BOATING—The 55-foot sloop Scaramouche, owned by Charles Kirsch of Sturgis, Mich., was declared winner of the 29th Newport-to-Bermuda yacht race with a corrected time of 2 days, 15 hours 59:56. Sumner A. Long's Ondine crossed the finish first in an elapsed time of 2 days, 20 hours 8:22, a new record, but lost up to 25 hours in the handicapping.
BOWLING—GARY DICKINSON of Fort Worth, Texas, rolled a 260 to Butch Soper's 248 in the final match of the $55,000 Winston-Salem Open in Portland, Ore. The victory, Dickinson's third on the tour, was worth $6,000.
CHESS—A strong Russian squad, led by Anatoly Karpov and Viktor Korchnoi, won the International Olympiad in Nice, with Yugoslavia second, the U.S. third and Bulgaria a close fourth. At the end of the tournament, world champion Bobby Fischer, who had stayed home, cabled that he was resigning his world championship because of the International Chess Federation's proposed regulations for next year's title match. The federation gave him 90 days to reconsider his move.
GOLF—TOM WATSON overlook Tom Weiskopf with a final-round 69 to win his first tour event, the $200,000 Western Open at Butler National Golf Club in Oak Brook, Ill. Watson finished at 287, while Weiskopf, who soared to a final-round 77, tied J.C. Snead for second at 289.
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Carole Jo Skala won the $60,000 Peter Jackson Ladies' Classic in Montreal with a final-round 69 for a 54-hole total of 208, 11 under par. JoAnne Carner was second, three strokes back.
HARNESS RACING—SAVOIR ($11.20), driven by Jimmy Arthur, defeated Aiken and Noble Jade in the $50,000 American Trotting Championship at Roosevelt Raceway, covering the 1½ miles in 2:34.
HORSE RACING—In a 1-2 finish for owners Colonel Roger and Vera Hue-Williams, ENGLISH PRINCE, Yves Saint-Martin up, overtook Imperial Prince in the stretch at the Curragh Racecourse in Dublin to win the½-mile $250,000 Irish Sweeps Derby by a length and a half in 2:33[4/5]. Mississippian finished third but was moved to fourth for interference. Sir Penfro was awarded the show position.
Amber Herod ($21.50), ridden by Robin Platts, held off Native Aid and Rushton's Corsair to take the 115th renewal of the $148,525 Queen's Plate for 3-year-olds foaled in Canada, at Woodbine in Rexdale, Ont. Time for the 1¼ miles was 2:09[1/5].
Glossary ($80.60), with Angel Santiago aboard, won the first running of the $136,400 Secretariat Slakes for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park, covering the 1[1/16], miles over grass in 1:42[4/5]. Stonewalk was 1½ lengths back in second and Talkative Turn was third.
MOTOR SPORTS—Indy champ JOHNNY RUTHERFORD, in a McLaren-Offenhauser, raced to victory in the $354,530 Schaefer 500 at Pennsylvania's Pocono International Raceway, averaging a record 156.7 mph around the 2½-mile course. Jimmy Caruthers was second by a lap and third place went to Gordon Johncock, both driving Eagle-Of-fenhausers.
SOCCER—Rochester added something new this week—victory—and Striker David Proctor, who has scored in each of its last three games, may be the reason. The Lancers shut out both Miami and Washington 2-0 but remained in third place in the Northern Division, one point behind Toronto, which stopped Baltimore 2-1, and first-place Boston, which trounced New York 3-0. New York lost another game, to Los Angeles 3-2, to stay in the cellar. Miami beat rival Baltimore 3-2 and took over the Eastern Division lead, ahead of Philadelphia, which got by Los Angeles 2-1 on the strength of Defender Bobby Smith's first goal of the year. Vancouver nipped Philadelphia 1-0 in a tie breaker, but lost 2-1 to Washington. In other NASL games Denver dropped St. Louis 3-2 and Seattle won a tie breaker against Dallas 2-0.
After two losses apiece in the second round, four teams were eliminated from World Cup contention. Argentina lost 4-0 to The Netherlands and 2-1 to Brazil; East Germany was beaten 1-0 by Brazil and 2-0 by The Netherlands; Sweden was defeated by Poland, 1-0. and West Germany, 4-2; and Yugoslavia fell 2-0 to West Germany and 2-1 to Poland. The winners of West Germany vs. Poland and The Netherlands vs. Brazil, all with two wins going into the last games of the round, will meet in the finals.
SWIMMING—HEATHER GREENWOOD, of Fresno, Calif., clipped .74 second from the women's world record for the 400-meter freestyle, swimming the distance in 4:17.33 at the eighth annual Santa Clara (Calif.) International Invitational.
TRACK & FIELD—Extreme heat and gusting winds marked the National Women's AAU championships in Bakersfield, Calif., but performances were still impressive. DEBRA SAPENTER equaled the world record in the 440 with a 52.2 effort; PATTY JOHNSON successfully defended her 100-meter hurdles title, setting a new meet record of 13.2; and ANDREA BRUCE took the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in a meet-record 59.7. MARY DECKER kicked past Robin Campbell to win the 880 in 2:05.2. KATHY SCHMIDT took the javelin with a throw of 203'2" and MAREN SEIDLER won the shot, driving it 54'3", both for meet records. JONI HUNTLEY won the high jump (6') and MARTHA WATSON the long jump (21'3½")
Showing surprising strength in the field and distance events. the U.S. juniors tripped the U.S.S.R. 197-181 at Austin, Texas, for their second victory in the three-year history of the 19-and-under competition. The American youngsters captured the javelin, discus, 5,000-and 10,000-meter runs to erase an 82-64 advantage established by the Soviet women. Frank Perbeck of Manhattan, Kans. shocked Russia's premier javelin thrower, Yuri Kopylov, with a heave of 236'1", while the University of Washington's Robin Earl was a surprise winner in the discus with a 171'4" mark. Ohio State's Tom Byers survived a Soviet protest to take the 1,500 in a meet-record 3:39.8, while Laguna Beach. Calif. high school sophomore Eric Hulst won the 10,000 in 30:49.26. Rich Kimball and Ralph Serna, of Walnut Creek and Anaheim, Calif., came in 1-2 to stun the Russians in the 5,000 meters. Sheila Ingram of Washington, D.C. set a new women's 400-meter meet record of 53:01.
At an international meet in Helsinki, world-record holder Filbert Bayi was beaten in the 1,500-meter run by New Zealander JOHN WALKER, whose winning lime of 3:33.4 was the fifth-fastest ever recorded in the event.
MILEPOSTS—A WARDED: To SAN ANTONIO, the 17th North American Soccer League franchise, which together with recently named Tampa will begin league play in 1975.
NAMED: HUBIE BROWN, 40, assistant coach of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks for the past two years, as head coach of the ABA Kentucky Colonels.
NAMED: To finish the 1974 season as manager of the San Francisco Giants, WES WESTRUM, who had been head scout. Wesirum was a Giant catcher for 11 seasons when the team played in New York, and managed the Mets from 1965 to 1967. He replaces CHARLIE FOX, manager of the Giants since 1970, who resigned "for the good of the club," which is 19½ games out of first place in the NL West. Fox will assume Westrum's scouting duties.
NAMED: To manage the California Angels, for a reported $100,000 a year, DICK WILLIAMS, who piloted the Oakland A's to world championships in 1972 and 1973 and then resigned over differences with Owner Charlie Finley. Williams replaces BOBBY WINKLES, Angel manager since 1973. The Angels were in last place in the AL West and had the worst record in the league.
DIED: ROGER STAUB, 37, Swiss ski star and giant slalom gold medalist at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics; in a ski-glider accident; in Verbier, Switzerland.