BASEBALL—NEW YORK YANKEES, who make habit of cooling off pretenders, lured streaking White Sox into Stadium, polished them off in two out of three before splitting Sunday pair with Detroit to wind up week still 12 big games in front of Chicago. Meanwhile, Boston suddenly came alive against Cleveland and Kansas City, moved to within 1½ games of second place.
Los Angeles Dodgers, who have time beating anyone but Milwaukee these days, used unique spell to bump Braves in four out of five, maintaining own fragile position in fourth place and keeping Giants and Pirates in National League pennant race. But Braves found succor in San Francisco, whipped Giants 8-5 to hold seven-game edge over hosts and Pirates, who won four from Redlegs, divided two with Cardinals.
Monterrey's bubble-gum-chewing moppets, who captured nation's fancy at Williamsport last year, did it again, routing Kankakee, Ill. 10-1 on Hector Torres' three-hitter, homers by Andres Galvan, Manuel Mora, Hugo Lozano and Juan Castro for Mexico's second Little League World Series title. At Vancouver, John Houser dropped squeeze bunt in 10th inning, gave Charlotte, N.C. 4-2 victory over Massapequa, N.Y. and Babe Ruth World Series crown.
BOATING—AMERICA'S CUP hopefuls continued to test their muscles, completed eight-day Observation Trials at Newport. Blue-hulled Weatherly, skippered by Arthur Knapp Jr., sailed off with best record—six victories, two defeats—but only barely ahead of oldtimer Vim and highly regarded Columbia. Easterner, still having its troubles, was unable to win even one race.
Bill Stead, Nevada rancher, held bucking Maverick in line despite threat by daring Bill Cantrell in Gale V, thunder boated to victory at 105.481 mph in final heat of Silver Cup Regatta at Detroit to add to lead in hydro point standings.
FOOTBALL—CALIFORNIA, USC, UCLA, and WASHINGTON, who helped put last nail in Pacific Coast Conference coffin, banded together at San Francisco to form new conference to be known as Athletic Association of Western Universities. Big Four, leaving door open for Stanford to join in future, set up qualified plan for athletic grants-in-aid, hopefully agreed to put each other on honor to observe rules.
Detroitlions, still smarting from All-Star defeat, got over some early-game sputtering, pulled out 17-7 victory over Cleveland. In other exhibitions. Los Angeles turned Billy Wade's passing into 38-10 win over New York; Pittsburgh edged Green Bay 3-0 on Rookie Tom Miner's last-second field goal from 30; San Francisco just made it against Washington 20-19; Chicago Bears squeaked past Philadelphia 3-0; All-Star Hero Bobby Joe Conrad booted 30-yard placement with five seconds to go to give Chicago Cards 31-31 tie with Baltimore.
TENNIS—HAM RICHARDSON, who has balked at making trip to Australia, and ALEX OLMEDO, Peruvian who studies at USC, teamed up for first time, swept through U.S. doubles tournament at Brook-line, beating Barry MacKay and Sam Giammalva 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in first ail-American final since 1948, gave Davis Cup selection committee food for thought. Another new pair, unseeded Darlene Hard and Jeanne Arth, surprised Wimbledon Champions Althea Gibson and Maria Bueno 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win women's title.
GOLF—ANNE QUAST ended seven-year quest for U.S. women's amateur title, twice coming from behind with spray of birdies to upset Defending Champion JoAnne Gunderson 1 up in semifinals and then defeat pretty Barbara Romack 3 and 2 at Darien, Conn. (see page 18).
BOXING—HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION FLOYD PATTERSON, shoved to canvas in second round, methodically sliced up brave challenger Roy Harris, floored him four times before Texan's corner decided he had absorbed enough to call it quits at end of 12th in Los Angeles (see page 12).