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A roundup of the sports information of the week
September 02, 1968
BASEBALL—An unearned run gave WAKAYAMA, JAPAN a 1-0 win over Richmond in the finals of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
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September 02, 1968

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASEBALL—An unearned run gave WAKAYAMA, JAPAN a 1-0 win over Richmond in the finals of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

BOATING—MISS EAGLE ELECTRIC, a hydroplane driven by former Air Force Colonel Warner Gardner, scored 1,000 points in three heats to win the President's Cup, on the Potomac River near Washington.

After a previous leader had capsized, TOM ALLEN came on to win the final race and capture his sixth North American Lightning Class championship on Lake Michigan off Chicago.

CHESS—Denmark's Grand Master BENT LARSEN defeated William Martz in the final round of the 12-round Swiss system to win the U.S. Open Chess Championship in Aspen, Colo.

CYCLING—DAVE BRINK, 20, from Berkeley, Calif. pedaled to a 5:10.4 in the 4,000-meter pursuit race to defeat Dave Chouncer and make the U.S. Olympic cycling team. The four-man final was broken down into pairs, and the lone Olympic competitor chosen on the basis of fastest time.

GOLF—BOB MURPHY sank a 12-foot putt on the third hole of the sudden-death playoff against Labron Harris Jr. to win the $100,000 Philadelphia Golf Classic, at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Chestnut Hill, Pa.

Kathy Whitworth shot successive 69s for a 138 and successfully defended her Ladies' World Series of Golf title (page 38).

HARNESS RACING—As expected, NEVELE PRIDE, with Stanley Dancer in the sulky, won the $116,190 Hambletonian at Du Quoin, Ill. (page 14). Only the time was disappointing, as the superb trotter took the championship in straight heats—1:59[3/5] and 1:59[2/5].

HORSE RACING—Top weighted at 134 pounds, DR. FAGER ran away from the field, finished 10 lengths in front and set a world's record for the mile in winning the $112,700 Washington Park Handicap in 1:32.2.

MODERN PENTATHLON—A second-place finish in the 4,000-meter cross-country run, the final event in the five-day-long modern pentathlon competition, brought Major JIM MOORE's point total to 9,769.33 and earned him his third national championship. Moore, along with Captain Tom Lough and Jim Kerr, who finished second and third, will represent the U.S. in the modern pentathlon at the Olympic Games.

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