HORSE RACING-CARRY BACK ($5.90) proved beyond any doubt—if there was anyone still doubting—that he's the fastest 3-year-old around by coming from behind once again to win the $57,700 Jerome Handicap at Belmont over a field of top Thoroughbreds. With Johnny Sellers up for the mile run, Mrs. Jack Price's colt went to the outside on the stretch turn and beat out Harbor View Farms' Garwol and Calumet's Beau Prince in a snappy 1:36. Carry Back's next outing will be the United Nations at Atlantic City on Sept. 16 and, if he does well there, the son of Saggy will invade Europe for the Prix dc l' Arc de Triomphe at Long-champ Oct. 8.
Ridan ($2.60) cut down the early pace-setters with a strong stretch drive to win the $213,750 Washington Park Futurity at Arlington Park by one length over Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Herff's Obey. The Mrs. Moody Jolley 2-year-old, with Bill Hartack up, covered the 6� furlongs in 1:18 on a muddy track.
INTERNATIONAL GAMES—At the midway point in the MACCABIAH GAMES for Jewish athletes in Tel Aviv, Israel, the U.S., with some 150 entries, was leading as expected. Outstanding performances were turned in by Mike Herman of New York, who won the decathlon (6,258 points) and the broad jump (24 feet 6 inches); Gary Gubner of New York University, who put the shot 60 feet 1� inches, a meet record, and won the discus with a toss of 164 feet 4� inches; Stan Levinson of Toronto, who dashed the 100 meters in 10.6; Ron Barak, freshman at USC, who won six gold medals in gymnastics; Lindsay Miller of California, who swam the women's 400-meter freestyle in 5:15.1; Barbara Chesneau of the University of Pennsylvania, who swam the 200-meter breaststroke in 3:00.7.
MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, driving a Lotus, won the Danish Grand Prix in Copenhagen by more than a minute over Innes Ireland of Scotland, also driving a Lotus. Moss then made it two in a row by winning the Grand Prix of Modena, Italy seven seconds ahead of Joakim Bonnier of Sweden, for his 15th victory this season.
After weeks of trying, ART MALONE of Tampa succeeded in pushing his specially built racer, Mad Dog IV, to a lap speed of 181.561 mph at the Daytona ( Fla.) International Speedway. It was a new world record for closed race tracks and worth $10,000 in prize money.
Chris Karamesiness of Chicago accelerated his Chrysler to 182.92 mph to win the World Series of drag racing at Cordova, III. Karamesiness covered the quarter-mile distance beginning from a standing start, in 8.58 seconds.
ROWING—Vyacheslav Ivanov of Russia outrowed Vladimir Andrs of Czechoslovakia and Seymour Cromwell of Cambridge, Mass. to win the single sculls at the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS in Prague. Ivanov's time over the 2,000-meter course on the Vltava River was 7:21.6, nearly eight seconds ahead of Andrs. Germany's Dieter Bender and Guenther Zumkeller won the pairs without cox over Finland by a scant second in 7:01.9. Germany also took the fours with coxswain, beating Russia by 1� lengths in 6:33.1. In the eights Italy edged out Germany by less than 2/10 second in 5:52.2. Other winners: pairs with cox, Russia; fours without cox, Italy; double sculls, Russia.
TENNIS—After losing to the Mexican pair of Rafael Osuna and Antonio Palafox the week before in the Davis Cup American Zone finals, CHUCK McKINLEY and DENNIS RALSTON of the U.S. (see pane 7) avenged themselves with a long, hard-fought 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 13-11 victory over the Mexicans in the National Doubles Championship in Brookline, Mass. DARLENF HARD teamed with Australia's LESLEY TURNER to defeat Germany's Edda Buding and Mexico's Yola Ramirez 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 for the women's title.
Victoria Palmer, 16, of Phoenix, Ariz. came back from a 5-7 first set defeat to upset top-seeded Billie Jean Moffitt of Long Beach, Calif. 6-1, 6-4 in the U.S. girls lawn tennis singles championship in Philadelphia.
TRACK & FIELD—VALERI BRUMEL of Russia broke his pending world high jump record with a leap of 7 feet 4� inches (2.25 meters) at meet in Sofia. This bettered his 7-foot-4 jump last July during U.S.-Soviet meet in Moscow, and equaled his indoor (but unofficial) record set at Leningrad in January. A second world record fell when Russia's TAMARA PRESS broke her pending discus record by a good two feet with a toss of 190 feet 5� inches.