SOFTBALL—In a tense 19-inning game, WHITTIER ( Calif.) scratched out a 2-1 win over Stratford ( Conn.) in Women's World Softball Championship final at Portland, Ore. when Colleen Riley singled, stole two bases and came home on a suicide squeeze. Joan Joyce, Stratford's pitcher, worked an amazing 33 2/3 consecutive innings on the last day, gave up only two runs, while striking out 67 batters.
TENNIS—ROY EMERSON, 24, upset fellow Australian and Wimbledon Champion Rod Laver 7-5, 6-3, 6-2, to win the men's title of the national championships at Forest Hills (see page 22). DARLENE HARD of Montebello, Calif. came back after a three-month hepatitis-forced layoff to crush Ann Haydon of Britain 6-3, 6-4 for her second consecutive women's title.
WATER SKIING—21-year-old JIM JACKSON of Cypress Point, Fla., second in the slalom and second in the tricks event, soared to a record 134-foot jump to retain his North American over-all water ski championship, at Lake Placid, N.Y.
MILEPOSTS—DISBARRED: DAN WAERN, Swedish miler who has finished under four minutes six times, by the International Amateur Athletic Federation for admitting having received more than legitimate expenses (a reported $20,000 a year).
SUSPENDED: DENNIS RALSTON, 19, temper-tossing, racket-throwing and fifth-ranked U.S. tennis player, for the remainder of the year by the USLTA for alleged misconduct in the Davis Cup match between Mexico and the U.S. in August.
DIED: WOLFGANG VON TRIPS, 32-year-old German count and top racing car driver for the world championship, in an accident that claimed at least 14 spectators' lives, in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Italy (see page 18)
DIED: BOB HAYWARD, 33, Canadian powerboat driver, of a broken neck suffered in the second heat of the Silver Cup Regatta when his boat—Miss Supertest II—flipped over on the Detroit River.