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LACROSSE—An underdog NORTH team, composed mostly of players from small colleges, upset the South 7-5 in the 26th annual All-Star game at the University of Massachusetts. Goalie Don Robertson of Adelphi, voted the most valuable player in the game, made 19 saves, and Rick Felser of Cortland State, the nation's leading scorer, contributed three second-half goals plus an assist.
MOTOR SPORTS—DAN GURNEY and A. J. FOYT gave Ford its second straight victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race (page 14).
SOCCER—USA: In the second full week of play for the United Soccer Association CLEVELAND defeated San Francisco 4-1. Earlier Cleveland had played a scoreless tie with LOS ANGELES, which also won a game, 2-1 over TORONTO. WASINGTON beat New York 3-0 and tied Detroit 2-2, while NEW YORK dropped two and DETROIT won one, tied one. After losing to Vancouver 4-1 earlier in the week Dallas was defeated by HOUSTON 2-0 before a Houston crowd of 20,375—the largest of the week. SAN FRANCISCO split two, VANCOUVER won two.
NPSL: BALTIMORE (67 points) won two straight—2-1 over Atlanta and 3-2 over Toronto—and gained 17 points to leap from fourth place into the Eastern Division lead. ATLANTA (62), with one loss, slipped from the lead into second, while PITTSBURGH (61) dropped to third after losing two games. PHILADELPHIA (56) played a scoreless tie with St. Louis, and NEW YORK (34), in the cellar, had no games scheduled. In the Western Division, California changed its name to OAKLAND (77) and took over the lead as the Clippers beat Pittsburgh 3-1 and Chicago 2-1. ST. LOUIS (67), the leader most of the season, tied a game and dropped to second, 10 points behind. LOS ANGELES (63) beat Pittsburgh 3-0, while CHICAGO (49) dropped two games and fell into a share of last place with TORONTO (49), which won its third consecutive game, 4-1 over Chicago, before losing to Baltimore.
TENNIS—Ken Rosewall, trying for his third pro-circuit victory in a row, lost to Rod Laver 6-4, 6-4 in the all-Australian singles final of Madison Square Garden's $25,000 Invitation Tournament (page 56).
The U.S. gained its second consecutive women's world team championship—the Federation Cup—when BILLIE JEAN KING of Long Beach, Calif. defeated Ann Jones 6-3, 6-4 and ROSEMARY CASALS of San Francisco beat Virginia Wade 9-7, 8-6 in the finals between the U.S. and Great Britain in Berlin.
TRACK & FIELD—Defending Champion BILL TOOMEY of the Southern California Striders totaled 7,880 points to win the AAU decathlon championship in Los Angeles (page 24).
Two world records were set at the San Diego invitation meet as the USC sprint relay team ( Earl McCullouch, Fred Kuller, O. J. Simpson, Lennox Miller) broke the 440-yard relay mark by .6 second with a time of 39 seconds flat, and Southern Cal's BOB SEAGREN regained the record in the pole vault with a 17-foot 7-inch leap—� inch higher than John Pennel's 1966 mark. In the mile run, MARTIN LIQUORI, a 17-year-old high school student from Caldwell, N.J., ran a 4:00.1 to defeat Tim Danielson of Brigham Young and Villanova's Dave Patrick, who was sick with the flu and finished third. Australia's RON CLARKE also had the flu, but he tied the world's third-fastest time in the two-mile run with an 8:25.2 clocking.
Jim Ryun of Kansas scored his second double in two years at the USTFF championships in Albuquerque, with easy victories in both the 880-yard (1:47.2) and mile (4:09.3) runs. In spite of Ryun's efforts, the Jayhawks, with 69 points, placed second in the team standings to New Mexico's 85.
With the temperature 92�, Minnesota's RON DAWS of the Twin Cities Track Club won the 26-mile 385-yard National AAU Marathon in Holyoke, Mass. in 2:40:07.4, beating runner-up Jim McDonagh of the Millrose AA by three and a half minutes.