HORSE RACING—Bill Shoemaker rode DIPLOMAT WAY ($15.40), a 2-year-old Nashua colt owned by Harvey Peltier, to a head victory over 20-to-1 shot Wilbur Clark in the $367,700 Arlington-Washington Futurity, the world's richest race for Thoroughbreds, at Arlington Park (page 112).
Sodium, winner of the Irish Derby, scored a neck victory over Epsom Derby winner Charlottown, the favorite, in the $137,900 St. Leger Stakes, last of the five classics of the English racing season, at Doncaster, England.
C. V. Whitney's SWISS CHEESE ($8.20), ridden by Johnny Rotz, took Aqueduct's $110,130 Matron Stakes by a head over Wheatley Stable's favored Great Era, with Braulio Baeza up.
MOTORCYCLING—Italy's GIACOMO AGOSTINI took the world 500-cc. title away from defending champion Mike Hailwood of Great Britain when he won the 500 at the Grand Prix of Nations in Monza, Italy. Hailwood, who already has gained both the world 350-cc. and 250-cc. titles this year, had won four straight 500-cc. world championships.
MOTOR SPORTS—Australia's JACK BRABHAM dropped out of the Grand Prix of Italy in Monza (won by Ludovico Scarfiotti of Italy) on the ninth lap because of mechanical troubles with his Brabham-Repco, but still clinched his third (1959 and 1960) world driving championship.
Averaging 96.48 mph in his Lola-Chevrolet over the 203-mile course at St. Jovite, Que., England's JOHN SURTEES finished 6.5 seconds ahead of Bruce McLaren of New Zealand to take the opening race in the new Canadian-American Challenge Cup series.
Chuck Parsons, a 42-year-old driver from Carmel, Calif., took the U.S. road-racing championship when he won the SCCA's 500-mile Road America at Elkhart Lake, Wis.
ROWING—"I'm numb," said DON SPERO, a 27-year-old graduate student at Columbia, after he came from behind at the halfway mark and took the single-sculls title at the world championships in Bled, Yugoslavia, giving the U.S. its only gold medal. Spero defeated Holland's H. J. Wienese by one length, in 7:05.92. EAST GERMANY, however, dominated the championships by winning three gold medals—the pairs without coxswain and the fours with and without coxswain. The featured eights went to WEST GERMANY, who beat the Soviet Union by half a length. SWITZERLAND took the double sculls (the U.S. placed second for a silver medal) and HOLLAND won the gold medal in pairs with coxswain.
TENNIS—FRED STOLLE of Australia defeated countryman John Newcombe 4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4 for the men's singles championship in the U.S. nationals at Forest Hills, and MARIA BUENO of Brazil beat Nancy Richey of San Angelo, Tex. 6-3, 6-1 to become the first woman in 20 years to win four U.S. national titles (page 105). In the senior singles JAROSLAV DROBNY of England, the 1954 Wimbledon champion, defeated Robert Sherman of Temple City, Calif. in straight sets.
TRACK & FIELD—HARALD NORPOTH of West Germany bettered the world record for the seldomrun 2,000-meter by 3.4 seconds when he was clocked in 4:57.8 at a meet in Hagen, Germany. The pending mark, set in September 1965, is held by Josef Odlozil of Czechoslovakia.