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BOXING—Light Heavyweight Champion DICK TIGER of Nigeria retained his world crown at Madison Square Garden when he gained a split decision over favored Jos� Torres. The fight was followed by a 20-minute barrage of bottles from the balcony—the third riot in 21 months at fights held in the Garden.
GAELIC FOOTBALL—The NEW YORK ALL-STARS defeated their opponents from County Galway, Ireland 14-9, 15-10 to clinch the National League championship—the two-game World Series of Gaelic football—in New York City.
Dave Stockton of San Bernardino, Calif. shot a final-round 73 for a 72-hole total of 278 to win the $115,000 Colonial National Invitation Tournament in Fort Worth by two strokes over Charles Coody of Fort Worth. Remarkable Ben Hogan, 54, finished third, one stroke farther back.
HARNESS RACING—ROMEO HANOVER ($2.20), aiming to succeed Bret Hanover as Harness Horse of the Year, gained his 19th straight win and his 32nd in 36 starts when George Sholty drove him to a length victory over Silent Byrd in the 1[1/16]-mile $91,664 Realization Pace at Roosevelt Raceway.
HORSE RACING—With Willie Shoemaker up, DAMASCUS ($5.60), Mrs. Edith W. Bancroft's Kentucky Derby third-place finisher, raced to a 2�-length victory over In Reality in the 1[3/16]-mile $194,000 Preakness at Pimlico—the second leg in the Triple Crown for the 3-year-olds (page 26).
Argentina's unbeaten champion FORLI ($2.80), with Willie Shoemaker aboard, made his North American debut a success as he raced to an easy three-length victory over Arksroni in the $20,000 Coronado Stakes at Hollywood Park (page 70). His time of 1:41[1/5] for the 1[1/16]-mile turf course broke the track record by [1/5] second.
MOTOR SPORTS—MARK DONOHUE of Stony Brook, N.Y. drove his Lola Chevrolet to an easy four-lap victory over Masten Gregory for the Vanderbilt Cup—the 200-mile U.S. road-racing championship—in Bridgehampton, N.Y.