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BOATING—WARREN BROWN of Bermuda out-sailed Arthur Knapp of Manhasset, N.Y. to win two out of three International One-Design races for the King Edward VII Gold Cup at the Bermuda International Race Week. It was the first time Bermuda had won the cup since 1961.
FOOTBALL—The American Football League, reorganizing its front office under the leadership of new Commissioner Al Davis, named as director of public relations MICKEY HERSKOWITZ, 32, sports editor of the Houston Post; as director of special events VAL PINCHBECK, 35, head of sports publicity at Syracuse; as administrative assistant CARROLL MARTIN, 50, a vice-president of the Houston Oilers and as supervisor of officials MEL HEIN, 58, who played 15 years (1931-46) with the Giants before joining the coaching staff at University of Southern California.
GOLF—KATHY WHITWORTH of San Antonio won the $1,875 first prize at the Tall City Open in Midland, Texas, with a five-under-par 208, defeating Mickey Wright of Dallas, who had led by two strokes until the 17th hole, by one stroke. A week earlier Miss Wright beat Miss Whitworth in the Shreveport (La.) tournament by two strokes.
Mrs. Nancy Roth Syms, 27, of Hollywood, Fla., who won the Doherty and the North-South titles earlier this year, defeated Mrs. Judy Eller Street, 25, of Chattanooga, 9 and 7 in the 36-hole final in New Orleans to take her second Women's Southern Amateur Championship.
GYMNASTICS—MAKOTO SAKAMOTO, a freshman at the University of Southern California, won his fourth straight men's all-round title, and LINDA METHENY of Tuscola, Ill. beat Marie Walther of Kent State ( Ohio) University to take the women's all-round at the national championships in Bartlesville, Okla. (page 78).
HARNESS RACING—Richard Downing's 1964 and 1965 Harness Horse of the Year, BRET HANOVER ($2.80), driven by Frank Ervin, made his 1966 debut a winning one by taking the $60,000 Adios Pace by 1� lengths over Adios Vic, the only horse ever to beat Bret (three times last year);at Washington Park.
HORSE RACING—"I was so shook up that I almost went into orbit," said Omaha Businessman Mike Ford as his Native Dancer colt KAUAI KING ($6.80), with Don Brumfield up, became the first wire-to-wire Kentucky Derby winner since Jet Pilot in 1947, beating Mrs. Ada L. Rice's Advocator by half a length at Churchill Downs (page 30).
A day earlier at Louisville, Brumfield rode NATIVE STREET ($7.80), a Native Dancer filly, to a head victory over Clifford Lussky's Justakiss in the $60,550 Kentucky Oaks. Justakiss was disqualified for bumping another horse at the start of the race, and Lady Pitt was moved up to second.
Davis II ($34), an Argentine-bred 6-year-old gray owned by Herman M. Harris and ridden by Calvin Stone, scored his first U.S. stakes victory when he defeated Ogden Mills Phipps's Time Tested by a length in Aqueduct's $57,600 Carter Handicap.