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HORSE RACING—BIG SPRUCE ($12.80), guided by Mike Hole, registered a 2�-length victory over Arbees Boy in the $250,000 Marlboro Cup handicap at Belmont Park. The winning time was 1:46[3/5] for 1? miles over a sloppy track.
Diablo ($6.00), ridden by Bill Shoemaker, ran the mile in 1:35[2/5] to win the $117,570 Del Mar Futurity for 2-year-olds at Del Mar Park. George Navonod and DiMaggio finished second and third.
MOTOR SPORTS—RICHARD PETTY drove a Dodge to victory in the Delaware 500 Grand Natianal stock-car race at Dover Downs International Speedway. He covered the distance in 4:23:59 at an average 113.64 mph to win $15,175 and finish three miles ahead of Buddy Baker in a Ford.
Averaging 153.69 mph around the two-mile Michigan International Speedway, BOBBY UNSER drove a Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the opening 100-mile leg of the International Race of Champions. Cale Yarborough and David Pearson were the next two finishers in Camaros identical to Unser's. A day later, AL UNSER carried the family name into the winner's circle at the same track, driving his Eagle-Offenhauser at an average speed of 142.14 mph in the Norton 250. Al's share of the $80,025 purse was $18,950.
RIDING—BRUCE DAVIDSON of Westport, Mass. and his horse Irish Cap scored an upset at the World Three-Day Equestrian Championships in Burghley, England by winning the individual title with a low-total 71.67 penalty points. Davidson cashed in on the withdrawal of two-day leader Capt. Mark Phillips, husband of England's Princess Anne, after his horse Columbus strained a hind-leg tendon. The American squad took the team event with 288.07 points, ahead of Britain at 458.60 and West Germany at 519.53.
TENNIS—In Cleveland the U.S. won the Bonne Bell Cup against Australia 5 matches to 4 as team captain JULIE HELDMAN upset Evonne Goolagong 6-3, 6-1. Earlier Heldman had defeated Lesley Hunt 6-4, 6-4 and teamed with KRISTIEN KEMMER for a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over Helen Gourlay and Karen Krantzcke. It was the American women's first success in the annual competition's three-year history.
TRACK & FIELD—ALEXEI SPIRIDONOV of the Soviet Union bettered the world record in the hammer throw by three inches with a 251'6" effort at an international meet in Munich. The old record was set in July by East Germany's Reinhard Theimer.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: To be assistant coach of the NBA expansion New Orleans Jazz, ELGIN BAYLOR, 40, the league's fourth-leading alltime scorer who played 14 years at forward for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers.
NAMED: 1972 Olympic slalom gold medalist BARBARA COCHRAN, 23, to coach the University of Vermont women's Alpine ski team.