GOLF—Overcoming bogeys on two of the first four holes of the final round, CAROL MANN of Tow-son, Md., won the National Women's Open Championship at the Atlantic City (N.J.) Country Club with an even-par 72 and a 72-hole total of 290, two strokes ahead of Mrs. Kathy Cornelius of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (page 22).
Billy Casper, two strokes behind after 54 holes in the Western Open at Tarn O'Shanter, shot a seven-under-par 64 on the final round for a winning 270.
In the first overtime match in the 11-year history of the World Senior Golf Championship, played this year at Formby, England, SAM SNEAD retained his title by defeating Charlie Ward of Britain 1 up in 37 holes.
GYMNASTICS—MAKOTO SAKAMOTO, 18, a Los Angeles high school student, won the all-round men's division and every one of the six events he entered at the National AAU Men's Gymnastics Championships in Cleveland.
July 11, 1965
HARNESS RACING—NOBLE VICTORY won the $16,337 Runnymede Trot at Saratoga, a Grand Circuit feature for 3-year-old colts and geldings and, in so doing, set a national season's record of 2:02 2/5 for gait, age and sex on a half-mile track. ARMBRO FLIGHT set a season's mark for 3-year-old fillies of 2:05 2/5 in taking the trotting filly division of the Battle of Saratoga. Undefeated BRET HANOVER, heading for the Little Brown Jug, won for the 30th time in succession with a 2:02 1/5 clocking in the pacing division of the Battle. Single G. is the only other harness horse ever to have won 30 in a row.
Speedy Scot warmed up for the $100,000 Roosevelt International Trot with a 2:34 win in the 1¼ mile American Trotting Championship at Roosevelt Raceway.
MOTOR SPORTS—Driving a factory-backed 1965 Ford at an average speed of 150.046 mph for 160 laps at Daytona International Speedway, A. J. FOYT won the Firecracker 400 Grand National stock-car race for the second straight year, edging Buddy Baker of Charlotte, N.C., who drove a hemi-head 1965 Plymouth Fury.
ROWING—The RATZEBURG ROWING CLUB of West Germany beat the Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia by half a boat length in the Grand Challenge Cup for eights at England's Henley Royal Regatta (page 20). DON SPERO of the New York Athletic Club defeated Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh of Britain by three quarters of a length in the Diamond Sculls singles. LEANDER CLUB of Oxford's four-with-cox, comprised of four ex-Yalemen, took the Prince Philip Cup and set a course record of 7:03. The Princess Elizabeth Cup for schoolboy eights was won by TABOR ACADEMY of Marion, Mass., which defeated Andover by one length and tied the event record in 6:44.
TENNIS—Taking four straight games in the final set, MARGARET SMITH of Australia unseated Maria Bueno of Brazil, 6-4, 7-5 in the women's singles final at Wimbledon. ROY EMERSON's 67-minute win, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 over his teammate Fred Stolle, gave Australia its first sweep of the All-England singles titles. In addition, Aussies JOHN NEWCOMBE and TONY ROCHE beat countrymen Ken Fletcher and Bob Hewitt 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 for the men's doubles crown, and Miss Smith, paired with Fletcher, a combination that has been beaten only once in mixed doubles, defeated Roche and Judy Tegart, also of Australia, 12-10, 6-3. BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT of Long Beach, Calif., who was eliminated in the semifinals by Miss Bueno, teamed with her to win the women's doubles 6-2, 7-5. GARDNAR MULLOY and BILL TALBERT, who won the veterans' doubles, were the only other American winners while, just for contrast, Russians VLADIMIR KOROTKOV and OLGA MOROZOVA won the boys' and girls' singles.
In his fifth try at the men's singles title of the Tri-State International Tennis Tournament in Cincinnati, BILL LENOIR of Tucson beat Herb Fitzgibbon of New York, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 9-7. STEPHANIE DEFINA, who lost her title last year, regained it, defeating Roberta Alison 10-8, 5-7, 6-4.
TRACK AND FIELD—MICHEL JAZY of France, who set world records at one mile, two miles and 3,000 meters in June, ran 5,000 meters in Helsinki against a stellar field that included the holder of the pending world mark for that event, Ron Clarke of Australia, and won in 13:27.6, bettering his own pending European record for the 5,000 (13:29) and also setting a new European mark for three miles (13:04.8). Clarke and Jazy took turns setting the pace until, with 500 meters to go, Jazy turned on a finishing kick that Clarke was unable to match. As Clarke fell back he was passed by Kenya's Kipchogo Keino, who finished second. JIM GRELLE's 3:40.8 in the 1,500 meters beat Peter Snell and Dyrol Burleson.
Two days later, KIPCHOGO KEINO and Ron Clarke ran the 5,000 again, in Turku, Finland. Encouraged by his good time in Helsinki, Keino decided, despite a heavy rain, to go all out for the world mark and finished in 13:26.2, second fastest 5,000 on record.
In London, JOSEF ODLOZIL of Czechoslovakia ran a winning 3:56.8 in a mile run in which eight runners finished under four minutes. Peter Snell, in a continuing slump, was seventh in 3:59.7.
Bill Toomey of the Southern California Striders and RUSS HODGE of the Santa Clara Valley Youth Village finished one-two in the National AAU Decathlon Championship in Bakersfield, Calif.
The decisive event in the team competition between TENNESSEE STATE and the Mercurettes of Los Angeles at the National AAU Outdoor Girls' and Women's Track and Field Championships in Columbus, Ohio (page 18) was the 440-yard relay in which Tennessee State teams, both timed in 46.5, finished first and second. The Mercurettes were third in 46.6. MARIE MULDER, 15, of Sacramento, who has a pending national women's record of 2:10.2 in the half mile, defeated defending champion Sandra Knott of Cleveland in the 880 (2:11.1) and again in the 1,500 meters (4:36.5). LYNN GRAHAM, 17, of Pasadena, Calif., who won the shotput and discus throw in the girls' division, won the women's titles, too, with a put of 47 feet 7 inches and a throw of 157 feet 9 inches. WYOMIA TYUS of Tennessee State won the 100 in 10.5, tying the U.S. women's record she shares with teammate EDITH McGUIRE. Miss McGuire ran the 220 in 23.6, a meet record, and JANELL SMITH of Fredonia, Kans. won the 440 in 55.1. ELEANOR MONTGOMERY of Cleveland and WILLYE WHITE of Chicago successfully defended their high-jump and long-jump titles, with 5-foot 7-inch and 20-foot 5½-inch efforts. RANAE BAIR'S 175-foot-½-inch javelin throw set a new meet mark.
MILEPOSTS—GRANTED: By the NFL for a consideration of "about $9 million" a franchise in Atlanta to begin operation in 1966 to RANKIN M. SMITH, executive of a Georgia insurance company (page 14). Rankin obtained from the Atlanta Fulton County Stadium authority exclusive football tenancy in Atlanta's new stadium, thereby killing off the hopes of the AFL to expand to that city.
APPOINTED: By the NFL as a head linesman, BURL ABRON TOLER, a former University of San Francisco football star, who will be the first Negro ever to serve as a field official for a major professional athletic league in the U.S.
HIRED: As part-time coach of the San Francisco 49er quarterbacks, Y. A. TITTLE, retired New York Giant who was traded away by the 49ers in 1960. Tittle also has a one-year contract with the Giants to do public relations work and serve as their northern California player scout.
HIRED: To direct the athletic program and create a basketball team at Hiram Scott College in Scotts-bluff, Neb., when the new school opens in the fall, FORDDY ANDERSON, who was fired earlier this year by Michigan State after 11 years as its basketball coach.
SIGNED: To a three-year contract as the first full-time leader of the U.S. Alpine ski team, BOB BEATTIE, varsity ski coach at the University of Colorado, coach of the Alpine team that represented the U.S. in the 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck and initiator of a national program aimed at the development of world-class skiers in this country.
SIGNED: To play for the Boston Patriots of the AFL, Navy's 1960 All-America halfback and Heisman Trophy winner, JOE BELLINO, after four years of service as a naval officer.
TRADED: By the New York Jets to the Oakland Raiders of the AFL, DICK WOOD, last season's starting quarterback. Taking his place: gold-plated rookies Joe Namath and John Huarte.
DIED: JACK MARA, 57, president for the last 29 years of the family operation that has owned and directed the New York Giants since their founding in 1925, of cancer in New York.