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SWIMMING—KAREN MOE, 18, of the Santa Clara Swim Club, broke the world record in the women's 200-meter butterfly with a 2:18.59 clocking at the Los Angeles Invitational Championship. Alice Jones of Cincinnati set the old mark of 2:19.3 last year.
TENNIS—Australian KEN ROSEWALL, the 1963 and 1965 champion, defeated third-seeded Cliff Drysdale of South Africa 6-4, 6-3, 6-0 in the finals of the $50,000 U.S. Pro Championships at the Long-wood Cricket Club in Brookline, Mass. for the $10,000 first prize (page 65).
Billie Jean king defeated Australia's Kerry Melville 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the $40,000 Virginia Slims International at Houston, the richest women's tennis tournament in history, to raise her season earnings to a record $67,000.
TRACK & FIELD—JURIS LUZINS of the U.S. Marines led a 1-2-3 American sweep of the 800-meter run at an international meet in Oslo. Luzins was clocked in 1:45.2, the best time this year and only nine-tenths off the world record.
MILEPOSTS—APPOINTED: WAYNE DUKE, 42, as commissioner of the Big Ten, to succeed the late Bill Reed. Duke has been commissioner of the Big Eight for the last eight years and was the youngest conference chief in the country when he took over at the age of 34. Still the youngest, he received a five-year contract at 530,000 a year from the Big Ten.
RETIRED: GARY BEBAN, 1967 Heisman Trophy winner from UCLA who never completed a pass in pro ball, after being cut by the Denver Broncos. A quarterback, Beban has been trying to make it in the NFL for four seasons—with the Washington Redskins and Broncos. Urged by Coach Lou Saban to try out at free safety, Beban declined, saying, "If you want to be a lawyer, and you don't pass the bar exam, do you become a bailiff just to get into the courtroom?"
REVERSED: Last week's trade between the New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys involving Running Backs DUANE THOMAS and CARL GARRETT. Patriot General Manager Upton Bell claimed that "certain questions" concerning Thomas' physical examination prompted his return to Dallas.
WITHDRAWN: PORSCHE, from such world manufacturer championship races as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Six Hours at Watkins Glen, because of new International Automobile Federation regulations that call for the use of three-liter engines. Instead, Porsche will concentrate on the European interseries and Can-Am races which allow five-liter engines.
DIED: JOHN McDERMOTT, 79, the youngest man to win the U.S. Open golf championship; in Yeadon, Pa. McDermott won a three-way playoff in 1911 at the age of 19, then took the 1912 Open to become one of only five golfers to win the tournament in successive years.