CHESS—U.S. defeated Lebanon 4-0 in the sixth round of the chess Olympics at Leipzig, East Germany, to take the lead in section four of the tournament. The U.S. also beat Belgium 3�-�, Cuba 3-1 and Ireland 4-0 in earlier rounds.
FIELD TRIALS—HOMERUN BESS, 3-year-old white-and-liver pointer owned by Claudia Phelps of Aiken, S.C., won the national open pheasant championship at Baldwinsville, N.Y. Fred Arant, trainer. Runner-up: Little Frenchman, a pointer owned by Dr. T.J. Lattimore of Aiken. Phil Brousseau, trainer. POTATO PATCH SUE, a pointer owned by Dr. A. H. Nitchman of Cranbury, N.J., won the shooting dog championship. Mrs. Nitchman, trainer.
GOLF—TOM ROBBINS, 67, of Pinehurst, N.C., defeated J. Walcott Brown of Sea Girt, N.J. 2 and 1 to win the north and south senior championship at Pinehurst. Robbins is the first golfer to win the tournament twice. He won first in 1956.
HANDBALL—OSCAR OBERT of New York retained his national one-wall title, defeated Howie Eisenberg 21-18, 11-21, 21-7 in championship at New York.
HARNESS RACING—TIE SILK ($19.50), representing Canada, won the $50,000 United Nations Trot at Yonkers by half length over Steamin' Demon in a crowded finish that saw the first five cross the wire less than a length apart. The Canadian entry trotted the 1� miles in 2:35. Philip Dussault, driver.
Adios Butler ($3.60) finished � of a length ahead of a fast-closing Bullet Hanover to take the second leg of the $75,000 American Pacing Classic at Hollywood Park. With Eddie Cobb driving, Adios Butler paced the mile in 1:57 3/5. Bye Bye Byrd, winner of the first leg, finished third. The final leg of the Classic will be held Saturday, Oct. 29.
HOCKEY—JACK McCARTAN, New York Rangers' rookie goalie, playing in his first game this season, shut out the Chicago Black Hawks 2-0. Earlier in the week the BLACK HAWKS beat the Canadiens 4-2 to move into first place, but after their loss to New York and a 2-2 tie with Boston found themselves tied for first with Montreal, who took McCartan and the Rangers for a 4-2 victory. For the Rangers it was their fifth loss in six games. Detroit had a three-game winning streak, then lost 3-1 to Toronto, but held on to third place in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—HARMONIZING ($77.20) galloped home more than two lengths ahead of Bald Eagle in one of the major upsets of the year in the $110,200 Man o' War Stakes at Belmont. Under John Ruane the 6-year-old gelded chestnut covered the 1� miles in 2:33[1/5]. Sword Dancer, co-favorite with Bald Eagle, finished third, six lengths behind the winner.
Bowl Of Flowers ($3.40), running last at mid-point of the backstretch, took to the outside and rushed to the wire half length in front of Angel Speed in the $153,055 Gardenia Stakes at Garden State Park. The 2-year-old filly ran the 1[1/16], miles in 1:46. Willie Shoemaker up.
Benguala ($8.70) flawlessly jumped 13 fences to win one of the world's richest steeplechase races, the $56,150 Temple Gwathmey at Belmont, by 3 lengths over Chufquen. It was Benguala's second victory in the Gwathmey. With Albert Foot up he covered the distance, about 2� miles, in 4:46[2/5].