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BOATING—WEATHERLY clearly triumphed in four Straight America's Cup test races as the final series of observation trials opened in the watery battleground off Brenton Reef, R.I. Helmsman Bus Mosbacher, who has hands as responsive as a safecracker's, liked the soft summer zephyrs and slithered the doughty 12-meter ahead of his rivals. Easterner thumped to the other extreme with four disheartening defeats; Columbia and Nefertiti tied 2-2.
Legend, a 52-foot yawl that has done well in races north of Boston this summer, capped the season by winning the slowest Monhegan Island (Me.) race ever. Only 19 of 32 starters completed the 120-mile course—passing the vacationing Presidential flotilla en route—in air that was hardly more than a fitful puff. Wells Morss ghosted Legend in with an elapsed time of 31:03:55, more than an hour ahead of Arthur Homer's Salmagal III.
Sam Griffith idled his 31-foot powerboat. Blue Moppie, to a coughing stop in the Hudson River off Manhattan's 86th Street and claimed another record. The rangy Florida distance racer had broken the 1,257-mile Miami-to-New York time by finishing in 38 hours. 28 minutes. Gar Wood had set the previous record of 47 hours and 15 minutes in 1921. Griffith and three unshaven companions pounded the stripped-down racer over the open seas at an average speed of 35.5 mph. One of them said upon reaching New York, "even my whiskers are sore."
BOXING—DAVEY MOORE, world-weary traveler from Springfield, Ohio who roams about looking for purses, found one in Helsinki. The world featherweight champion floored Olli Maki, a Finnish fledgling, three times before the second round of the 15-round title match was over. Moore collected his 28th KO, and about $35,000, for his fifth title defense.
Emile Griffith, the welterweight champion, slugged for 10 rounds with Denny Moyer, one of the Moyer brothers of Portland, Ore., in a non-title bout in Tacoma, Wash., and came away with a split decision.
GAMES—THE NINTH CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN GAMES got off to a wild start in Kingston, Jamaica (see page 8). The first week was marked by a steamy riot on the baseball field ( Cuba vs. Puerto Rico) and skulduggery on the basketball court (Cuban coach, Jos� Sarasa, defected, along with 19 other fed-up Cubans). The Mexicans took a commanding lead in the nonpolitical events, with 353 points going into the second week of the Games. Fifteen nations are competing.
GOLF—THE U.S. WOMEN completely dominated Curtis Cup play over the rolling Broadmoor course in Colorado Springs, Colo., as they routed a youthful visiting English team 8-1 (see page 12). Ably captained by Polly Riley, and led on the course by Anne Quasi Decker, the U.S. Amateur champion, the eight-member American team, which included little Clifford Ann Creed and powerful JoAnne Gunderson, was seldom in trouble. The U.S. has now won the cup eight times, the English twice.
Doug Sanders, the handsome Ojai, Calif. ace, waited until the last day to shoot his best round of the $30,000 St. Paul Open. His closing 65 gave him a 269 and a three-stroke win over runner-up Dave Hill of Jackson, Mich. Tied at 273 were PGA Champion Gary Player and Dave Ragan Jr. of Orlando, Fla.
HARNESS RACING—TIE SILK ($22.50), a lightly regarded Canadian entry, startled a big crowd of 53,279 as he beat an impressive field in the $50,000 International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway (see page 48). Off to a slow start behind favorites Su Mac Lad and Porterhouse, Tie Silk slipped past the leaders in the stretch to beat Su Mac Lad by a neck. The time for the mile and a quarter was a disappointingly slow 2:34[1/5]. Keith Waples drove the 6-year-old American-bred winner for Owners Adrien and Gerard Miron of Quebec.
A. C.'s Viking did nothing but add to his status as the horse to beat in next week's Hambletonian by convincingly winning two heats in the $10,237 Hanover-Hempt stakes at the Carlisle (Pa.) Fairgrounds. He stepped to a record 2:03[2/5] in the first mile heat (2:06 in the second), for his best lime ever over a half-mile track. Winning Driver Sanders (The Preacher) Russell, wearing a white sneaker and a gleaming plaster cast to protect a dislocated ankle, was almost as eye-catching as his horse.