Mervyn Lincoln, 24-year-old Stawell, Victoria schoolteacher, diligently followed his rabbits for three quarters, went it alone on final lap to run 3:59 mile at Melbourne. Crowed Coach Franz Stampfl: "Next season...a 3:55 mile."

Judy Devlin, spirited young redhead from Baltimore, swept through five matches without losing game, routing Margaret Varner 11-2, 11-7 for All-England badminton title at London. Men's champion: Eddie Choong.

Herb Score, brilliant Cleveland left-hander, wearing incredulous look in this picture, may well be most valuable property in baseball. Indians last week rejected $1 million bid by Boston Red Sox for their strikeout artist.

Dr. Luis Vidaña, bronzed Cuban Senator, daringly maneuvered his Crillo to victory in 284-mile St. Petersburg-to-Havana race, placed third in class in run from Havana to Varadero Beach to clinch SORC championship.