HORSE RACING—BUGGED ($33) beat favored Iron Ruler by a neck in the 1 1-16-mile, $314,535 Garden State Stakes for 2-year-olds (page 68).
POOL—World Champion LUTHER (WIMPY) LASSITER, 49, of Elizabeth City, N.C. defeated Larry (Boston Shorty) Johnson, 38, of Boston in the playoff of the $20,000 World All-Around Masters Pocket Pilliard Championships in Johnston City, Ill. It was Lassiter's third Masters victory in six years.
WRESTLING—The U.S.S.R. gained three gold and four silver medals for a total of 41 points in defeating Japan (22) at the World Freestyle Wrestling Championships in New Delhi. India. The U.S. finished fourth, behind Iran, as Richard Sanders of Portland, Ore. took second place in the flyweight division, Mike Young of Provo, Utah third in the featherweight and Larry Kristoff of Carbondale, Ill. third in the heavyweight. Defending champion Turkey placed sixth.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: The Most Valuable Player in the American League. Boston Leftfielder CARL YASTRZEMSKI, 28, who led the Red Sox to their first pennant in 21 years while winning the league's Triple Crown (.326 BA, 121 RBIs and 44 HRs).
DIED: Alfred G. Vanderbilt's NATIVE DANCER, 17, one of horse racing's most popular champions; after an emergency stomach operation, in Philadelphia. Called the "Gray Ghost," Native Dancer won 21 of 22 races in his three-year career, reigned as 2-and 3-year-old champion and was voted Horse of the Year in 1954 before being retired to stud at Sagamore Farm near Baltimore in 1954.