BOATING—The observation trials, a preliminary in picking a defender for the America's Cup next month, came to a close with only six days of racing (due to poor weather conditions) over the 13-day period. Skippered by Bus Mosbacher, INTREPID, the new, sleek 12-meter wonder, remained unbeaten in all her six races and now looks forward to the final trials in three weeks, along with 1964 cup winner Constellation, and California's rebuilt 1958 champion, Columbia (each with three wins, three losses). The fourth boat, American Eagle, lost six races and went back into the yard for modifications.
Alfred E. Stern Jr.'s Columbia-50 sloop, DIABLO, seventh boat to cross the finish line at Mackinac Island, Mich., took top honors and the Division I prize over a record fleet of 168 entries with a corrected time of 39:32.23 in the 60th annual Chicago-Mackinac yacht race.
With California's 22-year-old Skip Allan at the helm, his family's Cal-40 sloop, Holiday Too, sailed to an overall first place in the 24th biennial Transpacific Los Angeles-Honolulu race with a corrected time of 8:19:46:46.
BOWLING—ED TAKACS, a 36-year-old salesman from Cleveland, took top prize of $32,000 in the $491,000 Petersen Classic in Chicago—richest of all bowling tournaments. He rolled an eight-game total of 1,678, five pins better than Jerry Farrow of Philadelphia.
BOXING—Third-ranked heavyweight contender JOE FRAZIER, 23, of Philadelphia, added one more victory to his siring of 16 and remained unbeaten as he scored a fourth-round TKO over Canadian George Chuvalo, 29, in a scheduled 12-rounder at New York's Madison Square Garden (page 26).
CYCLING—France's 27-year-old ROGER PINGEON led from the fifth leg of the 22-day Tour de France Alpine endurance race and pedaled to a 136:53:50 victory, only 3:40 in front of the celebrated Spaniard, Julio Jiminez.
GOLF—Dallas' DON JANUARY outshot fellow Texan Don Massengale by two strokes for a 69 to win a playoff for the PGA Championship at the Columbine Country Club in Denver, Colo. (page 18).
Former National Open Champion CAROL MANN moved to the top of the LPGA money-winning list when she defeated Aussie Margie Masters by two strokes with a 54-hole total of 210 at the $18,000 Supertest Open in London, Ont. Defending Champion Kathy Whitworth finished third with 213.
HARNESS RACING—"We were lucky," said Driver Harry Pownall, after guiding 15-to-1-shot POMP ($33.20) to victory through a congested field of 13 in the one-mile, $150,000 Yonkers Futurity—the initial leg of the Triple Crown of trotting—by three lengths over Dazzling Speed (page 48).
HORSE RACING—Taking full advantage of Buck-passer's 136-pound top weight, Hobeau Farm's HANDSOME BOY ($12.60), at 116 with Eddie Belmonte aboard, scored his second major victory in eight days with an eight-length upset over the 1966 Horse of the Year in the $106,700 Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct. The winning time of 2:00[1/5] for the 1-mile race—the final leg of the handicap Triple Crown—missed the track record by only [3/5] second.
Mrs. Frances A. Genter's IN REALITY ($2.60), with Earlie Fires up, gained his sixth win in nine starts this year in the 1[1/16]-mile $55,500 Choice Stakes at Monmouth Park, by beating Graham French's Crafty Look by 1¾ lengths.
With Angel Valenzuela up, N.B. Hunt's 12-to-1-shot AMERIGO LADY ($26.80), after stumbling at the start and running well behind the pack at the half-mile, came on to edge Gamely and Rider Willie Shoemaker by half a length to take the 1‚⅛-mile $55,800 Hollywood Oaks at Hollywood Park.
Ridden by Garth Patterson—the meeting's leading jockey—Walter M. Jeffords Jr.'s LEWISTON ($15.20) ran to a three-quarter-length victory over Swiss Cheese in the 1‚⅛-mile $61,410 Delaware Oaks, while the odds-on favorite Quillo Queen straggled in for a sixth-place finish in the field of nine 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park.
MOTOR SPORTS—RICHARD PETTY, Plymouth's 29-year-old lead driver from Level Cross, N.C., outdueled Fordman Dick Hutcherson of Camden, S.C. in the Volunteer 500 Stock Car Race in Bristol, Tenn., shattering Fred Lorenzen's 1964 track record with an average 78.7 mph.
SOCCER—NPSL: BALTIMORE (120) retained the Eastern Division lead by winning its only game, 2-1 over Chicago, while ATLANTA (108) moved ahead of PITTSBURGH (103). The Chiefs beat Toronto 4-1, with 24-year-old Graham Newton's three last-half goals, then tied New York 2-2 to move into second place, while the Phantoms dropped two, slipping to third. NEW YORK (97) won its sixth game out of the last eight before tying Atlanta, as George Kirby kicked the winning goal, his seventh in seven games since he joined the club June 29. PHILADELPHIA (89) defeated Pittsburgh for the first time this season 4-1, but remained in the cellar, six points back. In the Western Division the standings did not change. OAKLAND (136), still in the lead, split two; ST. LOUIS (115) won two, with Rudi Kolbl scoring once against the Clippers, 3-1, and twice more against the Toros, 4-3; LOS ANGELES (98) and CHICAGO (93) each lost a game; and last-place TORONTO (84) dropped two.
SWIMMING—Two world records were broken over the past week as FRANCIS LUYCE, 20, of France clipped 4.8 seconds from Alain Mosconi's 800-meter freestyle mark with a time of 8:42, in Brittany, and KAREN MUIR, 14, of South Africa cut .4 second off Ann Fairlie's 110-yard backstroke record with a 1:07.5, in Coventry, England.
TENNIS—Texan NANCY RICHEY gained an unprecedented fifth straight National Clay Courts singles title by defeating third-seeded Rosemary Casals of San Francisco 6-2, 6-3 in the finals in Milwaukee. The Australian doubles team of KERRY MELVILLE and KAREN KRANTZCKE successfully defended its women's title over Billie Jean King and Miss Casals. Top-seeded ARTHUR ASHE, on leave from the Army, beat fellow Davis Cup Player Marty Riessen to win the men's championship. Riessen teamed with Clark Graebner to win the doubles.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As the first official general manager and executive vice-president of the National football League's New Orleans Saints, BERT E. ROSE JR., 47, assistant to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle.
FIRED: As manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, HARRY (The Hat) WALKER, 50, who in two and a half years had a 224-184 record. His 1965 and 1966 teams both placed third, while this year's club, favored by the Las Vegas bookies to win the National League pennant, was six and a half games out in sixth. Walker was replaced for the rest of the season by Former Pirate Manager DANNY MURTAUGH, 49, who, after seven and a half years, retired from the job in 1964 because of ill health.
RETIRED: From professional football, Veteran Halfback JON ARNETT, 32, after seven seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and three with the Chicago Bears, because of business interests in Los Angeles. Arnett, considered to be one of the most gifted runners in Los Angeles history, ended his NFL career with a lifetime 4.0 rushing average, 10,214 yards gained and 39 touchdowns.
DIED: In Miami, Baseball's Hall of Fame slugger, JIMMY (Double X) FOXX, 59. Considered to be one of the strongest right-handed batters in baseball history, Foxx helped the old Philadelphia Athletics achieve dominance in the early 1930s before moving to the Boston Red Sox. He retired in 1945 with 534 major league home runs—second at the time only to Babe Ruth.