BASEBALL—The deadline for trading came and went—and so did a total of 17 players. Pitchers MILT PAPPAS, 29, and TED DAVIDSON, 28, and In-fielder BOB JOHNSON, 32, were shipped by Cincinnati to Atlanta for Pitchers TONY CLONINGER, 27, and CLAY CARROLL, 27, plus In-fielder WOODY WOODWARD, 25. Pappas broke in with the Orioles in 1957 and went to the Reds after the 1965 season in the controversial trade that brought Frank Robinson and the pennant to Baltimore. In all, Pappas has a career record of 140-103 but had slipped to 2-5 and a 5.57 ERA this year. Cloninger came to the Braves in 1961, won 24 games in 1965 and has a career mark of 86-62. He has, however, been ineffective since suffering an eye malady last season and this year had lost three of four decisions and had a 4.26 ERA. In a pair of deals involving outfielders, the Indians sent LEON WAGNER, 34, to the White Sox for RUSS SNYDER, 33, and also sent VIC DAVALILLO, 27, to the Angels for JIMMIE HALL, 30. A Baltimore-Washington trade wound up with the Orioles getting Outfielder FRED VALENTINE, 33, in exchange for Pitcher BRUCE HOWARD, 25. St. Louis gave up Outfielder DICK SIMPSON, 24, and Pitcher HAL GILSON, 26, to get Outfielder RON DAVIS, 26, from Houston. The Yankees sold two pitchers—JOHN WYATT, 33, to the Tigers and JIM BOUTON, 29, to Seattle.
A two-out, two-run pinch triple in the bottom of the ninth by Pat Kuehner gave USC a 4-3 win at the NCAA tournament in Omaha.
BOXING—Middleweight EMILE GRIFFITH earned a 12-round split decision over Andy Heilman in Oakland, Calif.
GOLF—LEE TREVINO of El Paso shot a five-under-par 275 for 72 holes to take the U.S. Open by four strokes in Rochester, N.Y. (page 16).
U.S. women took the final three matches to close out a 10�-7� Curtis Cup triumph over Great Britain at Newcastle, Northern Ireland (page 56).
HOCKEY—NHL: Trading was brisk at the league's annual meetings in Montreal, where the Canadiens were involved in five transactions, from which they emerged with just one player, plus money, incidentals and five draft picks and two players to be named later. The one man the Canadiens got immediately was Defenseman AL MacNEIL, 32, who was obtained from Pittsburgh for Forward WALLY BOYER, 30. In another deal the Canadiens sent Rightwingers CLAUDE LAROSE, 26, and DANNY GRANT, 22, to Minnesota for two amateur draft picks, two players to be named at training camp, cash and "other valuable considerations." New York traded Defenseman WAYNE HILLMAN, 29, and two minor leaguers to Minnesota for Leftwinger DAVE BALON, 29, who had 15 goals and 32 assists last season. The Rangers also made a deal with St. Louis, giving up Leftwinger CAMILLE HENRY, 35, Defenseman BILL PLAGER, 22, and amateur Goalie BOB IRONS. In return, the Rangers got two players from the Blues' Kansas City farm team in the Central League—Goalie DON CALEY, 22, and Rightwinger WAYNE RIVERS, 26. After a dizzying round of trades, the Penguins wound up with Rightwinger LOU ANGOTTI, 30, and the Blues got Leftwinger AB McDONALD, 32.
HORSE RACING—HIGH HAT ($3.60) finished a nose in front of Irish Rebellion in Belmont's $56,100 Bowling Green Handicap.
ROWING—The IRA title was taken by Pennsylvania, a 1�-length winner over Washington (page 26).
Harvard closed out its fifth straight unbeaten collegiate season with its 34th consecutive victory, a 12-length effort against Yale.
SOCCER—NASL: Three teams forged far ahead in their divisions, with ATLANTA building the biggest lead, a 20-point bulge over New York in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division. The Chiefs came up with their fourth straight shutout, ending a six-game winning streak for third-place BALTIMORE, which then lost to Chicago 2-0. Fourth-place WASHINGTON stopped NEW YORK 1-0 and BOSTON dropped its only game. In the Lakes Division, CHICAGO won twice and took the lead from idle CLEVELAND by a dozen points. TORONTO also won twice to pull within six points of Cleveland, but DETROIT lost its only contest. SAN DIEGO split two games and led the Pacific Division of the Western Conference by 18 points over OAKLAND, which had a win and a tie. That tie was against last-place VANCOUVER which scored in the final 30 seconds on a goal by Cheung Chi Wai. LOS ANGELES defeated Houston 2-0.