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A roundup of the week Nov. 28-Dec. 4
December 11, 1972
BASEBALL—For the fourth straight year, CUBA won the World Amateur championship by winning 14 of 15 games. The U.S. (13-2) was second in the tournament at Managua, Nicaragua.
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December 11, 1972

A Roundup Of The Week Nov. 28-dec. 4

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HORSE RACING—CRAFTY KHALE ($11.60) was awarded first place in the $56,200 Gallant Fox Handicap at Aqueduct when Autobiography, the first-place finisher in the 1?-mile race, was charged with blocking the winner's progress in a tight stretch run. Autobiography was placed second.

SKIING—Austrian HARALD STUEFER and SPIDER SABICH of the U.S. swept to giant slalom and slalom victories as pro racing entered its second week at Vail, Colo. with ex-Olympic and World Cup champion Jean-Claude Killy scoring a second and a fourth.

TENNIS—ILIE NASTASE of Rumania won the Masters Tournament at Barcelona by defeating Stan Smith 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3.

WATER POLO—Eric Lindroth, who was named the Outstanding Player, scored six goals to pace UCLA to a 10-5 win over San Jose State for the NCAA championship. It was the third time the Bruins have won in the four-year history of the tournament.

MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: The Outland Trophy by the Football Writers Association of America to Nebraska's RICH GLOVER as the nation's top interior lineman. Unbeaten SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA was a unanimous selection by the National Football Foundation for the MacArthur Bowl as the best college team.

FIRED: After a winning football season (7-4), Coach HAYDEN FRY of Southern Methodist University, with two years left on his contract.

FIRED: As head football coach at the University of Kentucky, JOHN RAY, after a 10-33 record over four years.

FIRED: As track coach at the University of Texas-El Paso, WAYNE VANDENBURG, who, school athletic officials said, had a "flagrant disregard for constituted university authority."

TRADED: By the Los Angeles Dodgers, Outfielder FRANK ROBINSON, 37, Pitchers BILL SINGER and MIKE STRAHLER, Infielders BOBBY VALENTINE and BILL GRABARKEWITZ to the California Angels for Pitcher ANDY MESSERSMITH and Third Baseman KEN McMULLEN. The Chicago White Sox sent Pitcher TOM BRADLEY to San Francisco for Outfielder KEN HENDERSON and Pitcher STEVE STONE. Catcher EARL WILLIAMS was the key figure in a six-player deal as Baltimore acquired him from Atlanta for Pitchers PAT DOBSON and RORIC HARRISON, Infielder DAVE JOHNSON and Catcher JOHN OATES. Cincinnati sent HAL McRAE and WAYNE SIMPSON to Kansas City for RICH SCHEINBLUM and ROGER NELSON and Oakland dealt First Baseman MIKE EPSTEIN to Texas for Pitcher HORACIO PINA.

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