MOTOR SPORTS—BUCK BAKER, undeterred either by a crash with a spectator's car or the protest of Tiny Lund, who led until he withdrew from the race after receiving a one-lap penalty, won the 200-lap grand touring event at Columbia Speedway, Columbia, Ga.
SHOOTING—In the first three-way shoot-off in the 69-year history of the Grand American Trapshoot Tournament, DENTON CHILDERS shattered 24 of 25 targets to win $4,876. In the regulation round Childers, Bill Hendrickson and Roy Kohl all had perfect scores of 100.
Middleton Tompkins, alter being nine points behind, shot a perfect score at 600 yards and a near-perfect one at 300 yards to win the national, high-powered rifle championship at Camp Perry, Ohio.
SOCCER—NASL: WASHINGTON took over first place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division by defeating Boston and tying second-place ATLANTA (1-0-1) as well as third place NEW YORK (0-1-1). BALTIMORE (1-1-0) was in fourth place, while Boston (0-2-1) was securely mired in last place. CLEVELAND (2-0-0) continued to lead the Lakes Division as runner-up CHICAGO (1-0-0) lost ground. TORONTO (0-1-0) held third and DETROIT (0-1-0) was last. The Gulf Division of the Western Conference remained unchanged: KANSAS CITY (0-2-0) was first, ST. LOUIS (0-0-1) second, HOUSTON (0-0-1) third and DALLAS (0-1-1) fourth. In the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, OAKLAND (3-0-0), still moving, climbed into first place, four points ahead of SAN DIEGO (1-0-0), as LOS ANGELES (1-1-0) took over third. VANCOUVER (0-1-0) dropped to fourth, as the standings in the division changed completely.
TENNIS—ARTHUR ASHE defeated unseeded Bob Lutz, who had gained the final with upset victories over Cliff Richey, Bob Hewitt and Clark Graebner, to win the U.S. Men's Singles Championship in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (page 44). Lutz held the advantage after three sets (4-6, 6-3, 8-10), but Ashe came back to take the last two, 6-0, 6-4, and become the first Negro to win the men's title.
TRACK & FIELD—Australian RON CLARKE broke his own world record (8:19.8) for the two-mile, running that distance in 8:19.6 at White City Stadium. London, England. At the same meet, a British women's relay team—MAUREEN TRANTER, DELLA JAMES, JANET SIMPSON and VALERIE PEAT—set a new world's record for the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:33.8.
The U.S. women's team as selected at the Olympic trials at Walnut, Calif.: 100 meters—WYOMIA TYUS, MARGARET BAILES, BARBARA FERRELL; 200 meters—MARGARET BAILES, WYOMIA TYUS, BARBARA FERRELL; 400 meters—JARVIS SCOTT, LOIS DRINKWATER, ESTHER STROY; 800 meters—MADELINE MANNING. DORIS BROWN, JARVIS SCOTT: 80-meter hurdles—MAMIE RALLINS, PAT VAN WOLVELEARE; long jump—MARTHA WATSON, WILLYE WHITE; high jump—SHARON CALLAHAN, ELEANOR MONTGOMERY, ESTELLE BASKERVILLE; shotput—MAREN SEIDLER; discus—OLGA CONNOLLY; javelin—BARBARA FRIEDRICH.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: MONTE IRVIN, former New York Giant outfielder and wheelhorse (a league-leading 121 RBIs) of the Giants' unforgettable 1951 pennant-winning team, as special assistant to Baseball Commissioner William D. Eckert. Irvin's appointment may be the beginning of the long-awaited black breakthrough into the executive branch of baseball.
SIGNED: The American Football League's leading touchdown receiver, ART POWELL, 31, by the Minnesota Vikings. Powell, who began his pro career with the Philadelphia Eagles, returns to the National Football League after eight years with the New York Jets, the Oakland Raiders and the Buffalo Bills.
DIED: HEINIE GROH, 78, the originator of the bottle bat and for 16 years one of baseballs finest infielders, in Cincinnati. Groh broke into the major leagues with John McGraw and the New York Giants in 1912, played on Giant pennant winners in 1912 and 1913 and was then traded to Cincinnati. He returned to the Giants in 1922 and was the hero of the World Series that year, batting .474 as the Giants crushed the Yankees, whose star, Babe Ruth, hit only .118. He retired in 1927.