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A roundup of the week July 28-Aug. 3
August 12, 1974
BICYCLING—SUA NOVARRA, of Flint, Mich., upset defending titlist and current world champion Sheila Young in the women's sprint final at the National Track Championships in Northbrook, Ill. RALPH THERRIO, of Torrance, Calif., scored a double in men's competition, winning the 4,000-meter pursuit and the 10-mile race in 20:17.87.
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August 12, 1974

A Roundup Of The Week July 28-aug. 3

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Americans established three stadium records at the annual Tingsvalla meet in Karlstad, Sweden. STEVE WILLIAMS ran the 100 meters in 10 flat, while CHARLES FOSTER took the 110 high hurdles in 13.6, and AL FEUERBACH won the shot-put with a 70' throw.

MILEPOSTS—ENGAGED: STAN SMITH, co-ranked No. 1 U.S. tennis player, and MARJORY L. GENGLER, 1972 captain of Princeton's women's tennis squad and a sports promotion director for the Sea Pines Company of Hilton Head, S.C., with which Smith is associated.

NAMED: JIM HARDY, to skipper Southern Cross, the Australian 12-meter yacht that hopes to challenge for the America's Cup in September. Hardy, a former world champion in the 5.5-meter class, was at the helm of Gretel II in her 1970 bid for the cup.

RESIGNED: As basketball coach at Iowa State, MAURY JOHN, 54, because of illness. John took over the Cyclones in 1971 after 13 seasons at Drake, where he was voted NCAA Coach of the Year in 1969. His career record was 539-224, and three of his Drake teams played in the NCAA tournament.

SIGNED: RICK FORZANO, 45, as coach of the Detroit Lions, replacing Don McCafferty, who died two weeks ago of a heart attack. Forzano was head coach at the Naval Academy before coming to the Lions in 1973 to direct the offensive backfield.

SOLD: The NBA Detroit Pistons, for $8.1 million, by Owner Fred Zollner to a group of nine businessmen headed by Detroit executives William M. Davidson and Herbert Tyner.

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