meet the Clippers for the Commissioner's Cup Sept. 18 in St. Louis.

TENNIS—Aussie JOHN NEWCOMBE defeated Clark Graebner of Beachwood, Ohio 6-4, 6-4, 8-6 in the finals of the U.S. Singles Championships at Forest Hills, N.Y., while the women's title went to Wimbledon Champion BILLIE JEAN KING of Long Beach, Calif., who beat Briton Ann Haydon Jones 11-9, 6-4 (page 97).

WRESTLING—The U.S.S.R. won four of eight individual titles and the team championship with 34 points at the World Greco-Roman championships in Bucharest, Rumania. Hungary came in second with 29 points, followed by Rumania with 26.