HARNESS RACING—MOST HAPPY FELLA, by capturing the first and third one-mile heats, won the Little Brown Jug at the Delaware ( Ohio) County Fairground (pane 60), his second triumph in the Triple Crown for pacers.
Quick Pride caught A.C.'s Orion in the final 40 yards to capture the mile-long $49,495.62 E. Roland Harriman Trot for 2-year-olds at Yonkers Raceway in 2:04.
HORSE RACING—JOE NAMATH ended a string of six straight losses by winning a six-furlong sprint at Belmont Park by half a length over French Steak. The Florida-bred 3-year-old paid $14.60.
MILEPOSTS—REINSTATED: To the SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY football team, eight black players who had been suspended following a racially inspired controversy that began at spring practice. Four were found academically ineligible, however, and at week's end all refused to report.
ACCEPTED: By the board of directors of the NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION in a narrow vote, a proposal that will send two teams from each of the four new divisions into the postseason playoffs.
SUSPENDED: Six of the United States' top women professionals, BILLIE JEAN KING, NANCY RICHEY, ROSEMARY CASALS, PEACHES BARTKOWICZ, VALERIE ZIEGENFUSS and KRISTY PIGEON, by the International Lawn Tennis Association, making them ineligible for U.S. rankings and the Wightman Cup team, because they had entered an unsanctioned tournament.
PLEDGED: To the U.S. Olympic Committee for the 1972 American team, half the gate receipts of next year's National Airlines Golf Tournament in Miami, and the proceeds from a $500-a-person proam event, expected to total $500,000.
CANCELED: At least until 1972, the $300,000 DOW JONES OPEN, richest event ever on the pro golf tour, after it and TV commitments cost the sponsoring Dow Jones & Company ( Wall Street Journal, etc.) nearly half a million dollars this year.
AGREED: By the Joint Committee on a Uniform Ball of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Scotland and the U.S. Golf Association, after years of study and tests, that a uniform golf ball is "feasible" for play throughout the world. If accepted, the committee recommendation would result in a standard ball a minimum of 1.66 inches in diameter, replacing the 1.68-inch U.S. and 1.62-inch British balls.
SIGNED: For a 15-round heavyweight title fight in Detroit on Nov. 18, champion JOE FRAZIER and light-heavyweight title-holder BOB FOSTER. Frazier, who will be making the first defense of his 15-month-old title, will have a 25-pound weight advantage.