Laszlo Kovats, Hungary, won Capri-to- Naples 19-nautical-m. world distance swim championship in 10:07:04; GRETA ANDERSON, Long Beach, Calif., was first woman in, with time of 11:05:32.
CHESS—ARTHUR B. BISGUIER, New York, with a 10-2 total score, captured U.S. Chess Federation open championship, Omaha.
GOLF—BETSY RAWLS, Spartanburg, S.C., won $20,000 Mount Prospect women's open by one stroke from Mickey Wright, with a 291 for 72 holes, at Mount Prospect, Ill.
HORSE RACING—T. V. LARK: $212,000 Arlington Futurity, 6 f., by a neck over Bally Ache, in 1:12 2/5, Arlington Park, Ill. Alex Maese up.
TRACK & FIELD—PARRY O'BRIEN topped his world shotput mark with a heave of 63 feet 4 inches, at Invitational Track Meet, Albuquerque.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: JEAN BEHRA, 38, of France, one of the world's most brilliant race drivers (winner of Grand Prix de Pau, Nurburgring, Bari, co-winner with Juan Fangio in 1957 Sebring), who started career as motorcyclist, switched to racing autos in 1951, of a fractured skull when his Porsche skidded during preliminary for Grand Prix of Germany (see page 31).
DIED: IVOR BUEB, 36, of England, conservative but successful auto racer ("My first rule is always to stay out of trouble"), twice winner of Le Mans, of injuries sustained when thrown from his Cooper-Borgward during Auvergne ( France) Grand Prix July 26.
DIED: WILLIAM JONES (Boilermaker) CLARKE, 90, last of the old Baltimore Orioles (teammates included John McGraw, Willie Keeler, Hughie Jennings), catcher on the three pennant winners of 1894-96, baseball coach at Princeton for 34 years; at Princeton, N.J.