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BASEBALL—ARIZONA STATE defeated Ohio State 2-1 in the finals of the College World Series in Omaha to win the national title. The Sun Devils—53-8 for the season, an NCAA record for victories—got their runs when Rick Monday (No. 1 selection in professional baseball's free-agent draft) hit a homer in the first inning and Sal Bando scored on a sacrifice fly after tripling in the sixth. Bando, a third baseman who hit .480 and set series records for total bases, runs and hits, edged Ohio State's sophomore right-hander, Steve Arlin, for the Most Valuable Player award. Arlin won a 15-inning 1-0 game against Washington State (20 strikeouts, 3 hits allowed) and struck out 29 in 26� innings in the tournament (2-0, 1.03 ERA).
BOATING—Skillful spinnaker handling over the last 300 yards of the concluding race for the 5.5-meter world championship in Naples Bay enabled Olympic Star class gold medalist AGOSTINO STRAULINO of Italy to overtake Australia's leading Southern Cross, skippered by Norman Booth, and gain the title by seven points. Complex V, sailed by Gardner Cox of Villanova, Pa., finished third overall in the seven race series.
Kialoa II, John B. Kilroy's 73-foot aluminum ocean racer (SI, Feb. 3, 1964), won the California Cup in a series of three races off Los Angeles against Columbia, the victorious 1958 America's Cup 12-meter sloop.
CREW—Philadelphia's VESPER crew handily defeated Cornell's Eastern sprint lightweight champion shell by four lengths to win the senior eight-oared title at the American Henley Regatta in Worcester, Mass.
Dan Sikes of Jacksonville, whose best previous finish this year was a second in the Los Angeles Open, sank a 35-foot putt on the final hole for a birdie to win the $135,000 Cleveland Open. Sikes, who collected $25,000 and jumped from 12th place to third in official earnings, finished at 272, a stroke ahead of defending champion Tony Lema.
HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY COUNT ($52.10), guided by Billy Haughton, pulled away to an early lead and held on to win by three-quarters of a length over Big John in the $25,000 Rodney Mile at Roosevelt Raceway. Ralph Baldwin's Speedy Scot, the overwhelming favorite, broke stride and finished last in the six-horse field, while Ayres, the 1964 triple crown winner and second choice, came in fifth.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Wallace Gilroy's MARSHUA ($7.60), a daughter of Nashua, led all the way under Jockey Ray Broussard to easily win the 1�-mile, $129,500 Coaching Club American Oaks, the third leg of New York's Triple Crown for Fillies, at Aqueduct by 2� lengths over What A Treat. Cordially and Ground Control, the winners of the first two parts of the filly series, finished fourth and sixth, respectively.
MOTOR SPORTS—The 279.7-mile Belgian Grand Prix at Francorchamps was taken by Indy winner JIM CLARK of Scotland, when he drove his green Lotus around a shower-slippery track at an average speed of 117.159 and finished more than a minute ahead of Britain's Jackie Stewart in a BRM.
TENNIS—The two top-ranked U.S. players, DENNIS RALSTON of Bakersfield, Calif. and NANCY RICHEY of Dallas, swept the West of England singles finals in Bristol. Ralston put down Clark Graebner of Beachwood, Ohio 6-2, 6-2 in a 35-minute match, but Miss Richey needed more than an hour to defeat Britain's Elizabeth Starkie 7-5, 6-2.