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BOATING—The French schooner Pen Duick III, sailed by Eric Tabarly, became the overall winner of the 605-mile Fastnet Yacht Race—the last in a series of four races for the Admiral's Cup—with a corrected time of 78:39:19. Nonetheless, AUSTRALIA captured the cup with 495 points to defending champion Great Britain's 391.
Defending champion BUD MELGES, a 37-year-old boatbuilder from Lake Geneva, Wis., retained his title at the U.S. Open Flying Dutchman National Championships on Lake Erie without even sailing in the sixth and final race, when he skippered his 19'10" sloop Widgeon to three victories and two fourth-place finishes for a low-point score of 16.
West Germany's WILLY KUHWEIDE skippered his boat, the Darling, to his second consecutive world Finn sailing championship in Hang�, Finland with an accumulative low-point total of 24.7, beating Valentin Mankin of Russia by 9.7 points.
CYCLING—Home-town dark-horse STEVE MAARANEN won the 10-mile title at the National championships in Portland, Ore. (page 20).
FOOTBALL—Coach Bobby Layne's TEXAS high school All-Stars, converting four pass interceptions and a fumble recovery into four touchdowns, defeated Pennsylvania 45-14 in the fourth annual schoolboy classic between the two states, in Hershey, Pa. It was the Texans' third straight victory over the Coalcrackers, who have been outscored 111 to 38 in the series.
GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER shot a four-under-par total of 276 to win the $100,000 American Golf Classic in Akron by three strokes over Doug Sanders. It was Palmer's 50th career victory and boosted his season earnings to $138,190, tops on the PGA tour, and his career earnings to a record $1,003,709.
HARNESS RACING—Arthur Brown's PERFECT FREIGHT ($21.20), with Jimmy Dennis in the sulky, qualified as a U.S. entry for the Roosevelt International Trot this week when he beat Real Speed by a neck in the 1�-mile $50,000 American Trotting Championship at Roosevelt Raceway. The odds-on favorite, Carlisle, driven by Billy Haughton, finished well back in fourth.
Earlier in the day at The Meadows in western Pennsylvania, Billy Haughton guided ROMULUS HANOVER ($3.40, $2.60), who was racing with an inflamed tendon in his left front leg, to victories in two of three heats (including a final half-length win over co-favorite Best of All, last year's 2-year-old champion) to take the $85,510 Adios Stakes.
HORSE RACING—With Willie Shoemaker up, GAMELY ($3.80), William Haggin Perry's Kentucky-bred daughter of Bold Ruler, moved a step closer to the 3-year-old filly championship when she beat the Lazy F Ranch's Treacherous by two lengths in the 1�-mile $60,200 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga.