BOATING—The same boat (Mona Lou III, a 32-foot Maritime inboard) and the same pilot (ODELL LEWIS of St. Cloud, Fla.) won the Bahamas 500 ocean powerboat race for the second year in a row. Odell came in 30 seconds ahead of another St. Cloud resident, Bill Sirois, and his winning time of 11 hours for the 512-mile course was 1:36:20 better than his record of a year ago.
BRIDGE—The Blue Team from ITALY won the World Team Olympiad (page 51) in Deauville, France, with the U.S. placing second. In the women's competition SWEDEN was first. South Africa second and the U.S. third.
GOLF—The team title at the NCAA championships in Las Cruces, N. Mex. was won by FLORIDA, the individual honors by GRIER JONES of Oklahoma State (page 48).
Lefty BOB CHARLES of New Zealand shot a final-round 66 to wind up with a 72-hole total of 274 and a two-stroke victory over Jack Nicklaus at the Canadian Open in Toronto.
HARNESS RACING—A world record for 3-year-old trotting colts competing on a half-mile oval was set by NEVELE PRIDE, who won the mile-long $15,100 Battle of Saratoga at Saratoga Raceway in 2:01. Nevele Pride's time was two-fifths of a second faster than the previous mark set by Galophone at Delaware, Ohio in 1955 and enabled him to finish 3� lengths in front of Fashion Hill.
At Roosevelt Raceway, the American Trotting Championship went to CARLISLE ($4.80), who had a 1�-length edge over Real Speed at the finish line.
HORSE RACING—DARK MIRAGE ($2.20) became the first winner of New York's Triple Crown for Fillies by adding a victory in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to previous ones in the Acorn and Mother Goose. She ran the 1� miles in stakes record time of 2:01.8, outdistancing Gay Matelda by a dozen lengths.
Favored Iron Ruler finished three-quarters of a length behind EXCLUSIVE NATIVE ($15) in the $108,000 Arlington Classic at Arlington Park.
The 109th running of the Queen's Plate at Woodbine in Etobicoke, Ont. was taken by MERGER, winner by a neck over Big Blunder.
Harou� finished first in the $150,697 Grand Steeplechase de Paris at Auteuil, coming in eight lengths in front of Parandero.