ARCHERY—Reading (Ohio) High School senior DARRELL PACE defeated George Pappenfuss of Milwaukee 2,958—2,921 for the men's crown of the National Archery Association Tournament in Oxford. Ohio. Olympic gold medalist DOREEN WILBER of Jefferson, Iowa took the women's division 2,833-2,772 over Linda Myers of York, Pa.
BILLIARDS—Fourteen-year-old JEAN BALUKAS, of Brooklyn, N.Y., won her second straight U.S. Women's Open pocket billiards championship in Chicago. She ran 26 straight balls to defeat Donna Ries 75-72 in 42 innings.
BOWLING—Despite a bruised thumb, PAUL COLWELL, of Tucson, won the $50,000 PBA Star Lanes-Ebonite Open in Cranston, R.I., defeating veteran Bill Johnson 258-215.
PRO FOOTBALL—Five days after winning their second preseason game (27-16 over the Browns), the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Jets 34-14 in Tampa. Joe Namath, playing a little more than one quarter, sparked New York with two touchdown passes, including a 42-yarder to Tight End Rich Caster, and Bobby Howfield contributed two field goals and four PATs. Holding onto the ball was the main problem for the 49ers as they fumbled four times and had a Steve Spurrier pass intercepted for a score by Jet Tackle John Elliott. Washington rallied from a 10-0 deficit to beat Denver 14-10. Bob Brunet went over from three yards out to cap an 86-yard drive quarterbacked by Sonny Jurgensen, giving the Redskins the winning margin. In his first outing since injuries sidelined him last season, Jurgensen completed five of eight passes for 71 yards in the second half but threw two interceptions to rookie Lyle Blackwood. Duane Thomas continued to cooperate, adding 60 yards in 11 carries during the first half, while Denver's Jim Turner booted a 43-yard field goal. St. Louis, led by Donny Anderson, gave Don Coryell his first pro coaching victory, 17-13 over the San Diego Chargers. The Cardinals rallied from a 6-0 second-quarter deficit as Jim Hart completed seven of 13 for 107 yards and set up all three St. Louis scores. John Unitas, who played the first half, threw two interceptions to Clarence Duren but hit on nine of 15 for 96 yards. Los Angeles had to settle for a 21-21 tie with the Browns when Cleveland's Greg Pruitt sprinted two yards for a score in the final quarter. The Miami Dolphins registered their 21st straight NFL victory, 14-13, against New Orleans. The Saints led 10-7 at the half, but Jim Del Gaizo capped a 90-yard drive with a 10-yard TD pass to rookie Bo Rather in the final quarter for the Dolphin win. George Blanda did his thing, kicking a 16-yard field goal with four seconds left to give the Oakland Raiders a come-from-behind 27-26 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
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The Cowboys had apparently salted away the game in the fourth quarter when rookie Les Strayhorn scored from the two to make it 26-14, but a Blanda field goal and a Clarence Davis touchdown set things up for old George's final kick. In Houston rookie Quarterback Gary Huff engineered touchdown pass plays of 22, 15 and 12 yards to lead Chicago to a 34-7 romp over the Oilers. Huff hit on eight consecutive attempts during a 28-point second-half binge. Cincinnati Quarterback Ken Anderson completed 11 of 12 passes for 143 yards in the first half as the Bengals downed Philadelphia 45-21. Backup Virgil Carter also hit Bengal Steve Kingman with a 33-yard TD pass in the final quarter. Roman Gabriel watched as John Reaves brought the futile Eagles within 10 points of Cincinnati in the third period before the Bengals pulled away again. Elsewhere, Atlanta dropped Baltimore 34-20 (page 20), and Minnesota, on a 93-yard interception run by Bobby Bryant, beat Pittsburgh 10-6. Green Bay defeated Buffalo 10-3 on Chester Marcol's field goal and John Brockington's 33-yard run.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS won the PGA Championship in Cleveland, his 14th major title, thus passing the late Bobby Jones, who had 13. Nicklaus, with a seven-under-par 277, beat Bruce Crampton by four strokes (page 18).
In the $30,000 LPGA tournament in Wadsworth, Ill. BETTY BURFEINDT bounced back from a four-stroke deficit to defeat Laura Baugh and Debbie Austin by three strokes. She finished with a five-under-par 68 for her first victory of the 1973 season and vaulted into third place on the LPGA money-winner's list with $42,750.
Amy Alcott, of Los Angeles, defeated New York State champion Mary Lawrence 6 and 5 to win the U.S. Junior girls' title in Bernardsville, N.J.
HARNESS RACING—Sonny Dancer drove RICO REENIE TIME ($12.60 and $4.60) to victory in straight heats of the $86,780 Adios Stake for 3-year-old pacers at The Meadows (Pa.). The 1972 2-year-old Pacer of the Year finished 2¼ lengths ahead of Smog in the first race and 2¾ lengths ahead of J.R. Skipper in the second.
HORSE RACING—Scoring his seventh victory in 10 starts, TISAB ($5.60) won the $129,535 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park, N.J. Ridden by Walter Blum, he beat Wedge Shot by 3¼ lengths.
Susan's Girl ($4.80) beat Summer Guest by a neck in the $109,500 Delaware Handicap in Stanton, missing the course record by one-fifth of a second. Ridden by Laffit Pincay, the 4-year-old mare covered the course in 2:00[3/5] and moved into second place among female money-winners with $822,892. Shuvee holds the record of $890,445.
MOTOR SPORTS—DICK BROOKS' first major NASCAR victory—the Talladega 500 at Alabama International Motor Speedway—was marred by the death of Larry Smith (page 22). Driving a Plymouth, Brooks upset Buddy Baker and David Pearson, who finished second and third, averaging 145.451 mph for the 188-lap race.
SWIMMING—Californian LYNNE COX shattered her own English Channel record from Great Britain to France, covering the distance in 9:36. She trimmed 21 minutes off her mark, and bettered the men's record of 9:44 by New Jerseyan Richard Davis Hart.
TENNIS—Manuel Orantes kept smiling as ILIE NASTASE lived up to his "Nasty" nickname while beating the Spaniard 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the officially protested final of the $75,000 Western Open in Cincinnati. The protest came from Referee Jim Meakin after the Rumanian allegedly ended his second argument over a line call with a verbal "obscenity." Meakin lodged the rarely used charge of "unsportsmanlike conduct" against Nastase and the winner's $9,000 check was withheld. He responded to crowd commands of "Go home" with: "I wish you knew me off the court." The day before, EVONNE GOOLAGONG dropped Chris Evert 6-2, 7-5 for the women's title and a $5,000 purse.
TRACK & FIELD—Italy's PAOLA PIGNI set a women's world record for the mile with a 4:29.5 in Viareggio, Italy, breaking Canadian Glenda Reiser's mark of 4:34.9 set in July.
Poland's DANUTA PIECYK ran the women's 400-meter hurdles in 56.7, a world record, at the Polish championships in Warsaw. She broke Austrian Maria Sykora's mark of 57.3.
MILEPOSTS—DISCIPLINED: The UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA football team, by the Big Eight. The Sooners were placed on two years' probation for conference and NCAA violations and are also ineligible to appear on television during 1974 and 1975.
RECOMMENDED: That the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA be expelled from the NCAA due to more than 100 violations in the school's highly successful basketball program; by the council of the NCAA, whose member institutions have never had to take such severe action before. Even if USL is not expelled, it cannot compete in basketball for two years, and is prohibited from playing in postseason championships or on television in any sport for four years.
DIED: WILBUR COOPER, 81, who from 1912 through 1924 won 202 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates, a club record; in Van Nuys, Calif.