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July 08, 1968
BASEBALL—In a brief flurry of buying and selling, the Chicago Cubs sent Outfielder LOU JOHNSON, 34, to the Cleveland Indians for Utilityman WILLIE SMITH, 29, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, who bought Pitcher BILL HENRY, 40, from the San Francisco Giants, sold Pitcher JUAN PIZARRO, 31, to the Boston Red Sox.
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July 08, 1968

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASEBALL—In a brief flurry of buying and selling, the Chicago Cubs sent Outfielder LOU JOHNSON, 34, to the Cleveland Indians for Utilityman WILLIE SMITH, 29, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, who bought Pitcher BILL HENRY, 40, from the San Francisco Giants, sold Pitcher JUAN PIZARRO, 31, to the Boston Red Sox.

BOATING—TED HOOD brought Robin home first in the Newport-to- Bermuda race, helping the U.S. regain the Onion Patch Trophy for international racing (page 14).

A 25-year-old British geography teacher, GEOFFREY WILLIAMS, piloted his 57-foot ketch—Sir Thomas Lipton—to victory in the singlehanded transatlantic race from Plymouth, England to Newport, R.I. His time of 25 days 20 hours and 33 minutes beat the record by 29 hours and 23 minutes.

BOWLING—A single-season money-winning record was set by JIM STEFANICH of Joliet, Ill. when he took the PBA Fresno ( Calif.) Open and boosted his earnings to $57,700. The old mark was set in 1966 by Wayne Zahn when he pocketed $54,720.

BOXING—Mexico's Manuel Ramos, battered to the canvas for the first time in 29 pro fights, waved his arms in surrender and JOE FRAZIER of Philadelphia was awarded a second-round knockout as he successfully defended his share of the world heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden.

Teo Cruz became the first Dominican ever to win a world boxing title when he earned a split decision over Defending Lightweight Champion Carlos Ortiz in their fight in Santo Domingo.

EQUESTRIAN—ITALY, led by MAJOR PIERO D'INZEO's triumph aboard Fidux in the Grand Prix of Europe, took the Prize of Nations at the Aachen ( West Germany) International horse show.

FENCING—National �p�e titles were taken by JANICE ROMARY of Beverly Hills, Calif., who won her 10th women's title, and by PAUL PESTHY of San Antonio, Texas, winner of the men's competition for the third straight year. JACK KEANE of the New York AC was first in the saber matches, which were held in Miami.

FOOTBALL—Two touchdowns in the final five minutes helped the WEST to break a 20-20 deadlock and gain a 34-20 win over the East at the Coaches All-America game in Atlanta (page 50).

HARNESS RACING—No betting was allowed on NEVELE PRIDE, who won his 12th straight race, the $166,746 Dexter Cup Trot at Westbury, in a stakes-record time of 2:02.4 for the mile. He was a four-length winner over Snow Speed ($20).

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