ARCHERY—JOHN WILLIAMS, 17, of Cranesville, Pa., won the men's title with 2,445 points at the world championships in York, England. Finland's Kyosti Laasonen was second with 2,381. EMMA GAPCHENKO of the U.S.S.R. took the women's title, edging Mrs. Doreen Wilber of Jefferson, Iowa, 2,380 to 2,371.
AUTO RACING—RICHARD PETTY drove his Plymouth to victory in the Dixie 500 at the Atlanta International Speedway, becoming the first stock-car driver to top the million mark in earnings on the NASCAR circuit (page 16).
Jackie Stewart raised his point total to 51 in the World Driving Championship by winning the German Grand Prix in the record time of 1:29.15.7. Stewart drove his Tyrrell-Ford an average of 114.5 mph over the N√ºrburgring, as Ford teammate Fran√ßois Cevert of France finished second. Jacky Ickx, who trails far behind Stewart in second place with 19 points, spun off the track on the second lap.
BOATING—Jesse Phillips' CHARISMA, a 56-foot Sparkman and Stephens-designed yacht, won Class A and overall honors in the 235-mile Port Huron-to-Mackinac yacht race with a corrected time of 32:48.48. Phillips also owned the winner of last year's race, a 55-foot Islander.
August 8, 1971
BOWLING—JOHNNY PETRAGLIA of Brooklyn lifted his record PBA money-leading earnings to $77,838 with a victory over Bob Singleton in the finals of the $37,500 Sertoma Open in Houston.
BOXING—Eighth-ranked heavyweight MAC FOSTER of Los Angeles knocked out Billy Joiner of Cincinnati at 2:58 of the fifth round of a scheduled 10-round bout in Los Angeles, for his 27th KO in 28 fights.
CHESS—TIGRAN PETROSIAN of the Soviet Union won his semifinal match in the world chess championship against Viktor Korchnoi, and thereby the right to face Bobby Fischer in the challengers' finals in September. Petrosian drew the 10th game for a 5½-4½ victory.
FOOTBALL—Earl Morrall completed 20 of 30 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns to lead the BALTIMORE COLTS to a 24-17 win over the College All-Stars at Soldier Field in Chicago (page 12).
GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER and JACK NICKLAUS led all the way to gain their second straight National Team Championship with a 27-underpar 257 at the Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pa. (page 44).
Peter Townsend of Britain rallied from two strokes behind with a final-round 70 to win the Swiss Open at Crans-sur-Sierre with a record 14-under-par 270.
HARNESS RACING-TIMOTHY T. ($6), driven by John Simpson Jr., won the $101,469 Realization Trot at New York's Roosevelt Raceway in 2:11. Neither driver nor horse had gone the 1[1/16]-mile distance before, but they had combined last season to take the Hambletonian, Colonial and Kentucky Futurity. Gunner finished second, three-quarters of a length behind.
HORSE RACING—BOLD REASON ($4.20), Laffit Pincay up, gained his fifth consecutive victory in the $138,200 American Derby in Chicago by half a length over Mr. Pow Wow.
Chevron Flight ($6.60) earned his fourth stakes victory of the year by taking the $117,550 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park, N.J. The 2-year-old chestnut colt, with Martin Fromin riding, finished a head in front of Chauffeur over a rain-soaked six furlongs.
Run the Gantlet ($22), the only 3-year-old in the field, won the $61,000 Tidal Handicap at Aqueduct by four lengths over Royal Harmony.
Over the counter ($34.20), a 7-year-old brown gelding ridden by Jerry Lambert, beat favored Cougar II by half a length to take the two-mile, $138,150 Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park.
PAN-AMERICAN GAMES—PAT MATZDORF, pending world record holder in the high jump, won the first gold medal for the U.S. with a leap of 6'10¾" shortly before midnight on the opening day of competition in Cali, Colombia. FRANK SHORTER followed with a first place in the 10,000-meter run. ARGENTINA earned the first three golds in rowing: the fours with coxswain, the pairs without coxswain and the single sculls, won by world champion Alberto Demiddi. CARMEN ROMERO of Cuba set a Pan-Am record in the women's discus with a winning toss of 187'8".
SAILING—BILL SHORE of the Buffalo Canoe Club won the World Lightning Class Championships in Helsinki by finishing third in the final race. Shore had taken a second, third and first in the previous races.
SKIING—The U.S. Olympic squad dominated the Australian Championships at Mount Buller as HANK KASHIWA of Old Forge, N.Y. won the slalom and giant slalom.
TENNIS—EVONNE GOOLAGONG acquired her third major European title in two months, by defeating Sweden's Christine Sandberg 8-6, 6-3 in the Dutch Open in Hilversum.
Mrs. Billie Jean King of Long Beach, Calif. won the women's singles title at the Austrian International Championships in Kitzb√ºhel, over Laura Roussow of South Africa 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
TRACK & FIELD—A WEST GERMAN women's team shattered Britain's world record in the 4 x 800-meter relay by 8.2 seconds, in 8:16.8. The team of Ellen Tittel, Sylvia Schenk, Christa Merten and Hildegard Falck set the mark in L√ºbeck, West Germany at a warmup meet in preparation for the European championships in Helsinki.
MILEPOSTS-DISCONTINUED: Intercollegiate football after the 1971 season, by vote of the trustees of Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y. Football was Adelphi's youngest sport, and acting President Randall P. McIntyre called it the most practical to drop as an economy measure.
FIRED: ALVIN DARK, 49, manager of the Cleveland Indians, the last-place team in the American League East Division. His replacement for the remainder of the season: Coach JOHN LIPON, 48. Dark, a good-hitting shortstop on three pennant-winning teams (Boston Braves, 1948; New York Giants. 1951 and 1954), played 14 seasons in the National League. He also managed the San Francisco Giants (1961-64) and the Kansas City Athletics (1966-67) before taking over the Indians in 1968. Lipon, a fair major league infielder and an outstanding manager in the Indian farm system, has been a coach for three seasons. Said Lipon, "I have some ideas I think will help."
TRADED: Wide Receiver JERRY LEVIAS of the Houston Oilers to the San Diego Chargers for Tackles RON BILLINGSLEY and GENE FERGUSON. In other trades: DUANE THOMAS, Dallas Cowboy running back and NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year last season, went to the New England Patriots for Running Back CARL GARRETT (1969 AFL Rookie of the Year) and the Patriots' No. 1 draft pick in 1972; Wide ceiver ROY JEFFERSON was acquired by the Washington Redskins for rookie Flanker COTTON SPEYRER who went to the Baltimore Colts.
DIED: MYRIL HOAG, 63, New York Yankee outfielder from 1931-38 and member of the world championship teams in 1932, 1936-38; after a long illness in High Springs, Fla.
DIED: JOHN (Chief) MEYERS, 90, who threw out a record 12 runners in the 1911 World Series while catching for the New York Giants; in San Bernardino, Calif.