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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—BILL STERETT of Owensboro, Ky. drove his 29-foot hemi-powered boat, Miss Chrysler Crew, to victory in the World's Championship Race for unlimited hydroplanes on the Detroit River (page 22).

Lee Taylor Jr. of Downey, Calif. shattered the late Donald Campbell's 276.33 mph world water-speed record as he averaged 285.2127 mph for the two one-mile runs in his jet-powered boat, Hustler, on Lake Guntersville, Ala. (page 23).

BOWLING—BILL TUCKER of Los Angeles rolled a total of 9,095 to defeat Bobby Cooper of Fort Worth by 67 pins in the $27,500 El Paso Open tournament.

BOXING—CARLOS ORTIZ retained his world lightweight crown with a TKO over Sugar Ramos of Mexico in the fourth round of a title bout in San Juan, Puerto Rico (page 48).

Former World Welterweight Champion LUIS RODRIGUEZ remained unbeaten against middle-weights when he scored a unanimous decision over Jimmy Lester of San Francisco in a scheduled 10-rounder in Oakland, Calif.

GOLF—BILL CASPER shot a 6-under-par 65 to beat Art Wall by four strokes in an 18-hole playoff for the $200,000 Canadian Open championship in Montreal (page 46).

France's CATHERINE LACOSTE, 22, became the first amateur, first foreigner and youngest winner ever in the history of the U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship, in Hot Springs, Va. (page 24).

HARNESS RACING—PERFECT FREIGHT ($31.80) won a three-quarter-length victory over 70-1 shot Be Sweet in the mile-and-a-half $100,000 United Nations Trot at Yonkers, N.Y., while the odds-on favorite Roquepine broke stride in the stretch and finished fifth.

HORSE RACING—France's 20-1 shot TANEB won his first race of the year in taking the mile-and-nine-sixteenths $230,000 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at Saint-Cloud, France, by a nose over Nelcius, another French 4-year-old.

With British Champion Lester Piggott up, RIBOCCO, favored in the field of 23, earned U.S. Owner Charles Engelhard first-place money of $161,308 when he took the mile-and-a-half Irish Sweeps Derby at the Curragh by one length over third-choice Sucaryl.

George D. Widener's 1966 star performer BOLD HOUR ($8), with John Rotz aboard, gained his second consecutive win as he finished one-and-a-half lengths ahead of Tumiga in the one-mile $56,200 Saranac Handicap at Aqueduct.

MOTOR SPORTS—Australian JACK BRABHAM drove his Formula I Repco-Brabham to a½-lap victory over New Zealand's Denis Hulme in the 219.5-mile Grand Prix of France in Le Mans.

POOL—JIMMY CARAS, 58, a four-time national champion from Springfield, Pa., defeated 48-year-old professional Luther Lassiter of Elizabeth City, N.C. 150-82, 150-123 in the finals of the U.S. Open Pocket Billiards Tournament in St. Louis (page 52).

ROWING—HARVARD'S undefeated varsity crew beat the Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia by a length and a half at Orchard Beach, N.Y. to qualify as the U.S. entry for the Pan American Games in August (page 44). In the single sculls will be JOHN NUNN of the Long Beach (Calif.) Rowing Association, who outdistanced clubmate John Van Blom by a few feet.

East Germany took four events within 40 minutes to dominate the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England, as the heavyweight crew of Leipzig's S.C. Wissenschaft DHFK Club defeated London's Tideway Scullers by two and a half lengths for the Grand Challenge Cup. It was Germany's third straight victory in the event. Cornell's favored lightweights retained the Thames Cup for the only U.S. win, while Eton College gained BRITAIN'S one triumph in the schoolboy eights.

SOCCER—NPSL: PITTSBURGH (92) tied Baltimore 2-2 and St. Louis 3-3 and moved back into the Eastern Division lead. BALTIMORE (90), back in second place, tied one and lost one, as did ATLANTA (84). PHILADELPHIA (65) added two more win-less games to its streak of five—a 4-1 loss to NEW YORK (57) and a 1-1 tie. In the Western Division OAKLAND (107), though its seven-game winning streak ended in a 1-1 tie with Chicago, was still way out in front of LOS ANGELES (91), which took a game from Atlanta 2-1, then tied the Chiefs 1-1. ST. LOUIS (83) and CHICAGO (70) each tied one, and TORONTO (69) beat Baltimore 2-1.

USA: CLEVELAND (13) and WASHINGTON (12) retained their position at the top of the Eastern Division, as the Stokers split two games and the Whips won one after tying their fifth straight. DETROIT (10) took one and tied one to share third place with TORONTO (10), which dropped one, tied one. NEW YORK (8) defeated Dallas 4-1 for its first home-game victory, then lost a game, and last-place BOSTON (5) won one. In the Western Division LOS ANGELES (14) split two with SAN FRANCISCO (12), which dropped out of a tie for first place after its 2-0 loss to the Wolves; HOUSTON (11) played three games (win, loss, tie); CHICAGO (11) and VANCOUVER (8) each tied two; and DALLAS (6), in the cellar, lost both its games.

SWIMMING—PAM KRUSE, 17, world record holder in the 500-yard freestyle, swam the 400-meter freestyle in 4:36.8 to cut 1.2 seconds off the world mark at the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Open Swimming and Diving Championships.

TRACK & FIELD—BARBARA FERRELL, a 19-year-old sprinter for the Los Angeles Mercurettes, ran the 100-meter dash in 11.1 at the National AAU Women's championships in Santa Barbara, Calif. to equal the world record. TENNESSEE STATE, however, took the team title for the second year in a row as MADELINE MANNING broke the 800-meter national mark in 2:03.6 and the Tigerbelles set another in the 800-yard medley relay (1:41.7).

Two world records were set at international meets as Aussie RON CLARKE bettered Michel Jazy's 1965 two-mile mark by 2.8 seconds with a clocking of 8:19.8 in Vaesteraas, Sweden, and JUDY POLLOCK, also of Australia, cut .1 second off Ann Packer's 800-meter run with a time of 2:01 in Helsinki, Finland.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head coach of the American Basketball Association's Denver franchise, BOB BASS, 38, coach and athletic director at Oklahoma Baptist University for the past 15 years. Bass, voted 1967 NAIA Coach of the Year, compiled a won-lost record of 275-143 and gained the 1966 national championship.

SENTENCED: To two consecutive life-imprisonment terms for a triple tavern slaying in Paterson, N.J., RUBIN (HURRICANE) CARTER, 30, a former middleweight boxing contender.

SYNDICATED: America's No. 1 Thoroughbred, BUCKPASSER, for a record $4.8 million by Owner Ogden Phipps.

DIED: DON HAYES, 55, president of the Du Quoin State Fair who, with his brother Eugene, was instrumental in moving The Hambletonian to Illinois, with his wife Ruby, 52; in a small plane crash, near Henderson, Ky.

DIED: PRIMO CARNERA, 60, former world-heavyweight boxing champion; of cirrhosis of the liver, in Sequals, Italy, a month after he left California "to go home to die." He won the title from Jack Sharkey in 1933, lost it less than a year later to Max Baer. An amiable man considered by many to be an inept boxer and a publicity creation of his managers, he nonetheless won 86 of his 100 fights, including a knockout of Ernie Schaaf, who died after the bout.