BASEBALL—Tokyo's YOMIURI GIANTS, the Central League pennant winners, shut out Osaka's Nankai Hawks, champions of the Pacific League, 4-0 in the sixth game to win the Japanese World Series four games to two. It was the Giants' eighth series win since 1950. A few days later the Giants lost to the touring Los Angeles Dodgers 16-5 as the Dodgers got 21 hits—four more than they made in their four-game World Series loss to the Orioles. In the next game, however, the Dodgers got only three hits and were shut out 5-0 by the Giants.
BASKETBALL—NBA: Surprising CHICAGO (4-2) won three of five games, including two from the Lakers, and held the lead in the West, while ST. LOUIS (2-2) won two of three. SAN FRANCISCO (page 56), tied for third with a 2-3 record, split two games with both the bulls and the Pistons; DETROIT (2-3) dropped two of three after defeating the Royals 114-112; and LOS ANGELES (1-3), still missing Jerry West, lost three. In the East, BOSTON (3-0) and PHILADELPHIA (3-0) shared the lead as the Celtics defeated the Bullets 111-91 and the Knicks 126-97, while the 76ers beat the Hawks 119-110 and the Bullets 141-112. NEW YORK (3-2) was three and one for the week and took over third place. Disappointing CINCINNATI (1-2) lost two and BALTIMORE (0-4), in the cellar, went winless in three games.
BOXING—In Mexico City, the World Boxing Council, an organization formed to resist the World Boxing Association, declared Cuban Sugar Ramos the world lightweight champion, reversing Referee Billy Conn, who had ruled Defending Champion Carlos Ortiz of New York winner by a TKO in the fifth round. A riot ensued (page 26), and Ortiz and his manager, Bill Daly, refused to accept the reversed decision. So did the WBA, which declared that Ortiz is still the lightweight champion.
Manila's FLASH ELORDE defended his world junior lightweight championship by winning a 15-round split decision from Vicente Derado of Argentina in Quezon City, Philippines.
October 31, 1966
New Yorker JOHNNY PERSOL, 21½ pounds lighter and three inches shorter than his opponent. Amos (Big Train) Lincoln of Los Angeles., outboxed and outslugged Lincoln to gain a unanimous decision in their 10-rounder in Madison Square Garden.
FOOTBALL—NFL: GREEN BAY (page 20), winner of six of seven games, held its lead in the West with a 56-3 romp over hapless Atlanta (0-7), while BALTIMORE (4-2) beat Minnesota (1-4-1) 20-17 and climbed into second as Los Angeles (4-3) lost to CHICAGO (3-3) 17-10. In the East, second-place Dallas (4-1-1) dropped its first game when CLEVELAND (4-2), boosted by Defensive Back Ross Fichtner's three interceptions, defeated the Cowboys 30-21. The Browns, in third, picked up a game on both the Cowboys and first-place St. Louis (5-1-1) as the previously undefeated Cardinals were upset by WASHINGTON (4-3) 26-20. In other games, PHILADELPHIA (4-3) crushed New York (1-5-1) 31-3 and SAN FRANCISCO (3-2) edged Detroit (2-5) 27-24.
AFL: Hewritt Dixon scored a one-yard TD with two seconds remaining to give OAKLAND (4-3) a 24-21 upset win over Eastern Division leader New York (4-2-1), and rejuvenated MIAMI (2-5), winless until a week ago, defeated Houston (3-4) 20-13. Sin Diego (4-2-1) lost its lead in the West to KANSAS CITY (5-2), which smashed Denver (1-6) 56-10 while the Chargers were losing to BOSTON (3-2-1) 35-17.
GOLF—The U.S. won the team championship by nine strokes over Canada (580-589) at the women's world amateur in Mexico City, but Canadian Mrs. Marlene Streit gained individual honors with a 72-hole total of 289.
The U.S. Women's Open champion, SANDRA SPUZICH, and JACK RULE, an Iowa pro, shot a 12-under-par 276 to win the Haig Scotch mixed tournament in Carlsbad, Calif. by one stroke over Jim Ferree and Judy Torluemke.
GREYHOUND RACING—GOLDEN IN, owned by Larry Nave of St. Petersburg, Fla., took the $25,000 American Greyhound Derby at Taunton, Mass. by 2½ lengths over Early Timer as a crowd of 12,423 bet a Derby record of $79,410.
HARNESS RACING—M. Henri Levesque's 5-year-old mare ROQUEPINE ($4.80), the French favorite driven by Jean-René Gougeon, defeated Speedy Rodney, the American defender, by three-quarters of a length to take the $50,000 winner's purse in the United Nations Trot at Yonkers. Speedy Rodney was disqualified and placed fourth for breaking stride near the finish; Earl Laird and Short Stop moved up to second and third.
HOCKEY—NHL: CHICAGO scored 17 goals in winning three games as the 50th NHL season opened, the last before the expansion to 12 teams next year. MONTREAL's Stanley Cup champions beat the Bruins twice, and NEW YORK lost, tied and then won its first game, 1-0 over the Maple Leafs on Goalie Ed Giacomin's first NHL shutout. BOSTON beat the Red Wings 6-2, then dropped two in a row; TORONTO lost one and tied one: DETROIT lost all three games it played, including two straight to the Black Hawks, as the Red Wings' durable Gordie Howe, 38, began his 21st season, an NHL record.
HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps's BUCKPASSER ($2.40), ridden by Braulio Baeza, won his 11th straight race when he took the $54,600 Lawrence Realization at Aqueduct by 2½ lengths over George D. Widener's Ring Twice. The victory, worth $35,490, raised Buckpasser's earnings for 1966 to $578,953 and his career total to $1,147,049, making him the fifth richest winner in Thoroughbred history.
Favored 3-year-old ASSAGAI ($5.80), with Larry Adams up, took Aqueduct's $112,100 Man o' War Stakes, a 1‚Öù-mile turf race, by three-quarters of a length over Gallup Poll and earned $72,865 for his owner, Charles W. Engelhard. The same day in Doncaster, England, another Engelhard colt, 2-year-old RIBOCCO. scored a three-quarters of a length win over Starr Halo in the Observer Gold Cup and gained the $56,366 winner's purse, giving Owner Engelhard a $129,231 total bonanza.
Meadow Stable's 2-year-old filly PEPPERWOOD ($25.60), ridden by Bobby Ussery, earned a blanket of 200 white gardenias and the winner's share of $117,612 when she took the Gardenia Stakes at Garden State Park by a head over C. V. Whitney's Fish House.
HORSE SHOW—The U.S., with a victory in the Prix des Nations, won the international team title by 22 points over Canada at the Pennsylvania National in Harrisburg, Pa. Canadian MOFFAT DUNLAP, a 25-year-old insurance salesman from Toronto. Canada, took the individual championship when he scored 24 points to Mrs. Frank Chapot's 22.
INTERNATIONAL SPORT—The U.S. won more medals than anyone at the 27-nation Little Olympics in Mexico City, but team members had difficulty with the rarefied air and the lack of organization by their hosts (page 30).
MOTOR SPORTS—JOHN SURTEES of England drove his Cooper-Maserati to victory in the Mexican Grand Prix, beating World Champion Jack Brabham by five seconds.
Mario Andretti clinched his second straight U.S. Auto Club National Driving Championship when he finished 10th in the Golden State 100 in Sacramento.
WEIGHTLIFTING—RUSSIA won the team title by 10 points over Poland as Leonid Zhabotinski took the heavyweight championship to give the U.S.S.R. five gold medals in the seven events at the world championships in East Berlin.
MILEPOSTS—TRADED: By the Denver Broncos, suspended Fullback COOKIE GILCHRIST, 31, to the Miami Dolphins, for No. 3 and 5 draft choices. Also joining the Dolphins was 27-year-old Earl Faison, a four-time All-AFL defensive end, after he was placed on waivers by the San Diego Chargers.
DIED: King Ranch's 3-year-old BUFFLE, winner of the Suburban Handicap and the New Hampshire Sweeps; of an undetermined cause, in New York.
DIED: MRS. ELIZABETH N. GRAHAM, 81, who, under the name of Elizabeth Arden, built a billion-dollar cosmetics business, and who, under her own name, owned one of the country's leading Thoroughbred racing stables; of a heart attack, in New York. Mrs. Graham only liked handsome horses, referred to them as "my darlings," and had music piped into their stalls. Carrying her Maine Chance Farm's pink, blue, and white colors were such fine Thoroughbreds as 1947 Derby Winner Jet Pilot and Gun Bow.