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A roundup of the sports information of the week
March 09, 1970
BASKETBALL—NBA: Despite the absence of Bill Bradley, still missing because of an injured ankle, the New York Knicks had a 2-1 week and took their 54th victory, 115-101 over third-place Baltimore, to tie the club record for wins in a single season set only last year. An NBA record was set by the Boston Celtics when they scored 54 points in the last quarter of a 147-124 rout of San Diego, but it was the only victory the Celtics enjoyed all week, and losses to Los Angeles and Phoenix dropped Boston to sixth place in the division. The West's leader, Atlanta, had three defeats and only one win, 118—106 over second-place Los Angeles. With a 2-1 week, the Lakers moved within a game and a half of the Hawks. Seattle won all five of its contests to move up to fifth, replacing San Francisco, which was 0-4.
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March 09, 1970

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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TENNIS—In Winchester, Mass. MRS. MARY ANN CURTIS of St. Louis beat Patti Hogan of La Jolla, Calif. 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the women's indoor championship.

TRACK & FIELD—MARTY McGRADY ran a world indoor record 1:07.6 for 600 yards at the AAU championships in New York, and Lee Evans, who finished second in 1:08, also broke the old mark of 1:08.5 set only two weeks before in Louisville by McGrady. MARTY LIQUORI won the mile in 4:00.9 after an elbow-swinging and shoving incident on the final lap with Henryk Szordykowski, who was second. NORMAN TATE won both the long jump, with 26'4�", and the triple jump, with 53'4�", but CHI CHENG of Taiwan had three victories: the women's long jump, with a meet-record 21'�", the 60-yard hurdles and the 60-yard dash (page 52). At the Ohio State Invitational meet in Columbus, an American record in the three-mile walk was set by RON LAIRD of Pomona, Calif. as he won the event in 20:48, 16 seconds better than the old mark set in 1925.

MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: MAJESTIC PRINCE, winner of last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness and of $414,200, whose series of leg injuries led Trainer Johnny Longden to announce his retirement to stud.

DIED: DR. KAZUO YANAGISAWA, 55, physician for the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks and chief medical officer for Madison Square Garden for 21 years; of a heart ailment, in Bergenfield, N.J.

DIED: DON PEDEN, 71, former head football coach, baseball coach and athletic director at Ohio University, who in 26 years at OU led the Bobcats to a 121-46-11 football record, including three undefeated seasons, and a 261-142 baseball record; of a heart ailment, in San Diego.

DIED: BENNTE OWEN, 94, football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1905 to 1926 with a record of 122 victories, 54 losses and 16 ties, including four undefeated seasons; in Houston.

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