AUTO RACING—Switzerland's JO SIFFERT, in a BRM, led all the way to win the Grand Prix of Austria in Zeltweg. Britain's JACKIE STEWART failed to finish the race, but clinched the world drivers' championship anyway with 51 points and only three races remaining.
This is an article from the Aug. 23, 1971 issue
BOATING—Prime Minister Edward Heath, at the helm of Morning Cloud, led GREAT BRITAIN to victory over the United States in the Admiral's Cup series in Plymouth, England (page 44). In the final race, the 605-mile Fastnet Rock, Ted Turner's American Eagle, which was not among the official Admiral Cup competitors, crossed the finish line first and set a record of 3:07.02.
FOOTBALL—The New York Jets and the OAKLAND Raiders had their only 1971 confrontation, an exhibition game in which Al Woodall and Ken Stabler substituted for injured quarterbacks Joe Namath and Daryle Lamonica. Raider rookie Clarence Davis (USC) closed out a 41-20 win for Oakland with a 98-yard kickoff return. In other games, San Francisco and Miami tied 17-17 when Steve Spurrier tossed a 12-yard TD to Jerry Simmons with 2:13 remaining. LOS ANGELES topped Cleveland 17-3 but lost Joe Scibelli, Phil Olsen and Jim Ferguson to injuries. Ram rookie Safety Dave Elmendorf (Texas A&M) recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass that set up a touchdown and a field goal. BALTIMORE beat Chicago 21-13 with Earl Morrall throwing a 37-yard scoring pass to Ray Perkins. CINCINNATI'S rookie quarterback, Ken Anderson (Augustana), threw two TD passes as the Bengals beat Detroit 31-24. Four field goals by KANSAS CITY's Jan Stenerud gave the Chiefs a 12-10 victory over Atlanta, while two TD passes by Roger Staubach led DALLAS to a 36-21 win over New Orleans. ST. LOUIS edged Houston 16-14, WASHINGTON beat Denver 17-13, the NEW ENGLAND Patriots defeated the New York Giants 20-14, PITTSBURGH beat Green Bay 16-13 and MINNESOTA clobbered San Diego 34-7 as Norm Snead completed 19 of 26 passes for two TDs.
GOLF—HOLLIS STACY, 17, of Savannah, Ga. won an unprecedented third straight USGA Girls Junior championship in her last year of eligibility, beating Amy Alcott of Los Angeles one-up with a 15-foot birdie putt on the 19th hole (page 48).
HARNESS RACING—ALBATROSS, driven by Stanley Dancer, won his 14th and 15th races of the year, taking both heats of the $88,800 Adios Stake for 3-year-old pacers at The Meadows in Pennsylvania, the first in 1:58 3/5 and the second in 1:59 3/5 (page 14).
Dart Hanover ($11.40), a 6-year-old American-bred and Swedish-owned bay, with Herve Filion driving, won the $5,000 American Trotting Championship at New York's Roosevelt Raceway and qualified for Saturday's $125,000 International Trot. Dayan, who finished second 3¼ lengths back, also qualified for the International.
HORSE RACING—LAURIES DANCER ($27.40), a 3-year-old Canadian filly with Canada's Sandy Hawley up, took the $58,800 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Springs by three lengths over Alma North in stakes-record time of 2:03. Forward Gal finished third, three lengths further back.
Hold your peace ($22) and Governor Max ($6.60) won the two $75,000 divisions of the Arlington-Washington Futurity in Chicago. Hold Your Peace, ridden by Carlos Marquez, scored his second victory in six starts; Governor Max, ridden by Craig Perrett, his third in three outings.
Freetax ($7), Walter Blum up, took the $81,200 Kindergarten Stakes at Liberty Bell Park in Philadelphia by a nose over Toomuchholme.
PAN-AMERICAN GAMES—The UNITED STATES, with 105 gold medals, 73 silver and 40 bronze, dominated the 14-day competition at Cali, Colombia as Cuba finished an impressive second with 30 gold, 50 silver and 25 bronze (page 16). The American male swimmers swept 14 of 15 events, with Frank Heckl of Southern Cal winning six, and gained both golds in diving. BRAZIL won the men's and women's basketball titles, followed by Puerto Rico in the men's tournament and the U.S. in the women's. CUBA took the gold medal in baseball—with an 8-0 won-lost record—and volleyball, with the U.S. runner-up in both sports. The U.S. gained its only gold medal in team competition by winning the water polo tournament, and won its first cycling gold medal in Pan-Am history when John Howard, a 23-year-old soldier from Springfield, Mo., beat Brazilian Luis Carlos Flores by one second in the 198-kilometer road race.
TENNIS—BILLIE JEAN KING took her first National Clay Court Open Championship with a 6-4, 7-5 win over defending champion Linda Tuero at the Woodstock Club in Indianapolis. Mrs. King did not lose a set in five matches all week on the way to her $5,000 first prize, which raised her season earnings to $72,000. ZELJKO FRANULOVIC, 1969 champion and No. 2-seeded player, defeated Cliff Richey, the No. 1 seed and defending champion, 6-3, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 for the men's title.
Top-seeded CHRIS EVERT of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., proving she can handle surfaces other than clay, won the U.S. Girls 18-and-Under Grass Court Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, beating Jane Newberry of La Jolla, Calif. 6-1, 6-3. Undefeated in 40 consecutive junior matches. Miss Evert was awarded the Maureen Connolly Brinker Trophy for outstanding age-group play this year.
TRACK & FIELD—JUHA VAATAINEN of Finland completed a rare distance double at the European championships in Helsinki, winning both the 10,000-meter (27:52.8) and the 5,000-meter (13:32.6) runs. Only Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia in 1950 and Zdzislaw Krzyszkowski of Poland in 1958 achieved the same double in the European championships. Earlier in the meet, FAINA MELNIK of the Soviet Union set a world record of 210'8½" in the women's discus throw, exceeding Cherry Liesel Westermann's 1969 mark by 10½ inches. On the final day, KARIN BURNELEIT of East Germany won the women's 1,500-meter run in world-record time of 4:09.6, and the East German women's 4x400 meter relay team set a world record of 3:29.3.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By a Canadian syndicate representing the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, the withdrawal of its bid for the 1974 America's Cup, because of failure to raise sufficient funds.
RETIRED: ANTONIO ORDÓ√ëEZ, 39, one of Spain's greatest matadors, after only 26 of the planned 50 bullfights in his latest comeback. Ordonez announced in San Sebastian, "This is the last bull I kill in public."
SIDELINED: LEE TREVINO, 31, who has won the U.S., British and Canadian Opens and a total of $197,219 this year, after an appendectomy in Truth or Consequences, N. Mex. Trevino is expected to miss three weeks of the golf tour.
Probably for the entire season, Green Bay Packer Quarterback BART STARR, 37, after a second operation to correct an injured arm tendon.
SOLD: MUDCAT GRANT, 36-year-old relief pitcher who was a 21-game winner with the 1965 pennant-winning Minnesota Twins, to the Oakland Athletics by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The same day the Pirates acquired BOB MILLER, 32, a relief pitcher with a 7-3 record, from the San Diego Padres. The A's are Grant's seventh major league team; the Pirates are Miller's ninth.
VOTED: By faculty representatives of the Big Ten Conference, repeal of the rule forbidding its members from playing in successive Rose Bowls, to be in effect for the 1973 game.
DIED: MARJORIE (Toughie) BRASUHN, 48, who captained the Brooklyn Red Devils from 1949-1953; of an apparent stroke in Honolulu. Miss Brasuhn's hard play and antics on the boards made her one of her sport's first stars and helped gain popularity for the Roller Derby on TV.