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A roundup of the week June 23-29

July 07, 1975
July 07, 1975

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July 7, 1975

Old Times
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Golf
Track & Field
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the week June 23-29

ARCHERY—Led by 18-year old DARRELL PACE of Cincinnati, the U.S. won the men's world target archery championship team title at Interlaken, Switzerland. Pace won the men's individual championship with a world-record 2,548 points, a 90-point bulge over teammate Richard McKinney. The U.S. women finished third behind the Soviet Union, which won both the individual (ZEBINISO RUSTAMOVA) and team titles, and North Korea.

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BOWLING—JOHNNY GUENTHER coasted to victory in his hometown, beating Allie Clarke 243-212 in the finals of the $50,000 Seattle Open. Guenther won $5,000 for first place.

BOXING—ANGEL CHOLO ESPADA of Puerto Rico won a unanimous 15-round decision over Clyde Gray of Toronto to take the vacant WBA welterweight crown in San Juan. Jose Napoles was stripped of the title in March for failing to schedule a championship bout.

GOLF—For the second consecutive year, WAKE FOREST took both the team and individual championships at the NCAA tournament held this time at Columbus, Ohio. Wake Forest junior JAY HAAS beat Alabama's Jerry Pate by one stroke with a six-under-par 282 for the individual crown.

Sinking a 17-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Carol Mann, JOANNE CARNER won the $60,000 Peter Jackson Classic in Toronto and first-prize money of $12,000. Both players had carded 214 after 54 holes.

HARNESS RACING—NERO, driven by Joe O'Brien, won the first leg of pacing's triple crown by taking the one-mile, $200,000 Cane Pace at Yonkers. In his first heat, the 3-year-old colt triumphed over Tarport Hap by three lengths in 1:59[3/5] to pay $2.40. In the non-betting final he beat Alberts Star by 1½ lengths in 1:58[4/5] (page 46).

HORSE RACING—Canada's 1974 Horse of the Year, L'ENJOLEUR ($4.30), ridden by Sandy Hawley, took the lead in the backstretch and romped to a 5½-length victory over Near the High Sea in the $146,695 Queen's Plate at Woodbine in Toronto. His time for the 1¼ miles was 2:02[3/5].

Grundy, ridden by Pat Eddery, became the third English Derby winner in 12 years to also capture the Irish Sweeps Derby. The three-year-old colt covered 1½ miles in 2:31[1/5] to beat King Pellinore by two lengths at The Curragh outside of Dublin.

Longshot FORCETEN ($15.80), Donald Pierce up, took the $209,800 Swaps Stakes by two lengths over Sibirri at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Forceten went the 114 miles in 1:59[4/5]. Favorites Diabolo and Avatar were third and sixth respectively.

MOTOR SPORTS—A.J. FOYT, driving a Coyote-Foyt, won the rain-shortened Pocono 500 after 425 miles, averaging 140.712 mph at Long Pond, Pa. Wally Dallenbach was second.

SOARING—Some two weeks, 2,900 miles and 11 stops after leaving Los Angeles, world open class soaring champion GEORGE MOFFAT of Elizabeth, N.J. landed at Dulles Airport, Washington, D.C. to capture the fourth annual Smirnoff Sailplane Derby. Moffat scored 6,681 points to narrowly defeat Helmut Reichmann of Saarbrucken, West Germany, the world standard class soaring champion.

SOCCER—NASL: Portland reeled off its eighth victory in nine games to leap into second place in the Western Division behind Seattle. The Timbers beat Los Angeles and San Jose by identical 2-1 scores. Striker Peter Withe accounted for three of the four goals and assisted on the other. Boston won two contests in as many nights, beating both Hartford and Toronto 3-1. New York moved into first place in the Northern Division as an all-time league-record crowd of 35,620 turned out to watch Pelé & Company kick Washington 9-2 in the nation's capital. Pelé registered two goals and two assists. At week's end Tampa Bay was back on top of the Eastern Division, thanks to a 6-1 mugging of Baltimore. Miami refused to give ground in its fight with the Rowdies by also beating the Comets 3-0. Central leader St. Louis watched its big lead slowly being whittled away by Dallas, which scored a pair of 2-1 victories over Chicago and Vancouver while the Stars fell to Chicago 1-0 in a tie breaker.

ASL: New York's home unbeaten streak was halted at 41 when Connecticut stopped the Apollos 2-1. Yankees Vic Calabrese and Frantz Innocent tallied the goals. Despite the loss the Apollos led the Eastern Division by four points over New Jersey at week's end. With 10 seconds left to play, Cincinnati's Mullin Hall scored the winning goal to hand Chicago a 4-3 loss. The Cats' Ernesto Aparicio's pair of goals salvaged a 2-2 tie with Midwestern leader Cleveland. José Neto of Boston scored twice to become the league leader with seven goals and two assists, as the Astros swept by Pittsburgh 4-1. Goalie Claude Campos made 14 saves to give the New Jersey Brewers their second 2-0 win this season over defending league champion Rhode Island.

TENNIS—PEM GUERRY, 18, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., defeated Hal Gorman 7-5, 6-0 to capture the USLTA Interscholastic singles title at Duke University.

TRACK & FIELD—Great Britain's ALAN PASCOE was first to the wire in a star-studded 400-meter-hurdle field at the World Games in Helsinki, Finland. Pascoe's time was 49.02; second was Olympic champion John Akii-Bua of Uganda, third went to Jim Bolding of the U.S.

Anders Garderud of Sweden set a world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with an 8:10.4 clocking during an international meet in Oslo, Norway. Ben Jipcho had set the previous mark of 8:14 last year.

Grete Andersen of Norway set a world record in the women's 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:46.6 during the same meet. The previous record of 8:52.8 was set last year by the USSR's Lyudmila Bragina.

Madeline Manning Jackson of Cleveland broke her own American record in the 800 meters with a 2:00.5 at the AAU Senior Women's Championships in White Plains, N.Y. JANE FREDERICK of the Los Angeles Track Club, who won the U.S. women's pentathlon championship with 4,676 points last week, took the 100-meter hurdles in 13.8 (page 54).

VOLLEYBALL—IPVA: Kathy Gregory of San Diego affirmed her presence on the Breakers home court by coming up with 12 saving digs in a four-game loss to Los Angeles, which won its third in a row. The Stars' Jon Stanley and Ed Becker had 33 kills between them while Assistant Coach Dodge Parker assisted on 43 shots and scrambled for 20 digs. San Diego remained atop the league, but the Santa Barbara Spikers were closing the gap by winning two of three matches. Jeff Redden and Stanislaw Gosciniak continued their stellar play for the Spikers. El Paso-Juarez was idle.

MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: ALEX DELVECCHIO, 43, as head coach of the NHL Detroit Red Wings. His two-year coaching record was 50-75-21. Delvecchio continues as general manager, while DOUG BARKLEY, 38, assumes the coaching duties for a second time.

DIED: Reserve New York Net Forward WENDELL LADNER, 26, in a plane crash that killed 111 others; at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, the 6'5" Ladner began his professional career with Memphis in the 1970-71 ABA season and was picked for the All-Rookie and All-Star teams. He had also played for Carolina and Kentucky before a midseason trade sent him to the Nets in 1974.

DIED: BENNY BASS, 70, world featherweight and junior lightweight boxing champion in the late 1920s; in Elkins Park, Pa.