A roundup of the week June 19-25

July 03, 1978
July 03, 1978

Table of Contents
July 3, 1978

World Cup
Up In Arms
Oklahoma State
Wilkins And Feuerbach
Rambling Willie
  • Marty Hogan, famed as the best player never to win the national championship, had run out of excuses when he took the court for his fourth try at the title

Horse Racing
Jim Bouton
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the week June 19-25

BOATING—ACADIA, a 51-foot sloop skippered by Burt Keenan of Columbus, Ohio, won the IOR Division of the 635-mile Bermuda ocean race with a corrected time of 95:52:53. BABE, a 39-foot 10-inch Concordia-class yawl captained by Arnold Gay of Annapolis, Md., took the MHS Division with a corrected time of 100:40:19.

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Bill Muncey averaged 106.236 mph on a three-mile course to win the Unlimited Hydroplane Division at the Spirit of Detroit Cup races.

CREW—BULGARIA won the featured Guiness Trophy race for elite eights at the Nottingham International Regatta in England, the University of Washington coming in second, 1½ lengths back. France finished third and Syracuse University was fourth. GREAT BRITAIN took the overall championship, with Bulgaria second, Ireland third and France fourth.

GOLF—PAT BRADLEY had a final-round 67, five under par, to win the $50,000 Lady Keystone Open in Hershey, Pa. Her total of 206 was four strokes better than Jane Blalock's. Bradley's victory ended Nancy Lopez' bid for a sixth straight win on the LPGA tour. Lopez, who started the day eight strokes behind Bradley, finished with a 74 and wound up in a tie for 13th place with a 221, 15 strokes behind the winner.

Bruce Lietzke's final-round 2-over-par 73 gave him a one-stroke victory over Pat McGowan in the $250,000 Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario. Lietzke finished with a total of 283 for his third career victory and his first this season on the PGA tour.

HORSE RACING—EXCELLER ($4.40), ridden by Bill Shoemaker, won the $350,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park by a neck over Text. The 5-year-old covered the 1¼ miles in 1:59.1.

B. Thoughtful ($3.00), Donald Pierce up, won the $110,000 Hollywood Oaks at Hollywood Park by six lengths over Country Queen. The 3-year-old filly was timed in 1:47[3/5] for the 1‚Öõ miles.

Regal Embrace ($7.10), Sandy Hawley riding, won the $100,000-added Queen's Plate at Woodbine in Toronto by a neck over Overskate. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:02, matching the track record. It was Hawley's fourth Plate victory, tying him with Avelino Gomez.

MOTOR SPORTS—Indy 500 winner AL UNSER, driving a Lola-Cosworth, averaged 142.261 mph to win the Pocono 500 by 24.4 seconds over Johnny Rutherford in a McLaren-Cosworth. Unser now has won two legs of auto racing's Triple Crown and needs a victory in the California 500 on Labor Day weekend for a sweep.

George Follmer, driving a Prophet, won the Can-Am race at St. Jovite, Quebec, finishing 3 laps and 6.45 seconds ahead of Mike Allen's Lola. The winner completed 60 laps of the 2.65-mile Mt. Tremblant circuit at an average speed of 87.681 mph.

SOCCER—MARIO KEMPES scored two goals, one in the 14th minute of the first overtime, as ARGENTINA won the World Cup with a 3-1 victory over THE NETHERLANDS in Buenos Aires (page 10).

NASL: No sooner had Fort Lauderdale obtained George Best, the sometimes brilliant, always colorful winger, from the Los Angeles Aztecs, than the trade began to pay off. With Best scoring two goals, the Strikers beat the Cosmos 5-3 for their ninth win in 10 games at home. The Cosmos, who continue to dominate the NSC Eastern Division, defeated Colorado 3-1 for their 21st straight home victory. Dallas moved past Minnesota into first place in the NSC Central, beating Memphis 3-0. Minnesota lost to Oakland 1-0 when Ace Ntsoelengoes accidentally kicked the ball into his own goal, and to New England 5-3. New England also defeated San Jose 5-2, with Mike Flanagan getting a hat trick. ASC Central leader Detroit defeated second-place Houston 3-2 in overtime and got two goals from Dave Bradford in a 4-1 triumph over Memphis. The Express also traded Steve David, last year's leading scorer, to California for cash and a draft choice. San Diego beat California 3-0 and tightened its grip on the ASC West. Washington upset Portland 2-1 and, with Paul Cannell getting two goals and one assist, walloped Los Angeles 4-0. Toronto defeated Rochester 2-1, but the Lancers lost more than just the game. Their coach, Don Popovic, who was ejected after an altercation with officials, was fined an undisclosed sum and will not be allowed on the field for his team's final eight home games. Vancouver spoiled the debut of interim Tulsa Coach Alex Skotarek, beating the Roughnecks 5-1. Skotarek replaced Bill Foulkes, who resigned. Bob Lenarduzzi scored two goals and had two assists for the Whitecaps.

ASL: Sacramento has new owners, a new nickname (the Gold), but the same old bad luck on the field. The Gold lost 3-2 to New Jersey and lost again, 2-1, to the New York Eagles when Tom Mulroy scored an unassisted goal at 67:00. Los Angeles retained its two-point lead over the California Sunshine in the West. The Sky-hawks defeated the Southern California Lazers 4-2 as Billy McNicol had a goal and an assist. California won its third straight, 1-0 over New Jersey. In the East, the New York Eagles fired Head Coach George Vizvary and named Assistant Coach Dragan Sekularac to replace him. The New York Apollo won its eighth in a row beating the Indy Daredevils 4-2.

SWIMMING—TRACY CAULKINS won six events in the Women's Meet of Champions at Mission Viejo, Calif. She broke her American record in the 200-meter breaststroke with a 2:36.46. She also took the 200-meter butterfly in 2:15.13, the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:14.06, the 400-meter individual medley in 4:53.44, the 100-meter butterfly in 1:01.71 and the 200-meter individual medley in 2:22.18.

TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Chris Evert 6-4, 4-6, 9-7 to win the women's singles at the $75,000 Eastbourne (England) International.

Tony Roche defeated John McEnroe 8-6, 9-7 to win the $125,000 Queen's Club International in London.

Vladimir Zednik of Czechoslovakia defeated Harald Elschenbroich of West Germany 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to win the $50,000 West Berlin Grand Prix.

VOLLEYBALL—Santa Barbara grabbed the IVA Western Division lead from Orange County, beating the Stars three straight and handing them their first loss at home this season. The Spikers also stretched their winning streak to four, defeating Continental Division leader Tucson, which also dropped a match to San Diego.

TRACK & FIELD—HENRY RONO ran away from the field in the final lap to win the 5,000 in 13:20.78 at the British Amateur Association championships at London.

In the same meet, BRENDAN FOSTER of Great Britain won the 10,000 in a European record 27:30.5, the second-fastest time the event has ever been run.

MILEPOSTS—DIED: BILL DIETRICH, 68, a former major league pitcher; of cardiac arrest; in Philadelphia. Dietrich, who played with the Philadelphia A's and Chicago White Sox for 16 seasons, pitched a no-hitter for the A's against the St. Louis Browns in 1937.