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A roundup of the sports information of the week


BOATING Two-man crews of U.S. university students, sailing 12-foot Fireflies for three days on Welsh Harp Lake near London in a best-of-nine-races competition with the British, won the Lipton Cup, 5-1.

Winners of five national championship competitions held in the East and Midwest last week were: BARTON JOHNCKE, who took the International Luders 16 class title in Chicago; JOSEPH C. OLSON, who won a record third consecutive Atlantic class competition off Westport, Conn.; RON DOUGHERTY, who gained the 110 class title in Wilmette, Ill.; GEORGE F. PAGE, who became Rainbow class champion on Lake George, N.Y.; and JOHN MARSHALL, who captured the 5-0-5 class in Larchmont, N.Y.

BOXING—DON FULLMER, brother of former Middleweight Champion Gene, gained a unanimous 12-round decision over Welterweight Champion Emile Griffith in a nontitle fight in Salt Lake City. Outweighing Griffith by seven pounds, Fullmer used a heavy body attack to good advantage as he moved his opponent from one corner to the other to win by a narrow margin.

Olympic heavyweight gold medalist JOE FRAZIER stopped his first professional opponent, Woody Goss, with a series of left hooks at the opening bell in a preliminary bout in Philadelphia. The referee halted the fight after 1:42 of the first round.

CYCLING—SKIP CUTTING of Riverside, Calif. gained the 4,000-meter pursuit title at the National Amateur Track championships in Encino, Calif. when he defeated Doug Burnett of Escondido, Calif. in 5:12.6. In other major events Olympian JACK SIMES III of Closter, N.J. emerged from the match sprint finals as the national all-round titlist, while his Olympic teammate, BILL KUND of Los Angeles, took the 10-mile championship.

FISHING—The International Tuna Cup Match, discontinued in 1958 because of an altered migration pattern among the bluefins and renewed this year now that the fish are back in Nova Scotia waters, was won by the U.S. when, on the last day of the tournament, JAMES HUTTON of Rye, N.Y. brought to gaff a 603-pounder. Hutton's catch gave the Americans 2,107 points to the second-place Caribbean team's 1,165.

GOLF—The USGA Girls' Junior Amateur championship went to GAIL SYKES, 17, of Schenectady, N.Y., when she defeated Mary Louise Pritchett, 16, of Raleigh, N.C. 5 and 4 in the final at the Hiwan course in Evergreen, Colo. (page 16).

Tony Lema shot a final-round 70 on the par-71 Pleasant Valley Country Club course in Sutton, Mass. to win the $200,000 Carling Open with a 279, two strokes ahead of Arnold Palmer.

HARNESS RACING—BRET HANOVER suffered his first defeat in 36 races when he lost to Adios Vic, in the first heat of the Review Futurity for 3-year-old pacers at Springfield, Ill., by a length and a quarter. Bret came back to win the race, however, with a 1:59[2/5] second heat, leaving Adios Vic behind by a nose.

Race Time, who was such a heavy favorite in the $100,000 Empire Pace at Yonkers that no one was allowed to bet on him, won as expected, by three lengths over Palm Reward ($23.80).

HORSE RACING—Top weighted at 123 pounds and carrying Johnny Sellers, the newly syndicated (for $1.5 million) HAIL TO ALL ($4.60) won the $87,350 Travers Stakes at Saratoga with a closing rush that put him five lengths in front of runner-up Pass the Word at the finish.

At the age of 58, JOHNNY LONGDEN rode the 6,000th winner of his 38-year career, a three-quarter-length victory on Prince Scorpion, at Exhibition Park in Vancouver, B.C. In nearly 32,000 races Longden has collected approximately $24 million in purses for the owners of his mounts.

Ole Liz ($13.40), Bill Shoemaker up, splashed through mud to a 3½-length victory in the $56,500 Lassie Trial Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Arlington Park. Silver Bright came in second, and the favorite, Native Street, finished third.

SWIMMING—A U.S. team swamped a British squad 166-84 at a two-day meet in Cardiff, Wales, as four schoolgirls and a men's relay team set world records. PATTY CARETTO of Whittier, Calif., who bettered the 1,500-meter freestyle mark at the U.S. championships a week earlier, trimmed 21.3 seconds from the pending mark of Australia's Kathryn Wainwright in the rarely contested 1,650-yard freestyle, while a 5-foot-tall Aldan, Pa. schoolgirl, MARY ELLEN OLCESE, was clocked in 5:25.1 in the 440 individual medley, 4.9 seconds under the record set by Donna de Varona in 1962. CLAUDIA KOLB's 2:33.9 in the 220-yard individual medley and SUE PITT'S 2:31.9 in the 220-yard butterfly were also new international marks. In the men's 440-yard freestyle relay a team made up of BOB HOAG, GREG CHARLESTON, RICK GIRDLER and JIM EDWARDS registered 3:41.7 and broke the 1962 mark of an Australian team by 2.2 seconds. The U.S. men also set two new American records as JOHN NELSON clocked 17:26.9 in the 1,650-yard freestyle and an 880-yard relay finished in 8:15. The girls, however, lowered nine American records: MARTHA RANDALL (the 440-yard freestyle in 4:46.4 and the 220 in 2:13.5), POKEY WATSON (the 110-yard freestyle in 1:02), CYNTHIA GOYETTE (the 110-yard breaststroke in 1:21.2), CATHY FERGUSON (the 110-yard backstroke in 1:09), CLALDIA KOLB( (the 220-yard breaststroke in 2:52.2), JUDY HUMBARGER (the 220-yard backstroke in 2:31.2), KENDIS MOORE (the 220-yard butterfly in 2:32.9) and the 440-yard medley relay in 4:42.2.

The Netherlands' ADA KOK netted her second world butterfly record in two weeks—both at the expense of the U.S.'s Sharon Stouder—with a 200-meter clocking of 2:25.8 in Leiden, The Netherlands. The time was .6 lower than Miss Stouder's listed mark and .5 lower than the pending mark set by Kendis Moore at the U.S. Nationals two weeks ago.

TENNIS—For the fourth time in the past six years the U.S. Davis Cup squad failed to reach the Davis Cup challenge round. Playing at Barcelona's Real Club de Tenis, the Americans lost the Interzone semifinal 4-1 to SPAIN (page 20).

Without losing a set in six matches, JANE (Peaches) BARTKOWICZ of Hamtramck, Mich. won the U.S. girls' lawn-tennis championship, beating Julie Anthony of Malibu, Calif. 6-3, 6-3 in the final at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Miss Bartkowicz then teamed with Valerie Ziegenfuss of San Diego to take the doubles title from Wendy Overton and Emilie Burrer 6-8, 8-6, 6-3.

MILEPOSTS—GRANTED: By the AFL, a franchise to operate a pro football team in Miami beginning in 1966, to a group headed by television's DANNY THOMAS, for an estimated $7.5 million. The team, which will play its games in the Orange Bowl Stadium as the fifth member of the AFL's Eastern Division, will be Miami's second pro football venture. The first was the Miami Seahawks, an All-America Conference team that lasted only one season, 1946.

INSTALLED—In his own Hall of Fame, JAMES H. VAN ALEN, former court-tennis champion, inventor of the VASSS method of tennis scoring and president of the Newport Casino, where the first U.S. lawn tennis matches were played. Van Alen saved the Casino a decade ago and founded the tennis Hall of Fame that welcomed him to membership last week.

NAMED: By a committee of the PGA, BYRON NELSON, to serve as nonplaying captain of the American Ryder Cup team, which will meet a team of English pros in Southport, England in October. Appointed to the team on the basis of points awarded for tournament finishes were Billy Casper, Arnold Palmer, Tony Lema, Ken Venturi, Tommy Jacobs, Gene Littler, Johnny Pott, Julius Boros, Don January and Dave Marr.

SIGNED: A three-year contract for an annual salary estimated at $110,000, by WILT CHAMBERLAIN with the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Chamberlain had decided a few days earlier to decline Manager Cus D'Amato's offer to transform him into a professional boxer.

RESIGNED: JIMMY CONWAY, trainer for John Galbreath's Darby Dan Farm horses and WOODFORD (Woody) STEPHENS, trainer for the Cain Hoy Stable of Captain Harry F. Guggenheim. Conway has been with Darby Dan for six years, and Stephens has worked for Guggenheim since 1958.