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A roundup of the sports information of the week

Aug. 11, 1969
Aug. 11, 1969

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Aug. 11, 1969

Jets-All-Stars
Hardy Boy
Boating
Harness Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BICYCLE RACING—Ending the 35-day National Championships in Detroit, AUDREY McELMURY of La Jolla, Calif. was named women's overall champion, JACKIE DISNEY of Monrovia, Calif. the intermediate girls' winner, GARY CAMPBELL of Paramount, Calif. the junior boys and NELSON SALDANA of Kew Gardens, N.Y. the intermediate boys' champs. The three men's events were won by JACKIE SIMES of Fort MacArthur, Calif. (10-mile), TIM MONTFORD of Sherman Oaks, Calif. (1,000-meter), JOHN VAN DEVELDE of Glen Ellyn, Ill. (4,000-meter). A men's overall title was not awarded.

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BOATING—PETER RITTMASTER of Miami won the 222.5-mile Hennessy New York Grand Prix for ocean powerboats in American Moppie (page 44).

FOOTBALL—Tough in the first half, tired in the second, the World Champion NEW YORK JETS edged the College All-Stars 26-24 at Chicago's Soldier Field, making full use of the talents of the recently unretired Joe Namath (page 12).

Two more returnees figured in the week's action: unretired Middle Linebacker Sam Huff intercepted a Jack Concannon pass to set up a touchdown as the WASHINGTON Redskins beat the Chicago Bears 13-7 under the coaching of the unretired Vince Lombardi. In interleague games quarterbacks made the difference as the BALTIMORE Colts got back a bit at the AFL, defeating San Diego 26-6, while MINNESOTA whomped Miami 45-10. Johnny Unitas completed seven of eight passes for 86 yards in the first half, while Earl Morrall led the Colts to two touchdowns in the first and last quarters. In Tampa the Dolphins took a 10-point lead in the first quarter, but Joe Kapp inspired the Vikings to 24 in the second, and backup Quarterbacks Gary Cuozzo and Bob Lee were responsible for two more Viking touchdowns. In the AFL, KANSAS CITY gained some revenge over championship rival Oakland—Jan Stenerud kicked three field goals and the Chiefs won 23-17. HOUSTON rolled over Buffalo (still sans O. J. Simpson) 24-7, holding the Bills to 23 yards rushing. Linebacker Marty Schottenheimer intercepted two Don Trull passes, but Jack Kemp could only convert one to a score, on a 14-yard pass to Lloyd Pate. The Oilers, meanwhile, managed a score in every quarter and one interception, by Linebacker George Webster. In the one other game ATLANTA managed a rare high score, 55-0, but it was the Falcon rookies who did it—against the Alabama Hawks of the Continental League. Jeff Stanciel of Mississippi Valley College and Dicky Lyons from Kentucky each scored two touchdowns, and the defense never let the Hawks past the Falcons' 25-yard line.

GOLF—FRANK BEARD wound up with a birdie and a 13-under-par 275 to win the $250,000 Westchester Classic at Harrison, N.Y.—richest tournament of the season—by a stroke over 25-year-old Bert Greene of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dan Sikes bogeyed the final hole to finish two strokes back in third. Beard, who declared, "Having consistency is the most important thing in golf," had rounds of 69, 72, 67 and 67.

Sandra Spuzich of Indianapolis won the $20,000 Buckeye Savings Invitational in Cincinnati with a 213, three strokes ahead of Judy Rankin. It was Sandra's first LPGA victory since the 1966 National Open.

HARNESS RACING—NEVELE PRIDE, driven by Stanley Dancer, rounded off a sweep of the Westbury Futurity with a world record of 2:07[2/5] in the mile-and-[1/16] $88,670 Realization Trot at Roosevelt Raceway—taking the race by five lengths over Master Yankee. The record cut 1[1/5] seconds off the old one, set by Perfect Freight in the 1966 Realization.

HORSE RACING—AL HATTAB ($3.40), topweighted in a field of nine, won the $100,000 Monmouth Invitational Handicap by two lengths over Dot Ed's Bluesky. Belmont winner Arts and Letters, the favorite, was scratched just prior to the 1‚⅛-mile race for 3-year-olds.

In two other races with sizeable purses, TAMPA TROUBLE ($52.20), ridden by Earlie Fires, won the $113,000 Benjamin F. Lindheimer Handicap at Chicago's Arlington Park by 2½ lengths over even-money favorite Figonero, and OBEAH ($10.20) won the $114,105 Delaware Handicap when another favorite (Amerigo Lady) was scratched. Obeah, ridden by Johnny Rotz, took the 1-mile race for fillies and mares by 4¾ lengths over Double Ripple.

At Saratoga, favored VERBATIM ($3.80) took his third stakes race of the season by five lengths over Tropic King in the 42nd $55,300 Whitney.

MOTOR SPORTS—Wheeling a Brabham-Ford, Belgium's JACKY ICKX drove to victory in the German Grand Prix on the N√ºrburgring, outdueling the favored Jackie Stewart of Scotland—runaway leader in world championship points—and finishing with a 108.43 mph average speed and one-lap track record of 7:44.5. Only four of the 13 starters finished the Formula I event.

TENNIS—BRITAIN, led by southpaw Mark Cox's 6-3, 18-16, 3-6, 6-2 triumph over Jose Eidson Mandarino, defeated Brazil and entered the Davis Cup Inter-Zone final for the first time since World War II. The victory—gained at Wimbledon, where such a late Cup match has not been held for 32 years—will put Britain up against Rumania next week to decide which will challenge the U.S. at Cleveland in September. British team members are Cox, Peter Curtis and Graham Stilwell.

Third-seeded STAN SMITH of Pasadena, Calif. defeated fellow Davis Cupper and second-seeded Clark Graebner of New York to win the Eastern Grass Courts Championship at South Orange, N.J. 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. It was the fourth straight year that Graebner was runner-up.

Tom Okker of The Netherlands won the Dutch championship when he topped England's Roger Taylor 10-8, 7-9, 6-4, 6-4. Kerry Melville of Aus tralia won the women's title 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 over Karin Krantzcke.

WATER SKIING—Skimming a 52-mile course from Long Beach to Catalina Island, two young Californians set new records in the Grand National: TIM GUCKES, 22, of Gardena, finished first in 1:04 3/8 to clip nine seconds off the mark set in 1963, and SALLY YOUNGER, 16, of Hacienda Heights, captured the women's division in 1:21.40, beating the 1961 record by 8.20.

MILEPOSTS—CAGED: All-America cager RICK MOUNT, a Purdue University senior, by a junior named DONNA SUE CADGER. The two were married in Lebanon, Ind.

REITERATED: By International Olympic Committee President AVERY BRUNDAGE, 82, that he was still determined to keep nonamateur sports out of Olympic competition. The reaffirmation came after Denis Howell, the British minister for sport, predicted open games by 1980.

DIED: JOHNNY MAIBEN, 71, a popular jockey of the post-World War I days, in San Ysidro, Calif. A favorite with the C. V. Whitney and August Belmont stables, Maiben rode Gallant Fox, Exterminator, Aga Khan and the late Max Hirsch's sentimental favorite, Sarazan.

DIED: FLINT RHEM, 66, for 12 years a pitcher around the National League, in Greer, S.C. Rhem ran up a 105-97 record over his career, taking the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1924, 1933-34 and 1936; the Philadelphia Phillies in 1932-33 and the Boston Braves in 1934-35.

KILLED: MOISES SOLANO, 35, a veteran of Formula I and stock car circuits and one of Mexico's leading race drivers, when his McLaren-Chevy crashed and burned during the Valle de Bravo-Bosencheve Hill Climb near Mexico City.