Europe's leading player, MANUEL SANTANA of Spain, a clay-court specialist, upset Wimbledon champion Roy Emerson in stunning fashion 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 on the clay courts of the Swedish championships in Baastad. In reaching the finals Santana had also surprised Australia's No. 2 man, Fred Stolle, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Stolle and Emerson pulled themselves together to take the doubles from Santana and Luis Arilla 6-3, 6-8, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—Australia's amazing distance runner, RON CLARKE, who has already set four world marks this year, broke the 13-minute barrier for three miles at the AAU championships in London. His time of 12 minutes 52.4 seconds lowered his still-pending mark, set only a month ago in Los Angeles, by eight full seconds. Nineteen-year-old Gerry Lindgren stayed right behind Clarke for 2� miles but when he challenged at that point the Australian accelerated, ran a 64-second 11th lap and won going away. Lindgren finished second, 80 yards back, but his 13:04.2 set an American citizens record. Clarke ran two races earlier in the week, one a winning but unsuccessful attempt in Oslo to better Michel Jazy's new 3,000-meter time, and the other in Stockholm, a fast 5,000 meters in 13 minutes 26.4 seconds, only six-tenths of a second off his own world mark.
Peter Snell announced earls in the week that he would retire if he did not win the 1,500-meter run at the International Rosicky Memorial meet in Prague but changed his mind after finishing third in 3:42.6. "I will continue to run and I am not going to quit before I reach my top form again," he said. The Prague 1,500 was Snell's ninth straight loss.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: Into law by Governor John N. Dempsey of Connecticut, a bill passed by large margins in both houses of the state's legislature to bar professional boxing until it comes under federal regulation.
SHELVED: For one year by 'he International Lawn Tennis Federation, a Russian proposal to expel South Africa from the federation because of its whites-only membership policy. The ILTF Committee of Management will hold negotiations with the two South African tennis associations, white and non-white, in an attempt to bring about a merger during the year.
DIED: Lieut. RONALD ZINN, 26, 1962 graduate of West Point and twice a member of U.S. Olympic teams, of injuries sustained in combat north of Saigon, Vietnam. Zinn's sixth-place finish in the 20-kilometer (12� miles) walk at Tokyo last year was the best by an American in 40 years and his time (1:32:43) was the fastest ever walked by an American. In addition, at his death he held American records for the indoor one mile and for the outdoor two. three, four and five miles and the 4,000 meters.
DIED: DICK WILSON, 62, golf course architect, of pulmonary embolism in Boynton Beach, Fla. Among his best-known courses are Pine Tree and the two PGA courses in Palm Beach, Fla., Doral in Miami, and Laurel Valley in Ligonier, Pa., site of this year's PGA Championship.