BOATING—Making a comeback in the big hydros, BILL MUNCEY averaged 99.410 mph in Miss U.S. in the six-boat final heat to win the "World Championship" race on the Detroit River. In elimination heats Bill Sterett was thrown out of Miss Budweiser, the favorite, when she dug a sponson in the rough water. He was not seriously injured.
Crown Prince Harald of Norway opened his defense of the Scandinavian Gold Cup for 5.5-meter yachts with a victory in Fram IV over Sweden's Joergen Sundelin and an international field.
BOXING—JOE FRAZIER, an Olympic gold medalist in 1964, defended his six-state world heavyweight title for the fourth time this year, pummeling Jerry Quarry for seven rounds in Madison Square Garden to win by a TKO (page 26).
Earlier in the evening, GEORGE FOREMAN, the 1968 Olympic heavyweight champion who was making his professional debut, wore down one Donald Waldhelm with a series of clumsy roundhouse blows before knocking him out in the third round of a scheduled six-rounder.
In a welterweight title bout at Mexico City, Texas' battered Curtis Cokes failed to come out for the 11th round and the Cuban-born champion, JOSE ANGEL NAPOLES of Mexico, was the winner by what will be recorded as a 10th-round knockout.
FOOTBALL—With O. J. Simpson and several other college stars absent, humidity high and attendance low (17,000), the Coaches All-America game at Atlanta was won in the last half by the WEST, 14-10, after it had fallen behind 10-0 (page 50). Short touchdown plunges by Oregon State's Bill Enyart and Houston's Paul Gipson earned the victory. Gipson's 74-yard kickoff return early in the third quarter boosted the West's morale and reversed the game's Eastward drift.
GOLF—Charging from five strokes back after the third round, DONNA CAPONI, daughter of a Burbank, Calif. public-links pro, scored a final-round 69 for a winning total of 294 in the USGA Women's Open, in Pensacola, Fla. (page 54).
Charles Coody moved from a tie with Jerry McGee and Orville Moody in the first round of the Cleveland Open into the lead for the final three rounds to win the $22,000 first prize. The big Texan, who had failed to win a tournament since the Dallas Open in 1964, finished with a nine-under-par 271 on the Aurora Country Club course. Bruce Crampton was second, two strokes behind Coody.
Bob Clark, a junior from California State at Los Angeles, shot a final-round 74 to win the NCAA championship with a total of 298 for 72 holes. Five other men shared second place at 301, and for the 11th time in 14 years team honors went to HOUSTON.
HARNESS RACING—In the $35,000 Meadow Skipper Pace at Yonkers Raceway, Levi Harner put KAT BYRD ($4.80) on top after Lavern Hanover broke stride about 60 yards from the finish.