ARCHERY—The U.S. men's team clinched top honors in the world championships at Grenoble, France while the American women finished second, behind the Soviet Union. LINDA MYERS of York, Pa. won the women's individual title over Valentina Kovpan of the U.S.S.R.
This is an article from the Aug. 6, 1973 issue
FOOTBALL—The MIAMI DOLPHINS showed they had their problems, but eventually downed the 1973 College All-Stars 14-3 in Chicago (page 14).
The SAN FRANCISCO 49ers, led by second-year Mississippi State quarterback JOE REED, beat the New England Patriots 20-7 in the pro football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. JIM PARKER, JOE SCHMIDT and RAYMOND BERRY were inducted into the NFL shrine.
GOLF—TOM WEISKOPF beat Forrest Fezler by two strokes in the $175,000 Canadian Open in Montreal. He finished with a 10-under-par 278 for the $35,000 first prize and raised his year's winnings to $206,027, second best on the tour.
For the second straight year SANDRA PALMER and JANE BLALOCK won the Lady Angelo's LPGA Four-Ball tournament in Mashpee, Mass. Tied at the end of 54 holes at a 10-under-par 206 with Sally Little and Jan Ferraris, the pair clinched the $4,800 first prize when Palmer birdied the sudden-death playoff first hole.
HARNESS RACING—In a Hambletonian preview KNIGHTLY WAY ($2.80 and $2.40), driven by John Simpson Jr., won the $52,330 Founders Gold Cup for 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs (N.Y.). Knightly Way took two straight heats, winning by six lengths over Volstar Hanover and five lengths over Placate.
HORSE RACING—Ridden by Bill Pyers, U.S.-owned and French-trained DAHLIA became the first 3-year-old filly to capture the $292,500 King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, England's richest race. She beat favorite Rheingold by six lengths.
Honky Star crossed the finish line first, but IRISH SONNET ($11.40) was declared the winner of the $104,845 Sorority at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. when judges upheld a protest made by Irish Sonnet's jockey, Braulio Baeza, that Honky Star had interfered at the quarter pole.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACKIE STEWART, driving a Tyrell Ford, gained a record-breaking 26th Formula I victory by winning the Dutch Grand Prix, in Zandvoort, Netherlands. He beat out his teammate Francois Cevert with an average of 114.35 mph for 192.11 miles. The race was marred by the death of Britain's Roger Williamson, who went over the safety rail on the eighth lap. Emerson Fittipaldi, in a JPS Lotus, withdrew after one lap due to the slight ankle injuries sustained in an accident during qualifying the day before. Stewart leads Fittipaldi in Grand Prix points 51 to 41.
In his 153rd career victory, RICHARD PETTY captured the $60,000 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono International Raceway. Driving an STP Dodge, Petty averaged 132.781 mph, a track record for stock cars. He finished 16 seconds ahead of Larry Hartman of South Zanesville, Ohio, also in a Dodge.
TENNIS—EVONNE GOOLAGONG defeated Renata Tomanova 6-3, 6-3 for the women's singles title of the Czechoslovakia International Open in Prague. She later teamed with fellow Australian ROBERT HOWE to defeat Bulgarians Stoyan Velev and Yulia Berberina 6-4, 6-3 for the mixed doubles crown. Czechoslovakia's FRANTISEK PALA topped Janos Benyik 8-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 for the men's individual event.
Third-seeded ARTHUR ASHE won his first major tournament since April with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Tom Okker, in the $75,000 Washington Star-News International Open.
Chris Evert defeated second-seeded Linda Tuero 6-0, 6-0 to win the Marie O. Clark Memorial Tournament in Cleveland. Evert's victory earned her the $5,000 winner's prize.
Ferdi Taygan of Framingham, Mass. took the 18-and-under division of the USLTA national clay-court championships. He defeated Butch Walts of Fresno, Calif. 6-4, 6-4. KATHY MAY of Beverly Hills, Calif. downed Patty Schoolman of Fairport, N.Y. 6-2, 6-4 for the girls' title.
In Charleston, W. Va. Jeanne Evert lost to BETSY NAGELSEN, of St. Petersburg, Fla. 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 in the national girls' 16-and-under tournament (page 18).
Californians dominated the Western junior and boys' championships as BILLY MARTIN of Palos Verdes beat Jack Gorsuch of Bridgeton, Mo. 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 for the juniors' (18-and-under) title and HOWARD SCHOENFIELD of Beverly Hills defeated townsman Perry Wright 7-5, 6-2 for the boys' (16-and-under) crown.
India's VIJAY AMRITRAJ carried a string of upsets through the finals with a 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 win over Jimmy Connors in the $25,000 Volvo International at Bretton Woods, N.H.
TRACK & FIELD—In a dual meet between the U.S.S.R. and U.S., both the RUSSIAN men (121-112) and women (95-51) won at Minsk (page 47).
Meanwhile, the U.S. men won a junior meet 123-108 and the American women lost 74-71 to the U.S.S.R. Illinois high school distance star CRAIG VIRGIN posted a 13:58.2 win in the 5,000 meters.
Olympic champion ANNELIE EHRHART broke her own world record of 12.5 in the 100-meter hurdles by .2 second in Dresden, East Germany.
Belgian EMIEL PUTTEMANS ran the second-fastest two miles in history with an 8:16.4 in Stockholm, beating Kenya's Ben Jipcho by .07 second. Puttemans' time was 2.4 seconds slower than the world record set last year by Lasse Viren, Finland's double Olympic champion.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As player-coach of the WHA Chicago Cougars, three-time NHL All-Star PAT STAPLETON, for a reported $1 million, five-year contract.
INJURED: Minnesota Viking Safety KARL KASSULKE, in a motorcycle accident in Minnetonka, Minn. He is listed in critical condition.
NAMED: As coach of the ABA Utah Stars, JOE MULLANEY, 46, head coach of the Kentucky Colonels for the past two seasons. He replaces LA DELL ANDERSEN, 42, who becomes athletic director at Utah State.
NAMED: As recipient of the Maurice Stokes memorial award for courage and determination, WILLIS REED, of the New York Knicks.
NAMED: As general manager of the Kentucky Colonels, GENE RHODES, 45, who was fired as head coach of the same ABA franchise in 1970.
RETIRED: Three-time All-Pro Tight End JOHN MACKEY, 31, from professional football and the San Diego Chargers. Voted in 1971 the NFL's best tight end of all time, Mackey played for the Baltimore Colts from 1963 until last season, when he was traded to San Diego.
RETIRED: Former world steeplechase record-holder KERRY O'BRIEN, 27, of Australia, from competitive racing, because of a strained heart.
SUSPENDED: For "conduct detrimental to the NFL," Lance Rentzel, 29, wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams. The indefinite penalty, subject to review after one year, was imposed by Commissioner Pete Rozelle and resulted from a league investigation into Rentzel's arrest and guilty plea for possession of marijuana in May.
DIED: The No. 1 rider for Suzuki's motorcycle team, GEOFF PERRY, 23, holder of several Southeast Asian Grand Prix championships, in a commercial airline crash off Papeete, Tahiti. He was en route to the Champion Sparkplug Classic at Ontario Speedway in California.