BOATING—The world championship for Lightning class boats, held at the Bay of Naples, was won by THOMAS G. ALLEN of Buffalo, sailing Atom II, for the third straight time. The next five finishers were also U.S. boats.
Norway's CROWN PRINCE HARALD took the U.S. 5.5-meter championship away from defender Ernest Fay of Houston. Sailing Fram III in Oyster Bay, N.Y., the Norwegian prince clinched the title with four consecutive third-place finishes and a seventh.
Brazilian brothers AXEL and ERIK SCHMIDT, 1961 and 1963 World Snipe class champions, sailed Osprey VII in four days of races in waters off Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to win their third straight World Snipe title over entries from 25 countries. Richard and Alan Lewinson of the U.S. came in second in the overall standings.
BOXING—SUGAR RAY ROBINSON scored a TKO over Bill Henderson of Paterson, N.J. in the second round of a bout in Norfolk, Va. after knocking Henderson down twice in the first and once in the second.
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CYCLING—TOM SIMPSON of Great Britain set a record for the world championships of 39.775 kilometers per hour in the road race for professionals at San Sebastian, Spain. The title in the motor-paced race for professionals went to GUILLERMO TIMONER of Spain for the sixth time as he was clocked at an average speed of 71.431 kph. Frenchman JACQUES BOTHEREL took the road race for amateurs in 40.792 kph, beating Jose Manuel Lasa of Spain and Battista Monti of Italy, who was third.
FOOTBALL—NFL: For openers GREEN BAY beat Pittsburgh 41-9 on Quarterback Bart Starr's two touchdown passes and the efforts of its alert defense, which intercepted three passes, recovered one fumble (page 16). Frank Ryan accounted for both CLEVELAND touchdowns in a 17-7 victory over Washington with an 80-yard pass to Walter Roberts and a 35-yarder to Gary Collins. BALTIMORE overcame a slow start (during which two of Johnny Unitas' first four passes were intercepted) and 94° heat to top Minnesota 35-16, as Lenny Moore brought his record for consecutive scoring games to 18 with a plunge from the one-yard line in the second quarter. PHILADELPHIA'S Tim Brown rushed for 50 yards, caught seven passes for another 129 and scored two TDs to lead the Eagles to a 34-27 upset of St Louis. Milt Plum threw scoring passes to Terry Barr (34 yards) and Joe Don Looney (44 yards) as DETROIT shut out Los Angeles 20-0. Superior play by the DALLAS defense, which held the New York offense to minus four yards in the first half, helped the Cowboys gain a 31-2 victory over the Giants, while SAN FRANCISCO shocked Chicago 52-24 as John Brodie tossed four touchdown passes. It was the highest point total for the 49ers in their 16 years in the league.
AFL: Three teams maintained perfect records through the second week of play. Champion BUFFALO, led by Jack Kemp's 20 completions in 49 attempts for 280 yards, beat Denver 30-15. Billy Joe, the fullback obtained from the Broncos in the big trade for Cookie Gilchrist, caught a seven-yard pass and ran it 30 yards to set up a scoring plunge from the two by Kemp. SAN DIEGO's Ken Graham intercepted a pass on the Oakland 43 with seven minutes remaining in the game and returned it to the 18, John Hadl then threw 25 yards to Lance Alworth for the score that gave the Chargers their 17-6 win. HOUSTON also made it two straight by defeating Boston for the first time in league play since 1962, 31-10. George Blanda kept Don Trull warming the Oiler bench for all but three minutes as he threw three scoring passes, and Ode Burrell ran 63 yards for a touchdown with 66 seconds to play. Capitalizing on a fumble by New York's Joe Namath, Len Dawson threw the second of two TD passes to Chris Burford to give KANSAS CITY a 14—10 victory over the Jets and a 1-1 record.
GOLF—A University of Florida senior, BOB MURPHY, 22, won the U.S. Amateur Championship in Tulsa with a 291 for 72 holes, one stroke ahead of 21-year-old Bob Dickson of the University of Oklahoma (page 22).
Jack Nicklaus took first-place money, $6,600, at the Portland (Ore.) Open with four straight subpar rounds to increase his season earnings to $134,045, the most in the history of golf. Nicklaus' total surpassed Arnold Palmer's 1963 earnings by $5,815. His rounds of 69-68-68-68-273 were 15 strokes under on the par-72 Portland Golf Club course, and the victory was his fifth on the tour this season. PGA Champion Dave Marr finished second, three strokes behind.
With rounds of 69 and 66 JOHNNY POTT took the Little Tournament of Golf Champions in Panama City. Fla. by two strokes over Howell Fraser. Pott also won in 1963 but lost in a playoff last year to Tommy Bolt.
HARNESS RACING—Odds-on favorite SPEEDY RODNEY ($3) finished the 1½ miles of the $100,000 United Nations Trot at Yonkers Raceway 1¼ lengths in front of Italy's Elaine Rodney. Su Mac Lad was third, three lengths farther back.
HORSE RACING—The final event of the Arlington Park season, the $128,100 American Derby, was won by TOM ROLFF. ($2.80), Bill Shoemaker up, by 2½ lengths over Royal Gunner (page 62).
Parka ($5.60), a 7-year-old gelding ridden by Walter Blum, defeated runner-up Hill Rise by a neck to win the $125,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City and set a course record of 1:54[2/5] for 1[3/16], mile.
Bold Bidder ($164.20), sold less than a month ago by Mrs. H.C. Phipps to Paul Falkenstein, finished ahead of second-place Cornish Prince by a neck in winning the $59,800 Jerome Handicap at Aqueduct. Slystitch came in third.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACKIE STEWART, a Scot, driving a BRM, won his first Formula I championship race, the 36th Grand Prix of Italy at Monza, after taking the lead on the next to last lap from Graham Hill of Great Britain. Jim Clark, the favorite, was forced out with mechanical difficulty on the 64th lap. The victory placed Stewart third in the championship ranking with 33 points. Clark has already clinched the title (54 points) while Graham Hill is second with 34 points.
SOCCER—INTERNAZIONALE OF MILAN played Independiente of Argentina to a 0-0 tie in their second and final game in Buenos Aires and won its second straight world club soccer championship on total goals. The Milanese had beaten the South Americans 3-0 the week before in Milan.
TENNIS—The dazzling service of ARTHUR ASHE and slightly sub-standard play by Australia's No. 2 man, Fred Stolle, combined to give Ashe a 6-3, 6-4 victory in the finals of the Colonial National Invitation tournament in Fort Worth. The 22-year-old Davis Cup player, who was overlooked in the seeding of the top four, took every one of his four singles matches in two sets. In the doubles Ashe paired with Ham Richardson to beat Stolle and Roy Emerson 3-6, 14-12, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—A strong team from the U.S.S.R. won nine of the 20 events in competition for the first European Track Cup and beat out West Germany for the team title by one point, 86-85, at Stuttgart's Neckar Stadium. Poland finished third with 69 points, followed by East Germany, which also had 69 but fewer victories, and France, which was hampered by an injury to its distance star, Michel Jazy.
At the Women's European Cup championships in Kassel, Germany a week later TAMARA PRESS of the Soviet Union broke her own women's world shotput record by 1¾ inches with a heave of 61 feet.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: A world heavyweight championship fight between MUHAMMAD (formerly Cassius Clay) ALI and FLOYD (formerly Rabbit) PATTERSON to be held November 22 in Las Vegas' Convention Center. The NBA version of the championship will be held in Toronto a few weeks earlier between Ernie Terrell and George Chuvalo.
HIRED: By the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL as an assistant coach, BOBBY LAYNE, the former NFL star quarterback who quit the same job with the Pittsburgh Steelers two days after the resignation of Head Coach Buddy Parker was announced.
MARRIED: BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT, 21, the second-ranked American woman tennis player, to Larry William King. 20, a California State College prelaw student, in Long Beach, Calif.
LOST: To the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. the services of 7-foot Center REGGIE HARDING, who was suspended by the league after his arrest by the Detroit police in a raid on an after-hours club.
SOLD: The Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA to JACK KENT COOKE of Beverly Hills. Calif. for $5,175,000 by Robert Short of Minneapolis, from whence the Lakers moved in 1960.