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August 31, 1970
BASKETBALL—The U.S. Olympic Development team lost for the first time on its European tour, in the finals of an international tournament in Moscow, to a SOVIET all-star team 89-61.
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August 31, 1970

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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ROWING—Northeastern University student JIM DIETZ led most of the way along the 2,000-meter Cooper River course in Collingswood, N.J. to win the national singles championship in six minutes and 50 seconds. The VESPER BOAT CLUB of Philadelphia won the champion eights.

SHOOTING—RONALD G. TROYER of Andover, Ohio won the national high-powered rifle championship at Camp Perry, Ohio with an alltime record score of 1,568 points (out of a possible 1,600), leaving 53 of his 160 shots within the x ring of the bull's-eye. Army Sergeant MYLES G. BROWN of Honolulu, with 491 of a possible 500 points, defeated Middleton Tompkins of Long Beach, Calif., by one point in the individual rifle match.

SOCCER—NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE: Rochester moved into a first-place deadlock with Kansas City in the Northern Division when the Lancers tied Washington 2-2 while the Spurs were being upset by St. Louis 2-1. In next week's season finale the co-leaders meet in Rochester.

Northern Division: Rochester (8-9-6), Kansas City (8-9-6), St. Louis (4-17-2). Southern Division: Washington (14-5-4), Atlanta (10-8-5), Dallas (8-11-4).

SWIMMING—Thirteen world records were set in the AAU's national outdoor swimming championships in Los Angeles (page 18): three by Indiana University sophomore Gary Hall, 200-meter butterfly (2:05.019), 200-meter individual medley (2:09.489) and 400-meter individual medley (4:31.038); two each by Alice Jones of Cincinnati, 100-meter butterfly (1:04.117) and 200-meter butterfly (2:19.324); and Indiana freshman John Kinsella, 400-meter freestyle (4:02.818) and 1,500 meters (15:57.10); and one each by Mike Stamm of Coronado ( Calif.) Navy Swim Association, 200-meter backstroke (2:06.334); Debbie Meyer of Sacramento, Calif., 400-meter freestyle (4:24.343); Phillips 66 Swim Club of Long Beach, Calif., 800-meter freestyle relay (7:47.624); Indiana junior Mark Spitz, 100-meter freestyle (:51.94); Stanford sophomore Brian Job, 200-meter breast-stroke (2:23.465) and Los Angeles Athletic Club, Men's 400-meter freestyle relay (3:28.780).

TENNIS—MRS. NANCY NEELD, an Albuquerque housewife, won the National Senior Women's Championship, defeating two-time defending champion Mrs. Betty Pratt of Maitland, Fla. 6-3, 7-5.

TRACK & FIELD—American athletes continued their barnstorm tour of Europe by winning 10 of 15 events in an international meet at Malmoe, Sweden. Among the winners were JAY SILVESTER in the discus, 209'1�" and Sweden's KJELL ISAKSSON, who set a national pole vault record at 17'5�".

WATER SKIING—An Ohio boy and a California girl were the junior division (under 12) winners at the 28th annual Water Ski Championships in Canton, Ohio. DAVID BORROR scored 2,756 points for the boys' title and LISA ST. JOHN accumulated 3,501 for the girls'.

YACHTING—Off Newport, R.I., the French 12-meter sloop France fell behind after leading most of the way, and GRETEL II of Australia won the first race in the series to determine the America's Cup challenger and also took the second. The U.S. field of defenders was narrowed to two as Weatherly and Heritage were eliminated (page 14).

The two-man AUSTRALIAN team won the 420 Class championship in the six-race series at Tel Aviv with a low score of 30.4 points. French teams were second and third, and the U.S. was fourth.

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