At Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H., ALBATROSS ($2.80), recently purchased for $1,250,000, won his 1971 debut impressively. Driven by Stanley Dancer, he captured the $25,000 Romeo Hanover pace by 10� lengths.
HOCKEY—Montreal clinched its semifinal series against Minnesota with 6-1, 3-2 victories to make the Stanley Cup final round for a record 21st time (page 60). The Canadiens will meet Chicago, which earned its berth in seven rugged games with New York. The week opened with the Black Hawks winning 3-2 in overtime. Vic Hadfield and Rod Seiling scored for the Rangers and Pat Stapleton and Chico Maki for Chicago in the first two periods. Some spectacular saves by Ed Giacomin kept the third period scoreless and Bobby Hull's goal in overtime ended the game. Two nights later the Rangers labored to victory in a four-hour, 23-minute game, won in the third overtime by Pete Stemkowski. Finally Chicago scored the conclusive victory in another close one. With the score tied 2-all, Bobby Hull streaked a goal in following a face-off. The Rangers struggled throughout the third period to tie it up again, but Chicago's Chico Maki scored an open-net goal and the game ended 4-2.
HORSE RACING—CANONERO II ($19.40), ridden by Gustavo Avila, registered a 3�-length surprise victory over Jim French in the 97th running of the Kentucky Derby (page 18).
Silent Beauty ($30) won the 97th running of the $64,850 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs by half a length after a seesaw stretch battle with Grafitti.
Annual meeting defeated favored Chapel Street by three lengths to win the 46th running of the Virginia Gold Cup at Warrenton. Joe Aitcheson Jr. rode the winner in 8:27[3/5] for his seventh cup victory.
LACROSSE—In games played in the fervent Baltimore area, ARMY upset Maryland 16-7, NAVY edged Hofstra 8-5 and JOHNS HOPKINS crushed Rutgers 21-9.
ROWING—NAVY upset previously unbeaten Harvard and Penn to win the Adams Cup on the Severn River at Annapolis, Md.
SWIMMING—SHANE GOULD, 14, of Australia, bettered the world record for the women's 200-meter freestyle in 2:06.5 at a 14-nation meet in London. Miss Gould's time shaded Debbie Meyer's 1968 clocking of 2:06.7. Miss Gould also equaled the 100-meter freestyle record of 58.9 now held by her countrywoman, Dawn Fraser. Another Aussie, KAREN MORAS, 16, with a 4:22.6, broke the world record of 4:24.3 held by Miss Meyer in the women's 400-meter freestyle. In team standings Australia defeated the U.S. by one point, with Canada finishing third.
TENNIS—MRS. BILLIE JEAN KING, using a racket borrowed from her opponent Rosemary Casals, recovered after losing the first set to win the San Diego women's open 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Evonne Goolagong of Australia won the women's title in the Rothman's hard-court tournament at Sutton, England, scoring a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 victory over Joyce Williams, ranked fourth in Britain, who had beaten her three times last season.