SHOOTING—In a tight finish VICTOR AUER of Sherman Oaks, Calif. edged out Joe Steffey of Paris, Ill. by one point (4,784 to 4,783) to win the national small-bore rifle championship at Camp Perry, Ohio. Third, only one point behind Steffey, was Ransford D. Triggs of Madison, N.J., the 1941 champion.
SOARING—ANDREW J. SMITH, 37-year-old architect from Tecumseh, Mich., collected 4,564 points over 10 days to glide off with the national title in Wichita, Kans. on the final day, Runner-up was William Ivans Jr. of San Diego with 4,345 points.
SWIMMING—Upsets abounded and records toppled at the women's national AAU outdoor championships in Philadelphia (see page 48). The winners: Carolyn House: the 220-, 400- and 1,500-meter freestyles in 2:18.9, 4:52.3, and 19:46.3; Nina Harmar: the 100- and 200-meter backstroke in 1:11 and 2:35.2; Donna de Varona: 400-meter individual medley in 5:34.5, a world record and the 200-meter individual medley; Robyn Johnson: 100-meter freestyle in 1:03.2; Dale Barnhard: 100-meter breaststroke in 1:22.6; Jean Dellekamp: 200-meter breaststroke in 2:56.7; Susan Doerr: 100-meter butterfly in 1:08.2 for world record; Becky Collins: 200-meter butterfly in 2:32.8 for a world record. The Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia won both the 400-meter freestyle relay (4:17) and the 400-meter medley relay (4:50.3), as well as the team title, by 26� points over Los Angeles. Linda Cooper took the junior platform title, Joel Dina Lenzi the 3-meter dive and Barbara McAlister the 10-meter platform dive.
TENNIS—CHUCK McKINLEY, Wimbledon runner-up last month, captured his first major U.S. title by defeating his Trinity University teammate Frank Froehling in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to win the eastern grass court championship in South Orange, N.J. KAREN HANTZE easily defended her women's title with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Germany's Edda Buding. MARGARET OSBORNE DU PONT and MARGARET VARNER of Wilmington, Del. defeated Hantze and Billie Jean Moffitt 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for the women's doubles title, while DONALD DELL of Bethesda, Md. teamed with BILL BOND of La Jolla, Calif. to beat Crawford Henry and Eugene Scott 6-4, 10-12, 6-4, 6-3 for the men's doubles title. MIKE BELKIN, 16, of Miami Beach, twice down to match point, fought back to win the junior boys' title 6-0, 6-2, 4-6, 2-6, 7-5 over Dave Reed at the international junior championship in East Lansing, Mich. SHARON PRITULA of Detroit scored an easy 6-2, 6-1 victory over Leora Trice for the girls' junior title. STEPHANIE DE FINA of Hollywood, Fla. upset first-seeded Jane Albert 6-4, 7-5 in the girls' 15-and-under, and JEFF BROWN of Carmichael, Calif. won the 15-and-under boys' title with a 6-3, 9-7 triumph over Tom Karp.
TRACK & FIELD—In a continuing tour of Scandinavian countries, JIM BEATTY turned in a new American record and the fastest 1,500 meters of the year with a 3:40.2, FRANK BUDD ran 100 yards in 9.3, only 1/10 second off his pending world record. Farther south, in Frankfurt, Germany, U.S. Field Star JAY SILVESTER of Tremonton, Utah tossed the discus 198 feet 8� inches to beat the world record by more than two feet. ZDZISLAW KRZYSZKOWIAK, the Pole, running the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Walcz, Poland, broke another world record with a time of 8:30.4.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: FRANK DASCOLI, 48, controversial National League umpire since 1948, by League President Warren C. Giles in Cincinnati, for allegedly making critical remarks about Giles. In a recent poll by The Sporting News, Dascoli was voted by sportswriters as "most serious-minded" and by the coaches and managers as "most sarcastic," by both as the "biggest grandstander."
DIED: SIR VICTOR SASSOON, 79, British banker, merchant king of a vast Far Eastern financial empire and a leading race-horse owner, in Nassau. Sir Victor, who first started his stable. Eve Stud, in 1923, won nearly all of Britain's major races over the years, including the English Derby in 1953, '57, '58 and '59.