BICYCLE RACING—Ending the 35-day National Championships in Detroit, AUDREY McELMURY of La Jolla, Calif. was named women's overall champion, JACKIE DISNEY of Monrovia, Calif. the intermediate girls' winner, GARY CAMPBELL of Paramount, Calif. the junior boys and NELSON SALDANA of Kew Gardens, N.Y. the intermediate boys' champs. The three men's events were won by JACKIE SIMES of Fort MacArthur, Calif. (10-mile), TIM MONTFORD of Sherman Oaks, Calif. (1,000-meter), JOHN VAN DEVELDE of Glen Ellyn, Ill. (4,000-meter). A men's overall title was not awarded.
BOATING—PETER RITTMASTER of Miami won the 222.5-mile Hennessy New York Grand Prix for ocean powerboats in American Moppie (page 44).
FOOTBALL—Tough in the first half, tired in the second, the World Champion NEW YORK JETS edged the College All-Stars 26-24 at Chicago's Soldier Field, making full use of the talents of the recently unretired Joe Namath (page 12).
Two more returnees figured in the week's action: unretired Middle Linebacker Sam Huff intercepted a Jack Concannon pass to set up a touchdown as the WASHINGTON Redskins beat the Chicago Bears 13-7 under the coaching of the unretired Vince Lombardi. In interleague games quarterbacks made the difference as the BALTIMORE Colts got back a bit at the AFL, defeating San Diego 26-6, while MINNESOTA whomped Miami 45-10. Johnny Unitas completed seven of eight passes for 86 yards in the first half, while Earl Morrall led the Colts to two touchdowns in the first and last quarters. In Tampa the Dolphins took a 10-point lead in the first quarter, but Joe Kapp inspired the Vikings to 24 in the second, and backup Quarterbacks Gary Cuozzo and Bob Lee were responsible for two more Viking touchdowns. In the AFL, KANSAS CITY gained some revenge over championship rival Oakland—Jan Stenerud kicked three field goals and the Chiefs won 23-17. HOUSTON rolled over Buffalo (still sans O. J. Simpson) 24-7, holding the Bills to 23 yards rushing. Linebacker Marty Schottenheimer intercepted two Don Trull passes, but Jack Kemp could only convert one to a score, on a 14-yard pass to Lloyd Pate. The Oilers, meanwhile, managed a score in every quarter and one interception, by Linebacker George Webster. In the one other game ATLANTA managed a rare high score, 55-0, but it was the Falcon rookies who did it—against the Alabama Hawks of the Continental League. Jeff Stanciel of Mississippi Valley College and Dicky Lyons from Kentucky each scored two touchdowns, and the defense never let the Hawks past the Falcons' 25-yard line.
GOLF—FRANK BEARD wound up with a birdie and a 13-under-par 275 to win the $250,000 Westchester Classic at Harrison, N.Y.—richest tournament of the season—by a stroke over 25-year-old Bert Greene of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dan Sikes bogeyed the final hole to finish two strokes back in third. Beard, who declared, "Having consistency is the most important thing in golf," had rounds of 69, 72, 67 and 67.
Sandra Spuzich of Indianapolis won the $20,000 Buckeye Savings Invitational in Cincinnati with a 213, three strokes ahead of Judy Rankin. It was Sandra's first LPGA victory since the 1966 National Open.
HARNESS RACING—NEVELE PRIDE, driven by Stanley Dancer, rounded off a sweep of the Westbury Futurity with a world record of 2:07[2/5] in the mile-and-[1/16] $88,670 Realization Trot at Roosevelt Raceway—taking the race by five lengths over Master Yankee. The record cut 1[1/5] seconds off the old one, set by Perfect Freight in the 1966 Realization.
HORSE RACING—AL HATTAB ($3.40), topweighted in a field of nine, won the $100,000 Monmouth Invitational Handicap by two lengths over Dot Ed's Bluesky. Belmont winner Arts and Letters, the favorite, was scratched just prior to the 1?-mile race for 3-year-olds.
In two other races with sizeable purses, TAMPA TROUBLE ($52.20), ridden by Earlie Fires, won the $113,000 Benjamin F. Lindheimer Handicap at Chicago's Arlington Park by 2� lengths over even-money favorite Figonero, and OBEAH ($10.20) won the $114,105 Delaware Handicap when another favorite (Amerigo Lady) was scratched. Obeah, ridden by Johnny Rotz, took the 1�-mile race for fillies and mares by 4� lengths over Double Ripple.
At Saratoga, favored VERBATIM ($3.80) took his third stakes race of the season by five lengths over Tropic King in the 42nd $55,300 Whitney.