BOATING—Two first-place finishes, two seconds and an eighth enabled O. J. YOUNG of the New Orleans Yacht Club to earn the North American Dragon Class Sailing Championship on Galveston Bay Runner-up, by 14 points, in the five-race series was Buddy Friedrichs of the Southern Yacht Club.
Gordon Bowers, a 27-year-old lawyer from Minneapolis, took three of 10 races, for a total of 59.7 points, to win the North American Single-handed Sailing Championship on Lake Michigan Peter Barrett of Newport Beach, Calif. was runner-up with 81 points.
Bill Muncey, a four-time Gold Cup winner from Detroit, piloted his hydroplane Miss U.S. to victory in Seattle's $35,000 Seafair Regatta on Lake Washington.
BOXING—In his first fight since winning the title two months ago Light-heavyweight Champion BOB FOSTER scored a third-round TKO over Heavyweight Charley Polite in a scheduled 10-rounder in West Springfield, Mass. The victory was Foster's 31st in 35 professional fights.
FOOTBALL—The GREEN BAY PACKERS coasted to an easy 34-17 victory over the College All-Stars as Bart Starr threw three touchdown passes to Carroll Dale in the 35th game in Chicago (page 46). The most valuable collegiate player award went to Fullback Larry Csonka, last year's All-America at Syracuse and first draft choice of the Miami Dolphins, who gained 95 yards on 18 carries for a 5.3 average.
GOLF—Defending champion JACK NICKLAUS twice equaled the Olympia Fields course record of 65 on his way to winning his second straight Western Open near Chicago with a 72-hole total of 273. The victory was Nicklaus' first since the Sahara Invitational last October and boosted his year's earnings to $95,428.10.
Kathy Whitworth defeated Marlene Bauer Hagge on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in the $15,000 Gino Paoli Open at the Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury, Conn. after the two women had each scored a one-under-par 215 for the regulation 54 holes.
HARNESS RACING—Though barred from the betting, NEVELE PRIDE won handsomely in the $25,000 Su Mac Lad Trot for 3-year-olds at Yonkers Raceway, when he took the one-mile event by a length over Dart Hanover ($6.20). The win—Nevele Pride's 17th straight and 35th in 38 outings—boosted his earnings to $364,785, including a high $141,862 for 1968.
HORSE RACING—Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby first-place purse recipient FORWARD PASS ($2.60) took the $115,600 American Derby at Arlington Park without dispute as Milo Valenzuela guided him to a 4�-length victory over Nodouble. The Calumet colt's winning time of 1:48[4/5] for the 1? miles was a full two seconds off the track record set last year by Damascus.
Politely ($8.80), Mrs. Richard C. duPont's 5-year-old chestnut mare, ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., took her fourth consecutive victory by 2� lengths over Plucky Pan in the 1�-mile $117,655 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park.