In Atlantic City, CARRY BACK ($5.60), under only 116 pounds, flourished along the comeback trail with an easy, six-length victory in a $7,500 allowance race.
MOTOR SPORTS—JIMMY CLARK, 27, "The Flying Scotsman" who tends his 1,200-acre farm back home when he is not on the racing circuit, clinched the world driving title with an impressive win in the Grand Prix of Italy, his fifth victory in seven Grand Prix races. Clark, driving a green Lotus-Climax, spun through the 86-lap Monza road course at a fast 128.47 mph average speed.
Glenn (Fireball) Roberts, 34-year-old daredevil driver who earned his nickname from pitching a baseball, swept around the track in a '63 Ford at a record average speed of 129.784 mph to win the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. for the second time.
PRO FOOTBALL—KANSAS CITY crushed Denver 59-7 in the AFL season opener (see page 26) as Len Dawson threw four touchdown passes and Halfback Dave Grayson ran 99 yards for another. OAKLAND equaled its 1962 victory total by upsetting Houston 24-13. Behind 6-0 at half time, Tom Flores replaced starter Cotton Davidson at quarterback for the Raiders and completed seven passes for 217 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown toss to End Art Powell. SAN DIEGO edged Buffalo 14-10 on Halfback Paul Lowe's 48-yard touchdown run in the third period, and Boston rolled over New York 38-14.
In the final week of NFL exhibition games (the total attendance figure was over a million for the second straight year) GREEN BAY continued its uninterrupted winning rampage, beating NewYork 24-17 and Washington 28-17. Baltimore, with Johnny Unitas on the bench nursing a sore arm, lost its first preseason game to CHICAGO 14-7. DALLAS downed Detroit 27-17, and NEW YORK humbled Philadelphia 34-10. MINNESOTA beat St. Louis 35-0, LOS ANGELES handed San Francisco its fifth straight exhibition loss, 17-0, and PITTSBURGH had no trouble subduing Cleveland 16-7 in the Hall-of-Fame dedication game in Canton, Ohio.
SOFTBALL—A slugging NEWPORT, KY. team overwhelmed the error-prone defending champion Hogan's club from Pittsburgh 9-6 lo win the Amateur Softball Association's men's world slow-pitch championship at Jones Beach, N.Y.
SWIMMING—A Dutch girl, ADA KOK, stroked to a 1:06.1 world record for the women's 100-meter butterfly in Soestduinen, The Netherlands. An EAST GERMAN TEAM lowered the women's world mark for the 440-yard medley relay to 4:44.7 in a Leipzig meet.
TENNIS—Mexico's RAFAEL OSUNA, 24, never looked better as he trounced America's strongest hope, Chuck McKinley, 6-4, 6-4. 10-8 in the semifinals and America's tallest hope, 6-foot-3 Frank Froehling, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 in the finals to win the national men's singles championship at Forest Hills, N.Y. (see page 22). Brazil's MARIA BUENO fully recovered her championship game of four years ago and surprised Aussie wonder girl Margaret Smith 7-5, 6-4 to make it the first Latin sweep of the U.S. singles titles. Ageless GARDNAR MULLOY, 48, won his fifth senior men's trophy with a 9-7, 6-4 victory over Robert Galloway of La Jolla, Calif.
TRACK & FIELD—Belgian Runner GASTON ROELANTS clipped .8 second off Pole Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak's world record for the 3,000-meter steeplechase in Leuven, Belgium. The new time is 8:29.6.
WATER SKIING—In the best showing that an American team has ever made in 14 years of international competition, the U.S. took four of six world titles and won both overall titles in the Vichy, France championships. BILLY SPENCER, a 14-year-old Sarasota, Fla. skier who flunked gym in grammar school, took the men's overall title, and JEANNETTE BROWN, 16, of Tampa, Fla. won the women's award.