MACCABIAH GAMES—The U.S. delegation of 200 athletes to Israel's nine-day Olympic-style games in Tel Aviv toted home 75 gold medals, 12 more than it earned four years ago. Israel, whose team was the largest (220), finished second with 31. MARK SPITZ, 15. and KATHY COLE, 14, dominated the men's and women's swimming events, collecting seven gold medals between them. Spitz of Santa Clara, Calif. took the 400-and-1,500-meter freestyle, the 400-meter individual medley and swam a leg on the winning U.S. 800-meter freestyle relay team. The times for all four events were Maccabiah records. Ninety-nine-pound Kathy of North Miami Beach. Fla. gathered seven medals in all, three firsts, three seconds and a third. Her victories were in the 100-meter freestyle and the 400-meter medley and 400-meter freestyle relays. American gymnasts won 13 of 14 men's events and one of the four contests for women, and the U.S. basketball team took a gold, as expected, when it defeated Israel 74-66 in the finals. The American men took 12 of 31 track and field gold medals but were badly embarrassed in the pole vault. Dave Saffren and 16-foot-vaulter Marc Savage were shut out as the event went to LARRY ABRAHAMS of Great Britain, who won, astonishingly, with an 11-foot 5�-inch vault.
MOTOR SPORTS—Winning both heats in his Lola Chevrolet, JOHN SURTEES of England, the 1964 world champion Grand Prix driver, took the Guards' Trophy, an international sports car race at Brands Hatch, England, over 32 top-ranking drivers. Surtees averaged 95.79 mph in the first heat and 96.43 mph in the second, while Jim Clark, this year's world champion, went into spins three times during the two-section race, finishing 10th in the first heat and up against a bank in the second. Clark was driving, for the first time, a new Lotus Ford designed by Colin Campbell.
SOFTBALL—Joan Joyce backed up her three-hit pitching for ORANGE, CALIF. by scoring the winning run in the 12th inning to defeat Stratford, Conn. 1-0 in the finals of the Women's World Softball Championship in Stratford. It was the seventh world title for Orange but its first since 1962.
SWIMMING—At a meet in Leipzig's Sportforum pool, two EAST GERMAN teams set two world records in the 440-yard freestyle relay with a 3:38.1 and in the 440-yard medley relay with a 4:05.4. FRANK. WIEGAND, who anchored both relay teams, also bettered the listed world mark for the 110-yard freestyle with a 53.7, and his countryman, EGON HENNINGER, swam the 220-yard breaststroke in 2:30.6, lowering the world record set last year by Russia's Georgi Prokopenko.
TENNIS—The U.S. doubles championship, played at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass., was won by ROY EMERSON and FRED STOLLE, the first Australian pair to hold the title since 1960, when Emerson and Neale Fraser took it for the second time. The Emerson-Stolle combination defeated Charles Pasarell of Puerto Rico and Frank Froehling of Coral Gables, Fla. 6-4, 10-12, 7-5, 6-3 for their fifth doubles title on their current U.S. tour. CAROLE CALDWELL GRAEBNER of Beachwood, Ohio and NANCY RICHEY of Dallas took the women's championship away from Defending Champions Billie Jean Moffit and Karen Hantze Susman in 49 minutes 6-4, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—KIPCHOGE KEINO, the Kenyan cop who broke the 3,000-meter record a week earlier, came within .6 second of Michel Jazy's world mark in the mile with a 3:54.2, the third-best time ever, at London's White City Stadium. Czechoslovakia's Josef Odlozil finished second in 3:55.6, Britain's Alan Simpson third in 3:55.7, and East Germany's J�rgen May fourth in 3:56.
Hungary's GYULA ZSIVOTZKY, silver medalist in the hammer throw at the Tokyo Olympics, bettered Hal Connolly's pending world record by 8 feet 9 inches with a heave of 241 feet 11 inches at a meet in Debrecen, Hungary.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: Relief Pitcher HARVEY HADDIX, 39, to his farm in South Vienna, Ohio, when traded from Baltimore to Milwaukee. "I never threw worse than I did this year," said Haddix, the winner of only three games in 1965. "I felt if I couldn't pitch for the Orioles I couldn't pitch for the Braves." Haddix, a quick, little left-hander, won 20 games for the Cardinals in 1953 and two for the Pirates in the 1960 World Series. Overall, he had 136 victories and 113 losses in 15 seasons (1951-65) for five major league teams. But the game he will always be remembered for was. strangely enough, one he lost. On May 26, 1959 Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings against the Braves, retiring 36 players in a row. The next inning he lost everything when Joe Adcock's hit scored the game's only run for Milwaukee.
DIED: JOE LYNCH, 66, twice bantamweight boxing champion of the world, in an accidental drowning in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay. Lynch first won the title from Pete Herman in 1920, lost it in a return bout the following year and regained it in 1922 from Johnny Buff. In 134 bouts between 1916 and 1926 Lynch had 42 victories, of which 29 were knockouts, and 64 draws. He lost his title for the last time, in 1924. to Abe Goldstein, in Madison Square Garden.