HORSE RACING—DR. FAGER, carrying 139 pounds, closed out an illustrious career by winning the seven-furlong Vosburgh Handicap by six lengths over Kissin' George in the track-record time of 1:20 1/5 at Aqueduct. It was the 22nd and last race for the 4-year-old colt, who will stand at stud in Florida. He had 18 victories and won $1,002,642.
Kathy Kusner, 28, the 103-pound show-ring rider from Monkton, Md., became the first woman jockey in the U.S. ever licensed for flat racing on a major track where betting is legal.
TENNIS—MRS. BILLIE JEAN KING of Albany, Calif. and Australia's ROD LAVER, winners of the singles titles at Wimbledon this year, were named world's best female and male players by a selection committee acting for World Tennis magazine.
MILEPOSTS—HONORED: BOB GIBSON, whose earned run average (1.12) was the lowest in National League history, and DENNY McLAIN. the first 30-game winner in 34 years, unanimous choices for the Cy Young Memorial Awards as baseball's best pitchers in the National and American leagues, respectively. Gibson's 22-9 record led the St. Louis Cardinals to their third pennant in five years, and McLain's 31 wins with only six defeats helped the Tigers gain their first Hag since 1945.