TOUCHING OTHER BASES; Whatever happened to . . .?

Space considerations often make it difficult to follow up on sports stories printed on this page. However, we thought you might like to know: * The crew of veteran US Olympians calling themselves "The 1980 Boat Club" rowed to an easy victory in the first women's competition ever held at England's Henley Regatta.

* The United States won its quarterfinal Davis Cup tennis match against Czechoslovakian and Wimbledon Champion John McEnroe won the clinching match. The real heroes, though, were doubles partners Stan Smith and Bob Lutz, who gave the US a 2-1 lead after McEnroe lost his opening singles match to Ivan Lendl.

* Kathy Whitworth is still seeking to become the first million-dollar winner in women's golf. Her career earnings now stand at $994,969, meaning she'd have to finish fourth this weekend on Long Island to crack the seven-digit barrier.

* The town of Foxboro, Mass., changed its mind and will now let the New England Patriots football team go ahead with a 9 o'clock start to its Sept. 21 Monday night game against Dallas. An earlier kickoff, it was felt, might have lessened the pregame consumption of beer and alcoholic beverages.

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