OLYMPICS—The following athletes were named to various U.S. Olympic teams. CANOEING: Canadian singles—Andrew Weigand; Canadian pairs—Toby Cooper, Andrew Weigand; William Gates, Mal Hickox; kayak singles—Mervil Larson; kayak pairs—Peter Weigand, John Glair; kayak fours—John Pickett, L.E. Cutler, Bill Jewell, Paul Beachen, Ernst Heinke; women's kayak singles—Marcia Jones Smoke; women's kayak pairs—Sperry Rademaker, Marcia Smoke; Virginia Moore, Francine Fox. ROWING: double sculls—William Maher, John Nunn; pair oars with coxswain—Richard Edmunds, William Hobbs (cox—Stew McDonald); pair oars without coxswain—Anthony Johnson, Lawrence Hough; fours with coxswain—Gardner Cadwalader, Anthony Martin, William Purdy, Luther Jones (cox—John Hartigan); fours without coxswain—Lawrence Terry, Charles Hamlin, Gary Wright, Peter Raymond. FENCING: saber-Thomas Balla, Robert Blum, Jack Keane, Alfonso Morales, Alex Urban; foil—Jeff Checkes, Uriah Jones, Lawrence Anastasi, Albert Axelrod, Herbert Cohen; �p�e—Paul Pesthy, David Micahnik, Stephen Netburn, Robert Beck, Lieut. Daniel Cantillon; women's foil—Mrs. Maxine Mitchell, Harriet King, Mrs. Janice Lee Romary, Mrs. Veronica Smith, Sally Pechinsky. SAILING: 5.5-meter—Gardner Cox, skipper, Stephen Colgate, Dr. Stuart Walker; Star—Lowell North, skipper, Peter Barrett; Finn—Carl Van Duyne. SWIMMING: 100-meter freestyle—Zac Zorn, Ken Walsh, Mark Spitz; 200-meter freestyle—Don Schollander, John Nelson, Stephen Rerych; 400-meter freestyle—Mike Burton, Brent Berk, John Nelson; 1,500-meter freestyle—Mike Burton, John Kinsella, John Nelson; 100-meter breaststroke—Don McKenzie, Ken Merten, Dave Perkowski; 200-meter breaststroke—Brian Job, Ken Merten, Phillip Long; 100-meter backstroke—Charlie Hickcox, Ron Mills, Lawrence Barbiere; 200-meter backstroke—Jack Horsley, Mitch Ivey, Gary Hall; 100-meter butterfly—Mark Spitz, Doug Russell, Ross Wales; 200-meter butterfly—Mark Spitz, John Ferris, Carl Robie; 200-meter individual medley—Charlie Hickcox, John Ferris, Greg Buckingham; 400-meter individual medley—Charlie Hickcox, Greg Buckingham, Gary Hall; alternates—Chet Jastremski, David Johnson, William Johnson, Ray Rivero, Andy Strenk, Peter Williams; springboard diving—Jim Henry, Keith Russell, Ernie Wrightson; platform diving—Keith Russell, Win Young, Rick Gilbert; alternate—Chuck Knorr. WATER POLO: Dave Ashleigh, Bruce Bradley, Russ Webb, Torrey Webb, Dean Willeford, Keith Asch, Steve Barnett, Bill Birch, Jim Ferguson, Gary Scheerer, George Stransky, Barry Weitzenberg, Greg Hind, John Parker, Stan Cole, Ron Crawford, Tony Van Dorp. WEIGHT-LIFTING: heavyweight—Joe Dube, George Pickett; 198 pounds—Phil Grippaldi, Bob Bartholomew; 181 pounds—Joe Puelo; 165 pounds—Fred Lowe, Russell Knipp. No lifter met the Olympic standard in the three other weight classes.
TENNIS—GARDNAR MULLOY, 55, went to match point seven times before he defeated Torsten Johansson of Sweden 6-4, 6-4 to win the U.S. Seniors Grass Court Tennis Championship at Philadelphia. It was the seventh U.S. Seniors title for Mulloy, who is now tied with J. Gilbert Hall, champion from 1944 through 1950.
Arthur Ashe completed a sweep of the U.S. amateur and open championships by defeating Tom Okker of The Netherlands 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the finals of the U.S. Open Tennis championship at Forest Hills (page 26). VIRGINIA WADE, a 23-year-old archdeacon's daughter from Great Britain, never once lost her service as she upset Billie Jean King, the Wimbledon champion and generally regarded as the world's best woman player, 6-4, 6-2 in the women's finals.
TRACK & FIELD—With a chance to set a world record as he won the U.S. Olympic decathlon trials at South Lake Tahoe, Calif., BILL TOOMEY, wearied by the altitude and the arduous two-day competition, ran the 1,500 meters in 4:47.2—commendable but 15 seconds slower than the time he needed—to fall 97 points short of the 8,319-point record held by Kurt Bendlin of West Germany. "I wasn't in very good condition," Toomey said later, "but all I wanted to do was make the team and I did it." Rick Sloan, 7,800 points, was second, and Army Doctor Tom Waddell third, with 7,706 points. Russ Hodge, the U.S. record holder (at 8,230, eight points better than Toomey's 8,222) picked up only one point in the 1,500 (his time was 7:08.2) and finished eighth.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: To manage the newly named Montreal Expos, National League expansion team, GENE MAUCH, who was fired by the Philadelphia Phillies in June.
HIRED: To manage the Kansas City Royals, American League expansion team, JOE GORDON, former manager of Cleveland, Detroit and the Kansas City Athletics.