BASKETBALL—After a two-day special draft for the stocking of the NBA's new Seattle and San Diego franchises (each of the 10 established clubs relinquished three men), the annual draft of college players, held in New York City, began its selection of 127 athletes. The top players, picked mostly in the first round, were: JIMMY WALKER, Providence guard (a day earlier he had signed a four-year, estimated $200,000 contract), SONNY DOVE, St. John's center, and BOB LLOYD, Rutgers guard, Detroit; EARL MONROE, Winston-Salem State guard, Baltimore; CLEM HASKINS, Western Kentucky forward, Chicago; RANDY MAHAFFEY, Clemson forward, Los Angeles; WALT FRAZIER, Southern Illinois guard, and KEITH SWAGERTY, University of the Pacific center, New York; TOM WORKMAN, Seattle forward, and BOB VERGA, Duke guard, St. Louis; MEL DANIELS, New Mexico center, Cincinnati; DAVE LATTIN, Texas Western forward, San Francisco; MEL GRAHAM, New York University guard, Boston; CRAIG RAYMOND, Brigham Young center, Philadelphia; AL TUCKER, Oklahoma Baptist forward, Seattle; and PAT RILEY, Kentucky forward, San Diego.
BOWLING—At the 64th American Bowling Congress Tournament in Miami Beach, covering a period of 65 days, BOB STRAMPE of Detroit became the classic all-events champion, while LOUIS MANDRAGONA of Miami won the singles, and NORM MYERS and HARRY SMITH of California the doubles. The Classic team title went to BALANCER GLOVE of Fort Worth. Regular event champions were: GARY LEWIS of Chicago (all-round), FRANK PERRY of Lorain, Ohio (singles), MARK KUGLITSCH and RON WHEELER of Milwaukee (doubles), and PINKY'S BOWL of Milwaukee (team).
Lou Scalia, 24, of Hollywood, Fla. took six straight matches in the double-elimination finals at the ABC Masters championship to beat Bill Johnson, 29, of New Orleans by 19 pins.
BOXING—KARL MILDENBERGER, the 29-year-old European heavyweight champion from West Germany, floored Amos (Big Train) Lincoln of Portland, Ore. twice in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-round nontitle match in Frankfurt, Germany before he knocked him down for good (TKO).
Former World Light-heavyweight Champion HAROLD JOHNSON, 38, who says he's "ready to take on all challengers," started his comeback in New Orleans when he won a 10-round unanimous decision over unranked Hershel Jacobs, 26, of White Plains, N.Y. The bout was only Johnson's fifth since he lost his title to Willie Pastrano in 1963.
In another 10-round unanimous decision, heavyweight-title contender JOE FRAZIER, 23, of Philadelphia remained undefeated after his 16th professional fight as he beat 26-year-old George (Scrap Iron) Johnson in Los Angeles.
GOLF—FRANK BEARD of Louisville won the $115,000 Champions International tournament in Houston by a stroke over Arnold Palmer (page 28).
GYMNASTICS—Louisiana's NORTH WESTERN STATE COLLEGE scored an upset victory in the men's division of the National AAU championships in Natchitoches, La. as SEIITO, a graduate student from Japan, took first in the still rings, third in the floor exercises and fourth in horizontal bars. Southwestern Louisiana finished second, while defending champion Southern Connecticut failed to place. World trampoline and tumbling champion JUDY WILLS won her two specialties and Nancy Smith finished second in both to lead SOUTHERN ILLINOIS to a repeat victory in the women's division. All-round champions were YOSHI HAKASAKI of Seattle and CAROLYN HECKER of Southern Connecticut.
HOCKEY—NHL: TORONTO gained its 11th Stanley Cup and its first since 1964 when the Maple Leafs defeated Montreal 3-1 in the sixth game to take the final playoff series 4-2 (page 61).
HORSE RACING—Darby Dan Farm's PROUD CLARION ($62.20) won the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (page 20).
Hidden Valley Farm's NANCY JR. ($61.80), with John Sellers aboard, streaked to a 1¼ length victory over Gay Sailorette in the 1[1/16]-mile, $60,400 Kentucky Oaks Classic (America's oldest 3-year-old filly stakes) at Churchill Downs with a time of 1:44.
George E. Robb's unbeaten chestnut colt, TUMIGA ($4.80), with Ben Feliciano aboard, became the first 3-year-old in 17 years to win the seven-furlong, $56,600 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct when he gained his sixth straight victory by beating second-choice Our Michael by two lengths.
Trainer Noel Murless and Jockey George Moore gained a rare sweep of the first two classics of the British season at Newmarket, England, as Jim Jiel's English colt ROYAL PALACE won the 2,000 Guineas by a head over France's Taj Dewan, and Bob Boucher's English filly FLEET beat St. Pauli Girl by½ length in the 1,000 Guineas.
David L. Ferguson's 8-year-old roan gelding, LEEDSDON, with Joe Aitcheson Jr. up, took the four-mile Virginia Gold Cup Classic by 25 lengths and became the first horse in the 42-year history of the steeplechase to win three consecutive times.
MOTOR SPORTS—DENNIS HULME of New Zealand, driving a 1966 Repco-Brabham, won his first major international race—the Monaco Grand Prix for Formula I cars—finishing one lap ahead of three-time winner Graham Hill. During the race, Italy's Lorenzo Bandini crashed and was critically burned.
ROWING—Defending champion MARIETTA gained a sweep of the Mid-America Regatta on the Ohio River for the second straight year (page 30). In Boston HARVARD'S eight-oar varsity extended its winning streak to 24 as it took its fourth consecutive Adams Cup.
SOCCER—There was no change in the National Pro Soccer League's Eastern Division standings as the first-place PITTSBURGH PHANTOMS defeated the Baltimore Bays 5-3, the PHILADELPHIA SPARTANS tied Chicago 0-0, and the ATLANTA CHIEFS lost to California 2-1. In the Western Division the ST. LOUIS STARS beat Chicago 2-1 to remain in the lead, while the CALIFORNIA CLIPPERS moved into second with a 2-1 win over Atlanta and the third-place LOS ANGELES TOROS lost to the Toronto Falcons 3-1.
TRACK & FIELD—FORDHAM won its second two-mile relay over Villanova in two weeks when anchorman Jack Fath crossed the finish line at the Quantico (Va.) Games only a foot in front of Wildcat Dave Patrick (both collapsed at the wire from exhaustion). The two teams were timed in 7:29.6. Villanova, however, won the four-mile and distance medley relays. Voted the meet's outstanding athlete for the second time in three years was ED ROBERTS, who took the 100-yard dash (9.7) for the third straight year and anchored the Baltimore Olympic Club's winning invitational mile (3:14.6) and 440-yard (42.0) relay teams.
UCLA beat USC, 83-62, for only the second time in the 33-year history of the dual meet in Los Angeles as the Bruins' 440-yard relay team equaled the world record of 39.6.
VOLLEYBALL—The FRESNO (Calif.) VOLLEYBALL CLUB, in a stunning upset, scored five straight points for a 16-14 victory over the defending champion Sand and Sea Tigers of Santa Monica to gain the men's title at the USVA national championships in Detroit. The women's division was won by the LONG BEACH (Calif.) SHAMROCKS for the 10th time in 11 years. UCLA gained the National Collegiate title, and the Senior Men's (35 and over) Open went to the WEST SIDE CENTER of Los Angeles.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: To replace the late Jim Mackenzie as head football coach at the University of Oklahoma, CHARLES F. FAIRBANKS, 33, an assistant to Mackenzie last season. Fairbanks, a star end at Michigan State (1952-54), previously had served four years as defensive backfield coach at both Houston and Arizona State.
NAMED: To replace Willem (Butch) van Breda Kolff, who resigned as head basketball coach at Princeton last week, PETE CARRIL, 36, captain of van Breda Kolff's first basketball team at Lafayette (1951-52) and last year's basketball coach at Lehigh University.
SIGNED: A $66,000 three-year contract as coach of the Cincinnati Royals, by ED JUCKER, 49, head basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati from 1960-65 (113-28 record and two consecutive NCAA championships).
RESIGNED: After 25 years as baseball coach at the University of Texas, BIBB AUGUST FALK, 68. Falk, a Chicago White Sox outfielder for 12 years (1920-31), led his Longhorn teams to a 476-175 won-lost record, including consecutive NCAA championships in 1949 and 1950 and 20 Southwest Conference titles. He will be succeeded by one of his former students, CLIFFORD GUSTAFSON, 36, whose South San Antonio High School teams have won six state championships in the last nine years.