BOATING—Skipper HARRY C. (Bud) MELGES JR. of Zenda, Wis. and Crewman Dr. William Bentsen of Beloit, Wis. sailed Widgeon to victory in the Flying Dutchman class Olympic trials on Sandy Hook Bay, N.J. The three-time North American sailing champion piled up 8,013 points with finishes of 1-3-4-2-1-3 in his best-six-of-seven races over the 10�-mile Olympic course. Harry Sindle of Ware Neck, Va., the 1960 Olympic representative, placed second, 1,125 points behind Melges, in the 35-boat fleet.
In a surprising finish, CHUCK KOBER of Long Beach, Calif. skippered his 29-foot sloop Nokken to the North American Dragon class title on Alamitos Bay off Long Beach. His chances seemed crushed after he fouled out in the first and placed 12th in the third race of the five-race series, but he came back with a first and a second in the final two heats to gain 4,481 points and edge Sid Exley, also of Long Beach, by 215. Bob Mosbacher of Houston, who had led the field of 25 after the first two races, finished a disappointing third.
BOXING—Fifth-ranked Heavyweight ERNIE TERRELL of Chicago, fighting with a 19-pound weight advantage, extended his current victory streak to 11 as he overpowered Bob Foster of Washington, knocking him out in the seventh round of a scheduled 10-rounder in Madison Square Garden.
GOLF—After stroking a one-over-par 73 on the first 18 holes, TONY LEMA came back with rounds of 68-68-70 on the St. Andrews Old Course for a nine-under-par 279 and victory in his first assault on the British Open championship, in St. Andrews, Scotland (see page 16).
Mickey Wright defeated Ruth Jessen by two strokes in an 18-hole playoff to capture the $10,000 U.S. Women's Open for an unprecedented fourth time, in her native San Diego. The two had finished the regulation 72 holes tied at a two-under-par 290, and in the playoff Miss Wright shot a three-below-par 70 for her best round of the tournament.
HARNESS RACING—Competing against older horses for the first time in his career, SPEEDY SCOT, 1963's Harness Horse of the Year, defeated 6-year-old Duke Rodney in the $14,200 Titan Cup free-for-all trot at Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y. Guided by Ralph Baldwin, Speedy took the first mile heat with ease, but in the second he broke stride in the backstretch and the older horse went on to win in 2:00 3/5—a new track record, season record and stake record. Unimpressed, the Castleton Farm 4-year-old won the race-off by three lengths.
The two outstanding 3-year-olds at Goshen, Castleton Farm's Dartmouth and John Bianchi's Big John, met in the Historic-Dickerson Cup trot, a race whose last two winners (A.C.'s Viking and Speedy Scot) have taken both the Yonkers Futurity and The Hambletonian. Driven by Eddie Wheeler, BIG JOHN came out on top with a win in the first heat and victory by a neck in the race-off (he broke at the start of the second heat).
HORSE RACING—In a spectacular finish, Paul Mellon's QUADRANGLE ($3.40), Manuel Ycaza aboard, caught up with front-running Malicious in the stretch and beat him by a neck to take the $81,000 Dwyer Handicap for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct. The favorite's winning time of 2:01 2/5 for the mile and a quarter equaled the race record at that distance, set 22 years ago by Valdina Orphan.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood B. Johnston's REAL GOOD DEAL ($6), guided by Johnny Longden, set the pace and led all the way to win the $116,100 Hollywood Derby by 1� lengths over Rex Ellsworth's Close By at Hollywood Park. In winning his seventh race in 12 starts this season, the big bay colt covered the mile and a quarter in an impressive 2:00 4/5.
The $56,250 Monmouth Oaks for 3-year-old fillies went to Harry S. Nichols' MISS CAVANDISH ($5.60), who burst from the pack in the final strides and finished first by a length over Castle Forbes. Howard Grant guided the favorite in the second stakes victory of her career (she won the Coaching Club American Oaks at Aqueduct last month).