BOATING—WEATHERLY, Henry D. Mercer's 12-meter yacht skippered by Arthur Knapp Jr., defeated her rivals Easterner and Columbia in five out of six races to win both the Queen's and Astor cups in the New York YC cruise.
Harry Sindle of Toms River, N.J. piled up so many points (6,713) in the first five races of the North American Flying Dutchman championship in Chicago that he skipped the sixth race and won anyway over Canada's Pierre Desjardins.
Ron Musson of Akron, Ohio, drove the Seattle-owned Miss Bardahl to two firsts (an average 109 mph) and a fourth to win the Seafair Trophy for unlimited hydroplanes over Lake Washington near Seattle.
BOXING—GENE FULLMER survived a strong finish by Cuba's Florentino Fernandez to win a split decision and retain his NBA middleweight title in a rousing 15-rounder at Municipal Stadium in Ogden, Utah (see page 18). Fullmer built up an early lead only to have it nearly whittled away in the final rounds when Fernandez reverted to a natural left-handed stance that confused the champion.
Curtis Cokes, Dallas bank messenger and little-known welterweight, belted No. 2 Welterweight Contender Luis Rodriguez to the canvas three times before a home-town crowd, won a 10-round split decision and a possible crack at titleholder Emile Griffith.
FOOTBALL—The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, out to prove they could fly without Quarterback Norm Van Brocklin (now coach of the Minnesota Vikings), soared over the College All-Stars 28-14 in a charity game at Chicago's Soldier Field (see page 54). All four Eagle touchdowns came on passes, three to Tommy McDonald. The All-Stars, minus Joe Bellino—who pulled a muscle during pregame warm-up—tallied in the last two minutes of the game when they drove 75 yards for one touchdown and, on the final play, intercepted a pass for the other.
GOLF—JUDY KIMBALL, 23, of Sioux City, Iowa, a newcomer this year on the LPGA tour, relied on steady nerves and a deft putter (21 putts on the final 18 holes) to quell a last-round bid by her idol, Betsy Rawls, and win her first LPGA championship, the American Women's Open in Minneapolis.
Anne Quast Decker of Seattle, a 23-year-old bride and high school history teacher, played sub-par golf to beat Barbara McIntire 3 and 2 and win the Women's Western Amateur championship in Pasadena, Calif.
Doug Sanders shot a 13-under-par 275 to win the $35,000 Eastern Open in Baltimore by one stroke over Ken Venturi, who missed a five-foot putt for a tie on the final hole. It was Sanders' fourth win of the year and brought his year's earnings to $46,127, third behind Player and Palmer.
Deane Beman of Bethesda. Md. sank a curving seven-foot putt on the final hole to beat Ed Justa of Rocky Mount, N.C. by one stroke and retain his Eastern Amateur title at Portsmouth, Va. with a record 281.