HARNESS RACING—Odds-on favorite SPEEDY RODNEY ($3) finished the 1� miles of the $100,000 United Nations Trot at Yonkers Raceway 1� lengths in front of Italy's Elaine Rodney. Su Mac Lad was third, three lengths farther back.
HORSE RACING—The final event of the Arlington Park season, the $128,100 American Derby, was won by TOM ROLFF. ($2.80), Bill Shoemaker up, by 2� lengths over Royal Gunner (page 62).
Parka ($5.60), a 7-year-old gelding ridden by Walter Blum, defeated runner-up Hill Rise by a neck to win the $125,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City and set a course record of 1:54[2/5] for 1[3/16], mile.
Bold Bidder ($164.20), sold less than a month ago by Mrs. H.C. Phipps to Paul Falkenstein, finished ahead of second-place Cornish Prince by a neck in winning the $59,800 Jerome Handicap at Aqueduct. Slystitch came in third.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACKIE STEWART, a Scot, driving a BRM, won his first Formula I championship race, the 36th Grand Prix of Italy at Monza, after taking the lead on the next to last lap from Graham Hill of Great Britain. Jim Clark, the favorite, was forced out with mechanical difficulty on the 64th lap. The victory placed Stewart third in the championship ranking with 33 points. Clark has already clinched the title (54 points) while Graham Hill is second with 34 points.
SOCCER—INTERNAZIONALE OF MILAN played Independiente of Argentina to a 0-0 tie in their second and final game in Buenos Aires and won its second straight world club soccer championship on total goals. The Milanese had beaten the South Americans 3-0 the week before in Milan.
TENNIS—The dazzling service of ARTHUR ASHE and slightly sub-standard play by Australia's No. 2 man, Fred Stolle, combined to give Ashe a 6-3, 6-4 victory in the finals of the Colonial National Invitation tournament in Fort Worth. The 22-year-old Davis Cup player, who was overlooked in the seeding of the top four, took every one of his four singles matches in two sets. In the doubles Ashe paired with Ham Richardson to beat Stolle and Roy Emerson 3-6, 14-12, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—A strong team from the U.S.S.R. won nine of the 20 events in competition for the first European Track Cup and beat out West Germany for the team title by one point, 86-85, at Stuttgart's Neckar Stadium. Poland finished third with 69 points, followed by East Germany, which also had 69 but fewer victories, and France, which was hampered by an injury to its distance star, Michel Jazy.
At the Women's European Cup championships in Kassel, Germany a week later TAMARA PRESS of the Soviet Union broke her own women's world shotput record by 1� inches with a heave of 61 feet.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: A world heavyweight championship fight between MUHAMMAD (formerly Cassius Clay) ALI and FLOYD (formerly Rabbit) PATTERSON to be held November 22 in Las Vegas' Convention Center. The NBA version of the championship will be held in Toronto a few weeks earlier between Ernie Terrell and George Chuvalo.