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AUTO RACING—JACKIE STEWART of Scotland, fighting off nausea in the last laps, held on to win the Monte Carlo Grand Prix and increased his lead for the world driver championship. America's Mario Andretti, third in the year's point standings, failed to qualify.
BASKETBALL—ABA: The home-court advantage prevailed to the end as the Utah Stars defeated the Kentucky Colonels 131-121 in the seventh came of the final playoff. Utah took a 61-54 halftime lead and made good use of its well-balanced offense. Leading scorers for the Stars were Zelmo Beaty (36 points) and Willie Wise (22 points), with Dan Issel (41 points) high man for the Colonels.
BOATING—T. Vincent Learson, president of IBM, skippered his 50-foot sloop NEPENTHE to a corrected-time victory in the Edlu Trophy Race on Long Island Sound. Albert D. Phelps Jr.'s Sonny, last year's winner, lost by only 67 seconds.
CHESS—In a series of matches to produce a challenger to world champion Boris Spassky, BOBBY FISCHER of the U.S. leads Mark Taimanov of the Soviet Union 3-0. Former world champion Tigran Petrosian of the Soviet Union and Robert H�bner of West Germany played six consecutive draws, each accumulating three points. BENT LARSEN of Denmark and Wolfgang Uhlmann of West Germany are at 3-2—Larsen winning two games, Uhlmann one and two games ending in draws. VIKTOR KORCHNOI leads fellow Russian Yefim Geller 3�-1� after a victory in their fifth game of a 10-game series.
GOLF—As a high wind whipped up the scores, GENE LITTLER outlasted a crowd of contenders to win the $125,000 Colonial National Invitational at Fort Worth with a 3-over-par 283. Bert Yancey finished second, one stroke behind.
HARNESS RACING—ALBATROSS ($2.40), last year's 2-year-old pacing champion, handily won the $114,977.50 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-olds at New York's Roosevelt Raceway. Stanley Dancer drove him to a 3�-length victory over Nansemond in this, the first leg of pacing's triple crown. It was Dancer's third straight Messenger win.
Dayan ($3.40), driven by Bill Myer, led all the way in the $25,000 Marquis de Lafayette Trot at Brandywine in Wilmington, Del., posting a track trotting record of two minutes flat for the mile. It was Dayan's second straight win and second straight track record.
HOCKEY—The Montreal Canadiens took the Stanley Cup from Chicago on Black Hawk ice in a 3-2 seventh game in which Goalie Ken Dryden made 31 saves and Henri Richard scored the tying and winning goals (page 74).
HORSE RACING—SHUVEE ($3.40) won the $53,900 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct by � of a length over Cathy Honey. It was the second year in a row she has taken the 1?-mile test for fillies and mares.