BRIDGE—ITALY's Blue Team beat the North American Team 338-227 in the finals in Miami Beach for its ninth straight World Team Championship (page 36).
CYCLING—Two-time Olympian JACKIE SIMES, 24, of Closter, N.J., won the 50-mile Kugler-Anderson Memorial Tour of Sommerville ( N.J.) in the record time of 1:56:10.07, finishing by less than half a bike length over Allen Bell, the local favorite.
GOLF—Tournament favorite BOB DICKSON, 23, employed by an aviation firm in Muskogee, Okla., defeated his Walker Cup teammate Ron Cerrudo, a 22-year-old public-relations man from San Rafael, Calif., two and one in Formby, England in the first all-American final of the British Amateur Open championship since 1959.
Dave Hill, a former caddie from Jackson, Mich., won his first tournament in four years with a 72-hole total of 272, finishing two strokes ahead of Johnny Pott of Cape Girardeau, Mo. at the $100,000 Memphis Open.
Kathy Whitworth successfully defended her title in the $13,500 St. Louis Women's Invitational Open with a 54-hole 209 total and a two-stroke victory ever Card Mann.
HARNESS RACING—ROMEO HANOVER ($2.60) competed in his first mile-and-a-half event and won when George Sholty drove him to a length victory over New Zealand's 11-year-old Cardigan Bay in the $100,000 International Pace at Yonkers Raceway. It was the chestnut colt's 21st straight win and his 34th in 38 starts.
HORSE RACING—Favored DAMASCUS ($3.60), Mrs. Edith Bancroft's Preakness winner, raced to his fifth victory in seven starts this year when he beat Canada's runner-up. Cool Reception, by two and a half lengths in the 1� mile $148,700 Belmont Stakes at Aqueduct (page 26).
Tartan Stable's Dr. Fager, with Manuel Ycaza up, crossed the wire six and a half lengths in front of Mrs. Frances Genter's second-place Preakness finisher IN REALITY ($6.40) in the 1?-mile $l19,200 Jersey Derby at Garden State, but was disqualified for "herding" at the first turn (page 29). In Reality was declared the winner, while Dr. Fager was moved down to fourth and last.
Ogden Phipps's 1966 Horse of the Year, BUCKPASSER ($2.60), with Braulio Baeza aboard, turned in a time of 1:34[3/5] in the one-mile $109,200 Metropolitan Handicap at Aqueduct to beat second-place finisher Yonder by one and a quarter lengths. The victory—Buckpasser's 15th straight—increased the 4-year-old bay colt's career earnings to $1,342,204, placing him third on the alltime-winning list.
Biggs ($25,40) became the third Washington state horse in five years to take the $119,220 Californian at Hollywood Park as Bill Harmatz rode him to a three-quarter-length win over runner-up Make Money.