SHOOTING—Army Sergeant WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP JR. of Richlands, Va. outshot 2,691 of the country's top marksmen to successfully defend his national pistol-shooting title at Camp Perry, Ohio. Scoring 2,631 out of a possible 2,700, Blankenship edged out his teammate James Kurtz by four points, LUCILLE CHAMBLISS of Winter Haven, Fla. proved nearly as accurate, defeated Lois Montgomery of San Francisco by one point to hold on to the women's title.
Miner Cliett, 18, of Childersburg, Ala. proved he could shoot with the men, hit 100 straight targets to tie two others in the Champion of Champions event in the National Skeet championships in Reno, then shot 50 more in a row to win. Another teenager, BOB SHULEY, 15, of Roselle, Ill. won the .410-gauge title with 99 out of 100. PETE CANDY of Los Angeles was all-around winner with a score of 546 out of a possible 550.
SWIMMING—Fresh from a spate of records set in the Nationals at Tokyo a week before, U.S. and Japanese swimmers churned out times as fast and faster in meets at Osaka and Nagoya. CHET JASTREMSKI of Indiana University, doing 1:09.5 in the 100-meter breaststroke. broke his pending world record set in Tokyo by 5/10 of a second. Jastremski also turned in a 2:34.7 for 200 meters while schoolmate TOM STOCK swam the 100-and 200-meter backstroke races in a speedy 1:02.3 and 2:13.3, the latter only 1/10 of a second off his pending world record. Japan's free-style distance star, TSUYOSHI YAMANAKA, who was believed washed up at 21, lowered his 200-meter world record to 2:01.1.
TRACK & FIELD—At a meet in G�teborg, Sweden JIM BEATTY defeated Sweden's Dan Waern in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:44.8. FRANK BUDD won the 100 meters in 10.2, fastest time of the year, duplicated it the next night in Malm�, Sweden. RALPH BOSTON won the broad jumps at both meets, the second with a leap of 26 feet 6� inches.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: FRANK McGUIRE, 46, highly successful but recently controversial basketball coach at the University of North Carolina (with a won-lost record of 164-58 for nine seasons), to a three-year contract as coach of the slightly less successful Philadelphia Warriors of the National Basketball Association. The Warriors, pushed by league-leading scorer Wilt Chamberlain, finished second in the Eastern Division last season, only to lose to third-place Syracuse in the playoffs.
Dean Smith, 29, McGuire's assistant, was named the Tar Heels' new head coach.
DIED: JESSE C. HARPER, 77, Notre Dame football coach whose star players, Gus Dorais and Knute Rockne, popularized the forward pass, of a heart ailment in Ashland, Kans. Rockne stayed on as Harper's assistant coach after graduation, became head coach when Harper retired in 1918.
DIED: J. WALTER MORRIS, 81, player, manager, league president and club owner during more than 50 years in and around baseball, in Dallas. Morris, who started in Class D ball and rose to the majors ( St. Louis Cardinals in 1908) before an injury ended that phase of his career, organized 14 leagues (he was president of seven).