BASKETBALL—NBA: PHILADELPHIA won its third play off championship, and its first since 1956, when the 76ers defeated San Francisco 125-122 in the sixth game to take the series 4-2 (page 54).
BOXING—Heavily favored FLASH ELORDE, the world junior lightweight champion from the Philippines, gained a split decision over Fujio Mikami of Tokyo in a 10-round nontitle bout in Honolulu.
Former Heavyweight Champion SONNY LISTON floored San Franciscan Elmer Rush five times before knocking him out in 1:58 of the sixth round of a scheduled 10-rounder in Stockholm.
GOLF—BILL CAMPBELL, 43, a six-time Walker Cup player from Huntington, W. Va., scored one of the most decisive wins in the 67-year history of the North and South Amateur Championships in Pinehurst, N.C. when he defeated his 51-year-old opponent, Billy Hyndman of Huntington Valley, Pa. 10 and 9 in the finals for his fourth tournament title.
May 7, 1967
Puerto Rican JUAN (Chi Chi) RODRIGUEZ shot a final-round, five-under-par 66 for a 72-hole total of 277 to win the $100,000 Texas Open Tournament in San Antonio, by one stroke over Runners-up Bob Goalby of Belleville, Ill. and New Zealand's Bob Charles.
HOCKEY—NHL: TORONTO gained a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven-game Stanley Cup finals by taking two of three from Montreal during the week. After splitting the first two games of the series, the Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 3-2 when Bob Pulford flipped in a goal at 8:26 of the second sudden-death overtime period. Then, with Jean Beliveau and Ralph Backstrom scoring two goals apiece, Montreal tied the playoff at two games all with a 6-2 victory over Toronto. The Leafs regained the lead, however, by defeating the Canadiens 4-1 as Terry Sawchuk made 37 saves.
Chicago Black Hawk Center STAN MIKITA became the first player in NHL history to win three awards in one year when he received the Art Ross (scoring) Trophy, the Hart (most valuable player) Trophy and the Lady Byng (sportsmanship) Trophy. HARRY HOWELL of the Rangers took the Norris Memorial Trophy as best defenseman, and Bobby Orr of the Bruins was chosen the rookie of the year (the Calder Memorial Trophy).
HORSE RACING—Harvey Peltier's 3-year-old bay colt. DIPLOMAT WAY ($25.80), with John Sellers up, took his second race of the year, beating Proud Clarion by 1½ lengths in the 1‚⅛-mile, $31,300 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland (page 41).
With Fernando Alvarez aboard, RUKEN ($2.80), Louis Rowan's Santa Anita Derby winner, scored an easy 2½-length victory over P. L. Grissom's Dr. Isby in the seven-furlong Stepping Stone Purse at Churchill Downs on the track's opening day.
Mountain Dew won his third Maryland Hunt Cup steeplechase (SI, April 24), as Janon Fisher III guided him over the 22 fences on the four-mile Worthington Valley course in 8:44⅗ only 2[2/5] off the 1963 race record set by Jay Trump.
MOTOR SPORTS—Ferraris finished one-two in the 1,000-kilometer Monza (Italy) Endurance Race when LORENZO BANDINI of Italy and CHRIS AMON of New Zealand gained their second victory in three races by beating Italian Ludovico Scarfiotti and Briton Mike Parkes.
ROWING—CORNELL'S heavyweight eight opened its season by taking its sixth successive Goes Cup at Annapolis with a 3½-length victory over Syracuse (Navy finished a few feet farther behind), while on the Charles River in Boston, HARVARD'S eight-oar varsity gained its 23rd consecutive intercollegiate victory (a string dating back to 1963) by winning the Compton Cup. The Crimson crew stroked to a fast 8:37.6 time over the 1¾-mile course and defeated Princeton by three lengths. PENN finished half a length ahead of Yale and six over Columbia to retain the Blackwell Cup at Orchard Beach, N.Y., and BOSTON UNIVERSITY led from start to finish in the race for the Bill Cup in Hanover, N.H., defeating Rutgers and Dartmouth easily. On Seattle's Lake Washington, WASHINGTON beat California by five lengths in the 58th regatta between the two schools.
SOCCER—The PITTSBURGH PHANTOMS (21 points) held the National Pro Soccer League's Eastern Division lead, although losing their only game, while the PHILADELPHIA SPARTANS, who beat New York 2-0, and the BALTIMORE BAYS, who shut out Chicago 2-0 on Hipolito Chilinque's two goals, remained in a tie for second, two points back. The ATLANTA CHIEFS won their first game—3-0 over Los Angeles—and climbed out of the cellar past the NEW YORK GENERALS, who lost one. In the Western Division the first-place ST. LOUIS STARS (31 points) tied Los Angeles 1-1 and beat Pittsburgh 4-1 when Rudolph Kolgl scored three goals. The LOS ANGELES TOROS, nine points behind in second, lost one game and tied another, while the CALIFORNIA CLIPPERS defeated Toronto 2-1 and climbed into third. The CHICAGO SPURS and the TORONTO FALCONS lost one game apiece.
TRACK & FIELD—Kansas sophomore JIM RYUN, celebrating his 20th birthday, turned in his second sub-four-minute mile in two days at the 58th running of the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa when he anchored the KANSAS distance medley relay team with a 3:55.6 mile to lead it to a 9:33.8 world-record time, .2 second under the mark set by UCLA in 1965 (page 26). The day before Ryun had anchored the Jayhawks' winning four-mile relay team in 3:59.1. Another outstanding performer of the meet was Texas A&M's RANDY MATSON, who won the shotput for the fourth straight year with a toss of 68'8½" and the discus for the third time (189'½") to become the Drake Relay's first athlete ever to sweep two events in three successive years. On the West Coast at the Mount San Antonio Relays, TOMMIE SMITH anchored his SAN JOSE STATE team to two runaway victories—the mile relay in 3:09 and the 880-yard relay in 1:24.6.
The Penn Relays in Philadelphia, unveiling a $250,000 Tartan rubberized track, produced 28 meet records as VILLANOVA, with Dave Patrick's 4:04.8-mile anchor leg, broke its year-old mark of 9:46.4 by 6.8 seconds in the distance medley relay, then won the four-mile relay (with Patrick running a 4:10.1 anchor) by 25 yards over Miami of Ohio. The Wildcats, however, failed in their bid for a third victory when Patrick, who had been fighting a bad cold all week, and was stuffed full of antibiotics, fainted at the wire in the two-mile relay and FORD-HAM won by .2 second. The Rams' time—7:21.4—was the world's best this year and 4.7 seconds under Villanova's 1965 meet record. Other meet relay marks were set by RICE in the one-mile relay (3:06.9), FLORIDA A&M in the 440-yard relay (40.6) and TENNESSEE in the sprint medley relay (3:17.8).
MILEPOSTS—ACCEPTED: A scouting position with a group of NFL clubs by ALEX BELL, 51, after seven years as head football coach at Villanova University (35-30). A star end on two undefeated Villanova teams (1937-38), Bell had led the Wildcats to two postseason bowl games.
NAMED: As coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, WILLEM (Butch) VAN BREDA KOLFF, 44, who led Princeton to four Ivy League titles in the five years he was head coach of the Tigers. Van Breda Kolff succeeds FRED SCHAUS, 41, the Lakers' new general manager.
SIGNED: An estimated $500,000, four-year contract with the New York Knicks, by BILL BRADLEY, 23, the former Princeton All-America basketball star who was New York's No. 1 draft choice two years ago. Bradley, a Rhodes scholar at Oxford since then, will join the team next January after he completes his studies in England and serves a six-month tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force.
SIGNED: By Center LEROY ELLIS, 27, another year's contract with the Baltimore Bullets, after being threatened with legal action last week for having signed with the ABA's New York franchise. Ellis' explanation: "I was just a big mixed-up kid."
TRADED: By the Chicago Bears, five-time all-NFL end MIKE DITKA, 28, to the Philadelphia Eagles for Quarterback JACK CONCANNON, 24. Although he was the Eagles' No. 2 draft choice in 1964, Concannon has played only occasionally since. Ditka, the Bears' first draft pick six years ago, spent last season playing out his option and had received $50,000 from the AFL Houston Oilers to sign with them. He plans to keep the money.
RETIRED: NASCAR's "Golden Boy" and alltime money-winner ($370,000), FRED LORENZEN, 33, of Elmhurst, Ill., who announced that he wanted "to quit while I'm ahead."
DIED: JIM MACKENZIE, 37, head football coach at the University of Oklahoma; of a heart attack in Norman, Okla. Mackenzie, a former tackle at the University of Kentucky (1950-52) and assistant coach at Arkansas (1958-65), had succeeded Sooner Coach Gomer Jones in December 1965 and pushed last year's team to a 6-4 season, the best since Bud Wilkinson's 8-2 record in 1963.