Buddy Baker of Charlotte, N.C. finished first in the World 600-mile stock-car race that was cut down to the World 381� by heavy rains in Charlotte. Twenty drivers averaged 153.895 mph in the qualifications, but Baker, driving a Dodge, won with an average speed of 104.207 as 114 of the 255 laps were run under caution flags. Second was Donnie Allison of Hueytown, Ala.
ROWING—The Vesper Boat Club was upset by both the varsity and junior varsity crews from PENNSYLVANIA on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's varsity, which has lost only to Harvard this year, finished two-tenths of a second ahead of the jayvees, who, in turn, finished nearly three seconds in front of Vesper.
SOCCER—NASL: Goalie Mirko Stojanovic came up with his sixth shutout as OAKLAND beat Houston 3-0 and moved to within two points of idle SAN DIEGO in the Western Conference's Pacific Division. VANCOUVER had a win, a loss and a tie, the victory being a 1-0 decision over last-place LOS ANGELES. That loss was the first of the season for the Wolves, and the goal was the first allowed by Goalie Malcolm White after 231 consecutive scoreless minutes. Eric Barber's two goals gave KANSAS CITY a 2-2 tie with Vancouver as the Spurs increased their lead to four points in the Gulf Division. HOUSTON, which had lost only twice during the first seven weeks of the season, dropped three games in six days. ST. LOUIS was not scheduled, and winless DALLAS lost for the ninth time. A 2-1 win over Houston left NEW YORK just four points behind first-place ATLANTA, which did not play, in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Third-place WASHINGTON defeated Vancouver 3-2. BALTIMORE and BOSTON both played Cleveland, the Bays winning 2-1 for their fourth win in a row and the Beacons losing 4-1. That 4-1 win temporarily moved CLEVELAND into a tie for the Lakes Division lead with CHICAGO. By the end of the week, though, the Mustangs, who tied Toronto and beat Houston, were back on top by seven points. DETROIT, with Roy Cheetham setting a league record by scoring on three penalty kicks, drubbed Dallas 6-0. The Cougars then lost 3-2 to last-place TORONTO on a 45-yard free kick.
TENNIS—The U.S. defeated Mexico 5-0 to win the North American Zone Davis Cup series in Berkeley, Calif. Lieut. ARTHUR ASHE and CLARK GRAEBNER took the opening singles matches, Ashe taking care of Rafael Osuna 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 and Graebner beating Joaquin Loyo-Mayo 6-3, 8-6, 4-6, 6-4. Two USC students—STAN SMITH and BOB LUTZ—then won the doubles match from Osuna and Vicente Zarazua 4-6, 6-3, 9-7, 10-8.
The Federation Cup was won by AUSTRALIA for the third time in six years as MRS. MARGARET SMITH COURT and KERRY MELVILLE defeated a surprising Dutch team in Paris. Mrs. Court beat Astrid Suurbeek 6-1, 6-3 and Miss Melville barely held off Marijke Jansen 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 but had to save four match points to do so. The Aussie women took the doubles 6-3, 6-8, 7-5 from Miss Suurbeek and Lidy Venneboer. A day earlier the Dutch girls had stunned the U.S. team, which was trying to win the cup for the third year in a row.
TRACK & FIELD—With DAVE PATRICK (page 26) running the anchor leg, Villanova easily won the two-mile relay in 7:17.7 at the California Relays in Modesto, Calif. JAY SILVESTER of Smithfield, Utah set a world discus record with a toss of 218'4", surpassing the mark of 213'11�" set in 1965 by Ludvik Danek of Czechoslovakia. An American record was established in the 5,000-meter run by GERRY LINDGREN of Washington State, who finished in 13:33.8, two seconds faster than Australian Ron Clarke. The former mark of 13:38 had been set in 1964 by Bob Schul.
WEIGHT LIFTING—Heavyweight LEONID ZHABOTINSKY of Russia, the world champion and 1964 Olympic gold medalist, bettered his own world record for the jerk, lifting 485 pounds in Lugansk.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head basketball coach at Syracuse, ROY DANFORTH, 32, who coached the freshman team the past four years.
SELECTED: As the nickname for the new Milwaukee franchise in the NBA, the BUCKS—alluding to male deer, not money.
SOLD: By SONNY WERBLIN, 58, his 23.4% interest in the New York Jets to the other four members of the syndicate with whom he bought the then-bankrupt Titans in 1963. Werblin, whose share originally had cost him an estimated $200,000, sold out for $1,638,000 to DONALD C. LILLIS, 66, who succeeds him as president, TOWNSEND B. MARTIN, LEON HESS and PHILIP H. ISELIN.