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A roundup of the sports information of the week

April 24, 1967
April 24, 1967

Table of Contents
April 24, 1967

1,001 Nights
Roar For Roger
Booby Prize
  • The quality of basketball in the pro playoffs was astonishingly high and the courage of injured players called for applause, but puerile behavior by partisan spectators nearly spoiled the whole show

One For The Rocket
Augusta
Maryland Hunt
Badminton
Soccer
Horse Racing
Shipboard Living
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BADMINTON—MRS. JUDY DEVLIN HASHMAN, 31, an American living in England, won every event she entered at the U.S. Open championships in Flint, Mich. when she took her 12th ladies' singles title with an 11-3, 11-5 victory over Canadian champion Sharon Whittaker, then teamed with Rosine Jones of New York City for the doubles and with Scotland's J. R. Sydie for the mixed-doubles championships (page 65). In the men's events ERLAND KOPS of Denmark gained his third U.S. singles championship by beating Suresh Goel of India 15-2, 15-12 and his second doubles title as he teamed with Joe Alston of Pasadena, Calif.

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BASKETBALL—NBA: PHILADELPHIA gained a 2-0 lead in the championship finals by defeating San Francisco 141-135 in overtime and 126-95 (page 28). Earlier in the week Boston lost its chance to win its ninth title in a row when the Celtics dropped the fifth game of the Eastern Division finals 140-116 and were eliminated by the 76ers four games to one. As usual, Wilt Chamberlain dominated the final game with 29 points, 36 rebounds and 13 assists. The Warriors, meanwhile, reached the championships with 123-102 and 112-107 victories over St. Louis to take the Western finals four games to two.

BOXING—Fifth-ranked heavyweight JOE FRAZIER of Philadelphia remained undefeated (15-0) when he knocked out Jeff Davis of Houston in the fifth round of a scheduled 10-rounder in Miami Beach.

Roger Rouse of Anaconda, Mont., the No. 2 light-heavyweight challenger who will fight the winner of next month's Dick Tiger-José Torres championship bout, gained his 13th straight victory with a unanimous 10-round decision over Detroit's Henry Hank in Missoula, Mont.

GOLF—FRANK BEARD of Louisville birdied the last hole of the $100,000 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas for a 72-hole total of 278 to defeat Arnold Palmer, who had closed with 64 (the lowest final round of his career), by one stroke.

HOCKEY—NHL: MONTREAL defeated New York 3-2 and 2-1 in overtime to sweep their Stanley Cup semifinal playoff in four straight games (page 32). In the Toronto-Chicago semifinals the Maple Leafs held a 3-2 lead in the best of seven series. After splitting the first two games Toronto beat Chicago 3-1 as Terry Sawchuk made 36 saves, but the Black Hawks evened the playoff with a 4-3 victory on Eric Nesterenko's third-period goal. The Maple Leafs then won the fifth game 4-2 when Pete Stemkowski broke a 2-2 tie with a goal early in the third period. Sawchuk, who replaced Starter Johnny Bower in the nets after the first period, was again outstanding as he shut out the Hawks over the last two periods.

HORSE RACING—Tartan Stable's second-favored DR. FAGER ($4.60), Manuel Ycaza aboard, gained a half-length victory over Mrs. Edith Bancroft's 2-to-1 favorite Damascus in the $57,800 Gotham mile at Aqueduct (page 74).

Santa Anita Derby winner RUKEN ($9), with Jockey Fernando Alvarez up, beat Successor, last year's 2-year-old champion, by a nose to take the seven-furlong 57,500 Spendthrift Purse, the first major Kentucky Derby prep, at Keeneland.

MOTOR SPORTS—World Drivers' Champion JACK BRABHAM of Australia, after setting a track record for one lap at 107.57 mph in the first heat, took the international spring trophy race at Oulton Park, England in his Formula I Brabham by two lengths over New Zealand teammate Dennis Hulme, also driving a Brabham.

SOCCER—The National Professional Soccer League opened its first season (the rival United Soccer Association does not begin play until May 27) as 45,210 turned out in five cities to watch the BALTIMORE BAYS shut out the Atlanta Chiefs 1-0, the LOS ANGELES TOROS edge the New York Generals 3-2, the CHICAGO SPURS beat the St. Louis Stars 2-1, the PHILADELPHIA SPARTANS shut out the Toronto Falcons 2-0 and the PITTSBURGH PHANTOMS lie the CALIFORNIA CLIPPERS 3-3 (page 68).

SWIMMING—SHERMAN CHAVOOR, coach of the surprising Arden Hills (Calif.) Swim Club, was named to lead the U.S. women's team at the Pan American Games at Winnipeg, Man. this summer as two of his swimmers—SUE PEDERSON, 13, in the 400-yard individual medley (4:37) and DEBBIE MAYER, 14, in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:38.1)—set American marks at the National AAU Women's Indoor Championships in Cleveland. Nonetheless, the Santa Clara Swim Club successfully defended its team title with 136 points, 77 more than runner-up Arden Hills. Other U.S. record breakers in the meet were: double-winner LEE DAVIS of Saratoga, Calif. in the 100-yard (58.4) and 200-yard butterfly (2:07.9); CATIE BALL of Jacksonville, Fla. in the 100-yard breast-stroke (1:06.6); POKEY WATSON of the Santa Clara (Calif.) Swim Club in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.1); PAM KRUSE of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.9); KENDIS MOORE of the Arizona Desert Rats in the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.2); ERIKA BRICKER, of Visalia, Calif. in the 100-yard freestyle (53.3); and the SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB in the 800-and 400-yard freestyle relays (7:53.7 and 3:37.1) and in the 400-yard medley relay (4:05.4).

TRACK & FIELD—Kansas sophomore JIM RYUN, testing his skill at a mile-high altitude for the first time, found no difficulty as he won the mile (4:11.1) and half-mile (1:50.9) at a triangular meet in Albuquerque.

The TEXAS SOUTHERN 440-yard relay learn (Bobby Evans, Clyde Duncan, Lee Smith and Jim Hines) tied the world record with a time of 39.6 seconds in a meet at Grambling (La.) University, while at the Dogwood Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., TENNESSEE STATE'S women's 880-yard relay team (Madeline Render, Diana Wilson, Marcella Daniel and Una Morris) broke the existing American mark by .02 when they were clocked in 1:38.

WRESTLING—Chicago's MAYOR DALEY YOUTH CLUB repeated as the National AAU team champion as LARRY KRISTOFF successfully defended his Greco-Roman and freestyle heavyweight titles, and PAT KELLY was named the meet's outstanding performer for his victory in the freestyle 171.5-pound class in Lincoln, Neb. Greco-Roman titlists in the meet were: DAVE HAZEWINKEL, St. Cloud (Minn.) State (114.5-pound); TOMINO MICHIO, New York Athletic Club (125.5); CHARLES COFFEE, University of Minnesota (138.5); BEN NORTHRUP, San Francisco (154); RUDY WILLIAMS, Michigan Wrestling Club (171.5); the meet's outstanding Greco-Roman wrestler, WAYNE BAUGHMAN, U.S. Air Force (191.5); and GARY STENSLAND, Multnomah Athletic Club (213.5). Freestyle champions were: NORIYUKI SUZUKI. Nippon University (114.5); RICHARD SANDERS, Oregon State (125.5); ROBERT BUZZARD, Michigan WC (138.5); BOB DOUGLAS, Michigan WC (154); WILLIAM HARLOW, Michigan WC (191.5); and HENK SCHENK, U.S. Army (213.5).

MILEPOSTS—UNRECOGNIZED: Jim Ryun's 880-yard world mark of 1:44.9 set last June at the USTFF championships in Terre Haute, Ind., by the International Track & Field Federation because the application inexplicably was not signed by the AAU. The recognized world record for the half mile therefore remains at 1:45.1, set by Peter Snell of New Zealand in 1962.

RESIGNED: JOSEPH W. HEYER, 28, after two years as head basketball coach at La Salle College. Heyer, who had discouraging won-loss records of 10-15 and 14-12 with the Explorers, will continue teaching and coaching at Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia on a full-time basis.

DIED: JOHN B. (Cap) HARALSON, 66, chairman of the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Committee; in Bakersfield, Calif. Haralson, the only man other than Jackie Robinson to earn four varsity letters in one year at UCLA, coached the Kern County Union High School track team to two state championships and nine West Coast relay titles from 1927 to 1945 before joining the Olympic Committee in 1961.