BASEBALL—At week's end the lineup for the NCAA World Series in Omaha was almost complete with only the Missouri- St. Louis games still to be played. The other positions were filled when WESTERN MICHIGAN shut out Illinois, 7-0; PENN STATE whipped St. John's, 11-2; UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA toppled Colorado State College, 10-0; HOLY CROSS beat Providence twice, 11-0 and 7-4; FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY put down Wake Forest, 11-5 and USC edged Oregon State, 7-5.
BICYCLING—In the 20-year-old " Kentucky Derby of Cycling" at Somerville, N.J., OLAF MOETUS, a 17-year-old Indianapolis high school senior, out-pedaled 138 opponents from all over the country to win the Kukler-Anderson Memorial trophy in the 50-mile feature event, while OLIVER MARTIN, 16, of New York took the junior 10-mile competition and the Siegfried Stern Memorial trophy.
BOXING—Underdog WILLIE PASTRANO, who had never gone 15 rounds before because he had never had a chance at a title, captured the world light-heavyweight championship from Harold Johnson on a split 15-round decision before a meager 2,500 fans in Las Vegas. After a 13-year career that included 58 victories, 13 kayoes, eight draws and 11 defeats, Pastrano, who has never been floored, got his first shot at the title because two earlier challengers, Mauro Mina and Henry Hank, suffered injuries in training and had to withdraw.
FOOTBALL—Wisconsin's PAT RICHTER, the first Badger athlete since 1927 to win nine varsity letters, is forsaking baseball and basketball for a career in the National Football League. The All-America end signed a contract with the Washington Redskins for a reported $40,000.
GOLF—"At least I'll hold the lead for one more day," said TONY LEMA casually after the third round of the $50,000 Memphis Open was rained out, but he did not have to rely on the weather. He shot two birdies on the last two holes to tie Tommy Aaron at 270, then went on to win his first tournament since December on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Leading money winner Jack Nicklaus had the satisfaction of sinking his first professional hole in one but ended up 11th with a 278 total.
With increasing monotony MICKEY WRIGHT shot a four-under-par 69 to win still another tournament: the $8,000 Babe Zaharias Open in Beaumont, Texas with a 54-hole total of 209. In winning her sixth event of the year Mickey tied her own record of four straight tournament wins. Rookie Clifford Ann Creed finished second, five strokes back, with Judy Kimball third at 215.
GYMNASTICS—Rated the best woman gymnast in the country, MURIEL DAVIS GROSSFELD proved the point by winning the women's AAU all-round title in Philadelphia for the second time. Defending Champion Dale McClements finished in a tie for second place with Marie Walter. A 16-year-old Los Angeles high school sophomore, MAKOTA SAKAMOTO, won the men's all-round championship, with Gregor Weiss second and Defending Champion Donald Tonry fourth. Makota is Japanese, but hopes to become a U.S. citizen in time for the Tokyo Olympics.
HARNESS RACING—In the $85,663 Realization Trot at Roosevelt Raceway, SPRITE RODNEY ($10.10), with Frank Ervin in the sulky, sloshed through the mud and easily beat last year's Hambletonian winner A.C. Viking to the wire by 2� lengths. Favorite Pro Hanover trotted in third, five lengths behind the runner-up, while stablemate Worth Seein' wasn't. He came in fourth.
HORSE RACING—On Memorial Day big CANDY SPOTS ($2.60) and bitsy Willie Shoemaker still looked like the combination to beat in the Belmont as they won the $121,000 Jersey Derby at Garden State Park. Trainer George Poole had Get Around in form almost worthy of his name as the 3-year-old got around the upper stretch neck and neck with the winner, only to fall back in the final furlong and lose by 1� lengths.
Spicy Living ($7.50), with Jimmy Combest aboard, beat Smart Deb and Jockey Braulio Baeza to the wire by a perspiration drop on the nose and then had to survive a foul claim to win the $91,725 Mother Goose at Aqueduct. The win earned former tennis champion Eleonora Sears $59.621 and Spicy Living a second leg on the Triple Crown for Fillies. Earlier in the week at Aqueduct, Greentree Stable's CYRANO ($16.60) and Jockey Bobby Ussery also had to survive a foul claim before officially winning the $115,100 Metropolitan Handicap. John Sellers, who rode runner-up George Barton, protested that Cyrano had shut off his mount, but was overruled. Sunrise County finished third, half a length ahead of Crimson Satan, while favorite Admiral's Voyage ended up a dismal 11th.