HARNESS RACING—LAVERNE HANOVER ($4.20) and Rum Customer gave the Billy Haughton Stable a one-two finish in the $100,000 Martin Tananbaum International at New York's Yonkers Raceway. The veteran George Sholty drove the winner to a 2�-length margin over the Haughton-driven Rum Customer.
Albatross ($2.80) won his third straight stakes with a 2�-length victory in the $50,000 Battle of the Brandywine at Wilmington, Del. Stanley Dancer drove the winner in ahead of Nansemond and Dexter Hanover.
HORSE RACING—A record crowd of 81,036, who had come to see Canonero II go for the Triple Crown, witnessed the surprise victory of PASS CATCHER ($71) in the $162,850 Belmont Stakes. Ridden by Walter Blum, he crossed the finish line three-quarters of a length ahead of Jim French, with Bold Reason next and the Venezuelan horse fourth (page 18).
Tunex ($10.20) of the Hobeau Farm, the "wrong" part of a two-horse entry, won the $121,600 Metropolitan Mile at Belmont Park, beating Protanto by a nose.
Bold reasoning ($4) captured the $134,400 Jersey Derby at Garden State Park by half a length over Pass Catcher. Twist The Axe was third. Eastern Fleet fourth.
American-bred MILL REEF, owned by Paul Mellon, came out of the pack in the final furlong to win the 192nd running of the Epsom Derby, two lengths ahead of an English colt, Linden Tree. France's Irish Ball finished third.
LACROSSE—CORNELL turned back Maryland 12-6 in the inaugural NCAA championship at Hofstra Stadium on Long Island (page 58). Al Rimmer scored six goals for the Big Red, and Goalie Bob Buhmann made 22 saves.
TENNIS—EVONNE GOOLAGONG, the 19-year-old Australian prodigy, defeated Helen Gourlay, also of Australia, 6-3, 7-5 for the French Open crown in Paris. Miss Goolagong is the first woman to win the French title on her first attempt since the late Maureen Connolly in 1953. The men's championship went to JAN KODES of Czechoslovakia, for the second consecutive year, 8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 over Ilie Nastase of Rumania. FRANCOISE DURR and GAIL CHANFREAU of France took the doubles title—also a repeat performance—from Miss Gourlay and Kerry Harris of Australia, 6-4, 6-1. Arthur Ashe and Marty Riessen beat Tom Gorman and Stan Smith 6-8, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 11-9.
TRACK & FIELD—JORMA KINNUNEN of Finland threw the javelin 288 feet at the Kennedy Games in Berkeley, Calif.—the longest throw in the world this year. DORIS BROWN of Seattle set an American record of 4:41.3 in the mile at the Northwest Women's AAU meet in Tacoma, Wash.
MILEPOSTS—APPOINTED: As head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, FRED SHERO, a veteran minor league coach, to replace Vic Stasiuk.