BOWLING—After 68 days of competition among more than 28,500 men and 5,372 teams, the American Bowling Congress tournament in St. Paul closed with TOM HATHAWAY of Los Angeles the all-events winner (1,922 pins). KEN ROETH of Dubuque gained the singles title (700), DAN SLAK and BUZ BOSLER of Milwaukee, the doubles (1,300) and G. & C. McDERMITT of East McKeesport, Pa., the team championship (3,074).
BOXING—The Philippines' FLASH ELORDE, 30, defending for the eighth time the junior lightweight title he won five years ago, knocked out Teruo Kosaka of Japan at 2:14 of the 15th round before 40,000 persons in Manila.
Ex-Middleweight Champion SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, 45, who lost a close 10-round decision to unranked Memo Ayon of Mexico a week earlier, dropped another decision—this time a unanimous 10-rounder to Hawaii's Stan Harrington in Honolulu.
Marcel Cerdan Jr., son of another former middleweight champion, gained his eighth straight professional victory with a second-round knockout of Spain's Jaime Aparici in Paris.
GOLF—TONY LEMA won the $100,000 Buick Open, his first victory in 11 months, with an eight-under-par 280 after his main challenger, Jack Nicklaus, hit his tee shot out of bounds on the 72nd hole. Nicklaus had previewed this unsettling shot with a duffer-like round of 82 in the Buick Pro-Am, but Arnold Palmer, who tied for 20th, outdid even that, four-putting from five feet in the third round.
Lanky KATHY WHITWORTH of San Antonio shot a three-under-par 213 for 54 holes to win the $8,500 Bluegrass invitational in Louisville. It was Miss Whitworth's third victory this season and boosted her earnings to $9,379—both highs on the LPGA tour.
HARNESS RACING—In a three-horse photo finish, SPEEDY SCOT, driven by Ralph Baldwin, edged Su Mac Lad by a neck and Big John by another neck to win the $25,000 Marquis de Lafayette Trot at Brandywine Raceway in Wilmington, Del. (page 83).
Unbeaten BRET HANOVER, guided by Frank Ervin, won the $21,434 Matron Stake at Detroit's Wolverine Raceway by six lengths over Adiocan. It was the 3-year-old pacer's 28th straight victory and tied the modern career mark set by Torpid in 1957.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Ben Cohen's HAIL TO ALL ($7.30), fresh from a Jersey Derby victory five days earlier, caught Preakness winner Tom Rolfe in the stretch to take the $147,900 Belmont Stakes by a neck at Aqueduct (page 28).
The largest crowd ever to see a Thoroughbred race in New York, 73,375, watched GUN BOW ($3.80), WALLY BLUM up, take the $111,600 Metropolitan Mile, the first leg of the Handicap Triple Crown, at Aqueduct by a neck over Chieftain.
A French-bred and French-trained colt, SEA BIRD II, the 7-to-4 favorite, won the 186th running of the $215,768 Epsom Derby at Epsom Downs, England by two lengths over Meadow Court.
TENNIS—The U.S. shut out Canada 5-0 in the American Zone Davis Cup semifinals in Bakersfield, Calif. and will meet either Mexico or New Zealand in the American zone finals in Dallas at the end of July. The Americans clinched the match when CHUCK McKINLEY and MARTY REISSEN defeated Canada's Keith Carpenter and Harry Fauquier in the doubles 9-7, 6-2, 6-3 after GENE SCOTT had beaten Fauquier 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 and ARTHUR ASHE had taken Carpenter 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in the opening day singles. Meanwhile, DENNIS RALSTON, who had been benched for the cup match, won his second straight national hardcourt championship by defeating Ham Richardson 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in Sacramento, Calif.
Margaret Smith of Australia, who lost to countrywoman Lesley Turner in the finals of the French championship earlier in the week, took the women's singles title in the Northern Tennis Tournament in Manchester, England with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Maria Bueno of Brazil.
TRACK & FIELD—Australia's RON CLARKE cracked two world records—both his own—at the Compton Invitational meet in Los Angeles (page 79). He finished the 5,000-meter run in 13:25.8 to better his four-month-old mark by 7.8 seconds and, on the way, clipped 7.2 seconds off his 1964 three-mile record with a 13:00.4. New Zealand's PETER SNELL ran a 3:56.4 mile and won only by inches as Jim Grelle of Portland, Ore. finished second in the same time, followed by teen-ager Jim Ryun of Wichita, Kans. in 3:56.8 and Czechoslovakia's Josef Odlozil in 3:57.6. The 880 was even closer as BILL CROTHERS of Toronto barely edged Bob Hose of San Diego and Ted Nelson of the Southern California Striders. All were timed in 1:46.7. ULIS WILLIAMS, also of the Striders, took the 440 in 46.4, followed by teammate Mike Larrabee a second behind, the U.S. Army's PAUL DRAYTON flashed to a 20.7 victory in the 220, BLAINE LINDGREEN of the Striders won the 120 high hurdles (13.9) and the Striders' RALPH BOSTON took the broad jump (25 feet 8¾ inches).
At a meet in Paris, five men broke four minutes in the mile with MICHEL JAZY of France the winner in 3:55.5—the fastest clocking ever by a European. Jean Wadoux of France finished second in 3:57.2, followed by Poland's Witold Baran (3:57.4), Claude Nicolas of France (3:59.1) and Miroslav Juza of Czechoslovakia (3:59.2).
Southern University, dominating the relays and the 440, breezed to a 37-point victory margin in the NAIA championships in Sioux Falls, S. Dak. The speedy Jaguars won the 440-yard relay (41.2), set a meet record in the mile relay (3:09.3) and took four of the six places in the 440 (Southern's THERON LEWIS was the winner in 46.6) en route to its whopping 77-point total. Far behind in second place was North Carolina's two-man team (NORM TATE and EDWIN ROBERTS) with 40 points. Tate, the meet's only double winner and its outstanding performer, successfully defended his broad-jump and hop-step-and-jump titles and came in fifth in the 100. Roberts set a meet record in the 220 (20.5) and was runner-up in the 100. Other meet marks were broken by LLOYD BURSON of Western New Mexico in the three-mile run (13:45.8) and DAVE PRICE of California Western in the shotput (62 feet 9¾ inches). For the fourth year in a row JOHN CAMIEN of Emporia State (Kans.) won the mile, this time in a slow 4:10.1.
World record holder LUDVIK DANEK of Czechoslovakia set an American discus mark with a 211-foot½-inch throw at the AAU all-comer's meet in Long Beach, Calif. Jay Sylvester tossed the discus 210 feet 6 inches—the best ever by an American—to finish second.
WRESTLING—IRAN won the World Amateur Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Manchester, England with 30½ points to Bulgaria's 26 and the Soviet Union's 24½. The U.S., seventh with 5½ points, had only one medal winner—LARRY KRISTOFF of Carbondale, Ill., who came in third in the heavyweight division.
MILEPOSTS—EARNED: A doctorate of philosophy in mathematics at Rice by FRANK RYAN, 29, the quarterback of the NFL champion Cleveland Browns.
SOLD: Kansas City Athletics First Baseman JIM GENTILE (.246, 10 HRs) to the Houston Astros for $100,000 plus minor league Pitcher Jesse Hickman and a player to be named.
TRADED: Fullback-Punter JOE DON LOONEY and an undisclosed draft choice by the Baltimore Colts to the Detroit Lions for Linebacker DENNIS GAUBATZ.
TRADED: By the Chicago Black Hawks, Forwards JOHN McKENZIE and RAY CULLEN, the AHL's rookie of the year, to the New York Rangers for minor league Forwards DAVE RICHARDSON and DICK MEISSNER plus Defensemen TRACY PRATT and MEL PEARSON.
DIED: MURRAY BALFOUR, 28, a Chicago Black Hawks right wing for five seasons (1959-1964), of lung cancer in Regina, Sask. Balfour skated with Bobby Hull and Bill Hay on what was called the "million dollar line" in 1960-1961 and scored 48 points.
DIED: Former coach of the Green Bay Packers and one of the organizers of the NFL, CURLY LAMBEAU, 67, of a heart attack in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Lambeau, who never graduated from college, founded the Packers and spent 31 stormy years (1919-1949) with the team as a player, coach, vice-president and general manager. His teams won 212 NFL games, lost 109, tied 24, took six NFL championships and four divisional titles. From 1929-1931 Green Bay won three straight championships, a feat never duplicated in the NFL. Lambeau quarter-backed the team from 1919 to 1929 and once threw 45 passes in a single game. After he left the Packers, Lambeau coached the Chicago Cardinals (1950-1951) and the Washington Redskins (1952-1954) before retiring from football.