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ARCHERY—Reading ( Ohio) High School senior DARRELL PACE defeated George Pappenfuss of Milwaukee 2,958—2,921 for the men's crown of the National Archery Association Tournament in Oxford. Ohio. Olympic gold medalist DOREEN WILBER of Jefferson, Iowa took the women's division 2,833-2,772 over Linda Myers of York, Pa.
BILLIARDS—Fourteen-year-old JEAN BALUKAS, of Brooklyn, N.Y., won her second straight U.S. Women's Open pocket billiards championship in Chicago. She ran 26 straight balls to defeat Donna Ries 75-72 in 42 innings.
PRO FOOTBALL—Five days after winning their second preseason game (27-16 over the Browns), the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Jets 34-14 in Tampa. Joe Namath, playing a little more than one quarter, sparked New York with two touchdown passes, including a 42-yarder to Tight End Rich Caster, and Bobby Howfield contributed two field goals and four PATs. Holding onto the ball was the main problem for the 49ers as they fumbled four times and had a Steve Spurrier pass intercepted for a score by Jet Tackle John Elliott. Washington rallied from a 10-0 deficit to beat Denver 14-10. Bob Brunet went over from three yards out to cap an 86-yard drive quarterbacked by Sonny Jurgensen, giving the Redskins the winning margin. In his first outing since injuries sidelined him last season, Jurgensen completed five of eight passes for 71 yards in the second half but threw two interceptions to rookie Lyle Blackwood. Duane Thomas continued to cooperate, adding 60 yards in 11 carries during the first half, while Denver's Jim Turner booted a 43-yard field goal. St. Louis, led by Donny Anderson, gave Don Coryell his first pro coaching victory, 17-13 over the San Diego Chargers. The Cardinals rallied from a 6-0 second-quarter deficit as Jim Hart completed seven of 13 for 107 yards and set up all three St. Louis scores. John Unitas, who played the first half, threw two interceptions to Clarence Duren but hit on nine of 15 for 96 yards. Los Angeles had to settle for a 21-21 tie with the Browns when Cleveland's Greg Pruitt sprinted two yards for a score in the final quarter. The Miami Dolphins registered their 21st straight NFL victory, 14-13, against New Orleans. The Saints led 10-7 at the half, but Jim Del Gaizo capped a 90-yard drive with a 10-yard TD pass to rookie Bo Rather in the final quarter for the Dolphin win. George Blanda did his thing, kicking a 16-yard field goal with four seconds left to give the Oakland Raiders a come-from-behind 27-26 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys had apparently salted away the game in the fourth quarter when rookie Les Strayhorn scored from the two to make it 26-14, but a Blanda field goal and a Clarence Davis touchdown set things up for old George's final kick. In Houston rookie Quarterback Gary Huff engineered touchdown pass plays of 22, 15 and 12 yards to lead Chicago to a 34-7 romp over the Oilers. Huff hit on eight consecutive attempts during a 28-point second-half binge. Cincinnati Quarterback Ken Anderson completed 11 of 12 passes for 143 yards in the first half as the Bengals downed Philadelphia 45-21. Backup Virgil Carter also hit Bengal Steve Kingman with a 33-yard TD pass in the final quarter. Roman Gabriel watched as John Reaves brought the futile Eagles within 10 points of Cincinnati in the third period before the Bengals pulled away again. Elsewhere, Atlanta dropped Baltimore 34-20 (page 20), and Minnesota, on a 93-yard interception run by Bobby Bryant, beat Pittsburgh 10-6. Green Bay defeated Buffalo 10-3 on Chester Marcol's field goal and John Brockington's 33-yard run.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS won the PGA Championship in Cleveland, his 14th major title, thus passing the late Bobby Jones, who had 13. Nicklaus, with a seven-under-par 277, beat Bruce Crampton by four strokes (page 18).
In the $30,000 LPGA tournament in Wadsworth, Ill. BETTY BURFEINDT bounced back from a four-stroke deficit to defeat Laura Baugh and Debbie Austin by three strokes. She finished with a five-under-par 68 for her first victory of the 1973 season and vaulted into third place on the LPGA money-winner's list with $42,750.
HARNESS RACING—Sonny Dancer drove RICO REENIE TIME ($12.60 and $4.60) to victory in straight heats of the $86,780 Adios Stake for 3-year-old pacers at The Meadows (Pa.). The 1972 2-year-old Pacer of the Year finished 2� lengths ahead of Smog in the first race and 2� lengths ahead of J.R. Skipper in the second.