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BASEBALL—JAPAN, with Masahiro Miyahara, a 104-pound right-hander, pitching a three-hitter, won the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. for the first time in the 21-year history of the tournament, as the West Tokyo team defeated Roseland North of Chicago 4-1 in the final game.
Pitcher Randy Moffitt, the 18-year-old brother of Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King, led LONG BEACH to a 6-2 win over Portland, Ore. in the finals of the Connie Mack League World Series in Farmington, N. Mex., while in Anchorage, Alaska, NEW ORLEANS shut out Levittown, Pa. 6-0 to win the Babe Ruth League World Series.
BOATING—INTREPID was selected to defend the America's Cup against Australian challenger Dame Pattie (page 28).
France almost swept the 5-0-5 Class world championships by taking eight of the first nine places as winning crewmen Bernard Moret and Ren� Morch accumulated 34 points for the five-race series in La Baule, France.
U.S. Merchant Marine Midshipman CHARLIE BARTHROP won the North American Singlehanded Championship on Great South Bay, Long Island with a high total of 160 points.
Sandy Douglass of Oakland, Md., the designer of the Flying Scot Class boat, totaled a low of 10� points to beat his nearest rival, Ralph Manee of New York, by 24� points for his fifth North American Flying Scot Class Championship in nine years, in Montreal.
Trailing Houston's Bob Mosbacher going into the final race, Skipper BUDDY FRIEDRICHS JR., a 27-year-old stockbroker from New Orleans, retained his North American Dragon Class championship when he finished the four-race series in Toronto with three firsts and a sixth.
Britain's brother team of Charles and Jimmy Gardner guided their powerboat SURFURY to a 3:33:30 victory over the 198-mile course from Cowes to Torquay, England in the seventh international offshore race.
CHESS—Defending co-titleholder PAL BENKO of New York (11-1) beat Hoosier Edward Vano in a 35-move final round to win the U.S. Open Championship at the American Hotel in Atlanta. Dr. Anthony Saidy of Los Angeles, who was tied for the lead going into the last round, posted a 10�-1� record for second place.
GOLF—With three consecutive birdies on the last three holes, BOB SMITH, 24, of Sacramento defeated former NCAA Champion Marty Fleckman 3 and 1 for his second Western Amateur Championship in three years, in Kansas City.