BASKETBALL—KENTUCKY defeated Indiana 79-67 in the first of a two-game series for the high school All-Star championship, in Indianapolis (page 30).
BOWLING—All-Star winner LES SCHISSLER of Denver went into the finals of the $27,500 Portland (Ore.) Open in 10th place and finished on top. During his streak, Schissler averaged 214 and nearly broke the PBA record of 14-1-1 with 14 wins (13 of them in succession) and two losses.
BOXING—World Featherweight Champion VICENTE SALDIVAR of Mexico retained his title and raised his won-lost record to 32-1 when he outpointed Welshman Howard Winstone (59-4) after flooring him for a count of eight in the 14th round in Cardiff, Wales.
Flash Elorde, the 32-year-old world junior lightweight champion from the Philippines, lost his title after seven years and 10 title defenses, as YOSHIAKI NUMATA, 22, of Japan, knocked down in the third round by Elorde, went on to win a unanimous decision in Tokyo.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS shot a record 72-hole total of 275 in winning his second U.S. Open, at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.Y. (page 22).
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS VIC ($7.60), driven by Jim Dennis, followed up his victory the week before in the Good Time Pace with a four-length win over Pocomoonshine in the $50,000 National Championship Pace—the final event of the annual three-race International Series—at Yonkers Raceway.
HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps' POKER ($2.80), with Bill Boland aboard, ended stablemate Buckpasser's 15-race winning streak as he won the 1‚Öù-mile $55,400 Bowling Green Handicap at Aqueduct by one and a half lengths (page 62).
With Canadian Jockey Ron Turcotte up, DAMASCUS ($2.20), Mrs. Edith W. Bancroft's Preakness and Belmont winner, gained his fifth stakes victory when he won by three and a quarter lengths over Misty Cloud in the mile-and-an-eighth $41,060 Leonard Richards Stakes at Delaware Park.
MOTOR SPORTS—Le Mans co-winner DAN GURNEY won the Belgian Grand Prix in the American Eagle—a car he designed and built himself—by 63 seconds over Scotland's Jackie Stewart (page 28).
Richard Petty, Plymouth's 29-year-old lead driver from Level Cross, N.C., boosted his NASCAR Grand National lifetime record to 59 victories when he won the $75,000 Carolina 500 in Rockingham, N.C. by more than a lap over Buddy Baker. During the qualifying trials, Petty set a one-lap record for a mile closed course at 117.225 mph.
ROWING—PENN's heavyweight eight beat defending champion Wisconsin by two lengths to take its first IRA title since 1900, in Syracuse, N.Y., and HARVARD swept the 102nd annual Harvard-Yale Regatta in New London, Conn. (page 60).
SOCCER—USA: CLEVELAND (11 points), the Eastern Division leader, beat Dallas 4-1 and tied WASHINGTON (8) 2-2 in the Whips' only game of the week. TORONTO (6) also won one and tied one, while DETROIT (6) dropped one and tied one and NEW YORK (4) tied two. Last place BOSTON (2) split two games. In the Western Division, LOS ANGELES (10) retained its lead with two victories, 5-1 over Vancouver and 4-1 over Detroit. HOUSTON (8) won one and tied one, CHICAGO (7) won one, lost one and tied one, SAN FRANCISCO (7) won one, tied one; while VANCOUVER (5) lost two and DALLAS (4) tied one, lost one.
NPSL: BALTIMORE (77 points) and PITTSBURGH (72) each split two games as the Bays retained first place in the Eastern Division. ATLANTA (71), in third, also split two games, while PHILADELPHIA (57) lost to Chicago and Atlanta. NEW YORK (44), after a 12-day layoff, suffered its eighth loss in 13 games before beating Toronto 5-3. In the Western Division, OAKLAND (95) boosted its first place lead to 16 points, defeating Toronto 3-0 and Baltimore 3-1, while LOS ANGELES (79) moved from third to second after two victories. ST. LOUIS (75) split two games; CHICAGO (58), which shared the cellar with Toronto last week, climbed back to fourth after beating Philadelphia 3-1 and losing to Los Angeles 3-0; and last-place TORONTO (52) dropped two games.
TENNIS—MANUEL SANTANA of Spain defeated Australia's Roy Emerson 5-7, 9-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the finals of the French International Grass Court Championships in Paris.
Owen Davidson beat Ken Fletcher 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in an all-Australian final at the Kent Lawn Tennis Championships in Beckenham, England, while in the women's final—an all-British match—ANN HAYDEN JONES defeated Virginia Wade 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
Ecuador upset the U.S. in the Davis Cup American Zone final in Guayaquil, Ecuador, thus eliminating the U.S. from further Davis Cup play.
Southern California took the NCAA team championship for the second year in a row, 28 points to runner-up UCLA's 23, as Trojan BOB LUTZ defeated Jaimé Fillol of Miami 6-0, 6-0, 8-10, 2-6, 6-2 in the singles final in Carbondale, Ill. Lutz then teamed with top-seeded STAN SMITH to defeat their teammates, Joaquin Loyo Mayo and James Hobson, 6-2, 10-8 for the doubles title.
TRACK & FIELD—USC gained the team title with 86 points at the NCAA championships in Provo, Utah, as the Trojan 440-yard relay team broke its own week-old world record of 39 seconds flat with a clocking of 38.6, and Nebraska's CHARLIE GREENE, who won his third 100-yard-dash title, tied the world mark of 9.1 in a preliminary heat (page 56). RANDY MATSON of Texas A&M and GERRY LINDGREN of Washington State both became double winners for the second straight year when Matson bettered the meet shotput record with a 67'9¼" toss and threw the discus 190'4", and Lindgren won the six-mile (28:44.0) and three-mile (13:47.8) runs. Kansas sophomore JIM RYUN easily took the mile in 4:03.5.
Dave Morton of Houston (page 44) edged Brooklyn's Jim Jackson in the 880 as both were timed in 1:51.8 at the Golden West Invitational high school meet in Sacramento. In the two-mile run PETE ROMERO of Reedley, Calif. turned in a 9:02.5, and BILL TIPTON of Pontiac, Mich. took the 120-yard high hurdles in 13.4, while JERRY PROCTOR of Pasadena, Calif. finished second. Proctor won the broad jump with a 26'5¾" leap, also came in third in the 180-yard low hurdles.
Enrique Figuerola of Cuba became the sixth man to tie the world 100-meter-dash record, set by West Germany's Armin Hary in 1960, when he was clocked in 10 seconds flat at an international meet in Budapest.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: As general manager of the NHL's new San Francisco Seals, RUDY PILOUS, 52, because of disagreement over operational policy. He will be succeeded by the Seals' new coach, BERT OLMSTEAD, 40.
DIED: LEWIS PRITCHARD, 17, of Whitby, Ont., when he was flipped out of his hydroplane at an international race in Dunnville, Ont. It was the second hydroplane fatality in two weeks.
DIED: OSCAR GODBOUT, 40, a staff member of The New York Times for 17 years and its outdoor columnist since 1961; of a heart attack, in Teaneck, N.J.
DIED: HAROLD ANDERSON, 64, head basketball coach at Bowling Green (Ohio) for 21 years; in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Anderson, who previously had coached at the University of Toledo (142-41) for eight years, retired in 1963 with a 362-185 record and three Mid-America Conference titles.
DIED: Former chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission (1945-1951), Colonel EDDIE EAGAN, 69; of a heart attack, in New York City. Eagan, the national amateur heavyweight boxing champion in 1919, became one of the few athletes ever to win Olympic gold medals in two sports when he gained the light-heavyweight title in boxing in 1920 and was a member of the winning U.S. four-man bobsled team in 1932.
DIED: LOUIS A. R. PIERI, 70, former co-owner with the late Walter Brown of the Boston Celtics; of a heart attack, in Providence.
DIED: GERALD L. PATTERSON, 71, nine-time member and five-time captain of Australian Davis Cup teams; in Melbourne. Patterson, who in 1919 teamed with Sir Norman Brookes to take the U.S. doubles championship, won the Wimbledon singles title in 1919 and 1922.