HARNESS RACING—In the $30,000 Kingmaker Pace at Liberty Bell Park in Philadelphia, 1968 Jug winner Rum Customer and 1969 Jug winner Laverne Hanover finished second and third, respectively, to OVERCALL ($2.60), driven by Del Insko and clocked at 1:58[4/5].
HOCKEY—NHL: Considering that the Canadiens ended up just where they were the week before—tied with the Rangers for second in the Eastern Division—they really knocked themselves out. They scored a total of 17 goals in their two wins, 8-3 over the Rangers and 9-2 over Boston. St. Louis and Oakland jockeyed for first in the West, with the Blues ending the week on top by two points. Against Philadelphia, Blues Goalie Jacques Plante recorded the 69th shutout of his 15-year career. Flyer Goalie Bernie Parent, however, had a shutout, too. The teams tied 0-0. Six days later Plante met Parent again. Jacques Plante got his 70th shutout, while Parent, having given up four goals by the Start of the third period, was replaced by Doug Favell, who gave up four more. Toronto Goalie Bruce Gamble also got a workout, in a 3-2 losing cause against the Rangers. He made 34 saves, 25 of them in the first period.
NHL—East: Boston (0-2-0), Montreal (2-1-1), New York (2-1-1), Detroit (2-0-0), Toronto (1-1-0), Chicago (1-1-0). West: St. Louis (1-0-2), Oakland (1-1-0), Minnesota (1-1-0), Philadelphia (0-1-2), Pittsburgh (1-1-0), Los Angeles (0-2-0).
HORSE RACING—Taking the lead at the final turn of the 1[1/16]-mile, $183,620 Pimlico-Laurel Futurity, Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' roan colt HIGH ECHELON ($8.60) pulled away from the field of eight and finished 1� lengths ahead of Toasted.
Czar Alexander ($5.20), a 4-year-old Irish-bred bay ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., won the 1�-mile, $115,900 Oak Tree Stakes, the closing-day feature of the 20-day Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park. His time, 2:23[2/5] was the fastest for a mile and a half on grass in American thoroughbred racing history.
POLO—ARGENTINA, led by Juan Carlos Harriott, the world's only 10-goal player, beat the U.S. 12-6, 18-6 to win the Cup of the Americas.
MILEPOSTS—ACQUIRED: By the Philadelphia Phillies after being released by Los Angeles, 38-year-old righthander JIM BUNNING, who in 1964 pitched a perfect game for the Phillies against the Mets. This season he was 10-9 with Pittsburgh and 3-1 with the Dodgers.
NAMED: Commissioner of the American Basketball Association to replace George Mikan, CBS Television Executive JACK DOLPH. The new commissioner's first task: to land a TV contract.
TRADED: By Atlanta to the New York Giants for two draft choices, Running Back JUNIOR COFFEY, who was drafted seventh by Green Bay in 1965, sent to Atlanta in the 1966 expansion draft, missed the 1968 season with an injury and this season has gained 168 yards in 49 carries.
DIED: CHARLIE JAMIESON, 76, an 18-year major leaguer who played the outfield for the Cleveland Indians from 1919 until his retirement in 1932. His lifetime average was .303, his best, .359.