BOATING—In the Newport-to-Bermuda race Al Van Metre's seven-year-old sloop RUNNING TIDE finished first in the fleet of 161 with a corrected time of 86:00:17.
BOXING—CARLOS MONZON of Argentina added the WBC middleweight title to his WBA crown by winning a unanimous 15-round decision over Colombia's Rodrigo Valdes; in Monte Carlo (page 18).
Carlos Palomino, from Mexico and now living in Los Angeles, won the world welterweight title with a 12th-round TKO of defending champion John Stracey of England at Wembley Stadium outside London. Palomino attacked Stracey's body throughout and knocked him down twice in the 12th round before the referee stopped the fight.
FENCING—Marine Lieut. ED DONOFRIO out-touched defending champion Ed Ballinger 5-3 to win the foil title at the national championships in Cherry Hill, N.J.
July 4, 1976
GOLF—AL GEIBERGER finished at four-over-par 288 to win the $200,000 Western Open at Butler National in Oak Brook, Ill. by one stroke over Joe Porter. Bob Dickson took a five-shot lead into the final round but shot an 80 and finished in a three-way tie for third with Charles Coody and Hale Irwin.
HORSE RACING—MALACATE, ridden by Philippe Paquet, defeated 5-to-4 favorite Empery, Bunker Hunt's English Derby winner, by 2½ lengths to win the $178,507.80 Irish Sweepstakes Derby in Dublin.
Revidere ($6.80), Jacinto Vasquez up, closed strongly to overtake favored Optimistic Gal and win the $114,400 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park by half a length, covering the 1½ miles in 2:28[2/5].
Norcliffe ($5.20), ridden by Jeff Fell, passed Military Bearing near the finish and won the 117th running of the $138,025 Queen's Plate at Woodbine in suburban Toronto. He ran the 1¼ miles in 2:05.
MOTOR SPORTS—AL UNSER drove his Cosworth-powered Parnelli to victory in the $400,000 Schaefer 500 at Mt. Pocono, Pa. with an average speed of 143.622 mph (page 53).
OLYMPIC TRIALS—BOATING: Races at Association Island, N.Y. produced the U.S. Olympic yachting team: Soling class—JOHN KOLIUS, skipper; Tempest—DENNIS CONNER; Flying Dutchman—NORM FREEMAN; 470—BOB WHITEHURST; Tornado—DAVID McFAULL; Finn—PETER COMMETTE.
BOXING: DAVEY ARMSTRONG, of Puyallup, Wash., decisioned Leonel Valencia in the 125-pound finals at the Trials in Burlington, Vt., and now will compete in his second Olympics. Also on the U.S. team: LOUIS CURTIS, 106; LEO RANDOLPH, 112; CHARLEY MOONEY, 119; HOWARD DAVIS JR., 132; RAY LEONARD, 139; CHARLES WALKER, 156; and LEON SPINKS, 178. The 147-pound, 165-pound and heavyweight representatives will be selected later.
DIVING: GREG LOUGANIS, 16, of El Cajon, Calif., was given 11 of a possible 14 perfect 10-point scores on two dives as he won both the 10-meter and three-meter events at the Trials in Knoxville, Tenn. Louganis earned his 10s off the 10-meter board. Also on the 10-meter team at Montreal will be KENT VOSLER and TIM MOORE. Air Force Captain PHIL BOGGS and ROBERT CRAGG will join Louganis in the three-meter competition. The women's 10-meter team: JANET ELY, DEBORAH WILSON and MELISSA BRILEY. Three-meter: CYNTHIA McINGVALE, JENNIFER CHANDLER and BARBARA NEJMAN.
GYMNASTICS: KURT THOMAS, a junior at Indiana State College, scored 226.05 points to lead the seven qualifiers at the Trials at State College, Pa. Joining Thomas will be WAYNE YOUNG, TOM BEACH, BART CONNER, MARSHALL AVENER, GENE WHELAN and PETER KORMANN.
MODERN PENTATHLON: Air Force Captain BOB NIEMAN scored 5,300 points to lead the qualifying at the Trials and the national championships at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Joining him on the team will be Specialist 4th Class MIKE BURLEY, Sergeant JOHN FITZGERALD and Captain ORBEN GREENWALD (alternate).
TRACK & FIELD: DAVE ROBERTS set a world pole-vault record of 18'8¼" at the Trials in Eugene, Ore. (page 10) and will be joined in Montreal by EARL BELL and TERRY PORTER. Other qualifiers: discus—MAC WILKINS (224'2"), JOHN POWELL and JAY SILVESTER; hammer—LARRY HART (222'7"); javelin—SAM COLSON (276'2"), RICHARD GEORGE and ANTHONY HALL; 110 hurdles—CHARLES FOSTER (13.44), WILLIE DAVENPORT and JAMES OWENS; 400 hurdles—EDWIN MOSES (48.30), QUENTIN WHEELER and MIKE SHINE; 200 meters—MILLARD HAMPTON (20.10), DWAYNE EVANS and MARK LUTZ; 400—MAXIE PARKS (45.58), FRED NEWHOUSE and HERMAN FRAZIER; 800—RICK WOHLHUTER (1:44.8), JAMES ROBINSON and MARK ENYEART; 1,500—WOHLHUTER (3:36.5), MATT CENTROWITZ and MIKE DURKIN; 5,000—DICK BUERKLE (13:26.6), DUNCAN MACDONALD and PAUL GEIS; 10,000—FRANK SHORTER (27:55.6), CRAIG VIRGIN and GARRY BJORKLUND; decathlon—BRUCE JENNER (8,507 points), FRED DIXON and FRED SAMARA; long jump—ARNIE ROBINSON (27'5½"), LARRY MYRICKS and RANDY WILLIAMS; triple jump—JAMES BUTTS (56'8¾"), TOMMY HAYNES and RAYFIELD DUPREE; high jump—BILL JANKUNIS (7'5¾"), DWIGHT STONES and JAMES BARRINEAU; steeplechase—DOUG BROWN (8:27.4), HENRY MARSH and MIKE ROCHE. Among the women, MADELINE MANNING JACKSON set an American record of 1:59.8 for the 800 meters and will team with CYNDY POOR and KATHY WESTON in Montreal. BRENDA MOREHEAD placed first in both the 100 (11.08) and 200 (22.49); CHANDRA CHEESEBOROUGH also earned a place on both the 100 and 200 teams, while EVELYN ASHFORD qualified for the 100 and DEBORAH ARMSTRONG for the 200. Other qualifiers: 400—SHEILA INGRAM (52.69), DEBRA SAPENTER and ROSALYN BRYANT; 1,500—CYNDY POOR (4:07.3), JAN MERRILL and FRANCIE LARRIEU; pentathlon—JANE FREDERICK (4,622 points), GALE FITZGERALD and MARILYN KING; high jump—PAULA GIRVEN (6'1¾"), JONI HUNTLEY and PAM SPENCER; discus—LYNNE WINBIGLER (166'2"); 100-meter-hurdles—RHONDA BRADY (13.25), DEBY LAPLANTE and PAT DONNELLY; and shotput—MAREN SEIDLER (53'3¾").
SWIMMING: SHIRLEY BABASHOFF broke both the existing and the pending world records for the 800-meter freestyle, clocking 8:39.63 at the Trials in Long Beach, Calif. All in all, Babashoff won the 100, 200, 400 and 800 free events and also the individual medley. BRIAN GOODELL set his second world record of the Trials with a 15:06.66 for the 1,500-meter freestyle, more than four seconds faster than the 1976 record of Australia's Stephen Holland.
TENNIS—Down by two sets, VITAS GERULAITIS, 22, of New York, eliminated defending champion Arthur Ashe in the fourth round at Wimbledon.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: LON WARNEKE, 67, a right-handed pitcher with a career record of 193-121 for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals during the 1930s and early '40s; in Hot Springs, Ark. Warneke was a National League umpire from 1949 to 1955.
DIED: DE HART HUBBARD, 72, who in 1924 long-jumped 24'5‚⅛" in Paris to become the first black American to win an Olympic gold medal; in Cleveland.