BASEBALL—OHIO STATE defeated Oklahoma Slate 8-2 in the finals to win its first NCAA championship in Omaha. Named outstanding player of the College World Series was the Buckeyes' STEVE ARLIN, who beat top-ranked USC twice (on a three-hitter and a two-hitter) and relieved in three other winning games Altogether Arlin pitched 20? innings, allowed only two runs and struck out 28.
BOATING—Three speedboat drivers, RON MUSSON and REX MANCHESTER, both of Seattle, and DON WILSON of Palm Beach, Fla., all 38, were killed during the President's Cup for unlimited hydroplanes on the Potomac near Washington. Musson, a three-time national class champion, died when his Miss Bardahl exploded during an elimination heat, while Manchester and Wilson were killed a few hours later when their boats collided in the final heat. Officials stopped the race, and later declared Manchester the winner on the basis of points accrued during the elimination heats.
BOXING—West Germany's KARL MILDENBERGER, 28, supposedly the next to get a shot at Cassius Clay's world heavyweight title, retained his European championship when he scored a 15-round decision over Ivan Prebeg, a 33-year-old Yugoslavian, at Frankfurt, West Germans.
GOLF—BILL CASPER, who made up a seven-stroke deficit on the last nine to tie Arnold Palmer and force an 18-hole playoff for the U.S. Open title in San Francisco, again came from behind to win by four strokes with a one-under-par 69 (page 22).
Kathy Whitworth broke the LPGA mark for a 72-hole tournament when she shot rounds of 68,7 71, 69, 65 for a 273 total to win the Milwaukee Jaycee Open.
Roberta Albers, a 19-year-old University of Miami sophomore, won the Trans-Mississippi women's amateur at Ford Smith, Ark., I up over Spokane's Peggy Conley, also 19.
HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps's BUCKPASSER ($2.60), the richest horse campaigning in the U S. despite his absence from the Triple Crown races because of an injury, gained his first stakes victory since March as Braulio Baeza rode him to a three-quarter-length win over King Ranch's Buffle (second in the Belmont) in the Leonard Richards Slakes at Delaware Park in Stanton, Del. The victory, which was worth $26,923, increased Buckpasser's career earnings to $709,964.
MOTOR SPORTS—FORD finished one. two, three at the 24-hour endurance race in Le Mans, France, marking the first time an American-made vehicle bested Ferrari (no factory entries finished) at the Le Mans classic (page 28).
ROWING—Dark-horse WISCONSIN, rowing the three miles on Onondaga Lake at Syracuse, N.Y. in 16:03.4, won the IRA varsity championship for the first time in seven years, beating defending champion Navy In half a boat length (page 66).
Harvard's unbeaten varsity eight defeated Yale by six lengths in the annual classic on the Thames near New London. Conn., rowing the four miles upstream in 19:44.0 to break the old mark, set by Yale in 1949, by 8.8 seconds.