Mrs. Frances A. Genter's IN REALITY ($2.60), with Earlie Fires up, gained his sixth win in nine starts this year in the 1[1/16]-mile $55,500 Choice Stakes at Monmouth Park, by beating Graham French's Crafty Look by 1� lengths.
With Angel Valenzuela up, N.B. Hunt's 12-to-1-shot AMERIGO LADY ($26.80), after stumbling at the start and running well behind the pack at the half-mile, came on to edge Gamely and Rider Willie Shoemaker by half a length to take the 1?-mile $55,800 Hollywood Oaks at Hollywood Park.
Ridden by Garth Patterson—the meeting's leading jockey—Walter M. Jeffords Jr.'s LEWISTON ($15.20) ran to a three-quarter-length victory over Swiss Cheese in the 1?-mile $61,410 Delaware Oaks, while the odds-on favorite Quillo Queen straggled in for a sixth-place finish in the field of nine 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park.
MOTOR SPORTS—RICHARD PETTY, Plymouth's 29-year-old lead driver from Level Cross, N.C., outdueled Fordman Dick Hutcherson of Camden, S.C. in the Volunteer 500 Stock Car Race in Bristol, Tenn., shattering Fred Lorenzen's 1964 track record with an average 78.7 mph.
SOCCER—NPSL: BALTIMORE (120) retained the Eastern Division lead by winning its only game, 2-1 over Chicago, while ATLANTA (108) moved ahead of PITTSBURGH (103). The Chiefs beat Toronto 4-1, with 24-year-old Graham Newton's three last-half goals, then tied New York 2-2 to move into second place, while the Phantoms dropped two, slipping to third. NEW YORK (97) won its sixth game out of the last eight before tying Atlanta, as George Kirby kicked the winning goal, his seventh in seven games since he joined the club June 29. PHILADELPHIA (89) defeated Pittsburgh for the first time this season 4-1, but remained in the cellar, six points back. In the Western Division the standings did not change. OAKLAND (136), still in the lead, split two; ST. LOUIS (115) won two, with Rudi Kolbl scoring once against the Clippers, 3-1, and twice more against the Toros, 4-3; LOS ANGELES (98) and CHICAGO (93) each lost a game; and last-place TORONTO (84) dropped two.
SWIMMING—Two world records were broken over the past week as FRANCIS LUYCE, 20, of France clipped 4.8 seconds from Alain Mosconi's 800-meter freestyle mark with a time of 8:42, in Brittany, and KAREN MUIR, 14, of South Africa cut .4 second off Ann Fairlie's 110-yard backstroke record with a 1:07.5, in Coventry, England.
TENNIS—Texan NANCY RICHEY gained an unprecedented fifth straight National Clay Courts singles title by defeating third-seeded Rosemary Casals of San Francisco 6-2, 6-3 in the finals in Milwaukee. The Australian doubles team of KERRY MELVILLE and KAREN KRANTZCKE successfully defended its women's title over Billie Jean King and Miss Casals. Top-seeded ARTHUR ASHE, on leave from the Army, beat fellow Davis Cup Player Marty Riessen to win the men's championship. Riessen teamed with Clark Graebner to win the doubles.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As the first official general manager and executive vice-president of the National football League's New Orleans Saints, BERT E. ROSE JR., 47, assistant to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle.
FIRED: As manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, HARRY (The Hat) WALKER, 50, who in two and a half years had a 224-184 record. His 1965 and 1966 teams both placed third, while this year's club, favored by the Las Vegas bookies to win the National League pennant, was six and a half games out in sixth. Walker was replaced for the rest of the season by Former Pirate Manager DANNY MURTAUGH, 49, who, after seven and a half years, retired from the job in 1964 because of ill health.
RETIRED: From professional football, Veteran Halfback JON ARNETT, 32, after seven seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and three with the Chicago Bears, because of business interests in Los Angeles. Arnett, considered to be one of the most gifted runners in Los Angeles history, ended his NFL career with a lifetime 4.0 rushing average, 10,214 yards gained and 39 touchdowns.