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BOWLING—LES SCHISSLER of Denver rolled games of 208, 193 and 212 in the finals to take the $15,000 men's championship in the All-Star Tournament in St. Louis by 13 pins over Pete Tountas of Tucson. Defending champion and four-time winner Dick Weber was among those eliminated before the semifinals. The $5,000 women's title was won by GLORIA BOUVIA of Portland, Ore., who beat Shirley Garms of Chicago by 42 pins in the finals.
At the 47-day Women's International Bowling Congress Tournament in Rochester, N.Y., CAROL MILLER of Milwaukee became the Division One all-events champion, while GLORIAN PAETH of Port Huron, Mich. won the singles, and ELAINE LIBURDI and JOAN OLESKE of Union City, N.J. the doubles. The Division One team title went to the ORPHANS of Los Angeles. The Division Two titlists were: PAT BEASLEY of Lansing, Mich. (all-events), LILLIAN ROYER of Woodlyn, Pa. (singles), ANN SCHAUER and JULIA NUNGESSER of College Point, N.Y. (doubles), and ENGLISH'S WINDY HILL of Ithaca, N.Y. (team).
BOXING—Undefeated light heavyweight JACK RODGERS, 28, of Uniontown, Pa. won his 23rd bout when he gained a unanimous decision over Former Middleweight Champion Joey Giardello, 36, in a 10-rounder in Pittsburgh.
Heavyweight BUSTER MATHIS scored his 19th straight victory with a fifth-round TKO over Sonny Moore of Dallas in a scheduled 10-rounder in St. Louis. During the fight Mathis sustained mild fractures and contusions of the left hand, disabling him for about eight weeks.
GOLF—MILLER BARBER, 36, of Shreveport, La. won his second tour tournament in nine years when he shot a birdie on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Gary Player, after finishing with a 72-hole total of 278 in the $66,000 Oklahoma City Open.
HARNESS RACING—Four-year-old ROMEO HANOVER ($2.60) extended his winning streak to 20 and his earnings to $567,263 when George Sholty drove him to a one-and-a-fourth-length victory over runner-up True Duane in the $25,000 Dan Patch Futurity Pace at Yonkers Raceway.
Driven by Billy Haughton, ROMULUS HANOVER ($2.70), the winner of the Messenger Stakes two weeks earlier, led all the way in the one-mile $34,500 Battle of the Brandywine Pace at Wilmington's Brandywine Raceway and beat his stablemate Nardin Byrd, last year's leading money-winning 2-year-old, by one and a quarter lengths.
HORSE RACING—Favored FURL SAIL ($8), Mrs. E.K. Thomas' supplementary entry, won her seventh race (five of them stakes) in nine starts this year when she took the one-mile $68,700 Acorn Stakes—the first leg of New York's Triple Crown for 3-year-old fillies—at Aqueduct by three lengths over Quillo Queen.