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BASEBALL—The second American and National League ALL-STAR Game of the season, played in Boston's Fenway Park, ended in a 1-1 tie as rain ended play at the end of the ninth. The Tigers' Rocky Colavito slammed a home run off Cincinnati's Bob Purkey in the first to give the AL its one run; St. Louis' Bill White drove in the Brave's Eddie Mathews on a single in the sixth for the NL's only run.
BOATING—While Clayton Ewing's Dyna, as usual, was first to finish in one of the fastest Port Huron-to-Mackinac races ever sailed (Dyna's elapsed time for the 235-mile run was 33:15:23), it was Joseph Kreuger's spanking-new 34-foot yawl SIXTH GIRL, a class D entry, that took over-all honors with a corrected time of 29:25:22.
BOXING—EMILE GRIFFITH, welterweight champion since April, cruised through a slow 10 rounds with middleweight Yama Bahama of Bimini, W.I., won easily by decision.
GOLF—Jerry Barber sank putts of 20, 40 and 60 feet on the final three holes to tie front-running Don January at 277 and send the 564,800 PGA Championship at Chicago's Olympia Fields CC into a playoff (see pane 10). Barber won by one stroke on the 18th hole of their playoff when January hit into two traps and missed a 10-foot putt for a bogey 5.
HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD ($3.20) flashed across the finish � of a length in front of Air Record in the $25,000 Chestertown free-for-all trot at Roosevelt. With Stanley Dancer driving, the 7-year-old covered the mile in a snappy 2:00 4/5, fastest for a trotter this season, his ninth victory in 12 starts.
Merrie Duke ($4.80) took the third leg of the Harness Tracks of America trot at Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio by 2� lengths over Elaine Rodney. The 4-year-old gelding, driven by Johnny Patterson, trotted the mile in 1:59 4/5 for a track record.
HORSE RACING—AIRMANS GUIDE ($6.80), nonchalantly swishing her tail, coasted to a 3�-length victory over William B. MacDonald's ROYAL NATIVE in the $159,687 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park, richest of all races for fillies and mares. Under Howard Grant (no relation to Owner Hugh Grant) the Kentucky-bred 4-year-old, winner the week before of the New Castle, equaled the stake record with a speedy 2:02 2/5 for the 1� miles.
Ridan ($2.60) took the lead at the head of the stretch to win the $211,750 Arlington Futurity for 2-year-olds by a comfortable 5� lengths over Green Ticket. It was the fifth straight victory for the unbeaten son of Nantallah. Ridden by Bill Hartack, the Mrs. Moody Jolley colt ran the six furlongs in 1:09, only 1/5 of a second oft' the track record.
Batter Up ($7.80) led all the way to win the $100,000 Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park 2� lengths ahead of Wood vale Farm's favored Polylady. The Wheatley Stable's daughter of Tom Fool, now winner of four of her six starts, ran the six furlongs under Hedley J. Wood-house in 1:12 over a sloppy track.