Mrs. Richard duPont's KELSO ($6.40), ridden by Milo Valenzuela, upset favored Gun Bow by three-quarters of a length in the $107,700 Aqueduct Stakes. The win, worth $70,005, increased the 7-year-old gelding's total earnings to $1,711,132—just $38,737 short of Round Table's world record.
Decketta ($31.40), a 2-year-old filly owned by W. W. Wilson of Blanchard, Okla., galloped to a three-quarter-length victory in the $302,060 All-American Quarter Horse Futurity, at Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex.
MOTOR SPORTS—First prize at the National Drag Championships went to DON GARLITS (SI. Aug. 31), who piloted his supercharged, fuel-injected Dodge-powered dragster to a 7.67 quarter mile (198.22 mph) in winning the Top Eliminator Title at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
SOFTBALL—DANA GARDENS of Cincinnati, unbeaten in five tournament games, overwhelmed J. C. Rutenschroer of Cincinnati 4-0 in the final to win its third consecutive Women's World Championship (slow pitch) in Omaha.
SWIMMING—Freestyler ALAIN GOTTVALLES of France smashed the world record for 100 meters when he was clocked in 52.9 for the first leg of the 400-meter relay in a dual meet with Hungary in Budapest. The previous mark of 53.6 was set in 1961 by Manuel Dos Santos of Brazil.
The 12 members of the U.S. Olympic diving team. chosen at the four-day trials in Astoria, N.Y are: Men's three-meter springboard—Navy Lieut. FRANK GORMAN, 26, Bayside. N.Y.; Larry Andreasen, 18, Los Alamitos, Calif.; Ken Sitzberger, 19, River Forest, Ill. Women's three-meter springboard—JEANNE COLLIER, 18, Phoenix; Sue Gossick, 15, Tarzana, Calif.; 1960 Olympian Patsy Willard, 23, Mesa, Ariz. Men's 10-meter platform—Army Pfc. BOB WEBSTER, 25, Santa Ana. Calif. (the Olympic gold medalist in 1960); Lou Vitucci, 23, Hollywood, Fla.; Air Force Lieut. Tom Gompf, 25, of Dayton. Women's 10-meter platform-LINDA COOPER, 20, San Bernardino, Calif.; Barbara Talmage, 23, Phoenix; Lesley Bush, 16, Princeton, N.J.
TENNIS—After battling his way into the finals of the USLTA Singles Championship, Australia's ROY EMERSON had an easy time defeating his Davis Cup teammate Fred Stolle 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 to take the men's title for the second time in four years at Forest Hills (see page-93). The women's singles went to Defending Champion MARIA BUENO of Brazil, who crushed Carole Graebner of Shaker Heights. Ohio 6-1, 6-0.
TRACK & FIELD—Two world records fell and a third was equaled at the two-day U.S. final Olympic trials in Los Angeles (seepage 18). Broad Jumper RALPH BOSTON leaped 27 feet 4� inches to better by one inch the listed mark set by Russia's Ter-Ovanesyan in 1962; REX CAWLEY bolted to a 49.1 clocking in the 400-meter hurdles, slicing 1/10 second off the record shared by Glenn Davis, U.S. (1958) and Italy's Salvatore Morale (1962); and, in winning the 400-meter dash in 44.9, MIKE LARRABEE equaled the mark held by Otis Davis, U.S. (1960), Carl Kaufmann, Germany (1960), and Adolph Plummer, U.S. (1963).
Chris McCarthy of Chicago, Bruce MacDonald of New York and Mike Brodie of Pleasant Hill, Calif. heeled-and-toed their way on to the U.S. Olympic Walking Team in the 50-kilometer trials in Seattle and joined Ron Zinn of West Point, N.Y.. Lieut. Ron Laird of Pomona. Calif. and Jack Mortland of Columbus. Ohio, who had earlier qualified for the squad in the 20-kilometer walk.
A Polish women's team clipped 1/10 second oft the world record for the 400-meter relay when they won the event in 44.2 at a meet with Germany in Lodz. Poland. The former mark was set by a U.S. team anchored by Wilma Rudolph in a 1961 dual meet with the U.S.S.R. in Moscow.