BASEBALL—BERTHA RAGAN pitched Stratford, Conn. to its third straight women's world Softball championship with a 2-0 victory over Portland, Ore., at Stratford.
BILLIARDS—RENE VINGERHOEDT of Belgium defeated Jose Bonomo of Argentina 60-57 to win the world three-cushion championship at Buenos Aires.
BOATING—MISS DETROIT, driven by Chuck Thompson, won the President's Cup for unlimited hydros on the Potomac in Washington, D.C. Tied in points with Miss Thriftway of Seattle, driven by Bill Muncey, after the three 15-mile heats. Miss Detroit was declared winner because its elapsed time was 19.7 seconds faster. It was the fourth President's Cup victory for the 48-year-old Thompson.
Carl M. Eichenlaub of San Diego won the International Lightning championship at Tawas City, Mich. with 139 points, six more than Runner-up Henry Cawthra of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
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Richard Stearns of Northfield, Ill., though failing to win one of the five races for the North American Star championship at Milford, Conn., compiled 182 points to take the title.
BOXING—ARCHIE MOORE, world light-heavyweight champion and ageless wonder of the boxing world, weighing in at 200 pounds for non-title bout at Dallas, scored a four-round TKO over George Abinet of Dallas, after twice knocking Abinet to the canvas in the third.
Henry Cooper, British heavyweight champion, 10-round decision over Roy Harris of Cut 'n' Shoot, Texas, in London.
Zora Folley, fourth-ranked heavyweight, 10-round decision over Willi Besmanoff, at Centralia, Wash.
Chic Calderwood, British light-heavyweight champion, 10-round decision over Willie Pastrano, Glasgow, Scotland.
Don Fullmer, younger brother of Middleweight Champion Gene Fullmer, battled to a 10-round draw with European Middleweight Champion Gustav Scholz at Frankfurt, Germany.
FOOTBALL—In their last NHL exhibition game before the regular season the Baltimore Colts lost again, this time to the Philadelphia Eagles. Led by Quarterback Norm Van Brocklin, who completed 15 out of 22 passes for 248 yards, the Eagles beat the champions 35-21 at Hershey, Pa.
Green Bay Packers won their sixth straight NFL exhibition game, 41-7, over the Washington Redskins at Winston-Salem, N.C. For the Redskins it was the sixth straight defeat. Green Bay rolled up a 34-0 lead in the third period, before the Redskins scored their only touchdown, a screen pass tossed by their newly acquired quarterback, M. C. Reynolds.
GOLF—DEANE BEMAN, 22-year-old University of Maryland student, added the U.S. amateur championship to the British amateur title he won last year by defeating Bob Gardner of New York 6 and 4 at St. Louis (see page 28). Jack Nicklaus, defending champion, was defeated 5 and 3 in the fourth round by Charles Lewis III of Little Rock, Ark.
Both Beman and Gardner were selected by the USGA to represent the U.S. in the world amateur championship later this month in Ardmore, Pa. Others selected were William Hyndman III of Philadelphia and Jack Nicklaus.
Ernie Vossler of Midland, Texas, the $25,000 Tacoma (Wash.) Open, with 272 for 72 holes.
Mickey Wright of San Diego, the $8,250 Memphis Women's Open with 278 for 72 holes. BILLY JOHNSTON, home-town favorite, won the $22,000 Utah Open at Salt Lake City, with 262 for 72 holes.
Sandra Haynie, 17, Austin women's invitational with 1-under-par 73, six strokes better than her nearest competitor in field of 76.
HARNESS RACING—QUICK SONG ($4.90) won the $73,129 Dexter Cup Trot by a length over Lowe Hanover and In Haste, who finished in a dead heat for second, at Roosevelt Raceway. Quick Song, driven by Ralph Baldwin, set a world record for 3-year-olds on a half-mile track by covering the 1 1/16 mile in 2:10 2/5.
Bye Bye Byrd ($11.50), the $50,000 National Pacing Derby, by a head over New Zealand's Caduceus, 1¼ m. in 2:31 3/5 to tie the world record on a half-mile track, at Roosevelt. Clint Hodgins driver.
HORSE RACING—T.V. LARK ($18.60) came from far off the pace in the stretch to beat Sword Dancer (2nd) and Bally Ache (3rd) in the $100,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City. With John Sellers up, T.V. Lark won by a length and a quarter over the 1 3/16-mile distance, was clocked in 1:57.
Little Tumbler ($24.40) scampered out of the gate and led all the way in the $138,160 Futurity for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct. Under Ray Broussard the bay filly beat out Globemaster by three lengths and set a track record of 1:16 3/5 for the 6½-furlong run.
Hail To Reason, outstanding 2-year-old of the season, broke two sesamoid bones in his front left leg during a workout at Aqueduct and will be retired to stud.
The AGA KHAN announced that he had bought the vast race horse empire owned by his father the late Aly Khan. "I wish to maintain the family tradition of horse racing and breeding," said the Aga, "and will be taking a definite interest in my racing establishment."
MOTOR SPORTS—DAVE CAUSEY of Carmel, Ind., and co-Driver LUKE STEAR of Indianapolis, won the 500-mile Road America for sports cars at Elkhart Lake, Wis. Causey averaged 79.81 mph in a 2.8-liter Maserati. Twenty seconds behind were Augie Pabst and William Wuesthoff of Milwaukee.
A. J. Foyt of Houston won the Hoosier Hundred at Indianapolis, averaging 89.286 mph. Rodger Ward, defending national champion from Indianapolis, who was leading until magneto failure forced him out, set a track record of 101.609 mph in a qualifying lap.
POLO—OAK BROOK-CCC, paced by 10-goaler Cecil Smith (he has maintained his 10-goal rating for 20 years), defeated Royal Palm of Boca Raton, Fla. 8-5 for the National Open Championship at Chicago. In the final game of the elimination for the title, Smith scored four goals. Captain Don Beveridge of Oak Brook-CCO scored one goal against Royal Palm's goalie Bobbie Beveridge, Don's nephew and one of the youngest high-goal players in the country.
TENNIS—DARLENE HARD, 24-year-old pre-medical student at Pomona (Calif.) College, put a surprise ending on the twice-delayed national championships at Forest Hills, upset defending champion Maria Bueno (who eliminated her last year in the semifinals) 6-3, 10-12, 6-4 for the women's title. In the men's final NEALE FRASER of Australia defeated his countryman Rod Laver 6-4, 6-4, 10-8 to take the title for the second consecutive year.
WALKING—DON THOMPSON of England, who won the 50 kilometer gold medal at the Rome Olympics, won a 53-mile stroll from the Parliament in London to the seaside resort of Brighton in seven hours 37 minutes.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: MAURICE RICHARD, 39, most explosive, exciting player in hockey. During his NHL career, including 18 seasons with Montreal, Richard scored 544 goals in regular season play, and 82 in Stanley Cup playoffs, more than 100 goals over his nearest rival, Gordie Howe of Detroit.
RETIRED: AMOS ALONZO STAGG, 98, football coach since 1890, at Stockton, Calif.
RETIRED: LOU GROZA, 36, after 14 seasons as place kicker for the Cleveland Browns. Groza, known as The Toe, scored 1,001 points for the Browns.
ELECTED to Football Hall of Fame: SID LUCK-MAN, Columbia quarterback from 1936 to 1938; LOU LITTLE, Penn tackle in 1919 and longtime Columbia coach; FRED BORRIES, All-America halfback at Navy in 1934; JOHNNY LUJACK, All-America quarterback at Notre Dame in 1946 and 1947; CHARLES ALDRICH, All-America center at Texas Christian in 1938; GORDON LOCKE, All-America fullback at Iowa in 1922; CLYDE TURNER, Hardin-Simmons center from 1937 to 1939; CHARLES GELBERT, All-America end at Penn from 1894 to 1896; NEIL SNOW, University of Michigan end and fullback from 1898 to 1901.