BOATING—DR. ROBERT MAGOON, a Miami Beach eye surgeon, guided his outboard Andrea through eight-foot swells at nearly 50 mph to capture the 197.7-mile Hennessy Grand Prix off Point Pleasant, N.J. New Yorker Bill Wishnick, the American Power Boat Association's point leader for 1970, crossed the finish first in his Boss O'Nova but was disqualified on a technicality. Only eight of the 20 starters completed the course.
BOWLING—NELSON BURTON JR. of St. Louis outscored Johnny Petraglia of Brooklyn, 9,683-9,395 to capture the $3,000 first prize in the $30,000 El Paso Open. It was Burton's third PBA title this year.
GOLF—BILLY CASPER fired a four-under-par 68 and scored his third victory of the year in the $150,000 Philadelphia Golf Classic. His 274 total was 14 under par on the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club course and three strokes under runner-up Terry Wilcox, a 31-year-old club pro from Bronxville, N.Y. who had never before come close to winning a tour tournament. Wilcox, playing in the same twosome with Casper, finished with a closing round of 69.
Richard Tinsley from Spartanburg, S.C.—who made up a four-stroke deficit on the final round to force a playoff—won the National Left-handers Golf Tournament in Montgomery, Ala., defeating Mike Drury of Baton Rouge by one stroke.
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HARNESS RACING—Joe O'Brien drove Canada's FRESH YANKEE ($9.60) to a neck win over France's Tidalium Pelo in the $125,000 International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway, picking up the $62,500 top prize. Winning time for the 1-mile course was a slow 2:35⅕ with Stylish Major of New Zealand, driven by Billy Hudson, gaining a fast-closing third (page 44).
Paris Air ($5.20), owned by Garrett S. Claypool of Columbus, Ohio, captured the $25,000 American National Trot for 3-year-olds at Chicago's Sportsman's Park, finishing a length ahead of The Consort. Driver Howard Beissinger brought the winner over the mile in 2:04⅕ with Arden Al in third.
HORSE RACING—June H. McKnight's PRINCESS POUT ($23.80), ridden by Jean Cruguet, won the first division of the $45,000 Sheepshead Bay Handicap at Aqueduct, while Barbara Hunter's PATTEE CANYON ($4.60), John Rotz up, won the second. Princess Pout, in a 1:56[2/5] run over the 1[3/16], miles, won by a little more than a length over Peter Fuller's A.T.'s Olie, who led Harry Minassian's Klassy Poppy by a neck. Pattee Canyon, scoring her third straight triumph, finished the second division in 1:57⅖ a nose before James Cox Brady's pacemaking Top Round, with Mrs. Roger Guerini's Jungle Fire II a length and a half back in third.
MOTOR SPORTS—Austrian JOCHEN RINDT flashed past Australian Jack Brabham on the last curve to win the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, then survived a judging decision that had first ruled the airfoil wing on his Lotus-Ford ineligible. Rindt averaged 108.69 mph over the 212-mile run, his third consecutive Formula I victory, and now leads the world driving championship standings with 36 points.
SAILING—CHARISMA, an Islander 55 owned by Jesse Phillips of Chicago, was the overall Class A winner in the 46th annual Port Huron to Mackinac yacht race, sailing the 235 miles through Lake Huron in a sluggish 40:44:30. The big Class A boats claimed the first nine overall positions, with Teddy Turner's converted 12-meter American Eagle first across the line but only fifth on the basis of corrected time.
SOCCER—NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE: The Washington Darts defeated the Atlanta Chiefs 2-1 in Atlanta, then extended their unbeaten streak to 12 straight the next day at home, when Center Forward Gerry Browne scored all the goals in a 3-1 victory over Varzim of Portugal, the fourth ranked foreign team. The Darts now have an almost unbeatable lead in the Southern Division with 112 points, Atlanta trailing with 69.
NASL—Northern Division: Kansas City (6-4-7), Rochester (5-5-6), St. Louis (3-2-12). Southern Division: Washington (12-3-3), Atlanta (5-5-8), Dallas (5-3-9).
SWIMMING—Sixteen-year-old KAREN MORAS of Australia broke her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle finals at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, taking an 18-meter lead at the halfway point and finishing 40 meters out front with a 9:02.45 clocking.
TENNIS—CLIFF RICHEY, seeded fourth, defeated third-seeded Arthur Ashe in three straight sets 7-5, 6-2, 6-1 to win the $35,000 Washington Star International clay-court tennis tournament and a $7,000 first prize.
Tony Roche of Australia, fresh from his success in last week's Irish Open, downed Tom Okker of The Netherlands 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to win the Swiss Open singles title at Gstaad. In the women's final ROSEMARY CASALS of San Francisco scored a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Fran√ßoise Durr of France.
TRACK & FIELD—Although beset by internal problems, the touring U.S. men's track team beat WEST GERMANY 122-100 in its two-day confrontation in Stuttgart (page 48). Highlights of the meet included a 1:44.8 triumph in the 800 meters by Kansas State's KEN SWENSON, beating Jim Ryun's 4-year-old U.S. mark by .1 second. The U.S. also scored heavily in the 200-meters, with WILLIE TURNER of Oregon State beating AAU champion Ben Vaughan (who had earlier won the 100) in 20.3, and in the 110-meter hurdles, with THOMAS HILL of Arkansas State defeating University of Colorado's Marcus Walker in 13.5. The U.S. women's team lost 82-53, giving the West Germans an overall edge in team scoring.
At a meet in Vienna, meanwhile, the Los Angeles Track Club's CHI CHENG continued her whirlwind European tour, this time equaling the women's world record in the 100-meter dash with a wind-aided 11 seconds flat.
And at South Lake Tahoe, TOM VON RUDEN bettered an American record in an event added to the AAU junior pentathlon, running 1,000 meters in 2:19 to cut .3 second off the existing mark. He clocked 2:06.3 at the 1,000-yard mark along the way, but had already posted a 2:06.2 for that distance last week.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As president and general manager of the ABA Carolina Cougars, CARL SCHEER, 33, recently resigned as chief operating officer of the NBA's Buffalo Braves. As president he replaces JIM GARDNER, the Cougar's principal owner who becomes board chairman, and as general manager he replaces DON DeJARDIN, who resigned earlier this year.
NAMED: As president of International Sports, Inc., corporate body for Pittsburgh's entry in the ABA, MARTY BLAKE, 43, who was general manager of the NBA's Milwaukee-St. Louis-Atlanta Hawks for 17 years.
RESIGNED: As head coach of the Santa Monica Athletic Association, MIHALY IGLOI, celebrated distance running coach, who refused to return to Communist Hungary after the 1956 Olympic Games in Australia, escaping to the U.S. with half his nation's track team. He will move to Greece to tutor that country's national Olympic team.
DIED: DOUGLAS CLYDE (Peahead) WALKER, 71, noted wit and raconteur of football, who coached Wake Forest to two bowl games and a 77-51-6 record over 14 years and later guided the Montreal Alouettes to four divisional titles in eight years; after a short illness, in Charlotte, N.C.