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BOATING—DON McNAMARA, 31, sailed BINGO to three firsts and a second in seven races off Newport, R.I. to win the 5.5 skipper's berth for the Tokyo Olympics. With Crewmen Frank Scully and Joe Batchelder, he sailed the red-hulled Luders design ahead of Olympic gold medalists Dr. Britton Chance (1952) and George O'Day (1960), who finished sixth and seventh.
Easterner, Chandler Hovey's handsome mahogany 12-meter, designed by Ray Hunt, was entered in this week's Observation Trials leading toward selection of an America's Cup defender, bringing the U.S. contingent to five. Others are Columbia, Nefertiti, American Eagle and Constellation.
GOLF—After starting the final round six strokes behind in a tie for 10th, JACK NICKLAUS shot a five-under-par 67 for a 72-hole total of 276 and victory by one stroke over Gary Player in the Whitemarsh (Pa.) Open.
HARNESS RACING—In his second start of the season, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Di Gennaro's DUKE RODNEY ($6), the favorite in the field of eight, swept to a world record of 3:05[3/5] for 1� miles on a half-mile track, beating Porterhouse by three-quarters of a length to win the $60,000 United Nations Trot at Yonkers Raceway. Billy Haughton guided the 6-year-old as he lowered by [3/5] second the mark established in 1951 by Star's Pride at the old Roosevelt Raceway.
Surprising HI LO'S SOLAR ($46.80), owned by Marston Fowler and J. E. McDonald of Washington, Ind. and driven by Billy Shuter, took the lead in the stretch and upset heavily favored Overtrick by a length in the $50,000 Harness Tracks of America final pace at Sportsman's Park. The winner covered the mile in a fast 2:00.
HORSE RACING—Captain Harry F. Guggenheim's 4-year-old IRON PEG ($5.50), ridden by Manuel Ycaza, fought off a closing sprint by Kelso to win the $111,000 Suburban Handicap by a head at Aqueduct. Olden Times finished third, four lengths behind Kelso, in the 1�-mile race.
South African-bred COLORADO KING ($14.80), Ray York in the saddle, equaled the world record of 1:46[2/5] for 1? miles as he streaked to an eight-length victory over favored Mustard Plaster in the $55,200 American Handicap at Hollywood Park. It was the 5-year-old's first stakes triumph in the U.S.