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September 11, 1967
BOATING—Denmark's defending champion PAUL ELVSTROM skippered Scandale to the World Star Class championship in Skovshoved, Denmark, beating three-time titlist Lowell North of San Diego.
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September 11, 1967

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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With Heliodoro Gustines up, SWEET FOLLY ($34.40), Greentree Stable's homebred, scored her first stakes victory with a two-and-a-half-length win over Treacherous in the one-and-an-eighth-mile $59,100 Gazelle Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct, as Gamely, the heavy favorite, came in fourth behind Swiss Cheese.

POLO—ST. LOUIS, with the lowest handicap of any team in the meet, defeated Milwaukee 9-8 in sudden-death overtime to gain the U.S. National 16-Goal championship in Oak Brook, Ill.

TENNIS—Top-seeded JOHN NEWCOMBE and TONY ROCHE defeated Owen Davidson and William Bowrey 6-8, 9-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the all-Australian men's finals of the U.S. National Doubles championship at the Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Mass., while the women's title went to Californians BILLIE JEAN KING and ROSEMARY CASALS, the 1967 Wimbledon champions, who beat Mary Ann Eisel of St. Louis and Donna Floyd Fales of New York 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the finals. GARDNAR MULLOY of Miami and BILL TALBERT of New York won their fifth senior men's championship 6-4, 8-6 over defending titlists Bob Freedman of New York and Robert Sherman of Temple City, Calif.

Rod Laver defeated fellow Aussie Ken Rosewall 6-2, 6-2, 12-10 to win the first professional tournament played at Wimbledon, England.

WATER SKIING—MIKE SUYDERHOUD of San Anselmo, Calif. beat Mexico's Tito Antanuano 2,734-2,654 for the men's overall title at the 27-nation World championships in Sherbrooke, Que., while the women's event was taken by Britain's JEANNETTE STEWART-WOOD 2,766-2,728 over Linda Leavengood of Coral Gables, Fla. Defending champion Liz Allan of Winter Park, Fla. finished third with 2,428 points.

WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES—After a week of competition in Tokyo, results were very much as expected with the U.S. athletes accumulating 28 gold medals to Japan's 14. American swimmers took all but two aquatic events and set eight world records as Indiana junior CHARLIE HICKCOX, winner of four gold medals, led the assault by setting 100-and 200-meter backstroke marks (59.1, 2:09.4) and swimming a leg on the record-breaking (3:57.2) 400-meter medley relay team of Ken Merten, Ken Walsh and Doug Russell. RUSSELL, a University of Texas student, earlier lowered the 100-meter butterfly mark to 56.3. UCLA junior MIKE BURTON took the 1,500-meter freestyle, clocking a record 8:45 for 800 meters; Stanford freshman JOHN FERRIS swam the 200-meter butterfly in a record 2:06; and GREG CHARLTON of Arcadia, Calif. broke Mark Spitz's eight-week-old record with a 4:08.2 in the 400-meter freestyle, then joined Ken Walsh, Don Havens and Zac Zorn to smash the 400-meter freestyle relay mark with a 3:32.6.

MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: FIL LEANDERSON, 36, University of Washington's head crew coach for the past nine years, to take an administrative post at the school.

RETIRED: Due to arm injuries suffered during the past several years. VERNON LAW, 37, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1950. With a lifetime record of 162-147, Law's biggest year was in 1960 when he led the Pirates to a seven-game World Series victory over the New York Yankees and won the Cy Young Award as baseball's best pitcher (20-9).

DIED: BRUCE SMITH, 47, captain and All-America halfback of the University of Minnesota's 1940 and 1941 national football championship teams; of cancer, in Alexandria, Minn. Smith, the only man in the school's history to win the Heisman Trophy, led the Gopher team to its last unbeaten, untied season (1941).

DIED: JESSE COLEMAN, 47, chief starter for the country's major sports-car races, including Sebring, for the past 14 years; of a heart attack in Winston-Salem, S.C.

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