BOATING—CHEERIO, 8-meter sloop owned by Richard Bradley of San Diego, crossed the line third behind the first official finisher. Lain Kai, a 46-foot catamaran, but won the 125-mile Newport-to-Ensenada ocean race in the corrected time of 24:13:9. Carousel, Ashley Brown's 40-foot cutter, was second overall in 24:26:05. The catamaran, sailed by R. S. Harrison of Balboa, slid down to third place in its division on corrected time.
BOWLING—DETROIT THUNDERBIRDS, helped by clutch performances from Billy Golembiewski, Bob Crawford and Dave Seavoy, swept three straight matches at home to take the best-of-five series from the Twin Cities ( Minn.) Skippers and the National Bowling League title. A total of only 1,000 spectators watched the three-day event, which was the first—and possibly the last—NBL championship.
BOXING—HAROLD JOHNSON, 33, became the new light-heavyweight champion of everywhere except California as he won a unanimous decision over Doug Jones, 25, of New York, in a 15-round title match in his home town of Philadelphia.
Archie Moore, still at it at 48, knocked out Howard King in the first round of a nontitle match in Tijuana, Mexico. Moore, recognized as world light-heavyweight champion in the somewhat restricted sphere of California, had beaten King four other times but never in a bull ring in Tijuana on a Monday evening in May.
Sugar Ramos, 22 of Mexico City, flattened Danny Valdez in the seventh round of a 12-round bout in Los Angeles as a tune-up to a hoped-for title match with Featherweight Champion Davey Moore.
HARNESS RACING—ADORA'S DREAM ($2.50), favored to win this weekend's big Messenger Stake at Roosevelt Raceway, boned up by easily taking the $10.000 Penultimate Pace mile at the same track, a length and a quarter in front of Lehigh Hanover. Driven by Morris MacDonald, the colt won his 13th straight in the commendable time of 2:02[2/5]. In another race the same day CATHY J. HANOVER ($11.50) ran the $38,810 Lady Maud Pace mile for fillies in the same time to upset the favorite, Ritzy Hanover. Stanley Dancer masterfully guided the filly, owned by Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Derrico of Pelham Manor. N.Y.. through a fine stretch run. It was the first loss in eight straight races for Ritzy Hanover.
Mighty Tide ($6.80) turned the tide on well-regarded Henry T. Adios, who had outdistanced him by a length two weeks before, for a three-quarters-of-a-length victory at Rosecroft Raceway. Mighty Tide equaled the fastest time of the season on a half-mile track, finishing in 2:00[2/5].
HORSE RACING—JAIPUR ($3.50), who was kept out of the Kentucky Derby by Owner George D. Widener, swept past six other 3-year-olds to take the $58,600 Withers at Aqueduct. Ridden by Willie Shoemaker, the heavy favorite overtook Green Ticket, who had set the early pace, in the stretch. His time was 1:35[3/5] over a fast track, two-fifths of a second off the track record for the mile. Cyrano, unbeaten in three starts, finished third.
Batter Up ($6.20) finished the six-furlong, $34,725 Betsy Ross Stakes at Garden State a step ahead of Mrs. Ben Cohen's Some Song. Ridden by Larry Adams, the Wheatley Stable's filly ran a strong race while beating 10 other 3-year-old fillies.
LACROSSE—NAVY and Johns Hopkins, the only major undefeated teams, met at Annapolis before 14,100, largest crowd ever to watch a college game. Navy, using a pressing defense that eventually wore out Hopkins, won 16-11 (see page 93). Midfielder Sonny Glassner was outstanding for the Middies, scoring four goals. All-America Jerry Schmidt made four for Hopkins, but Navy won with its depth as it moved close to the national championship.