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A roundup of the week June 14-20

GOLF—TOM WATSON shot a six-under-par 282 to beat Jack Nicklaus by two strokes and win the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Calif. (page 14).

Jan Stephenson won her second consecutive LPGA tournament, shooting a five-under-par 211 to win the $200,000 Lady Keystone Open in Hershey, Pa. by one stroke over Barbara Moxness and Alexandra Reinhardt.

Tulsa won the AIAW Division I championship, beating runner-up Texas 1,205 strokes to 1,208 at Columbus, Ohio. AMY BENZ of Southern Methodist shot a two-over-par 290 to win the individual title by six strokes over Cindy Pleger of Georgia.

HARNESS RACING—CAM FELLA ($8.40), driven by Pat Crowe, beat Merger by 1¾ lengths to win the $513,300 Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway. The 3-year-old ridgling was timed in 1:57[3/5].

HORSERACING—SAIL ON BUNNY ($11.60), Gary Sumpter in the irons, beat Dynago Victory by a neck to win the $715,000 Kindergarten Futurity for 2-year-old quarter horses at Los Alamitos Race Course. The colt ran the 350 yards in 17.74.

Silver Supreme ($62), ridden by Eric Beitia, beat Reef Searcher by a neck to win the $167,900 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:48[4/5].

MOTOR SPORTS—JACKY ICKX and DEREK BELL, driving a Porsche, won the LeMans 24-hour race by three laps over Jochen Mass and Vern Schuppan, in a Porsche. Averaging 126.866 mph, Ickx and Bell covered 359 laps of the 8.46-mile circuit. For Ickx, it was a record sixth victory.

Cale Yarborough averaged 120.598 mph in a Buick to win the NASCAR Gabriel 400 in Brooklyn, Mich. by three car lengths over Darrell Waltrip, also in a Buick.

ROWING—YALE beat Cornell by 3.35 seconds to win the inaugural National Collegiate Rowing Championship at East Fork State Park near Cincinnati (page 58).

Judy Geer beat Virginia Gilder by .8 of a second to win the U.S. women's elite single sculling championship at Lake Waramaug, Conn.

SOCCER—The NASL's three divisional leaders—San Jose, Fort Lauderdale and the Cosmos—all had 1-1 weeks, but Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver were smoking. The Blizzard, second in the Eastern Division, moved to within 10 points of the Cosmos by beating Portland 1-0 and then crushing San Jose 7-0, the largest margin of victory by any league team this season. Against Portland, Toronto Midfielder Ace Ntsoelengoe had the game's only goal, a header at 38:56 set up by Victor Kodelja, who charged up the right side and then floated a pass to Ntsoelengoe in the goalmouth. Against San Jose, Ntsoelengoe had three goals. Montreal upset two division leaders, Fort Lauderdale and the Cosmos, by 6-2 and 3-2, respectively. Manic Wing Thompson Usiyan had two assists and four goals in those wins, including both gamers. With Montreal trailing the Cosmos 2-0, Usiyan struck with :07 left before intermission. Alan Willey tied the game at 59:29 and then Usiyah won it on a 20-yarder with 2:51 to play. Meanwhile, Vancouver rolled to its sixth straight victory, a 3-2 shootout win over Chicago, on a goal by Defender Bob Lenarduzzi. Earlier in the week, Whitecap Midfielder Gerry Gray had a pair of goals and Striker Ray Hankin had the capper in a 3-0 triumph over Tampa Bay. The victories lifted Vancouver to within two points of Western Division leader San Jose. With an 8-2 record since May 5, the Whitecaps were the hottest team in the league.

TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Hana Mandlikova 6-4, 6-3 to win a $150,000 tournament at Eastbourne, England.

TRACK & FIELD—At the U.S. outdoor championships in Knoxville, Tenn., DAN RIPLEY and BILLY OLSON pole-vaulted 18'9¼" to break by half an inch the American record Olson set in March, and STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER won the 100-meter hurdles in 12.86, tying the American record set by Deby LaPlante in 1979 (page 20).

In a meet at Halle, West Germany, RAMONA NEUBERT of East Germany scored 6,772 points in the heptathlon to break her 1981 world record by 56 points. Her performances: 100 hurdles, 13.59; shotput, 49'6½"; high jump, 6'; 200, 23.14; long jump, 22'5¼"; javelin, 139'7"; 800, 2:06.2.

MILEPOSTS—DISMISSED: By a special Knox County (Tenn.) judge, a $12 million damage suit against Clemson football Coach Danny Ford and others, brought by James Cofer and Terry Minor, who alleged Ford recruited with promises of gifts.

HIRED: As coach of the Chicago Black Hawks, ORVAL TESSIER, 48, who last season coached New Brunswick to the American Hockey League championship in his first year as a professional coach.

As coach of the Denver franchise in the U.S. Football League, RED MILLER, 54, who coached the Denver Broncos in 1977-80.

NAMED: As the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second time in his six seasons, MOSES MALONE of the Houston Rockets.

As commissioner of the U.S. Football League, CHET SIMMONS, 53, a former president of NBC Sports and, since 1979, the president of ESPN.

RETIRED: After 18 years as president of the Boston Athletic Association and race director of the Boston Marathon, WILL CLONEY, 70.

SIGNED: By the U.S. Football League and ESPN, a two-year, $12 million contract that grants the network rights to air 34 games a season.

SOLD: To Houston car dealer Charlie Thomas, the HOUSTON ROCKETS, for a reported $12 million; to Texas businessman B.J. (Red) McCombs, the DENVER NUGGETS, for a reported $10 million.

TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pitcher EDDIE SOLOMON, 31, to the Chicago White Sox for Infielder JIM MORRISON, 29.

By the Denver Nuggets, Guard DAVID THOMPSON, 27, to the Seattle SuperSonics for rights to Forward WALLY WALKER, 27, and a 1982 first-round draft choice.

DIED: E.J. (Dutch) HARRISON, 72, a member of the PGA Hall of Fame who won 15 PGA titles in 45 years as a professional; of heart failure; in St. Louis.