COLLEGE BASEBALL—SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA gained its fourth straight NCAA baseball championship, beating Arizona State twice, 3-1 and 4-3, and finishing The College World Series unbeaten (page 50).
GOLF—With a record-breaking eight-under-par 63 final round, JOHNNY MILLER won the U.S. Open at Oakmont, Pa., with a 279, one stroke better than John Schlee (page 16).
HARNESS RACING—In the first leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old trotters, TAMERLANE ($6), driven by Charlie Clark, won the $93,242 Yonkers Futurity by 2½ lengths over Knightly Way (page 68).
HOCKEY—Five men were selected for induction into the NHL Hall of Fame, including 13-time All-Star DOUG HARVEY, who played and coached in the NHL for 18 seasons and is now an assistant coach and scout for the WHA Houston Aeros. Also selected were CHUCK RAYNER, a goalie from 1940 to 1953; the late TOMMY SMITH, whose career spanned 1906 through 1920; FRANK UDVARI, former referee and a present NHL supervisor of officials; and HARTLAND DE M. MOLSON, owner of the Montreal Canadiens from 1957 to 1968.
June 24, 1973
HORSE RACING—MAGAZINE ($12.20) won the $117,000 Coaching Club American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont in record time, by 1½ lengths over Bag of Tunes. Ridden by Angel Cordero, the winner finished the mile and a half in 2:27⅘ trimming 1[3/5] off the old mark. Windy's Daughter, bidding to win the Triple Crown for fillies, finished 11th in the 13-horse field.
Favored OUR NATIVE ($5), Anthony Rini up, won the $100,000 Ohio Derby at Thistledown in Cleveland by 1½ lengths over Hearts of Lettuce.
LACROSSE—The SOUTH defeated the North 13-11 in overtime to win the national club All-Star game in Upper Brookville, N.Y.
MOTOR SPORTS—South Africa's JODY SCHECKTER, in a Lola T-330 he had rented from another driver, gained his fourth consecutive L&M victory, averaging 117.468 mph for the 30-lap race at Watkins Glen. Earlier in the week he had destroyed his own Trojan-Chevrolet in a crash during practice. Scheckter finished ahead of Brian Redman in a Steed Lola T-330, set a track Formula 5,000 record for one lap with a clocking of 1:41.227 in the trials, and increased his series point standing to 95. Redman is second with 50.
With a surge on the final lap New Zealand's DENIS HULME captured the Swedish Grand Prix, the seventh race of the 1973 World Championship Formula I series in Anderstorp. Driving a Yardley McLaren, Hulme covered the 80 laps around Scandinavian Raceway in 1:56:46.49, averaging 102.65 mph in the first Formula I race ever run in Sweden. Ronnie Peterson of Sweden, in a JPS Lotus, was second with 1:56:50.88.
Maurice (Mo) Carter, in a Camaro, was declared the winner of an abbreviated Trans-American race, the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Grand Prix, which was stopped after 72 of the scheduled 92 laps when dense fog rolled over the track. Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood, in a Porsche Carrera RS, finished second.
ROWING—For the seventh straight year, HARVARD swept Yale from the Thames River at New London, Conn., taking the varsity, junior varsity and freshman races by 11½, 11 and 1½ lengths. The 108th meeting between the schools may have been the last in its traditional form. Beginning next year, a change in academic schedule may make it impossible.
SOCCER—St. Louis University's MIKE SEEREY received the Robert R. Hermann award as the outstanding college soccer player, for the second straight year.
TENNIS—ERIK VAN DILLEN won his biggest prize, $9,375, as he defeated Frew McMillan of South Africa 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the $75,000 John Player Championships in Nottingham, England. BILLIE JEAN KING beat Virginia Wade 8-6, 6-4 for the women's title.
Defending champion JANICE METCALF of California's University of Redlands won the national women's collegiate tournament, beating Tina Watanabe of L.A. State 6-1, 6-0 in Auburn, Ala.
Eddie Dibbs of Miami defeated Karl Meiler of West Germany 6-1, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 for the men's singles title of the German International championships in Hamburg. HELGA MASTHOFF, also of West Germany, downed South African Pat Pretorius-Walkden 6-4, 6-1 for the women's title.
TRACK & FIELD—The Chicago Track Club's JOHN CRAFT registered the best triple jump in the world this year, 55'8¾", during the National AAU Championships in Bakersfield, Calif., at which five meet records were set (page 22).
Austria's MARIA SYKORA shaved [1/10]th of a second off her world record for the 400-meter hurdles with a 58.5 in the British International Games at Edinburgh.
WEIGHT LIFTING—FRED LOWE set an American middleweight clean and jerk record with a lift of 396¾ pounds at the Senior National AAU championships in Williamsburg, Va. (page 56).
Four world records were broken at the 32nd European championships in Madrid. PAEL PERVUSHIAN of the U.S.S.R. broke his own snatch record for heavyweights with a lift of 390.3 pounds, and Bulgaria's NEDECHO KOLEV established a new mark for middleweight clean and jerk with a 414.46-pound lift. DAVID RIGERT of the Soviet Union broke two of his world middle-heavyweight records with a lift of 374 pounds in the snatch and a clean and jerk effort of 469.7 pounds.
MILEPOSTS—ENGAGED: Former International Olympic Committee President AVERY BRUNDAGE, 85, to MARIANN PRINCESS REUSS, 37, a German noblewoman who served as a hostess during the 1972 Munich Games. "People say I am young for my age," said Brundage, adding tactfully, "I think instead of it's being 85 and 37, it is more like 55 and 46.... She is very mature for her age."
HIRED: As coach of the NHL New York Islanders, AL ARBOUR, 40, who was fired from the St. Louis Blues early last season. A 12-year veteran defenseman, he played with Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and St. Louis.
HIRED: As coach of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, BILL McCREARY, 38, who coached the St. Louis Blues in 1971-72.
HIRED: As coach of the NBA Philadelphia 76ers, GENE SHUE, 41, late of the Baltimore Bullets.
NAMED: As general manager of the Capital Bullets of the NBA, BOB FERRY, 36, assistant coach and head scout of the team for the past five years.
NAMED: The Toronto franchise of the WHA, the Toros.
RESIGNED: As coach of the ABA San Diego Conquistadors, K. C. JONES, 41, because of a "clash of opinions on policy" with Owner Leonard Bloom. Jones played on eight Boston Celtic championship teams through 1966.
SETTLED: Los Angeles Laker HAPPY HAIRSTON's $450,000 suit against Laker Coach BILL SHARMAN for allegedly using the 6'7" forward's name to promote a basketball camp. No terms were disclosed.
DIED: Former Indiana University swimmer JAMES COUNSILMAN JR., 23, apparently of a fall into a gully on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The son of famed Indiana Coach Doc Counsilman, he won Big Ten titles in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke in 1970 and helped the Hoosiers win the NCAA championships in 1969 and 1970.