BOXING—BOB FOSTER successfully defended his light-heavyweight crown in West Springfield, Mass., stopping Andy Kendall of Portland, Ore. at 1:15 of the fourth round. Said Foster of his opponent, "He's the toughest guy I've ever met. I hit him with everything. Man, he sure could take a lot." Said Kendall, "I think I'll quit."
Sonny Liston, 37(?), scored a seventh-round TKO over California's George (Scrap Iron) Johnson, 27, in Las Vegas. It was Liston's 13th straight victory toward what he hopes will be a WBA title bout with Jimmy Ellis.
BRIDGE—The ITALIAN BLUE team (Giorgio Belladonna, Walter Avarelli, Massimo D'Alelio, Pietro Forquet, Benito Garozzo, Camillo Pabis Ticci) won its 12th world championship since 1957, in Rio de Janeiro.
DOG SHOWS—CH. ROUND TABLE'S LORAMAR YEOMAN, a miniature poodle, was best in the Monmouth Kennel Club show at Oceanport, N.J., which had an entry of 1,549 dogs.
GOLF—BERT YANCEY sank a birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff round to defeat Australia's Bruce Devlin in the $115,000 Atlanta Classic. Bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes of the final round of regulation play had cost Devlin a two-stroke lead. Gary Player, a strong contender until he hit his tee shot into a water hazard on the 15th hole, finished third.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS WAVERLY ($63.40) won the $93,123 Realization Pace for 4-year-olds at Roosevelt Raceway by 2¾ lengths over Tropic Song, stablemate of Rum Customer, the 1-to-5 favorite, who finished sixth in a nine-horse field. Adios Waverly was Driver Herve Filion's first winner at Roosevelt.
HORSE RACING—AMERIGO LADY ($4.60), Rokeby Stable's 5-year-old mare ridden by Manuel Ycaza, nosed out Harem Lady in the $54,800 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct, becoming the first horse to win the 1‚⅛-mile race for fillies and mares mice in a row.
In another distaff race, the $33,250 Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park, DESERT LAW ($4) came in three lengths ahead of long shot Peggy's World in a stakes record 1:40 4/5 for the 1 1/16 miles.
HORSE SHOWS—PAM CARMICHAEL, 18, of Acadia Farms, Northfield, Ohio, won both large and small working hunter divisions in the junior events beginning the week-long Devon, Pa. show with Chance Step and Lansonette.
MOTOR SPORTS—A.J. FOYT, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, captured the pole for this Friday's race with an average speed of 170.568 mph for the 10-mile qualifying sprint. Foyt drove a turbocharged Ford-engined racer, as did the next fastest qualifier, Mario Andretti (169.851). Andretti had lost his No. 1 car and suffered facial burns three days before in a flaming crackup. Foyt's speed was nearly a mile an hour slower than the qualifying record of 171.559 set last year by Joe Leonard in a turbine, but was the fastest ever for a piston-engined car. "I'm disappointed," said Foyt nonetheless. "The engine began missing badly after the first lap." Bobby Unser, the 1968 winner, qualified a turbocharged Offenhauser in the same position from which he started last year—No. 3. Next came Mark Donohue, heretofore a road racer, not an Indy man, who became the fastest rookie with a speed of 168.903. Completing the second row were Gordon Johncock (168.626) and Roger McCluskey (168.350). Lee Roy Yarbrough, another Speedway rookie though he is one of the top stock car drivers, qualified eighth. Other notables who will have some catching up to do are Dan Gurney (167.341, fourth row), Lloyd Ruby (166.428, seventh row) and two former Grand Prix champions. New Zealand's Denis Hulme (165.092, ninth row) and Australia's Jack Brabham (163.875. 10th row). Car Builder Colin Chapman of England withdrew the Lotus-Fords of the defending world champion and 1966 500 winner Graham Hill and Austria's Jochen Rindt when time became too short to replace possibly defective wheel hubs of the same manufacture as one whose failure caused Andretti's crash. After qualifying, YARBROUGH caught a plane to Charlotte, N.C. and easily won the $161,000 World 600, driving a Mercury. He took the lead for keeps on the 162nd of 400 laps and finished with an average speed of 134.361. Only 18 of the 44 starters finished, and the race was slowed for 45 laps because of accidents.
ROWING—RIDLEY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL of St. Catharines, Ontario, won the American schoolboy championship, covering the mile course down the Potomac in 5:14 and finishing .9 second ahead of defending champion Stuart High School of Falls Church, Va.
Penn won the Madeira Cup regatta for the fourth year in a row, taking all three of its races with Cornell on Lake Cayuga and maintaining its record of not having lost a cup race this season.
SOCCER—England's WOLVERHAMPTON WOLVES, representing Kansas City, clinched the North American Soccer League's International Cup with a 5-0 win over Aston Villa (Atlanta).
TENNIS—In Davis Cup zone competition MEXICO upset Australia three matches to two. RAFAEL OSUNA and VICENTE ZARAZUA beat John Alexander and Phil Dent 18-16, 12-10, 6-4 in a three-hour doubles match and Osuna clinched it with a 6-2, 3-6, 8-6, 6-3 win over Bill Bowrey the next day. SPAIN shut out Yugoslavia; the U.S.S.R. defeated Canada 4-1 and next meets ITALY, which whitewashed Austria.
Nancy Richey of San Angelo, Texas and PEACHES BARTKOWICZ of Hamtramck, Mich. defeated Australia's Judy Tegart and Margaret Smith Court 6-4, 6-4 in the Federation Cup championship in Athens to assure victory for the U.S.
TRACK & FIELD—JOHN CARLOS won his sixth straight outstanding performer award of the season, at the California Relays in Modesto, where he swept the 100-meter and 220-yard dashes (10.1, 20.4) and anchored San Jose State's winning 440-yard relay team (page 70).
Mark Murro, a sophomore at Arizona State, set an American record with a 292'8" javelin throw in the preliminaries of the Western Athletic Conference championships, at Tempe, Ariz. The previous record of 284'8" was made last year by a former ASU athlete, Frank Covelli.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: VIC STASIUK, 39, as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, replacing Keith Allen, who was moved to the front office after the 1968 West Division champions fell to third this season and were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in four straight games. As a wing with Chicago, Boston and Detroit in the NHL, Stasiuk had scored 183 goals.
RETIRED: After 11 years in the NFL, all with the Green Bay Packers, JERRY KRAMER, 33, battle-scarred right guard and field-goal kicker who was five times All-NFL. A veteran of five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowl games, Kramer wrote the best seller Instant Replay and a sequel, Jerry Kramer's Farewell to Football, to be published soon.
RETIRED: RON MURPHY, 36, a 17-year man in the NHL whose best year was his last, in which he scored 54 points for Boston and his 200th career goal; because of a chronic shoulder complaint. Murphy had played with New York, Chicago and Detroit before joining the Bruins in 1965.
SIGNED: By BILL (Butch) VAN BREDA KOLFF, 46, late of the Lakers, a two-year contract as head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Van Breda Kolff, usually associated with winning teams, now takes on a perennial loser.
TRADED: By the Dallas Cowboys, backup quarterback JERRY RHOME, 27, to Cleveland for a draft choice. Rhome still holds NCAA records for most touchdown passes, most consecutive attempts without an interception and best passing percentage, which he set at Tulsa in 1964, but in the pros he has played only sparingly.
DIED: EDWARD LEE, 63, former amateur billiards champion; in New York City. Winner of 20 national three-cushion championships between 1931 and 1964, Lee was the first American to enter the world championship (in 1932) and win it (in 1936).
DIED: JIM TOBIN, 56, former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves and Detroit Tigers; following vascular surgery; in Oakland, Calif. Tobin had a 105-112 record during his 10 years in the majors and pitched a no-hitter in 1944 for the Braves against the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1942 he tied a National League record for home runs by a pitcher, with six.
DIED: LEE ALLEN, 54, historian at baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y.; of a heart attack; in Syracuse. Formerly a newspaper baseball writer and a publicity director of the Cincinnati Reds, Allen was also the author of several baseball books.