BASKETBALL—UNITED STATES wound up its tour of Russia with four more victories, defeated the Soviet national junior team 110-80, a hand-picked squad 98-83, both in Kiev, the Riga Daugava team 89-61, and a Leningrad squad 87-65, both in Leningrad. The U.S. women's team won three, lost one, defeated the Russian junior team 57-48, the Kiev Dynamos 60-56, a Leningrad five 63-41, but lost to the Soviet championship team 45-48. U.S. men won all seven of their games, U.S. women won four of their eight games.
BOXING—YAMA BAHAMA of Bimini used a stinging left jab to keep Buffalo's stylish middleweight Joey Giambra off balance, won a 10-round decision in New York. It was Giambra's first loss in 12 fights.
CREW—HARVARD, realigning its heavyweight crew, defeated previously unbeaten MIT by � of a length in the Compton Cup regatta on the Charles River in Cambridge. Dartmouth was third, Princeton fourth. Coach Harvey Love changed all seatings from last week, promoted three jayvees and returned Perry Boyden to stroke. At Philadelphia, Harvard's lightweight flotilla made a clean sweep of three races on the rain-swept Schuylkill River, won the 150-pound varsity for the Wood-Hammond Cup, the junior varsity and freshman races over Princeton and Pennsylvania. YALE scored a surprise three-foot victory over Pennsylvania for the Blackwell Cup, raced on the Harlem River. The Bulldogs rowed the two miles in 11:55.8. RUTGERS defeated Boston University by 1� lengths in 9:36 over the Henley course on the Charles River. On the West Coast STANFORD retained possession of the Harbach Cup by stroking to a three-length victory over Southern Cal in Los Angeles harbor. UCLA was third. CALIFORNIA held off a fast-closing Washington to end the Huskies' winning streak at eight and set a new course record on Lake Washington, Over ideally calm waters California rowed the 2� miles in 14 minutes.
FIELD TRIAL—RU-CHAR'S QUEEN'S MAID, handled by Mrs. Charles Greening of Mahwah. N.J., won the Cocker Futurity championship in La-Grangeville, N.Y. STACEY, owned by R. L. Ireland III, and handled by Alex Johnson, won the Springer Puppy Stakes.
GOLF—SAM SNEAD, after watching partner Tommy Bolt close in on the first nine of the final 18 holes, slammed in four birdies on the second nine for a 3-under-par 69 and victory in the $52,000 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas (see page 28). Snead finished with a 72-hole total of 273, a whopping 15 under par, seven better than Bolt's second-place 280.
Butch Baird of Galveston, Texas knocked in eight birdies in the last 18 holes to win the $20,000 Waco Turner Open in Burneyville, Okla. by one stroke over Rex Baxter Jr. of Amarillo, Texas. It was the first victory for Baird, 24, since turning pro 16 months ago.
Ron Weber of the University of Houston shot a 72-hole total of 280 to win the Southern intercollegiate championship in Athens, Ga. by one stroke over Howell Fraser of Louisiana State.
GYMNASTICS—JAPAN completely dominated the National AAU championships in Dallas, won all the international events except the free exercise and the uneven parallel bars. Nobuyuki Aihara, still-ring and floor-exercise winner, and Kazuko Kadowaki, balance-beam and side-horse-vault winner, won the men's and women's all-round titles. For the U.S., Muriel Grossfeld of Indianapolis won the free exercise, and Doris Fuchs of Rochester, N.Y. won the uneven parallel bars.
HARNESS RACING—APMAT ($28.30), redeeming a dismal season for foreign horses on U.S. tracks, turned on the speed to catch Bye Bye Byrd in the last 30 yards and win the $50,000 International Pace at Yonkers by a neck. An 8-year-old Australian champion, Apmat paced the 1� miles in 3:07. Bert Alley, driver.
HORSE RACING—CARRY BACK ($7), buried in the field at the clubhouse turn, made a spectacular charge from 11th place to catch Fred W. Hooper's Crozier 40 yards from the finish and win the $163000 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs by � of a length (see page 23). Mrs. Vera E. Smith's Bass Clef was third. With the nation's leading jockey, Johnny Sellers, giving a near-perfect ride, Mrs. Katherine Price's little Florida-bred colt won the 1�-mile classic in 2:04. Earlier in the week at Churchill Downs, Hooper's My Portrait ($12.80) upset Play Time to win the $43,500 Kentucky Oaks by a neck. Ridden by Braulio Baeza, My Portrait ran the 1[1/16]-mile race for 3-year-old fillies in 1:47.