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September 18, 1967
ARCHERY—World Champion RAY ROGERS of Muskogee, Okla., shooting in winds up to 35 mph, led the U.S. to the Ambassadors' Cup team trophy at the North American championships in Winnipeg, Man., with world-record rounds at 90, 70, 50 and 30 meters and a world single-round mark.
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September 18, 1967

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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ARCHERY—World Champion RAY ROGERS of Muskogee, Okla., shooting in winds up to 35 mph, led the U.S. to the Ambassadors' Cup team trophy at the North American championships in Winnipeg, Man., with world-record rounds at 90, 70, 50 and 30 meters and a world single-round mark.

BOATING—BUD FRIEDRICHS JR., a 27-year-old stockbroker from New Orleans who gained his third successive North American Dragon Class Championship a week earlier, won the world title over the same six-mile Olympic course on Lake Ontario in Canada, beating Houston's Bob Mosbacher. With four victories, a fourth and a fifth, Seattle's MAURICE RATTRAY took the Dulles Trophy, totaling a low of 18 points for a winning margin of 28 over Graham Hall of Larchmont, N.Y.

The first round-trip run ( New York City to Albany and back) of the Hudson River Marathon was won by STAN STAUFFER and Co-driver ED COUNTS of Ashland, Ohio when they piloted their 16-foot Checkmate outboard at an average speed of 49.1 mph over the 250-mile course.

BOWLING—Southpaw DAVE DAVIS of Phoenix won his second PBA tournament in a row and a record-tying fifth this year when he defeated Mike Limongello of Babylon, N.Y. 208-183 in the finals of the $30,000 Nebraska Centennial Open in Omaha. The victory boosted Davis back into the lead in the season's money race with $40,565.

CYCLING—Britain's GRAHAM WEBB and BERYL BURTON won the men's and women's amateur road-racing titles at the world championships in Heerlen, The Netherlands, while Belgian EDDY MERCKX edged Dutchman Jan Janssen for the professional title.

FOOTBALL—AFL: Boston opened the 1967 American Football League season with two straight losses when DENVER, last in the Western Division in 1966, defeated the Patriots 26-21 as Babe Parilli had six passes intercepted (page 30) and SAN DIEGO, maintaining its record of never losing a home opener, won 28-14. Following their victory over Boston, the Broncos were crushed by OAKLAND 51-0. Len Dawson completed 17 of 19 passes for 189 yards, including a record 15 in a row, to lead defending champion KANSAS CITY to a 25-20 victory over Houston. New York, leading 17-0 at the start of the fourth quarter after two TD passes by Joe Namath, lost to BUFFALO 20-17 when, cheered by a record home crowd of 45,748, Jack Kemp tossed two touchdown passes and Mike Mercer kicked 51- and 43-yard field goals.

GOLF—U.S. Open Champion JACK NICKLAUS shot a 36-hole total of 144 to take the $50,000 first prize in the World Series of Golf in Akron by one stroke over Masters titlist Gay Brewer.

Two-time U.S. Open Champion BILLY CASPER won the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in the $200,000 Carling World Tournament in Toronto, Ont., beating fellow Californian Al Geiberger. The victory was worth $35,000 to Casper.

Texan KATHY WHITWORTH, the LPGA tour's leading money winner, gained her seventh victory this year when she defeated Carol Mann on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in the $32,000 Ladies' World Series of Golf in Springfield, Ohio.

HANDBALL—CARL OBERT of New York City defeated Steve August 21-19, 21-14 to gain the singles title at the National Three-Wall championship in Detroit. Obert then teamed with his brother Rudy for the doubles title.

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