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BOXING—European heavyweight champion URTAIN outpointed Germany's Jurgen Blin in a 15-round bout in Barcelona—the first time in 31 fights that the Spaniard failed to knock out his opponent.
A looping right ended a toe-to-toe slugfest as light heavyweight champ BOB FOSTER knocked out Houston's Mark Tessman in two minutes of the 10th round at Baltimore. It was Foster's fourth title defense and his 35th knockout in 45 pro fights.
The ITALIAN amateur team beat the U.S. six bouts to five to win the Rocky Marciano trophy in Rome, although two Americans, light heavyweight Nat Jackson of Memphis and heavyweight Ronald Lyle of Denver, scored the only two knockouts, each in the first round.
FOOTBALL—The underdog EAST beat the West with two second-half touchdowns—including a 42-yard pass interception return—to win the 10th annual Coaches' All-America Game 34-27 before a record crowd of 42,150 in Lubbock, Texas. East Quarterback Gordon Slade of Davidson scored one touchdown and passed to Michigan State's Frank Foreman for two others, but Ohio State's Jim Otis was named the game's MVP, gaining 145 yards on 27 carries. Highly rated Dennis Shaw of San Diego State completed 25 of 44 passes for the West for a total of 384 yards (page 16).
GOLF—Australian BRUCE DEVLIN turned in rounds of 66 and 64 on the final day, after rain had forced a one-day layoff, to win the $150,000 Cleveland Open with a 12-under-par 72-hole total of 268. His second-round 64 matched the course record. Steve Eichstaedt, a 23-year-old Vietnam veteran who rejoined the tour this year, finished second with a final-round 68, which included an eagle 2 on the second hole.
John Mahaffey shot a four-under-par final-round 68 to capture the individual title at the NCAA tournament in Columbus, Ohio and lead the Houston Cougars to the team championship, their 12th in the last 15 years. Wake Forest, led by Lanny Wadkins, who finished one shot behind Mahaffey, was second in the team race.
Judy Rankin of Midland, Texas made up seven strokes with a five-under-par final-round 68 to win the $25,000 George Washington tournament at Horsham, Pa. She carded a 54-hole total of 212, beating early leader Sandra Haynie by one stroke.
HARNESS RACING—After winning nine consecutive races, Dayan came to Roosevelt's $94,335 Realization Trot as a 1-to-5 favorite. But he bumped his head in the starting gate and broke stride early in the race, and the winning spot went to PRIDEWOOD ($11.40), owned by Hardwood Stable and driven by Billy Haughton. Nardin's Gayblade moved into second, pacesetter Armbro Jet was a head farther back in third and Dayan was last.
Columbia George ($2.20), owned by Dr. and Mrs. George Smith and driven by Roland Beaulieu, paced to a 7�-length win in the $15,300 Springwood, final Grand Circuit feature at Saratoga Raceway. Mr. East was second and Windy Way was third as the winner covered the mile in 2:01[3/5].