BOATING—HUNTRESS, a 41-foot yawl owned and skippered by Morton H. Engel of Mamaroneck, N.Y., took first-place honors in the 620-mile Bermuda-to-Virginia Cape race with a corrected time of 95 hours, 24 minutes, 10 seconds. Active, a 44-foot yawl belonging to the U.S. Naval Academy's racing squad, placed second with a corrected time of 96 hours, 49 minutes, four seconds.
BOXING—"It was my best fight ever," said 8-to-5 underdog CURTIS COKES, 29, of Dallas, after he scored a TKO over former Welterweight Champion Luis Rodriguez, also 29, a Cuban now living in Miami, in one minute of the 15th round in New Orleans. Rodriguez announced that the fight, billed as an elimination bout for the welterweight crown which the World Boxing Association took away from Emile Griffith when he failed to defend his title before the WBA deadline, would be his last in the welterweight division and that he planned to concentrate only on the middleweight class.
FOOTBALL—Randy Johnson of Texas A&I, who will be a rookie quarterback for the NFL's new Atlanta Falcons this fall, passed for two touchdowns and scored one on a three-yard run to lead the favored WEST to a 24-7 victory over the East in the Coaches All-America Game in Atlanta (page 54).
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS took the British Open at Muirfield, Scotland, with a two-under-par 282, becoming the first golfer ever to win the U.S. Amateur, the PGA, the Masters and the U.S. and British Opens (page 20).
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David (Spec) Goldman, a 57-year-old retired contractor from Dallas who lost the 1934 U.S. Amateur final to Lawson Little, won the first international seniors amateur championship at Gleneagles, Scotland, with a 136 total (67-69) for the 36 holes, finishing eight strokes ahead of Curtis Person of Memphis, Tenn. and J. Walcott Brown of Sea Girt, N.J., who tied for second.
Sandra Haynie of Fort Worth, whose nine birdies in the second round tied Mickey Wright's LPGA record, shot a final-round 69 for a 205 to win the $13,000 Buckeye Savings tournament in Cincinnati by five strokes over Susie Maxwell of Oklahoma City, who finished in second place with a 210.
HARNESS RACING—Canadian-bred ARMBRO FLIGHT ($3.60), owned by the Armstrong brothers of Brampton, Ont., became the first filly ever to win Roosevelt's $100,000 International Trot when she beat France's Roquepine by a neck (page 24).
HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps's BUCKPASSER ($2.60), a 3-to-10 favorite, gained his fifth stakes win in seven starts as a 3-year-old with a three-quarter-length victory over Whisper Jet in the $103,000 Chicagoan at Arlington Park.
California-bred 3-year-old FLEET HOST ($39.20), with Jerry Lambert up, won the $120,500 Hollywood Derby at Inglewood, defeating another California colt, Drin, ridden by Bill Shoemaker, by 2½ lengths, as the eastern entries Rehabilitate and Exhibitionist finished third and fourth respectively.
Ambassador Raymond Guest's JOLLY JET ($53.80), ridden by Nick Shuk, scored an upset at Monmouth when he beat favored Creme dela Creme by three lengths in the 1[1/16]-mile Lamplighter Handicap for 3-year-olds to record his first stakes win.
HORSE SHOWS—Italy's GRAZIANO MANCINELLI, a former world champion rider, rode his 14-year-old gelding Turvey to a faultless victory in the final to win the international jumping championship at the International show in Aachen, Germany, and the ITALIAN jumping team took the Prize of the Nations, with 21 faults, just one less than the U.S. Equestrian Team, which finished second. The Aachen show was the last on the European tour for the U.S. team. Horses that have been competing on the Continent have been barred from entering England and Ireland because of an outbreak of swamp fever. The U.S. riders had planned to enter the London and Dublin shows.
MOTOR SPORTS—New Zealander DENNIS HULME, who usually finishes second to his teammate, Jack Brabham of Australia, in Formula II races, drove his Brabham-Honda to victory in the Formula II grand prix in Rouen, France, averaging 105.01 mph for the 184 miles. The Brabham-Hondas have now won seven consecutive races on the circuit this season.
SOARING—RICHARD SCHREDER, a 50-year-old owner of an air service company in Bryan, Ohio, won his third national championship at Stead Air Force Base near Reno with 8,385 points, 305 ahead of runner-up George Moffat, an Elizabeth, N.J. English teacher who scored 8,080. During the race soarer Irving Taylor of Lafayette, Calif. had to make a forced landing inside the Nevada State Prison at Carson City, then dismantle his sailplane to transport it back to Reno.
TRACK & FIELD—RON CLARKE, the 29-year-old Australian long-distance champion, broke two world records in one race at an international meet in Stockholm when he ran three miles in 12:50.4, then went on to complete the 5,000 meters in 13:16.6. Clarke, who now holds seven world distance records—at 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 meters, three, six and 10 miles and the one-hour run—lowered his own three-mile mark (which he had set last summer in London) by two full seconds and clipped 7.6 seconds off the 5,000 to regain the record he lost last November to Kenya's Kipchoge Keino. Five days later, at a meet in London, Clarke again broke the 13-minute barrier in the three-mile with a 12:58.2.
France's Michel Jazy, holder of the world mile record, was beaten by six feet in the 1,500 meters by West Germany's BODO TUMMLER, in 3:42.3, at the West Germany-France meet in West Berlin.
Bill Toomey of Santa Barbara, Calif., the defending national champion, and his roommate, Olympian RUSS HODGE, both bettered C. K. Yang's 8,089-point world decathlon record as they finished one-two in the nationals in Salina, Kans. There was some doubt whether either of their marks, 8,234 and 8,130 respectively, would be recognized because several officials differed in their opinions of wind velocity during the 10 events.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: Athletic director at West Point, COLONEL JERRY G. CAPKA, 44, a 1944 academy graduate who had been a military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. Capka replaced Colonel Raymond P. Murphy, who has been assigned to the Pentagon.
WITHDRAWN: Ferrari factory cars from the Grand Prix of Britain, fourth race of the world Formula I championship, and possibly from the August 7 Grand Prix of Germany. Ferrari officials blamed metal-worker strikes for the troubles, including the defeat by Ford at Le Mans, and said their cars would not officially enter any upcoming international races "until the situation returns to normal."
DIED: ERVIN (Pete) FOX, 57, outfielder on three Detroit Tiger pennant-winning teams (1934, 1935 and 1940), who retired in 1945 after 13 years in the majors with a lifetime batting average of .298; of cancer, in Detroit. Fox played eight years with the Tigers and five with the Boston Red Sox and hit above .300 for five seasons, with his best in 1937, when he averaged .331.
DIED: SAMUEL POND (Sad Sam) JONES, 73, an American League pitcher for 22 years; in Woodsfield, Ohio, his home town. Sad Sam came up to the majors in 1914 with Cleveland and before retiring in 1935 also pitched for Boston, New York, St. Louis, Washington and Chicago. Jones, dubbed by a sports writer as "Sad Sam, the Cemetery Man," because of his dour appearance on the field, had a lifetime record of 228 victories (including 36 shutouts and one no-hitter) and 216 defeats. His best seasons were with the Red Sox, in 1918, when he led the league with a 16-5 record, and in 1921, when he won 23 and lost 16.