Handsome boy ($5.40), the 4-year-old brown colt who defeated Buckpasser by eight lengths a month ago in the Brooklyn Handicap, gained his 14th victory in 44 starts when Jockey Eddie Belmonte guided him to a length's win over Pretense in the one-mile $113,000 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park.
MODERN PENTATHLON—BJORN FERM of Sweden won the national championship in Newtown Square, Pa. (page 58).
SOCCER—NPSL: With only one week left of regular-season play BALTIMORE (160) clinched the Eastern Division Championship by tying Atlanta 0-0, following a 1-0 loss to Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA (141) strengthened its hold on second place with two 1-0 victories—over Baltimore and St. Louis—while NEW YORK (136), in a tie for second at the beginning of the week after a 6-4 win over Los Angeles, dropped to third following a loss to Oakland. ATLANTA (128) drew with Baltimore, and PITTSBURGH (123), in the cellar, had no games scheduled. In the Western Division OAKLAND (184) gained the title with two victories—3-1 over Chicago as Ilija Mitic scored the hat trick and 4-2 over New York. ST. LOUIS (142) split two games; CHICAGO (135) dropped two; LOS ANGELES (111) lost one; and TORONTO (112) won one, lost one.
SWIMMING—Nine new world records were set at the women's National AAU Outdoor Swimming and Diving Championships in Philadelphia. CLAUDIA KOLB of the Santa Clara Swim Club bettered her own marks in the 200- and 400-meter individual medleys with times of 2:25 and 5:08.2; DEBBIE MEYER of the Arden Hills Swim Club clocked a 4:29 and a 17:50.2 in the 400- and 1,500-meter freestyles; CATIE BALL of Jacksonville, Fla. was timed in 1:14.6 and 2:39.5 for the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes; TONI HEWITT of the Corona Del Mar Swim Club won her first national title with a 2:23.6 in the 200-meter butterfly; PAM KRUSE of the Fort Lauderdale Swimming Association swam the 200-yard freestyle in 2:09.7; and the SANTA CLARA A TEAM of Linda Gustavson, Nancy Ryan, Laura Fritz and Pokey Watson cut the 1964 U.S. Olympic team's 400-meter freestyle relay record with a time of 4:03.5.
TENNIS—The U.S. won the Wightman Cup, 6-1 over Britain, for the seventh consecutive time and the 33rd in the 39-year series, in Cleveland.
Fourth-seeded BILL BOWREY defeated No. 2 seed Owen Davidson, the winner of the Southampton invitational earlier in the week, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 in the all-Australian finals of the Newport Hall of Fame Invitation tournament in Newport, R.I.
Wimbledon champion JOHN NEWCOMBE defeated Australian Davis Cup teammate Tony Roche 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 12-10 in the finals of the Nassau Bowl Tournament of Champions in Glen Cove, Long Island.
TRACK a FIELD—The U.S., holding only a seven-point lead going into the final day's competition, took nine of 12 events and defeated West Germany 132-100 in a two-day international dual meet in D�sseldorf, Germany. World record-holders JIM RYUN, RANDY MATSON and RALPH BOSTON won their events—Ryun with a 3:38.2 in the 1,500-meter run, Matson with a 68'1�" shotput and Boston with a 25'10�" broad jump—while BILL TOOMEY edged Germany's Hans Nerlich 7,938-7,636 in the decathlon and VINCE MATTHEWS led his teammate Lee Evans across the finish line in the 400-meter run with a clocking of 45.3.
Two days later at a triangular meet in Viareggio, Italy—the final stop on the European tour—the U.S. won 17 of 21 events to defeat Spain 136-76 and Italy 133-90. Jim Ryun and Randy Matson each finished second in their events, as Ryun, running the 5,000-meter for the first time, lost to TRACY SMITH of Arcadia, Calif., who was clocked in 13:41, while Matson was defeated by NEIL STEINHAUER of Eugene, Ore. in the shotput (65'8�") and by SILVANO SIMEON of Italy in the discus (188'2�").
WATER SKIING—CHUCK STEARNS of Bellflower, Calif. gained the men's overall title, for the seventh time, at the national championships in Austin, Texas, while the women's trophy went to 19-year-old WESLIE WALKER of Cypress Gardens, Fla.