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A roundup of the week June 20-26

July 03, 1972
July 03, 1972

Table of Contents
July 3, 1972

Murderers
Shapiro
Baseball
Golf
Sporting Look
The Graduates
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the week June 20-26

BOATING—NORYEMA, a 48-foot sloop owned by Ron Amey and skippered by Ted Hicks, both of England, won the 635-mile Bermuda race (page 18).

This is an article from the July 3, 1972 issue

Claude Bigar, a 50-year-old Swiss engineer sailing a Swedish-built Alphée VI, defeated defending champion Ted Turner of the U.S. 20.7 points to 23.7 to take the world 5.5-meter championship on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

BOWLING—Left-hander EARL ANTHONY of Tacoma, Wash. won his second straight PBA tournament, the $45,000 Japan Starlanes Open in Redwood City, Calif., with a 72-pin margin over runner-up Bob Hood of Daly City, Calif.

BRIDGE—Italy's BLUE TEAM defeated the U.S. Aces 203 IMPs to 138 in the finals of the World Bridge Team Olympiad in Miami Beach (page 20).

FOOTBALL—In the season's first game, the EAST, with Michigan's Billy Taylor scoring two touchdowns and Alabama's Johnny Musso one, upset the West 42-20 in the Coaches All-America game in Lubbock, Texas.

GOLF—Texas' TOM KITE and teammate BEN CRENSHAW tied for the individual title while leading the Longhorns to their second straight NCAA title in Cape Coral, Fla. (page 46).

Nineteen-year-old MICHELLE (Mickey) WALKER of Great Britain defeated Claudine Rubin of France 2-up in the final round to win the British Women's Amateur championship in Hunstanton, England. Laura Baugh, 17, the U.S. Amateur champion, was drubbed in the semifinals by Miss Walker, 7 and 5.

Jim Jamieson of Moline, Ill. won his first PGA tournament when he took the $150,000 Western Open in Winnetka, Ill. by six strokes over Labron Harris. Jamieson, who carded a 68-67-67-69—271, had an eight-stroke lead after the third round, the largest lead on the tour in more than two years.

HARNESS RACING—Last year's Hambletonian winner, SPEEDY CROWN ($3.20), driven by Howard Beissinger, defeated Lightning Larry, a 32-to-1 shot, by-2¾ lengths to take the $92,505 Realization Trot at Roosevelt Raceway.

HORSE RACING—TYPECAST ($13.40), the 6-year-old mare who had lost to Convenience in a $250,000 match race a week earlier, whipped eight male horses to win the $125,000 Invitational Turf Handicap at Hollywood Park by a head over Violonor.

Icecapade ($4.80), Eddie Maple up, defeated Tentam by a neck to take the $57,150 Saranac Stakes at Aqueduct.

SWIMMING—MARK SPITZ won the 100-meter freestyle in a meet-record 52.4 and the 100-meter butterfly in 55.2, only two-tenths of a second above his world record, at the Santa Clara (Calif.) International Invitational Meet. It was Spitz' sixth victory in the 100-meter butterfly in the six-year history of the meet. Triple winners were GARY HALL, who took the 400-meter freestyle in a meet-record 4:04.9, the 400-meter individual medley in 4:39.6 and the 200-meter individual medley in a meet-record 2:10.5, and SHIRLEY BABASHOFF with victories in the women's 100-meter freestyle (1:00.3), 200-meter freestyle (2:08) and 800-meter freestyle (a meet-record 9:01.5). BRIAN JOB set a meet mark with 2:25.5 in the 200-meter breaststroke, while ELLIE DANIEL churned to a meet-record 1:05.5 in the women's 100-meter butterfly. JENNY WYLIE took the women's 400-meter freestyle in 4:23.9 while KAREN MOE gained the 200-meter butterfly in a meet-record 2:19.6.

TENNIS—Two teen-agers, 17-year-old CHRIS EVERT and 19-year-old JIMMY CONNORS, won the first American double in 25 years at the London Grass Court championships at Queen's Club when Miss Evert defeated Karen Krantzcke of Australia 6-4, 6-0 in the women's singles and Connors walloped John Paish of Great Britain 6-2, 6-3 in the men's singles. Paish had upset top-seeded Stan Smith 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the quarterfinals.

In another tune-up for next week's Wimbledon championships. ANDRES GIMENO of Spain won the men's singles title at the South of England championships in Eastbourne, defeating Pierre Barthes of France 7-5, 6-3 in the finals, while FRANCOISE DURR of France took the women's title, beating Judy Dalton of Australia 8-6, 6-3.

TRACK & FIELD—In a final warmup for this week's Olympic Trials, STEVE PREFONTAINE of Oregon set an American record of 7:45.8, breaking Jim Beatty's 1962 mark by over eight seconds, in the seldom-run 3,000 meters at the Rose Festival meet in Portland, Ore. In other events, AL FEUERBACH took the measure of George Woods, winning the shotput with a 68'8½" heave as Woods fouled on three consecutive throws; BYRON DYCE won the 1,500-meter run in 3:42.5; BOB SEAGREN cleared 17'6½" in the pole vault; ARNIE ROBINSON leaped 26'1½" in the long jump; TIM VOLLMER hurled the discus 208'9"; LARANCE JONES won the 400 meters in 46.9; MORGAN MOSSER took the 800 in 1:48.6; and JOHN HALBERSTADT won the 5,000 in 13:44.0.

Faina Melnik of the U.S.S.R., an Olympic favorite, topped her own world women's discus record by 2½ inches with a toss of 214'10" at the U.S.S.R.-West Germany meet in Augsburg, West Germany.

MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By Second Baseman BILL MAZEROSKI, 35, his retirement after 17 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of the year. Maz, a superb fielder with a .261 lifetime average, hit a dramatic home run in the last inning of the seventh game of the 1960 World Series to win the Series for the Pirates over the New York Yankees.

NAMED: The winner of the William Schmeisser Memorial Cup as 1972's outstanding college lacrosse defenseman, TOM O'LEARY, 19, of Army. O'Leary is the first sophomore to receive the award in its 30-year history.

OBTAINED: The 12th franchise in the new World Hockey Association, for Cleveland, by NICK MILETI, pan owner of the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

RETIRED: BOB BEAMON, 25, who set the world record in the long jump with a 29'2½" leap in winning the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, to play pro basketball. "I was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1969." said Beamon, who has been hampered by a foot injury this year. "I wasn't ready then, but now I would like to do it."

RULED: By a federal judge that Forward RICK BARRY, 28, or the New York Nets must play for the Golden State Warriors until the expiration of a five-year contract he signed with them in 1969. For the past four years, Barry has played in the ABA where he has led the league in scoring once and finished second three times.

TRADED: By the Houston Rockets, controversial Center ELVIN HAYES, 26, who averaged 27.4 points a game in four seasons with the Rockets, to the Baltimore Bullets for Forward JACK MARIN, 27, who averaged 16.7 points in six NBA seasons, including 22.3 last year. "I know Hayes has had some altitude problems," said Bullet Coach Gene Shue. "I just hope he'll be able to adjust."

TRADED: Forward PAUL SILAS, 28, an eight-year NBA veteran who averaged 17.5 points and 11.9 rebounds a game last season, to the Boston Celtics by the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the NBA rights to Charlie Scott, last season's leading scorer in the ABA who jumped from the Virginia Squires to the Suns late in the year.

DIED: NAT FLEISCHER, 84, editor and publisher of The King magazine, which he founded; after a long illness; in New York University Hospital.