MARCELLUSCLAY, unabashable heavyweight whose press-agentry is as effective as
his uppercut, beat Billy Daniels in New York for his 14th win in as many
fights. It was Daniels' first loss after 16 straight wins. Clay bloodied
Daniels' nose, cut him over the eye, scored a TKO in the seventh round and
predictably predicted that the next heavyweight champion will be Cassius
KORCHNOI led three other Russians, Ewfim Geller. Paul Keres and Tigran
Petrosian in the Candidates' Tournament in Willemstad, Curacao. The event will
determine who plays the present titleholder. Russia's Mikhail Botvinnik, for
the world championship. As the tournament neared the halfway mark—after 2�
weeks of action—only a half point separated Korchnoi from his compatriots.
Former world champion Mikhail Tal was almost out of the running, winning only
two of his first 10 games, as was U.S. hopeful. Bobby Fischer, with three wins,
four losses and three draws.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE lost its $10,080,000 antitrust suit against the
National Football League as a U.S. District Court in Baltimore ruled the AFL
was entitled to no damages, a decision that could affect all professional
of Montreal, an unknown on the PGA circuit, birdied the second hole of a
sudden-death playoff to win the $20,000 Hot Springs, Ark. Open, beating Bill
Collins, who missed a five-foot eagle putt on the 72nd green, which would have
won for him.
relaxing from the rigors of the pro tour, kept active by shooting a
nine-under-par 62 to break the course record in an 18-hole exhibition match at
Oglebay Park, Wheeling, W.Va.
RACING—THOR HANOVER ($144), one of the longest of long shots, took harness
racing's richest stake, the $I69,430.93 Messenger for 3-year-olds at Roosevelt
Raceway in a rousing upset of previously unbeaten Adora's Dream (see page 20).
Shrewd Johnny Simpson drove to the mile victory in a head-to-head three-horse
finish with Adora's Dream and Lehigh Hanover. The time was the second fastest
for The Messenger, 2:01[1/5]. The victory was worth 584,715.47 to Owners
Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Sheppard of Hanover, Pa. and T. W. Murphy of
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., as well as a windfall to the few who bet the long shot.
($14.70) established a world record for a mile-and-a-quarter pace on Roosevelt
Raceway's half-mile track, while winning the $25,000 Summer Festival
free-for-all in 2:30 2/5. Gene Sears drove the 6-year-old, owned by Harold
McGinnis of Franklin, Ind., from last at the halfway mark to the front position
at the final turn, then down to the wire a neck ahead of the New Zealand pacer.
False Step. A mere nose back in third place was the favorite, Henry T.
RACING—GREEK MONEY ($23.80), a rangy colt owned by Donald P. Ross, won the
$188,300 Preakness Stakes by slipping through on the rail to nip front-running
Ridan while Jockey John Rotz was attempting to avoid the jabbing elbow of
Manuel Ycaza. up on the upset co-favorite (see page 20). Rotz drove the
3-year-old over the mile and [3/16] at Pimlicoin 1:56[1/5]. Ycaza entered a
claim of foul against Rotz for bumping in the stretch, but the stewards not
only dropped it but also Ycaza for 10 days and recommended that he be given an
additional 20-day suspension for his armed combat. T. Alie Grissom's Roman Line
was third, 5� lengths back. Jaipur, favored with Ridan, finished 10th. out of
the money for the first time. Derby winner Decidedly was eighth.
the fancy little 3-year-old filly that had already won $456,171, opened her New
York season by winning the $58,450 Acorn Stakes at Aqueduct, first event in New
York's Triple Crown for Fillies. Owned by C. T. Chenery and ridden by Willie
Shoemaker, Cicada survived a claim of foul lodged by Pete Anderson, who rode
the second-place Tamarona. She covered the mile in 1:35[3/5], the fastest time
in the stakes' 32-year history.
LACROSSE—UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ended Johns Hopkins' last hope of a national
college title by banging its way to a 16-15 victory over its traditional foe.
The game was settled in a wild fourth quarter in which nine penalties were