MOTOR SPORTS—The 1962 Indy winner, RODGER WARD, set a record in qualifying for the pole position in the Hoosier Hundred at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, then won the race in a record 93.545 mph average.
SWIMMING—Scotland's ROBERT McGREGOR, who had set 54 seconds flat as his goal in the 110-yard freestyle, did just that at the International Meet in Blackpool, England to break his three-week-old world record by 1/10 of a second. In the same meet, Britain's STELLA MITCHELL, 16, swam the 220-yard breaststroke in 2:51.4 to clip 3/10 of a second off the old world record.
TENNIS—The U.S. Davis Cup team of MARTY RIESSEN, 21, and DENNIS RALSTON, 21, won the first two singles matches and the doubles without dropping a set to defeat Venezuela in the American Zone finals. Ralston and Arthur Ashe, substituting for Riessen, also swept the last two singles matches for a 5-0 shutout.
Chuck McKinley, 22, wore out Ham Richardson, 30, in the finals of the Colonial National Invitation tournament in Fort Worth to take the singles title 6-3, 3-6, 10-8. Richardson had surprised everyone with an upset win over national champion Rafael Osuna in the semifinals.
WEIGHT LIFTING—In an impressive display of muscle-flexing, the U.S.S.R. took three gold, one silver and two bronze medals to win the team title at the World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Hungary and Poland followed the Russians, while the U.S. finished far behind in fourth place with only two silver medal winners. World records were set by Hungary's Gyozo Veres, who successfully defended his light heavyweight title: Poland's Marian Zielinski, who upset 1962 champion Viktor Kaplunov of Russia with a record total of 920 pounds in the lightweight class; and Russia's Yuri Vlasov, a 270-pound engineer, who broke two heavyweight marks during the competition and, immediately after the meet, broke them again as he lifted 468 pounds and totaled 1,234 pounds.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: All-America Halfback WILLIAM MARTIN HESTON, on his 85th birthday in Traverse City, Mich. A fast, powerful runner, who was equally effective through the line or around the ends, Willie Heston played four years (1901-04) at Michigan and scored 93 touchdowns for Coach Fielding Yost's famous "point-a-minute" teams. In his last two seasons he gained first-team All-America honors. After graduation, he coached football at North Carolina A&T and at Drake, practiced law in Detroit and was a prosecuting attorney and a police court judge there before retiring 15 years ago.
DIED: STONE JOHNSON, 23, rookie halfback for the Kansas City Chiefs, of a neck injury received in an AFL exhibition game. While at Grambling College, Johnson equaled the world record (20.5) for the 200-meter dash around a turn, placed fifth in the 1960 Olympics 200-meter final and ran the third leg on the winning U.S. 400-meter relay team, which was later disqualified.