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A roundup of the week May 8-14
May 21, 1973
AAU BASKETBALL—The touring team from RUSSIA ended its U.S. visit with a 109-87 victory over the national AAU champions at Lexington. Ky. The Russians finished 2-4 against their collegiate opponents earlier in the week by losing the fifth game 89-80 in overtime and taking the last 72-64. During the slam-bang series the two teams committed a total of 422 fouls in six games.
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May 21, 1973

A Roundup Of The Week May 8-14

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LACROSSE—Johns Hopkins' perfect record tumbled as once-beaten MARYLAND justified its No. 1 ranking with a 17-4 drubbing of the second-ranked Jays before 17,586 in College Park. The Terps were paced by Pat O'Meally with five goals and one assist, and Doug Schreiber with three goals and four assists. Goalie Bill O'Donnell made 18 saves and anchored a defense that held Hopkins' Franz Wittlesberger and Jack Thomas to one goal apiece. Maryland finished the regular season 11-1. Third-ranked NAVY scored six straight second-half goals to overcome a 4-2 deficit and beat Army 8-5. Marty Mason contributed three goals for the Middies. Fifth-ranked Virginia lost to Washington and Lee 15-11. No. 8 Brown captured its first outright Ivy League title with a 15-6 rout of Dartmouth. Brown ended Cornell's five-year domination.

The 1972 Philadelphia All-College Team upset Great Britain's Women's Touring Team 11-8 at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pa. It was the first time the British team has lost to an American group since the international competition began in 1936. Third Home Beth Anders sparked the Philadelphians with three goals and two assists in a second-half surge that turned a 5-5 tie into an 11-5 lead.

TENNIS—STAN SMITH won the 1973 World Championship Tennis final and $50,000 with a 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Arthur Ashe in Dallas. Defending champion Ken Rosewall took third place, defeating Rod Laver 6-3, 6-2 (page 92).

Bobby Riggs won the highly publicized battle of the sexes with a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Margaret Court in Ramona, Calif. (page 34).

Adriano Panatta collected the $7,500 first-place prize in the British Hardcourt tournament, beating Hie Nastase 6-8, 7-5, 6-3, 8-6. VIRGINIA WADE downed Evonne Goolagong 6-4, 6-4 to take the women's singles.

The defending champion U.S. team won the American Zone Section B of Davis Cup competition 4-1 in Mexico City. HAROLD SOLOMON of Silver Spring, Md. defeated Raul Ramirez 8-6, 7-5, 7-5. DICK STOCKTON scored a 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 8-6 win over Luis Baraldi in the final day of play. The U.S. doubles team of TOM GORMAN and ERIK VAN DILLEN defeated Ramirez and Vicente Zarazua 7-5, 12-14, 6-3, 6-4. The U.S. will next meet Chile, Section A American Zone winners.

TRACK & FIELD—Nineteen-year-old STEVE WILLIAMS, a sophomore at San Diego State, joined Bob Hayes, Jim Hines, John Carlos, Charlie Greene and Harry W. Jerome as a co holder of the world record for the 100-yard dash by turning in a 9.1 at the West Coast Relays in Fresno, Calif.

The CHICAGO TRACK CLUB, paced by RICK WOHLHUTER's 1:44.8 anchor leg, set a world best for the two-mile relay with a 7:10.4 at the Martin Luther King Games in Durham, N.C. The other three team members were TOM BACH (1:50.5). KEN SPARKS (1:47.1) and LOWELL PAUL (1:48.0).

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: Coach of the NHL Vancouver Canucks, VIC STASIUK 44, after a 22-47-9 season in which the Canucks finished next to last in the East.

NAMED: As general manager of the NHL St. Louis Blues, CHARLES CATTO, 38, player personnel director of the WHA Cleveland Crusaders.

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