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A roundup of the sports information of the week


BOXING—Britain's Lightweight Champion DAVE CHARNLEY earned a probable title match with World Champion Carlos Ortiz when he pounded out a 10-round decision over top-ranked Lightweight Kenny Lane of Muskegon, Mich., in London.

Lightweight FRANKIE NARVAEZ, a Puerto Rican-born New Yorker, gained a close 10-round decision over Johnny Bizarro, the first-ranking junior lightweight, in Madison Square Garden. It was the 14th consecutive victory for Narvaez and extended his impressive career record to 20 wins, one loss and one draw.

FISHING—The ATLANTIC CITY TUNA CLUB won the team title and JOE JANSSEN SR. of Longport, N.J. caught and released two blue marlin for 600 points and the individual title in the International Blue Marlin Tournament off Hatteras, N.C. Among the more than 100 competitors in the four-day event were Governors Terry Sanford of North Carolina and John Connally of Texas (see pane 57).

GOLF—TONY LEMA of San Leandro, Calif. blew a six-stroke lead in the final round but birdied the last two holes to beat Mike Souchak by one stroke for first place in the $100,000 Thunderbird Classic in Rye, N.Y. His 12-under-par 276 for 72 holes gave Lema his first tournament victory since January.

Bank Executive J. WOLCOTT BROWN, 62, of Sea Girt, N.J. stroked a three-over-par 147 for 36 holes to win the U.S. Seniors Championship in Rye, N.Y. He finished two strokes ahead of runner-up Joseph Morrill Jr., 58, of Great Barrington, Mass., the 1961 champion, in his first victory in four tries for the title.

HARNESS RACING—Stanley Dancer drove 8-year-old CARDIGAN BAY ($2.70) to an easy victory in the $50,000 National Championship Pace over two miles at Yonkers Raceway. The New Zealand gelding finished 1½ lengths ahead of second-place Rusty Range for his third win in four weeks.

HORSE RACING—Paul Mellon's QUADRANGLE ($15.10), ridden by Manuel Ycaza, finished fast for a two-length victory over Roman Brother in the $154,600 Belmont Stakes at Aqueduct (see page 30). Four lengths back in third was Northern Dancer, who had swept the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and had been the odds-on favorite to win the Triple Crown.

Mr. and Mrs. Fraser Morrison's 5-year-old MUSTARD PLASTER ($30.20), with Jack Leonard up. sprinted in the stretch to win the $115,500 Californian at Hollywood Park by 1½ lengths. Top-weighted Kelso finished a poor sixth in his second start of the season (he was eighth two weeks earlier in the Los Angeles Handicap).

Irish-trained SANTA CLAUS, ridden by Australian Scobie Breasley, went ahead in the final furlong to win the $236,376 Epsom Derby for 3-year-olds by a length over Indiana in a field of 17 at Epsom Downs, England. The victory for the 15-to-8 favorite, owned by Mrs. Doreen Rogers and John Ismay, was worth $201,787—a world record for first-prize money. For the 50-year-old Breasley, Britain's champion jockey the past three years, it was his first Epsom Derby success in 13 attempts.

Mrs. Guy Weisweiller's French-bred LE FABULEUX, Jean Massard in the saddle, held on to take the $235,423 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) for 3-year-olds in Chantilly.

Hickory Tree Stable's SCEREE ($16.40), Larry Adams aboard, edged Face the Facts by a head for victory in the $90,225 Mother Goose Stakes, the second race of the Triple Crown for Fillies, at Aqueduct. Favored Castle Forbes, winner of the Acorn—the first of the three-part series—finished a poor fourth.

LACROSSE—The AMERICAN ALL-STARS, led by Attackman Howard Jones of Amherst, edged the National All-Stars 12-10 in the college senior match at C.W. Post College in Brookville, N.Y.

MOTOR SPORTS—NED JARRETT of Camden, S.C. drove his Ford an average 112.50 mph to win $11,100 first-prize money in the Dixie 400-mile stock car race in Atlanta.

Indianapolis 500 Winner A.J. FOYT, piloting the same conventional front-engine Offenhauser he drove at Indy, won the Rex Mays 100-mile big-car race in Milwaukee with an average 100.365 mph around the one-mile paved track.

ROWING—The COLLEGE BOAT CLUB, coached by Pennsylvania's Joe Burk, beat the Vesper Boat Club by nearly a length to win the eight-oar championship race in the American Henley Regatta in Philadelphia. The winning crew, composed mainly of former Pennsylvania varsity oarsmen, covered the 2,000 meters against a strong headwind in 6:28.

SOCCER—ARGENTINA defeated England 1-0 to win the Nations Cup tournament in Rio de Janeiro, while Brazil, cheered on by a crowd of 100,000, placed second with a 4-1 victory over Portugal.

TENNIS—ROY EMERSON outlasted Spain's Manuel Santana 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 to take the men's singles title in Barcelona's Count of Godo Trophy tournament: and in Lausanne RAFAEL OSUNA of Mexico upset top-seeded Chuck McKinley 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals and went on to beat Italy's Nicola Pietrangeli in a five-set final for victory in the Swiss hard-court championships.

For the fourth consecutive year the NAIA team championship went to PAN AMERICAN COLLEGE of Edinburg, Texas, but top-seeded DON KIERBOW of Corpus Christi University overpowered teammate Gabino Palafox 6-3, 6-2 for the singles title, in Kansas City. Kierbow and Palafox, the younger brother of Mexico's Davis Cupper Antonio, teamed to take the doubles 6-3, 6-0 from Tom Muench and Larry Riggs of Pan American (Larry is the son of Bobby Riggs, the former U.S. and Wimbledon champion).

TRACK & FIELD—In an extraordinary finish, eight milers crossed the line in less than four minutes at the Compton (Calif.) Invitational meet (see page 28). DYROL BURLESON led the parade by breaking the tape in 3:57.4, followed by Tom O'Hara (3:57.6) Archie San Romani (3:57.6), Morgan Groth (3:57.9), Jim Grelle (3:58.5), Bob Day (3:58.9), Cary Weisiger (3:58.9) and 17-year-old Jim Ryun (3:59.0), who became the first schoolboy ever to run a sub-four-minute mile. BOB SCHUL outsprinted New Zealand's Bill Baillie at the finish to set a new American record of 13:38 in the 5,000-meter run, and BLAINE LINDGREN upset Hayes Jones in the 110-meter high hurdles for the latter's first defeat of the outdoor season. Both were timed in 13.8. Winners in the field events included HAROLD CONNOLLY in the hammer throw (222 feet 8 inches), RALPH BOSTON in the broad jump (25 feet 10½ inches) and DON MEYERS of Boulder, Colo. in the pole vault (16 feet 9 inches).

Fred Hansen, 23, a predental student at both Rice and Houston Universities, soared 17 feet 1 inch to better John Pennel's world pole vault record by¼ inch at the USTFF district championships in Houston.

High school junior DEBBIE THOMPSON, 16, of Frederick, Md., who has been training in a specially designed jacket weighing 25 pounds, sprinted 100 yards in 10.2 at a Baltimore meet and sliced .1 second off the women's world record, set in 1958 by Marlene Mathews of Australia. And in Ithaca, N.Y. high schooler DON CASTRONOVO of Oceanside, N.Y. lowered by .2 second the national schoolboy record in the 180-yard hurdles when he won the event in 18.1 at the state Public High School AA championships.

In other events KANSAS STATE COLLEGE of Emporia, led by John Camien's victories at 1,500 and 5,000 meters, won the NAIA championships in Sioux Falls, S.D.; host team NOTRE DAME successfully defended its Central Collegiate Conference title; and the MARINE CORPS took nine of 18 events to win the interservice meet in Quantico, Va.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: Former Washington Redskin passing star Sammy Baugh, 50, who coached the AFL New York Titans in their first two seasons (1960-61), to replace Pop Ivy as head coach of the Houston Oilers.