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A roundup of the sports information of the week


BOATING—Veteran racer BILL MUNCEY, 41, won his fourth President's Cup on the Potomac River, collecting 1,100 points in his classic-design unlimited hydroplane MYR'S SHEET METAL. Bill Schumacher finished second with Parco's O Ring Miss, but set the fastest heat record of 103.77 mph on the 15-mile course.

BOWLING—Lefthander EARL ANTHONY of Tacoma, Wash. broke three PBA marks in winning the $32,500 Seattle Open, his first tournament victory. He set a record in finishing the 24 qualifying games with a total of 5,825 pins for a 242 average, and the 50 bonus pins awarded for each victory in match play moved his totals to record marks of 9,564 and 10,064, giving him a final 239 average.

FISHING—Trolling off Makaha, Hawaii, three Los Angeles couples, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Morello, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wachtler—plus charter-boat Captain Cornelius Choy and his daughter Gail—jointly hauled in a 15-foot, eight-inch-long, 1,805-pound Pacific blue marlin, largest fish (other than sharks) ever caught on rod and reel. Although the marlin beats the world record by 245 pounds, it will not be recognized by the International Game Fish Association since no one person landed it.

GOLF—HUGH ROYER fired a final-round 69, two under par, to slip past Bobby Nichols and take the $130,000 Western Open in Chicago with a 72-hole total of 273—his first victory in 3½ years on the pro tour. Nichols, who had a one-stroke lead going into the weather-delayed final round, shot a dismal 75 and finished in a tie for third with Jack Nicklaus, Bert Yancey, Tom Weiskopf and Jim Jamieson, as Dale Douglass carded 69 and a 274 total to take second.

HARNESS RACING—MARLU PRIDE ($18.40), owned by August J. Portonova and driven by Herve Filion, took the $111,514 Dexter Cup Trot at Roosevelt, drawing out to a 6½-length win over Nevele Rascal. Jouster was third, three-quarters of a length back. The winner trotted the mile in stake record time of 2:01⅖ as favored Gil Hanover finished ninth (page 56).

Armstrong Brothers' ARMBRO JET ($7.60) won the $67,324 American-National Maturity Trot at Sportsman's Park by a head over favored The Egyptian, who nosed out Nardin's Gayblade for the place. Joe O'Brien drove the winner home in 2:03[1/5] for the mile.

Baker Hill Farm's DON BAKER ($24.80) captured the $30,000 William E. Miller Memorial Pace at Rosecroft Raceway in Oxon Hill, Md., with Charles Smith Jr. driving him to a 2¾-length margin over Prince Mac. Keystone Aaron came in third. The winner covered the mile in 2:01[2/5].

HORSE RACING—Rallying under Jorge Velasquez in the stretch, Rokeby Stable's FORT MARCY ($5) scored a half-length victory over Drumtop in the $57,400 Bowling Green Handicap at Belmont, with Hitchcock a length and a half farther back in third. The winner set a new track record of 2:26[3/5] for the 1½ miles on the turf.

D'Artagnan ($7.80), owned by the Miles-Tauber Stable and ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., galloped home 1½ lengths ahead of Top the Market in the $56,350 Cinema Handicap at Hollywood Park, equaling the track record of 1:47[2/5] for the grassy 1‚⅛ miles. Hanalei Bay finished third.

LACROSSE—Two all-star games highlighted the week. First, the collegians of the SOUTH beat the North 11-10 in Lexington, Va., with Navy's Midfielder Harry MacLaughlin scoring the winning goal and earning the Most Valuable Player award. Then, in the Lacrosse Club Association's annual North-South contest in Baltimore, SOUTH won 18-6, with Hugh Mallon of The Mount Washington (Md.) Club, scoring four times.

MOTOR SPORTS—PORSCHE won its first 24 Hours of Le Mans race, sweeping the first three places in a rain-slowed contest. The winning car was driven by Richard Attwood of England and Hans Herrmann of Germany, finishing the 342 8.4-mile laps—a total of 2,863 miles—with an average speed of 119.29 mph.

ROWING—The UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON upset the heavily favored Pennsylvania crew to win the Varsity Challenge Cup at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association regatta in Syracuse, N.Y. (page 54). HARVARD outdistanced Yale in the 105th edition of the Harvard-Yale regatta in New London, Conn.—the country's oldest intercollegiate event—winning by 29 seconds in 22:05 over the windy four-mile course.

SAILING—Three 12-meter yachts began trials leading ultimately to the selection of the U.S. representative in the America's Cup competition. After the first week on Long Island Sound, VALIANT appeared to be the early favorite over Intrepid and Heritage (page 18).

SOCCER—Highlighting a quarter-final week of World Soccer Cup frenzy in Mexico, Italy beat the host country 4-1, Brazil defeated Peru 4-2, Uruguay edged Russia 1-0 and West Germany eliminated England 3-2 in overtime (page 12).

TENNIS—The UNITED STATES posted a 4-3 victory over Great Britain in the Wightman Cup, its 35th in the last 42 years. MRS. BILLIE JEAN KING and PEACHES BARTKOWITZ scored a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win in the decisive doubles match. MRS. KING had earlier beaten Ann Jones 6-4, 6-2 in the featured singles match, Miss Jones competing in the 32nd Wightman match of her career.

Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia defeated Zeljko Franulovic of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the French Open to take the men's title and $10,090 first prize. Australia's MARGARET COURT easily beat Helga Niessen of West Germany 6-2, 6-4 in the women's final. MRS. BILLIE JEAN KING of the U.S. teamed with South African BOB HEWITT to take the mixed doubles 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 from France's Françoise Durr and Jean-Claude Barclay.

West Germany beat Belgium 5-0 and the SOVIET UNION topped Czechoslovakia 3-2 to advance to the Zone B finals of the European Division of the Davis Cup eliminations. SPAIN swept France 5-0 and YUGOSLAVIA bested Rumania 3-2 to reach the Zone A finals.

TRACK & FIELD—CHI CHENG of Taiwan and the Los Angeles Track Club set two world records at the Portland (Ore.) Rose Festival meet, clocking 10 flat in the 100-yard dash and 22.7 in the 220 (page 48). In the Metropolitan AAU championships at New York, the ATOMS TRACK CLUB of Brooklyn broke the world record for the women's one-mile relay, with MICHELE McMILLAN, SHELLEY MARSHALL, GAIL FITZGERALD and CHERYL TOUSSAINT registering a 3:46.2, 1.6 seconds under the pending mark. At an invitational meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, four English girls, ROSEMARY STIRLING, PAT LOWE, SHEILA CAREY and LILLIAN BOARD, smashed the world 4x800-meter relay mark with 8:27, six seconds better than the old time.

The men got in the act, as THOMAS HILL of Arkansas State tied the world mark of 13.2 for the 120-yard high hurdles at the USTFA meet in Wichita, Kans., and CURTIS MILLS of Texas A&M broke the federation mark with a 45.5 quarter mile.

California Poly of San Luis Obispo won its third straight NCAA college division title with 49 points, four more than runner-up C. W. Post of New York.

WEIGHT LIFTING—EUGENE CASASOLA of York, Pa. broke two American records in winning the flyweight title at the National AAU championships in Culver City, Calif., lifting 250 pounds in the clean-and-jerk and snatching 180 pounds.

MILEPOSTS—MARRIED: Ice Follies star PEGGY FLEMING, 1968 Olympic gold medalist and three times world figure-skating champion, and University of Texas medical student Gregory Jenkins.

BANKRUPT: DENNY McLAIN, suspended Detroit pitcher, listing his total debts as $446,070, asking U.S. District Court to free him of $400,042 and declare him bankrupt. McLain told the court he has only $413 to pay the $41,248 for which he is personally responsible.

NAMED: As athletic director at the University of Iowa, CHALMERS B. (Bump) ELLIOTT, who both played and coached in the Rose Bowl for the University of Michigan, to replace forest Evashevski, who resigned last month. At Iowa, Elliott steps into a troubled situation, with the school's recruiting and financial aid programs under investigation by the NCAA and Big Ten Conference.

ELECTED: As board chairman and president of the International Golf Association, JAMES A. LINEN of Greenwich, Conn., who will direct the association's sponsorship of the World Cup and International Trophy matches.