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May 03, 1971
BASKETBALL—NBA: Milwaukee opened the championship round of the playoffs with two victories over Baltimore, 98-88 and 102-83. In the first neither team was quite ready—the Bullets tired from their seven games with the New York Knicks and without Gus Johnson, and the Bucks rather surprised to be facing the Bullets. Johnson returned to the Baltimore lineup after a six-day rest, but a 27-point performance by Lew Alcindor and an uneven match-up between Oscar Robertson, who scored 22 points, and Earl Monroe, who was held to 11, clinched the Bucks' second win.
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May 03, 1971

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Fast Fellow ($9) ran a mile in 1:34[4/5] a record for the race, as he scored a 5�-length victory in the $55,675 second division of the Will Rogers Stakes at Hollywood Park. DR. KNIGHTON ($19.40), winner of the first division, was one second slower.

Landing party won the Maryland Hunt Cup for the second time in three years in a record 8:42 for the four-mile. 22-jump timber race. Only seven in the field of 12 finished, one of them ridden by Kathy Kusner, the cup's first woman jockey.

LACROSSE—VIRGINIA's top-ranked team broke open a close game with four goals in the fourth period to defeat Navy 11-7.

TRACK & FIELD—At the Drake Relays, FRANK SHORTER of the Florida Track Club ran three miles in 13:07, slicing more than six seconds off Jack Bacheler's meet record. It was the third fastest time ever by an American. In the six-mile run, Shorter's 27:24.3 bettered the meet record by more than five seconds and was the fastest in the world this year. In Philadelphia, MARTY LIQUORI of Villanova wound up an undefeated Perm Relays career as the Wildcats won three championships. He anchored the distance medley with a 4:04.1 mile, beating Joe Savage of Manhattan by 12 yards, and returned the next day to run the last legs on winning four-mile and two-mile relay teams. In the two-mile he ran a 1:48.5 half, in the four-mile a 4:08.1 mile. AL SCHOTERMAN of Kent State set a meet record at 219'4" in the hammer. His teammate, JACQUES ACCAMBRAY, won the same event at Drake with a 202'8" toss. In Walnut, Calif. at the Mount San Antonio Relays, JAY SILVESTER, world record holder in the discus, won the event with 220'4", a meet record and best in the world this year.

An Olympic competitor from Colombia, ALVARO MEJIA, won the 75th annual Boston Marathon by the slimmest margin ever recorded—five seconds—over Pat McMahon of the Boston Athletic Association, in 2:18.45.

VOLLEYBALL—UCLA successfully defended its national collegiate title by taking three straight games from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Led by Kirk Kilgour, the Bruins whipped the Gauchos 15-6, 17-15, 17-15.

MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By Prime Minister JOHN VORSTER, a slight relaxation of South Africa's color bar in sports. The nation's ranked competitors may now take part in Olympic sports, tennis and golf on the international level. Domestic sports will continue to be segregated.

COACHING CHANGES: BILL FOSTER, basketball coach at Rutgers since 1963, is the new coach at the University of Utah, replacing Jack Gardner. DAN DOUGHERTY, an assistant coach at Villanova for five seasons, takes over at Army. DICK HARTER, who coached Pennsylvania's basketball team to Ivy League titles and NCAA tournament berths the last two years, resigned to take over at Oregon, replacing Steve Belko, who becomes assistant athletic director. JIM RICHARDS moves up from assistant coach to the top spot at Western Kentucky. DON DeVOE, an assistant at Ohio State, becomes head coach at Virginia Tech.

NAMED: To the National Basketball Hall of Fame, former pro superstars BOB COUSY and BOB PETTIT and the founder of the Harlem Globetrotters, the late ABE SAPERSTEIN.

NAMED: BILL WINFREY, the trainer of Native Dancer, and DR. FAGER, Horse of the Year in 1968; to racing's Hall of Fame.

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