BOWLING—LES SCHISSLER of Denver rolled games of 208, 193 and 212 in the finals to take the $15,000 men's championship in the All-Star Tournament in St. Louis by 13 pins over Pete Tountas of Tucson. Defending champion and four-time winner Dick Weber was among those eliminated before the semifinals. The $5,000 women's title was won by GLORIA BOUVIA of Portland, Ore., who beat Shirley Garms of Chicago by 42 pins in the finals.
At the 47-day Women's International Bowling Congress Tournament in Rochester, N.Y., CAROL MILLER of Milwaukee became the Division One all-events champion, while GLORIAN PAETH of Port Huron, Mich. won the singles, and ELAINE LIBURDI and JOAN OLESKE of Union City, N.J. the doubles. The Division One team title went to the ORPHANS of Los Angeles. The Division Two titlists were: PAT BEASLEY of Lansing, Mich. (all-events), LILLIAN ROYER of Woodlyn, Pa. (singles), ANN SCHAUER and JULIA NUNGESSER of College Point, N.Y. (doubles), and ENGLISH'S WINDY HILL of Ithaca, N.Y. (team).
BOXING—Undefeated light heavyweight JACK RODGERS, 28, of Uniontown, Pa. won his 23rd bout when he gained a unanimous decision over Former Middleweight Champion Joey Giardello, 36, in a 10-rounder in Pittsburgh.
Heavyweight BUSTER MATHIS scored his 19th straight victory with a fifth-round TKO over Sonny Moore of Dallas in a scheduled 10-rounder in St. Louis. During the fight Mathis sustained mild fractures and contusions of the left hand, disabling him for about eight weeks.
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GOLF—MILLER BARBER, 36, of Shreveport, La. won his second tour tournament in nine years when he shot a birdie on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Gary Player, after finishing with a 72-hole total of 278 in the $66,000 Oklahoma City Open.
HARNESS RACING—Four-year-old ROMEO HANOVER ($2.60) extended his winning streak to 20 and his earnings to $567,263 when George Sholty drove him to a one-and-a-fourth-length victory over runner-up True Duane in the $25,000 Dan Patch Futurity Pace at Yonkers Raceway.
Driven by Billy Haughton, ROMULUS HANOVER ($2.70), the winner of the Messenger Stakes two weeks earlier, led all the way in the one-mile $34,500 Battle of the Brandywine Pace at Wilmington's Brandywine Raceway and beat his stablemate Nardin Byrd, last year's leading money-winning 2-year-old, by one and a quarter lengths.
HORSE RACING—Favored FURL SAIL ($8), Mrs. E.K. Thomas' supplementary entry, won her seventh race (five of them stakes) in nine starts this year when she took the one-mile $68,700 Acorn Stakes—the first leg of New York's Triple Crown for 3-year-old fillies—at Aqueduct by three lengths over Quillo Queen.
LACROSSE—ARMY defeated the Mount Washington Club of Baltimore 13-6 at West Point to become the first college team to beat the perennial club champions two consecutive years.
The touring GREAT BRITAIN-IRELAND team defeated the 1967 U.S. team 10-9 in the finals of the National Women's Championships in Lexington, Mass.
MOTOR SPORTS—JIM PASCHAL, a 41-year-old veteran driver from High Point, N.C., raced his independently-backed Plymouth to a record time of 135.823 mph in winning the $130,285 World 600—the longest and second-richest of all stock-car races—in Charlotte, N.C., by 12 seconds over second-place finisher David Pearson of Spartanburg, S.C.
California's PARNELLI JONES, who drove the controversial turbine car in the Indianapolis 500, won the Yankee 300-mile stock-car race at Indianapolis Raceway in a record time of 98.144 mph, beating Mario Andretti by one mile.
ROWING—PENN's heavyweight eight gained a four-length victory over Cornell in the Madeira Cup Regatta on Cayuga Lake.
SOCCER—GLASGOW CELTIC of Scotland became the first British team to win the European Cup of Champions when the Scots defeated Internazionale Milan, Italy's two-time champion, 2-1 in Lisbon.
NPSL: The PITTSBURGH PHANTOMS (58) lost two in a row, ending their four-game winning streak and cutting their Eastern Division lead to only five points, while the ATLANTA CHIEFS (53), unbeaten in their previous three games, added two more victories when they defeated Toronto 4-1, and, with Player-Coach Phil Woosnam scoring both goals, beat Pittsburgh 2-1. The BALTIMORE BAYS (47), after a scoreless tie with New York and a win over St. Louis, dropped to third, and the PHILADELPHIA SPARTANS (41), with a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles (their fourth straight home-game shutout) and a 7-2 win over Toronto, held fourth. The NEW YORK GENERALS (30) remained in the cellar as they tied Baltimore and ended a six-game winless streak by beating California 3-0. In the Western Division there was no change in the standings. The ST. LOUIS STARS, in the lead with 59 points, lost their first game since opening day to Baltimore 2-0, after a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh; and the LOS ANGELES TOROS, 12 points behind in second, tied one, lost one. The CALIFORNIA CLIPPERS (43) tied one and lost one; the CHICAGO SPURS (38) tied two and the last-place TORONTO FALCONS (22) dropped two games.
USA: The United Soccer Association season finally opened, and 34,965 turned out in Houston to watch the HOUSTON STARS tie the LOS ANGELES WOLVES 1-1, while in New York, TORONTO CITY and the NEW YORK SKYLINERS also tied 1-1 before 21,871. In other games the CLEVELAND STOKERS beat the Washington Whips 2-1, the GOLDEN GATE GALES defeated the Vancouver Royale Canadians 6-1, the DETROIT COUGARS tied the BOSTON SHAMROCK ROVERS 1-1, and the DALLAS TORNADOES beat the Chicago Mustangs 1-0.
TRACK & FIELD—Texas Southern junior JIM HINES scored an upset victory over Nebraska's Charlie Greene, who finished third, and British Commonwealth Champion Harry Jerome (fourth) when he equaled the world-record 10.0 in the 100-meter at the California Relays in Modesto (page 66).
Villanova's DAVE PATRICK, still recovering from a succession of illnesses over the past few months, paced the Wildcats to the team title (37 points to runner-up Maryland's 21) at the IC4A championships in Villanova, Pa. as he outdistanced teammate Frank Murphy by 10 yards in the mile and was clocked in 4:04.9, breaking the meet mark by 1.5. The Wildcats' other winner, ERV HALL, tied the 14.1 high-hurdle record. MARK YOUNG gave Yale two of its three wins with a 47.4 in the 440 and a .46 anchor leg in the mile relay, which barely beat second-place Villanova (both timed in 3:09.7) and third-place Maryland (3:10.1).
VOLLEYBALL—Japan beat the U.S. six straight times for a sweep of the two-day International Women's tournament in Los Angeles (page 30).
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: to Cincinnati, the American Football League's 10th franchise, to begin play in the 1968 season.
FILED: A $1 million-plus damage suit by the San Francisco Warriors against the American Basketball Association's New Orleans franchise, for signing CLYDE LEE, 23, the Warriors' No. 1 draft choice last year, to a $90,000 two-year contract. A similar suit is planned by the Cincinnati Royals against New Orleans, which also acquired BOBBY LOVE, 24, an outstanding rookie guard for the Royals last season.
NAMED: To replace Lionel Purcell as head basketball coach at Seattle University, MORRIS (Bucky) BUCKWALTER, 34, an assistant to Coach jack Gardner at Utah the past eight years.