BOXING—BOB FOSTER successfully defended his light-heavyweight crown in West Springfield, Mass., stopping Andy Kendall of Portland, Ore. at 1:15 of the fourth round. Said Foster of his opponent, "He's the toughest guy I've ever met. I hit him with everything. Man, he sure could take a lot." Said Kendall, "I think I'll quit."
Sonny Liston, 37(?), scored a seventh-round TKO over California's George (Scrap Iron) Johnson, 27, in Las Vegas. It was Liston's 13th straight victory toward what he hopes will be a WBA title bout with Jimmy Ellis.
BRIDGE—The ITALIAN BLUE team ( Giorgio Belladonna, Walter Avarelli, Massimo D'Alelio, Pietro Forquet, Benito Garozzo, Camillo Pabis Ticci) won its 12th world championship since 1957, in Rio de Janeiro.
DOG SHOWS—CH. ROUND TABLE'S LORAMAR YEOMAN, a miniature poodle, was best in the Monmouth Kennel Club show at Oceanport, N.J., which had an entry of 1,549 dogs.
GOLF—BERT YANCEY sank a birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff round to defeat Australia's Bruce Devlin in the $115,000 Atlanta Classic. Bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes of the final round of regulation play had cost Devlin a two-stroke lead. Gary Player, a strong contender until he hit his tee shot into a water hazard on the 15th hole, finished third.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS WAVERLY ($63.40) won the $93,123 Realization Pace for 4-year-olds at Roosevelt Raceway by 2� lengths over Tropic Song, stablemate of Rum Customer, the 1-to-5 favorite, who finished sixth in a nine-horse field. Adios Waverly was Driver Herve Filion's first winner at Roosevelt.
HORSE RACING—AMERIGO LADY ($4.60), Rokeby Stable's 5-year-old mare ridden by Manuel Ycaza, nosed out Harem Lady in the $54,800 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct, becoming the first horse to win the 1?-mile race for fillies and mares mice in a row.
In another distaff race, the $33,250 Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park, DESERT LAW ($4) came in three lengths ahead of long shot Peggy's World in a stakes record 1:40 4/5 for the 1 1/16 miles.
HORSE SHOWS—PAM CARMICHAEL, 18, of Acadia Farms, Northfield, Ohio, won both large and small working hunter divisions in the junior events beginning the week-long Devon, Pa. show with Chance Step and Lansonette.
MOTOR SPORTS—A.J. FOYT, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, captured the pole for this Friday's race with an average speed of 170.568 mph for the 10-mile qualifying sprint. Foyt drove a turbocharged Ford-engined racer, as did the next fastest qualifier, Mario Andretti (169.851). Andretti had lost his No. 1 car and suffered facial burns three days before in a flaming crackup. Foyt's speed was nearly a mile an hour slower than the qualifying record of 171.559 set last year by Joe Leonard in a turbine, but was the fastest ever for a piston-engined car. "I'm disappointed," said Foyt nonetheless. "The engine began missing badly after the first lap." Bobby Unser, the 1968 winner, qualified a turbocharged Offenhauser in the same position from which he started last year—No. 3. Next came Mark Donohue, heretofore a road racer, not an Indy man, who became the fastest rookie with a speed of 168.903. Completing the second row were Gordon Johncock (168.626) and Roger McCluskey (168.350). Lee Roy Yarbrough, another Speedway rookie though he is one of the top stock car drivers, qualified eighth. Other notables who will have some catching up to do are Dan Gurney (167.341, fourth row), Lloyd Ruby (166.428, seventh row) and two former Grand Prix champions. New Zealand's Denis Hulme (165.092, ninth row) and Australia's Jack Brabham (163.875. 10th row). Car Builder Colin Chapman of England withdrew the Lotus-Fords of the defending world champion and 1966 500 winner Graham Hill and Austria's Jochen Rindt when time became too short to replace possibly defective wheel hubs of the same manufacture as one whose failure caused Andretti's crash. After qualifying, YARBROUGH caught a plane to Charlotte, N.C. and easily won the $161,000 World 600, driving a Mercury. He took the lead for keeps on the 162nd of 400 laps and finished with an average speed of 134.361. Only 18 of the 44 starters finished, and the race was slowed for 45 laps because of accidents.