AUTO RACING—BOBBY ALLISON took the lead with 143 miles left and easily won the Dixie 500 stock-car race, in Hampton, Ga. (page 44).
Mario Andretti of the U.S. and JACKY ICKX of Belgium drove their Ferrari 312P to victory in the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Six Hours of Endurance, the 11th and final event in the world manufacturers' championship. They covered the 658.515-mile distance in 6:01:11.3, for an average speed of 109.39 mph. Ferrari swept the manufacturers' title by winning all 10 races it entered, including a one-two finish at Watkins Glen.
BICYCLING—Formidable EDDY MERCKX of Belgium became the second man in history to win the Tour de France four years in a row (page 48).
BOATING—SANDY SATULLO of Cleveland won the Hennessy Grand Prix off Point Pleasant, N.J. in his 36-foot Cigarette, Copper Kettle (page 18).
BOWLING—LEN KAZMIERCZAK of Toledo, Ohio won the $565,000 Peterson Classic at Chicago by rolling an eight-game total of 1,714, five pins ahead of Howie Mahnke of Sheboygan, Wis.
BOXING—MUHAMMAD ALI, the top-ranked heavyweight contender, scored an 11th-round TKO over Al (Blue) Lewis, in Dublin. Near the end of the fifth round Ali scored the bout's only knockdown, but Lewis was saved by the bell.
Tim Dement, a 17-year-old flyweight, Welterweight JESSE VALDEZ, Heavyweight DUANE BOBICK and nine other fighters won their divisions in the U.S. Olympic trials held at Fort Worth (page 21).
CHESS—At the world championships in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bobby Fischer of the United States gained two wins and a draw to take a 3�-2� lead over defending champion Boris Spassky of the U.S.S.R. In the week's first game, Fischer survived a series of Spassky thrusts to salvage a draw. Spassky blundered on the 27th move of the next game to give Fischer a win. Finally, using an opening he previously had never employed in championship competition, Fischer dominated the week's third game and forced Spassky to resign at the 41st move.
GOLF—BERT YANCEY won the $150,000 American Golf Classic in Akron, Ohio when Tom Ulozas bogeyed the first hole of their sudden-death playoff. They were tied at four-under-par 276 after 72 holes.
HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY CROWN, driven by Howard Beissinger, winner of the $125,000 International Trot at Roosevelt the week before, beat Une de Mai of France and Canada's Fresh Yankee in a $150,000 match race over the same track (page 54).