BASKETBALL—NBA:LOS ANGELES left its fans hoarse but happy, beating Boston on successive nights125-123 and 106-104. Frank Selvy scored 36 points, primarily on long fieldgoals, to make the Lakers' first victory possible. With the score tied for the17th time and with two seconds left. Rudy LaRusso sank two foul shots to winthe second game. Los Angeles beat Cincinnati and held on to its safe lead inthe Western Division. Second-place St. Louis split four games and Detroitclosed in on third-place San Francisco by taking three of four. The Warriorshad just the opposite record, only winning when Wilt Chamberlain scored 50points against Chicago. The Zephyrs lost three straight. Syracuse gained a gameand a half on Boston in the Eastern Division and Cincinnati lost three of five,averaging 119 points a game. New York lost its first and last games but won twoin between for an above-average week. In fact, the Knicks came close to winningall four. They lost to the Pistons 103-102 and blew an almost-certain victorywhen they came up with just nine points in the fourth quarter against theRoyals, who went on to win in overtime.
CHESS—BOBBYFISCHER, almost an oldtimer at 19, regained the U.S. title he did not defendlast year by winning six of his last seven matches.
FOOTBALL—COLLEGE:USC's best offense was the pass—Quarterback Pete Beathard threw for fourtouchdowns—and its only defense was the clock as it held off Wisconsin 42-37 inthe Rose Bowl. Wisconsin, trailing 42-14 in the final period, scored threetouchdowns and a safety before time ran out. Badger Quarterback Ron VanderKelencompleted 33 of 48 passes for 401 yards. In the Sugar Bowl, MISSISSIPPIaugmented Glynn Griffing's passing, good for 242 yards and one score, with aresolute defense to thwart Arkansas 17-13. TEXAS ran into an even toughersituation in the Cotton Bowl. The Longhorns never got inside the LSU 25-yardline as they lost 13-0. Lynn Amedee of the Tigers, however, roamed all over,running and passing to set up two field goals, which he personally kicked, andrecovering a fumble before teammate Jimmy Field's 22-yard touchdown run.President Kennedy was upstaged at the Orange Bowl. He sat in a brown stuffedchair, but ALABAMA Quarterback Joe Namath looked as relaxed as if he hadborrowed the President's rocker. End Dick Williamson caught a 25-yard scoringpass by Namath to lead Bear Bryant's team to a 17-0 win over Oklahoma. SaidOklahoma's frank Bud Wilkinson: "We were out-coached." It was defenseagain that won in the Gator Bowl, though Tommy Shannon's two touchdown passesgave FLORIDA the offensive punch to upset Penn State 17-7. Although Jerry Grossof Detroit set Senior Bowl marks with 24 completions for 317 yards, it wasthree touchdown passes by Mississippi's Griffing that enabled the SOUTH toprevail 33-27.
NFL: DETROIT, withKen Webb scoring on a 20-yard pass from Milt Plum and a two-yard run, beatPittsburgh 17-10 in the Playoff Bowl in Miami.
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HOCKEY—NHL:TORONTO lost twice and trailed last-place Boston 3-0 before retaliating for a4-2 win over the Bruins and, a day later, a 5-1 conquest of Chicago, thusending a week that left the Maple Leafs and Black Hawks tied for the leaguelead in the tight NHL race. Goalie Jacques Plante allowed just three scores asMontreal (2-0-1) moved to within one point of the front-runners, while Detroitcould only manage one loss and two ties. League scoring leader Andy Bathgate ofNew York (1-1-2) set a modern record when he got a goal in 10 consecutivegames. Boston began by shutting out the Maple Leafs 3-0 and finished by scoringthree goals in the final 10 minutes to tie the Red Wings 5-5, but lost twicebetween these displays of power.
MOTOR SPORTS—JOHNSURTEES of Britain, a former world motorcycle champion, won the 167-mile NewZealand Grand Prix in his 2.7 Lola in Auckland. World Champion Graham Hill wasrunning second until forced out by clutch trouble on the last lap.
RODEO—JIMSHOULDERS of Henryetta, Okla. won the All-Round Cowboy award and Eddie Conwayof Globe, Ariz. was the top money winner ($1,466) at the Cotton Bowl Rodeo inDallas.
SKIING—TORALFENGAN, 26-year-old Norwegian, was the unofficial world ski-jumping championafter finishing first at Oberstdorf, Innsbruck and Garmisch-Partenkirchen andthird at Bischofshofen in the International Four-Hill competition. ThorbjoernYggeseth of Norway was second. Top U.S. jumper was John Balfanz, 22, whosesurprisingly good fourth-place performance bolstered the country's hopes for asound Winter Olympics showing in 1964.
Bud Werner, asenior at the University of Colorado, and BARBARA FERRIES, a Colorado freshman,won the men's and women's combined titles at the country's first Olympic Alpinetraining camp in Vail, Colo. (see page 12).
SQUASHRACQUETS—HASHIM KHAN, a Detroit professional, defeated Mohibullah Khan, hisnephew, 15-6, 10-15, 15-10, 11-15, 15-12 for the U.S. Open singles title in NewYork.
TENNIS—CHUCKMcKINLEY of St. Ann, Mo., his net game at its best, defeated Frank Froehling ofCoral Gables, Fla. 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the finals of the Sugar Bowltournament, in New Orleans. Together with Cliff Buchholz of Trinity University,McKinley also won the doubles, overpowering Australians John Sharpe and DonRussell 6-1, 6-4.
TRACK &FIELD—PETER SNELL of New Zealand took the lead in the final 100 yards, thenlooked over his shoulder twice and barely managed to get to the tape ahead ofOregon's Dyrol Burleson, winning an 880-yard race by a stride in 1:48.8, inWaimate, New Zealand.
WRESTLING—Aneight-man team was selected to represent the U.S. in the Pan American Games inSao Paulo, Brazil in April. Winners of the tryouts at Oklahoma State Universitywere Andy Fitch. New York AC (114.5 pounds): Bill Riddle, Hazel Park (Mich.) AC(125.5); Ron Finley, Oregon State (138.5); Greg Ruth, NYAC (154); DennisFitzgerald, Hazel Park AC (171.5); Jim Ferguson, San Francisco Olympic Club(191.5); Dan Brand. SFOC (213.5); and Heavyweight Joe James, Oklahoma State,the only one who is still competing in college.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED:JIM BEATTY, 28, the 5-foot-6, 128-pounder who retired from track for threeyears after the 1956 Olympic trials and who highlighted his return tocompetition by running the first sub-four-minute indoor mile with a 3:58.9 inLos Angeles last February, as recipient of the AAU's Sullivan Award. Runner-upin the voting for the second year in a row was Weight Lifter Tommy Kono ofHonolulu.
NAMED: HARLANDSVARE, 32, former defensive specialist with New York and Los Angeles, as headcoach of the Rams, which he had coached on a temporary basis after BobWaterfield left the team last November.
NAMED: EDDIECROWDER, 31, former quarterback for Oklahoma and an assistant coach there forsix years, as head coach at hire-'em-and-fire-'em Colorado, for a five-yearterm, becoming the third Colorado football coach still on the school'spayroll.
FOUND: HOWIEYOUNG, temperamental defenseman for Detroit, four days after disappearing inChicago following an NHL game, still in that city, after a monumental sulk.
SETTLED: OhioAttorney General Mark McElroy's suit to set aside the sale of the CincinnatiReds by the Powel Crosley Foundation to Bill DeWitt. The court approved thesale, but required that De-Witt not move the team for at least 10 years andthat four prominent Cincinnatians be added to the club's board ofdirectors.
SUSPENDED: JIMDUPREE, outstanding half-miler from Southern Illinois, for an indefinite timeby the AAU for competing last October in a meet sponsored by the U.S. Track andField Federation. He is the first prominent athlete penalized as a result ofthe rift between the AAU and USTFF.
DIED: ROGERSHORNSBY, 66, as unforgettable off the field (in 1961 he said, "I'vecheated, or someone on my team has cheated, in almost every game I've beenin.") as he was on (seven National League batting titles; .358 lifetimeBA), of heart disease, in Chicago.
DIED: JOE BOLEY,64, the "other" man of Connie Mack's famed infield of the 1920s, whichincluded First Baseman Jimmy Foxx, Second Baseman Max Bishop and Third BasemanJimmy Dykes, after an extended illness, in Shenandoah, Pa.
DIED: ALBERTO(Baby) ARIZMENDI, 48, the colorful Mexican boxer who had six memorable fightswith Henry Armstrong and who inspired the cry of "Give eet to heem,babee," after a prolonged illness, in Sawtelle, Calif.
DIED: ARTHURMANN, 61, former sportswriter and assistant to Branch Rickey at Brooklyn andPittsburgh, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in New York.
DIED: PASQUALE(Pat) ARCARO, 69, father of former Jockey Eddie Arcaro, of a heart attack, inGarden City, N.Y.