Stirling Moss, driving a Lotus Climax, won the Oulton International Gold Cup for the second consecutive year at Oulton Park, England. Moss finished well ahead of world champion Jack Brabham of Australia, driving a Cooper Climax, averaged 93.85 mph.
Rex White of Spartanburg, N.C., season leader in NASCAR grand national points, won the Virginia Sweepstakes at Martinsville, Va. White, driving a Chevrolet, averaged 60.439.
PARALYMPICS—The ninth Paraplegic Olympic Games—an international competition for athletes suffering from paraplegia—opened in Rome with 300 athletes from 22 countries. JACK WHITMAN of Champaign, Ill. took two gold medals in individual men's archery, won a third in archery with his next-door neighbor WAYNE BROEREN, defeating another U.S. team for the medal. RON STEIN of O'Fallon, Ill. won the shotput with a wheelchair toss of 33 feet 7 inches. The U.S. Class B basketball team, for players whose legs are paralyzed, won a gold medal when they defeated the Netherlands 21-9.
SOCCER—TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR shattered all English records when they defeated Aston Villa 6-2 in London for their 10th league victory in a row.
SWIMMING—NATALIE STEWARD of South Africa, who won a silver medal in the backstroke and a bronze in the freestyle at the Olympics, broke her own world 110-yard backstroke record with a time of 1:11, at Blackpool, England.
TENNIS—UNITED STATES scored a 5-0 sweep over Venezuela in the American zone Davis Cup finals at Cleveland. In December the U.S. plays the Philippines for the Eastern zone championship, the winner to play Italy for the right to tackle Australia for the cup.
Barry Mackay beat Earl Buchholz 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to win the Pacific Southwest championship. ANN HAYDON of England defeated Darlene Hard, 6-4, 6-3 for the women's title.
TRACK & FIELD—HERB ELLIOTT of Australia, running in the International Track Meet at Dublin, broke the four-minute mile for the 16th time. Elliott won in 3:57 in a race that saw two others also break four minutes. They were Terry Sullivan of Rhodesia (3:59.8) and Gordon Pirie of Britain (3:59.9).
Mrs. Joy Jordan made up for her last-place finish in the Olympic 880 finals by clipping half a second off the world record at a meet in Welwyn Garden City, England. Mrs. Jordan's time was 2 minutes 6.1 seconds.