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A roundup of the sports information of the week

Aug. 12, 1968
Aug. 12, 1968

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Aug. 12, 1968

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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—Two first-place finishes, two seconds and an eighth enabled O. J. YOUNG of the New Orleans Yacht Club to earn the North American Dragon Class Sailing Championship on Galveston Bay Runner-up, by 14 points, in the five-race series was Buddy Friedrichs of the Southern Yacht Club.

This is an article from the Aug. 12, 1968 issue

Gordon Bowers, a 27-year-old lawyer from Minneapolis, took three of 10 races, for a total of 59.7 points, to win the North American Single-handed Sailing Championship on Lake Michigan Peter Barrett of Newport Beach, Calif. was runner-up with 81 points.

Bill Muncey, a four-time Gold Cup winner from Detroit, piloted his hydroplane Miss U.S. to victory in Seattle's $35,000 Seafair Regatta on Lake Washington.

BOXING—In his first fight since winning the title two months ago Light-heavyweight Champion BOB FOSTER scored a third-round TKO over Heavyweight Charley Polite in a scheduled 10-rounder in West Springfield, Mass. The victory was Foster's 31st in 35 professional fights.

FOOTBALL—The GREEN BAY PACKERS coasted to an easy 34-17 victory over the College All-Stars as Bart Starr threw three touchdown passes to Carroll Dale in the 35th game in Chicago (page 46). The most valuable collegiate player award went to Fullback Larry Csonka, last year's All-America at Syracuse and first draft choice of the Miami Dolphins, who gained 95 yards on 18 carries for a 5.3 average.

GOLF—Defending champion JACK NICKLAUS twice equaled the Olympia Fields course record of 65 on his way to winning his second straight Western Open near Chicago with a 72-hole total of 273. The victory was Nicklaus' first since the Sahara Invitational last October and boosted his year's earnings to $95,428.10.

Kathy Whitworth defeated Marlene Bauer Hagge on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in the $15,000 Gino Paoli Open at the Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury, Conn. after the two women had each scored a one-under-par 215 for the regulation 54 holes.

HARNESS RACING—Though barred from the betting, NEVELE PRIDE won handsomely in the $25,000 Su Mac Lad Trot for 3-year-olds at Yonkers Raceway, when he took the one-mile event by a length over Dart Hanover ($6.20). The win—Nevele Pride's 17th straight and 35th in 38 outings—boosted his earnings to $364,785, including a high $141,862 for 1968.

HORSE RACING—Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby first-place purse recipient FORWARD PASS ($2.60) took the $115,600 American Derby at Arlington Park without dispute as Milo Valenzuela guided him to a 4½-length victory over Nodouble. The Calumet colt's winning time of 1:48[4/5] for the 1‚⅛ miles was a full two seconds off the track record set last year by Damascus.

Politely ($8.80), Mrs. Richard C. duPont's 5-year-old chestnut mare, ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., took her fourth consecutive victory by 2¾ lengths over Plucky Pan in the 1-mile $117,655 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park.

Tartan Stable's favored DR. FAGER ($2.10), Braulio Baeza up, finished all alone in the 1‚⅛ mile Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, beating Spoon Bait, his closest rival in the field of four, by eight lengths.

MOTOR SPORTS—Veteran Racer LEE ROY YARBROUGH, driving one of only 16 cars that lasted the distance, won the $80,000 Dixie 500 in Atlanta with an average speed of 127.068 mph (page 22).

Scotland's JACKIE STEWART drove his Matra-Ford to a four-minute victory over leading Driver Graham Hill in the German Grand Prix in Adenau. The win, which took 2:19:03.2, for an average speed of 86.82 mph over the rain-slickened Nürburgring course, strengthened Stewart's hold on second place in the overall championship standings. Stewart now has 26 points to Hill's 30.

SKEET SHOOTING—Airman JIM BELLOWS of the Lackland (Texas) Air Force Base won his third all-around title in four years at the world championships in Bucyrus, Kans.

SOCCER—NASL: After struggling to the lead of the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division last week, WASHINGTON lost its steam and also its first-place position, by dropping two games and beating only DALLAS (the latter's 20th defeat in 21 games). ATLANTA regained the top spot, despite one loss, when South Africa's Kaizer (Boy-Boy) Motaung scored all the goals in a 3-1 victory over Baltimore. Motaung has now made nine goals in nine games. Third-place NEW YORK won both its games to give the Generals a short stint as runner-up in the division. George Kirby and Eliseu (obtained from Santos of Brazil just last week) each scored doubles in a 4-3 defeat of the Whips, and then Argentina's 6'1" Forward Cesar Menotti slipped in three goals for a 4-1 rout of BALTIMORE, which lost a second game. BOSTON posted two wins, yet remained in the cellar. CLEVELAND captured the lead from CHICAGO in the Lakes Division with a 4-1 victory over the Mustangs, who then played a scoreless tie with DETROIT. The Cougars won their other game but still trailed TORONTO, which lost its first home game of the season. In the Gulf Division of the Western Conference KANSAS CITY held on to its lead despite a loss to ST. LOUIS, which switched places with HOUSTON during the course of the week when St. Louis split two games and Houston dropped two. After an expected loss to Washington, DALLAS upset St. Louis 3-1 for its first home victory of the season. First- and second-place teams SAN DIEGO and OAKLAND were idle in the Pacific Division, while LOS ANGELES and VANCOUVER were the teams that each beat slumping Houston.

SWIMMING—As expected, world records were broken at the National AAU Outdoor Championships in Lincoln, Neb., with teen-age girls leading the pack (page 18). In the men's division, however, record-setting was restricted mainly to U.S. and meet marks, except for Canadian RALPH HUTTON, who even amazed himself when he edged UCLA's Mike Burton in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:06.5. Still, it was well under Mark Spitz's pending world record of 4:07.7.

TENNIS—CHARLIE PASARELL, ranked No. 1 in the U.S., upset top-seeded Clark Graebner 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in the men's division of the Eastern Grass Court championships in South Orange, N.J., while the women's title went to MARY ANN EISEL 21, of St. Louis. She won eight straight games to beat the 17-year-old California prodigy Kristy Pigeon 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

MILEPOSTS—INDUCTED: Into professional football's Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, ARTIE DONOVAN, MARION MOTLEY, CLIFF BATTLES, CHARLEY TRIPPI, ELROY (Crazy Legs) HIRSCH WAYNE MILLNER and ALEX WOJCIECHOWICZ.

FIRED: BUDDY JEANNETTE, 50, as general manager of the NBA's Baltimore Bullets, after serving in that post for three years. No successor to Jeannette, who was also coach and star of the championship 1948 Bullets team, has been named.

RETIRED: After 10 seasons with the Chicago Bears, Flanker JOHNNY MORRIS, 31, who holds the NFL record for the most passes caught in a single season (93 in 1964).

RETIRED: From racing, Greentree Stable's STAGE DOOR JOHNNY (earnings $223,965), winner of the Belmont Stakes, Dwyer and Saranac handicaps and two other races in six starts this year, because of a bowed tendon in his left front leg. The 3-year-old son of Prince John will be syndicated and stand at stud in Lexington, Ky.