BOXING—BOB CLEROUX, bulky, 22-year-old Montreal heavyweight, assaulted Roy Harris of Cut and Shoot, Texas with mauling, whirlwind attack, finally trapped him in a corner during the fifth round and delighted a Montreal crowd of 12,530 by knocking Harris out with a vicious, two-handed barrage. Energetic Cleroux supporters bounded into the ring after the knockout singing "IL a gagn� ses epaulets [He has earned his spurs]" and carried the winner off on their shoulders.
Mike Dejohn, Syracuse heavyweight, defeated Dick Richardson of Wales, the European heavyweight champion, when daring Referee Eugene Henderson disqualified Richardson in the eighth round at Porthcawl, Wales for butting. Surly, disgruntled Welsh fans hurled beer bottles, chairs, umbrellas and wads of wet newspaper into the ring, tried to attack Henderson as he was escorted from the ring.
CYCLING—Last three Olympic berths were filled by Jack Simes III, 17, Closter, N.J., Herbert Francis, 20, New York, and Jack Hartman, 23, Los Gatos, Calif., who qualified for 1,000-meter match sprint team in final trials at New York.
FOOTBALL—The brand-new AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE got its autumn-in-July program under way with exhibition games in New York and California. At Buffalo, before a crowd of 16,474, the BOSTON PATRIOTS parlayed two fumbles and two pass interceptions into touchdowns, trounced the Buffalo Bills 28-7 as Quarterback Ed Songin tossed two scoring passes. At San Francisco, with a crowd of 12,000 looking on, former TCU Fullback Jack Spikes rammed over for two second-half touchdowns to lead the DALLAS TEXANS to a 20-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Pennsylvania High School All-Stars and the NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS grappled to a scoreless tie in heavy rain and mud at Hershey, Pa.
GOLF—MRS. ANN CASEY JOHNSTONE, resolute 38-year-old Mason City, Iowa housewife, pushed her way through a strong and youthful field while National Amateur Champion Barbara McIntire, JoAnne Gunderson and Judy Eller fell out in the early rounds, defeated Sandra Spuzich, a 23-year-old kindergarten teacher from Indianapolis, 4 and 2 in the finals, won the Women's Western Amateur at Kansas City.
Patty Berg, 42 but not yet ready to retire, rallied with a 70 in the final round to win the $7,500 American Ladies Open in her home town of Minneapolis, with 72-hole score of 292. It was her first tournament win since this event two years ago. Runner-up: Kathy Cornelius, with 293.
Gene Littler, Singing Hills, Calif., the $25,000 Eastern Open at Baltimore, with score of 273 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Gary Player, South Africa, with 275.
HARNESS RACING—CALEB ($46.20), guided flawlessly by Johnny Simpson, kept his stride while seven horses in a field of 10 were breaking theirs, then closed with a rush in final 100 yards to nose out tiring Mr. Pride by a length, won the $114,119 Hilltop Trot at Yonkers Raceway, in 2:07 2/5 for the mile.
Caduceus ($7.10), $25,000 National Handicap Pace, the first U.S. victory for the 9-year-old New Zealand pacer after five failures, by neck over Victory Dinamic, 1� n. in 2:32 2/5 (track record), Yonkers. Billy Haughton, driver.