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BASKETBALL—NBA: The East and the West shared honors in a two-game series for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial campaign, as the EAST All-Stars won the first game 77-61 at the Singer Bowl in Flushing Meadow on Long Island, and the WEST took the second 108-104 in Philadelphia. Proceeds amounting to more than $150,000 will be divided between the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and New York City's Youth and Physical Fitness Fund.
BOATING—U.S. 5.5-meter Champion GARDNER COX won the first of a seven-race series in the Olympic trials for the class off California's Newport Harbor Yacht Club (page 44).
A low score of 52 points earned veteran skipper EARL ELMS of San Diego the Heinzerling Trophy and an unprecedented third consecutive National Snipe Class Championship off Alamitos Bay, Calif. Runners-up, by 9.8 points, in the best six of seven races were Jim Warfield and Cort Willmott, both of San Francisco.
GOLF—PGA Champion JULIUS BOROS blasted out of a trap, then sank a 12-foot putt for a birdie on the final hole at the $250,000 Westchester Classic in Harrison, N.Y. and defeated three younger rivals by one stroke for the $50,000 first-place prize (page 14). Back in second, at 273, were rookie Bob Murphy, Defending Champion Jack Nicklaus and veteran Dan Sikes.
Kathy Whitworth scored an unofficial record-tying 62 in the final round of the $16,000 Holiday Inn invitational in Normandy, Mo. and took the title for the third straight time, beating first-and second-round leaders Carol Mann and Judy Kimball by six strokes, with a 206.
Joanne Gunderson Carner of Seekonk, Mass. waded her way through the flooded Birmingham ( Mich.) Country Club course to her fifth U.S. Women's Amateur title, defeating Seattle challenger and three-time winner Anne Quast Welts, 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final.
HARNESS RACING—U.S. trotters swept the first three places in the $50,000 Gotham at Yonkers Raceway, when the Billy Haughton entry of CARLISLE ($4.80) and Flamboyant finished one, two in the field of nine, followed by Sir Faffee, a 50-to-1 long shot, in third.
Hambletonian Hopeful Nevele Pride broke stride as well as an 18-race winning streak when he lost the first heat, and then summary prize, of the $16,730 Review Futurity at the Illinois State Fair. SNOW SPEED was the winner.
HORSE RACING—C.V. Whitney's lightly regarded CHOMPION ($31.20) picked up $55,802 for his owner and a first stakes victory for himself when he upset Forward Pass, Calumet Farm's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and American Derby winner, by 1� lengths in the $85,850 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Springs. The win, only Chompion's second in 12 outings this season, generously compensated for his previous failures and upped his 1968 earnings to $87,742.