COLLEGE BASKETBALL—The U.S. college all-star men won three games in China, and the women from John F. Kennedy College dropped three as West met East in Peking (page 12).
BOWLING—EARL ANTHONY got his sixth PBA win, the $35,000 Seattle Open, totaling 9,529 pins. Marty Piraino of Syracuse, N.Y. was second with 9,506.
BOXING—In a 15-round decision in Grenoble, France, Cuba's JOSE NAPOLES retained his world welterweight title over France's Roger Menterey. The victory was Napoles' 71st in 77 bouts.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL—The WEST defeated the East 20-6 in the Coaches All-America game in Lubbock, Texas (page 46).
July 1, 1973
GOLF—BRUCE CRAMPTON shot a 273 to win the American Golf Classic in Akron and $32,000. It was Crampton's fourth victory of the year and raised his earnings to $204,209, making him the first player ever to top $200,000 before mid-August. Earlier in the week U.S. Open champ Johnny Miller made a hole in one, and Bert Yancey played Firestone's back nine in 28.
Texas' BEN CRENSHAW, with a 282 for 72 holes, won an unprecedented third straight NCAA championship, finishing three strokes ahead of Florida's Gary Koch. FLORIDA took the team championship by 10 strokes over Oklahoma State in the tournament in Stillwater, Okla.
Michigan State's BONNIE LAUER took individual honors in the national intercollegiate women's championship in South Hadley, Mass. with a four-round total of 305. Hollis Stacy of Rollins College was second, three strokes back. The UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA (Greensboro) won the team title over Rollins 631-632.
HARNESS RACING—Herve Filion drove the 3-year-old pacer OTARO HANOVER ($32.60) to a 1½-length victory over Melvin's Woe in the $25,000 Battle of Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Tar Heel colt paced the third fastest race mile in history on a half-mile track and set a Saratoga Springs track record with a 1:57.
HORSE RACING—Favored TENNYSON, ridden by Alfred Gibert, won the $190,000 Grand Prix de Paris for 3-year-olds, by a head over Authi.
MOTOR SPORTS—Matra finished one-two in the ninth race of the World Manufacturers' 11-race series as HENRI PESCAROLO and GERARD LARROUSSE won the 1,000-kilometer (621 miles) race at Oesterreich Ring in Austria. Jean Pierre Beltoise and Fran√ßois Cevert finished second. The Ferraris continue to lead the series with 122 points to the Matras' 104.
David Pearson drove his Wood Brothers Mercury past Buddy Baker with 22 laps to go to win the NASCAR Motor State 400 at Michigan International Speedway, averaging a record-shattering 153.485 mph. The old 149.862 was set in 1971 by Bobby Allison. Pearson has won seven Grand National Circuit races this season.
SWIMMING—Several meet records were set at the Santa Clara invitational, including East German KORNELIA ENDER's 1:03.39 in the 100-meter butterfly, which bettered her pending world record of 1:03.50. ENDER also set a European mark in the 100 freestyle with a 58.6 in a heat. SHIRLEY BABASHOFF of Huntington Beach, Calif. swam the 200 freestyle in 2:06.2, leaving Australian star SHANE GOULD in fifth place. Gould won the 400 individual medley in 5:08.01, after three lackluster races. ROLAND MATTHES, also of East Germany, took the men's 200-meter backstroke in a meet record 2:06.68.
TENNIS—In a Wimbledon prep, ILIE NASTASE downed Roger Taylor 9-8, 6-3 for the men's singles title of the London Grass Courts championships. OLGA MOROZOVA of the Soviet Union upset Evonne Goolagong 6-2, 6-3 for the women's crown.
Top-seeded SANDY MAYER of Stanford won the NCAA singles title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 over Southern Cal's Raul Ramirez. Mayer teamed with JIM DELANEY to beat Fred McNair and Richard McKee of North Carolina 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 for his second NCAA doubles title. Stanford grabbed the team honors with 33 individual match victories to USC's 29.
Mark Cox of Great Britain won the $5,000 first prize in the Rothmans South of England championships in Eastbourne, beating France's Patrice Dominquez 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
TRACK & FIELD—The American 220 record fell in the National Women's AAU championships in Irvine, Calif. as FRAN SICHTING turned in a 23.2 in the semifinals, bettering Edith McGuire's 1964 mark by two-tenths of a second (page 53).
Rod Milburn equaled his own world mark for the 120-yard high hurdles with a 13.0 at the Hayward Restoration meet in Eugene, Ore. DAVE WOTTLE won the mile with the sixth fastest time in history, 3:53.3, as six runners went under four minutes.
At the Helsinki Games, BEN JIPCHO of Kenya set a world record of 8:19.8 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, bettering the old mark by one second.
Austria's MARIA SYKORA shattered her own 400-meter hurdles record, set a few days earlier, with a 57.3 at Frankfurt, Germany.
South Africa's DANIE MALAN set a world mark for the 1,000 meters at 2:16, two-tenths under Jurgen May's and Franz-Josef Kemper's record.
MILEPOSTS—AGREED: By the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Council that both organizations will eventually select a single champion in each weight division and issue joint ratings for top contenders.
HIRED: As coach of the NBA Capital Bullets, K. C. JONES, 41, who recently resigned from the same position with the San Diego Conquistadors.
RETURNED: The first player to jump to the WHA, Goalie BERNIE PARENT, to the NHL Philadelphia Flyers, who traded him to Toronto in 1971. "I've always considered myself a Flyer," he said, and added that he "really didn't mean" any derogatory statements he had made about the Philadelphia team.
RULED: By a U.S. District Court judge, that the LPGA violated antitrust laws when it attempted to suspend JANE BLALOCK for allegedly cheating in the Bluegrass Invitational in May 1972.
SIGNED: For four years and $1 million, GORDIE HOWE, with the WHA Houston Aeros, joining his sons Marty and Mark and his wife Coleen as Aero employees.
SIGNED: Figure Skater JANETLYNN, 20, to contracts topping $2 million, including a three-year "guest star" package with the Ice Follies.
SIGNED: ED RATLEFF, two-time All-America at Long Beach State, to a six-year contract with the NBA Houston Rockets for a reported $1.5 million. The 6'5" Ratleff chose Houston over the ABA Denver Rockets.
DIED: Scottish Formula II Driver GERRY BIRRELL, 28, when his Chevron Ford crashed during a practice lap at the Grand Prix de Rouen-Les-Essarts in France.
DIED: Former Notre Dame Coach FRANK LEAHY, 64; of heart failure; in Portland, Ore. A player and assistant coach under Knute Rockne, he took over the head coaching job in 1941 and led Notre Dame to six undefeated seasons, four national championships and an 87-11-9 record. As an assistant at Fordham during the mid-'30s, he helped build the "Seven Blocks of Granite" and coached, among others, the late Vince Lombardi. His overall record was 107-13-9. Said Rockne of Leahy in 1930, "That kid has the greatest football brain I have ever come in contact with. He is a superstrategist."