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DOG SHOWS—CH. ARRIBA'S PRIMA DONNA, a 2½-year-old boxer owned by Dr. and Mrs. P. J. Pagano of Pelham Manor, N.Y. and Dr. T. S. Fickes of Marblehead, Mass., was judged best in the 67th Long Island Kennel Club show. A record crowd of 7,500 watched 1,500 entries.

Red Water Rex, a 7-year-old pointer owned by E. B. Alexander Jr. and W. T. Pruitt of Jackson, Miss., was voted the Purina award as No. 1 field trial dog in the country for the 1968-69 season. He had also won in 1964-65.

GOLF—It took a final-round 66 by GARDNER DICKINSON in the $125,000 Colonial National Invitation tournament, at Fort Worth, to defeat Gary Player by one stroke, 278-279 (page 67).

Sandra Haynie of Texas won her second tournament in three weeks, the $16,000 St. Louis Invitational, in a sudden-death playoff.

HORSE RACING—MAJESTIC PRINCE ($3.20) and Bill Hartack survived a foul claim to win the $182,000 Preakness, at Pimlico, by a head over Arts and Letters (page 24).

Shuvee ($3.60), ridden by Jesse Davidson, won the $59,550 Acorn Stakes for 3-year-old fillies—the first leg of their Triple Crown—by three-fourths of a length over Hail to Patsy, at Aqueduct.

Nodouble ($10) galloped home by a little more than two lengths over Rising Market in the $120,400 Californian, at Hollywood Park, in the stakes record time of 1:40[2/5] for the 1[1/16]-miles. Eddie Belmonte rode the winner, who had not been to the post since last March.

Right Tack (1 to 1), the Irish-bred, English-trained winner of the English 2,000 Guineas two weeks ago at Newmarket, became the first horse to take the Irish 2,000 Guineas as well, coming in 2½ lengths ahead of Hotfoot, at The Curragh. Geoff Lewis rode Right Tack each time.

LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS recovered from its upset last week by Navy to defeat Maryland 14-8, thereby clinching at least a tie for the national championship.

MOTOR SPORTS—GRAHAM HILL, England's defending world champion, won his fifth Monte Carlo Grand Prix with the Lotus-Ford he had driven to victory in last year's race and moved into second place behind Scotland's Jackie Stewart in the 1969 standings. Stewart led the first 22 (of 80) laps, then dropped out with a broken drive shaft.

ROWING—HARVARD's powerful eight finished a length ahead of Wisconsin on a 2,000-meter Ohio River course in the spectacular, but current-aided, time of 5:05.6. Brown, Purdue, Marietta and Notre Dame followed.

TENNIS—ROD LAVER beat Roy Emerson 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 in the finals of the $25,000 Madison Square Garden professional tournament for the $15,000 first prize—largest in tennis history.

TRACK & FIELD—The first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Games were held at Villanova with five world record holders and 11 Olympic gold medalists participating, but only one record fell in the meet: DAVE ROMANSKY of Pennsville, N.J. walked the mile in 6:26.1, beating by 3.5 seconds the 86-year-old American record. JOHN CARLOS was voted outstanding athlete for a 200-meter victory (20.3) over his San Jose State teammate Lee Evans and former teammate Tommie Smith and his anchor leg in San Jose's 440-yard relay (40.3). WILLIE DAVENPORT won the 110-meter high hurdles in 13.3, a mere .1 off the world record, with a hand that required four stitches as a result of an unintentional spiking by third-place Erv Hall of Villanova during the race. Behind Davenport was Leon Coleman of the Southern California Striders. Villanova's LARRY JAMES won the 400-meter in 45.9 and anchored his mile relay team to a 3:10.1 win over Grant Street Boys' Club of New York, while his teammate MARTY LIQUORI took the 1,500 meters in 3:44.3. BOB SEAGREN won the pole vault at 17'7", failing in three tries at a new world record of 18'. Other winners included AL OERTER with a 201' discus throw, CHARLIE GREENE in the 100 meters and NORM TATE with a 25'3¼" long jump, beating out Bob Beamon and Ralph Boston.

Wisconsin, Kansas and TENNESSEE all accumulated record point totals in winning their conference titles. The Badgers' 80 points bettered by six the Big Ten mark Illinois set in 1924 and completed Wisconsin's first indoor-outdoor sweep ever, but the individual star was LARRY HIGHBAUGH, a sophomore at Indiana, who picked up 17 points with firsts in the long jump (24'7½"), the 100 (9.6) and the 220 (21.0) and by anchoring the 440-relay team to a meet record (40.1). Only Jesse Owens has ever done better, scoring 20 points in 1935 and 1936. Another individual standout was TIM HEIKKILA of Minnesota who won the high jump with the 69-year-old meet's first 7' performance. RAY ARRINGTON of the Badgers achieved a double—in the mile and half-mile—within a span of 40 minutes. Running up an unprecedented 180½ points in the Big Eight, the Jayhawks were led by, no, not JIM RYUN (who did win the mile and half-mile for the third straight year), but by STAN WHITLEY. Whitley, a senior, was named the outstanding athlete with a 26'1" long-jump record, a third in the 220 and fourths in both the 100 and triple jump. Strong-arms KARL SALB, STEVE WILHELM and DOUG KNOP took all three places in both the shotput and discus. It was Kansas' third consecutive outdoor title and 15th in 18 years. The SEC's Vols (118½ points) took 11 firsts in 17 events and were especially impressive in the 120-yard high hurdles, where winner RICHMOND FLOWERS was followed by two other Vols. Flowers' 13.5 clocking equaled the record he had set in the preliminaries. AL COFFEE, a freshman from LSU, had a meet-record 45.6 in the 440. Florida's MIKE BURTON long-jumped 24'6", his teammate RON JOURDAN high-jumped 7'.

WEIGHT LIFTING—Finland's KAARLO KANGASNIEMI, Olympic gold medalist in the middle heavyweight division, bettered three of his own world records with a press of 177.5 kilos and a snatch of 160.5 toward a total of 527.5. His old marks were 176.5, 158.5 and 522.5.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As coach of the ABA's Denver Rockets, JOHN McLENDON JR., 52, former coach at Cleveland State, North Carolina College, Hampton Institute and Tennessee A&I, with a 25-year college record of 523-152. He had also coached the Cleveland Pipers in the National Industrial and American Leagues. McLendon becomes the first Negro coach in the ABA.

TRADED: Philadelphia's All-NFL Offensive Tackle BOB BROWN, 27, to the Los Angeles Rams for Defensive Back IRV CROSS, 29, Guard DON CHUY, 28, and Offensive Tackle JOE CAROLLO, 29. JIM NETTLES, 27, another defensive back, went with Brown. In another deal, the Rams acquired RICHIE PETITBON, 31, a Chicago defensive back for 10 years (four times All-NFL) for Defensive Back LEE CALLAND, 27, and two draft choices.

TRADED: By the Boston Bruins, Left Wings EDDIE SHACK, 32, and ROSS LONSBERRY, 22, to the Los Angeles Kings for utility man KEN TURLIK and the Kings' first-round amateur draft choices in 1971 and 1973.

RESIGNED: As coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, BILL (Butch) VAN BREDA KOLFF, 46, after two years in which he led his team to a Western Division title and twice was runner-up to Boston in the playoffs. He is expected to become coach of the Detroit Pistons, who finished next to last in the Eastern Division.

RETIRED: From pro basketball, TOM HAWKINS, 32, a Notre Dame All-America who was the Minneapolis Lakers' first draft choice in 1959. Hawkins was traded to Cincinnati in 1962, returned to the Lakers—in Los Angeles—in 1966 and had his best season in 1967-68. He will go into sports broadcasting.

DIED: JOE MALONE, 79, one of hockey's early Hall of Famers; in Montreal. Malone's record of 44 goals for the Montreal Canadiens during the 22-game 1917-18 season stood for 27 years—until Maurice Richard scored 50 in a 50-game season. A record of Malone's that still endures is seven goals in a single game, achieved in 1920.

DIED: FRANK JOSEPH (Shag) SHAUGHNESSY, 86, former president of the International League; of a ruptured aorta; in Montreal. While with the Montreal Royals, whom he led to a pennant in 1935, Shaughnessy originated the four-way playoff system used in many sports today.

DIED: CLARENCE (Pants) ROWLAND, 90, a baseball man of many talents; in Chicago. Formerly manager of the White Sox (1915-18), Rowland also had served as a scout, umpire, minor league manager and club president, and was an honorary VP of the Cubs at his death.