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A roundup of the week Aug. 8-14
August 21, 1972
AUTO RACING—EMERSON FITTIPALDI of Brazil started from the pole and drove his Lotus to victory in the Grand Prix of Austria, covering 198 miles at a speed of nearly 133 mph. Denis Hulme of New Zealand and Peter Revson of the U.S., driving McLarens, finished second and third.
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August 21, 1972

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 8-14

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Shecky Greene ($2.80), an unbeaten 2-year-old colt named for the night-club comedian and ridden by Carlos Marquez, scored a nine-length victory over Sunny South in the $186,700 Arlington-Washington Futurity in Chicago.

Sparkalark ($9), Angel Cordero Jr. up, passed Juke Joint in the stretch and won the $116,195 Sorority Stakes by a length at Monmouth Park, N.J.

Blessing Angelica ($11.80) won the $114,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park for the second consecutive year, beating Grafitti by 3� lengths. Favored Numbered Account finished third and Chou Croute fourth.

TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT won her first major tournament, the $60,000 U.S. Clay Court in Indianapolis, defeating Evonne Goolagong 7-6, 6-1. Miss Evert, who did not lose a set in five matches, beat Margaret Court in the semifinals and Miss Goolagong, for the second time in three tries, in the finals. BOB HEWITT of South Africa defeated Jimmy Connors of Belleville, Ill. 7-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the men's finals.

Mark Cox of Great Britain beat Australia's Roy Ruffles, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, to win the $50,000 Cleveland Indoor Classic.

VOLLEYBALL—The UNITED STATES, having once failed to qualify for the Olympics in Cuba a year ago, missed a last opportunity for a Munich berth by finishing behind Poland, Rumania, Holland and France in a qualifying tournament in Paris.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As coach of the ABA's new San Diego franchise, K.C. JONES, 40, former Boston Celtic and last year an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. In the space of two days the team not only selected a head coach but a nickname, the Conquistadors; a general manager, Alex Groza; and 17 draft picks, including Carolina's Larry Miller, who set a league single-game scoring record of 67 points last season.

SIGNED: By the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics, JOHN BRISKER, 25, thereby solving the mystery of why he was waived out of the ABA after having averaged 28.9 points per game with the defunct Pittsburgh Condors. Brisker had purchased his own contract from the ABA's Dallas Chaparrals in order to become a free agent.

DIED: EDDIE MACHEN, 40, heavyweight contender in the late '50s and early '60s who won 50 fights in his career against only 11 losses and three draws but never fought for the championship; of a fall from a second-story apartment window; in San Francisco.

DIED: GEORGE WEISS, 78, New York Yankee farm director from 1932-47 and general manager from 1947-60, during which time the Yankees won 10 pennants and seven World Series; after a long illness; in Greenwich, Conn. Upon being fired by the Yankees, Weiss became president of the New York Mets in 1961, retiring in 1966.

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