BOWLING—The classic division all-events title of the American Bowling Congress tournament in St. Paul, the only title that brings a cash prize ($4,000), was won by TOM HENNESSEY of St. Louis, who bowled a 12-game total of 2,549 pins. BOB KENNICUTT took the classic singles with 697, LARRY OAKAR and BILL BEACH the doubles with 1,355 and THELMAL LANES of Louisville the five-man team title with 6,151 for six games.
After 42 days of competition between more than 4,000 teams and 20,000 individuals, the Woman's International Bowling Congress tournament in Portland, Ore. ended with DORIS RUDELL (659) the singles winner. BETTY REMMICK and MARY ANN WHITE (1,263) the doubles winners, DONNA ZIMMERMAN (1,833) the all-events titlist and the BELMONT PRO SHOP of Chicago (2,929) the team champion.
BOXING—In a 10-round unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden, former middleweight champion DICK TIGER of Nigeria defeated Rubin Carter, flooring him twice in the second round and once in the fourth (page 28).
Masahiko (Fighting) Harada, 22, of Japan, who was the flyweight champion of the world for three months when he was 19, won the world's bantamweight title with a 15-round split decision over Eder Jofre of Brazil in Nagoya. The fight was Jofre's eighth title defense since 1961 (all of them had been won by knockouts) and his first loss in 50 fights.
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GOLF—Starting the final round of the $60,000 Memphis Open five strokes behind the leader, Julius Boros, JACK NICKLAUS shot four straight birdies on the 9th through the 12th holes and went on to tie Johnny Pott at the end of regulation play with a 271. Nicklaus then took the title with a par 4 on the first hole of the sudden-death playoff when Pott drove into muddy rough and trees and ended with a bogey.
Mickey Wright, despite a four-over-par 75 in the last round, won the Dallas Civitan tournament, only her second this year.
HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY SCOT ($2.70) took the $25,000 Goldsmith Maid at Roosevelt Raceway, his 40th win in 49 races, by 1¼ lengths over Express Rodney. Su Mac Lad finished third, three-quarters of a length farther back.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' AFFECTIONATELY ($9.80), a 5-year-old mare, beat George D. Widener's Steeple Jill by eight lengths to win the 1‚⅛-mile Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct. For her trainer, Hirsch Jacobs, it was the eighth winner in 21 stakes races run this year at Aqueduct.
The world record of 1:20 for seven furlongs was equaled by NATIVE DIVER ($5.80), Jerry Lambert up, when the 6-year-old horse defeated Viking Spirit by a neck in the $55,300 Los Angeles Handicap at Hollywood Park.
MOTOR SPORTS—A Ferrari driven by Britain's JOHN SURTEES and Italy's LUDOVICO SCARFIOTTI completed the 1,000-km sports-car race at the N√ºrburgring in Germany in a record 6:53:05 (an average speed of 90.46 mph), giving Ferrari its fourth consecutive victory there, also a record. It was the first time the race has been run in less than seven hours.
The longest and richest U.S. stock-car race, the $110,710 World 600 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, was won by FRED LORENZEN of Elmhurst, Ill., the first driver to win the event twice. His Ford took the lead for good on the 225th lap of the 400-lap race and finished three seconds ahead of Earl Balmer in a 1964 Mercury.
ROWING—Three University of WASHINGTON crews swept the collegiate events at the Western sprints regatta in Seattle, beating the Long Beach freshmen by two lengths, the California junior varsity by a length and a surprising University of British Columbia varsity by 9/10 of a second.
TENNIS—DENNIS RALSTON and BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT, the No. 1 man and No. 2 woman nationally, became California singles titleists when Ralston defeated Chuck McKinley 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 and Miss Moffitt beat Rosemary Casals 6-2, 8-6 at the state championships in Palo Alto.
TRACK & FIELD—Setting a new collegiate mark of 52 feet 8¼ inches for the hop, step and jump, CLARENCE ROBINSON led Hugh Hackett's NEW MEXICO University team to the championship of the Western Athletic Conference in Albuquerque (page 66).
Robin Lingle of Missouri ran the fastest college mile of the year (4:00.3) at the Midwest Federation championships in Kansas City, and Kansas' TOM PURMA hurled the javelin 245 feet 3 inches, 15 feet better than his previous best, to beat Big Eight champion Bill Floerke of Kansas State by almost five feet. Scoring in 12 of 16 events and winning five individual titles, MICHIGAN STATE's trackmen won their first Big Ten conference title in Iowa City. The University of OREGON won only three events—KEN MOORE's 3,000-meter steeple-chase in 9:05.2, his three-mile run in 13:45 and NEAL STEINHAUER's 61-foot 6-inch shotput—but still managed to gather 52 points, enough to succeed Southern California as champion of the Pacific Athletic Conference. Oregon State's MORGAN GROTH broke a five-year-old meet record in the 880 with a time of 1:47.5, the best half mile in the nation this season.
Gar Williams of Chicago's Empire Harriers won the national AAU marathon championship in Yonkers, N.Y. in 2 hours 33 minutes 50.6 seconds.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To BOBBY HULL of the Chicago Black Hawks, the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player last season.
AWARDED: The U.S. Naval Academy's Thompson Trophy and its Athletic Association Sword to Quarterback ROGER STAUBACH, the nation's outstanding football player in 1963. Staubach is the fourth midshipman since 1909 (the others were H. M. Martin in 1918, W. A. Ingram in 1919 and Joe Bellino in 1961) to win both awards and the first to win the Thompson Trophy three times.
HIRED: HERB HEFT, New York Mets publicity man since November 1963, as public relations director and assistant to the president of the Baltimore Bullets of the NBA.
PROMOTED: West Point's plebe basketball Coach BOB KNIGHT to the head coaching job, replacing Taylor Locke, who will move to Miami (Ohio) University. Knight played on the 1960 Ohio State NCAA championship team with Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek.
SIGNED: An agreement between Columbia's star Quarterback ARCHIE ROBERTS and the Cleveland Browns of the NFL, which will enable Roberts to attend two years of medical school at Western Reserve in Cleveland before he plays for the Browns in 1967.
TRADED: In an eight-player deal, the Toronto Maple Leafs' ANDY BATHGATE, 32, an 11-year NHL right wing, to Detroit for MARCEL PRONOVOST, 34, a Red Wing defenseman for 15 seasons. Both players made the NHL's All-Star team four times.
TRADED: New York Ranger Goalie MARCEL PAILLE and three other players to Providence of the AHL, for rookie Goalie ED GIACOMIN.
TRADED: Outfielder LEE MAYE of the Milwaukee Braves (.302) to the Houston Astros for right-handed Pitcher KEN JOHNSON (3-2).
RESIGNED: After 27 years as Yale's hockey coach, MURRAY MURDOCH, known during his professional hockey career as Iron Man because of his 600 consecutive games with the New York Rangers between 1926 and 1937. He will become associate business manager of the Yale Athletic Association.
DIED: ERNEST BRANDSTEN, 81, coach of U.S. Olympic swimming and diving teams in the 1924, '28, '32 and '36 Olympics, of a stroke in Sunnyvale, Calif. Brandsten had retired in 1947 after 32 years as swimming and diving coach at Stanford.