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June 07, 1971
AUTO RACING—AL UNSER survived an accident-marred Indianapolis 500, driving his Johnny Lightning Special to victory for the second straight year at a record average speed of 157.735 mph (page 26). The afternoon began with the pace car crashing into the photographers' bleachers and ended with at least 20 people injured. Peter Revson, in a McLaren M16, finished second, some 20 seconds behind Unser. Three-time winner A. J. Foyt was third.
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June 07, 1971

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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AUTO RACING—AL UNSER survived an accident-marred Indianapolis 500, driving his Johnny Lightning Special to victory for the second straight year at a record average speed of 157.735 mph (page 26). The afternoon began with the pace car crashing into the photographers' bleachers and ended with at least 20 people injured. Peter Revson, in a McLaren M16, finished second, some 20 seconds behind Unser. Three-time winner A. J. Foyt was third.

BASKETBALL—Walt Frazier, who was named the most valuable player, scored 26 points and Oscar Robertson made two free throws in the final seconds to lead the NBA All Stars to a 125-120 victory over the ABA All Stars in the so-called Super Game in Houston's Astrodome (page 32). The winners played without Lew Alcindor, who was married earlier in the day. Rick Barry, former NBA star now with the New York Nets, was high man for the losers with 20 points.

BOWLING—PAULA SPERBER, a 20-year-old left-hander from Miami, edged June Llewellyn of Pompano Beach, Fla. to win first prize in the $30,000 Women's U.S. Open in North Kansas City, Mo. It was Miss Sperber's first tournament victory since turning pro in 1969.

BOXING—FLOYD PATTERSON, 36, was awarded a unanimous decision over Terry Daniels of Dallas in a 10-round bout in Cleveland. Patterson knocked Daniels down in the third round and, typically, tried to catch him before he fell, and floored him again in the ninth. It was Patterson's fourth straight victory since he ended a two-year retirement last September.

David Vasquez, a student at Manhattan Community College, recorded his ninth win in 10 pro fights, a sixth-round TKO over Arlindo Borges, of Brazil, in New York to retain the somewhat ersatz North American bantamweight title.

CHESS—BOBBY FISCHER of the U.S. ran his lead over Mark Taimanov of the U.S.S.R. to 5-0 in Vancouver, British Columbia in one of four quarterfinal matches to determine a challenger to world champion Boris Spassky. In other matches, WOLFGANG UHLMANN of East Germany defeated Bent Larsen of Denmark in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, to narrow his deficit to 4�-3� and VIKTOR KORCHNOI of the U.S.S.R. held on to a 4�-2� lead over countryman Yefim Geller in Moscow. TIGRAN PETROSIAN of the U.S.S.R. became the first semifinalist when his opponent, Robert H�bner of West Germany, defaulted with the score 4-3 in Petrosian's favor, citing frayed nerves, in Seville, Spain.

GOLF—GREAT BRITAIN won the Walker Cup at St. Andrews, Scotland, for the first time since 1938 and for only the second time in the 50-year history of the series. The team of comparatively unknown Britishers took six of eight singles matches on the final afternoon to edge the heavily favored Americans 13-11 (page 30).

HORSE RACING—PURSE FINDER ($23.80) scored an upset victory in the $25,000 Peter Pan Purse at Belmont Park, beating favored Sole Mio by nine lengths in the 1?-mile test. Purse Finder's win earned him a berth in the Belmont. Sole Mio may also go in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Deceit ($13.60) ran off with her second leg of the NYRA's Triple Crown for 3-year-old fillies, the $89,925 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park, finishing three-quarters of a length ahead of Grafitti. Favored Forward Gal, who finished third in the Acorn, was a poor third.

LACROSSE—MARYLAND beat Navy 10-7 and CORNELL edged Army 17-16 to move into the final round of the first NCAA championship.

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