BOATING—WINSOME III, 36-foot sloop owned by Ches Rickard of the Royal Vancouver YC and skippered by Bonar Davis, battled tricky tides, shifty winds and some of the toughest sailing skippers on the continent to win the 133-mile Swiftsure Lightship classic off Seattle with a corrected time of 26:20:50. Winsome is the second Canadian boat to win the race in 31 years. Another Canadian boat, Troubadour, finished first in 34:31:20 to become the first Canadian boat to win that category.
Coral, 31-foot sloop owned and skippered by Joe Esherick, sailed off with the 125-mile Buckner Cup race off San Francisco over 23 other boats with a corrected time of 16:30:06. First in was Emmett Rixford's Annie Too, in an elapsed time of 19:20:20.
BOXING—EMILE GRIFFITH, making his first defense of the welterweight title he won in April, out-slugged Gaspar Ortega in Los Angeles bout, won by a KO when Referee Tommy Hart stopped the fight in the 12th round. Griffith knocked Ortega to the canvas twice in the seventh, but the game Mexican, bleeding from cuts over both eyes and his nose, carried on for five more rounds.
Johnny Caldwell, England's flyweight champion, added Europe's bantamweight title to his growing list with a 15-round decision over France's Alphonse Halimi in London.
CYCLING—BOB McKOWN of Maiden. Mass., 21-year-old pipe organ repairman, won the 50-mile Tour of Somerville ( N.J.), set a national speed record in the process, finishing in two hours and 16.6 seconds.
GOLF—SAM SNEAD shot four subpar rounds to win both the individual and team championships for the U.S. at the Canada Cup Matches in Dorado Beach, P.R. (see page 65). Snead shot a 272 to beat Australia's Peter Thomson by eight strokes for the individual title. Snead and Jimmy Demaret took the team title with a combined 560, 12 strokes under Thomson and Kel Nagle.
Home-town favorite CARY MIDDLECOFF finished with a 3-under-par 67 to win the $30,000 Memphis Open and set a tournament record of 266. Tied for second were Gardner Dickinson and Mike Souchak, at 271.
HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD ($3) trotted off with his seventh straight race, winning by a nose over Silver Song in the $25,000 Vanguard free-for-all trot at Roosevelt. The 7-year-old gelding, driven by Stanley Dancer, covered the mile in 2:01.
Adios Butler ($3.50) started from the rail, took the lead and held it to win easily the $25,000 Miracle Mile pace at Roosevelt over Tar Boy by 1� lengths. Australia's Apmat was third, and New Zealand-bred False Step, who beat Adios Butler the week before, was sixth. With Eddie Cobb driving, the 5-year-old pacer covered the distance in 2:00 2/5.
HORSE RACING—SHERLUCK ($132.10) held on to second place behind Globemaster into the stretch, then took the lead to win the $148,650 Belmont Stakes by 2� lengths (see pane 32). Guadalcanal was third, and Carry Back, seeking the Triple Crown, was seventh. Jacob Sher's dark bay colt, ridden by Braulio Baeza, ran the 1� miles in 2:29 1/5.