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A roundup of the week June 26-July 2


COLLEGE BASKETBALL—The U.S. men touring China continued their winning ways with two more victories, 81-55 and 101-82. The women's team from John F. Kennedy College bounced back after three opening defeats with wins of 62-57 and 62-59 over the Chinese.

BOWLING—DON McCUNE gained his fourth PBA title this season, winning the $37,500 Fresno Open. Bobby Williams of Detroit finished in second place, 110 pins behind McCune. Four 300 games were rolled by the pros during the event.

CANOEING—WEST GERMANY dominated the world championships in Muotathal, Switzerland, earning eight gold medals, four silvers and five bronze. The U.S. placed fourth with two golds, one in the Canadian two mixed and one in the women's slalom, won by the team of Louise Holcombe, Carolyn Ashton and Candice Clark.

CHESS—American ROBERT BYRNE took a third place in the Interzonal tournament in Leningrad, behind ANATOLY KARPOV and VIKTOR KORCHNOI of the Soviet Union. The three will meet Boris Spassky and Tigran Petrosian and the three winners from another Interzonal match, scheduled for later this year in Brazil, to determine who will challenge Bobby Fischer in 1975.

Two-time national high school champ LARRY CHRISTIANSEN, 16, of Riverside, Calif., captured the U.S. Junior Chess Championship in San Francisco. Mark Diesen, 16, of Potomac, Md., was runner-up.

FENCING—Undefeated in five matches in the round-robin tournament. ED BALLINGER of New York took the national foil championship in Tucson. Second place went to Bruce Lyons of Washington.

GOLF—BILLY CASPER broke a dismal losing streak with a one-stroke victory in the $175,000 Western Open in Chicago. It was Casper's 49th PGA win but his first tournament success since the fall of 1971. He carded a two-under-par 69, beating Larry Hinson and Hale Irwin who finished tied at 273. Australian Bruce Crampton, who led the tournament going into the final round, closed with a lackluster 73, but his check for $7,233 made him one of pro golf's five official millionaires. He joins Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Casper and Lee Trevino.

Tour veteran MARY MILLS spoiled Laura Baugh's debut as a professional by shooting a three-under-par 70 final round to win the $30,000 Lady Tara Open in Atlanta. Baugh led for most of the way but lost by a stroke. Sandra Haynie, Judy Rankin and Sharon Miller tied Baugh for second.

Australian GRAHAM MARSH won the Sunbeam Electric Scottish Open with a 286, six strokes better than Peter Oosterhuis. The victory, at St. Andrews, was Marsh's first British triumph.

HARNESS RACING—Stanley Dancer drove SMOG ($4.40), a 3-year-old Meadow Skipper colt, to a one-length victory in 1:59[4/5] over Hasty Ed in the final of the $50,300 Can-Am Pacing Series at Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio.

Sir Dalrae ($2.80), driven by Jim Dennis, won his 10th in 13 starts this season with a 1:56⅗ the fastest pacing time of the year on any track, when he took the $15,000 Governor's Cup by 4¾ lengths over Breadwinner at Sportsman's Park.

HORSE RACING—SECRETARIAT ($2.10) cruised to a nine-length victory over My Gallant at Arlington Park outside Chicago (page 24).

In his first outing, Secretariat's half brother CAPITAL ASSET ($3.40) won a $9,000 maiden special weight race at Aqueduct by 1¼ lengths.

A 23-1 shot, ROYAL CHOCOLATE, ridden by Ted Colangelo, won the $124,150 Queen's Plate by 5½ lengths over Sinister Purpose in Toronto. La Prevoyante, the favorite, finished eighth.

MOTOR SPORTS—Three-time Indy winner A. J. FOYT passed out-of-gas Roger McCluskey on the final lap to win the $360,000 Schaefer 500 at Mount Pocono (page 20).

Sweden's RONNIE PETERSON, in a JPS Lotus, captured the French Grand Prix, completing the 54 laps in 1:41.36.52, for an average of 115.117 mph. Jody Scheckter of South Africa, presently leading the L & M series in points, kept his Yardley-McLaren in the lead until the 42nd lap when he crashed, knocking Emerson Fittipaldi out of the race with him. By finishing fourth, Scotland's Jackie Stewart overtook Fittipaldi in the world championship point standings.

Britain's ROGER WILLIAMSON, in a March BMW, drove to victory in the Monza Lottery Grand Prix. Averaging 124.645 mph, he completed the 40 laps in 1:09.05.6. Patrick Depailler was second in an Elf-2.

ROWING—NORTHEASTERN University established itself as the top U.S. crew, at least temporarily, beating Wisconsin, the IRA champion, and Washington in the course of finishing a strong second to the Soviet Union's Trud Leningrad eight over 2,000 meters at Nottingham, England. The three U.S. crews, as well as the Russians, will be in action again at the Henley Regatta this week.

TENNIS—With most of the top men players already missing, Wimbledon's No. 1 seed, Rumanian Ilie Nastase, further depleted the celebrity ranks by losing to NCAA champion SANDY MAYER 6-4, 8-6, 6-8, 6-4 in the fourth round.

TRACK & FIELD—In nine days Kenya's BEN JIPCHO clipped nearly seven seconds from the world 3,000-meter steeplechase mark, reducing it first by one second in the Helsinki Games and then by 5.8 seconds to 8:14 in the World Games, also in Helsinki. FILBERT BAYI of Tanzania surprised Dave Wottle and Jipcho in the 1,500 meters with a 3:34.6 to become the third fastest individual over the distance, in the World Games. Belgium's EMIEL PUTTEMANS turned in the season's fastest time for the 5,000 meters with a 13:19.6. He holds the world's record of 13:13.0. VIKTOR SANEYEV of the U.S.S.R. triple jumped 56' 1¼", the best this year.

Marcello Fiasconaro, 23, established a world record in the 800-meter run with a 1:43.7 in Milan. The old mark, set 11 years ago by New Zealand's Peter Snell, was 1:44.3.

In the Kusocinski Memorial races in Warsaw. Poland's RYSZARD SKOWRONEK won the decathlon with the seventh best point total in the history of the event and the year's tops, 8,212.

MILEPOSTS—ADOPTED: Tentatively by the American Basketball Association, a rule that would allow a player to remain in a game regardless of how many fouls he commits.

NAMED: As head football coach at East Tennessee State, ROY FRAZIER, former assistant under John Robert Bell, who resigned last week.

NAMED: TOM NISSALKE, 39, who coached the team two years ago when it was still in Dallas and called the Chaparrals, as coach of the ABA's newly transplanted San Antonio Spurs.

DIED: DAVID (Swede) SAVAGE, 26, of injuries received when his Eagle-Offenhauser crashed during the Indianapolis 500. He had been in critical condition since the accident and is the third fatality at the Speedway this year. Driver David (Salt) Walther, also injured in the race, is still hospitalized in serious condition.

DIED: ELMER LAYDEN, 70, one of Notre Dame's legendary Four Horsemen, at Northwestern University Hospital. In 1933 he became head coach and athletic director for the Irish, compiling a 47-13-3 record over seven seasons. During World War II he was commissioner of the NFL. Two other members of Knute Rockne's undefeated back-field of 1924, Don Miller and Jim Crowley, still survive. Harry Stuhldreher died in 1965.