BASEBALL—Top-ranked SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA beat Florida State 2-1 when Second Baseman Frank Alfano singled with the bases loaded in the 15th inning, wrapping up the College World Series at Omaha.
BOXING—Heavyweight JERRY QUARRY, an 8-to-5 underdog with the oddsmakers, scored a TKO over Mac Foster in the sixth round of their nontitle bout at Madison Square Garden.
GOLF—England's TONY JACKLIN won the U.S. Open in Chaska, Minn. by seven strokes over Dave Hill, sinking a birdie putt on the 72nd hole to finish with a total of 281, seven under par for the tournament (page 14).
HARNESS RACING—Dr. and Mrs. George Smith's COLUMBIA GEORGE ($3.40) scored a half-length win over Bye Bye Max in the $30,850 Commodore Pace at Roosevelt. Roland Beaulieu drove, clocking the fastest mile of the year in 1:58[2/5]. Most Happy Fella was third, 2¾ lengths back, with Truluck fourth.
HORSE RACING—MISSILE BELLE ($19.80) held off favored Cathy Honey in the stretch to capture the $133,875 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park by a length, with Kilts 'n Kapers a distant seven lengths back in third. The John A. Morris entry covered the 1¼ miles of the third leg of the filly Triple Crown in 2:03⅘ under Pete Anderson.
Fence Post Farm's CORN OFF THE COB ($4) galloped to a six-length victory over Tenacious Jr. in the $109,500 Arlington Classic, with top-weighted George Lewis third, another half-length back. Eddie Belmonte drove the winner to a fast time of 1:35 for the mile.
Fast hilarious ($17.60), owned by Mrs. Dorothy Rigney and ridden by Carlos Marquez, led all the way and beat Figonero by a nose at the wire to win the $126,000 Michigan Mile and One Eighth at Detroit, matching the track-record time of 1:47[2/5]. Pleasure Seeker finished third.
In the $100,000 Hollywood Park Invitational Turf Handicap, Howard B. Keck's FIDDLE ISLE ($5.20) overpowered Fort Marcy by a neck, clipping one second off the 1½-mile track record with 2:25[3/5]. Governors Party was third. The race marked Jockey Bill Shoemaker's 5,959th career win.
Entered by Parkview Stables, ALMONER ($7.70) posted a three-quarter-length triumph over Fanfreluche in the 111th edition of the $88,300 Queen's Plate at Woodbine, Canada's oldest and richest race. Sandy Hawley brought the winner home in 2:04[4/5] over the 1¼ miles.
MOTOR SPORTS—Austrian JOCHEN RINDT, driving a Lotus, won the Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort over Scotland's Jackie Stewart, with Jackie Ickx of Belgium third. Rindt covered the 208.8 miles in 1:50:43.41 for an average speed of 113.08 mph. The race produced one tragedy—the fatal crash of British Driver Piers Courage.
Mark Donohue, the 1968 and 1969 Trans-Am champion, won his first race of the new season, the Marlboro 200 at Bridgehampton on Long Island. He covered the 199.5-mile run at an average speed of 90.55 mph, finishing ahead of George Follmer, with Parnelli Jones rolling in third.
SOCCER—BRAZIL defeated Italy 4-1 to win the World Cup in Mexico, with Pelé scoring one goal and setting up two others (page 24).
TENNIS—Compiling 26 points, UCLA took the team title at the NCAA national championships in Salt Lake City, with Rice and Trinity gathering 22 each for second. UCLA junior JEFF BOROWIAK won in singles, defeating Roscoe Tanner of Stanford 10-8, 9-7, 7-5, and Miami's PAT CRAMER and LUIS GARCIA took the doubles crown over Stanford's Tanner and Rob Rippner 6-2, 7-5, 6-1.
Rod Laver beat fellow Australian John Newcombe 6-4, 6-3 in the London grass court championships, the final tuneup before Wimbledon. MARGARET COURT took the women's title from Winnie Shaw 2-6, 8-6, 6-2.
TRACK AND FIELD—CALIFORNIA won its first team title since 1922 at the NCAA championships in Des Moines, scoring 40 points, five more than Oregon, Brigham Young and Kansas. RALPH MANN of BYU set a world record in the 440 intermediate hurdles with 48.8, a full half-second better than the old mark held by Gert Potgieter. STEVE PREFONTAINE of Oregon set a meet record of 13:22 in the three-mile run, Ohio's BOB BERTELSEN won the six-mile with a meet record 27:57.5, and Kansan JAN JOHNSON vaulted 17'7", an indoor high, after the event had been moved into the Drake fieldhouse because of heavy rain. The mark will not be allowed officially because a sloping floor was used as the runway (page 22).
Wolfgang Nordwig of East Germany topped the listed world pole-vault record with a 17'10½" effort at a meet for East German athletes in Berlin.
In Warsaw, TERESA SUKNIEWICZ of Poland set a world record of 12.8 for the women's 100-meter hurdles, and CHI CHENG of the Los Angeles Track Club continued her record-setting trend at the Orange (Calif.) Invitational with an All-Comers record 52.5 in the 440—only .1 off the present world mark.
TRAMPOLINE—The two 1970 national AAU champions—WAYNE MILLER, 23, Lafayette, La. and RENÉE RANSOM, 13, Memphis—bounced their way to the men's and women's individual titles at the world meet in Bern, Switzerland. Men's synchronized competition went to GARY SMITH and DONALD WATERS of Southwestern Louisiana and the women's pairs was won by JENNIFER LIEBENBERG and LUCIA ODENDAAL of South Africa.
WATER SKIING—Wearing what she calls the "world's fastest bikini," 16-year-old SALLY YOUNGER of Hacienda Heights, Calif. hit 105.14 and 103.68 mph on two rides through the quarter-mile course at Ski-Land near Riverside—breaking the 92.68-mph world mark she set last year and becoming the first woman to top 100 mph on water skis.
WEIGHT LIFTING—VLADISLAV KRISHISHIN of the Soviet Union set a new world flyweight record at the European championships in Szombathely, Hungary, with a total of 749.5 pounds.
Ken Patera of Portland, Ore. posted two U.S. records in defending his super-heavyweight title at the National AAU championships in Culver City, Calif., with a clean-and-jerk of 490 pounds, and a total of 1,285 pounds.
MILEPOSTS—MERGED: The National and American Basketball Association—on paper. After voting to unite, the leagues now must win Congressional approval, with chances considered slim for this year, and face legal action by the NBA Players Association, which opposes the move.
TRADED: To the NBA's new Buffalo Braves, New York Knicks backup center NATE BOWMAN and Forward MIKE SILLIMAN, for "future considerations or draft choices." The move gives former Knick General Manager Eddie Donovan six of his former players for his new team.
RESIGNED: DICK GARIBALDI, 37, who built tiny Santa Clara to basketball prominence in eight years, compiling a 138-77 record, to enter private business. He will be replaced by former assistant Carroll Williams.
APPOINTED: As basketball coach at Kansas State, JACK HARTMAN, whose Southern Illinois Salukis won the NIT in 1967. He follows Cotton Fitzsimmons, who has joined the NBA Phoenix Suns.
DIED: BRIAN PICCOLO, 26, the nation's leading ground-gainer (1,044 yards) at Wake Forest in 1964 and for five years a Chicago Bears halfback, after surgery for a rare type of lung cancer; in New York.