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HORSE SHOWS—CAROL HOFMANN of North Branch, N.J., continuing her string of strong European performances, won the first international senior jumping event at the Rotterdam Horse Show and led the U.S. to the team title. Her winning time for the 18 jumps was 83.6 seconds, which was slightly more than 10 seconds faster than the second-place time turned in by Kathy Kusner of Monkton, Md.
SWIMMING—American women set seven new world records while competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials at Los Angeles. DEBBIE MEYER set three: 200-, 400-and 800-meter freestyle; CLAUDIA KOLB two: 200-and 400-meter individual medley; and CATIE BALL two: 100-and 200-meter breast-stroke. Competition generally was superb and the team finally winnowed from the rich field is considered the finest women's swim squad ever assembled. The Olympic qualifiers were: 100-meter freestyle—SUE PEDERSEN, JAN HENNE, LINDA GUSTAVSON; 200-meter freestyle—DEBBIE MEYER, JAN HENNE, JANE BARKMAN; 400-meter freestyle—DEBBIE MEYER, LINDA GUSTAVSON, PAM KRUSE; 800-meter freestyle—DEBBIE MEYER, PATTY CARETTO, PAM KRUSE; 100-meter breaststroke—CATIE BALL-SHARON WICHMAN. SUZY JONES; 200-meter breaststroke—CATIE BALL, CATHY JAMISON, SHARON WICHMAN; 100-meter backstroke—KAYE HALL, JANE SWAGERTY, KENDIS MOORE; 200-meter backstroke—POKEY WATSON, SUSIE ATWOOD, KAYE HALL; 100-meter butterfly-ELLIE DANIEL, SUSIE SHIEDS, TONI HEWITT; 200-meter butterfly—TONI HEWITT, ELLIE DANIEL, DIANE GIEBEL; 200-meter individual medley-CLAUDIA KOLB, SUE PEDERSEN, JAN HENNE; 400-meter individual medley—CLAUDIA KOLB, SUE PEDERSEN, LYNN VIDALI; springboard diving—KEALA OSULLIVAN, MICKI KING. SUE GOSSICK; platform diving—ANN PETERSON, LESLEY BUSH. BARBARA TALMADGE.
TRACK & FIELD—Running in an Olympic intrasquad meet at South Lake Tahoe, Calif., VINCE MATTHEWS broke the world record for 400 meters, cutting one-tenth second off the mark of 44.5 set by Tommie Smith in 1967. Matthews did not realize he was running fast enough for a record, and neither did LEE EVANS, who ran a world-record 1:14.3 for 600 meters. Larry James (1:14.6), Mark Winzeried (1:14.8) and Ron Freeman (1:15.9) were also under the old record of 1:16.5, set a month ago by Tom Farrell. Mel Pender ran a 10-flat 100 meters, and John Carlos and Clyde Glosson each ran 20.1 in separate heats of the 200. Jack Bachelor was reported to have run a startling 13:33.7 for 5,000 meters, but the race proved to have been a lap short.
MILEPOSTS—SETTLED: by Superior Court Judge Walter Carpeneti, the legal controversy between the American Basketball Association's Oakland Oaks and the National Basketball Association's San Francisco Warriors, which threatened to keep superscorer RICK BARRY off the pro basketball court indefinitely, in San Francisco. Barry, who took NBA scoring honors away from Wilt Chamberlain in 1966-67, jumped from the Warriors to the Oaks after that season but was prevented from playing in 1967-68 because he was still legally under contract to the Warriors. He sat out his option last year, but the Warriors contended that Barry had to play out his option before he could switch to Oakland. The judge disagreed, freeing Barry to play with Oakland this season, but did concede that a damage claim by the Warriors against Barry and the Oaks appeared valid.
HIRED: By the San Diego Padres, PRESTON GOMEZ, 45, a Dodger coach whose major league playing experience amounted to eight games with Washington in 1944, to manage the new National League expansion team.
REHIRED—LARRY SHEPARD, as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, despite a resoundingly disappointing year by the injury-riddled Pirates in Shepard's first season in the job.
RESIGNED: Professional Golfers' Association Tournament Director JACK TUTHILL, after the PGA had done away with his job by abolishing the tournament committee.
TRADED: By the Detroit Lions, Safety BRUCE MAHER to the New York Giants in return for Linebacker BILL SWAIN and Running Back BILL TRIPLETT.
DIED: PETE BARRY, 71, a member of the original Celtics, whose playing career lasted over 21 years and spanned several eras in basketball's evolution; in New York City of a heart attack. Barry was the complete player, a six-footer who could shoot, rebound and set up plays. During his time with the team the Celtics dominated basketball.