BASEBALL—Cal State Fullerton defeated Arkansas 2-1 in the final game to win the 33rd College World Series in Omaha (page 47).
GOLF—DONNA CAPONI YOUNG shot a final-round 70 for a nine-under-par total of 279 to win the $150,000 LPGA championship in Kings Island, Ohio by three strokes over Jerilyn Britz (page 20).
Andy Bean fired closing rounds of 61 and 67 for a 23-under-par total of 265 and an eight-stroke victory in the $300,000 Atlanta Classic. His winning margin over second-place finisher Joe Inman was the widest on the pro tour in three years.
Jay Sigel of Philadelphia defeated Scott Hoch of Raleigh, N.C. 3 and 2 to win the British Amateur, in Southport, England.
June 17, 1979
HARNESS RACING—SONSAM ($2.80), driven by George Sholty, won the $100,000 Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-old pacers by¾ of a length over Breaking Point. The winner was clocked in 1:57[4/5].
HORSE RACING—Ruben Hernandez rode COASTAL ($10.80) to a 3¼-length victory over Golden Act in the 111th Belmont Stakes. Spectacular Bid finished third in his unsuccessful try to complete the Triple Crown. The winner's time for the 1½ miles was 2:28[3/5] (page 14).
Troy, a 6-to-1 shot ridden by Willie Carson, beat Dickens Hill by seven lengths to win the 200th English Derby in Epsom. The winner's time for the $500,000 race was 2:37 over 1¼ miles on the grass.
Davona Dale ($2.40), Jorge Velasquez up, won the $106,600 Mother Goose Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown for fillies, at Belmont by 10 lengths over Eloquent. Winning time for the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles was 1:48[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—American brothers DON and BILL WHITTINGTON and West German KLAUS LUDWIG teamed up to drive a Porsche 2,593 miles to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans road race. Their average speed was 108.06 mph. Actor Paul Newman and teammates Rolf Stommelen and Dick Barbour finished second; also in a Porsche, 53 miles behind the winners.
SOCCER—NASL: It was a week for hat tricks; there were four three-goal performances, all in one night. Minnesota, leader in the Central Division of the National Conference, beat San Jose 4-1 as Alan Willey scored three times, all on headers. Later in the week the Kicks defeated National West leader Vancouver 1-0. New England broke out of a scoring slump with a 6-1 win over California as Gerry Daley had three goals and three assists. German star Gerd Mueller had his best game since joining the league, scoring three times and assisting twice in Fort Lauderdale's 6-1 win over Edmonton. The Strikers had their four-game winning streak stopped three days later in a 3-1 loss to Houston, leader in the American Conference Central Division. Karl-Heinz Granitza scored three of Chicago's goals in a 5-1 win over Portland. The National East-leading Cosmos won their 11th game in 13 outings, 4-1 over Dallas. Tampa Bay, the American East leader, split two games, losing 3-0 to Philadelphia and beating Washington 1-0. San Diego took over first place in the American West with a 4-0 victory over Edmonton.
ASL: California continued to dominate the league with its 10th and 11th victories in a row. The Sunshine, 13-0-1 and leading the Western Division by 46 points, beat Cleveland 2-1 in overtime and Indianapolis 3-1. Paul Renkert scored the winner in the 10th extra minute against the Cobras, and he also got the final goal against the Daredevils. Cleveland lost another tough game, 1-0 to the Eastern Division-leading New York Eagles, who got their goal from Clyde Watson. New Jersey won its second game of the season, 2-1 over Pennsylvania in overtime. The Stoners turned the tables two nights later and beat the Americans 3-2.
TENNIS—BJORN BORG won his fourth French Open in six years, beating Victor Pecci 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 in Paris. In the women's final, CHRIS EVERT LLOYD defeated Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-0. SANDY and GENE MAYER beat Phil Dent and Ross Case 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to become the first brothers to win a doubles title in a major championship since 1924.
TRACK & FIELD—MARITA KOCH broke her world record for the women's 200 meters with a clocking of 21.71, .32 of a second better than the mark she set the week before. KOCH, ROMY SCHNEIDER, INGRID AUERSWALD and MARLIES GOEHR of East Germany also set a world record in the women's 400-meter relay in a meet with Canada. Their time of 42.09 seconds broke the mark of 42.27 established by a different East German team in 1978.
VOLLEYBALL—IVA: Santa Barbara won three times to move to within one match of Western Division-leading Seattle, but the big news happened off the court. Bebeto DeFreitas of the Spikers, the league's male MVP last year, was fined $1,000 for attacking official Steve Arnett after Santa Barbara's win over Denver. The fine was the largest in the league's five-year history. Another record was set when Albuquerque lost three more matches. The Lasers are now 0-11, the worst start ever in the IVA. Tucson won twice on the road to overtake Denver, which lost twice, for first place in the Continental Division.
MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: By the NBA's Board of Governors, the transfer of the New Orleans Jazz to Salt Lake City. The still-to-be-named team will be placed in the league's Midwest Division, with the Indiana Pacers moving to the Central Division.
HIRED: As coach of the Houston Rockets, DEL HARRIS, 41, a Rockets assistant coach for three seasons. Harris replaces TOM NISSALKE, 44, who reportedly turned down an offer to become the Houston general manager. Nissalke won 124 games and lost 122 in three years with the Rockets and had an eight-year record of 259-271 with five teams in the NBA and ABA.
As coach of the Chicago Black Hawks, EDDIE JOHNSTON, 43, former NHL goalie (1962-78) and a minor league coach in the Black Hawks' system. Johnston succeeds Bob Pulford, who resigned after a two-season record of 61-65-34 but will remain as general manager.
As coach of the Atlanta Flames, AL MacNEIL, 43, former director of player personnel (1977-79) and coach (1970-71) of the Montreal Canadiens. MacNeil, who guided the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup championship in 1971, replaces Fred Creighton, who was fired after 4½ seasons with the Flames.
RETIRED: From auto racing, British driver JAMES HUNT, 31, the 1976 Formula I champion. Since 1977, when he last won a Grand Prix race, Hunt has been involved in five crashes.
SIGNED: By the Boston Celtics, 6'9" LARRY BIRD, the 22-year-old All-America forward from Indiana State, to a five-year contract worth an estimated $3.25 million, which will make him the highest-paid rookie in sports history.
DIED: FRED (Cyclone) TAYLOR, 93, a legendary scorer from the early days of professional hockey and a member of the sport's Hall of Fame; in Vancouver, British Columbia. Taylor, who retired in 1923 after scoring 194 goals in 186 games, led two teams to the Stanley Cup, the 1909 Ottawa Senators and the 1915 Vancouver Millionaires.