BASKETBALL—San Francisco and New York, the last-place teams in the two NBA divisions, split the first four choices in the 1965 draft. The Knicks took Princeton's BILL BRADLEY, a territorial pick, and DAVE STALLWORTH of Wichita, while the Warriors picked FRED HETZEL of Davidson and RICK BARRY of Miami (Fla.), the national scoring champion. Detroit and Los Angeles made territorial choices of BILL BUNTIN of Michigan and GAIL GOODRICH of UCLA, respectively. The other first-round selections were JERRY SLOAN of Evansville by Baltimore, BILL CUNNINGHAM of North Carolina by Philadelphia, JIM WASHINGTON of Villanova by St. Louis. NATE BOWMAN of Wichita by Cincinnati and OLLIE JOHNSON of San Francisco by Boston.
BOATING—The 58-year-old Amorita Cup for the International One-Design class, a major trophy of the Bermuda International Race Week, went to BERMUDA, which won its match against the defending Larchmont, N.Y. Yacht Club in four straight races. ARCHIE HOOPER of Bermuda had three firsts and a second in the best-of-seven series, while the high-scoring American sailor was John Scarborough, a substitute skipper for the Long Island Sound club. LARCHMONT came back, however, and successfully defended the King Edward VII Gold Cup for International One-Designs. Skipper RENE COUDFRT took the first and third races in the best-of-three series, while Richard Aeschliman of Bermuda won the second.
BOXING—Defending his title for the first time since winning it last September, Featherweight Champion VICENTE SALDIVAR of Mexico scored a TKO over challenger Raul Rojas of San Pedro, Calif. in the final round of a 15-round fight in Los Angeles. Referee Tommy Hart stopped the bout with 10 seconds to go and Rojas helpless on the ropes, giving Rojas his first defeat in 25 fights.
Heavyweight JIM BEATTIE celebrated his homecoming to St. Paul, Minn. as a professional, with a second-round knockout of Orvin Veazey of Stamford, Conn. The four-knockdown bout was Beat-tie's 16th win and 15th KO in 18 fights.
May 16, 1965
CHESS—Six-time winner MRS. GISELA KAHN GRESSER of New York took the U.S. Women's Championship, the Lucille Kellner Memorial, with a score of 8-2, by defeating Dr. Helen Weissenstein in the final round of an 11-player round robin. Mrs. Jacqueline Piatigorsky of Los Angeles finished second at 7½-2½.
GOLF—Shooting three straight 70s for a 54-hole 210, KATHY WHITWORTH of San Antonio won the $8,500 Kiwanis tournament in Shreveport, La.
HARNESS RACING—BRET HANOVER ($2.60), undefeated in 24 starts as a 2-year-old and voted Harness Horse of the Year in 1964, made his 3-year-old debut in the $25,000 Cane Futurity Prep at Yonkers Raceway and won by 1¼ lengths over Adios Vic.
A French 7-year-old, OSCAR R. L. ($7.70), driven by his owner-trainer, Henri Levesque, upset the 9-10 favorite, Express Rodney, to win the $50,000 Peter Manning Trot at Yonkers by a length.
HORSE RACING—In the absence of Jacinto who was scratched and then declared out of the Preakness (page 82), NEEDLES' COUNT won the three-horse Preakness Prep exhibition race at Pimlico by five lengths over Deutron.
Front-running FLAG RAISER ($6.20), ridden by Bob Ussery, covered the $60,000 Withers mile at Aqueduct in 1:34⅕ a record for the event, and finished eight lengths ahead of Gallant Lad.
Herbert Allen's TIMELY MOVE ($7.80), Eugene Jacobs up, won the five-furlong $24,500 Youthful Stakes for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct by half a length over Flame Tree. Bandera Beau was third.
MOTOR SPORTS—JUNIOR JOHNSON of Ronda, N.C. drove a 1965 factory Ford to a three-second victory over Darel Dieringer and his 1964 Mercury in the Rebel 300 stock-car race at Darlington (S.C.) International Raceway.
Averaging 94.62 mph in the S.C.C.A.'s 150-mile U.S. Road Racing Championship race in Laguna Seca (Monterey, Calif.), Texan JIM HALL lapped the field in his Chaparral to win easily.
A Ferrari driven by LORENZO BANDINI and NINO VACCARELLA of Italy won the world's oldest automobile road race, the Targa Florio, in Sicily. Their time for the 447.4-mile race was 7 hours, 12.4 seconds, an average speed of 63.7 mph.
ROWING—Wind and choppy waters prevented the HARVARD varsity crew from setting its third straight record of the season; nonetheless, the Crimson defeated Navy and Pennsylvania by five lengths to win the Adams Cup on the Severn River, Annapolis, Md. Using a Pocock standard shell instead of the Swiss St√§mpfli of its earlier races, Harvard rowed most of the 1¾-mile course at a rate of 33 strokes per minute.
TENNIS—The No. 1 player nationally, DENNIS RALSTON, became the first since Jack Kramer to win the southern California men's singles title four times when he took the final match from Arthur Ashe, 8-6, 6-2, in Los Angeles.
TRACK & FIELD—On the second of five throws at the Southwest Conference meet in College Station, Texas, RANDY MATSON of Texas A&M became the first ever to go over 70 feet when he put the shot 70 feet 7 inches. It was 18¼ inches better than his recent, and still pending, record. Despite a pulled ligament in his left knee, Matson's five puts (he scratched on his last throw), were the best series ever: 68 feet 8¾ inches, 70 feet 7 inches, 67 feet 9 inches, 69 feet 3¾ inches and 68 feet 4¾ inches. Four of them exceeded Dallas Long's listed world mark of 67 feet 10 inches. Matson then followed with a discus throw of 199 feet, 7½ inches for a new national collegiate record.
World records by STANFORD in the 440-yard relay (39.7) and OKLAHOMA STATE in the two-mile relay (7:18.3) highlighted the West Coast Relays in Fresno, Calif. LARRY GODFREY of San Diego State ran the second fastest 440-yard hurdles of 1965, winning in 51.2 seconds and setting a Relays record. ULIS WILLIAMS of Arizona State set a meet mark of 0:46.2 in the 440, and GERRY LINDGREN, now a freshman at Washington State, won the two-mile race by more than 150 yards in 8:40.1, a new American freshman mark.
Buddy Edelen, who finished sixth for the U.S. in the Tokyo Olympic marathon, won over a field of 100 starters at an international meet in Krefeld, Germany, in 2:21:00.8.
VOLLEYBALL—Los Angeles' WESTSIDE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER defeated the Tigers of Los Angeles for the National Open title at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb. (page 28).
MILEPOSTS—PLAYED: The longest game in the history of organized baseball, when SPRING FIELD of the Double A Eastern League defeated Elmira 2-1 in 27 innings.
ANNOUNCED: The decision of 7-foot 1-inch New York high school basketball star LEW ALCIN-DOR of Power Memorial to enroll at UCLA in the fall. Alcindor led Power to 71 straight wins and set city records for scoring (2,067) and rebounding (2,002).
APPOINTED: Former American League outfielder BOB CERV, to a three-way job as basketball coach, baseball coach and admissions counselor at the new John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo, Neb. scheduled to open next fall.
HIRED: CARL (Berny) WAGNER as head track coach at Oregon State to succeed Sam Bell, who moves to the University of California. Wagner, head coach at College of San Mateo (Calif.) for three years, had a record of 29 wins in 31 dual meets.
HIRED: By Miami (Ohio) University as freshman basketball coach for the 1965-66 season, TAYLOR LOCKE, head coach the past two years (48-13) al the U.S. Military Academy. Locke is expected to take over as head coach the following year when Dick Shrider, the present coach, will become full-time athletic director.
RESIGNED: Baltimore Bullets' General Manager PAUL HOFFMAN. His job has been offered to Coach BUDDY JEANNETTE, who is thinking it over.
DIED: Former Los Angeles Laker Center JIM KREBS, 29, when hit by a tree he was cutting in Woodland Hills, Calif. Krebs, who was an All-America at SMU in 1957, retired at the end of the 1963-64 season with a seven-year NBA career total of 4,140 points scored, an average of eight points a game.
DIED: LOCKWOOD M. (Woody) PIRIE, a former Chicago department-store executive, who in 1948, sailing Twin Star, won the World Star class title, and in 1952, 1954 and 1955, with Hoot Mon, a 39-foot yawl, won the Lipton Cup, in Miami.