COLLEGE BASKETBALL—The U.S. College All-Star team left China undefeated in eight games, finishing up the series with victories of 98-61 in Shanghai and 101-82 in Canton. The women of John F. Kennedy College dropped their final games 60-43 and 63-54 for a 2-6 record.
BOWLING—DON McCUNE rolled to his fifth PBA win this season, beating Earl Anthony 251-204 in the $40,000 Redwood City (Calif.) Open.
BOXING—In his first fight since losing the title to George Foreman in January, former heavyweight champion JOE FRAZIER won a 12-round decision from Joe Bugner, the European champion, in London. Frazier put Bugner down for a count of nine in the 10th round but was unable to finish him off.
FENCING—The SOVIET UNION captured the men's foil team crown in the world championships in G√∂teborg, Sweden, 9-7 over West Germany. But MARIO MONTANO of Italy took the individual saber title over Olympic champion Fiktor Sidiak of the U.S.S.R. and France's CHRISTIAN NOEL won the foils over Yuri Tshiy, also of Russia.
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GOLF—Veteran DAVE STOCKTON closed with a one-over-par 73 but was still able to win the Greater Milwaukee Open by one stroke. Hubert Green and Homero Blancas tied for second as Stockton, who led most of the tournament, registered his first tour victory since 1971.
Scotland's CHARLES KOCSIS, 60, gained his second International Seniors Golf Championship in four years, shooting a final-round 74 for a 279 total, at Gleneagles, Scotland. He finished seven strokes ahead of Richard Price, 57, of Wichita, Kans.
HARNESS RACING—Recording the fastest time this year and the second-fastest time ever for a ‚Öù-mile track, SIR DALRAE ($2.60) won the first leg of the $160,000 U.S. Pacing Championships, at Sportsman's Park in Chicago. Driven by Jim Dennis, he beat El Patron by three lengths in 1:56.
HORSE RACING—RIVA RIDGE ($5.60) became a millionaire with a win by a head over True Knight in the $112,000 Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct. He also set a world's record for 1[3/16] miles—1:52[2/5] seconds.
Hickory Tree Stable's BEMO ($13.20), William Passmore up, won the $114,400 American Derby at Arlington Park in Chicago by a length over Golden Don.
MOTORCYCLING—PIERRE KARSMAKERS, of Bueno Park, Calif., won both 40-minute races for 250-cc. machines in the International Motorcross Grand Prix, at Manning Park, Utah aboard a YZ Yamaha. MIKE HARTWIG, of Hadley, Maine, on a Husky, and RON POMEROY, of Yakima, Wash., on a Bultaco, split the 500-cc., 20-minute races.
While an investigation into the safety of the track was under way, three Italian cyclists—RENATO GALTRUCCO, RENZO COLOMBINI and CARLO CHIONIO—were killed in an accident during a race at Monza, Italy, at almost the same spot where two other riders lost their lives in May.
MOTOR SPORTS—Defending stock car champion DAVID PEARSON made it two straight with a six-car-length victory over Richard Petty in the 15th Firecracker 400 at Daytona Beach. Driving his Woods Brothers Mercury at an average speed of 158.468 mph, Pearson collected $15,150 to boost his career earnings to $969,550.
1972 series winner GEORGE FOLLMER, in a Porsche, overcame a 72-second lead and capitalized on his chief rival's loose gas cap to win the $75,000 Carling Can-Am race by 51.2 seconds at Road Atlanta in Flowery Branch, Ga. He averaged 117.05 mph. Second was Mark Donohue, who had led at the end of the first half of the race—run the previous day—but in the final 50 laps was forced to make two lengthy pit stops because of fuel sloshing in his cockpit and over his coveralls.
Benny Parsons, in a Chevrolet, breezed to a seven-lap victory in the Volunteer 500 Grand National stock-car race in Bristol, Tenn. L. D. Ottinger, also in a Chevy, was second. Parsons, who averaged 91.342 mph for the 500 laps, took the lead when front-runners Cale Yarborough and Bobby Allison collided on the 331st lap.
Harry Ingle won the third leg of the Volkswagen 1973 Gold Cup Series for Super Vees, averaging 98.94 mph in a VW Royale at Gainesville, Ga. Wink Bancroft, in a Lola VW, was second.
ROWING—The U.S. turned in its best overall performance in a decade, with four victories at the Henley Regatta, Henley on Thames, England (page 18).
TENNIS—BILLIE JEAN KING dropped Chris Evert 6-0, 7-5 in the all-U.S. women's finals, and Czechoslovakia's JAN KODES defeated Russia's Alex Metreveli 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for the men's singles crown at Wimbledon (page 14). King teamed with ROSIE CASALS for the women's doubles, downing Fran√ßoise Durrand Betty Stove 6-1, 4-6, 7-5, and JIMMY CONNORS and ILIE NASTASE won the men's doubles 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 8-9, 6-1 over John Cooper and Neale Fraser. For her third trophy of the week and the second time she has accomplished the Wimbledon "Grand Slam," Billie Jean and OWEN DAVIDSON, of Australia, won the mixed doubles title 6-3, 6-2 over Raul Ramirez and Janet Newbery.
College teammates met in the finals of the National Amateur Clay Court championships in Chattanooga as PATRICK DUPRE of Stanford downed Jim Delaney also of Stanford 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 for the men's singles crown. When she failed to recover sufficiently from a hip bruise suffered in a minor auto accident, 15-year-old Jeanne Evert, sister of Chris, was forced to default in the women's title finals to JANICE METCALF of the University of Redlands, (Calif.).
TRACK & FIELD—World 3,000-meter steeplechase record holder BEN JIPCHO became history's second-fastest miler with a 3:52 in an international meet in Stockholm, beating Philbert Bayi of Tasmania, who turned in a 3:52.6 for the fourth-best world mark. Jim Ryun ran the world's two fastest miles, 3:51.1 and 3:51.3, in 1967 and 1966.
East German RENATE STECHER equaled her own world records for the 100 and 200 meters with 10.9 and 22.4, at an international meet in Leipzig.
In Zurich, Switzerland, ROD MILBURN set a world mark of 13.1 in the 110-meter hurdles. He shared the old record of 13.2 with West German Martin Lauer, who set it in 1959, and three others.
Glenda Reiser, 18, of Ottawa, set a women's world record of 4:34.9 for the mile in a meet at Victoria, B.C. The old mark, held by West Germany's Ellen Tittel, was 4:35.4.
MILEPOSTS—INJURED: Secretariat's pursuer throughout the Triple Crown, SHAM, with a fracture of the right cannon bone suffered a month after the Belmont. The 3-year-old colt is expected to return to racing in about six months.
RETIRED: Eleven-year pro football veteran LANCE ALWORTH, 32, of the Dallas Cowboys, to enter private business. Nicknamed Bambi, he became the AFL's alltime leading pass receiver in his nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers, averaging 54.7 catches and 1,065 yards per year.
DIED: Baseball Hall of Famer CHARLES (Chick) HAFEY, 70, in Calistoga, Calif. A brilliant outfielder for St. Louis and Cincinnati from 1924 to 1937, he had a lifetime average of .317. His best year was 1931 when he hit .349 for the Cardinals.
DIED: Three-time Soviet chess champion LEONID STEIN, 38, of a heart attack, in Moscow. Ranked 12th in the world, he was awarded the title of grandmaster in 1962 and won the U.S.S.R. crown in 1963, 1965 and 1967.