BOATING—Sailing an Ensign class sloop to three seconds, three thirds and two fourths, CORNELIUS SHIELDS JR. of Larchmont, N.Y. won the Mallory Cup, the men's national sailing championship, on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. His father, CORNELIUS SR., won the first Mallory Cup in 1952 with Corny Jr. as crew.
Sailing a Rhodes 19 at Fairhope, Ala., MRS. TIMOTHEA (SCHNEIDER) LARR of Oyster Bay, N.Y. won the eight-race competition for the Mrs. Charles Francis Adams Trophy, emblematic of the women's national sailing championship.
For the second year in a row ROBERT DOYLE of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass. won the Sears Cup, the North American junior sailing championship. Competing against seven other Lightnings, Doyle collected four firsts, two seconds, a third and a fourth for 58 points to finish 16� ahead of runner-up Edward Butler of San Diego's Mission Bay Yacht Club.
The Comet class national championship, decided this year on Long Island Sound, went to BOB SEIDELMAN of Cherry Hill, N.J. and the Cooper River Yacht Club for the second straight year. The runner-up, also for the second time, was John MacCausland, a clubmate of Seidelman.
Air Force Captain RICHARD TILLMAN, North American Finn class champion, finished second and fifth in the final two races for the national title in Madison, Wis. and broke a six-race deadlock with Olympic silver-medal winner Pete Barrett to win the championship by a margin of eight points over Barrett. Defending Champion Henry Sprague of Newport Beach, Calif. came in sixth.
BOWLING—By winning 14 of 16 matches, TOMMY HARNISCH of Tonawanda, N.Y. gained 700 bonus pins and won his first major tournament on the PBA circuit, the $28,500 Waukegan (Ill.) Open.
GOLF—The British Walker Cup team came to within one match of winning its second victory since the competition began in 1922. Then the U.S. took four of the last five singles to bring about the first tie in cup history (page 32).
HARNESS RACING—For the fourth time in the 40-year history of The Hambletonian, four heats were required to decide the winner (page 38). On a muddy track, Short Stop won the first by a head over Nimble Boy; EGYPTIAN CANDOR took the second by a nose over Nimble Boy; Armbro Flight, winner of her previous 22 starts, took the third from Egyptian Candor; and, in the race-off of the heat winners. Egyptian Candor, driven by Del Cameron, defeated runner-up Armbro Flight by a neck.
Four-year-old SPEEDY RODNEY set a track record of 2:32 2/5 in winning the 1�-mile, $50,000 Gotham Trot at Yonkers Raceway by 1� lengths over Big John. Su Mac Lad came in third, while Speedy Scot finished eighth and last.
HORSE RACING—Gedney Farm 3-year-old PASS THE WORD ($12.60) led the entire 1� miles (less 82 feet) of the $280,220 New Hampshire Sweepstakes Classic, the world's richest race for 3-year-olds. Guided by Eddie Belmonte the brown colt crossed the finish line a length and a half in front of the fast-closing favorite, Hail to All.