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BOXING—Argentina's CARLOS MONZON retained his world middleweight crown with a 15-round unanimous decision over Emile Griffith, in Monte Carlo. It was Griffith's second fruitless attempt to regain the crown he held twice before.
GOLF—KATHY CORNELIUS won the richest first prize in the history of the LPGA, defeating Judy Rankin on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in the $100,000 Sealy-Faberg� Open in Las Vegas (page 84).
Tom Weiskopf won his second tournament in three tries, beating Lanny Wadkins by three strokes in the $200,000 Kemper Open in Charlotte, N.C. Weiskopf capitalized on the absence of JACK NICKLAUS, who beat him by two strokes in the Atlanta Classic the week before. The $30,000 first prize had put Nicklaus in the top money-winner's spot with $176,064. Weiskopf, with $87,100 in four weeks, is now fourth.
HORSE RACING—LIFE CYCLE ($9.20), ridden by Laffit Pincay, finished 1� lengths ahead of Wing Out to win the $125,000 Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap at Hollywood Park. Heavily favored Cougar II was third.
Knightly Dawn ($16.40), ridden by Jaime Arellano, won the $131,200 Jersey Derby at Garden State Park by a nose over Pvt. Smiles.
Tentam ($16.60), Jorge Velasquez up, won the $114,300 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont, by 1� lengths over Key to the Mint. The 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont winner, Riva Ridge, finished next to last.
The newly selected 1973 U.S. Women's Team defeated Great Britain's Touring Team 6-4 at the USWLA National Tournament in Weston, Mass. The British finished 8-4-2 against American sectional and national teams.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACKIE STEWART tied the late Jim Clark for number of Grand Prix victories—25—as he drove a Tyrrell-Ford to the winner's circle of the 31st Monte Carlo Formula I race. Only 10 of 29 starters finished the 78-lap event, with Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi in a JPS Lotus right behind Stewart. The winner averaged 80.96 mph and brought his season point standing to 37, four behind leader Fittipaldi.