BOXING—Britain's Lightweight Champion DAVE CHARNLEY earned a probable title match with World Champion Carlos Ortiz when he pounded out a 10-round decision over top-ranked Lightweight Kenny Lane of Muskegon, Mich., in London.
Lightweight FRANKIE NARVAEZ, a Puerto Rican-born New Yorker, gained a close 10-round decision over Johnny Bizarro, the first-ranking junior lightweight, in Madison Square Garden. It was the 14th consecutive victory for Narvaez and extended his impressive career record to 20 wins, one loss and one draw.
FISHING—The ATLANTIC CITY TUNA CLUB won the team title and JOE JANSSEN SR. of Longport, N.J. caught and released two blue marlin for 600 points and the individual title in the International Blue Marlin Tournament off Hatteras, N.C. Among the more than 100 competitors in the four-day event were Governors Terry Sanford of North Carolina and John Connally of Texas (see pane 57).
GOLF—TONY LEMA of San Leandro, Calif. blew a six-stroke lead in the final round but birdied the last two holes to beat Mike Souchak by one stroke for first place in the $100,000 Thunderbird Classic in Rye, N.Y. His 12-under-par 276 for 72 holes gave Lema his first tournament victory since January.
Bank Executive J. WOLCOTT BROWN, 62, of Sea Girt, N.J. stroked a three-over-par 147 for 36 holes to win the U.S. Seniors Championship in Rye, N.Y. He finished two strokes ahead of runner-up Joseph Morrill Jr., 58, of Great Barrington, Mass., the 1961 champion, in his first victory in four tries for the title.
HARNESS RACING—Stanley Dancer drove 8-year-old CARDIGAN BAY ($2.70) to an easy victory in the $50,000 National Championship Pace over two miles at Yonkers Raceway. The New Zealand gelding finished 1� lengths ahead of second-place Rusty Range for his third win in four weeks.
HORSE RACING—Paul Mellon's QUADRANGLE ($15.10), ridden by Manuel Ycaza, finished fast for a two-length victory over Roman Brother in the $154,600 Belmont Stakes at Aqueduct (see page 30). Four lengths back in third was Northern Dancer, who had swept the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and had been the odds-on favorite to win the Triple Crown.
Mr. and Mrs. Fraser Morrison's 5-year-old MUSTARD PLASTER ($30.20), with Jack Leonard up. sprinted in the stretch to win the $115,500 Californian at Hollywood Park by 1� lengths. Top-weighted Kelso finished a poor sixth in his second start of the season (he was eighth two weeks earlier in the Los Angeles Handicap).
Irish-trained SANTA CLAUS, ridden by Australian Scobie Breasley, went ahead in the final furlong to win the $236,376 Epsom Derby for 3-year-olds by a length over Indiana in a field of 17 at Epsom Downs, England. The victory for the 15-to-8 favorite, owned by Mrs. Doreen Rogers and John Ismay, was worth $201,787—a world record for first-prize money. For the 50-year-old Breasley, Britain's champion jockey the past three years, it was his first Epsom Derby success in 13 attempts.
Mrs. Guy Weisweiller's French-bred LE FABULEUX, Jean Massard in the saddle, held on to take the $235,423 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) for 3-year-olds in Chantilly.