BADMINTON—Defending champion MRS. JUDY DEVLIN HASHMAN, who plans to retire from competition after the U.S. Open next month because "it's too strenuous at the age of 31," won her 10th All-England title (the world championship) by defeating cofavorite Noriko Takagi of Japan 5-11, 11-8, 12-10 in the finals in London. The men's title went to ERLAND KOPS of Denmark for the seventh time since 1958, as he easily beat defending champion Tan Aik Huang of Malaysia 15-12, 15-10. In the men's doubles Kops teamed with HENNING BORCH to defeat another Danish team, Sven Andersen and Per Walsoe, 15-8, 15-12, while in the women's doubles Mrs. Hashman and Britain's Janet Brennan lost to IMRE RIETVELD of The Netherlands and MRS. ULLA STRAND of Denmark 11-15, 15-14, 15-18.
BASKETBALL—-NBA: The regular season ended with Eastern Division champion PHILADELPHIA (68-13) setting new NBA marks for victories and percentage (.840), as the 76ers won four and lost one during the last week. Second-place BOSTON (60-21), with three wins in five games, finished eight games behind. The Celtics' record, however, would have been good enough for the title in all but three other seasons, and it was better than that of any Western Division champion in the 21-year history of the NBA. CINCINNATI (39-42) swept all four games it played and took over third place, three games ahead of NEW YORK (36-45), which ended the season with a five-game losing streak. BALTIMORE (20-61), 48 games behind in last place, dropped three of four to finish with the most losses any team has ever had in the Eastern Division. SAN FRANCISCO (44-37), compiling the worst record of any Western Division winner in the past 10 years, split six and came in five games ahead of runner-up ST. LOUIS (39-42), which won three of four. LOS ANGELES (36-45), last year's Western champion, lost three of five to finish third, eight games behind. Surprising CHICAGO (33-48), playing its first season, gained fourth place with two wins in three games, as DETROIT (30-51) dropped five in a row and ended in the cellar, 14 games out of first place.
The Warriors' RICK BARRY scored 2,775 points, the most ever for an NBA forward, and won the scoring title with a 35.6 average, followed by Oscar Robertson of the Royals (30.5). WILT CHAMBERLAIN of the 76ers, who finished third in scoring after winning the title eight straight years, set an alltime field-goal percentage record with a .683 average and also gained the rebound title (1,957). The Royals' ADRIAN SMITH set an NBA mark with a .903 average from the free-throw line, while GUY RODGERS of the Bulls led the league in assists (11.2 average per game).
AAU: NASHVILLE (Tenn.) BUSINESS COLLEGE took its sixth consecutive Women's National Championship by beating third-seeded Raytown, Mo. 47-39 in the finals in Gallup, N. Mex.
March 27, 1967
BOWLING—Twenty-four-year-old MIKE DURBIN of Costa Mesa, Calif. rolled a final game of 200 for a two-pin victory, his first as a professional, over Jimmy Mack of Dover, N.J. in the PBA Tampa Bay (Fla.) Open.
FOOTBALL—At the first combined AFL-NFL draft, held in New York City, 445 college players were selected in 17 rounds. The top players, mostly picked in the first round, were BUBBA SMITH, Michigan State defensive end. Baltimore; CLINT JONES and GENE WASHINGTON, Michigan State halfback and end, Minnesota; GEORGE WEBSTER, Michigan State linebacker, Houston; STEVE SPURRIER, Florida quarterback, and CAS BANASZEK, Northwestern end, San Francisco; HARRY JONES, Arkansas halfback, Philadelphia; LLOYD PHILLIPS, Arkansas tackle, Chicago; BOB GRIESE, Purdue quarterback, Miami; JOHN CHARLES, Purdue defensive back. BOSTON; MEL FARR, UCLA halfback, Detroit; FLOYD LITTLE, Syracuse halfback, Denver; RAY McDONALD, Idaho fullback, Washington; DON HORN, San Diego State quarterback, and BOB HYLAND, Boston College guard, Green Bay; JIM LYNCH, Notre Dame linebacker, Kansas City; and PAUL SEILER, Notre Dame guard, New York Jets.
Tied in with the draft choices were the following major trades; Buffalo Quarterback DARYLE LA-MONICA and Split End GLENN BASS for Oakland Quarterback TOM FLORES and Split End ART POWELL; Buffalo Defensive End TOM DAY for San Diego Fullback KEITH LINCOLN; Los Angeles End MARLIN McKEEVER for Minnesota Halfback TOMMY MASON and End HAL BEDSOLE; San Francisco Flanker BERNIE CASEY, Guard JIM WILSON and Defensive Tackle JIM NORTON for Atlanta's first-round draft choice; Philadelphia Fullback EARL GROS and Guard BRUCE VAN DYKE for Pittsburgh Flanker GARY BALLMAN; and New York Giant Linebacker JERRY HILLEBRAND for St. Louis Running Back BILL TRIPLETT.
GOLF—Thirty-six-year-old DAN SIKES of Jacksonville, Fla. closed with a 73 for a 279 total to take the $100,000 Jacksonville Open by one stroke over 38-year-old Bill Collins.
Defending Champion MARILYN SMITH won the $12,500 Orange Blossom in St. Petersburg, Fla., the LPGA's first tournament of the season, with a 283 total, finishing two strokes ahead of Clifford Ann Creed and Sandra Haynie.
HOCKEY—NHL: League champion CHICAGO (38-15-11) coasted to a 1-1-1 week as Bobby Hull scored three goals to raise his total to 51. It was the third time that Hull had reached 50 goals in one season, and with six games to go he needs only four more to break his NHL mark set last year. TORONTO (28-24-11), with two wins in three games, tied NEW YORK (28-25-11) for second place, while fourth-place MONTREAL (26-25-13). which won two and tied one, was only two points further back. The Rangers, who dropped two of three games, finally broke a nine-game winless streak when they beat the Bruins 3-1. DETROIT (25-35-4) and last-place BOSTON (17-38-10) each were 1-2-0.
College: CORNELL defeated Boston University 4-1 in the NCAA final and became only the third Eastern team to win the title.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Charles F. Parker's ASK THE FARE ($23.60), Donald Holmes up, finished a head in front of Diplomat Way to take the one-and-an-eighth-mile, $54.550 Louisiana Derby for 3-year-olds in New Orleans.
MOTOR SPORTS—GARY NIXON of Baltimore rode his factory Triumph motorcycle to a record 98.277 mph and a 12-second victory over Defending Champion Buddy Elmore in the Daytona 200 AMA National championship.
SKIING—World Cup winner JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY swept all three men's events to lead FRANCE to a winning total of 231 points at the three-day American International Team races in Vail, Colo. (page 18). The day after the team races ended, Killy took the men's giant slalom for the Vail Trophy, while Canada's NANCY GREENE won the women's event.
TRACK & FIELD—MRS. DORIS BROWN, 24, of Seattle, the world's fastest woman miler, took the first Women's International Cross-country Championship (two miles), in Barry, Wales, with a time of 14:28 over a field of 26.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: BOB DEVANEY, 51, to replace W. H. (Tippy) Dye, who resigned three weeks ago, as athletic director at Nebraska. Devaney, the Huskers' head football coach for five years, will become Nebraska's first athletic directorcoach in 20 years.
NAMED: As general manager of the Baltimore Colts to succeed Joe Campanella, who died of a heart attack a month ago, HARRY HULMES, 39, the Colts' publicity director.
RESIGNED: Illinois Head Football Coach PETE ELLIOTT, 40, Head Basketball Coach HARRY COMBES, 52, and Assistant Basketball Coach HOWARD BRAUN, 54, after a Big Ten ruling that the university either fire them or be suspended from the conference because of the coaches' alleged involvement in an illegal athletic fund.