BASEBALL—A two-run homer over the center-field fence by 5-foot 10-inch, 181-pound Dale Misiek in the fourth inning of the final game of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. gave WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. a 3-1 victory over Stoney Creek, Ont., Canada.
BOATING—JEAN PIERRE ROGGO of Geneva, Switzerland, retained the International Moth class world championship in waters off Cape May, N.J.; DONALD BEVER of Vermilion, Ohio broke a tie with a first on the final day to win the International Star class world title; TOM ALLEN of Eggertsville, N.Y., the world Lightning champion, took his fourth North American title, in Bay Head, N.J.; and FREEMAN CHASE of the Hingham (Mass.) Yacht Club became the 18th International 210 class national champion at Marblehead, Mass.
Despite only one first place in nine races for O.K. Dinghies, COLIN PARK of Vancouver, B.C. took the O'Day Cup for the North American Single-Handed championship on Seattle's Lake Washington. Park's 109-point total edged runner-up Randall Swan of Charleston, S.C. by 2¾ points.
BOXING—LUIS RODRIGUEZ of Miami won his second match this year over third-ranked middleweight Rubin (Hurricane) Carter—a unanimous 10-round decision at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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GOLF—AL GEIBERGER, who went into the final round of the $100,000 American Golf Classic in Akron with a five-stroke lead, finished four strokes ahead of runner-up Arnold Palmer with an even par 280. The victory, worth $20,000 to Geiberger, was his first in a major tournament and his first of any kind in two years.
Jean Ashley of Colorado Springs, Colo. took a 1-up lead on the first nine, fell three down at the 19th hole but never lost a hole after that as she beat three-time champion Anne Quast Welts, 5 and 4, in their scheduled 36-hole final match for the U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Championship in Denver.
Jack Barkel of Sydney, Australia became the first foreign golfer ever to win the World Senior Tournament when he sank a 54-foot chip shot on the 18th hole of the Broadmoor club course in Colorado Springs, Colo. to beat Adrian French of Los Angeles.
HARNESS RACING—Two-year-olds GOVERNOR ARMBRO ($3.60) and BONUS BOY ($8.20) won their divisions of the E. Roland Harriman Trot at Yonkers Raceway easily, the Governor by 2½ lengths over Mr. Sparkle, and Bonus Boy by 3½ lengths over Amastar.
HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps's BUCKPASSER ($2.60), Braulio Baeza up, closed out the Saratoga meeting with a victory in the $110,175, 6½-furlong Hopeful Stakes by 2½ lengths over his stablemate, Impressive (page 54).
Preakness winner TOM ROLFE ($2.60), ridden by Bill Shoemaker, took the $107,500 Arlington Classic at Arlington Park by a neck over runner-up Royal Gunner.
Arthur B. (Bull) Hancock's 2-year-old full sister of Ridan, MOCCASIN ($2.60), ran the six-furlong, $76,350 Spinaway at Saratoga in 1:11, defeating runner-up Swift Lady by 3½ lengths.
MODERN PENTATHLON—Rutgers student PAUL PESTHY, a Hungarian now living in New Brunswick, N.J., won the 1965 national championship at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, with a total of 5,072 points. He took firsts in fencing and pistol shooting and was 11th in running, eighth in swimming and fourth in horseback riding.
ROWING—Though the Vesper Boat Club managed to defeat Germany's RATZEBURG ROWING CLUB in a preliminary heat, the Germans took the final of the European championship for eights, finishing six feet in front of the second-place Russians, and leaving the Americans a half length behind in third, barely ahead of a fast-closing Yugoslavian National Crew. Germany's JOCHEN MEISSNER scored the biggest upset of the day when he won the single sculls by a hefty margin over Russia's Anatoli Sass.
SHOOTING—A Pfc. from the U.S. Army Pacific Area Command rifle team, LOUIS F. BEHLING, using an M-14, won the overall prize of the President's Trophy Match in the National Rifle and Pistol Championships with a match record of 150-17V on the Camp Perry, Ohio range. The high civilian award went to VICTOR L. ANDERSON of Yellow Springs, Ohio, who shot 150-02V, while Army 2nd Lieut. MARGARET THOMPSON of Fort Benning, Ga., took the women's trophy with 147-09V. Lieut. DAVID H. MEREDITH, also of Fort Benning, was high scorer in the individual high-power rifle phase of the matches with a 769-79V.
Hiram Bradley, a 28-year-old schoolteacher from Greenville, Ohio, who has been shooting only two years, won the overall trophy at the Grand American trapshoot in Vandalia, Ohio when he broke 959 of 1,000 targets during six days of events. The Grand American handicap and the junior crown went to DAN PAUTLER of Alden, N.Y., who broke 99 of 100 targets at 20 yards, and BUEFORD C. BAILEY of Big Springs, Neb. repeated as all-round champion with 387 of 400 in the major events.
SWIMMING—Two more world records were set by U.S. girl swimmers, this time in an exhibition meet in Monte Carlo, Monaco. MARTHA RANDALL of Wayne, Pa. broke her own 400-meter freestyle mark by 1.2 with a 4:38 clocking, and a 200-meter freestyle relay team consisting of POKEY WATSON, CATHY FERGUSON, MISS RANDALL and TERRI STICKLES lowered the world mark by 3.1 seconds to 1:55.
TENNIS—ROY EMERSON finished off his Australian Davis Cup teammate, Fred Stolle, in just 66 minutes—6-3,
6-4, 6-3—to win the 84th Newport Casino Cup in Newport, R.I.
TRACK & FIELD—At an international meet in Haelsingborg, Sweden, KIPCHOGE KEINO of Kenya lowered Siegfried Herrmann's world record for 3,000 meters by 6.5 seconds to 7:39.5. Three weeks earlier Herrmann, an East German, had broken Michel Jazy's world mark by three seconds.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES—The Hungarian hosts of this 35-nation biannual event in Budapest captured 16 gold medals, while the U.S., represented officially for the first time by a team of 40 athletes participating in five of the eight competitions, took 14 (page 20). The Russian team, 220 strong, left with 13 golds, 27 silvers and 14 bronzes. Nine of the Americans' gold medals were earned in swimming and diving, three in track and field, one in basketball and one in tennis.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: By Boston Celtic defensive star BILL RUSSELL, a three-year contract that reportedly tops Wilt Chamberlain's estimated $110,000 annual salary by $1 a year.
RETIRED: CASEY STENGEL, 75, as manager of the New York Mets, to become vice-president of the Mets' west coast operation at the end of the season. Stengel's retirement ends an active baseball career that began in Kankakee, Ill. in 1910.
DIED: JOHNNY HAYES, 79, marathon gold medal winner in the 1908 London Olympics, after a long illness in Englewood, N.J. At the age of 21, "Little Johnny" approached the finish of the marathon just behind the famous Italian distance runner, Dorando Pietri. A few yards away from victory, Pietri collapsed and had to be helped across the line. Hayes finished 30 seconds behind. After three hours of debate the judges disqualified Pietri, and Hayes became the second and last American Olympic marathon winner.
DIED: DAVID BURNSTINE, 65, organizer and member of the Four Aces bridge team that dominated championship competition during the 1930s, of lung cancer in Los Angeles. The group, Oswald Jacoby, Howard Schenken, Michael Gottlieb and Burnstine, won the Vanderbilt Trophy four times, the Spingold Trophy three times and in 1935 became unofficial world champions when the Aces defeated the French team that held the European title in a match, part of which was held in Madison Square Garden. Burnstine himself was 26 times a national champion and invented the strong artificial two-club opening bid now practiced by experts.
DIED: PAUL (Big Poison) WANER, 62, one of the finest hitters in baseball history, in Sarasota, Fla. Waner, who spent the best part of his 20-year major league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1926-1940), led the National League in batting in 1927 (.380), 1934 (.362) and 1936 (.373); hit over .300 his first 12 years in the majors; scored over 100 runs nine different seasons; and was the league's MVP in 1927. In his lifetime Waner collected 3,152 hits, third best in NL history, and batted .333.