BOATING—HUNTRESS, a 41-foot yawl owned and skippered by Morton H. Engel of Mamaroneck, N.Y., took first-place honors in the 620-mile Bermuda-to-Virginia Cape race with a corrected time of 95 hours, 24 minutes, 10 seconds. Active, a 44-foot yawl belonging to the U.S. Naval Academy's racing squad, placed second with a corrected time of 96 hours, 49 minutes, four seconds.
BOXING—"It was my best fight ever," said 8-to-5 underdog CURTIS COKES, 29, of Dallas, after he scored a TKO over former Welterweight Champion Luis Rodriguez, also 29, a Cuban now living in Miami, in one minute of the 15th round in New Orleans. Rodriguez announced that the fight, billed as an elimination bout for the welterweight crown which the World Boxing Association took away from Emile Griffith when he failed to defend his title before the WBA deadline, would be his last in the welterweight division and that he planned to concentrate only on the middleweight class.
FOOTBALL—Randy Johnson of Texas A&I, who will be a rookie quarterback for the NFL's new Atlanta Falcons this fall, passed for two touchdowns and scored one on a three-yard run to lead the favored WEST to a 24-7 victory over the East in the Coaches All-America Game in Atlanta (page 54).
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS took the British Open at Muirfield, Scotland, with a two-under-par 282, becoming the first golfer ever to win the U.S. Amateur, the PGA, the Masters and the U.S. and British Opens (page 20).
David (Spec) Goldman, a 57-year-old retired contractor from Dallas who lost the 1934 U.S. Amateur final to Lawson Little, won the first international seniors amateur championship at Gleneagles, Scotland, with a 136 total (67-69) for the 36 holes, finishing eight strokes ahead of Curtis Person of Memphis, Tenn. and J. Walcott Brown of Sea Girt, N.J., who tied for second.
Sandra Haynie of Fort Worth, whose nine birdies in the second round tied Mickey Wright's LPGA record, shot a final-round 69 for a 205 to win the $13,000 Buckeye Savings tournament in Cincinnati by five strokes over Susie Maxwell of Oklahoma City, who finished in second place with a 210.
HARNESS RACING—Canadian-bred ARMBRO FLIGHT ($3.60), owned by the Armstrong brothers of Brampton, Ont., became the first filly ever to win Roosevelt's $100,000 International Trot when she beat France's Roquepine by a neck (page 24).
HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps's BUCKPASSER ($2.60), a 3-to-10 favorite, gained his fifth stakes win in seven starts as a 3-year-old with a three-quarter-length victory over Whisper Jet in the $103,000 Chicagoan at Arlington Park.
California-bred 3-year-old FLEET HOST ($39.20), with Jerry Lambert up, won the $120,500 Hollywood Derby at Inglewood, defeating another California colt, Drin, ridden by Bill Shoemaker, by 2� lengths, as the eastern entries Rehabilitate and Exhibitionist finished third and fourth respectively.
Ambassador Raymond Guest's JOLLY JET ($53.80), ridden by Nick Shuk, scored an upset at Monmouth when he beat favored Creme dela Creme by three lengths in the 1[1/16]-mile Lamplighter Handicap for 3-year-olds to record his first stakes win.