A roundup of the sports information of the week

Feb. 02, 1970
Feb. 02, 1970

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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASKETBALL—NBA: The West had six of the league's top 10 scorers on its team, but the East had Willis Reed and Oscar Robertson to lead it to a 142-135 All-Star victory. Reed received the MVP award, and Robertson scored 21 points to become the highest scorer in the history of the game with a total of 230 for 10 All-Star appearances. In the standings Milwaukee gained half a game on New York and was only five out of first place as the Knicks lost to Boston 109-102. But New York later beat Chicago 120-117 as Bill Bradley scored a career-high 35 points. Chicago slipped to third in the West after losing all three of its games, and Los Angeles, with a 3-1 record, took over the second spot.

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ABA; Larry Jones of Denver scored a game-high 30 points as the West routed the East 128-98. The West's Spencer Haywood, also of Denver, had 23 points and 19 rebounds and was named MVP. The Rockets won both games they played during the week and moved to within two games of the West's leader, New Orleans. Three weeks ago the Rockets were in last place. Indiana and Pittsburgh were the only winners in the East, Indiana taking three for a 35-8 season record and Pittsburgh topping New Orleans 113-111 to lift the Pipers out of last place.

NBA—East: New York (2-1), Milwaukee (3-0), Baltimore (2-2), Philadelphia (2-1), Cincinnati (1-2), Boston (1-2), Detroit (3-1). West: Atlanta (1-0), Los Angeles (3-1), Chicago (0-3), Phoenix (3-1). San Francisco (1-3), San Diego (0-2). Seattle (0-3).

ABA—East: Indiana (3-0), Kentucky (0-2), Carolina(0-1), New York (0-1), Pittsburgh (1-0), Miami (0-1). West: New Orleans (0-2), Denver (2-0), Dallas (1-1), Los Angeles (3-1), Washington (0-1).

BOBSLEDDING—The West German team of HORST FLOTH and JOSEF (Pepi) BADER defeated teams from 12 other countries to take the world two-man bobsled title in 5:05.39 for four heats over the St. Moritz, Switzerland run.

BOWLING—The $77,777.77 Showboat Invitational tournament in Las Vegas was won by DAVE SOUTAR of Gilroy, Calif., with a final-match victory of 257-214 over left-handed Don Glover of Bakersfield, Calif. It was the first time in six years that aright-handed bowler had won the tournament.

GOLF—At Pebble Beach, Calif., BERT YANCEY shot a final-round, three-under-par 69 to defeat Jack Nicklaus 278-279 for the first prize of $25,000 at the $125,000 Bing Crosby Pro-Am.

HARNESS RACING—In Paris, TOSCAN, owned by Count Pierre de Montesson, trotted to victory in the $126,000 Prix d'Amérique in 3:23.6 for the 1‚Öù-mile course, while Henri Levesque's hopes for a fifth straight win were ended when his entry, Upsalin, was involved in a collision.

HOCKEY—NHL: The New York Rangers were briefly threatened by Boston with the loss of sole possession of first place when the Bruins went ahead 1-0 in the first period on a goal by John Bucyk, but New York then buried Boston 8-1 and left the Bruins tied for second with Montreal. In the West fourth-place Pittsburgh won two and tied one to challenge Minnesota, which suffered ah 0-2-0 week, for the third spot.

NHL—East: New York (1-1-0), Boston (1-1-1), Montreal (2-1-0), Detroit (2-1-0), Chicago (2-1-0), Toronto (1-1-0). West: St. Louis (1-1-0), Philadelphia (1-1-1), Minnesota (0-2-0), Pittsburgh (2-0-1), Oakland (1-1-1), Los Angeles (0-3-0).

HORSE RACING—California-bred GEORGE LEWIS ($5.60), ridden by Bill Hartack and owned by Alan Magerman of Philadelphia, won the six-furlong, $32,400 Hibiscus Stakes by a length over Insubordination in 1:09[1/5].

In the $32,450 Royal Palm Handicap at Hialeah, Jacinto Vasquez rode Dorothy Rigney's FAST HILARIOUS ($8.60) to victory by a neck over long-shot Ocean Bar as the 2-to-l favorite, Al Hattab, finished fifth. Fast Hilarious ran the seven furlongs in 1:21⅘ one-fifth of a second slower than the track record.

MOTOR SPORTS—Porsche dominated the Monte Carlo Rally again this year, taking first, second and fourth places, thus registering a record third consecutive rally victory. Winning driver Bjorn Waldegaard of Sweden, who was also last year's top driver, and co-driver Lars Helmer accumulated a low total of 19,744 penalty points during the week-long event.

SKIING—Tragedy marred the Grand Prix of Meg√®ve (France) downhill race, won by KARL SCHRANZ of Austria, when a 19-year-old member of the French team, Michel Bozon, died after a fall on the course (page 12). In the women's World Cup competitions in St. Gervais, France, KIKI CUTTER beat favored Ingrid Lafforgue and Florence Steurer of France in the slalom, skiing the course in 1:32.58. The French, however, dominated the giant slalom, taking five of the first eight places, Francoise Macchi winning in 1:36.41. Austria's Annemarie Proell was second, with 1:38.12, and Judy Nagel finished third in 1:38.46.

TENNIS—Before 14,761 at Madison Square Garden, 41-year-old PANCHO GONZALES outlasted Rod Laver, the top-ranked pro, to win a two-hour 45-minute match 7-5, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 and the $10,000 prize money in the opening round of the Tennis Champions, Inc. $200,000 Classic. Said Laver, "I guess that there's still a lot of life in old Panch."

TRACK & FIELD—KIPCHOGE KEINO of Kenya ran the invitational mile at the Philadelphia Classic in 4:00.6 to defeat John Baker of Maryland and favorite Marty Liquori of Villanova by a wide margin (page 18). Two world indoor records were set at the Albuquerque Invitational meet when Australian RALPH DOUBELL ran the 1,000 yards in 2:05.5, half a second faster than the mark set by Peter Snell in 1962, and KATHY HAMMOND of Sacramento, Calif. won the women's 600 yards in 1:22.7. In other events at Albuquerque, LEE EVANS of San Jose took the 600 yards in 1:09.6, and Willie Davenport suffered his second straight defeat in the 60-yard high hurdles when GARY POWER of the Southern California Striders won with a meet-tying 6.9 seconds. The NAIA Championships in Kansas City were highlighted by two meet records, AL FEUERBACH's toss of 62'8¾" in the shotput, and FRED NEWHOUSE's 48.6 seconds in the 440. Eastern Michigan scored its second consecutive team victory.

WEIGHT LIFTING—Two world records in the superheayweight division were set by VASILY ALEXEYEV of the U.S.S.R., who lifted 464 pounds in the clean and press, 2.2 pounds more than the marks set by American Joe Dube. Alexeyev then managed lifts of 462¾, 363¾ and 485 for a record total of 1,311.5 pounds.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: To the Baseball Hall of Fame, LOU BOUDREAU, shortstop for the Cleveland Indians for 12 years and manager for Cleveland, the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs, who led the Indians to their World Series victory in 1948, the same year he batted .355 and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player. "That was my year," said Boudreau. "It was like I had angels on my shoulders. Everything I did was right."

NAMED: As vice-president and general manager of the New York Mets, BOB SCHEFFING, the Mets' special assignments scout and former manager of the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers; to replace the late John Murphy.

HIRED: As an announcer for the Oakland Athletics, HARRY CARAY, who was fired last year by St. Louis after 25 years as a Cardinal broadcaster.

MARRIED: Olympic pole-vault champion BOB SEAGREN, 23, and Television Actress Kam Nelson, 19; in Pomona, Calif.

RESIGNED: As head basketball coach at Seton Hall University, RICHIE REGAN, a former Seton Hall star who became head coach in 1960, with the Pirates at 6-7 for the season including losses in three of their last four games. "I feel the team is not doing as well as it should," said Regan, who will stay till the end of the season.

DIED: HANK CRISP, 73, from 1921 to 1958 in the University of Alabama athletic department as football coach, track coach, basketball coach and athletic director; in Birmingham, shortly before he was to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

DIED: EDWIN H. BIGELOW, 84, longtime official of the U.S. Squash Racquets Association and founder of the U.S. Open and National Junior Singles championships; in, New York.

DIED: LINDLEY MURRAY, 77, the national tennis singles champion in 1917 and 1918, who won the latter title by defeating Bill Tilden in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 7-5.