BOATING—Two first-place finishes, plus a fourth and a fifth enabled F. GARDNER COX JR. of Villanova, Pa. to earn the U.S. championship for 5.5-meter sloops on Long Island Sound off Stamford, Conn. Cox skippered Cadenza to a narrow triumph over Stanley Leibel of Downsview, Ont.
BOXING—World Bantamweight Champion LIONEL ROSE of Australia was awarded a split decision over Japan's Takao Sakurai in Tokyo (page 70).
Former World Heavyweight Champion SONNY LISTON stopped Henry Clark at 2:47 of the seventh round of their bout in San Francisco (page 22).
In another heavyweight fight, OSCAR BONAVENA of Argentina earned a split decision over Zora Folley of Chandler, Ariz. in their 10-rounder in Buenos Aires.
GOLF—The U.S. Women's Open at Fleetwood, Pa. was taken by MRS. SUSIE MAXWELL BERNING of Incline Village, Nev., who beat Mickey Wright by three strokes (page 24).
Tom Weiskopf of Massillon, Ohio shot a final-round 69, wound up with a 280 for 72 holes and a one-stroke win over Rookie Mike Hill at the $125,000 Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich.
Fifty-four-year-old CHANDLER HARPER of Portsmouth, Va. was the victor of the World Senior Championship at Dundee, Scotland, where he beat Max Faulkner of Great Britain 2 up in a 36-hole final round.
HARNESS RACING—NEVELE PRIDE took the Historic-Dickerson Cup, a nonbetting event, at Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y., in straight heats, first defeating Snow Speed by 1¼ lengths, then by 1½ lengths.
HORSE RACING—Braulio Baeza brought DR. FAGER ($3.60) home to a two-length victory over Bold Hour in the $107,000 Suburban Handicap at Aqueduct, tying the track record of 1:59.6 for 1¼ miles set four years ago by Gun Bow. Dr. Fager's arch rival—Damascus—with whom he had split in two previous meetings, was third, five lengths off the pace.
Poleax ($9.40) finished first in the $127,000 Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park, beating favored Dewan by more than a length in the 1-mile event.
After finishing third aboard Damascus, Manuel Ycaza took a quick helicopter flight to Monmouth Park, where he was a winner with DARK MIRAGE ($2.40) in the $54,650 Monmouth Oaks. In second place, four lengths back, came Singing Rain.
MOTOR SPORTS—CALE YARBOROUGH of Timmonsville, S.C. drove his Mercury Cyclone to victory in the Firecracker 400 for late-model stock cars, setting a record for the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway with an average speed of 167.247 mph. He finished more than five miles ahead of Lee Roy Yarbrough of Columbia, S.C.
Belgium's JACKY ICKX drove his Ferrari to victory in the French Grand Prix in Rouen. He completed the 244-mile race with an average speed of 100.5 mph and with a two-minute lead over John Surtees of Great Britain.
SOCCER—NASL: Diminutive John Kowalik scored four times for CHICAGO as the Mustangs picked up a win and two ties, stretched their unbeaten streak to 16 games and took over the lead in the Lakes Division of the Eastern Conference. Kowalik, a 5'7", 145-pound forward from Poland, became the league's leading scorer with a total of 47 points on 21 goals—worth two points each—and five assists. (San Diego's Cirilo Fernandez, who had been the leader with 43 points, was ruled ineligible for the rest of the season because of a dispute over his contract with a team in Ecuador.) Ten points behind the Mustangs was CLEVELAND, which won its only game. TORONTO split two games, and DETROIT lost once. In the Atlantic Division, ATLANTA lost its only game 2-1 to WASHINGTON, which also played a tie and moved to within seven points of the Chiefs. NEW YORK had one tie and dropped to third place. BALTIMORE and BOSTON did not play. OAKLAND lost once, won once and climbed to second place in the Western Conference's Pacific Division. first-place SAN DIEGO and LOS ANGELES were idle. VANCOUVER was defeated in its only contest. KANSAS CITY shut out Oakland 1-0 and Dallas 3-0 as it built up a 19-point advantage in the Gulf Division. Runner-up ST. LOUIS beat HOUSTON 3-1, and last-place DALLAS was beaten twice.
SWIMMING—Five world marks were broken at the Santa Clara (Calif.) International Invitational. Individual records were set by GREG BUCKINGHAM (4:45.1 for the 400-meter individual medley), Mexico's GUILLERMO ECHEVARRIA (16:28.1 for the 1,500-meter freestyle), 14-year-old SUE PEDERSEN (2:09.5 in the 200-meter freestyle) and CLAUDIA KOLB (5:05.4 in the 400-meter individual medley). The fastest 400-meter women's freestyle relay ever was swum in 4:01 by a Santa Clara Swim Club team composed of LINDA GUSTAVSON, POKEY WATSON, PAM CARPINELLI and JAN HENNE. In two major upsets, ZAC ZORN beat Olympic Champion Don Schollander in the 100-meter freestyle in 53.8 and Canada's ELAINE TANNER defeated Karen Muir of South Africa in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:24.6.
TENNIS—Two professionals—MRS. BILLIE JEAN KING of Long Beach, Calif. and ROD LAVER of Australia—took the singles titles in the first open tournament held at Wimbledon (page 18). Mrs. King defeated Judy Tegart of Australia 9-7, 7-5 and then teamed with ROSEMARY CASALS of San Francisco to win the doubles from Mrs. Ann Haydon Jones of Great Britain and Fran√ßoise Durr of France 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Laver whipped fellow Aussie Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. In the all-pro, all-Australian men's doubles, it was JOHN NEWCOMBE and ROCHE over Ken Rosewall and Fred Stolle by scores of 6-3, 6-8, 5-7, 14-12, 6-3.
TRACK & FIELD—The fastest 1,500-meter and mile runs of the year were turned in respectively by Frenchman JEAN WADOUX, who ran a 3:37.9 at a meet in Paris, and by BODO T√úMMLER of West Germany, who was clocked at 3:54.7 during a Stockholm meet. American Sprinter JOHN CARLOS won the 200-meter dash in Paris in 20.2. South Africa's PAUL NASH was even swifter than Carlos. Nash won the 200-meter event in 20.1 in Zurich, where he also tied the listed world record for 100 meters with a 10-second performance.
MILEPOSTS—TRADED: Or was he? Los Angeles Laker officials were "unavailable for comment" on whether the club had, indeed, obtained 7'1" Center WILT CHAMBERLAIN, 31, from the Philadelphia 76ers. And JACK RAMSAY, 43, the general manager of the 76ers who has reportedly taken over as coach, had only one comment: "No comment." Still, there was strong evidence that a trade had been made and that the Lakers had given the 76ers ARCHIE CLARK, 27, a 6'2" guard, DARRALL IMHOFF, 29, a 6'10" center and JERRY CHAMBERS, 24, a 6'5" forward.
TRADED: There was no doubt about who went where in a pair of NFL transactions as the Washington Redskins sent Defensive Back PAUL KRAUSE, 26, to the Minnesota Vikings for Tight End MARLIN McKEEVER, 28, and the New Orleans Saints swapped Defensive Back GEORGE ROSE, 26, to the San Francisco 49ers for Tight End MONTY STICKLES, 29.
RETIRED: Offensive Guard FRED (FUZZY) THURSTON, 34, of the Green Bay Packers and Fullback NICK PIETROSANTE, 30, of the Cleveland Browns. Thurston, who spent 12 years in the NFL, played for more league championship teams than anyone, once with the Baltimore Colts (1958) and five times in nine seasons with the Packers. Pietrosante played for seven years with the Detroit Lions and for two more with the Browns.
DISMISSED—Four top-ranking Russian athletes from national teams for a variety of reasons ranging from "hooligan conduct" to drinking to "violations of the moral and ethical principles of Soviet sport." According to the Central Committee of Sports Societies, there will be no more fun and games as such for Diver MIKHAIL SAFANOV, Sprinter FYODOR PANKRATOV, Soccer Player JOSIF SABO and Weight Lifter ALEXEI VAKHONIN, who won the gold medal in the bantamweight division at the 1964 Olympics. The Sword of Damocles was poised over the scalps of Valentin Muratov, onetime Olympic gold medalist and now coach of the Russian gymnasts, and Stanislav Zhuk, coach and trainer of the figure skaters. Both men received strong reprimands.
DIED: When his car overturned during the French Grand Prix in Rouen, French Driver JO SCHLESSER, 40.