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August 04, 1969
BASEBALL—Willie McCovey of the Giants and Johnny Bench of the Reds slugged the NATIONAL LEAGUE to a 9-3 win over the American League in the All-Star Game in Washington. Frank Howard and Bill Freehan hit homers for the losers (page 12).
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August 04, 1969

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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MOTOR SPORTS—DAVID PEARSON, 34, became the first NASCAR driver to win more than $100,000 in two consecutive seasons when he gained his ninth Grand National circuit victory, the Volunteer 500, at Bristol, Tenn. in a Ford. In the 30th lap of the 250-mile race he narrowly missed joining a five-car pile-up, which eliminated much of his competition: Bobby Allison, Buddy Baker, Richard Petty (who took over as relief driver for Pearson) and Cale Yarborough. Bobby Isaac, driving a Dodge, was second, three laps back, and Donnie Allison third.

The killing pace and 88� temperature of Belgium's 24-hour Francorchamps forced half the 60 entries out of the race as Porsche 911s captured the four top spots. In the winner's car were drivers GUY CHASSEUIL and CLAUDE BALLOTLENA of France.

SOCCER—Ron Newman of the Dallas TORNADOS rammed in two goals against the Atlanta Chiefs during the first half of a North American League game in Atlanta, leading his team to a 2-1 victory.

TENNIS—ZELJKO FRANULOVIC of Yugoslavia, top-seeded foreign player, upset Arthur Ashe of the U.S. to take the men's singles title at the National Clay Courts Championship 8-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Woodstock Club in Indianapolis. BILL BOWERY of Australia and CLARK GRAEBNER of New York beat Aussies Allan Stone and Dick Crealy 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. In the women's division GAIL CHANFREAU of Australia defeated Linda Tuero of Metairie, La. 6-2, 6-2 for the singles, then teamed with LESLEY TURNER BOWERY against Miss Tuero and Emily Burrer of San Antonio for the doubles title, 6-0, 10-8.

TRACK & FIELD—Americans monopolized the international track meet at Malmoe, Sweden, as John Carlos won the 100-meter dash in 10.3 seconds and the 200 in 21 flat; Bill Toomey took the 400 meters in 47.2; Carl Wood of the University of Richmond ran the 400-meter hurdles in 56.6, and Gary Powers of Los Angeles took the 110 hurdles in 13.9. John Pennel leaped 17'[7/10]" to victory in the pole vault, and the U.S. team won the 400-meter relay in 41.4.

Karin Balzer, 31, of East Germany, ran the women's 100-meter hurdles in 13 seconds flat, breaking the previous world record by .3 second.

MILEPOSTS—MARRIED: In Las Vegas, ART MODELL, owner of the NFL Cleveland Browns, to Actress Patricia Breslin, at the home of a friend.

INDUCTED: Into the National Baseball Hall of Fame: STAN MUSIAL, first baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals; ROY CAMPANELLA, catcher for the old Brooklyn Dodgers; and pitchers WAITE HOYT and STAN COVELESKI.

RETURNED: The ABA PIPERS to Pittsburgh, their original home, from Minnesota, where they moved last year in search of a larger audience and greener financial pastures. During the 1967-68 season at Pittsburgh the Pipers played before an average crowd of only 3,208 on their way to the league championship and lost $334,532. But out West they doubled their losses, and Owner Gabe Rubin, who signed a three-year lease with Pittsburgh's Civic Arena, announced that this time the move is permanent.

RESENTENCED: CASSIUS CLAY by Federal Judge Joe Ingraham to the original five-year prison term and $10,000 fine he received June 20, 1967 for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces, after unsuccessfully appealing his conviction on the grounds that illegally obtained wiretapped conversations given as evidence at his trial led to the judgment. Clay plans to carry the appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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