BASKETBALL—A cross-country tour of all-star national teams from the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. finished with a 82-69 Russian victory in St. Louis. Overall, the Americans won five out of seven games.
BOXING—Heavyweight RUDY CLAY, brother and sparring partner of Muhammad Ali, won his second professional fight in two starts with a unanimous 10-round decision over Levi Forte in Miami Beach.
Willie Pep's comeback gathered momentum as he won a unanimous six-round decision over 27-year-old Jackie Lennon in Philadelphia. The victory was the 42-year-old ex-featherweight champion's second in two bouts following a six-year retirement. His record now reads: 222 wins, 10 losses, one draw.
GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER'S eagle on the 10th hole of the final round of the Las Vegas Tournament of Champions offset bogeys on two of his last three holes, and he finally had his first tournament victory in nearly a year. Palmer's one-under-par 71 gave him a 277 for 72 holes, two strokes ahead of Chi Chi Rodriguez, who finished second.
May 9, 1965
After losing the first three holes of the 36-hole final of the North and South Men's Amateur Golf Championship, TOM DRAPER, 50, of Birmingham, Mich. rallied for a 150 to beat Don Allen 2 up on the par 72, No. 2 course at Pinehurst.
HOCKEY—Four quick goals in the first period won the Stanley Cup for MONTREAL as Chicago was shut out 4-0 in the seventh and deciding game of the playoffs (page 32). It was Gump Worsley's second shutout of the series, but JEAN BELIVEAU's five goals in seven games won him the first Conn Smythe Trophy, plus $1,000, as the playoffs' most valuable player. The Canadiens' winning scores, all on home ice, were 3-2, 2-0, 6-0, and 4-0, while the Black Hawks won their games, also all at home, 3-1, 5-1 and 2-1.
After breezing through the semifinals of the American Hockey League Calder Cup playoffs, winning four games to Quebec's one, the ROCHESTER AMERICANS took the cup for the first time in their nine-year history with a 4-1 final series against Hershey. Jimmy Pappin, who scored three goals for the Amerks in the last game, had 11 goals in 10 playoff games.
HORSE RACING—In the third fastest Kentucky Derby ever run (2:01[1/5]) LUCKY DEBONAIR ($10.60), Willie Shoemaker up, finished a neck in front of Ogden Phipps's Dapper Dan (page 24).
Mrs. Thomas Brittingham's 5-year-old VIKING SPIRIT ($5.70), ridden by Ken Church, won the seven-furlong $54,800 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct in 1:21⅖ just a fifth of a second off the track record. Bert W. Martin's Cupid was seven lengths back in second.
Mrs. Mary Keim's AMERIVAN ($20.20), Ron Turcotte up, won the 91st running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs by half a length. It was the three-year-old filly's first stakes victory.
Niksar (100 to 8), ridden by Duncan Keith, won the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, the first major race of the English season, by a length.
JUDO—Winner of the 165-pound division at the National AAU championships in San Francisco, HAYWARD NISKIOKA of Los Angeles became grand champion when he defeated 200-pound class winner Makoto Obayashi of San Francisco in a round robin that closed the tournament.
At the NCAA championships in Carbondale, Ill. SAN JOSE STATE won five of the six weight classes and finished second in the sixth. State's YUZO KOGA, the lightest class champion (135 pounds), defeated his teammate Howard Fish (heavyweight) for the grand overall title.
SOCCER—LIVERPOOL won the English Soccer Cup before 100,000 in Wembley Stadium by defeating Leeds United 2-1 in overtime, the first overtime period in cup final play since 1947.
Manchester United and Leeds United finished the English Soccer League first-division schedule tied with 61 points each, but Manchester, with a better goal average, took the title and will return to European championship football for the first time since 1958, when a plane crash killed eight members of the team.
TABLE TENNIS—CHUANG TSE-TUNG, a 24-year-old member of the Red Chinese Parliament, won his third straight singles title at the world championships in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, giving the Chinese five out of seven possible titles. Japan took the remaining two, including the women's singles.
TENNIS—CLIFF RICHEY defeated Ham Richardson 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to win the Dallas Country Club singles title, while his sister, NANCY RICHEY, gained the ladies' title with a 6-1, 6-4 upset victory over the world's No. 1 woman player, Margaret Smith of Australia.
Rod Laver easily beat Pancho Gonzales 6-3, 6-1 to take the professional indoor title in New York.
Julie Heldman of New York City, who defeated Madonna Schacht of Australia to win the women's singles title of the Naples. Italy tournament a week earlier, gained another international tournament title in Reggio Calabria, Italy when Miss Schacht had to default their final match in the first set because of a pulled muscle.
The longest college tennis winning streak—75 consecutive dual meet victories dating back to 1960—ended when the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI upset Trinity University of San Antonio 6-3.
TRACK & FIELD—Ignoring an injured left knee, Texas Aggie RANDY MATSON broke his own pending world-record shotput (67 feet 11¼) set at College Station earlier in the season with a heave of 69 feet¾ inch in a triangular meet in Austin.
Ed Roberts of Trinidad was voted the outstanding athlete of the Marine Corps School Relays in Quantico. Va. after he sprinted the opening leg for North Carolina College's 440-yard relay team, which set a meet record (41.4) in beating Maryland State by two yards, ran the anchor on the record-setting 880 relay (1:24.8) and won the 100-yard dash in 9.5 seconds. BILLY MILLS of the Marines retained his 1,500-meter run title but in doing it aggravated an injury to a stomach muscle. Two of the country's fastest four-mile relay teams, Villanova and Georgetown, were outrun by four QUANTICO MARINES who set a meet record of 17:11.4. Favored Villanova lost again, in the two-mile relay, when ST. JOHN'S of Brooklyn turned in a meet-record 7:26.7. Tom Bauer of St. John's ran the third leg in 1:48.9, the fastest half mile of his career.
WATER POLO—Ervin Veg's three goals in the last period gave the NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB "A" team an 8-6 victory over the Illinois AC and the National AAU men's senior indoor title. The NYAC "B" team took third place by beating Army 13-12 in the fourth overtime.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: JOE (Buddy) BREHMER to succeed John Benington, who took over at Michigan State recently, as head basketball coach of St. Louis University. Brehmer had coached 13 years at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo., where his teams compiled a 228-132 record and won the NAIA championship in 1964.
HIRED: To be head basketball coach at West Virginia University, RAYMOND (Bucky) WATERS, an assistant coach at Duke for six years. He succeeds George King who moved on to Purdue.
HIRED: DAN SPIKA, 34, assistant Minnesota basketball coach, as head coach at North Texas State University.
HIRED: FRANK TRUITT, freshman basketball coach at Ohio State for seven years, as head coach at LSU, replacing Jay McCreary. McCreary, who held the job for eight years, will be retained as associate coach.
NAMED: By Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., to begin coaching its varsity basketball team in the 1966-67 season, K. C. JONES of the Boston Celtics.
DROPPED: From the Davis Cup team for the first American zone match with Canada at Bakersfield, Calif., DENNIS RALSTON, by Captain George MacCall. Ralston, the nation's No. 1-ranked player, walked out on his doubles match at the River Oaks tournament in Houston after losing to Ham Richardson in the singles quarter-finals.
RETIRED: NORMAN W. STRANGE, 72, president of the Australian Lawn Tennis Association. A battle for the job is expected among Charles A. Edwards of Queensland, Justice E. A. Dunphy of Western Australia and Davis Cup Captain Harry Hopman of Victoria.
RETIRED: LEO JOHNSON, 69, track coach at the University of Illinois for 28 years who led Illini teams to 17 Big Ten Titles and three national championships. Twenty-seven of his athletes held NCAA titles, five gained AAU titles and five competed in Olympic Games.