BOATING—CARLETON MITCHELL made his third straight pass in Newport- Bermuda race, proved it takes more skill than luck to win (see page 16). Mitchell won on corrected time with his beamy little yawl Finisterre. H. G. Haskell Jr.'s Venturer was first to finish in slowest Newport- Bermuda race on record, taking 121 hours, 13 minutes, 12 seconds. Other top finishers: CLASS A: C. Ewing's Dyna (with corrected time of 114:04:00), F. D. Wetherill's Jubilee (116:23:14), H. I. Pratt's Caper (116:27:45); CLASS B: T. J. Watson Jr.'s Palawan (111:48:10), G. Coumantaros's Baccarat (112:10:48), R. S. Nye's Carina (112:11:42); CLASS C: H. B. duPont's Cyane (110:05:59), F. M. Hardy's Vikinq (110:59:42), T. H. Ramsing's Solution (111:18:46); CLASS D: F. Adams's Katama (109:12:49), Dr. W. Neumann's Sitzmark IV (109:53:27), H. M. Chance's Hirondelle (109:59:00); CLASS E: Finisterre (102:58:52), Commander E. Bruce's Belmore (103:24:13), J. B. Kilroy's Swamp Yankee (103:49:06).
George O'day of Boston earned the right to skipper U.S. International 5.5-meter sloop in Olympics after taking first place in Olympic trials at Marblehead, Mass.
Phillips Andover Academy came from sixth place in the standings to win the last race and the Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association's Mallory Trophy by� point over Gunnery on Manhasset Bay, L.I.
Bill Muncey, piloting Miss Thriftway of Seattle, won first and third heats over choppy waters to take Detroit Memorial powerboat race. Muncey, who set record with 99:616 mph, had clear sailing after Miss U.S. I (leading Detroit candidate), deadlocked with Miss Thriftway going into final heat, stopped dead after throwing five rods and spraying parts of her motor through hood.
BOXING—WILF GREAVES lifted the British Empire middleweight crown off the head of Nigeria's Dick Tiger in bout at Edmonton, Alta. but only after referee, who first announced a draw, rechecked his sweat-and-blood-soaked cards and found Greaves had taken one more round than he had given him credit for.
Dickie Diveronica, 22-year-old protege of Carmen Basilio, in Utica, N.Y. bout edged out split decision over Jay Fullmer, younger brother of NBA middleweight champion Gene Fullmer, who's scheduled to defend his title against Basilio June 29.
CANOE RACING—WASHINGTON CANOE CLUB of Philadelphia paddled its way to victory in national championships at Berrien Springs, Mich., defeated runner-up Potomac Boat Club of Washington 43 to 39.
FOOTBALL—AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE captured another player in its legal skirmishes with the National Football League. AFL, which last week hauled off Cannon from NFL's battleground, this week snipped Flowers from under NFL's noses. Judge Claude Clayton of Oxford, Miss., rejected New York Giants' lawsuit asking that Mississippi fullback Charlie Flowers be prohibited from playing for Los Angeles Chargers. Clayton held that Flowers' contract was not binding. The young player testified he had an oral agreement with the Giants permitting him to void the contract before January if he changed his mind. "A young, inexperienced and, yes, naive boy," said Judge Clayton.
GOLF—SAM SNEAD and ARNOLD PALMER captured the Canada Cup for the United States over 29 other countries at Portmarnock, Ireland, with a combined score of 565, defeating England by eight strokes. Snead lost his bid for the individual title, however, when he bogeyed the ninth, 10th, 11th and 15th holes on the last round, finished two strokes behind Belgium's Flory Van Donck, who shot 279 for 72 holes.
Dick Crawford, Houston, staged a brilliant comeback in NCAA championships at Colorado Springs, Colo., after going six down in first 18 holes, shot four birdies on the closing nine to beat Steve Smith of Stanford 2 up. It was Houston's fifth straight team title.