BOATING—JONATHAN WALES came back from a 10th-place finish in the first of seven races to win the International One-Design Championship at Marblehead, Mass. The 28-year-old Boston banker is one of the youngest helmsmen in the world championship one-design class.
James Hunt gambled on riding the current instead of the wind on the final spinnaker run and came from far behind to place second in the last of the eight-race series and win the Mallory Cup, symbol of the North American Sailing Championship, at Richmond, Calif. Going into the last race, Hunt led by a shaky one-quarter of a point, but his strong finish was worth seven points and he finished comfortably (48¾ to 43½) ahead of runner-up Richard Rose.
BOXING—Far ahead on points, world bantamweight champion LIONEL ROSE, the Australian aborigine, was caught by José Medel's strong left hook and knocked down in the seventh round of a 10-round nontitle bout in Los Angeles. But "all good fighters must be able to get off the floor and win," says Rose, and he did just that to gain a split decision.
Light-heavyweight champion BOB FOSTER also was on the floor and in serious trouble after being jolted by a right to the head from Eddie Vick in the first round of their nontitle fight in Albuquerque. The fight could have been a disaster for Foster, who had won the title from Dick Tiger in May. His legs quivered and he took a six-count gladly, but he came back to win, battering Vick throughout until the referee stopped the fight in the ninth round.
CYCLING—Qualifiers for the U.S. team at the Olympic trials at Encino, Calif. were: road races—BOB PARSONS, JIM VAN BOVEN, DAVID MOLKEY, JOHN ALLIS, MIKE PICKENS, JOHN HOWARD, DAN BUTLER, OLIVER MARTIN; tandem—JACK DISNEY, CHUCK PRANKE; 1,000-meter sprint—TIM MOUNTFORD; 4,000-meter team pursuit—SKIP CUTTING, JOHN VANDE VELDE, STEVE MAARANEN and WAYNE LE BOMBARD; 4,000-meter individual pursuit—DAVID BRINK.
GOLF—BRUCE FLEISHER, a 19-year-old from Hialeah, Fla., playing in his first national amateur championship, shot par golf on the final round to win the U.S. Amateur Championship in Columbus, Ohio despite a record-breaking final round of 65 by Marvin Giles III (page 20).
GYMNASTICS—Eight men, led by STEVE COHEN of Penn State, qualified for the U.S. Olympic team during trials in Los Angeles. Cohen, who ended with a total of 109.50 points, finished well ahead of DAVE THOR of Michigan State (107.90). The other six qualifiers were SID FREUDENSTEIN of California (107.55), FRED ROETHLISBERGER of Wisconsin (107.45), RICHARD LOYD of Northwestern State College of Louisiana (106.45), KANATI ALLEN of UCLA (106.10), JIM CULHANE of the New York Athletic Club (106.05) and 5'4½", 124-pound STEVE HUG, a high school junior from Chatsworth, Calif. (105.85).
HARNESS RACING—LAVERNE HANOVER won the $28,248 McMahon Memorial at the Du Quoin State Fair, in straight heats, for his 16th straight victory. The 2-year-old paced the fastest mile of the day, 1:59.4.
Nevele Pride trotted the mile in 1:56[3/5] in winning the second and final heat of the $34,737 Horseman Futurity at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis to set a new world record for 3-year-old trotters.
HORSE RACING—PROCESS SHOT, a 2-year-old filly owned by the former president of the New York Jets, Sonny Werblin, finished two lengths in front of Kahoolawe (a 16-to-1 long shot) to win the $187,500 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes at Arlington Park near Chicago. It was the sixth triumph in seven starts for Process Shot, who has already earned $133,504.