BASKETBALL—NBA: The Boston Celtics won their 13th NBA championship by defeating the Phoenix Suns 87-80 Sunday to take the series 4-2 (page 20).
Scott May and Quinn Buckner of NCAA champion Indiana head a 15-player squad from which the 12-man U.S. Olympic basketball team will be chosen (page 62).
BOATING—ROCKY AOKI, Benihana restaurateur, driving a 35' Cigarette, won the $10,000 Bahamas 500 ocean powerboat race, averaging 72.52 mph for the 278 miles.
BOXING—OLYMPICS: HOWARD DAVIS of Glen Cove, N.Y., decisioned Aaron Pryor, the nation's top-ranked amateur lightweight, and won the outstanding boxer award at the Olympic Trials in Cincinnati (page 58).
June 13, 1976
GOLF—TOM KITE shot a five-under-par 66 in the final round, then beat Terry Diehl on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff to win his first tournament, the $200,000 IVB-Philadelphia Classic.
Pat Bradley sank a 3½-foot putt for a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to defeat Judy Rankin and win the $76,000 LPGA Girl Talk Classic at New Rochelle, N.Y., her first victory in the U.S. after three years on the tour.
Dick Siderowf, a 38-year-old stockbroker from Westport, Conn., won the British Amateur for the second time in four years when he made a six-foot putt at the 37th hole—the first of a sudden-death playoff—to defeat John Davies of England 1 up on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. Siderowf joins Lawson Little (1934-35) and Frank Stranahan (1948-50) as the only Americans to have won two British Amateurs.
HORSE RACING—BOLD FORBES ($3.80), Angel Cordero Jr. up, won the $195,000, 1½-mile Belmont Stakes by a neck in 2:29 (page 26).
Nelson Bunker Hunt of Dallas became the first owner to record an English-French Derby double since 1950. Jockey Lester Piggott won a record seventh English Derby on 10-to-1 shot EMPERY in the $289,888 classic at Epsom Downs, Hunt's colt covering the 1½ miles on the undulating grass course in 2:35.69. Four days later Freddie Head rode Hunt's favored YOUTH to victory in the $330,000 French Derby at Chantilly, covering the 1½ miles in 2:27.40.
Another Hunt-owned horse, DAHLIA ($10.60), ridden by Bill Shoemaker, won the 1½-mile, $200,000 Hollywood Turf Invitational Handicap in 2:26 4/5 at Hollywood Park. The 6-year-old mare raised her lifetime earnings to $1,520,639; only Kelso and Round Table have ever earned more.
In his first stakes race this year, FOREGO ($4.20), Heliodoro Gustines up, won the $111,100 Metropolitan Mile at Belmont by a head over Master Derby in 1:34 4/5.
ROWING—The CALIFORNIA crew deposed fourtime champion Wisconsin in the 74th Intercollegiate Rowing Association championship on Onondaga Lake in Syracuse. California's eight-oared varsity shell scored a wire-to-wire victory in the Varsity Challenge Cup, covering the 2,000-meter course in 6:31. Princeton nipped Wisconsin for second place. Pennsylvania stopped Wisconsin's bid for a fifth straight Jim Ten Eyck Trophy for the strongest overall team performance and the team title with 259.8 points.
SOCCER—In a match featuring violent tackling, fighting and penalties, BRAZIL, led by Lula, Gil, Roberto and Zico, defeated Italy 4-1 to win the Bicentennial Cup before 36,000 fans, including Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in New Haven, Conn.
SWIMMING—Led by KORNELIA ENDER, who broke five world records (subsequently losing one in the course of the meet), EAST GERMAN swimmers set 14 world records at their national championships in East Berlin. Ender established records in the 100-meter butterfly (1:00.13); the 100 freestyle (55.73); the 200 freestyle (1:59.78); and the 200 individual medley (2:17.14). Other records: BIRGIT TREIBER in the 200 backstroke (2:12.47) and 400 individual medley (4:48.79); PETRA THUEMER in the 800 freestyle (8:40.68); CAROLA NITSCHKE in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.93); ULRIKE RICHTER in the 100 backstroke (1:01.51), reclaiming a record broken earlier by Ender; BARBARA KRAUSE in the 400 freestyle (4:11.69); and ROSE-MARIE GABRIEL in the 200 butterfly (2:11.22). Krause and Gabriel joined MONICA SELTMANN and ANDREA POLLACK to set a 4x100 freestyle record of 3:48.80. The women's 4x100 medley relay team of Seltmann, Nitschke, Pollack and Krause swam a record of 4:13.41. East German women now hold world records in all the Olympic swimming events. The lone male record was set by ROGER PYTTEL, who broke Mark Spitz' mark for the 200 butterfly by 1.07 seconds, with a 1:59.63.
TENNIS—WTT: Sandy Mayer powered the New York Sets to three straight victories, beating Marty Riessen of Cleveland 6-2, Vitas Gerulaitis of Pittsburgh 6-4 and John Alexander of the Boston Lobsters 6-2. Out West, the Phoenix Racquets lost twice to the Golden Gaters, 24-17 and 27-20, but still retained their hold on first place.
TRACK & FIELD—DWIGHT STONES of Long Beach State raised his world high jump record to 7'7" at the NCAA championships in Philadelphia (page 24). USC took the team title for the first time in eight years, compiling 64 points, 21 more than defending champion Texas, El Paso. Other meet records were turned in by Villanova's EAMONN COGHLAN, whose 3:37.01 for the 1,500 meters was the equivalent of a 3:54.4 mile; EARL BELL of Arkansas State, who cleared 18'1¼" in the pole vault; QUENTIN WHEELER of San Diego State, whose 48.55 for the 400-meter hurdles is the fastest in the world this year and a collegiate record, and JAMES MUNYALA of Texas, El Paso in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:24.86). HARVEY GLANCE, an Auburn freshman, was the meet's only double winner, taking the 100 in 10.16 and the 200 in 20.74.
MILEPOSTS—APPOINTED: As general manager of the Golden State Warriors, AL ATTLES, who also will continue as coach. Attles replaces Dick Vertlieb, who was named executive director for the new Seattle team that will join baseball's American League in 1977.
DENIED: By a House subcommittee, a request for a waiver of immigration citizenship rules for University of Alabama swimmer Jonty Skinner, the 1975 NCAA 100-yard-freestyle champion. The action will prevent Skinner, a native of South Africa, from trying out for the U.S. Olympic team.
HIRED: JACK RAMSAY, 51, as coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, replacing Lenny Wilkens, who coached Portland the last two seasons and had two years left on his contract. Ramsay coached in the NBA for eight years, the last four at Buffalo.
MARRIED: TERRY BRADSHAW, Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback, and JO JO STARBUCK, 1970-72 national pairs figure-skating champion with Ken Shelley and a performer with the Ice Capades the past four years; in Los Angeles. It was the second marriage for Bradshaw, the first for Miss Starbuck.
DIED: VIC GHEZZI, 64, the 1941 PGA champion; of cancer; in Miami Beach. Ghezzi's career peaked in the early 1940s. He won a total of 15 tournaments, including the Los Angeles and Greensboro opens. In 1946 he lost to Lloyd Mangrum in a playoff for the U.S. Open championship.
DIED: MAX CAREY, 86, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame, who led the major leagues in stolen bases a record 10 years while playing for Pittsburgh and Brooklyn between 1910 and 1929; in Miami Beach. Carey stole 51 bases in 53 attempts one season, and his career total of 738 stolen bases ranks seventh on the all-time list.