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BOATING—The new twin-rudder 12-meter yacht INTREPID, with Bus Mosbacher at the wheel, gained her seventh victory out of eight races in the week-long preliminary America's Cup trials on New York's Long Island Sound by a 5:34 margin—her best of the series—over American Eagle.
BOXING—Former world heavyweight champion FLOYD PATTERSON, 32, of New York, recovered from two second-round knockdowns and fought to a 10-round draw with California's 22-year-old JERRY QUARRY in Los Angeles.
GOLF—JULIUS BOROS, 47, of Mid Pines, N.C., became the first to take three tournaments on the PGA tour this year when he shot a 72-hole total of 283 to win the $100,000 Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich. by three strokes over runners-up Bert Yancey, R. H. Sikes and Bob Goalby.
Mickey Wright of Dallas equaled her LPGA record with a 62 on the second round of the Blue-grass Invitational in Louisville and went on to win the 54-hole tournament with a 208 total, seven strokes lower than runner-up Kathy Whitworth.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS VIC ($20.80) ended Romeo Hanover's 21-race winning streak when he took the $50,000 Good Time Pace at Yonkers Raceway by a nose over the New Zealand bred runner-up, Orbiter N. Romeo finished � length farther back in third.
HOCKEY—The National Hockey League held its expansion draft in Montreal to stock the six new teams that are to join the league next season, and after a day-long meeting 120 players were chosen from the old teams for the new (page 22).
HORSE RACING—With Jacinto Vasquez up, Mrs. E. K. Thomas' FURL SAIL ($3.40), winner of the Acorn two weeks earlier, gained her second victory in New York's Triple Crown for 3-year-old fillies when she beat Quillo Queen by three lengths in the $97,800 Mother Goose Stakes at Aqueduct.
Noel Murless Stable's favorite ROYAL PALACE, with Aussie George Moore up, won his second classic race of the season and earned $173,370 for Owner H. J. Joel when he scored a 2�-length victory over Ribocco in the 1�-mile $246,232 English Derby at Epsom Downs, England.
Countess Margrit Batthyany's 100-to-7 shot PI A, with Eddie Hide aboard, defeated Solly Joel's St. Pauli Girl by � length to take Epsom's 1�-mile $111,468 Oaks for 3-year-old fillies.