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A roundup of the sports information of the week

July 19, 1971
July 19, 1971

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July 19, 1971

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A roundup of the sports information of the week

AUTO RACING—PETER REVSON won the season's third Canadian-American Challenge Cup race, beating teammate Denis Hulme at Road Atlanta in Georgia. Revson averaged 111.17 mph as he out-raced Hulme and brought Team McLaren its second 1-2 finish of the season.

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Scotland's JACKIE STEWART, suffering from glandular fever, drove his Tyrrel-Ford to victory in the French Grand Prix at Le Camp-du-Castellet. Stewart averaged 111.6 mph and won by 28.12 seconds over his French teammate, François Cevert. Stewart also increased his lead in the world driver's point standings to 14 over Jacky Ickx of Belgium.

Charlie Glotzbach, with relief from Friday Hassler, drove his 1971 Chevrolet to victory in the NASCAR Volunteer 500 at the Bristol (Tenn.) International Speedway. Bobby Allison, the defending champion, finished second in a 1970 Ford, three laps off the pace.

BOATING—MISS MADISON, a home-town-owned hydroplane piloted by Jim McCormick, scored an upset win in the American Powerboat Association Gold Cup Race in Madison, Ind. by averaging 101.522 mph in the final 15-mile heat.

BOWLING—DON JOHNSON, a righthander from Akron, entered the final round of the $50,000 PBA Winston-Salem tournament in Redwood City, Calif. in fourth place but averaged 256 on the final day to win his 14th tour title.

GOLF—LEE TREVINO birdied the final hole at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England to win the British Open with a 14-under-par 278, one stroke ahead of Lu Liang-huan of Taiwan (page 12). Earlier in the week, Trevino won the $150,000 Canadian Open in Montreal with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after tying Art Wall with a 275 at the end of regulation play.

Jane Blalock, who trailed Kathy Whitworth by two strokes entering the final round, finished with an 11-under-par 208 to win the $25,000 George Washington Ladies Classic at the Hidden Springs Club in Horsham, Pa. Jo-Anne Carner, the U.S. Women's Open champion, finished second at 210. Miss Whitworth was third at 214 after a three-over-par 76 on the last day.

William Zimmerman, a 55-year-old stockbroker from Columbus, Ga., shot a final-round three-over-par 75 for a 293 total to win the International Senior Amateur Championship at the King's Course in Gleneagles, Scotland.

HARNESS RACING—FRESH YANKEE won the $12,925 Titan Cup in the final stakes of Grand Circuit Week at Goshen, N.Y., and Circus took the $10,000 Historic Dickerson earlier in the week (page 48).

Albatross ($2.20), driven by Stanley Dancer, won his eighth stakes in a row with a 4½-length victory over High Ideal in the $34,400 Beaver Pace for 3-year-olds at Richelieu Raceway in Montreal.

HORSE RACING—JIM FRENCH ($4), Angel Cordero Jr. up, won the $81,700 Dwyer Handicap at Aqueduct by three-quarters of a length over Farewell Party.

Manta ($3.20), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., scored a 3½-length victory over Typecast in the $66,400 Beverly Hills Handicap at Hollywood Park in 2:12⅕ a record time for the race.

Twice worthy ($13.20), with Johnny Ruane up, won the $115,400 Suburban Handicap at Aqueduct, the second leg of the handicap triple crown, by half a length over Ejemplo.

At New Jersey's Monmouth Park, FORWARD GAL ($12.40) took the $57,700 Monmouth Oaks by nearly five lengths over Alma North.

JAI ALAI—KIRBY PRATER, CHARLES HERNANDEZ, CHARLES NICKERSON and 15-year-old JOEY CORNBLIT, the youngest player ever to qualify, won the right to represent the U.S. in the World Amateur Championships to be played in France Sept. 10 to 19.

MOTORCYCLING—World Champion GIACOMO AGOSTINI of Italy won the 500-cc event in the East German Sachsenring Championships in Hohenstein-Ernstthal. He averaged 85 mph.

SWIMMING—SHANE GOULD, 14, of Australia, set a world record of 4:21.2 in the 400-meter freestyle and posted the second-fastest time in the world in the 200-meter freestyle with a 2:06.61 clocking at the Santa Clara (Calif.) International Invitational (page 18).

TENNIS—MRS. MARGARET COURT avenged her Wimbledon defeat by beating Evonne Goolagong 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the Irish Open Championship at Dublin. CLIFF DRYSDALE of South Africa won the men's title with a 10-8, 6-3 victory over Clark Graebner of New York. At the Wales Championship in Newport, KEN ROSEWALL retained his title by defeating Roger Taylor 6-1, 9-8. At the Swiss Open, in Gstaad, Switzerland, Australia's three-time Wimbledon winner, JOHN NEWCOMBE, defeated Tom Okker of Holland 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 for the men's title.

TRACK & FIELD—Olympic gold medalist KIPCHOGE KEINO of Kenya won the mile in 3:54.4, the best time in the world this year, at the July Games in Stockholm, as Jim Ryun, hampered by hay fever, finished last in a field of 10 in 4:17.3. The next day Keino was beaten by two-tenths of a second by Australian TONY BENSON in the 5,000-meter run. Meanwhile, the third of the world's top milers, MARTY LIQUORI, bettered the American record in the 2,000-meter run by 5.2 seconds with a 5:02.2 at an international meet in Louvain, Belgium.

Tennessee State's 440-yard women's relay team set a world record of 44.7 seconds in the National AAU Women's Championships in Bakersfield, Calif. The quartet of Diane Hughes, Debbie Wedgeworth, Mattline Render and Iris Davis broke the record of 45 seconds set in 1968 by an English team. Another team, the ATOMS CLUB of Brooklyn (Gale Fitzgerald, Linda Reynolds, Michele McMillan, Cheryl Toussaint), bettered its world record in the one-mile relay by 2.5 seconds with a 3:38.8. PAT HAWKINS, also of the Atoms, lowered her American record in the 200-meter hurdles to 26.1.

Uwe Beyer of West Germany broke the listed world record for the hammer throw with a loss of 245'8¾" at the German Championships in Stuttgart, eclipsing the previous mark by 8¾".

MILEPOSTS—ADMITTED: SATCHEL PAIGE, to full membership in the Baseball Hall of Fame, instead of to a separate wing of the museum set aside for players in the Negro leagues, as Commissioner Bowie Kuhn reversed an earlier unpopular decision.

BANNED: ALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS professional players, by the International Lawn Tennis Federation, the governing body of amateur tennis. Starting next year, John Newcombe, Rod Laver and 30 other pro players under contract with Lamar Hunt's WCT will not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon, Forest Hills and all other ILTF championships and tournaments. "It was either them or us," said an ILTF delegate. "Tennis was becoming all professional, with their promoters slowly taking over all aspects of the game." Awaited: a compromise settlement.

INDUCTED: Into the Horsemen's Hall of Fame, Jockey JOHNNY LONGDEN, 64, who won 6,032 races between 1927 and 1966.

RESIGNED: After three years as general manager of the NBA's San Diego Rockets, PETE NEWELL, 55, following the team's transfer to Houston.

SELECTED: GREYHOUND, winner of 71 races in 82 starts (1934-40), as the outstanding trotter of the century, and BRET HANOVER, who won 62 and lost only six (1964-66), as the top pacer, in a membership poll conducted by the Hall of Fame of the Trotter.

DIED: PEDRO RODRIGUEZ, 31, of Mexico, for a decade a topflight international racing driver, when his Ferrari crashed and burned during a European Interseries event in N√ºrnberg, Germany. Rodríguez' younger brother, Ricardo, was killed during practice for the Mexican Grand Prix in 1962.

DIED: DAVID (Cy) KASELMAN, 62, a forward on the old Philadelphia Spas, whose two-handed set shot helped lead the team to 11 professional basketball titles in 13 years (1928-40); of a heart attack in Philadelphia.

DIED: RAY DUMONT, 66, organizer, promoter and longtime president (40 years) of the semipro National Baseball Congress; in Wichita, Kans.

DIED: MRS. LOULA LONG COMBS, 90, whose horses and ponies dominated shows in the U.S. and Canada for more than half a century; in Lee's Summit, Mo.