AUTO RACING—JACKIE STEWART of Scotland, fighting off nausea in the last laps, held on to win the Monte Carlo Grand Prix and increased his lead for the world driver championship. America's Mario Andretti, third in the year's point standings, failed to qualify.
BASKETBALL—ABA: The home-court advantage prevailed to the end as the Utah Stars defeated the Kentucky Colonels 131-121 in the seventh came of the final playoff. Utah took a 61-54 halftime lead and made good use of its well-balanced offense. Leading scorers for the Stars were Zelmo Beaty (36 points) and Willie Wise (22 points), with Dan Issel (41 points) high man for the Colonels.
BOATING—T. Vincent Learson, president of IBM, skippered his 50-foot sloop NEPENTHE to a corrected-time victory in the Edlu Trophy Race on Long Island Sound. Albert D. Phelps Jr.'s Sonny, last year's winner, lost by only 67 seconds.
CHESS—In a series of matches to produce a challenger to world champion Boris Spassky, BOBBY FISCHER of the U.S. leads Mark Taimanov of the Soviet Union 3-0. Former world champion Tigran Petrosian of the Soviet Union and Robert H√ºbner of West Germany played six consecutive draws, each accumulating three points. BENT LARSEN of Denmark and Wolfgang Uhlmann of West Germany are at 3-2—Larsen winning two games, Uhlmann one and two games ending in draws. VIKTOR KORCHNOI leads fellow Russian Yefim Geller 3½-1½ after a victory in their fifth game of a 10-game series.
May 30, 1971
GOLF—As a high wind whipped up the scores, GENE LITTLER outlasted a crowd of contenders to win the $125,000 Colonial National Invitational at Fort Worth with a 3-over-par 283. Bert Yancey finished second, one stroke behind.
HARNESS RACING—ALBATROSS ($2.40), last year's 2-year-old pacing champion, handily won the $114,977.50 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-olds at New York's Roosevelt Raceway. Stanley Dancer drove him to a 3½-length victory over Nansemond in this, the first leg of pacing's triple crown. It was Dancer's third straight Messenger win.
Dayan ($3.40), driven by Bill Myer, led all the way in the $25,000 Marquis de Lafayette Trot at Brandywine in Wilmington, Del., posting a track trotting record of two minutes flat for the mile. It was Dayan's second straight win and second straight track record.
HOCKEY—The Montreal Canadiens took the Stanley Cup from Chicago on Black Hawk ice in a 3-2 seventh game in which Goalie Ken Dryden made 31 saves and Henri Richard scored the tying and winning goals (page 74).
HORSE RACING—SHUVEE ($3.40) won the $53,900 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct by ¾ of a length over Cathy Honey. It was the second year in a row she has taken the 1‚⅛-mile test for fillies and mares.
Cougar II ($4.20), ridden by Bill Shoemaker, rallied after breaking last to win the $138,600 California Stakes at Hollywood Park. Master Hand was second.
Walter Blum was on the winner in both halves of the $20,000 Cherry Hill Handicap at Garden State. In the first division he rode JOANS PARIS ($6.40) to a 1½-length victory; in the second ROSEMONT BOW ($11.60).
LACROSSE—Underdog NAVY upset Virginia 9-6 in the opening round of the inaugural NCAA tournament at Charlottesville, Va. while ARMY posted an easy 19-3 victory over Hofstra at West Point. CORNELL beat Brown 10-8 at Ithaca, N.Y. and MARYLAND whipped Air Force 10-1 at College Park, Md.
ROWING—The WASHINGTON HUSKIES won the Western Sprints on Lake Washington at Seattle (page 24).
Penn won the Madeira Cup for the sixth straight year by pulling away from Cornell in the final 250 meters of a 2,000-meter sprint on the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia.
TENNIS—Unseeded GERALD BATTRICK of Britain upset Zeljko Franulovic of Yugoslavia 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 6-0 in the $36,000 British Hardcourt Championship at Bournemouth to score his first major tournament victory. MRS. MARGARET COURT of Australia defeated Evonne Goolagong 7-5, 6-1 for the women's title. MRS. MARY ANN CURTIS of St. Louis and FRANCOISE D√úRR of France took the women's double's crown from Mrs. Court and Miss Goolagong 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. BILL BOWREY and OWEN DAVIDSON of Australia defeated Jaime Fillol and Patricio Cornejo of Chile 8-6, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the men's doubles finals.
Billie Jean King of Long Beach, Calif. won the women's title in the West German International at Hamburg, defeating Germany's Mrs. Helga Niessen Masthoff 6-3, 6-4. The men's title went to ANDRES GIMENO of Spain in a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Hungary's Peter Sz√∂ke.
TRACK & FIELD—It was UCLA over Oregon 126-117 in the Pacific Eight championships at Seattle. The Bruins' WAYNE COLLETT set a conference record of 45.4 in the 440, best in the world this year.
Another world-beater for 1971 was NORM TATE of New York, who long-jumped 27'¼" in a meet at El Paso. MARTY LIQUORI of Villanova was an easy mile winner, although his time was a slow 4:10.9. JAY SILVESTER, who last week had a discus throw of 230'11" disqualified from world-record consideration because it was achieved in an unsanctioned meet, won in El Paso with 211'10". In a big surprise BILL SKINNER won the javelin with a throw of 255'8" beating Mark Murro and world record holder Jorma Kinnunen, who was fourth.
MILEPOSTS—APPOINTED: VIC SEIXAS, former U.S. champion and Davis Cup player, as the referee at the U.S. Open in Forest Hills, N.Y. in September.
NAMED: Nine men and seven women to the "A" squads of the U.S. Alpine ski team for the 1971-72 season. Selected were: RICK CHAFFEE, BOB COCHRAN HANK KASHIWA, MIKE LAFFERTY, ROGERS LITTLE, TYLER PALMER, ERIC POULSEN, RUDD PYLES, CRAIG SHANHOLTZER, PATTY BOYDSTUN, KAREN BUDGE, BARBARA ANN COCHRAN, MARILYN COCHRAN, SUSAN CORROCK, ROSI FORTNA and SANDRA POULSEN.
Henry Egan, Air Force Academy basketball scout and recruiter, as head coach, succeeding Bob Spear.
Bill Russell, former coach and center of the Boston Celtics, and LARRY BROWN of the Denver Rockets, as coaches for the proposed May 28 NBA-ABA all-star game.
TRADED: By the Dallas Cowboys, Wide Receiver LANCE RENTZEL to the Los Angeles Rams for Tight End BILLY TRUAX and Wide Receiver WENDELL TUCKER; Tight End PETTIS NORMAN, Offensive Tackle TONY LISCIO and Defensive Tackle RON EAST to the San Diego Chargers for Wide Receiver LANCE ALWORTH.
DIED: BILL REED, 55, commissioner of the Big Ten athletic conference; of hepatitis; in Park Ridge, Ill. Reed began working for the Big Ten in 1939 and had served as commissioner since 1961. He is credited with originating the grant-in-aid regulations in force at many large universities.