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August 19, 1968
BOATING—Offshore Powerboat Champion DON ARONOW of Miami piloted his 27-foot Maltese Magnum to the 180-mile Hennessy Cup. He completed the distance in 3:16:02 off Long Beach, Calif.
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August 19, 1968

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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PLEDGED: To add a Negro coach to his staff during the upcoming year, Iowa State University Football Coach JOHNNY MAJORS, in hopes of meeting a demand of the school's Black Students Organization.

SIGNED: A record three-year contract with the Boston Bruins estimated at $400,000 by Defenseman BOBBY ORR, 20, who just completed two years with the NHL, in which he won Rookie of the Year honors in 1966-67 and was named to the All-Star team last year.

SOLD: For an estimated $2 million by Barry Van Gerbig and Associates, control of the NHL's OAKLAND SEALS, to Potter Palmer, John O'Neil and George Gillett, the owners of the Harlem Globetrotters, who hold interest in baseball's Atlanta Braves, football's Miami Dolphins and soccer's Atlanta Chiefs. The new corporation will be named Puck, Inc.

SPENT: A record total of $6,465,800 for 264 head at the Saratoga Yearling Sales (Page 48).

DISMISSED: By the New York Jets, 330-pound Offensive Right Tackle SHERMAN PLUNKETT, 34, after failing to reduce to Coach Weeb Ewbank's weight standards. Plunkett, a 10-year pro-football veteran, had asked to be placed on waivers in hopes that another team would pick him up.

DIED: LARRY (MOON) MULLINS, 60, starting fullback for three years under Knute Rockne, including the 1930 Notre Dame championship team—the last and greatest that Rockne ever coached; of cancer, in Chicago. It was Mullins who urged that colleges follow the one-platoon system, since "football is a game of ideas."

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