COLLEGE BASEBALL—The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, behind Richard Wortham's four-hit pitching, defeated South Carolina 5-1 for the Longhorns' third College World Series title, in Omaha.
GOLF—CAROL MANN won her 35th LPGA title, the $50,000 Medina (Ohio) Open, by two strokes over Judy Rankin at Weymouth Valley Country Club. On a blustery day, Mann shot a final-round two-over-par 74 for a 217 total and earned $7,000.
Nancy Syms of Colorado Springs, Colo. defeated Scotland's 17-year-old Suzanne Cadden 3 and 2 for the British Women's Amateur title, at St. Andrews, Scotland.
HARNESS RACING—HANDLE WITH CARE ($10.40), Billy Haughton at the reins, won the $100,000 Yonkers (N.Y.) International Pace by two lengths over Smashing Don, covering the 1¼ miles in 2:30[1/5]. New Zealand's highly regarded Young Quinn was fifth.
June 22, 1975
HORSE RACING—Four-year-old STONEWALK ($12.40), ridden by Ron Turcotte, beat Group Plan by three-quarters of a length to win the $100,000 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs. The winning time for the 1‚⅛ miles was 1:48[3/5] as favorite Gold and Myrrh finished seventh.
MOTOR SPORTS—Belgium's JACKY ICKX and Great Britain's DEREK BELL drove their Gulf-Ford to victory in the annual Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, averaging 119 mph.
SOCCER—NASL: Rochester booted its way to the top of the Northern Division by beating New York 3-2 and Boston 4-1. Eight points behind the Lancers was Toronto, which bowed to Baltimore 1-0, then turned the score around to defeat Hartford 1-0. Tampa Bay and Miami continued to seesaw between first and second in the Eastern. Miami shut out the Rowdies 2-0 to take over first, but Tampa Bay then beat Philadelphia 2-1 to reassume the lead. In the Western, the Seattle Sounders held sole claim to the top by slipping past Denver 2-1 in overtime. Pepe Fernandez scored the Sounders' winning goal before 16,737. Vancouver, seven points back, beat Los Angeles 1-0 in overtime, while San Jose ended Portland's four-game win streak with a 2-1 defeat of the Timbers. Ilija Mitic of the Earthquakes tallied both goals to bring his total to five in the last four games. Central pacesetter St. Louis beat Chicago 1-0 in overtime while San Antonio fired Alex Perolli and then beat Dallas 2-1 under new Coach Don Batie to halt an eight-game skid. Pelé made an auspicious debut with the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against the Dallas Tornado (page 18).
ASL: Rhode Island saw its two-year unbeaten streak end at 24 as New Jersey sank the Oceaneers 2-0 in Newark. Louis Trupodi of the Brewers managed the feat with a goal and assist. Nonetheless, the Oceaneers clung to a one-point advantage over second-place Connecticut in the Northern Division. The Yankees and Boston tied 2-2. In the Midwestern, Cleveland and the Brewers played to a 3-3 standoff and Cincinnati had the dubious honor of allowing Pittsburgh its first victory in eight games, 2-1. Eastern leader New York remained the only unbeaten club, taking Chicago 2-0 and knotting Rhode Island 1-1.
SWIMMING—KORNELIA ENDER of East Germany set a world record in the women's 100-meter butterfly at 1:01.33, in Wittenberg. The previous mark of 1:01.88 was held by compatriot Rosemarie Kother. At the same meet East German ULRIKE TAUBER bettered her own world standard in the 200-meter individual medley with a 2:18.83.
TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT maintained her dominance of Martina Navratilova, defeating the Czech star 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 to take the French Open title in Paris. In the men's finals BJORN BORG of Sweden beat Argentinian Guillermo Vilas 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—HOUSTON McTEAR of Milligan, Fla. blazed to a 10.0 in the 100 meters, only one-tenth of a second slower than the world record, during the preliminaries of the National AAU Junior Championships at Knoxville, Tenn. He went on to win the final in 10.2. RUDY CHAPA of Hammond, Ind. ran the fastest 10,000 meters by a high-schooler, with a 29:11.0. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, HENRY PEREZ of Stockton, Calif. set a national junior college mark with an 8:48.2. Coming in fourth in the same race, JOHN GUSTAFSON of Eugene, Ore. posted a national high school standard of 9:06.4.
Guy Drut of France won the 120-yard high hurdles, equaled a stadium record 13.3, edging out rival Charles Foster, during the Meet of Champions at Berkeley, Calif. Foster defeated Drut twice last year in Europe. Other marks set on the slow track were by CRAIG VIRGIN of Illinois in the six-mile run (27:48.8), MARK ENYEART of Utah State in the 880 (1:47.2), RANDY SMITH of Wichita State in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:37.6) and JIM BOLDING of Pacific Coast Club in the 440-yard hurdles (49.8).
John Smith set a professional record of 45.2 in the 440, and Rod Milburn was beaten by LANCE BABB in the 120-yard high hurdles (13.8) at an ITA meet in Boston.
VOLLEYBALL—IPVA: San Diego's Bill Wardrop led his club to two victories, putting the Breakers atop the league. The 6'6" assistant coach connected on 20 kills (unreturnable spikes) in a 12-8, 12-6, 12-5 thrashing of the Santa Barbara Spikers, avenging a loss last week. In a match with Southern California Wardrop sent home 19 kills in the 12-2, 10-12, 12-10, 12-1 triumph. Toshi Toyoda of the Bangers made 37 assists in a losing cause. El Paso-Juarez played its first game at home before 3,347 and disappointed few with a 12-4, 12-5, 9-12, 14-12 win over the second-place Spikers. A Brazilian member of the Sol, Lino De Melo Gama, had 21 kills while teammate Donnie Maze made 20. The Sol also defeated the Los Angeles Stars 12-2, 4-12, 12-7, 15-13, Mary Jo Peppier and Lucy Courtney of the Sol combining for nine saving digs.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: A $350,000, 1-mile match race between undefeated filly RUFFIAN and Kentucky Derby winner FOOLISH PLEASURE, at Belmont Park on July 6. The winner will receive $225,000; the loser $125,000. Ruffian will carry 121 pounds, five less than the colt.
INDUCTED: Olympic champion PEGGY FLEMING, 26, into the Ice Skating Institute of America's Hall of Fame. Fleming was five times national and thrice world champion before capturing the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics.
INDUCTED: Into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, 13 athletes and coaches including JIM THORPE, BOBBY JOE MORROW, BILL TOOMEY, STELLA WALSH and TED HAYDON.
NAMED: Penn assistant RAY CARAZO, 33, as head basketball coach at Yale, succeeding Joe Vancisin, who resigned earlier this year after 19 seasons.
SIGNED: The NFL's top draft choice, STEVE BARTKOWSKI, by the Atlanta Falcons, to a reported $600,000-plus four-year contract, making him one of the richest rookies in the league's history. During his senior year at California the quarterback completed 182 of 325 passes for 2,580 yards and 12 touchdowns.
SOLD: Texas Ranger Shortstop ED BRINKMAN, 33, to the New York Yankees for approximately $100,000.
SOLD: The ABA's San Diego franchise, for a reported $2 million, to Frank Goldberg, a San Diego businessman and majority owner of the Denver Nuggets. Goldberg, who will sell off his two-thirds share of the Nuggets, bought the franchise from the league and intends to rename the Conquistadors and keep them in San Diego.
TRADED: Milwaukee's 7'3" KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR and his 6'11" backup, WALT WESLEY, to Los Angeles for 7-foot ELMORE SMITH, Guard BRIAN WINTERS and draft choices DAVID MEYERS and JUNIOR BRIDGEMAN.