BASKETBALL—The U.S. Olympic Development team lost for the first time on its European tour, in the finals of an international tournament in Moscow, to a SOVIET all-star team 89-61.
BICYCLING—Pulling away on the last lap from the lone remaining challenger among a field of 85, MIKE CARNAHAN, 29, of Rochester, N.Y. won the 108-mile men's road title in the National Amateur Bicycle Championships in Manhattan's Central Park. The women's winner was 1969 world champion MRS. AUDREY McELMURY of Del Mar, Calif. (page 24).
BOWLING—BOBBE NORTH of Downey, Calif., emerging from a tightly bunched field, rolled a 213 in the 16th and final game and won the Professional Woman Bowlers Association National Championship in Flint, Mich. Annese Dunleavy of Brooklyn was second, 45 pins behind.
FOOTBALL—In a poll of 518 college head coaches, athletic directors and sports information directors, O. J. SIMPSON, Heisman Trophy winning halfback at Southern California, and PAUL (BEAR) BRYANT of Alabama were named the 1960s' top college football player and coach. Runners-up were Gale Sayers, formerly of Kansas, and Texas' Darrel Royal, respectively.
August 30, 1970
GOLF—MARTHA WILKINSON made up a one-hole deficit after the first 18 by winning the first three holes of the day's second round and went on to win the USGA's women's amateur 3-2 over Cynthia Hill at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Conn. Miss Wilkinson, 21, of Anaheim, Calif., was then invited along with Miss Hill, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Miss Jane Bastanchury to represent the U.S. at the world amateur team championship in Madrid Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (page 42).
HARNESS RACING—HORTON HANOVER ($22.90) won the $49,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, richest event ever in Ontario, by half a length over Tempered Yankee. Winning time for the mile was 1:59.
HORSE RACING—With the favorites out of the money, LOUD ($26) won the 101st Travers at Saratoga Springs by a neck in a record 2:01. Judgable led from the start to the 16th pole, but couldn't withstand Loud's finishing drive. Favorite Twice Worthy finished eighth in the field of nine.
Staunch Avenger ($2.60) ran his unbeaten string to four straight with a victory in the $53,400 Arch Ward Stakes for 2-year-olds at Arlington Park (page 44). The favorite ran the six furlongs in 1:10, with Hook It Up a close second.
MOTOR SPORTS—Indianapolis 500 winner AL UNSER averaged 62.301 mph in winning the 100-mile national dirt-track championship at the Illinois State Fair. Only six starters finished from a field of 27 as 28 of the 100 laps were run under the yellow caution flag.
Pete Hamilton of Charlotte, N.C. averaged a record 158.517 mph in a Plymouth and won his third major NASCAR event of the year, the $130,605 Talledega (Ala.) 500. He finished only 8.9 seconds ahead of Bobby Isaac. Hamilton's $23,165 prize gave him a total of $120,660 for 12 races this year.
ROWING—Northeastern University student JIM DIETZ led most of the way along the 2,000-meter Cooper River course in Collingswood, N.J. to win the national singles championship in six minutes and 50 seconds. The VESPER BOAT CLUB of Philadelphia won the champion eights.
SHOOTING—RONALD G. TROYER of Andover, Ohio won the national high-powered rifle championship at Camp Perry, Ohio with an alltime record score of 1,568 points (out of a possible 1,600), leaving 53 of his 160 shots within the x ring of the bull's-eye. Army Sergeant MYLES G. BROWN of Honolulu, with 491 of a possible 500 points, defeated Middleton Tompkins of Long Beach, Calif., by one point in the individual rifle match.
SOCCER—NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE: Rochester moved into a first-place deadlock with Kansas City in the Northern Division when the Lancers tied Washington 2-2 while the Spurs were being upset by St. Louis 2-1. In next week's season finale the co-leaders meet in Rochester.
Northern Division: Rochester (8-9-6), Kansas City (8-9-6), St. Louis (4-17-2). Southern Division: Washington (14-5-4), Atlanta (10-8-5), Dallas (8-11-4).
SWIMMING—Thirteen world records were set in the AAU's national outdoor swimming championships in Los Angeles (page 18): three by Indiana University sophomore Gary Hall, 200-meter butterfly (2:05.019), 200-meter individual medley (2:09.489) and 400-meter individual medley (4:31.038); two each by Alice Jones of Cincinnati, 100-meter butterfly (1:04.117) and 200-meter butterfly (2:19.324); and Indiana freshman John Kinsella, 400-meter freestyle (4:02.818) and 1,500 meters (15:57.10); and one each by Mike Stamm of Coronado (Calif.) Navy Swim Association, 200-meter backstroke (2:06.334); Debbie Meyer of Sacramento, Calif., 400-meter freestyle (4:24.343); Phillips 66 Swim Club of Long Beach, Calif., 800-meter freestyle relay (7:47.624); Indiana junior Mark Spitz, 100-meter freestyle (:51.94); Stanford sophomore Brian Job, 200-meter breast-stroke (2:23.465) and Los Angeles Athletic Club, Men's 400-meter freestyle relay (3:28.780).
TENNIS—MRS. NANCY NEELD, an Albuquerque housewife, won the National Senior Women's Championship, defeating two-time defending champion Mrs. Betty Pratt of Maitland, Fla. 6-3, 7-5.
TRACK & FIELD—American athletes continued their barnstorm tour of Europe by winning 10 of 15 events in an international meet at Malmoe, Sweden. Among the winners were JAY SILVESTER in the discus, 209'1½" and Sweden's KJELL ISAKSSON, who set a national pole vault record at 17'5½".
WATER SKIING—An Ohio boy and a California girl were the junior division (under 12) winners at the 28th annual Water Ski Championships in Canton, Ohio. DAVID BORROR scored 2,756 points for the boys' title and LISA ST. JOHN accumulated 3,501 for the girls'.
YACHTING—Off Newport, R.I., the French 12-meter sloop France fell behind after leading most of the way, and GRETEL II of Australia won the first race in the series to determine the America's Cup challenger and also took the second. The U.S. field of defenders was narrowed to two as Weatherly and Heritage were eliminated (page 14).
The two-man AUSTRALIAN team won the 420 Class championship in the six-race series at Tel Aviv with a low score of 30.4 points. French teams were second and third, and the U.S. was fourth.
MILEPOSTS—CLOSED: THE HELMS ATHLETIC FOUNDATION MUSEUM in Los Angeles, which for 34 years has contained the artifacts of sport of every continent; for want of financial support.
NAMED: ARTHUR ASHE, BOB LUTZ, CLIFF RICHEY and STAN SMITH, to the U.S. Davis Cup team which will seek a third straight championship beginning in the Challenge Round against West Germany, Aug. 29 to 31, in Cleveland.
NAMED: MRS. LYNNE ABBES ROLLEY, 21, former nationally ranked professional, to coach the all-male tennis team at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif.
AWARDED: The 1972 NCAA track and field championships to the UNIVERSITY OF OREGON; also, the 1972 NCAA basketball championships, to the LOS ANGELES SPORTS ARENA.
DIED: EDWARD H. HILLIARD JR., 47, a Denver businessman active in conservation work and an organizer of the first Congress on Environment, in Chicago last June; while climbing the 14,014-foot North Maroon Peak in western Colorado.