BOATING—ODELL LEWIS of Fond du Lac, Wis. raced his 32-foot Maritime Mona Lou III to victory in the first annual Bahamas 500 with a time of 12:36:20 (page 20).
BOWLING—MILLIE IGNIZIO, a petite 20-year-old left-hander from Rochester, N.Y., defeated Phyllis Massey of Alameda, Calif. by 31 pins in the four-game final to win the prestigious WIBC Queens tournament in Rochester.
BOXING—BOB FOSTER, a 28-year-old light-heavyweight from Washington, D.C., who is bidding for a shot at the championship, floored 40-year-old veteran Eddie Cotton of Seattle twice in the third round of a scheduled 12-rounder, in Foster's home town, before knocking him out in 1:58. The knockout was Foster's 20th in 29 pro fights.
Undefeated 241-pound heavyweight BUSTER MATHIS scored his 18th straight victory with a first-round knockout over Ed Hurley of St. Paul in a scheduled 10-round bout in Detroit.
GOLF—Toronto's GEORGE KNUDSON won his first major victory in three years when he shot a final-round two-under-par 70 for a 72-hole total of 277 in the $100,000 Greater New Orleans Open to beat Jack Nicklaus by a stroke.
HARNESS RACING—ROMULUS HANOVER ($5.80), full brother to last year's winner, Romeo Hanover, scored a 2�-length victory over favored Best of All in the one-mile, $178,064 Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway (page 26).
HORSE RACING—Tartan Stable's DR. FAGER ($3.60), with Braulio Baeza aboard, won his second race in two starts this season when he took the 92nd running of the one-mile, $58,300 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct by six lengths over previously unbeaten Tumiga, the bettors' second choice (page 60). Dr. Fager's time of 1:33[4/5] was just [1/5] second off the track record, and it was the fastest mile by a 3-year-old in New York racing history.
With Willie Shoemaker up, third-choice FLEET DISCOVERY ($11.80) gained a two-length victory over Chiclero on Hollywood Park's new turf course in the six-furlong $27,550 Premier Handicap—the track's first stakes race of the summer meeting. Favored Native Diver, California's leading stakes winner (31), was 1� lengths behind in third place.
LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS became the only unbeaten team in contention for the national title when the Blue Jays handed Navy its first collegiate loss (9-6) in 34 games (page 28).
MOTOR SPORTS—National driving champion MARIO ANDRETTI earned the Indianapolis 500 pole position for the second straight year when he averaged a record 168.982 mph (page 30).