BOXING—Middleweight JOS� GONZALEZ, a Puerto Rican living in New York, knocked out Florentino Fernandez, the 11-to-5 favorite, in the eighth of a scheduled 10-rounder in Madison Square Garden.
In a Glasgow, Scotland light heavyweight fight. England's TERRY DOWNES, the former world middleweight champion and now a flourishing London bookmaker, hammered out a 10-round unanimous decision over Ed Zaremba of Jackson, Mich. It was Downes's third straight victory as a light heavyweight.
Second-ranked Middleweight JOEY ARCHER of New York jabbed his way to a 10-round unanimous decision over Gaylord Barnes in Richmond for his 41st victory in 42 fights.
GOLF—South Africa's GARY PLAYER shot a four-under-par 67 on the final round (including birdies on the last two holes) to win the $70,000 Indianapolis Speedway Open by one stroke over Doug Sanders and Art Wall Jr., who finished in a tie for second.
Ruth Jessen of Bonsall, Calif. shot a five-underpar 214 for 54 holes to win the $8,500 Babe Zaharias Open in Beaumont, Texas. Marlene Hagge finished five strokes behind in second, while Mickey Wright and Betsy Rawls tied for third with 220.
HARNESS RACING—New Zealand-bred CARDIGAN BAY ($3.10), driven by Stanley Dancer, beat runner-up Rusty Range by 1� lengths in winning the $64,000 Good Time Pace at Yonkers Raceway for his second victory in three U.S. starts.
HORSE RACING—Rex Ellsworth's California-bred OLDEN TIMES ($21.40), Henry Moreno in the saddle, took the lead in the stretch and won the $115,400 Metropolitan Handicap at Aqueduct by two lengths. Quadrangle, the only 3-year-old in the race, finished second under Bill Hartack.
Harbor View Farm's ROMAN BROTHER ($8.60), ridden by Chilean Jockey Fernando Alvarez, finished first by three lengths over favored Mr. Brick in the $125,300 Jersey Derby for 3-year-olds at Garden State Park.
In a double upset at Delaware Park, 4-year-old ROCKY THUMB ($39.40), owned by E. Barry Ryan (see page 34) and guided by Jimmy Combest, galloped to victory in the first division of the $15,000 added Brandywine Turf Handicap; the second section went to Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords' RED DOG ($34), Garth Patterson aboard, who equaled the American record of 1:40[4/5] for a 1[1/16]-mile turf course.
Goldon Joey ($2.60), owned by Mrs. Marion R. Frankel and trained by Howard Jacobson (see pane 41), finished first by � length under Bob Ussery in the $25,000 added Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct. It was the colt's third straight victory and his sixth in eight starts.