Don McLaughlin, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo., who began trick roping at 7 and competed in his first rodeo at 19, won the national steer-roping championship for the second time in four years. He had previously won the calf-roping championship five times.
Darylee Cox, who injured his back so severely in an auto accident last spring that he had to change his stance, came back to win the Professional Bowlers Association City of Roses tournament in Portland, Ore. It was his second PBA victory in only five tries.
Lieut. (J.G.) Joe Bellino, Navy's 1960 Heisman Trophy winner (now on duty at Charleston, S.C.), ran the ball for the deciding touchdown in his first pro game—with Providence of the Atlantic Coast League. "It feels great to be back," was his careful comment.
Bob Farrington of Richwood, Ohio, driver of the most winners in the U.S. the past two years, tied a harness-racing world record when he won six races in one day at Freehold Raceway, N.J. He equaled the five-year-old mark in six successive tries.
October 13, 1963
Dick Lytle, a Marine corporal, shot a course record 67 on the final round to win the Interservice Golf Tournament in Pensacola, Fla. In the team competition, his second-hole birdie in a sudden-death playoff gave the Navy its first tournament sweep.
Bob Dunbar, 17, the 5-foot-8-inch, 150-pound goalie for Fountain Hill (Pa.) High School's soccer team, helped break neighboring rival Bethlehem High's five-year, 50-game winning streak when he made 20 saves in the scoreless two-overtime-period game.