Bruce McLaren cornered his Cooper Climax around the streets of Monaco at 70.27 mph to win the 195-mile Monte Carlo Grand Prix, finishing a scant 1.3 seconds ahead of Phil Hill, who drove a Ferrari. McLaren, a chubby-faced New Zealander, held on to the lead along the final boulevard straightaway that borders the yacht-filled harbor after front-runner Graham Hill dropped down to sixth place when his BRM gave out four laps away from a seeming victory. McLaren is now one point behind the two Hills, who lead the Grand Prix circuit championship chase with 10 points apiece.
Dennis Taylor, 41-year-old British racer, crashed into a tree with his Formula Junior and died, the second fatality in Monaco's 32 years of Grand Prix racing.
Walt Hansgen of Westfield, N.J. drove to an easy win in a SCCA 75-mile national championship road race in Bridgehampton, N.Y. Averaging 90 mph. Hansgen pulled his Cooper—powered by a 265-hp Buick engine—in ahead of his teammate. Dr. Richard Thompson of Washington, D.C. Another Cooper, driven by Allen Connell, a Texas oilman, finished third.
SOCCER—THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Santiago, Chile settled down after two rollicking rounds punctuated by brawls that drew the police out to quell the fervor of overly enthusiastic fans and players (see page 90). Amid a mounting casualty list on the playing field, Defending Champion Brazil got off to a shaky start as upstart Czechoslovakia held the team to a scoreless draw. Chile narrowed Italy's chances for the world cup with a 2-0 victory, and the mechanically precise Russian team was set back by a 4-4 standoff with Colombia. An outclassed Mexican team couldn't manage to score even one goal. Only Hungary and Chile made it through the first two rounds undefeated and untied as the third round began.
TENNIS—ROD LAVER, left-handed Australian champion, drew his regular finalist, Countryman Roy Emerson, in the Paris hardcourt finals, and beat him 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2, in an excellent exhibition of cross-court volleying that had the crowd standing and cheering. Laver, who is out for a sweep of the Big Four championships—Australia, France, England and the U.S.—now has won the first two. Margaret Smith, a tall 19-year-old, lost her only set of the tournament to Lesley Turner, but fought back after that with a smashing service and won, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. They too are Australians. What else?
TRACK & FIELD—BRUCE KIDD listened to one of the world's finest long-distance runners, Murray Halberg, talk prerace strategy, followed what he heard and gave Halberg a beating at his own specialty, the 5,000-meter run, at Los Angeles' Compton Relays. The Toronto youngster set a new American record of 13:43.8, nearly eight seconds lower than the previous mark. Kidd kicked at the start when Halberg did, but when he kicked again at the finish Halberg couldn't follow and finished a shocked third behind little Max Truex. Kidd explained he had worked through the winter at correcting his herky-jerky running style. Other Comp-ton highlights: Ulis Williams of Arizona State, pushed by San Jose State's Willie Williams, ran the fastest 440 in the country this year, 45.9. Arizona State set a new national collegiate time of 3:05.7 in the mile relay with Mike Barrick (47.7), Henry Carr (45.7), Ron Freeman (46.6) and Williams (45.7). Jan Sikorsky of USC threw the javelin 261 feet, 3� inches. Dallas Long of USC brought down NYU's Gary Gubner for the second straight time with a 64-foot, 11�-inch shotput throw, and Jay Silvester heaved the discus 199 feet.
Dennis Carr of Lowell High School, Whittier, Calif., cracked the national interscholastic record for the mile, finishing in 4:08.7 in the state's high school meet at Modesto. The previous record was 4:11.0, set by Californian Dale Story three years ago.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: VERN WOLFE, widely respected California coach at little-known Foothill College in Mountain View, by the University of Southern California as track coach to replace Athletic Director Jesse Hill who had filled in following the death of Jess Mortensen last winter. Wolfe, a former pole-vaulter, is an excellent bet to maintain USC's strong reputation in track and field.
FOUND: 1914 GR�F, long the subject of a search by classic-car collectors who had believed that the elegant automobile of Emperor Karl, last of the Austro-Hungarian monarchs, still existed, in a Swiss junk pile.