BASKETBALL—NBA: Streaking PHILADELPHIA (45-4) upped its latest string to eight with four more victories and, in the process, pushed its streak of wins at home to 36 and its mark against Western Division teams this season to 27-0. Wilt Chamberlain went on another one of his record-smashing sprees. He demolished his NBA mark of 19 baskets without a miss by tossing in 28 in a row over a three-game span. BOSTON (34-12) remained 9½ games behind in second place with four straight victories, as the Celtics' new team captain, John Havlicek, scored 20 points against the Royals and 33 against the Bullets. Third place NEW YORK (25-26) lost three of four, but two of the Knicks' defeats were by the divisional leaders—119-111 to the 76ers and 123-102 to the Warriors. CINCINNATI'S (19-25) five-game winning streak was ended by the Celtics 119-106, and the Royals split their following two games, while last-place BALTIMORE (12-40) had its best week in a month as the Bullets won three offive. SAN FRANCISCO'S (31-18) lead in the West swelled to 9½ games when the Warriors won two of three and second-place ST. LOUIS (21-27) dropped three of five. Surprising CHICAGO (22-32) bounced from the cellar to third place with a 3-2 week; DETROIT (18-30) slipped to fourth as the Pistons lost three to stretch their winless streak to five; and disappointing LOS ANGELES (18-31) flopped into last place after four defeats in a row.
BOWLING—Left-hander DAVE DAVIS, 24, of Phoenix, Ariz. gained his third PBA tournament title and the $10,000 first prize by beating Ted Hoffman of Philadelphia 227-207 in the finals of the $50,000 Las Vegas Open.
FIGURE SKATING—After trailing two-time winner and Defending Champion Scott Allen by only five-100ths of a point following the compulsory figures at the national championships in Omaha, Neb., 21-year-old GARY VISCONTI of Detroit gained the men's title by a slight margin over Allen with a brilliant routine in the free skating. In the ladies' event 18-year-old World Champion PEGGY FLEMING of Colorado Springs finished first for the fourth year in a row. The senior pairs title went to the defending champions from Seattle, CYNTHIA and RONALD KAUFFMAN, while the dance title was taken by last year's runners-up, LORNA DYER and JOHN CARRELL, of the University of Washington.
FOOTBALL—Babe Parilli threw two touchdown passes to lead the EAST to its first AFL All-Star victory in five attempts over the West 30-23. The EAST also won the NFL All-Star Game 20-10.
January 30, 1967
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS totaled 284 to win the Bing Crosby Invitational by five strokes over Billy Casper (page 16).
HANDBALL—After beating Rumania, the defending champion, in the semifinals of the indoor World Cup, CZECHOSLOVAKIA gained the title with a 14-11 victory over Denmark in the finals.
HOCKEY—NHL: CHICAGO (23-11-6) broke its first-place tie with NEW YORK (20-14-7) and moved five points ahead with two victories and a tie. In a 4-2 win over the Bruins, Doug Mohns performed the hat trick and in a 3-3 tie with the Canadiens, Bobby Hull scored two goals to boost his league-leading total to 28. It was a disastrous week for the high-flying Rangers (page 20), who lost two games and fell out of the lead or a share of it for the first time in six weeks. What's more, the Rangers gave up a total of 13 goals on successive nights against the lowly Bruins and Red Wings for their worst showing this season. Third-place TORONTO (17-15-8), five points behind the Rangers, dropped three games, while MONTREAL (16-17-5) tied one and lost one. DETROIT (16-23-3) finally won its first road game of the season after 19 losses when the Red Wings beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 and followed that with two victories at home. BOSTON (11-23-7), deep in the cellar, won two of three.
In the NHL's 20th All-Star Game at the beginning of the week, MONTREAL embarrassed a squad of league all-stars by shutting them out 3-0.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Frances A. Genter's IN REALITY ($19) won the seven-furlong $34,450 Hibiscus Stakes by two lengths over Reason to Hail as George Widener's 3-5 favorite, Bold Hour, placed eighth in the field of 14 3-year-olds (page 33).
MOTOR SPORTS—Driving a Mini Cooper, RAUNO AALTONEN of Turku, Finland and his British co-driver, HENRY LIDDON, in one of the closest finishes in the 36-year history of the event, gained a 12-point lead over the Lancia Work team to win the Monte Carlo rally. The victory was the Mini Cooper's third in four years.
SKIING—In gaining her first World Cup victory of the year, France's MARIELLE GOITSCHEL, the 1966 world combined champion, broke the course record by 12.23 seconds with a time of 2:12.23 to beat world downhill titleholder Erika Schinegger of Austria by .11 second and win the downhill at the Golden Keys Alpine meet in Schruns, Austria (page 10). The next day, Miss Goitschel took the slalom to finish first in the combined standings. France's Annie Famose was runner-up in both the slalom and combined, while Canadian Nancy Greene placed third in the slalom and combined to hold her big lead in the World Cup standings.
At the Hahnenkamm classic in Kitzb√ºhel, Austria, JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY of France, in winning his second straight downhill race, took 4.71 seconds off the course record by beating Franz Volger of West Germany in 2:11.92. A day later, Killy defeated Bengt Erik Grahn of Sweden in the slalom by 2.21 seconds to become the first skier in the 28-year history of the Hahnenkamm to win the downhill and gain the fastest times in both slalom runs. The double victory—his second in six days—boosted Killy's lead in the World Cup standings to 76 points over runner-up Heini Messener of Austria.
TRACK & FIELD—JIM RYUN of Kansas beat Tom Von Ruden by five yards with a 4:02.6 mile in the Los Angeles Invitational meet (page 14).
At the NAIA meet in Kansas City JIM HINES of Texas Southern tied the 60-yard dash world indoor record, shared by five others, with a time of 5.9 seconds. The team title went to SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY as the Jaguars totaled 102½ points to runner-up Texas Southern's 87.
MILEPOSTS—ADOPTED: By the rules committee of the NCAA because "there have been too many fair catches on kicks from scrimmage," a new rule restricting interior linemen on the kicking team to their positions until the ball is punted. Giving the receiver an additional few seconds presumably will lead to more punt returns in 1967.
APPOINTED: GENE VANCE, 43, the former Illinois Whiz Kid of basketball fame in the 1940s, as his alma mater's athletic director. Vance, who describes himself as the team's defensive star, "because I was the only one of the five who never scored as many as 20 points in a game," succeeds Doug Mills, his former coach.
BANNED: From further competition by the East German Track & Field Association, J√úRGEN MAY, 24, the third-fastest miler ever and holder of the world 1,000-meter record, for accepting money from a West German shoe company at last year's European championships in Budapest.
DROPPED: By a vote of the board of trustees at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, the school's varsity football program, because of lack of interest by the students. The annual $250,000 cost to maintain the program will go toward financing a new recreation-physical education building. George Washington fielded its first football team in 1890 and compiled an overall record of 209-240-34.
NAMED: By the Bowling Writers Association of America as Woman Bowler of the Year, JOY ABEL, 27, of Chicago, the 1966 All-Star champion.
REGAINED: Place-kicker MIKE MERCER, 31, by Buffalo, which had dealt him to Kansas City last fall with an unpublicized option to reclaim him at the end of the season in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice. Mercer became the AFL's top field-goal kicker last season with the Chiefs, making 20 goals out of 26 attempts for a .769 average. He also led the Chiefs in scoring with 93 points.
RESIGNED: After 2½ seasons as general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, ROBERT L. HOWSAM, 48, to become general manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Replacing Howsam in St. Louis will be STAN MUSIAL, 46.
DIED: REECE (GOOSE) TATUM, 45, the world-renowned basketball clown; of a heart seizure in El Paso, Texas. Tatum, who used to say that his goal in life was "to make people laugh," did just that while performing for the Harlem Globetrotters for 13 years, before organizing his own comic basketball team in 1955.
DIED: Former world lightweight and welterweight champion, BARNEY ROSS, 57; of cancer in Chicago. Ross, regarded as one of the ring's toughest champions, was never knocked out in the 81 bouts of his 10-year professional career (1929-38). After earning about $500,000 and a place in boxing's Hall of Fame, he retired at the age of 28 with a record of 74 wins, four defeats and three draws.