BOATING—DON McNAMARA, 31, sailed BINGO to three firsts and a second in seven races off Newport, R.I. to win the 5.5 skipper's berth for the Tokyo Olympics. With Crewmen Frank Scully and Joe Batchelder, he sailed the red-hulled Luders design ahead of Olympic gold medalists Dr. Britton Chance (1952) and George O'Day (1960), who finished sixth and seventh.
More than 200,000 lined the banks of the Detroit River to watch Ron Musson pilot Seattle's hydroplane MISS BARDAHL an average 103.296 mph for her second straight Gold Cup title in Detroit.
Easterner, Chandler Hovey's handsome mahogany 12-meter, designed by Ray Hunt, was entered in this week's Observation Trials leading toward selection of an America's Cup defender, bringing the U.S. contingent to five. Others are Columbia, Nefertiti, American Eagle and Constellation.
BOXING—A crowd of over 40,000 cheered as FLOYD PATTERSON outboxed fourth-ranked Heavyweight Eddie Machen for a 12-round decision in Raasunda Stadium near Stockholm, Sweden (see page 20).
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Laszlo Papp of Hungary, the undefeated European middleweight champion, knocked out Denmark's Chris Christensen in the fourth round of a Copenhagen title bout.
GOLF—After starting the final round six strokes behind in a tie for 10th, JACK NICKLAUS shot a five-under-par 67 for a 72-hole total of 276 and victory by one stroke over Gary Player in the Whitemarsh (Pa.) Open.
HARNESS RACING—In his second start of the season, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Di Gennaro's DUKE RODNEY ($6), the favorite in the field of eight, swept to a world record of 3:05[3/5] for 1½ miles on a half-mile track, beating Porterhouse by three-quarters of a length to win the $60,000 United Nations Trot at Yonkers Raceway. Billy Haughton guided the 6-year-old as he lowered by [3/5] second the mark established in 1951 by Star's Pride at the old Roosevelt Raceway.
Surprising HI LO'S SOLAR ($46.80), owned by Marston Fowler and J. E. McDonald of Washington, Ind. and driven by Billy Shuter, took the lead in the stretch and upset heavily favored Overtrick by a length in the $50,000 Harness Tracks of America final pace at Sportsman's Park. The winner covered the mile in a fast 2:00.
HORSE RACING—Captain Harry F. Guggenheim's 4-year-old IRON PEG ($5.50), ridden by Manuel Ycaza, fought off a closing sprint by Kelso to win the $111,000 Suburban Handicap by a head at Aqueduct. Olden Times finished third, four lengths behind Kelso, in the 1-mile race.
South African-bred COLORADO KING ($14.80), Ray York in the saddle, equaled the world record of 1:46[2/5] for 1‚⅛ miles as he streaked to an eight-length victory over favored Mustard Plaster in the $55,200 American Handicap at Hollywood Park. It was the 5-year-old's first stakes triumph in the U.S.
MOTOR SPORTS—In a thrilling finish A. J. FOYT pulled ahead of Bobby Isaac just before the final turn of the final lap to win the $63,000 Firecracker 400-mile stock-car race at Daytona International Speedway. The two Dodge drivers exchanged the lead nine times in the last 50 miles as Foyt averaged a record 151.451 mph to edge the Catawba, N.C. native by less than a car length. In an accident during a qualifying race the day before, Fred Lorenzen, NASCAR's champion driver of 1963, was injured and hospitalized with severe contusions, broken ribs and a deep gash on his left wrist.
ROWING—The Royal Henley Regatta's Grand Challenge Cup went to the U.S.S.R., which overpowered defending champion University of London by three lengths in the final, after stroking past the Harvard junior varsity in the first round and the Thames Club of Britain in the semifinals at Henley-on-Thames, England. In the latter victory the husky, high-stroking Soviet eight (Club Zjalghiris Viljnjus of Lithuania) covered the one-mile 550-yard distance in a record 6:23, lowering by seven seconds the mark set by the 1957 Cornell crew. Lanky SEYMOUR CROMWELL, a 30-year-old New Yorker and two-time U.S. single sculls champion, became the first American since Jack Kelly in 1949 to win the coveted Diamond Sculls trophy when he defeated Argentina's Alberto Demiddi by 2¾ lengths in the final. Earlier Cromwell cropped six seconds off the record for the event (eight minutes flat, set by Belgium's Robert George in 1953) when he rowed to a 7:54 victory over New Zealand's Murray Watkinson in an opening heat.
TENNIS—Australia's ROY EMERSON, top-seeded despite the fact that he had failed in eight tries to reach the final at Wimbledon, broke through at last and defeated countryman Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3 for the men's singles title (see page 22). Brazil's Maria Bueno halted an Australian sweep of major Wimbledon titles by defeating rugged Margaret Smith, the defending champion, 6-4, 7-9, 6-3. In the men's doubles, Stolle and Bob Hewitt defeated their Australian compatriots Emerson and Ken Fletcher, 7-5, 11-9, 6-4. In the women's doubles Miss Smith and Lesley Turner beat the American team of Billie Jean Moffitt and Mrs. Karen Hantze Susman, 7-5, 6-2, and in the mixed doubles Miss Turner and Stolle upset Miss Smith and Fletcher, 6-4, 6-4. Americans did better in the girls' singles and the veterans' doubles: Peaches Bartkowicz defeated Elena Subirats of Mexico, 6-3, 6-1, and the team of Bill Talbert and Bernard Destremau, of France, beat George MacCall and Allen Martini (of the U.S.), 7-5, 6-3.
TRACK & FIELD—In two days of competition among more than 250 athletes in 17 events on New York City's Randalls Island, the first members of the U.S. Olympic team were selected (see page 16). The winner of each event automatically qualified for the team (provided he stays in condition over the summer), and many of the losers will receive another chance to qualify at the final trials, to be held in Los Angeles on September 12-13. (The first six in each event are eligible to participate in L.A., where the lop two finishers—excluding those already qualified—will also earn a trip to Tokyo.) Nine of the 17 champions at Randalls Island were former Olympians, three of whom—all field-events competitors—have already represented the U.S. at both Melbourne (1956) and Rome (1960). The three were AL OERTER, discus (201 feet 11 inches); HAROLD CONNOLLY, hammer throw (225 feet 4 inches); and IRA DAVIS, triple jump (52 feet 10¾ inches). Making the team for the second time were JERRY SIEBERT, 800 meters (1:47.1); DYROL BURLESON, 1,500 meters (3:45.4); HAYES JONES, 110-meter high hurdles (13.4); DALLAS LONG, shotput (64 feet 9½ inches); JOHN THOMAS, high jump (7 feet 1 inch);and RALPH BOSTON, broad jump (27 feet 5½ inches). The Olympic newcomers were TRENTON JACKSON, 100 meters (10.1); HENRY CARR, 200 meters (20.7); OLLAN CASSELL, 400 meters (45.9); BOBSCHUL, 5,000 meters (14:10.8); JAY LUCK, 400-meter intermediate hurdles (49.4); JEFF FISHBACK, 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:40.4); JIM STEVENSON, javelin (242 feet 8 inches); and JOHN PENNEL, pole vault (16 feet 6 inches). Two outstanding competitors who did not qualify will appeal to the U.S. Olympic Committee for another try in Los Angeles: Adolph Plummer, co-holder of the world 400-meter record (44.9), who limped across the finish line in seventh place with a knee injury; and distance runner Jim Beatty, who was forced to quit the 5,000-meter trial with a sore foot. Sprinter Bob Hayes, owner of the world record for 100 yards (9.1), who pulled his left hamstring muscle at the AAU Championships two weeks ago, has special permission to compete in the Los Angeles Olympic trials.
Of the more than 600 athletes from 15 countries in Moscow's Znamensky Brothers memorial meet, the outstanding competitor was 27-year-old TATYANA SHCHELKANOVA of Leningrad, who bettered by three inches her own women's world broad-jump record with a leap of 21 feet 11¾ inches. In other events, Russia's KESTUTIS ORENTA beat Britain's Michael Wiggs by less than a second to win the 5,000 meters in a swift 13:45.0; Soviet ROBERT SHAVLAKADZE, the 1960 Olympic gold medalist, cleared 6 feet 10¾ inches to take the high jump; and TOMAS SALINGER of Czechoslovakia caught Russia's Vassily Savinkov at the wire to win the 1,500 meters in a speedy 3:42.8.
At an international meet in Oslo, Norway, TERJE PEDLRSON, a 20-year-old Oslo student who has been hurling the javelin since he was 14, burst into the Olympic picture with a world-record heave of 285 feet 10 inches. His throw bettered by 1 foot 3 inches the previous mark, set in 1961 by Italy's Carlo Lievore. Pederson, who trains six days a week—four with weights and two with the javelin—said he will take it easy for a few weeks "because I don't want to get into top form yet." Belgium's GASTON ROELANTS seemed en route to his peak condition when he finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in an impressive 8:31.8, just 2.2 seconds above his own world record.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: Popular Stock Car Driver GLENN (Fireball) ROBERTS, 33, of Daytona Beach, Fla., the biggest career money-winner in NASCAR history; of complications arising from critical burns sustained in a crash six weeks ago, at a Charlotte, N.C. hospital (see page 6).