BASKETBALL—NBA: The EAST defeated the West 137-94 in a dull All-Star Game brightened only by the Royals' little guard, Adrian Smith, who scored 24 points in the 26 minutes he played and was named the game's most valuable player. In regularly scheduled action CINCINNATI (30-14) continued to close in on Boston, winning its sixth and seventh in a row and cutting the Celtics' Eastern Division lead to half a game. BOSTON (29-12) split with the 76ers and beat the Lakers for Coach Red Auerbach's 1,000th victory. PHILADELPHIA (26-17) was 1-2 for the week, as Wilt Chamberlain scored 37 points and pulled down 42 rebounds in the 112-100 win over Boston and totaled 41 points in a loss to the Pistons; but he was out with ptomaine poisoning when the Celtics won 137-122 to break the 76ers' four-game win streak over them. Floundering in last place, NEW YORK (14-28) lost two more on the West Coast. In the Western Division, LOS ANGELES (28-21) upped its lead to 4½ games with two wins, one loss. The Lakers lost to the Celtics 114-102 with Jerry West out with an eye injury suffered in the All-Star Game, but with West back they beat the Knicks and the Warriors. BALTIMORE (23-25) won one out of three, SAN FRANCISCO (21-27) split two games and ST. LOUIS (17-26) dropped two out of three. Player-coach Dave DeBusschere scored a career high, 41 points, as DETROIT (13-31) defeated the 76ers 129-111. The Pistons then made it two in a row before losing to the Hawks.
BOWLING—DICK WEBER of St. Louis, the 1965 bowler of the year, defeated Ray Bluth, also of St. Louis, 247-206 to win the $5,000 first prize in the PBA's $35,000 Denver Open. The title was Weber's sixteenth on the PBA tour since 1961.
FOOTBALL—The EAST crushed the West 36-7 for its first NFL pro bowl game win since 1963. In the AFL All-Star Bowl, Jet rookie Joe Namath took over with the ALL-STARS trailing 13-6 at the beginning of the second half and led them to a 30-19 victory over Buffalo.
GOLF—BILLY CASPER, 34, playing in his 14th San Diego Open, shot a last-round 64 for a 16-under-par 268 to defeat Tommy Aaron and Tom Weiskopf by four strokes. It was Casper's first victory in his home-town tournament.
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HOCKEY—CHICAGO (21-12-4) was tied for the lead by MONTREAL (21-11-4) as the Black Hawks lost two games and tied one, while the Canadiens took two and dropped one. In a big game for both teams Montreal defeated Chicago 6-4, despite a hat trick by rookie Ken Hodge. DETROIT (20-12-5) made it six games in a row without a loss by beating the Maple Leafs and tying the Rangers, and climbed to within one point of first place. Johnny Bower, the 41-year-old Maple Leaf goalie, had 40 saves in shutting out the Canadiens 6-0 and broke TORONTO'S (17-14-5) three-game losing streak. The Leafs split their next two games and remained in fourth, only seven points out. NEW YORK (9-20-8) tied the Wings 4-4 and beat the Hawks 6-5, in spite of Bobby Hull's four goals, while BOSTON (7-26-4) dropped two and tied Chicago 1-1.
HORSE RACING—Patrice Jacobs' TURN TO REASON ($15.20), with Bobby Ussery up, edged Meadow Stable's First Family by a neck to win the $61,500 Tropical Park Handicap. A few hours after Hirsch Jacobs (Patrice's father) had listened to Turn to Reason's victory by telephone, his ISLE OF GREECE ($16.20), ridden by Walter Blum, raced to a surprise win by a nose over Terry's Secret in the $58,500 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita.
SKIING—Austria's KARL SCHRANZ earned the combined trophy at the Lauberhorn meet in Wengen, Switzerland, for his course-record win (3:02.76) in the downhill and a fifth place in the special slalom (page 10). GUY PERILLAT of France won the slalom when America's Billy Kidd, who was two seconds ahead after his first run, skidded past the eighth gate from the finish on his second run.
Earlier in the week BILLY KIDD took the overall title in the Adelboden, Switzerland two-day, giant-slalom series when he sped over the 1,650-meter, 54-gate course in 1:49.59 to win the second-day race. France's JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY, who edged Kidd by 1.04 seconds in winning the first race, fell the second day and was disqualified.
In the women's international meet at Grindelwald, France's MARIELLE GOITSCHEL edged Nancy Greene of Canada by 15/100ths of a second to win the special slalom (88.69). Although hindered by thick fog the next day, THERESE OBRECHT, a Swiss girl, won the giant slalom in 1:27.95. Austrian girls swept the top four places in the downhill, however, as CHRISTL HAAS won in 2:07.9, followed by Edith Zimmerman, Erika Schinegger—a 17-year-old who was competing in her first big international race—and Traudl Hecher. Sandra Shell-worth of Boise, Idaho made the best American showing with her third place in the giant slalom but broke her leg when she fell in a practice run after the downhill.
TENNIS—ARTHUR ASHE of Richmond, Va. continued to dominate the Australian circuit as he took his fourth title with a win over John Newcombe 6-4, 6-4, 12-10 in the Tasmanian championships. Australia's JUDY TEGART defeated Carol Graebner of Beachwood, Ohio 8-6, 3-6, 6-2 for the women's title.
TRACK & FIELD—Tennessee A&I's WYOMIA TYUS paced the Motor City's indoor meet in Detroit with a world record 6.7 in a heat of the 60-yard dash and later won the event in 6.9. ANN SMITH of Britain tied the 2:10.5 record in the 880, while her countrymen JOHN WHETTON and Alan Simpson finished one-two in the mile. Whetton's winning time was 4:05.2. JOHN PENNEL of Miami took the pole-vault event with a 16-foot leap and North Carolina Track Club's NORMAN TATE was a surprise winner in the broad jump with 26 feet 3¾ inches, as Ralph Boston finished a poor fourth. John Thomas, who made his first American appearance in over a year, finished third in the high jump, which was won by RICHARD ROSS of Southern University (6 feet 10).
The next night, at the Boston K of C meet, THOMAS came back to beat Ross with a 6-foot-9-inch leap, while Whetton won the mile (4:06.6) again. SIMPSON set a meet record (8:41.6) in the two-mile run, and another Englishman, JOHN COOPER, took the 600 in 1:11.2. Southern University's WILLIE DAVENPORT and GEORGE ANDERSON, who both won their events in Detroit, took the 45-yard high hurdles (5.6) and the 50-yard dash (5.4) respectively. A third Southern runner, THERON LEWIS, won the 440-yard run (48.7).
MILEPOSTS—APPOINTED: Head football coach at Duke, TOM HARP, 38, Cornell's head coach the past five years.
HIRED: Former defensive coach at Georgia Tech JIM CARLEN, 32, as West Virginia University's head football coach.
TAPPED: As head coach by the Los Angeles Rams, GEORGE ALLEN, 43, defensive coach of the Chicago Bears since 1962. Bear Owner George Halas called the move "a flagrant case of tampering" and went to court to keep Allen for the two years remaining on his contract.
PENALIZED: By the NCAA for recruiting, financial assistance to players and out-of-season practice violations, the UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON. The probationary ruling bars Houston's football team from appearing on NCAA telecasts and from playing postseason bowl games for three years.
RETIRED: After nine seasons as a National League umpire, VINNIE SMITH, 49, because of a leg ailment.
RETIRED: PENTTI NIKULA, 25, of Finland, holder of the world indoor pole-vault record (16 feet 8¾ inches) since 1963, because of a chronic shoulder injury.
RESIGNED: WALLY LEMM, 45, head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, after a disappointing 5-9 season. "We wanted a coach who would be with us all the time," said Cardinal President Charles W. Bidwill Jr., who immediately accepted Lemm's resignation. When Lemm was hired four seasons ago it was agreed he could be a six-month coach.
RESIGNED: Former Baseball Commissioner HAPPY CHANDLER, 67, as commissioner of the year-old Continental Football League.
DIED: BILL CARR, 56, winner of two gold medals in the 1932 Olympics, of a heart attack in Tokyo. Carr, who had only competed in relay races at Penn until two months before the Games, set a world mark of 46.2 in the Olympic 400 meters and anchored the record-breaking 1,600-meter relay team.
DIED: Finnish long-distance runner HANNES KOLEHMAINEN, 76, in Helsinki. "Smiling Hannes" became the first of the Flying Finns when he won three gold medals (5,000-meter, 10,000-meter and cross-country) in the 1912 Olympics. He gained another gold medal in 1920 with a win in the Olympic marathon, and in subsequent years broke the world 25,000- and 30,000-meter records.