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A roundup of the week June 6-12


BOATING—SANDY SATULLO, a 50-year-old rookie from Fairview Park, Ohio, averaged a record 72 mph in his 36-foot Cigarette Copper Kettle to win the Bahamas 500 by 22 minutes over Bob Magoon, the defending national offshore powerboat champion. It was Satullo's third straight win.

BOWLING—Lefthander EARL ANTHONY of Tacoma, Wash. totaled 9,535 pins to win the $37,500 Portland Open, the second stop on the PBA summer tour.

Betty Morris, a pregnant 24-year-old housewife from Stockton, Calif., rolled a 16-game score of 3,877 to gain the PWBA $20,000 Showboat Classic title in Las Vegas.

BOXING—JOSE NAPOLES retained his world welterweight title with a second-round TKO over Adolph Pruitt of St. Louis in Monterrey, Mexico. The victory lifted Napoles' pro record to 62 wins, four defeats and two draws.

GOLF—With the score tied 8-8, LANCY SMITH defeated Diane Frearson 3 and 2 and BETH BARRY beat Kathryn Phillips 3 and 2 to give the U.S. a 10-8 victory over England in the Curtis Cup in Western Gailes, Scotland.

Kathy Ahern shot a total of 293 for a six-stroke victory over Jane Blalock in the $50,000 Eve-LPG A championship in Sutton, Mass. (page 21).

David (Spec) Goldman, a 63-year-old from Dallas who was runner-up in the 1934 U.S. Amateur, shot a 146 for two rounds to win the U.S. Seniors Golf Association championship in Rye, N.Y. by two strokes over defending champion Jim Knowles of Greenwich, Conn. and Ed Meister of Willoughby, Ohio.

HORSE RACING—Kentucky Derby winner RIVA RIDGE ($5.20) won the $155,900 Belmont Stakes by seven lengths over Ruritania (page 18).

John W. Galbreath's 3-to-1 favorite ROBERTO, named for Pirate Outfielder Roberto Clemente, took the $244,725 Epsom Derby at Epsom Downs, England by less than a nose over Rheingold, a 22-to-1 long shot. Roberto became the fourth American-owned horse to win the event in the past five years, while for Jockey Lester Piggott it was his sixth Derby win.

Ginevra, an 8-to-1 shot owned by Charles St. George of England, won the $120,016 Epsom Oaks, the second of the Epsom Downs classics, by 1½ lengths over Regal Exception, an American-owned 100-to-1 shot.

LACROSSE—The CARLING LACROSSE CLUB defeated the Long Island Lacrosse Club 9-8 in Baltimore on GENE FUSTING's goal with less than 30 seconds remaining to win the national club championship. Dickie Bond, who assisted on the winning goal, also had two other assists and two goals, while Ron Fraser led L.I., the champions the past four years, with four goals.

With the score tied 11-11 at the start of the final period, the SOUTH scored seven goals to defeat the North 18-14 in the North-South College All-Star Game in Geneva, N.Y. All-Americas John Kaestner of Maryland (two goals and four assists) and Pete Eldredge of NCAA champion Virginia (three goals and one assist) paced the South team.

MOTOR SPORTS—HENRI PESCAROLO of France and Britain's GRAHAM HILL averaged 121.45 mph over 2,914.5 miles in their French Matra to win the Le Mans 24-hour classic over another Matra driven by Fran√ßois Cevert of France and Howden Ganley of New Zealand. JOAKIM BONNIER of Sweden, a leading Grand Prix driver, was killed when his Lola crashed into another car. Bonnier, a crusader for auto-racing safety regulations, won the German Grand Prix in 1960, the Dutch Grand Prix in 1959, the Sebring 12-Hours in 1962 and the Targa Florio in 1960 and 1963 in his 14-year international career.

Denis Hulme of New Zealand, driving a Gulf McLaren, averaged 110.655 mph to win the opening race of the SCCA Canadian-American Challenge Cup series at Mosport Park, Ontario. It was Team McLaren's 38th victory in the 44 races run in the series since 1967.

TRACK & FIELD—In a showdown among the top three shotputters in the world, GEORGE WOODS reached 70'1¼" at the Vons Classic in the Los Angeles Coliseum to defeat Randy Matson, second at 69'6¼", and Al Feuerbach, third at 69'3¾" (page 65). JIM RYUN turned in his second fastest time of the year, winning the mile in 3:57.3 as Dave Wottle (3:58.2), Bob Wheeler (3:59.2) and Ken Popejoy (3:59.7) all finished below four minutes. "This is a step in the right direction," said Ryun, who had run a 4:14.1 mile only a month earlier. "It wasn't a smooth race, but it was a good one for me mentally." RAY ROBINSON (10.3) nipped Roger Bambuck and Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa in the 100-meter dash; ROD MILBURN won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.4; world record-holder JOHN SMITH (45.0) defeated Lee Evans, Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett in the 440; TIM VOLLMER upset South Africa's John Van Reenen and Jay Silvester with a 210'6" toss in the discus; FRANCIE LARRIEU set an American women's record in the 1,500 meters with a 4:14.2; and KATHY HAMMOND's 52.6 won the 400-meter dash handily.

Woods took the measure of Matson and Feuerbach again less than 24 hours later at the Kennedy Games in Berkeley, Calif., when he uncorked a 69'½" put. EDDIE HART won the 100-yard dash in 9.4 (he had a 9.3 in a heat), the 220 in 20.7 and anchored the Bay Area Striders' winning 440-yard-relay team. WAYNE COLLETT took the 440 in 45.7 and Milburn the 120-yard hurdles in 13.3.

In the fastest mile race of the year, PETER STEWART of England zipped to a 3:55.3 at London's Crystal Palace, followed by Brendan Foster (3:55.9), Jim Douglas (3:56), John Kirkbride (3:56.5) and Andy Carter (3:59.3).

Jeff Bennett, a 24-year-old Army private, won the national AAU decathlon in Los Angeles, totaling 7,910 points to Jeff Bannister's 7,890.

MILEPOSTS—ADDED: Two more franchises—KANSAS CITY and WASHINGTON—to the NHL, lifting the league's teams to 18 just five years after it expanded from six. Both new teams will begin play in the 1974-75 season.

NAMED: As coach of the Los Angeles Kings, BOB PULFORD, 36, who scored 281 goals in 14 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and two with the Kings. Pulford, the Kings' sixth coach in five years, replaced Fred Glover, who was fired six weeks earlier.

PICKED: By the New York Islanders as the No. 1 choice in the NHL's amateur draft, BILLY HARRIS, 20, a 6'2", 194-pound right wing who scored 57 goals and had 72 assists with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association, Canada's top junior league (page 26).

RETIRED: JOHN ASHLEY, 42, as a referee in the NHL after 13 seasons. The highly regarded Ashley, who started as a linesman in the 1959-60 season, worked in 680 regular-season and Stanley Cup playoff games.

SIGNED: By the Miami Dolphins, Wide Receiver MARLIN BRISCOE, 26, who had played out his option with the Buffalo Bills last season and become a free agent on May 1. Briscoe, the American Conference's leading receiver in 1970, caught 133 passes for the Bills the past three seasons. In compensation, the Dolphins gave Buffalo their No. 1 draft choice in 1973 and, in a separate deal, traded DALE FARLEY, 22, a reserve linebacker, for Defensive Tackle JIM DUNAWAY, 30, a nine-year veteran with the Bills.

DIED: DEL BISSONETTE, 72, a .305 hitter in his five-year career as a first baseman with the old Brooklyn Dodgers; in Augusta, Maine. Bissonette, who hit 25 home runs as a National League rookie in 1928, badly damaged his Achilles' tendon in 1932, cutting short his major league career.