TENNIS—ROD LAVER, after a bad run of luck against young U.S. players, beat fellow Australian Roy Emerson, world's No. 1-ranked player, 9-7, 6-2, 6-0 in the finals of the Altamira Tournament, Caracas, Venezuela. Maria Bueno, downing U.S. champion Darlene Hard of Montebello, Calif. 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, took the women's title for the third straight year.
TRACK & FIELD—KANSAS UNIVERSITY'S relay teams set national indoor records of 9:48.8 in the distance medley and 7:29.2 in the two-mile at the Kansas State Relays, but the school lost the university division team title by one point to Oklahoma State in Manhattan, Kans.
Garyimel, an Illinois high school senior, cleared 13 feet 4� inches at the Naperville (Ill.) Relays, to break the national interscholastic indoor pole-vaulting record (13 feet 4� inches, held by Saac Jefferson).
WRESTLING—OKLAHOMA STATE retained its National Collegiate wrestling team title, tying the record total of 82 points it set in last year's championship, in Stillwater. Runner-up Oklahoma, 37 points behind, equaled State with three individual champions. Gray Simons of Lock Haven (Pa.) State College, closing out the finest collegiate career ever, beat Mark McCracken 7-2 to win his third national 115-pound title, and extend his unbeaten string to 85 matches. For the second straight year he was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: JAMES G. THOMPSON, 35-year-old British petroleum executive and hydroplaning's outstanding designer, after the death of his friend and driver, Bob Hayward. Beached permanently along with Thompson was his hydroplane Miss Supertest III, winner of three successive Harmsworth Trophies. With Hayward at the wheel, Miss Supertest III in 1959 broke the U.S.'s 39-year stranglehold on the world championship trophy. The same two men successfully defended it in 1960 and 1961.
DIED: HAL PRICE HEADLEY, 73, prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder, whose horses won more than one thousand races and earned $4,844,073 but never brought their respected owner the Kentucky Derby roses, in Lexington, Ky. Headley's Beaumont Farm did breed the dams of Derby winners Swaps and Clyde Van Dusen, as well as Menow, the sire of Capot and Tom Fool. A founder of the Keeneland Association, Headley served as the track's first president.