Run Dusty Run ($4.40) came from off the pace to win the $134,800 Breeders' Futurity for 2-year-olds at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Under Jockey Darrel McHargue, Run Dusty Run finished the seven furlongs and 184 feet a nose ahead of Banquet Table, in 1:27[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—England's JAMES HUNT, driving a McLaren, finished 8.03 seconds ahead of Jody Scheckter of South Africa to win the U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, N.Y. (page 28).
Donnie Allison took the lead with 40 miles to go and easily won the National 500 at Charlotte, N.C. Driving a Chevrolet, Allison averaged 141.226 mph.
TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT defeated Dianne Fromholtz 6-1, 7-5 to win the $75,000 Talley Tournament in Phoenix. Fromholtz had defeated Billie Jean King—playing her first tournament singles in 15 months—6-3, 6-2.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: By baseball's St. Louis Cardinals, RED SCHOENDIENST, after 12 years as manager. Schoendienst, 53, led the Cards to NL titles in 1967 and 1968, and to a World Series triumph in 1967. The Cardinals finished 72-90 this season. He was replaced by Vern Rapp, 48, a minor league manager for 15 years.
HIRED: To manage the San Francisco Giants, JOE ALTOBELLI, 44, who skippered Rochester of the International League for six years, winning three pennants.
HIRED: To manage the Montreal Expos, DICK WILLIAMS. Fired this year by the California Angels, Williams managed Boston to the American League pennant in 1967 and the Oakland A's to three division titles and two World Series championships.
RESIGNED: RICK FORZANO, in his third year as head coach of the Detroit Lions. Tommy Hudspeth, 45-year-old coordinator of personnel, was named interim coach.