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Marietta College swept the Dad Vail regatta on the Schuylkill near Philadelphia by winning the varsity, junior-varsity and freshman races. It was the Marietta varsity's ninth win this year, ending its first undefeated season since the college began competing in rowing in the 1930s.
TENNIS—The U.S. won the Federation Cup—the recently minted women's version of the Davis Cup—by defeating West Germany in the singles finals in Turin, Italy as JULIE HELDMAN of New York beat Helga Niessen 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, and Mrs. BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT KING of Long Beach, Calif., the top-ranking U.S. player, defeated Edda Buding 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. In the doubles Mrs. King and Carole Graebner of Beachwood, Ohio beat Miss Buding and Helga Schultze 6-4, 6-2.
Australia's TONY ROCHE, who just turned 21, won his first major singles title when he defeated Nicola Pietrangeli of Italy in straight sets 11-9, 6-1, 6-2 in the final for the Italian championships in Rome. On his way to the title, Roche beat his countryman Fred Stolle in the quarter-finals and Marty Mulligan, an Australian who is now living in Rome, in the semifinals.
TRACK & FIELD—"I had an idea I could run this fast for two miles," said 19-year-old JIM RYUN of Kansas after he set a new American mark (8:25.2) at the Los Angeles Coliseum Relays, finishing less than a yard ahead of second-place Jim Grelle of Portland, Ore., as Kenya's Kipchoge Keino came in third (page 48). USC, anchored by Dennis Carr's 1:47.8 half mile, cut a second off the world record in the two-mile relay with a 7:17.4. The Southern California Striders' BOB SEAGREN, holder of the world indoor pole-vault mark, won at 17 feet� inch and, the following night at the West Coast Relays in Fresno, cleared 17 feet 5� inches to break the world outdoor record (set by Fred Hansen of Rice in 1964) by 1� inches. In Seattle, Washington State's GERRY LINDGREN ran the three-mile in 12:53—the fastest time ever recorded by an American and just [6/10] second over the world mark recorded last year by Australia's Ron Clarke.
At the Big Eight meet in Columbia, Mo., Oklahoma State's JOHN PERRY ran a 1:47.7 half mile, the fastest in the world this year, and NEBRASKA, led by CHARLIE GREENE, who broke a 36-year-old meet record with a 9.3 in the 100-yard dash and tied the conference 220 record with a 20.8, took its first outdoor title since 1950.
VOLLEYBALL—GENE SELZNICK, a 36-year-old Los Angeles parking-lot operator, led the SAND & SEA CLUB of Santa Monica, Calif. to the senior-division title, then coached the club's Green team to a win in the open over the Honolulu Outriggers at the U.S. Volleyball Association National Championships in Grand Rapids (page 72). The LOS ANGELES RENEGADES, also coached by Selznick, took the women's title from the Long Beach Shamrocks and SANTA MONICA CITY COLLEGE defeated defending champions UCLA for the collegiate championship.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: HARRY SINDEN, 33, a member of Canada's 1960 Olympic hockey team who directed the Central Hockey League's Oklahoma Blazers to the playoff championship a week earlier, as coach of the NHL's Boston Bruins, fifth-place finishers this year. Sinden replaces MILT SCHMIDT, 48, a member of the Bruin organization for 29 years and coach for 11 of the past 12 seasons, who will take a full-time job in the front office. "I'd like to have a team that skates like the Montreal Canadiens, checks like the Detroit Red Wings and is mean like Toronto," said Sinden.
APPOINTED: To the newly created position of director of public relations for Madison Square Garden Corp., BOB WOLFF, 45, who has been a telecaster of Garden events for the past 12 years.