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July 12, 1971
AUTO RACING—MARK DONOHUE, in a McLaren, won the inaugural Pocono 500-mile race at the Pocono (Pa.) International Raceway by 1.6 seconds over Joe Leonard (page 18).
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July 12, 1971

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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AUTO RACING—MARK DONOHUE, in a McLaren, won the inaugural Pocono 500-mile race at the Pocono (Pa.) International Raceway by 1.6 seconds over Joe Leonard (page 18).

HARNESS RACING—Stanley Dancer won his fourth Yonkers Futurity, the first leg in trotting's triple crown, when he drove QUICK PRIDE ($8.60) to a nose victory over fast-finishing Savoir. "The wire didn't come quick enough for me," said Dancer after winning the $110,795 one-mile trot at Yonkers Raceway. Favored Keystone Hilliard was third, three-quarters of a length back of Savoir.

HORSE JUMPING—HARTWIG STEENKEN of West Germany, riding Simone, defeated Britain's Harvey Smith by two points, 11.5 to 13.5, to win the European horse jumping championship at the Aachen International Equestrian Tournament in West Germany. The UNITED STATES team won the Prize of Nations event over Britain in a jumpoff.

HORSE RACING—PRINCESS POUT ($10.60), Jean Cruguet up, won the $58,900 Sheepshead Bay Handicap for fillies and mares at Aqueduct by three lengths over Tanagra.

Le Pontet, a 6-year-old bay stallion, took the $116,390 Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil in Paris, the world's longest, richest and most difficult hurdle race, by 2� lengths. Ridden by Fran�ois Bonni, Le Pontet covered the 3[3/16]-mile, 18-obstacle course in 6:02. Depou finished second, Next Time third.

I found gold ($9.80), Marty Fromin up, won the $12,000 WRLB Purse at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. by three-quarters of a length over previously unbeaten Bold Reasoning.

ROWING—World champion ALBERTO DEMIDDI of Argentina took the Diamond Challenge Sculls at the Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, England, beating Jim Dietz of the New York Athletic Club. HARVARD ended a five-year losing streak by winning the Thames Challenge Cup for lightweight eights, holding off the fast-finishing Kingston Rowing Club of England. The Crimson also took the Wyfold Challenge Cup for coxless fours. The UNIVERSITY OF LONDON crew earned the Ladies' Challenge Plate by topping Trinity of Hartford, and England's TIDEWAY heavyweight eight won the Grand Challenge Cup by defeating Egypt's Cairo Police Rowing Club. A crew of British naval cadets from PANGBOURNE COLLEGE outrowed St. Andrews School of Middleton, Del. for the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup for schoolboy eights.

SOCCER—At the midpoint of the season the ROCHESTER LANCERS led the Northern Division of the North American League with a 6-3-4 record and 71 points, followed by the New York Cosmos with 61 points (5-6-2). In the Southern Division, the ATLANTA CHIEFS, the only team in either division able to beat both international teams, the Hearts from Scotland and the Lanerossi Vicenza from Italy, are solidly in first place with 85 points (9-3-2), while the Dallas Tornado trail in second with 62 points (5-3-5). The league's leading scorer, Rochester's Carlos Metidieri, has 11 goals and four assists for 26 points in 13 games. Mitko Stojanovic of Dallas, the top goalie, has allowed only two goals in 510 minutes of play.

TENNIS—EVONNE GOOLAGONG scored a major upset in the All-England Championships at Wimbledon when she defeated Mrs. Margaret Court of Australia 6-4, 6-1 for the women's singles title (page 14). In the men's finals, JOHN NEWCOMBE retained his title with a 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over surprising Stan Smith of the U.S. It was Newcombe's third victory in the years and the 10th for an Australian in the past 12. ROY EMERSON and ROD LAVER took the men's doubles title by beating Arthur Ashe and Dennis Ralston 4-6, 9-7, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4, while ROSEMARY CASALS and BILLIE JEAN KING of the U.S. prevented an Australian sweep by winning the women's doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Mrs. Court and Miss Goolagong.

TRACK & FIELD—the U.S. men's team beat the U.S.S.R. 126-110 at the U.S.- Russia World All-Star meet at the University of California in Berkeley (page 20), as PAT MATZDORF broke Valeri Brumel's 1963 high jump record with a 7'6�" leap. The U.S. women suffered a 76-60 defeat.

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