BOWLING—After 68 days of competition among more than 28,500 men and 5,372 teams, the American Bowling Congress tournament in St. Paul closed with TOM HATHAWAY of Los Angeles the all-events winner (1,922 pins). KEN ROETH of Dubuque gained the singles title (700), DAN SLAK and BUZ BOSLER of Milwaukee, the doubles (1,300) and G. & C. McDERMITT of East McKeesport, Pa., the team championship (3,074).
BOXING—The Philippines' FLASH ELORDE, 30, defending for the eighth time the junior lightweight title he won five years ago, knocked out Teruo Kosaka of Japan at 2:14 of the 15th round before 40,000 persons in Manila.
Ex-Middleweight Champion SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, 45, who lost a close 10-round decision to unranked Memo Ayon of Mexico a week earlier, dropped another decision—this time a unanimous 10-rounder to Hawaii's Stan Harrington in Honolulu.
Marcel Cerdan Jr., son of another former middleweight champion, gained his eighth straight professional victory with a second-round knockout of Spain's Jaime Aparici in Paris.
GOLF—TONY LEMA won the $100,000 Buick Open, his first victory in 11 months, with an eight-under-par 280 after his main challenger, Jack Nicklaus, hit his tee shot out of bounds on the 72nd hole. Nicklaus had previewed this unsettling shot with a duffer-like round of 82 in the Buick Pro-Am, but Arnold Palmer, who tied for 20th, outdid even that, four-putting from five feet in the third round.
Lanky KATHY WHITWORTH of San Antonio shot a three-under-par 213 for 54 holes to win the $8,500 Bluegrass invitational in Louisville. It was Miss Whitworth's third victory this season and boosted her earnings to $9,379—both highs on the LPGA tour.
HARNESS RACING—In a three-horse photo finish, SPEEDY SCOT, driven by Ralph Baldwin, edged Su Mac Lad by a neck and Big John by another neck to win the $25,000 Marquis de Lafayette Trot at Brandywine Raceway in Wilmington, Del. (page 83).
Unbeaten BRET HANOVER, guided by Frank Ervin, won the $21,434 Matron Stake at Detroit's Wolverine Raceway by six lengths over Adiocan. It was the 3-year-old pacer's 28th straight victory and tied the modern career mark set by Torpid in 1957.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Ben Cohen's HAIL TO ALL ($7.30), fresh from a Jersey Derby victory five days earlier, caught Preakness winner Tom Rolfe in the stretch to take the $147,900 Belmont Stakes by a neck at Aqueduct (page 28).
The largest crowd ever to see a Thoroughbred race in New York, 73,375, watched GUN BOW ($3.80), WALLY BLUM up, take the $111,600 Metropolitan Mile, the first leg of the Handicap Triple Crown, at Aqueduct by a neck over Chieftain.