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June 28, 1971
AUTO RACING—JACKY ICKX of Belgium drove his Ferrari to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix on a day of continuous drizzle. Ickx took the lead near the halfway mark and lapped all but runner-up Pedro Rodriguez of Mexico (BRM). It was the second Grand Prix victory of 1971 for the Italian factory and pulled Ickx within five points of front-runner Jackie Stewart of Scotland in the world driver championship.
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June 28, 1971

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Another long shot, SON ANGE ($20.20), won the $113,400 Grand Prix at Chicago's Arlington Park by two lengths over Mr. Pow Wow. Heavily favored Jim French was fourth. The winner, unraced as a juvenile, has won six of eight starts as a 3-year-old.

Pot d'Or, the favorite, raced to victory in the 4-mile, $130,000 Steeplechase of Paris at Auteuil. Harou�, the 1968 winner, was second.

LACROSSE—The South defeated the North 7-3 in the club all-star game at Baltimore. Joe Cowan of Mount Washington scored two goals and was voted most valuable player in a game in which the North failed to score eight times in extra-man situations.

ROWING—CORNELL, which had lost five of six prior races, upset Washington, Navy and Pennsylvania in the IRA regatta on Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, N.Y. (page 59). The Huskies finished second.

SWIMMING—A Russian team will compete in the Santa Clara, Calif. International July 9-11, including Nikolai Pankin, world-record holder in the 100-meter breaststroke, and Galina Stepanova, fastest in the world last year in the women's 100- and 200-meter breaststroke.

TABLE TENNIS—STELLAN BENGTSSON and KJELL JOHANSSON of Sweden combined to upset the Japanese team of Nobuhiko Hasegawa and Tokuyasu Nishii in the doubles finals of the Vanderbilt International Tournament in New York.

TENNIS—STAN SMITH of Pasadena had his big-service game under firm control as he beat John Newcombe, the defending Wimbledon champion, 8-6, 6-3 in the London Grass Court championship at Queen's Club. In the women's final—a meeting between the pair who had battled through a 46-game match at Wimbledon last year—MRS. MARGARET COURT edged Mrs. Billie Jean King 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. MRS. KING paired with ROSIE CASALS to win the doubles title with a 6-2, 8-6 victory over Mrs. Mary Ann Curtis and Valerie Ziegenfuss. The men's doubles went to TOM OKKER and MARTY RIESSEN over Smith and Eric Van Dillen 8-6, 4-6, 10-8.

UCLA freshman JIMMY CONNORS won the NCAA championship in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 match with Roscoe Tanner of Stanford. Connors is the nation's No. 1 junior and the first freshman to win the title. He will play at Wimbledon. JEFF BOROWIAK and HAROON RAHIM, also of UCLA, took the doubles title from Bob McKinley and Dick Stockton of Trinity of Texas 7-6, 7-6.

Rod Laver has been top-seeded at Wimbledon, with John Newcombe, last year's champion, No. 2. MRS. MARGARET COURT was given the No. 1 spot in the women's singles, above Mrs. Billie Jean King.

TRACK & FIELD—MARTY LIQUORI of Villanova broke four minutes for the third time this year en route to his third consecutive NCAA outdoor mile title in Seattle, lowering his meet record to 3:57.6 and running the first four-minute mile in the state of Washington (page 54). Bob Wheeler, a Duke freshman, finished second, recording his first sub-four-minute mile (3:59.9). SID SINK of Bowling Green was clocked in the second fastest time ever by an American (8:30.9) in winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase. JACQUES ACCAMBRAY, French student at Kent State, set a collegiate record in the hammer with a toss of 227'10". The UCLA mile relay team beat Adelphi with the fastest time in the world this year, 3:04.4, and the BRUINS defeated Southern Cal for the team title.

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