BOATING—The water was hardly still after Intrepid's stormy America's Cup defense against Australia's Gretel II when the U.S. received its first challenge for the 1973 race from another Aussie syndicate, this one headed In Perth investment magnate Alan Bond.
CHESS—The SOVIET UNION won a narrow victory over Hungary and Yugoslavia in the 19th Chess Olympics in Siegen, Germany. The Soviets scored 27½ points to 26½ and 26 for the two runners-up. The U.S. was fourth with 24½ (page 85).
FOOTBALL—National Conference: Three of the division's unbeaten teams were defeated on Sunday, with the biggest upset GREEN BAY's 13-10 victory over Minnesota. A fourth-quarter 101-yard kickoff return by the Packers' Dave Hampton was the key play in a bruising defensive battle. ST. LOUIS Quarterback Jim Hart threw two quick-scoring passes to break open a tight game as the Cardinals surprised Dallas 20-7. The Cowboys as cried their first shutout loss ever with a late score by Calvin Hill. San Francisco missed remaining among the unbeatens when Bruce Gossett flubbed a 19-yard field goal with six seconds left, giving ATLANTA a 21-20 win. Relentless LOS ANGELES continued to roll, piling up a 30-3 half-time lead and then playing even with San Diego in the second half to win 37-10. Opportunistic WASHINGTON converted four Philadelphia errors into touchdowns, and Curt Knight kicked four field goals as the Redskins won 33-21. NEW ORLEANS' first two touchdowns of the year were all that were needed to subdue New York 14-10. An alert Saint defense sparked the comeback win.
American Conference: The troubled Oakland Raiders, who had football's best regular-season record over the last three years, remained winless in 1970, losing to refurbished MIAMI 20-13. Dolphin Quarterback Bob Griese passed to Flanker Paul Warfield for two touchdowns in leading the Dolphin attack. Another major disappointment is Super Bowl champion Kansas City, which lost its second, 26-13 to unbeaten DENVER. The Broncos, in defeating the Chiefs for only the second time ever, got a boost from Bobby Howfield, who kicked four field goals. The New York Jets, with Jim Turner missing five field goal attempts, played their annual fiasco in BUFFALO, blowing an 11-point lead and losing 34-31. Rookie Quarterback Dennis Shaw fired two second-half scoring passes to lead the Bills. In CLEVELAND another rookie quarterback, Mike Phipps, came off the bench in the second half and passed 53 yards to Reece Morrison for the go-ahead points as the Browns beat Pittsburgh 15-7. BALTIMORE, which was blitzed by Kansas City 44-24 on Monday night, displayed a vigorous defense in a 14-6 defeat of Boston. Veteran Quarterbacks Earl Morrall and John Unitas each threw a touchdown pass. HOUSTON Quarterback Charley Johnson, who had suffered four interceptions earlier in the game, pierced the Cincinnati defense with six straight completions good for 77 of 80 yards as the Oilers drove for a fourth-quarter score and a 20-13 win.
October 11, 1970
GOLF—A tour scrambler from San Diego, CESAR SANUDO, won the $60,000 Azalea Open in Wilmington, N.C. by one stroke when Bobby Mitchell of Danville, Va. bogeyed the last three holes. Sanudo's final-round 67 gave him a 15-under-par 269.
France's leading woman amateur, Catherine Lacoste de Prado, faltered to a four-over-par 78 and permitted the UNITED STATES to come from two strokes back for its third straight Women's World Team championship in Madrid. Key performer in the one-stroke victory was U.S. amateur champion Martha Wilkinson of Whittier, Calif., who turned in a final round of 74.
HARNESS RACING—COLUMBIA GEORGE ($2.80, $8.80), lowered the world record combined time for two one-mile heats by a 3-year-old pacer with identical clockings of 1:56 in the $36,600 Tattersalls at Lexington, Ky. Roland Beaulieu was in the sulky as Dr. and Mrs. George Smith's colt paced the fourth-fastest miles of all time. Kentucky was second in each heat.
HORSE RACING—Previously unbeaten superhorse Nijinsky lost to France's SASSAFRAS by a head in the $400,000 Arc de Triomphe in Paris (page 18).
Prince De Galles came on in the final furlong to win he 1‚⅛-mile Cambridgeshire Handicap, this year's Irish Sweepstakes event, in Newmarket, England. The second straight Cambridgeshire victory by the 4-year-old colt made each of his world wide ticket holders richer by $140,000.
MOTOR SPORTS—EMERSON FITTIPALDI of Brazil won the richest and fastest U.S. Grand Prix ever, finishing 17 seconds ahead of Mexico's Pedro Rodriguez in the 248-mile race at Watkins Glen, N.Y. Fittipaldi's record 126.79-mph victory eliminated the possibility of anyone overtaking the late Jochen Rindt for the 1970 world driving championship.
TENNIS—BOBBY RIGGS, 52, but still a tennis tiger, came from behind to post a 1-6, 9-7, 6-2 victory over Al Boyle of New York City to win the USLTA senior clay court championship in Knoxville, Tenn.
MILEPOSTS—CALLED (on account of gain): After groundkeepers and others would not cross picket lines, an UMPIRE STRIKE that had forced baseball to use minor league and retired major league arbiters in the Saturday games of the National and American League playoffs (page 30). Under the agreement the umpires will work the playoffs for $3,000 a man and the World Series for $7,000, with the understanding that negotiations for higher pay scales will continue.
CLEARED: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, by the NCAA, of charges of being naughty when it lured football coach Doug Dickey from the University of Tennessee.
HIRED: As new managers of the Detroit and Oakland American League baseball teams, BILLY MARTIN, to succeed Mayo Smith with the Tigers, and DICK WILLIAMS, to succeed John McNamara with the A's.
NAMED: VINCE LOMBARDI, as posthumous recipient of the third Distinguished Service Award from the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.
SIGNED: By the Boston Patriots of the American Football Conference, Quarterback JOE KAPP, a Minnesota Vikings holdout who played out his option last year and was asking for a five-year, $1.25-million contract. He reportedly settled for a quarter of a million less from the Patriots, who had to surrender their No. 1 1972 draft choice and Defensive Back John Charles to the Vikings in exchange for the rights to Kapp.
SIGNED: St. Louis Cardinal Pitcher BOB GIBSON, to a one-year, $150,000 contract, highest ever for a major league baseball player. The 34-year-old righthander was 23-7 this year.
RESIGNED: CHARLIE TATE, in his seventh year as football coach at the University of Miami; after a 31-21 loss to Georgia Tech and a career mark with Miami of 34-27-3. The sudden move left the Hurricanes temporarily to Walt Kichefski.
TRADED—St. Louis Cardinals' Richie Allen to the Los Angeles Dodgers for last year's Rookie of the Year Ted Sizemore and Catcher Bob Stinson.
DIED: Among 29 persons killed when a twin-engine charter flight crashed in Silver Plume, Colo., 13 members of the WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY football team, Coach Ben Wilson and Athletic Director A.C. Katzenmeyer.
DIED: MRS. CAROL DURAND, 52, who was named to the 1952 U.S. Olympic riding team but was barred from participating because of her sex; after being thrown from a horse at Cahokia (Ill.) Race Track.