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BOATING—Mustachioed ROBERT (Ted) TURNER III of Atlanta skippered his 12-meter yacht American Eagle to first place overall and in Class A in the 473-mile Annapolis-to-Newport ocean race. Huey Long's big ketch Ondine, which finished second 20 minutes later, had swapped the lead with the Luders-built winner for much of the race.
BOXING—Light-heavyweight Champion BOB FOSTER, of Washington, D.C., opened a gash above challenger Levan Roundtree's eye with a right hand in the fourth round of a scheduled 10-round non-title bout in Atlanta, defeating the New Yorker by a TKO.
COLLEGE BASEBALL—Larry Gura, a confident senior lefthander from Joliet, Ill., held Tulsa to six hits in a 10-1 victory to lead ARIZONA STATE to its third NCAA baseball championship in five years, in Omaha (page 48). The Sun Devils had scored a record number of victories for a college season (56) while losing only 11 games
GOLF—Denver's DALE DOUGLASS, 33, ahead after the third round with 207, shot a five-under-par 67 on the last 18 to win the $150,000 Kemper Open at Charlotte, N.C. Douglass pulled away from Charles Coody on the sixth hole with a birdie, then birdied the 10th, 14th, 15th and 18th to defeat Coody by four strokes.
HARNESS RACING—OVERCALL ($2.60), owned by Mrs. Helen Buck and driven by Del Insko, won the $50,000 National Championship Pace at Yonkers Raceway in two minutes flat to complete a sweep of the $159,500 International Pacing series.
Bill Popfinger, driving Buttonwood Tree Farm's 5-year-old LADY B. FAST ($23.80) in the $25,000 Volomite Trot at Yonkers, kept heavily favored Nevele Pride parked out for nearly half a mile "to take a bit of the sting out of him," then eased back behind him, but caught up again in the closing brush to win by a nose over Fresh Yankee in 2:00[4/5], who in turn beat Nevele Pride by 2� lengths. For Nevele Pride, the Harness Horse of the Year for 1967 and 1968 and third highest American money-winner in harness history, it was only his seventh defeat in 56 starts.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Whitney Stone's SHUVEE ($2.60) became the second filly to win the distaff Triple Crown, outracing Hail to Patsy by three lengths in the $119,625 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park. Jockey Jesse Davidson was aboard, as he had been on the two previous legs, the Acorn and the Mother Goose. The other Triple Crown filly was Dark Mirage just last year.
In the stretch of the 1�-mile, $100,000 Hollywood Park Turf Handicap William Hawn's Poleax chopped FORT MARCY's lead and drew even, but Paul Mellon's turf-loving gelding, ridden by Manuel Ycaza, persisted to win by 1� lengths and pay $4.40.
The expert hands of Braulio Baeza guided the Cain Hoy Stables' ACK ACK ($5.20) to a 4�-length victory over King of the Castle in the $111,800 Arlington Classic mile at Arlington Park, with Fast Hilarious third and Dike fourth.