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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASKETBALL—INDIANA beat Kentucky 78-76 in Louisville to split the two-game series for the high school All-Star championship (SI, June 26).

BOATING—JUAN M. CAMERON of Washington, D.C., a TIME correspondent, sailed his Cal 40 sloop Lancetilla to a corrected time of 72:27:38, to win the Annapolis-Newport race.

USC became the first West Coast winner in the 31-year history of the North American Intercollegiate Dinghy Championships, when Scott Allen and Henry Sprague III compiled 259 points to Princeton's 227 in the 12-race series in Long Beach, Calif.

BOXING—Canadian Heavyweight Champion GEORGE CHUVALO (47-13-2) won his 11th straight bout with a second-round knockout over Archie Ray of Tucson in a scheduled 10-rounder in Missoula, Mont. On the same card, third-ranked light-heavyweight ROGER ROUSE of Anaconda, Mont. won a unanimous 10-round decision over Bobby Rascon of Tucson, and fifth-ranked middleweight DON FULLMER of West Jordan, Utah knocked out Luis Garduno of Las Vegas in 54 seconds of the second round of another 10-rounder.

GOLF—GARDNER DICKINSON, 39, of Lost Tree Village, Fla., won his first major tournament in five years when he shot a 72-hole total of 271 at the $103,500 Cleveland Open, finishing four strokes ahead of Miller Barber and Homero Blancas.

The UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON (SI, June 19) took its fourth-straight NCAA team championship, in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa., and its 10th in 12 years, as it outpointed Florida by three strokes with a total of 585 points. Despite a seven-over-par final round of 79, HALE IRWIN, an all-Big Eight defensive halfback for the University of Colorado, shot a 72-hole total of 286 and won the individual title by two strokes.

Martha Wilkinson, A 20-year-old freshman from California State College in Fullerton, won her first major tournament when she beat former champion Roberta Albers of the University of Miami 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final of the Women's National Collegiate championships in Seattle.

HARNESS RACING—ROQUEPINE ($3), a 6-year-old French-owned mare driven by Jean-René Gougeon, gained her third American victory in four starts with a 2½-length win over Style Setter in the 1-mile $50,000 Gotham at Yonkers Raceway.

HORSE RACING—With Ernie Cardone aboard, QUILLO QUEEN ($15.60), Martin Anderson's second-place finisher in both the Acorn and Mother Goose Stakes, scored an impressive victory in the 1-mile $131,750 Coaching Club American Oaks—the last leg of New York's Triple Crown for 3-year-old fillies—at Aqueduct, when she beat King Ranch's Muse by seven lengths. Pepperwood placed third, while favored Furl Sail, winner of the first two races for the crown, finished a disappointing fourth.

Tartan Stable's 3-year-old DR. FAGER ($2.80), with Braulio Baeza up, ran away with the one-mile, $106,000 Arlington Classic at Chicago's Arlington Park, as he beat Lightning Orphan by 10 lengths and earned $61,000.

Major Herbert Holt's 4-year-old bay colt PARBURY (7-to-l), with Jockey Joe Mercer aboard, took the 2½-mile Ascot Gold Cup by a head over Mehari.

Conn Smythe's JAMMED LOVELY ($24.90), the only filly in the field of 14 Canadian breds, took the 108th running of the 1-mile Queen's Plate—the oldest continuously run Thoroughbred race in North America—at Toronto's Woodbine racetrack by half a length over Pine Point.

Madame Jean Stern's gray colt PHAETON, with Leon Flavien up, covered the 1‚Öû-mile hill course at Longchamps in 3:22.06 to win the $276,000 Grand Prix of Paris by half a length over Eddie Constantine's Petrone.

MOTOR SPORTS—With only a second separating the first five finishers, Austria's JOCHEN RINDT, driving a Brabham-Cosworth Ford, edged former world champion Graham Hill of Britain by less than a yard to win the 190.75-mile Reims (France) Grand Prix for Formula II cars in 1:25:25.4.

Prerace favorite MARK DONOHUE, 29, of Stony Brook, N.Y., averaged 105.87 mph in his Lola-Chevrolet to win the 200-mile USRRC Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

SOCCER—NPSL: BALTIMORE (84) and PITTSBURGH (81) each won one game as the Bays retained their lead in the Eastern Division. ATLANTA (79) split two games, and PHILADELPHIA (60) lost two, while NEW YORK (44) had no games scheduled. In the Western Division OAKLAND (103) increased its lead to 24 points by winning its seventh straight game as LOS ANGELES (79), in second, lost one. ST. LOUIS (77) lost two, and CHICAGO (66) beat Philadelphia 2-0 as the Spurs' Willie Roy remained the top scorer in the league with 23 points (11 goals and one assist). TORONTO (61), in last place, defeated St. Louis 3-1.

USA: The United Soccer Assn. reached the halfway mark in the season with a total attendance of 332,455 for 35 games (9,498 average per game). CLEVELAND (11), although losing its only game, to New York 2-1, retained its Eastern Division lead, while WASHINGTON (9) tied two; TORONTO (9) won one, tied one; DETROIT (7) split two; and NEW YORK (6) won one. BOSTON (3), in last place, lost to Dallas and tied Los Angeles 1-1 for its ninth straight winless game. In the Western Division LOS ANGELES (12), with two ties, held first place by two points over SAN FRANCISCO (10), which beat Detroit 6-1 and played a scoreless tie with Washington. CHICAGO (9) beat HOUSTON (8) 4-2, while DALLAS (6) and VANCOUVER (6) shared the cellar as the Tornadoes split two and the Royale Canadians lost one and tied another.

SWIMMING—MARK SPITZ of the Santa Clara Swim Club broke Frank Wiegand's 1966 world record in the 400-meter freestyle by half a second with a 4:10.6 clocking at the San Leandro Relays in Haywood, Calif.

TENNIS—NANCY RICHEY, the nation's No. 2 ranked player, defeated Kerry Melville, ranked second in Australia, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, in the women's final at the London Grass Court Championships, while the men's title went to Aussie JOHN NEWCOMBE, when he beat Britain's Roger Taylor 7-5, 6-3. Roy Emerson, a four-time winner of the tournament and the No. 2 seed at Wimbledon this week, was eliminated in the fourth round by Tom Okker of The Netherlands.

Aussie KEN ROSEWALL gained his third pro-circuit victory in the last four stops with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Defending Champion Andres Gimeno of Spain in the finals of the $19,000 U.S. Hardcourt Tournament in St. Louis.

TRACK & FIELD—Two world records were set at the National AAU championships in Bakersfield, Calif. as Kansas sophomore JIM RYUN bettered his own mark in the mile run by 0.2 with a clocking of 3:51.1 and USC's PAUL WILSON broke teammate Bob Seagren's two-week-old pole-vault record by an inch with a leap of 17'8" (page 10).

MILEPOSTS—SENTENCED: To five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, World Heavyweight Champion MUHAMMAD ALL 25, for violating U.S. Selective Service laws by refusing induction into military service (page 18).

SIGNED: A three-year contract for an estimated $500,000 with the American Basketball Association's Oakland franchise, by RICK BARRY, 23, the NBA's top scorer last season with 2,775 points, who led the San Francisco Warriors to the Western Division championship.

DIED: AL BUCK, 64, sports reporter and columnist for the New York Post since 1934; of cancer, in New York City.