BOATING—Two first-place finishes, plus a fourth and a fifth enabled F. GARDNER COX JR. of Villanova, Pa. to earn the U.S. championship for 5.5-meter sloops on Long Island Sound off Stamford, Conn. Cox skippered Cadenza to a narrow triumph over Stanley Leibel of Downsview, Ont.
BOXING—World Bantamweight Champion LIONEL ROSE of Australia was awarded a split decision over Japan's Takao Sakurai in Tokyo (page 70).
Former World Heavyweight Champion SONNY LISTON stopped Henry Clark at 2:47 of the seventh round of their bout in San Francisco (page 22).
In another heavyweight fight, OSCAR BONAVENA of Argentina earned a split decision over Zora Folley of Chandler, Ariz. in their 10-rounder in Buenos Aires.
GOLF—The U.S. Women's Open at Fleetwood, Pa. was taken by MRS. SUSIE MAXWELL BERNING of Incline Village, Nev., who beat Mickey Wright by three strokes (page 24).
Tom Weiskopf of Massillon, Ohio shot a final-round 69, wound up with a 280 for 72 holes and a one-stroke win over Rookie Mike Hill at the $125,000 Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich.
Fifty-four-year-old CHANDLER HARPER of Portsmouth, Va. was the victor of the World Senior Championship at Dundee, Scotland, where he beat Max Faulkner of Great Britain 2 up in a 36-hole final round.
HARNESS RACING—NEVELE PRIDE took the Historic-Dickerson Cup, a nonbetting event, at Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y., in straight heats, first defeating Snow Speed by 1� lengths, then by 1� lengths.
HORSE RACING—Braulio Baeza brought DR. FAGER ($3.60) home to a two-length victory over Bold Hour in the $107,000 Suburban Handicap at Aqueduct, tying the track record of 1:59.6 for 1� miles set four years ago by Gun Bow. Dr. Fager's arch rival—Damascus—with whom he had split in two previous meetings, was third, five lengths off the pace.
Poleax ($9.40) finished first in the $127,000 Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park, beating favored Dewan by more than a length in the 1�-mile event.