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A roundup of the sports information of the week

July 06, 1970
July 06, 1970

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July 6, 1970

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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOXING—European heavyweight champion URTAIN outpointed Germany's Jurgen Blin in a 15-round bout in Barcelona—the first time in 31 fights that the Spaniard failed to knock out his opponent.

This is an article from the July 6, 1970 issue

A looping right ended a toe-to-toe slugfest as light heavyweight champ BOB FOSTER knocked out Houston's Mark Tessman in two minutes of the 10th round at Baltimore. It was Foster's fourth title defense and his 35th knockout in 45 pro fights.

The ITALIAN amateur team beat the U.S. six bouts to five to win the Rocky Marciano trophy in Rome, although two Americans, light heavyweight Nat Jackson of Memphis and heavyweight Ronald Lyle of Denver, scored the only two knockouts, each in the first round.

FOOTBALL—The underdog EAST beat the West with two second-half touchdowns—including a 42-yard pass interception return—to win the 10th annual Coaches' All-America Game 34-27 before a record crowd of 42,150 in Lubbock, Texas. East Quarterback Gordon Slade of Davidson scored one touchdown and passed to Michigan State's Frank Foreman for two others, but Ohio State's Jim Otis was named the game's MVP, gaining 145 yards on 27 carries. Highly rated Dennis Shaw of San Diego State completed 25 of 44 passes for the West for a total of 384 yards (page 16).

GOLF—Australian BRUCE DEVLIN turned in rounds of 66 and 64 on the final day, after rain had forced a one-day layoff, to win the $150,000 Cleveland Open with a 12-under-par 72-hole total of 268. His second-round 64 matched the course record. Steve Eichstaedt, a 23-year-old Vietnam veteran who rejoined the tour this year, finished second with a final-round 68, which included an eagle 2 on the second hole.

Cathy Gaughan defeated defending champion Jane Bastanchury 4 and 2 to win the National Women's Intercollegiate title at El Cajon, Calif. Both girls are students at Arizona State.

John Mahaffey shot a four-under-par final-round 68 to capture the individual title at the NCAA tournament in Columbus, Ohio and lead the Houston Cougars to the team championship, their 12th in the last 15 years. Wake Forest, led by Lanny Wadkins, who finished one shot behind Mahaffey, was second in the team race.

Judy Rankin of Midland, Texas made up seven strokes with a five-under-par final-round 68 to win the $25,000 George Washington tournament at Horsham, Pa. She carded a 54-hole total of 212, beating early leader Sandra Haynie by one stroke.

HARNESS RACING—After winning nine consecutive races, Dayan came to Roosevelt's $94,335 Realization Trot as a 1-to-5 favorite. But he bumped his head in the starting gate and broke stride early in the race, and the winning spot went to PRIDEWOOD ($11.40), owned by Hardwood Stable and driven by Billy Haughton. Nardin's Gayblade moved into second, pacesetter Armbro Jet was a head farther back in third and Dayan was last.

Columbia George ($2.20), owned by Dr. and Mrs. George Smith and driven by Roland Beaulieu, paced to a 7½-length win in the $15,300 Springwood, final Grand Circuit feature at Saratoga Raceway. Mr. East was second and Windy Way was third as the winner covered the mile in 2:01[3/5].

HORSE RACING—Charles Engelhard's unbeaten NIJINSKY, the odds-on favorite, won the $192,139 Irish Sweeps Derby at The Curragh, sweeping past Meadowville 100 yards from the wire, with Master Guy finishing third. Nijinsky and Irish Jockey Liam Ward covered the 1½ miles in 2:33.6 (page 14).

Hanalei Bay ($14.40), owned by Robert Miller and ridden by Merlin Volske, outfought favored Corn Off The Cob to win the $123,200 Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park by a neck, covering the 1¼ miles in 2:01[1/5]. Western Welcome was third, five lengths back.

Sonny Werblin's SILENT SCREEN ($4.80) galloped to an easy victory in the $56,900 Saranac Handicap at Belmont Park with John Rotz bringing him home by 3½ lengths over Aggressively. Naskra ran third. The winner's time for the mile on a sloppy track was 1:36.

French import SEMILLANT ($10.60) won his first U.S. race, leading all the way in the $84,200 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs and finishing 2½ lengths ahead of Drumtop. Third horse was Jungle Cove. Jean Cruguet brought the Sarah Hall entry home in 2:37[1/5] over 1½ miles of soft turf.

Earl Scheib's ROLL OF HONOR, ridden by Lester Piggott, captured the $173,000 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp. Fontarabal was second in the field of 14, with Baron Guy de Rothschild's High Moon third.

HORSE SHOWS—WEST GERMANY captured the Nations Cup at the Aachen, West Germany International, with Great Britain second and the U.S. third. U.S. equestrian team captain WILLIAM STEINKRAUS won two competitions with 1968 gold-medal winner SNOWBOUND, and America's first girl jockey, Kathy Kusner of Monkton, Md., placed aboard Fru in a time class.

MOTOR SPORTS—Californian DAN GURNEY won his second straight Can-Am race, rolling through 75 laps at Mont Tremblant, Quebec at an average speed of 99.95 mph to gain the 15th victory in the series for the McLaren racing team. Lothar Motschenbacher was second across the line in a similar McLaren Mark 8D, with Canadian George Eaton third. English driver Jackie Oliver flipped his car on the first lap but escaped injury.

Driving in 90° heat at a 6,500-foot altitude, MARIO ANDRETTI took the lead on the 16th lap and won his first championship car race of the year, the third annual Rocky Mountain 150 at Continental Divide Raceway in Castle Rock, Colo. Andretti pushed his McNamara Ford at an average speed of 84.80 mph, covering the course in 1:48.17 without a pit stop. Swede Savage was second, A. J. Foyt third and the Indy-winning Unser brothers, Bobby and Al, came in fourth and fifth, respectively, as only 10 of the 22 starters finished.

SAILING—Richard S. Nye's 48-foot sloop CARINA, out of Greenwich, Conn., was overall winner of the Newport-to-Bermuda race, covering the 679 miles in four days, 44 minutes, 13 seconds, but holding nearly a four-hour lead on the basis of corrected time. WINDWARD PASSAGE was the first boat to finish, logging three days, 15 hours, three minutes, 47 seconds.

TRACK & FIELD—The National AAU championships in Bakersfield, Calif. were full of upsets as HOWELL MICHAEL of William & Mary beat Villanova's Marty Liquori in the mile, running a 4:01.8, with Peter Kaal of the Pacific Coast Club also passing Liquori at the wire. JOHN SMITH of UCLA surprised Lee Evans in the 440, winning by inches, with both clocked in 45.7. TOM HILL of Arkansas State turned in a meet record equaling 13.3 in winning the 120 high hurdles, with Colorado's Marcus Walker second and Willie Davenport third. RANDY MATSON set a new meet record in the shotput with 67'10¼" (page 10).

John Warkentin of Fresno won the AAU decathlon crown at South Lake Tahoe, Calif., posting 8,026 points, 140 better than Russ Hodge. The winner succeeds Bill Toomey as national champion.

Mrs. Pat Winslow Bank, in her first competitive appearance since the 1968 Olympics, registered an American record-total 4,735 points in the women's pentathlon, collecting her eighth national championship.

MILEPOSTS—INDUCTED: Into the Hall of Fame of the Trotter, veterans WAYNE (Curly) SMART and STANLEY DANCER, in ceremonies to mark the 25th anniversary of Dancer's first harness race. His horses since then have earned more than $13.5 million. And at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga, three flat racing champions will join that Hall of Fame: former Jockey FRANK COLTILETTI; Owner-Trainer MARION VAN BERG, who set a record last year with 393 winners; and BUCKPASSER, the 1966 Horse of the Year and only thoroughbred to win more than $1 million while still a 3-year-old.

NAMED: As nonplaying captain of the United States team for the world amateur golf championship in Madrid, CLARENCE W. BENEDICT of White Plains, N.Y., president of the USGA in 1964 and 1965.

DIED: THOMAS TIMLIN, 74, football referee, whose career spanned 37 years and four NFL championship playoffs; in Buffalo, N.Y. He was credited with developing the system of hand signals that indicates penalties to the press box and fans.

DIED: Colonel ROSCOE TURNER, 74, flamboyant stunt pilot and air racer of the 1930s, who broke seven transcontinental speed records and whose colorful exploits inspired Zack Mosley's Smilin' Jack comic strip; after a lengthy illness; in Indianapolis.