BOATING—First over the finish line of the 235-mile Port Huron-to-Mackinac race and first on corrected time of 42 hours 44 minutes 13 seconds, GYPSY, a 54-foot sloop skippered by Charles Kotovic of Milwaukee, took overall honors in the 41-year-old event for a record third time.
The British-American Universities Sailing Trophy, the prize in a dual competition between six-man student teams sailing 14-foot dinghies in a best-of-nine series, was won. in a sweep, by the U.S.—TERRY L. CRONBURG, MIT; ARTHUR PAINE, University of Rhode Island; CHARLES PAINE, Brown; SCOTT ALLAN,USC; DONALD K. SCHWANZ, MIT; and J. ROBERT WHITE, Ohio State.
BOXING—World Light Heavyweight Champion JOSE TORRES of New York fought 10 rounds to a unanimous decision over onetime heavyweight contender Tom McNeeley of Boston in a nontitle bout in San Juan, P.R.
Sugar Ray Robinson, 45, aiming for Middle-weight Champion Joey Giardello, won a unanimous 10-round decision over Young Joe Walcott, 29, son of the former heavyweight title holder.
August 8, 1965
GOLF—Returning to the form that won the Masters Tournament in April, JACK NICKLAUS birdied three of the last four holes of the Thunderbird Golf Classic in Harrison, N.Y. for a final-round 68 and won with an 18-under-par 270, two strokes ahead of Gary Player. The victory pushed his official earnings to $89,70O, top on the tour.
HARNESS RACING—In this longest race so far, the 1-mile Hilltop Trot at Yonkers Raceway. 4-year-old DARTMOUTH ($3.80),guided by Ralph Baldwin, easily defeated Big John by a length and Speedy Count, in third, by another 1½ lengths.
Stanley Dancer drove K. D. Owen's NOBLE VICTORY ($2.20) to a half-length win over Perfect Freight in the $25,000 Yonkers Futurity Prep Trot. It was the 16th straight victory over two seasons for the 3-year-old colt.
HORSE RACING—George D. Widener's 4-year-old filly STEEPLE JILL ($9.20), ridden by John Ruane, took the 1-mile, $123,265 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park by 4½ lengths over Christiana Stable's Ho Ho. The favorite. Miss Cavandish, finished third, another¾ length behind.
Three-year-old TERRY'S SECRET ($4.80), Alex Maese in the saddle, won the 1‚Öù-mile. $81,000 Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park by 5½ lengths over Ramant, who finished second.
Undefeated NATIVE STREET ($3.60), a daughter of Native Dancer, Manuel Ycaza up, outsprinted a field of 14 other 2-year-old fillies in the six-furlong, $124,000 Sorority Stakes at New Jersey's Monmouth Park to win by six lengths over Shimmering Gold, her sister.
MOTOR SPORTS—By winning his sixth Formula 1 Grand Prix race this year, in Adenau, Germany, JIM CLARK of Scotland clinched the world drivers' championship for 1965. Clark drove his Lotus Climax at an average speed of 99.79 mph for 2 hours 7 minutes 52 seconds, setting a course record on the first lap (8:36.1) and bettering it several times through the 15-lap race, in his first victory on the twisting N√ºrburgring course.
ROWING—ST. CATHARINES ROWING CLUB outscored the Detroit Boat Club by 21½ points on the basis of three firsts and four seconds to win an unprecedented fifth straight Maple Leaf Trophy at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines, Ont. The Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia, fourth in overall scoring, took the championship eights event by 1½ lengths going away, and BILL MAHER, 19, of Detroit earned the championship single sculls title in an upset of Philadelphia's Dave Robinson of the Fairmont Rowing Association and Jeff Kreger of the Wyandotte (Mich.) Boat Club.
SWIMMING—A German freestyle relay team—HANS JOACHIM KLEIN, WERNER FREITAS, OLAF VON SCHILLING and HOLGER KRISCHKE—flew to London's Crystal Palace pool determined to set two new world records. It did. In time trials, without opposition, the Germans knocked 2.1 seconds off the mark set by an Australian team in 1962 in the 440-yard relay (3:41.8) and 2.9 seconds from their own mark set eight days earlier in the 880-yard relay (8:08.3).
TENNIS—The U.S. Davis Cuppers beat Mexico 4-1 in Dallas for the American Zone title, thereby earning a meeting with European Zone champion Spain next week (page 18).
The Eastern Grass Court Championships in South Orange, N.J., ended in an upset by Australian FRED STOLLE of Roy Emerson 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, but in the women's division BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT, the top seed, did what was expected of her. Despite an injured toe, she beat Janie Albert 7-5, 6-3.
TRACK & FIELD—Weakened by assorted ailments and injuries and—perhaps—overconfidence, the U.S. men's team lost to the U.S.S.R. for the first time in seven dual meets, 118-112, in Kiev. As usual, the U.S. women were defeated by the Russian women, 63½-43½. The two men's teams each won 11 events, but the Russians gained 12 second-place finishes to the Americans' eight. There was no second in the 400-meter relay since the U.S. team was disqualified (the U.S.S.R. also was disqualified in the 1,600-meter-relay) when George Anderson ran out of his lane. The Americans had already lost the race, however, to the U.S.S.R. (39.3). In other upsets, the U.S.S.R.'s GENNADI BLIZNETSOV took the pole vault (16 feet 3) when runner-up Jeff Chase and John Pennel could clear only 16 feet 1 inch; PYOTR BOLOTNIKOV nipped Olympic Champion Bob Schul in the 5,000-meter run (13:54.2): and NIKOLAI DUTOV defeated teammate Leonid Ivanov in the 10,000-meter run (28:22, a meet record) as Gerry Lindgren, bothered by a bad cold, finished a weak third and Billy Mills, hampered by infected tonsils, didn't even run. The U.S.S.R. also swept the first two places in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (VIKTOR KUDINSKI, 8:31.8), the 20-kilometer walk (BORIS KHROLOVICH, 1:39:13.4), the javelin (JANIS LUSIS, 281 feet 1), the hammer throw (ROMUALD KLIM, 230 feet 10) and the high jump (VALERI BRUMEL, 7 feet 2) and won the hop-step-and-jump (ALEXANDR ZOLOTAREV, 54 feet 1¾), plus the decathlon (MIKHAIL STOROZHENKO, 7,883 points).
The U.S. finished one-two in the 100-meter dash (DAREL NEWMAN, a meet record 10.1), the 110-meter high hurdles (WILLIE DAVENPORT, 13.5), the 1,500-meter run (JIM GRELLE, a meet mark 3:39.2), and the shotput (RANDY MATSON, 66 feet 6). As expected, the U.S. also won the 200-meter dash (ADOLPH PLUMMER, 20.8), the 400-meter (OLLAN CASSELL, 45.9), the 800-meter (GEORGE GERMANN, 1:46.8, as favorite Morgan Groth pulled a muscle and finished fourth), the 400-meter hurdles (REX CAWLEY, 50.2), the 1,600-meter relay (3:05.8), and the broad jump (RALPH BOSTON, 26 feet 11¼).
In the women's division the U.S. won only three of the l0 events, and WYOMIA TYUS and EDITH McGUIRE had a foot in all of them. Miss Tyus equaled the pending world record 11.1 in winning the 100-meter dash (Miss McGuire finished second). Miss McGuire set a meet mark of 23.1 in taking the 200-meter dash (Miss Tyus came in second), and both girls ran on the winning 400-meter relay team. The only other American girls to finish better than third were 15-year-old MARIE MULDER from California, who came in second in the 800-meter run with a 2:07.3 (best ever by an American woman), and ELEANOR MONTGOMERY, who tied for second in the high jump but equaled the winning height (5 feet 8).
MILEPOSTS—PAID: For a filly by Turn-to—Cosmah at the Keeneland sales in Lexington, Ky., $140,000, by Mr. and Mrs. John M. Olin of Alton, Ill. The price was the highest ever paid at auction for a yearling Thoroughbred filly.
TAPPED: By the Army for two years duty, ROTC Lieut. TERRY DISCHINGER, the Detroit Pistons'leading player (ninth best scorer in the NBA last season) and a three-time All-Star selection.
DIED: MRS. IZAAK WALTON KILLAM, widow of a wealthy Canadian industrialist, at her home in Cap-d'Ail on the French Riviera. Mrs. Killam, a devoted Dodger fan, offered $6 million in 1956 to keep the Bums in Brooklyn. Asked if she would do the same for the New York Giants, she said, "The Giants! I wouldn't pay a nickel for them."