BASEBALL—WHITEY FORD, the Yankees' most valuable pitcher, will also take over as the team's pitching coach in 1964 (he replaces Johnny Sain).
Detroit traded Outfielder ROCKY COLAVITO and Pitcher Bob Anderson to Kansas City for Second Baseman JERRY LUMPE and two pitchers (Ed Rakow and Dave Wickersham).
BASKETBALL—ST. LOUIS took over first place in the topsy-turvy Western Division by beating San Francisco 117-105, Baltimore 115-112 and Los Angeles 117-112. During the short streak Bob Pet-lit averaged 36 points a game and a rejuvenated Cliff Hagan 29 (against Baltimore Pettit scored 52 points, the NBA high for the week). Before winning three straight the Hawks had dropped four in a row, following a six-game winning streak. LOS ANGELES fell a game behind St. Louis by losing four games while winning only two. and SAN FRANCISCO slumped to a 7-7 record, two games behind, with three losses in five games. BOSTON (11-1) boosted its Eastern Division lead to four games by defeating St. Louis 116-110, Los Angeles 114-110 and New York 133-116. CINCINNATI (9-7). the Celtics' closest challenger, almost faded out of sight as it barely beat Baltimore 110-109 after two defeats.
BOWLING—Second-year pro BILL HARDWICK, 22, of San Mateo, Calif., averaged 210.7 a game to win the five-day, $60.000 PBA National Championships in Garden City, N.Y. (see page 36).
November 25, 1963
BOXING—GREGORIO PERALTA of Argentina, South America's heavyweight champion, ran his unbeaten streak to 42 when he outslugged Wayne Thornton at Madison Square Garden to win a 10-round split decision.
Sante Amonti, the Italian heavyweight champion who has signed to fight Floyd Patterson in Sweden next January, took just 50 seconds to kayo Philadelphia's Don Warner in Rome.
CROSS-COUNTRY—At Wheaton (Ill.) College, KANSAS STATE COLLEGE of Emporia won both the team and individual NCAA College Division titles, as JOHN CAMIEN broke the meet record with 19:17 for the four miles. In the Big Ten championships at Illinois the home team's ALLEN CARIUS covered the four-mile course in 19:39.4 to keep the title he won last year. MICHIGAN STATE took the team title, however, for the 10th time in 12 years. KANSAS won the Central Collegiate Conference championships in Chicago, but RICHARD SCHRAMM from Miami (Ohio) University finished first in 19:07.9.
DOG RACING—Fred Trevillion's SAIL AHEAD ($13) easily won the Phoenix (Ariz.) $50,000 Futurity, one of America's richest greyhound races.
FOOTBALL—NFL: CHICAGO broke its first-place tie with Green Bay in the Western Division by easily defeating the Packers 26-7 (see page 28). Roman Gabriel's two long touchdown passes (42, 51 yards) to End Carroll Dale in the fourth quarter led LOS ANGELES to a 28-21 come-from-beyind victory over Detroit. Earlier Gabriel had thrown a 66-yarder to Dale for a TD. BALTIMORE edged Minnesota 37-34 when Jimmy Orr caught a 13-yard TD pass from Johnny Unitas—his fourth scoring pass of the game. NEW YORK won its fifth straight by smothering San Francisco 48-14 and finally had the Eastern Division lead all to itself. As usual. Y. A. Tittle dominated the offense as he completed 16 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns (three in the third quarter). Cleveland fell into a second-place tie with ST. LOUIS, losing to the Cardinals 20-14. The Browns scored on the second play of the game when Jimmy Brown ran 59 yards for a touchdown, but after that it was all St. Louis—two Charley Johnson TD passes and two Jim Bakken field goals. Gary Ballman's 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the last quarter gave PITTSBURGH a 34-28 win over Washington. The Redskins, who were losing 24-14 at the end of the third quarter, had just taken a one-point lead on Norm Snead's 21-yard pass (23 for 424 yards overall) to rookie Pat Richter. DALLAS defeated Philadelphia 27-20. as Don Meredith completed 25 of 33 passes for 302 yards and two TDs.
AFL: SAN DIEGO, led by Keith Lincoln's 54-yard TD run and George Blair's three field goals, suppressed Buffalo 23-13 and increased its Western Division lead to two games. KANSAS CITY Quarterback Eddie Wilson, starting his first pro game, threw two TD passes and set up another with a 47-yard toss, but it was not enough, as Boston held the Chiefs to a 24-24 tic. NEW YORK squeezed by Denver 14-9 on two TD passes by Dick Wood, lowering the Broncos to the bottom of the Western Division.
GOLF—"Never in my life have I putted so well," said Toronto's AL BALDING as he sniffed tanked oxygen and led all the way to win the 135,000-peso Mexican Open in Mexico City by six strokes, with a nine-under-par 279.
Kathy Whitworth of Jal, N. Mex. won the final 1963 LPGA tournament, the Mary Mills Invitational in Ocean Springs, Miss., to make it two victories in a row and three in the last five tournaments. Her $2,325 first-prize money brought her year's earnings to $26,858, second to Mickey Wright's record $31,269 for 1963.
HARNESS RACING—Norman Woolworth's PORTERHOUSE ($10.40), guided by Earle Avery, survived a closing rush by New Hat to win the $50,000 American Trotting Classic by a head at Hollywood Park, Calif.
HOCKEY—CHICAGO went on a scoring spree and beat Boston 6-4, Montreal 5-2 and Toronto 6-0 (Bobby Hull's first hat trick and Glenn Hall's second shutout) to increase its NHL lead to eight points. TORONTO moved up to tie the Canadiens for second place by defeating the Rangers twice (5-4 each time) and tying Montreal 2-2 to stretch its unbeaten streak to five games—before losing to the Black Hawks. MONTREAL took only one game—from Boston 3-2; NEW YORK beat the fading Red Wings 5-2 to break its seven-game losing streak; and last-place BOSTON managed a 1-1 tie with Detroit between two losses.
HORSE RACING—Little M Farm's SUNRISE FLIGHT ($29.90), with Larry Adams up, came from behind to win the $87,000 Gallant Fox Handicap by a nose from B. Major at Aqueduct.
HORSE SHOW—The WEST GERMAN EQUESTRIAN TEAM took six of 11 events to win overall international jumping honors at the National in Madison Square Garden (see page 92).
MOTOR SPORTS—GLENN (Fireball) ROBERTS had to stop for gas with only three laps to go in the $67,100 NASCAR race at the Augusta (Ga.) Speedway, but he still finished first, a few seconds ahead of Dave MacDonald.
SOCCER—SANTOS OF BRAZIL defeated Milan of Italy in two out of three matches for the world soccer club championship. Milan won the first game 4-2 on home ground, but when the teams moved to Rio de Janeiro, more than 155,000 fans packed Maracana Stadium and cheered Santos to two consecutive wins, 4-2 and 1-0.
TENNIS—The U.S. Davis Cup team, in a warmup for next month's matches, dominated the New South Wales Championships in Sydney, Australia.
Dennis Ralston and Chuck McKinley defeated their probable Challenge Round opponents, Roy Emerson and Neale Fraser, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in the men's doubles (the first victory by a United States team since 1932) while RALSTON beat Britain's Mike Sangster in the singles to become the first American titleholder in 12 years.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: HEROLD (Muddy) RUEL, 67, who spent over 40 years in major league baseball, of a heart attack in Palo Alto, Calif. He was an American League catcher for 19 seasons (retiring in 1934 with a .276 lifetime BA), a coach for two teams, an assistant to the baseball commissioner, manager of the St. Louis Browns (1947), farm club director for both Cleveland and Detroit and the Tigers' general manager from 1954 to 1957.
DIED: FESSENDEN SEAVER BLANCHARD, 75. an author of yachting books and co-inventor of platform tennis (SI, Nov. 18), of a heart attack, in Cambridge, Mass.