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HORSE RACING—QUAZE QUILT ($13.80), Heliodoro Gustines up, defeated heavily favored Chris Evert by a neck in the $56,100 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. The winning time was a stakes-record 2:02[3/5] for 1� miles (page 48).
Foolish Pleasure ($6.60), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, triumphed by 1� lengths over The Bagel Prince in the $144,995 Sapling Stakes for 2-year-olds at Monmouth Park, covering the six furlongs in 1:10[2/5].
Angel Cordero Jr. rode KRISLIN ($9.20) to a three-length victory over Twixt in the $114,700 Delaware Handicap for fillies and mares at Delaware Park, covering the distance in 2:01[3/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—Driving his Dodge at an average speed of 148.637 mph around the 2.66-mile Alabama International Motor Speedway, RICHARD PETTY won the $147,000 Talladega 500 by a car length over David Pearson's Mercury to earn $21,365.
SOCCER—The NASL wrapped up its 20-game schedule and six teams now enter the playoffs. Los Angeles clinched the Western Division title when Julpo Cortez' goal gave it a 1-0 win over Denver. The Aztecs then bowed to the Quakes before a stadium-record 20,738 in San Jose. Quake Forward Paul Child had two goals and two assists as his team pounded Los Angeles 5-0. The victory gave San Jose a wild card berth in the playoffs, and Child won the league scoring title with 15 goals and six assists. Miami locked up the Eastern Division by defeating Philadelphia 2-0 and Baltimore took the other wild card spot with a 2-1 win over Central Division champion Dallas. Boston staggered briefly, losing to Toronto 3-0, before topping Denver 2-1 to take the Northern Division. In the three-round playoff that starts this week, the winner of Baltimore vs. Boston will meet Los Angeles in the semifinals, and the San Jose vs. Dallas victor will play Miami.
Wimbledon champ CHRIS EVERT embarrassed Gail Chanfreau of France 6-0, 6-0 in the final of the women's U.S. Open Clay Court Championships at the Indianapolis Racquet Club to win $6,000 and her third consecutive clay title.
WATER POLO—The FULLERTON ( Calif.) WATER POLO ASSOCIATION won the national AAU championship in Cupertino, Calif. by tying the favored Concord ( Calif.) Aquatics 2-2 in the final game. It was Fullerton's only tie of the competition, but Concord's second (page 20).
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: The formation of the 12-team professional International Volleyball Association, to commence a 40-game schedule in June 1975. Each team will have a 10-person roster, including at least two women.