BASEBALL—Led by the four-hit pitching of Joe Pollack, a junior right-hander, MINNESOTA overpowered top-ranked Missouri 5-1 for its third NCAA championship in three tries, in Omaha. (The Gophers' other college world series wins also occurred in election years—1956 and 1960.) Unheralded Maine finished third, after a 2-1 loss to Missouri in the semifinals, but the Yankee Conference team earlier had upset second-ranked Arizona State 4-2 and NCAA defending champion USC 2-1. Maine sophomore pitcher JOE EERRIS (9-0), who defeated Seton Hall, and USC and pitched 2? innings of scoreless relief against Arizona Stale, was named the tournament's outstanding player.
BOXING—In a light-heavyweight fight in Madison Square Garden, 24-year-old JOHNNY PERSOL of Brooklyn, N.Y. hammered out a 10-round split decision over former Middleweight Champion Bobo Olson, 35, of San Francisco, for his 12th win in 13 fights. Olson, to whom victory might have meant a title match with Light Heavyweight Champion Willie Pastrano, said, "I wanted to look real good. I trained so hard I guess I left it all in the gym."
FIELD TRIALS—A.F.T. CH. DUTCHMOOR'S BLACK MOOD, a 4-year-old Labrador owned and handled by A. Nelson Sills of Milford, Del., won the National Amateur Retriever Trials in Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
GOLF—Faint from exhaustion in the near-100� heat, San Francisco's KEN VENTURI, 33, winless the past four years on the pro tour, shot a third-round 66 and a par 70 on the final round to win the U.S. Open at the Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C. (see page 12).
Mickey Wright gained her fifth victory in 10 LPGA tournament starts this season with a 54-hole total of 220 in the $10,000 Lady Carling Eastern Open in Sutton, Mass.
Houston University won its seventh NCAA title in nine years when its four-man team shot 580 for 36 holes to defeat defending champion Oklahoma State by seven strokes, in Colorado Springs. Four days later TERRY SMALL, a 205-pounder from San Jose State, beat Kansas State's Jim Colbert 2 and 1 in a 36-hole final match to take the individual championship.
HARNESS RACING—Mr. and Mrs. Pat Di Gennaro's 6-year-old DUKE RODNEY ($16.20), driven by Billy Haughton, came back from a stand at stud to beat Porterhouse by three-quarters of a length in the $45,000 Gotham Trot at Yonkers Raceway.
Castleton Farm's SPEEDY SCOT ($2.60), 1963's Harness Horse of the Year who a week earlier had finished seventh in his first start of the season, redeemed himself with a five-length victory in the $65,000 American National Maturity Trot at Sportsman's Park. Driven by his trainer, Ralph Baldwin, the 4-year-old covered the mile in a fast 2:00 3/5.
HORSE RACING—E. P. Taylor's NORTHERN DANCER ($2.30), Bill Hartack up, romped to a 7�-length victory in the $74,075 Queen's Plate, at Woodbine, Ont. It was the little 3-year-old's 14th triumph in 19 starts.
Rex Ellsworth's 6-year-old OLDEN TIMES ($4.60), Willie Shoemaker in the saddle, beat Babington by 1� lengths to win the $111,300 Illinois Handicap at Arlington Park.