AUTO RACING—Switzerland's JO SIFFERT, in a BRM, led all the way to win the Grand Prix of Austria in Zeltweg. Britain's JACKIE STEWART failed to finish the race, but clinched the world drivers' championship anyway with 51 points and only three races remaining.
BOATING—Prime Minister Edward Heath, at the helm of Morning Cloud, led GREAT BRITAIN to victory over the United States in the Admiral's Cup series in Plymouth, England (page 44). In the final race, the 605-mile Fastnet Rock, Ted Turner's American Eagle, which was not among the official Admiral Cup competitors, crossed the finish line first and set a record of 3:07.02.
FOOTBALL—The New York Jets and the OAKLAND Raiders had their only 1971 confrontation, an exhibition game in which Al Woodall and Ken Stabler substituted for injured quarterbacks Joe Namath and Daryle Lamonica. Raider rookie Clarence Davis (USC) closed out a 41-20 win for Oakland with a 98-yard kickoff return. In other games, San Francisco and Miami tied 17-17 when Steve Spurrier tossed a 12-yard TD to Jerry Simmons with 2:13 remaining. LOS ANGELES topped Cleveland 17-3 but lost Joe Scibelli, Phil Olsen and Jim Ferguson to injuries. Ram rookie Safety Dave Elmendorf ( Texas A&M) recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass that set up a touchdown and a field goal. BALTIMORE beat Chicago 21-13 with Earl Morrall throwing a 37-yard scoring pass to Ray Perkins. CINCINNATI'S rookie quarterback, Ken Anderson (Augustana), threw two TD passes as the Bengals beat Detroit 31-24. Four field goals by KANSAS CITY's Jan Stenerud gave the Chiefs a 12-10 victory over Atlanta, while two TD passes by Roger Staubach led DALLAS to a 36-21 win over New Orleans. ST. LOUIS edged Houston 16-14, WASHINGTON beat Denver 17-13, the NEW ENGLAND Patriots defeated the New York Giants 20-14, PITTSBURGH beat Green Bay 16-13 and MINNESOTA clobbered San Diego 34-7 as Norm Snead completed 19 of 26 passes for two TDs.
GOLF—HOLLIS STACY, 17, of Savannah, Ga. won an unprecedented third straight USGA Girls Junior championship in her last year of eligibility, beating Amy Alcott of Los Angeles one-up with a 15-foot birdie putt on the 19th hole (page 48).
HARNESS RACING—ALBATROSS, driven by Stanley Dancer, won his 14th and 15th races of the year, taking both heats of the $88,800 Adios Stake for 3-year-old pacers at The Meadows in Pennsylvania, the first in 1:58 3/5 and the second in 1:59 3/5 (page 14).
Dart Hanover ($11.40), a 6-year-old American-bred and Swedish-owned bay, with Herve Filion driving, won the $5,000 American Trotting Championship at New York's Roosevelt Raceway and qualified for Saturday's $125,000 International Trot. Dayan, who finished second 3� lengths back, also qualified for the International.
HORSE RACING—LAURIES DANCER ($27.40), a 3-year-old Canadian filly with Canada's Sandy Hawley up, took the $58,800 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Springs by three lengths over Alma North in stakes-record time of 2:03. Forward Gal finished third, three lengths further back.
Hold your peace ($22) and Governor Max ($6.60) won the two $75,000 divisions of the Arlington-Washington Futurity in Chicago. Hold Your Peace, ridden by Carlos Marquez, scored his second victory in six starts; Governor Max, ridden by Craig Perrett, his third in three outings.
Freetax ($7), Walter Blum up, took the $81,200 Kindergarten Stakes at Liberty Bell Park in Philadelphia by a nose over Toomuchholme.
PAN-AMERICAN GAMES—The UNITED STATES, with 105 gold medals, 73 silver and 40 bronze, dominated the 14-day competition at Cali, Colombia as Cuba finished an impressive second with 30 gold, 50 silver and 25 bronze (page 16). The American male swimmers swept 14 of 15 events, with Frank Heckl of Southern Cal winning six, and gained both golds in diving. BRAZIL won the men's and women's basketball titles, followed by Puerto Rico in the men's tournament and the U.S. in the women's. CUBA took the gold medal in baseball—with an 8-0 won-lost record—and volleyball, with the U.S. runner-up in both sports. The U.S. gained its only gold medal in team competition by winning the water polo tournament, and won its first cycling gold medal in Pan-Am history when John Howard, a 23-year-old soldier from Springfield, Mo., beat Brazilian Luis Carlos Flores by one second in the 198-kilometer road race.