BOXING—Light Heavyweight Champion DICK TIGER of Nigeria retained his world crown at Madison Square Garden when he gained a split decision over favored José Torres. The fight was followed by a 20-minute barrage of bottles from the balcony—the third riot in 21 months at fights held in the Garden.
World Welterweight Champion CURTIS COKES of Dallas successfully defended his title with a TKO over Fran√ßois Pavilla in the 10th round of a scheduled 15-rounder in Dallas.
GAELIC FOOTBALL—The NEW YORK ALL-STARS defeated their opponents from County Galway, Ireland 14-9, 15-10 to clinch the National League championship—the two-game World Series of Gaelic football—in New York City.
GOLF—The U.S. defeated Britain 13-7 to retain the Walker Cup in Sandwich, England (page 59).
May 28, 1967
Dave Stockton of San Bernardino, Calif. shot a final-round 73 for a 72-hole total of 278 to win the $115,000 Colonial National Invitation Tournament in Fort Worth by two strokes over Charles Coody of Fort Worth. Remarkable Ben Hogan, 54, finished third, one stroke farther back.
HARNESS RACING—ROMEO HANOVER ($2.20), aiming to succeed Bret Hanover as Harness Horse of the Year, gained his 19th straight win and his 32nd in 36 starts when George Sholty drove him to a length victory over Silent Byrd in the 1[1/16]-mile $91,664 Realization Pace at Roosevelt Raceway.
HORSE RACING—With Willie Shoemaker up, DAMASCUS ($5.60), Mrs. Edith W. Bancroft's Kentucky Derby third-place finisher, raced to a 2-length victory over In Reality in the 1[3/16]-mile $194,000 Preakness at Pimlico—the second leg in the Triple Crown for the 3-year-olds (page 26).
Argentina's unbeaten champion FORLI ($2.80), with Willie Shoemaker aboard, made his North American debut a success as he raced to an easy three-length victory over Arksroni in the $20,000 Coronado Stakes at Hollywood Park (page 70). His time of 1:41[1/5] for the 1[1/16]-mile turf course broke the track record by [1/5] second.
LACROSSE—The UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND threw the national title into a three-way tie (Navy, Johns Hopkins and Maryland) when the Terrapins defeated unbeaten Johns Hopkins 9-5 in College Park, Md.
MOTOR SPORTS—MARK DONOHUE of Stony Brook, N.Y. drove his Lola Chevrolet to an easy four-lap victory over Masten Gregory for the Vanderbilt Cup—the 200-mile U.S. road-racing championship—in Bridgehampton, N.Y.
The 31st spot out of 33 in the Indy 500 starting line went to GRAHAM HILL (at 163.317 mph), the 1966 winner.
SOCCER—NPSL: The PITTSBURGH PHANTOMS (56) won two in a row to stretch their winning streak to four games and their Eastern Division lead to 20 points. In a 5-3 win over New York, Cees Groot booted in two goals and had two assists, while in a 3-1 victory over Chicago, Ronnie Cocks became the second player in the league to score the hat trick. The BALTIMORE BAYS, who beat Philadelphia 3-2, and the ATLANTA CHIEFS, who tied New York 2-2, were tied for second with 36 points apiece, while the PHILADELPHIA SPARTANS (25 points) were fourth and the NEW YORK GENERALS (18) last. In the Western Division the ST. LOUIS STARS (50) held first place by seven points after a scoreless tie with Toronto. In the battle for second the LOS ANGELES TOROS (43) moved ahead of the CALIFORNIA CLIPPERS (39) by beating them 2-0. The fourth-place CHICAGO SPURS (30) lost one and tied the Toros 1-1, while the last-place TORONTO FALCONS (19) tied one.
TENNIS—The Australians dominated the Italian championships in Rome as LESLEY TURNER completed a rare triple by taking the women's singles from Brazil's Maria Bueno 6-3, 6-3 and then teamed with Rosemary Casals of San Francisco for the doubles title and with Bill Bowery of Australia for the mixed doubles. In the men's events Aussie MARTY MULLIGAN upset top-seeded Tony Roche, also of Australia, 6-3, 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 for his third singles title.
TRACK & FIELD—San Jose State's TOMMIE SMITH raced to two world records in his last collegiate home appearance at Spartan Field as he out-distanced teammate Lee Evans by five yards in the 440-yard dash and was clocked in 44.8, breaking Adolph Plummer's 1963 mark by .1 second. Along the way Smith cut Otis Davis' 400-meter record, set in 1960, by .4 second with a 44.5 (page 22).
Iowa scored in 12 of 18 events to win its second Big Ten outdoor championship, upsetting runner-up Michigan State 52½ points to 49 as the Hawkeye mile-relay team raced to a meet record 3:08.7 in Iowa City. In another big upset OREGON finished one, two, three in both the mile and half mile and placed first in two other events to pile up 129 points to runner-up Southern California's 107, while favored UCLA came in third with 87 in the Pacific Eight Conference meet in Eugene, Ore. At the Big Eight championships in Norman, Okla. Nebraska's CHARLIE GREENE broke his own meet record in the 220, took the 100 and ran legs on the winning 440 and mile-relay teams to gain the Schulte Award for an unprecedented third straight time.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: By the Minnesota Muskies of the new American Basketball League, the St. Louis Hawks' LOU HUDSON, 22, who led the team with an 18.4-point average as a rookie last season. Also lured away from the NBA was WAYNE HIGHTOWER, 27, of the Detroit Pistons.
SIGNED: A three-year contract as general manager and coach of the American Basketball League's Oakland franchise, BRUCE HALE, 49, who resigned as head basketball coach at Miami University after 12 seasons (205-101). Named to succeed Hale was one of his former players, RON GODFREY, 28.
TRADED: In a last-minute deal before NHL rosters were frozen for the draft, Boston Bruin high-scoring Center MURRAY OLIVER, 29, for Toronto Maple Leaf Left Wing EDDIE SHACK, 30. The day before, in a three-for-three exchange, the Bruins acquired Chicago Black Hawk Center Phil Esposito, 25, Forward KEN HODGE, 22, and Forward FRED STANFIELD, 23, for Defenseman GILLES MAROTTE, 21, Forward HUBERT (Pit) MARTIN, 23, and minor league Goalie JACK NORRIS, 24.
RESIGNED: ALVIN L. WEIL, 58, president of Roosevelt Raceway since 1961. Mr. Weil was replaced by the track's chairman of the board, George Morton Levy, 78, who, with Weil and Robert G. Johnson, had founded the raceway in 1940.
RETIRED: KEN CHURCH, 37, of Arcadia, Calif., after 1,925 wins in 14,102 starts as one of the nation's leading jockeys for nearly 20 years.
RETIRED: HAROLD BRADLEY, 55, head basketball coach at the University of Texas, who in eight years (the second longest tenure for a basketball coach in the school's history) led his teams to three conference championships and an overall record of 125 wins, 73 losses. Named to succeed Bradley was LEON BLACK, 35, Bradley's assistant for the past three seasons.
DIED: DAN PARKER, 73, sports editor and columnist for the New York Daily Mirror from 1926 until the paper was discontinued in 1963; of cancer, in New York. Called "the most constantly brilliant of all sportswriters" by Damon Runyon, Parker won many awards and a lot of brickbats—the latter from crooks and corrupters of sport, who suffered his unrelenting displeasure. Kindly and unassuming in person, he was a tiger at the typewriter.