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SWIMMING—MARK SPITZ of the Arden Hills ( Calif.) Swim Club won four titles and set two world records, in the 100-meter butterfly (0:55.01) and the 200-meter butterfly (2:03.89), at the National AAU championships in Houston (page 46). Other world records in the four-day meet were set by TOM McBREEN of the Golden Gate ( Calif.) Swim Club in the 400-meter freestyle (4:02.08); by 13-year-old CATHY CALHOUN of the El Monte ( Calif.) Swim Club in the 1,500-meter freestyle (17:19.20); and by ELLIE DANIEL of Arden Hills in the 200-meter butterfly (2:18.40).
TENNIS—KERRY MELVILLE of Australia defeated Fran�oise D�rr of France 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 in the finals of the $20,000 Virginia Slims Grass Court championship at Newport. It was the first all-foreign final in 18 tournaments on the women's tour.
Rod Laver, who is skipping the U.S. Open at Forest Hills despite a return to form, won two tournaments in four days, beating Roy Emerson 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 in the finals of the Bocage International in Baton Rouge and John Newcombe 6-2, 6-4 in the CBS Tournament of Champions on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
TRAP SHOOTING—RALPH DAVIS of Lorton, Va. won the Grand American Handicap—the world's biggest trapshoot—by breaking 48 of 50 targets in a shootoff with a record eight other contestants, during the 72nd Grand American tournament at Vandalia, Ohio.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By New Jersey Governor William T. Cahill, that the NEW YORK GIANTS would leave Yankee Stadium for a new stadium in the Hackensack Meadowlands after the 1974 season. The Giants signed a 30-year lease to play in the $200 million sports complex that will be built in East Rutherford, N.J. Owner Wellington T. Mara claimed that he was moving his club to give the Giants their first "real home" after 46 years of renting New York baseball stadiums.
RETIRED: STEVE THOMPSON, 26, a starting defensive tackle of the New York Jets for three seasons. Thompson said he found certain elements of the pro football lifestyle no longer acceptable.
SIGNED: By the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, Defensive Back TIM ANDERSON of Ohio State, the No. 1 draft choice of the NFL San Francisco 49ers, to a three-year contract. Anderson joins Joe Theismann and former Buckeye teammate Jim Stillwagon on the team.
DIED: JIM TURNESA, 57, former PGA champion and one of seven golfing brothers; of lung cancer; in Elmsford, N.Y. In 1942, as an unknown Army corporal, he beat Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson in early match-play rounds of the PGA championship before losing in the finals to Sam Snead. Turnesa, who was regarded as one of the finest putters in the game, finally won the PGA championship 10 years later.