BASEBALL—TAIYO WHALES defeated the Daimai Orions four straight games to win the Japan World Series. Considered underdogs, the Whales took all four games by one-run margins: 1-0, 3-2, 6-5, 1-0.
San Francisco Giants, off on a 16-game tour of Japan, stopped off in Honolulu long enough to beat the Hawaiian All-Stars 5-1 and 7-0 in two-game series. In their first two games in Japan, San Francisco lost to Tokyo's YOMIURI GIANTS 1-0 and to the Japan All-Stars 2-1. All-Star outfielder KENJIRO TAMIYA hit a single to center field to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
BASKETBALL—After the first six games in the National Basketball Association, the CINCINNATI ROYALS led the Western Division with three straight victories. In their opener the Royals beat the Los Angeles Lakers, set a team scoring record of 140 points. Oscar Robertson made 21 points. Boston and Philadelphia tied for first place in the Eastern Division.
BOATING—PATTI POWELL and VICKI ZAPPATTINI, two 15-year-olds from Stockton, Calif., drove a 22-hp, 12-foot outboard boat to class and over-all victory in the 319-mile Colusa (Calif.) Outboard Marathon.
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Boston University outsailed Coast Guard Academy to win the Danmark Trophy, sailed in one-man dinghies on the Thames River at New London, Conn.
BOXING—EMILE GRIFFITH scored an 8-round TKO over South Africa's Willie Toweel, after first knocking Toweel to the canvas four times, welterweights, Madison Square Garden.
Henry Hank, 10-round decision over Randy Sandy, after hurting his left in the fifth and finishing last five rounds with one hand, middle-weights, Detroit.
Gabriel Elorde of the Philippines, world junior lightweight champion, retained his Orient lightweight title with a 12-round decision over Sakuji Shinozawa of Japan, at Manila.
Carlos Hernandez, 10-round decision over Cuba's Robinson Garcia, lightweights, at Caracas, Venezuela.
Billy Besmanoff, 10-round decision over Jim McCarter, heavyweights, Seattle.
CHESS—U.S. defeated Lebanon 4-0 in the sixth round of the chess Olympics at Leipzig, East Germany, to take the lead in section four of the tournament. The U.S. also beat Belgium 3½-½, Cuba 3-1 and Ireland 4-0 in earlier rounds.
FIELD TRIALS—HOMERUN BESS, 3-year-old white-and-liver pointer owned by Claudia Phelps of Aiken, S.C., won the national open pheasant championship at Baldwinsville, N.Y. Fred Arant, trainer. Runner-up: Little Frenchman, a pointer owned by Dr. T.J. Lattimore of Aiken. Phil Brousseau, trainer. POTATO PATCH SUE, a pointer owned by Dr. A. H. Nitchman of Cranbury, N.J., won the shooting dog championship. Mrs. Nitchman, trainer.
GOLF—TOM ROBBINS, 67, of Pinehurst, N.C., defeated J. Walcott Brown of Sea Girt, N.J. 2 and 1 to win the north and south senior championship at Pinehurst. Robbins is the first golfer to win the tournament twice. He won first in 1956.
HANDBALL—OSCAR OBERT of New York retained his national one-wall title, defeated Howie Eisenberg 21-18, 11-21, 21-7 in championship at New York.
HARNESS RACING—TIE SILK ($19.50), representing Canada, won the $50,000 United Nations Trot at Yonkers by half length over Steamin' Demon in a crowded finish that saw the first five cross the wire less than a length apart. The Canadian entry trotted the 1¼ miles in 2:35. Philip Dussault, driver.
Adios Butler ($3.60) finished ¾ of a length ahead of a fast-closing Bullet Hanover to take the second leg of the $75,000 American Pacing Classic at Hollywood Park. With Eddie Cobb driving, Adios Butler paced the mile in 1:57 3/5. Bye Bye Byrd, winner of the first leg, finished third. The final leg of the Classic will be held Saturday, Oct. 29.
HOCKEY—JACK McCARTAN, New York Rangers' rookie goalie, playing in his first game this season, shut out the Chicago Black Hawks 2-0. Earlier in the week the BLACK HAWKS beat the Canadiens 4-2 to move into first place, but after their loss to New York and a 2-2 tie with Boston found themselves tied for first with Montreal, who took McCartan and the Rangers for a 4-2 victory. For the Rangers it was their fifth loss in six games. Detroit had a three-game winning streak, then lost 3-1 to Toronto, but held on to third place in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—HARMONIZING ($77.20) galloped home more than two lengths ahead of Bald Eagle in one of the major upsets of the year in the $110,200 Man o' War Stakes at Belmont. Under John Ruane the 6-year-old gelded chestnut covered the 1½ miles in 2:33[1/5]. Sword Dancer, co-favorite with Bald Eagle, finished third, six lengths behind the winner.
Bowl Of Flowers ($3.40), running last at mid-point of the backstretch, took to the outside and rushed to the wire half length in front of Angel Speed in the $153,055 Gardenia Stakes at Garden State Park. The 2-year-old filly ran the 1[1/16], miles in 1:46. Willie Shoemaker up.
Benguala ($8.70) flawlessly jumped 13 fences to win one of the world's richest steeplechase races, the $56,150 Temple Gwathmey at Belmont, by 3 lengths over Chufquen. It was Benguala's second victory in the Gwathmey. With Albert Foot up he covered the distance, about 2½ miles, in 4:46[2/5].
Rash Statement ($17.40) made her bid in the final quarter mile and drove home past Indian Maid to win the $87,750 Spinster Stakes at Keene-land. The 3-year-old filly ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:49[3/5]. J. L. Rotz up.
He's A Pistol ($6.40) won the $55,285 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland by 3 lengths over Zebadiah. The colt ran the 7 furlongs 184 feet in 1:27. Larny Hansman up.
Mail Order ($19.60), the $30,200 Vosburgh Handicap, by 3½ lengths over Wiggle II, 7 furlongs in 1:22⅗ at Belmont. Eldon Nelson up.
HORSE SHOW—In the seven-day Pennsylvania National Horse Show at Harrisburg, Pa., U.S. won the team championship with 117 points. Canada was second with 57 points, Ireland third with 44. FRANK CHAPOT of Wallpack, N.J. was winner of the individual prize. MEXICO won the President's Perpetual Plate; U.S. and Ireland were tied for second. VENEZUELA, led by Mrs. Carola Behrens, captured the Prix des Nations; U.S. second, Canada third.
MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS won both heats of the 200-mile Pacific Grand Prix at Fort Ord, Calif. Driving a Lotus, Moss averaged 86.4 mph in the first 100-mile heat, 87.8 mph in the second. In first heat Jim Hall of Dallas was second, driving a Maserati. In second heat Augie Pabst of Milwaukee was second, driving a Scarab. World Champion Jack Brabham of Australia didn't finish the first heat, was 18th in the second. In the amateur events at Fort Ord WILLIAM SHERWOOD of Berkeley, Calif., driving a Corvette, won the race for cars over 1,600-cc-piston displacement. PAT PIGGOTT of Bellingham, Wash, won the formula junior race by two feet over Ed Leslie of Monterey.
TRACK & FIELD—IRINA PRESS of Russia, Olympic 80-meter hurdles champion, bettered her own world record in the women's pentathlon, scored 4,972 points, 13 more than her listed record, at Kiev, Russia.
Dave Hyland, 17-year-old senior from St. Peter's of New Brunswick, N.J., won the Eastern interscholastic championship at New York when he ran 2½ miles cross-country in 13:09. HOLY CROSS of New York won the team title by two points over West Catholic of Philadelphia.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: CASEY STENGEL, 70, manager of the Yankees, who in 12 years with New York managed the team to 10 American League pennants and seven World Series championships, at New York (see page 63).
HIRED: RALPH HOUK, 41, first-base coach for the New York Yankees, as manager of the Yankees under a one-year contract, at New York.
RESIGNED: BILL DEWITT, president of the Detroit Tigers for less than a year, at Detroit. While president, DeWitt made wholesale changes in the front office and on the field, but the Tigers finished sixth in the American League.
Elected. Fred McLeod. 78, of Chevy Chase, Md., to PGA Hall of Fame at Dunedin, Fla. McLeod, who still plays golf, is oldest man ever elected to the Hall of Fame, won the USGA Open in 1908, was a contender in every major golf tournament from 1903 to 1930.