A roundup of the sports information of the week

November 06, 1967

BASEBALL—The YOMIURI GIANTS of Tokyo won Japan's World Series for the ninth time, defeating the Hankyu Braves four games to two.

BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON (5-0), the league's only unbeaten team, gained first place in the Eastern Division with three more victories. The Celtics defeated the Hawks 118-104 on Sam Jones's 25 points and Player-Coach Bill Russell's 25 rebounds, the Pistons 128-109 and gave PHILADELPHIA (5-1), half a game behind in second, its first defeat, 104-95, in six games. Before falling to the Celtics, the 76ers had beaten the Pistons 124-102, the Knicks 117-114 and the SuperSonics 132-115 as Hal Greer totaled 97 points. With rookie Earl Monroe scoring 25 points, BALTIMORE (3-2) defeated the Sonics 136-125, and with Monroe and Ray Scott combining for 54 points, the Bullets whacked the Rockets 125-109. The Bullets then dropped a 124-111 game to the Warriors. CINCINNATI (4-3) and DETROIT (3-3) each split four games. In the Royals' victories, they subdued the Sonics 106-94 and wriggled by the Rockets 116-113. Dave Bing scored 31 points to lead the Pistons to a 107-99 victory over the Bulls, while John Tresvant tossed in 25 points as the Pistons handed NEW YORK (1-5) its fifth straight defeat, 111-98. Earlier in the week the Knicks lost to the Hawks and the 76ers. ST. LOUIS (8-1) went 2½ games ahead in the Western Division by edging the Knicks 135-130 when Len Wilkins scored 10 points in overtime. The Hawks' seven-game winning streak ended, however, with a loss to the Celtics, but a new one started with a 116-109 win over the Sonics. LOS ANGELES (4-2) won two in a row, routing the Royals 132-116 and bashing the Bulls 125-117. SAN FRANCISCO (5-4) took three straight games with Nate Thurmond scoring 37 points and grabbing 26 rebounds in a 137-126 win over the Rockets. The last three teams in the division lost every game they played as SEATTLE (1-6) dropped four straight, SAN DIEGO (1-6) three and CHICAGO (0-7) two.

ABA: Eastern Division leader INDIANA (6-1) gained its fifth straight victory, 121-101 over Dallas, before splitting two with Oakland, while second-place PITTSBURGH (3-1), 1½ games back, beat New Jersey 110-107 as former Harlem Globetrotter Connie Hawkins scored 34 points. The Pipers then lost to Minnesota 104-86, beat Denver 91-77 on Hawkins' 29 points and 22 rebounds and defeated Dallas 92-86. NEW JERSEY (2-2) followed its loss to the Pipers with two straight victories—118-100 over Minnesota and 134-131 over Kentucky on Art Heyman's 30 points—and a 126-109 defeat by Denver. KENTUCKY (2-3) beat Minnesota 104-96, Anaheim 128-127 and lost to New Jersey. Last-place MINNESOTA (1-3) dropped three of four. In the Western Division NEW ORLEANS (3-1) won two, 101-97 over Dallas before 600 in Memphis and 104-94 over Houston, while OAKLAND (3-2), DENVER (3-3) and ANAHEIM (1-5) all split two. DALLAS (2-3) lost three of four, and HOUSTON (1-3) dropped both its games.

BOXING—California's JERRY QUARRY gained a 12-round decision over Floyd Patterson in a heavyweight elimination bout in Los Angeles (page 20).

FOOTBALL—AFL: OAKLAND (6-1) took over first place in the West from San Diego (5-1-1) by crushing the Chargers 51-10 on the outstanding play of Daryle Lamonica and Clem Daniels. Lamonica threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Daniels, a 70-yarder to Fred Biletnikoff for another score and ran for two more touchdowns. Daniels also scored on a short run and, with 94 yards rushing, became the first man in the league to gain over 5,000 yards on the ground. KANSAS CITY (4-3) piled up 42 points in the first half as Len Dawson threw three TD passes and Mike Garrett scored twice and the Chiefs whacked last-place Denver (1-7) 52-9. Trailing by 10 points after the first period and by six points at the half, Eastern Division leader NEW YORK (5-1-1) tied Boston (2-5-1) at the end of three quarters on three Jim Turner field goals. The Jets finally beat the Patriots 30-23 when Joe Namath tossed his second TD pass of the day with nine minutes to play. Altogether Namath completed 22 passes for 362 yards. HOUSTON (4-2-1), one game behind in second place, beat bumbling Buffalo (2-5) 10-3 when Quarterback Pete Beathard scored a TD from the one-yard line in the third period.

NFL: NEW YORK (4-3) upset Cleveland (4-3) 38-34 as Fran Tarkenton connected on two touchdown passes to Joe Morrison within a 42-second span in the third quarter. Earlier in the game Tarkenton hit Aaron Thomas with a 32-yard scoring pass and ran for a 15-yard TD. Rookie Don Shy charged 33 yards for a touchdown in the final two minutes and PITTSBURGH (2-5) edged New Orleans (0-7) 14-10. PHILADELPHIA (4-3) surprised Capitol Division leader Dallas (5-2) by scoring all its points in the first half for a 21-14 victory, while Coastal Division leader BALTIMORE (5-0-2), the only undefeated team in either league, beat Washington (2-3-2) 17-13 by scoring 10 points in the final quarter. LOS ANGELES (4-1-2) defeated Chicago (2-5) 28-17 as Halfback Tommy Mason tossed a 51-yard TD pass to Bernie Casey. Quarterback Roman Gabriel accounted for the rest of the scoring with two touchdown passes and a short TD run. DETROIT (3-3-1) upset San Francisco (5-2) 45-3, while Randy Johnson tossed two TD passes and Linebacker Tommy Nobis scored the clinching touchdown with a 41-yard runback of an intercepted pass to lead ATLANTA (1-5-1) to its first victory of the season, 21-20 over Minnesota (1-5-1).

GOLF—Defending Champion JACK NICKLAUS shot a 72-hole total of 270 to take the $100,000 Sahara Invitational in Las Vegas by one stroke over Steve Spray of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The victory, Nicklaus' fifth of the year, boosted his PGA season earnings to a record $188,998.08 and moved him ahead of Arnold Palmer, who dropped to second with $182,915.07.

HOCKEY—NHL: MONTREAL (5-1-2) held onto the Eastern Division lead by tying the Rangers 1-1 and beating the Blues 4-1, while DETROIT (5-2-1) with three staight wins—1-0 over the Blues on Paul Henderson's third-period goal, 8-2 over the Seals and 3-1 over the Flyers moved into second place, one point behind the Canadiens. BOSTON (4-1-1) beat the Kings 2-0 in the Bruins' only game of the week as Gerry Cheevers made 26 saves and John Bucyk scored both goals, and NEW YORK (3-1-3), tied for third with Boston, defeated the Penguins 6-4. The Rangers then drew with the Hawks and the Canadiens. TORONTO (4-3-0) ended a three-game losing streak by handing the Kings their first loss, 4-2, and beating the Seals 5-2, while CHICAGO (1-6-1) extended its winless efforts to seven by dropping a 5-3 game to the Kings and tying the Rangers 2-2, before beating the North Stars 4-2 as Bobby Hull scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season. In the Western Division first-place LOS ANGELES (4-2-2) split four games while PITTSBURGH (3-5-1), three points behind in second, dropped two and won one. PHILADELPHIA (3-3-0) took its third game in a row, 5-2 over the Seals, before losing to the Red Wings, and MINNESOTA (2-3-2) scurried out of a last-place tie to a share of third with the Flyers when Ray Cullen scored the winning goal with 2:14 to go in a 3-2 victory over the Blues. The North Stars then lost to the Black Hawks. CALIFORNIA (2-5-1) dropped four in a row while ST. LOUIS (1-5-2) extended its winless streak to five with three more losses.

HORSE RACING—Mrs. Edith W. Bancroft's DAMASCUS ($2.60) raised his 1967 earnings to a one-year record of $792,941 when he beat Handsome Boy by 4½ lengths in the $106,600 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Aqueduct (page 64).

Straight Deal ($3.60). Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' 5-year-old daughter of Hail to Reason, all but clinched handicap mare honors when Howard Grant rode her to a neck victory over Amerigo Lady, who was later placed third for interference, in the 1‚⅛-mile Spinster Stakes at Keeneland.

Meadow Stable's 2-year-old bay daughter of Bold Ruler, SYRIAN SEA ($6) gained her third stakes victory with a two-length win over stablemate Gay Matelda in the 1[1/16]-mile $109,330 Selima Stakes at Maryland's Laurel Race Course.

With Tommy Walsh up, Mrs. William C. Riker's 10-year-old BAMPTON CASTLE ($3.60) defeated last year's winner, Lumiere, by 17 lengths in the three-mile $55,000 Temple Gwathmey Steeple-chase Handicap at Aqueduct.

MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON of Hueytown, Ala. gained his first major NASCAR victory when he averaged 98.387 mph in a 1967 Ford to take the American 500 in Rockingham, N.C. (page 26).

New Zealander BRUCE McLAREN drove his McLaren-Chevrolet at a record 114.4 mph to beat Texan Jim Hall, in a Chaparral, by four seconds in the $83,000 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix—the fifth race in the Can-Am series. It was McLaren's second straight win in the series and gave him the lead by three points over fellow Kiwi Denis Hulme.

MILEPOSTS—SUPPORTED: By the NCAA, the SEC's suspension of MISSISSIPPI STATE's basketball team from postseason competition through 1969 for recruiting violations.

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