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CREW—The UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON dominated the annual Western Sprints with victories in seven races at Vancouver (page 80).
GOLF—ROD CURL shot a two-under-par 68 for a 276 total, one stroke better than Jack Nicklaus and two ahead of Chuck Courtney, for his first tour victory in the $250,000 Colonial National (page 36).
Joanne Carner beat Sandra Spuzich on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after they tied with four-under-par 54-hole totals of 215 in the $35,000 Bluegrass Invitational at the Hunting Creek Country Club in Louisville, Ky.
HARNESS RACING—ARMBRO NESBIT ($2.80), driven by Joe O'Brien, nosed out Sir Dalrae and Smashing Don to take the $50,000 final of the Maywood Pacing Series, covering the mile in 1:57 at Maywood Park in Chicago.
WHA: A production of Peter Pan forced the championship series to open in Chicago instead of Houston, but the Cougars were no match for the Aeros—anywhere. The Avco Cup went to Houston, which put together a devastating string of four straight in the best-of-seven final. Andre Hinse scored twice in the 6-1 second game and repeated in the third, a 7-4 Houston victory, with help from Gordie Howe, who had three assists, and son Mark, who added a goal. The final blow, a 6-2 rout, came in Sam Houston Coliseum, where the hapless Cougars have not won in two years.
HORSE RACING—Miguel Rivera rode LITTLE CURRENT ($28.20) to a seven-length victory in the Preakness, ahead of Neapolitan Way and Cannonade (page 32).
Forego ($4.80), Heliodoro Gustines up, came from nine lengths behind to take the $56,500 Carter Handicap and his sixth straight stakes race, with a time of 1:22[1/5] over the seven-furlong course at Belmont Park.
LACROSSE—The top four seeds, all playing at home, survived opening-round play in the NCAA tournament and moved on to semifinal competition. Bob Bryan starred in goal with 24 saves as No. 1-ranked Maryland topped Rutgers 12-6. Mike French, the nation's leading scorer, contributed four of Cornell's seven fourth-period goals en route to a decisive 15-8 win over Virginia, which sends the Big Red against the Terrapins in the next round. No. 2 Johns Hopkins overcame a first-half deficit against Hofstra to win 18-10. Franz Wittelsberger led the Blue Jay rally with seven goals and Jack Thomas helped with four goals and two assists. The Jays will meet No. 3 Washington and Lee, which started off against Navy with five goals in the first 7� minutes of the final period and finished with an 11-9 victory. In the College Division, No. 2 Hobart advanced to a semifinal berth against Cortland State by dumping Roanoke 15-6 behind Rick Gilbert's five goals and six assists, which put him over 100 points for the third straight year. Adelphi downed Washington College 14-13 and will meet Towson State, a 22-11 victor over Baltimore U.