BOATING—With three preliminary-heat victories and a second-place finish in the final, BILLY SCHUMACHER of Seattle totaled 1,500 points to easily win the Gold Cup race for unlimited hydroplanes on Seattle's Lake Washington.
BOXING—Kicking off an eight-man tournament to select an occupant for the vacant world heavyweight title. Louisville's JIMMY ELLIS scored a ninth-round TKO over Philadelphia's Leotis Martin, and San Francisco's THAD SPENCER upset Chicago's Ernie Terrell, the 2-1 favorite, with a unanimous decision after 12 rounds at Houston's Astrodome (page 12).
Buster Mathis, the unbeaten 23-year-old heavyweight from Grand Rapids. Mich., stretched his victory streak to 20 and his knockout record to 14 when he floored Irish Wayne Heath of Oklahoma City in the fifth round of a scheduled 10-rounder in Los Angeles.
FOOTBALL—The GREEN BAY PACKERS shut out the College All-Stars for the second year in a row, 27-0, at Chicago's Soldier field (page 16).
GOLF—U.S. Open Champion JACK NICKLAUS shot a final-round 69 for a 72-hole 10-under-par total of 274 to win the $102,000 Western Open in Chicago by two strokes over Doug Sanders.
HARNESS RACING—CARLISLE ($4.40), driven by Billy Haughton, rushed away with the $89,580 Maturity Trot at Chicago's Sportsman's Park, beating Governor Armbro by seven lengths.
With Bob Farrington, the nation's leading driver, in the sulky, DANCING DAVID ($5.50) raced to a neck victory over Hope Time in the $30,000 General "Mad" Anthony Free-For-All Invitational Pace at Brandywine, while the favored 10-year-old New Zealand expatriate, Cardigan Bay, in his first race in seven weeks, finished last in the live-horse field.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Edith Bancroft's DAMASCUS ($3.60), Willie Shoemaker up, gained his seventh stakes victory of the season and strengthened his claim to the 3-year-old crown when he defeated In Reality by seven lengths in the $120,000 American Derby at Arlington Park. The bay colt's time of 1:46[4/5] set a track record for the 1‚⅛ miles.
Wheatley Stable's STUPENDOUS ($6.80), with Eddie Belmonte aboard, turned in a track record of 1:48.1 in winning the 1‚⅛-mile $56,200 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga by a neck over George D. Widener's favored Ring Twice.
Florida-bred SUBPET ($9.40), Thomas LeClair's supplementary entry, upset favored What a Pleasure by two lengths in the six-furlong $120,705 Sapling sprint for 2-year-olds at Monmouth Park.
MOTOR SPORTS—PETER REVSON of New York City, driving a Mercury-Cougar, won the 250-mile Trans-Am Sedan Race in Loudon, N.H. (page 58).
New Zealand's DENIS HULME strengthened his lead for the world driving championship when he drove his Repco-Brabham an average 101.4 mph over the winding Nurburgring circuit in Adenau, beating his boss, Jack Brabham of Australia, by 40 seconds in the West German Grand Prix.
Dick Hutcherson of Camden, S.C. averaged 132.286 mph in his 1967 Ford Fairlane at the NASCAR Dixie 500 in Atlanta and finished nearly a lap ahead of Plymouth Driver Paul Goldsmith for his first major speedway victory.
PAN-AMERICAN GAMES—The 13-day competition ended in Winnipeg, Man. with the U.S. team gaining a record total of 120 gold, 63 silver and 44 bronze medals to second-place Canada's 12-37-43 (page 18). The U.S. was overwhelming in the swimming and diving finals, with 28 firsts in 33 events and 11 world records, including CATIE BALL's 100-meter breaststroke mark (1:14.8), CLAUDIA KOLB's 400-meter individual medley record (5:09.7) and MARK SPITZ's 100-meter butterfly mark (56.3). In track it was another near sweep for the U.S. men and women as they gained 30 gold medals out of a possible 35 and set 15 Pan-American records. The men's 400-meter-relay team of Earl McCulloch, Jerry Bright, Ron Copeland and Willie Turner equaled the listed world record of 0:39, while Pan-Am marks were broken by EARL McCULLOCH in the 110-meter hurdles (0:13.4), JOHN CARLOS in the 200-meter run (20.5), VAN NELSON in the 5,000-meter (13:47.4), RALPH BOSTON in the broad jump (27' 2½"), BOB SEAGREN in the pole vault (16'1"), BILL TOOMEY in the decathlon (with seven of 10 firsts for 8,044 points), ELEANOR MONTGOMERY in the women's high jump (5'10") and BARBARA FRIEDRICH in the women's javelin (174'9"). The U.S. baseball team dethroned defending champion Cuba for its first gold medal ever, the men's basketball team took its fifth straight title, the rowers gained six of seven gold medals, and the men's water polo team and both men's and women's volley-ball teams won their events.
SKEET SHOOTING—JAMES BELLOWS of Lack-land Air Force Base, Texas won the 12-gauge title by shattering 410 straight clay targets, then gained the men's overall title at the world skeet championships in Savannah. LIEUT. COL. RICHARD A. ROWDEN JR., also of Lackland, took the 20-gauge title when he won a shoot-off with John Clark of Abilene, Texas after a 230-target match.
SOCCER—NPSL: BALTIMORE (141) held its Eastern Division lead with a tie in its only game of the week, while ATLANTA (121) drew two games, 2-2 with the Bays and 1-1 with NEW YORK (118). PITTSBURGH (114) briefly ended a nine-game winless string when Dieter Perau booted in two goals within six minutes for a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles. The Phantoms then started another streak with a 3-1 loss to New York. PHILADELPHIA (116) traded places with Pittsburgh after a 2-2 tie with Oakland and a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles. In the Western Division the standings did not change. OAKLAND (158) defeated Toronto 2-0 after tying Philadelphia; ST. LOUIS (125) lost to CHICAGO (116) which earlier had tied Toronto 3-3; LOS ANGELES (103) dropped two; and TORONTO (99) tied one, lost one.
SWIMMING—Veteran international competitor ADA KOK, of The Netherlands, cut her own world record for the 200-meter butterfly by 2.8 seconds with a clocking of 2:22.5 at the Dutch National swimming championships in Groningen.
TRACK & FIELD—In Moscow 26-year-old VALENTINA BOLSHOVA bettered Briton Pat Jones's women's 200-meter world hurdle mark with a time of 27.2 at the All-Soviet games.
WEIGHT LIFTING—Three world marks were exceeded at the All-Soviet Olympics in Moscow as Russian Heavyweight LEONID ZHABOTINSKY raised his own record by half a pound with a 386½-pound snatch, and Estonian Middle Heavyweight JAN TALTS increased the division total lift to 1,107¾ pounds after a world jerk mark of 426½.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head track coach at Western Illinois University, STANLEY WRIGHT, 44, head coach at Texas Southern for the past 16 years. Wright, president of the NAIA Track and Field Coaches' Association and a member of both the U.S. coaching staff at the Pan-American Games and the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Committee, guided the Tigers to the NAIA championships in 1961 and 1962 and the league title nine times. He will succeed Head Coach Dick Abbot, who plans to retire at the end of next season.
TRADED: Yankee Veteran Catcher ELSTON HOWARD, 38, to the Boston Red Sox for the waiver price of $20,000 plus two young players vet to be named. Howard, the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1963, played in nine World Series and nine All-Star Games during his 13 years with the Yankees. He had a career batting average of .279 with 161 home runs and 733 RBIs, while his best season was 1961, when he hit .348 with 21 home runs.