ARCHERY—JIM RILEY of Bellbrook, Ohio won the $15,000 Professional championships with a four-day score of 1,177 in Grayling, Mich. Defending champion MRS. ANN BUTZ of Suffern, N.Y. took the women's title with 1,139 points.
This is an article from the Sept. 20, 1971 issue
BOWLING—ROY BUCKLEY of Columbus, Ohio took his first PBA tournament, the $50,000 Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open, with a 273-pin victory over Butch Gearhart.
FOOTBALL—In the final week of NFL exhibition games, undefeated DALLAS won its sixth straight, beating Kansas City 24-17 as Calvin Hill scored two touchdowns and Craig Morton threw a 70-yard TD pass to ex-Chief Gloster Richardson with four minutes left. Len Dawson had a spectacular first half, completing 10 of 12 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns (48 and 55 yards), but the Chiefs, who lost their first game, were shut out in the second half. George Blanda kicked a 31-yard field goal and tossed a 54-yard TD pass to Fred Biletnikoff to lead OAKLAND to its fifth win, 24-3 over Baltimore. MINNESOTA also won its fifth, shutting out Miami 24-0 on Clint Jones' two touchdown runs and a 45-yard TD pass from Norm Snead to John Henderson. Washington tied undefeated Cincinnati 17-17 when Bill Kilmer completed his second touchdown pass of the game, a 42-yarder to Jerry Smith in the fourth quarter. The NEW YORK Jets gained 215 yards rushing, including rookie John Riggins' (Kansas) 54-yard touchdown run, as they walloped New England 38-9. GREEN BAY upset Buffalo 20-14, ST. LOUIS defeated Cleveland 27-13, SAN DIEGO beat Atlanta 21-14, and LOS ANGELES edged San Francisco 23-20 on Gene Howard's 103-yard return of a kickoff in the last quarter. John Fuqua's 52-yard touchdown run after catching a three-yard pass from Terry Bradshaw highlighted PITTSBURGH'S easy 20-3 victory over New York. It was the winless Giants' sixth straight loss. Don Horn's two touchdown passes, including a 64-yarder to Dwight Harrison, gave Denver a quick 14-0 lead over CHICAGO in the first quarter. But the Bears, led by Jack Concannon's passing and Mac Percival's four field goals, rebounded to trample the Broncos 33-17. HOUSTON extended New Orleans' losing streak to six with a 24-17 win and DETROIT crushed Philadelphia 49-10 on Greg Landry's four touchdown passes.
GOLF—Masters champion CHARLES COODY won the World Series of Golf by one stroke over Jack Nicklaus in Akron, Ohio (page 84).
John Miller, 24, gained his first tour victory—the $100,000 Southern Open in Columbus, Ga. by five strokes over Deane Beman with a 267.
HORSE RACING—MR. KID CHARGE, Johnny Cox up, finished with a record time of 19.65 for 400 yards to win the $750,000 All-American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex. (pane 28).
Athens Wood won the $123,723 St. Leger Stakes in Doncaster, England by a neck over Homeric as LESTER PIGGOTT, the country's leading jockey, gained his sixth St. Leger victory since 1960. Piggott took the race with Nijinsky last year.
Double Delta ($6.80) edged odds-on favorite Shuvee by half a length in the $82,850 Beldame Stakes at New York's Belmont Park.
MOTOR SPORTS—JOE LEONARD averaged 152.354 mph to win the California 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway (page 26).
Mark Donohue clinched the 1971 Trans-American championship by winning the Wolverine Trans-Am at Cambridge Junction. Mich., averaging a track-record 95.23 mph. Donohue, who has won seven of nine Trans-Am races this season, then talked about quitting the Trans-Am races next year and possibly driving on the NASCAR circuit.
Peter Revson of Team McLaren took the $90,000 Can-Am Challenge Cup race in Brainerd, Minn. for his fourth victory in the series. World driving champion Jackie Stewart finished sixth.
Bobby Allison averaged 131.398 mph to win the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. by a lap. It was Allison's seventh victory in 10 major NASCAR events this year.
Steve Carbone of Tulsa, Okla. upset three-time titlist Don (Big Daddy) Garlits of Seffner, Fla. in the final run to win the fuel eliminator division of the National Drag championships at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Carbone was timed in 6.48 seconds for the quarter-mile run, achieving a top speed of 229 mph. He defeated Garlits by a margin of .06 of a second.
SOCCER—DALLAS upset defending champion Rochester 2-1 in the third game of the best-of-three semifinal playoff series to advance to the NASL finals against Atlanta. Bobby Moffat scored the winning goal in the second sudden-death overtime period after 148 minutes of play. In the first game, the two teams played 178 minutes—almost two complete games—with Rochester winning 2-1. It was the longest game in American pro soccer history. Dallas won the Second game 3-1. ATLANTA beat New York 1-0 in sudden-death overtime and 2-0 to sweep the other semifinal series.
SOFTBALL—In the American Softball Association slow-pitch championships, the PHAR-YARNS REDS of McAdenville, N.C. beat York (Pa.) AMF 11-2 to win the Industrial tournament in York; the FORT LAUDERDALE GATORS edged the Fotochrome Dots of Hialeah, Fla. 2-1 for the Women's National title in Satellite Beach, Fla.; and the VIRGINIA PILEDRIVERS defeated Detroit's Little Caesars 9-4 for the Men's National Open championship in Parma, Ohio.
SWIMMING—The U.S. won 27 of 29 events for 342 points in a meet with the U.S.S.R. (205 points) and Great Britain (141) in Minsk as American Swimmers broke five world records. MARK SPITZ lowered his week-old record in the 200-meter freestyle by .7 seconds with a 1:53.5 while swimming the first leg of the record-setting men's 800-meter freestyle relay (8:59.37). Other marks were set in three women's events: the 800-meter freestyle (8:59.37) by ANN SIMMONS of Long Beach, Calif., the 400-meter freestyle relay (4:00.7) and the 400-meter medley relay (4:27.33).
WRESTLING-The U.S.S.R. lost the World Greco-Roman championships for the first time since 1953 as BULGARIA edged the Soviet team 46-39.5 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Russians, however, topped Bulgaria in gold medals 4-3. The U.S. finished 15th with only two points.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: GORDIE HOWE, 43, the incomparable star of the Detroit Red Wings and, some contend, the finest player in NHL history. Howe set 23 NHL records (and shared three others), including most seasons played (25), most games played (1,687), most career goals (786), most assists (1,023) and most points (1,809). He was an All-Star selection at right wing a record 21 times and led the NHL in scoring and was the league's Most Valuable Player six times apiece, also records.
SIGNED: TOM PAYNE, 7'2" center for the University of Kentucky, by the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, and 6'9" Forward CYRIL BAPTISTE of Creighton, by the Golden State Warriors. Payne, the Wildcats' first black player, left Kentucky after his sophomore year, in which he averaged 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds. Baptiste, who averaged 19.1 points and 11.5 rebounds in two seasons, had one more year to play. Both were chosen in the NBA's special hardship draft, which allows so-called hardship cases to turn pro before their college class graduates.
DIED: DR. PHIL EDWARDS, 63, who competed for Canada in three Olympics; in Montreal. Born in British Guiana and a McGill University graduate, Edwards won five middle-distance bronze medals in the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Games.