BASKETBALL—Three players from each established club were picked in the expansion draft by Phoenix and Milwaukee, the two new NBA teams. To PHOENIX went Dick Van Arsdale, Neil Johnson and Emmette Bryant of New York; Gail Goodrich, Dennis Hamilton and John Wetzel of Los Angeles; Dave Schellhase, Craig Spitzer and McCoy McLemore of Chicago; Dick Snyder and Gene Tormohlen of St. Louis; George Wilson of Seattle; Roland West and Stan McKenzie of Baltimore; Bill Melchionni of Philadelphia; Dave Lattin of San Francisco; John Barnhill of San Diego; and Paul Long of Detroit. MILWAUKEE took Wayne Embry, Tom Thacker and John Jones of Boston; Guy Rodgers, Bob Love and Gary Gray of Cincinnati; Len Chappell and George Patterson of Detroit; Jon McGlocklin and Dave Gambee of San Diego; Fred Hetzel and Bob Warlick of San Francisco; Bob Olsen and Bob Weiss of Seattle; John Egan of Baltimore; Jay Miller of St. Louis; Jim Reid and Larry Costello, the Milwaukee coach, of Philadelphia.
GOLF—GEORGE ARCHER, 28, of Gilroy, Calif. won the $100,000 New Orleans Open with a record 13-under-par 72-hole total of 271, finishing two strokes ahead of runner-up Bert Yancey.
HARNESS RACING—CARDINAL KING ($3.80), driven by Billy Myer, won the $50,000 1½-mile National Championship Pace by a head over Frank T. Ace to take all three legs of Yonkers Raceway's international pacing series. Cardigan Bay, the only other horse to sweep the series in its nine-year history, finished fourth.
HOCKEY—NHL: MONTREAL won the Stanley Cup for the third time in four years, taking four straight games from St. Louis (page 76).
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HORSE RACING—CALL ME PRINCE ($6.20) won the one-mile $58,800 Withers at Aqueduct by 2½ lengths over Salerno.
LACROSSE—Undefeated JOHNS HOPKINS gained its ninth victory in a row by swamping Navy 11-3. The loss—Navy's second—knocked the Middies, who held or shared the national title the last eight years, out of the race and left once-tied MARYLAND, a 10-6 winner over Virginia, as the only team with a chance to overtake the Blue Jays. The two meet next Saturday in a game that will decide the national championship. The Long Island Athletic Club lost its first game of the season 12-8 to the MARYLAND LACROSSE CLUB, while MOUNT WASHINGTON beat Philadelphia 12-9.
MOTOR SPORTS—GRAHAM HILL of Great Britain averaged 84.42 mph in a Lotus-Ford to take the Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid by 16 seconds over New Zealand's Denis Hulme, driving a McLaren Ford. The victory by Hill in the second Formula I race of the season gave him the lead for the world driver championship.
David Pearson of Spartanburg, S.C., driving a Ford Torino, won the Rebel 400 stock-car race at Darlington, S.C. with a record average speed of 132.699 mph. Darel Dieringer, in a Plymouth, finished second, less than a lap behind, while Richard Petty of Level Cross, N.C. came in third.
ROWING—HARVARD's varsity eight beat Penn by almost a length to win its fifth straight Eastern Sprint regatta at Lake Quinsigamond in Massachusetts. In the Dad Vail Regatta on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River favored GEORGETOWN took the varsity heavyweight race, defeating runner-up Temple by a few feet as two-time defending champion Marietta finished fifth.
SOCCER—NASL: In the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division, ATLANTA increased its lead over idle NEW YORK to 14 points with a 1-0 shutout of Boston. WASHINGTON moved into third place, three points behind the Generals and four ahead of fourth-place BOSTON, by beating Kansas City 2-1, losing to Detroit 2-1 and tying Cleveland 2-2, while last-place BALTIMORE won its first game of the season, edging Detroit 2-1. CHICAGO tied CLEVELAND for first in the Lakes Division as the Mustangs played three 1-1 ties and the Stockers tied the Whips. DETROIT, with a win and a loss, slipped to third, three points out of the lead, while last-place TORONTO did not play for the second week in a row. In the Western Conference's Gulf Division, HOUSTON moved seven points ahead of runner-up KANSAS CITY by beating the Spurs 1-0. ST. LOUIS tied Chicago and last-place DALLAS was idle. Pepe Fernandez scored three goals and assisted on two others as Pacific Division leader SAN DIEGO walloped Vancouver 5-0. VANCOUVER, with a tie and a loss, climbed into a share of second place with idle OAKLAND, while LOS ANGELES held down the cellar after its tie with the Mustangs.
TRACK & FIELD—Thanks to Lee Evans' anchor legs, SAN JOSE STATE took the 880 and mile relays at the West Coast Relays in Fresno, Calif. (page 71).
VOLLEYBALL—At the National Championships in Portland, Ore., the WESTSIDE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER BLUE of Los Angeles defeated the Outrigger Canoe Club White of Hawaii 15-5, 15-5 for the Men's title, the LONG BEACH (Calif.) SHAMROCKS beat the Renegades Blue of Los Angeles 8-15, 14-12, 16-14 for the Women's championship, SAN DIEGO STATE took Church College of Hawaii 15-5 in the Collegiate Division and the LONG BEACH (Calif.) YMCA won the Seniors' competition 15-7 over the Outrigger Canoe Club Green of Hawaii.
WRESTLING—In the U.S. Olympic freestyle trials at Ames, Iowa, LARRY KRISTOFF of Carbondale, Ill. won the heavyweight division, beating Dale Stearns of Iowa City in a mere 33 seconds. Kristoff was on the 1964 Olympic team, as was BOBBY DOUGLAS of Bridgeport, Ohio, who defeated Tom Huff of Air Force in the 138.5-pound class. Other winners were: DICK SOFMAN of New York, 125.5, SERGIO GONZALES of Los Angeles, 114.5, JASON SMITH of Iowa State, 171.5, TOM PECKHAM of Iowa State, 191.5, JESS LEWIS of Corvallis, Ore., 213.5, and FRED LETT of Ann Arbor, Mich., 154.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To STAN MIKITA, 28, of the Chicago Black Hawks, the Hart Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL for the second year in a row. BOBBY ORR, 20, of the Boston Bruins, gained the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's outstanding defenseman, while his teammate, DEREK SANDERSON, 21, was voted the Calder Memorial Trophy as the rookie of the year.
DENIED: By the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, MUHAMMAD ALI's appeal from his conviction and five-year prison sentence for refusing to be drafted into the armed services.
DISQUALIFIED: As winner of the Kentucky Derby for showing traces of the drug phenylbutazone in postrace tests, DANCER'S IMAGE (page 20).
RESIGNED: TOE BLAKE, 55, coach of the Montreal Canadiens, after 13 years in which his teams won nine league titles and eight Stanley Cups.
RESIGNED: As head basketball coach at Manhattan College after 22 years and a 312-204 won-lost record, KEN NORTON, 54, to spend more time as athletic director. Norton's successor will be JOHN J. POWERS, a former Jasper basketball player who was the school's freshman coach last season.
RETIRED: From the NFL after 15 years and a league record of 182 consecutive games, JIM RINGO, 36, a six-time All-Pro center for the Green Bay Packers from 1953 until 1963, when he was traded to Philadelphia. Ringo missed only one of 278 games, including exhibition and postseason play, during his 15 years.
RETIRED: AVELINO GOMEZ, 39, a Cuban-born jockey who gained six Canadian riding championships and one North American title (1966) in his nine years of competition in the north. Gomez, who found it difficult to get down to riding weight, plans to return to the track as a trainer after buying some horses with the million dollars he earned as a jockey.
DIED: BILL BUNTIN, 26, an All-Big Ten center for three years (1962-65) at the University of Michigan; of an apparent heart attack after a pickup basketball game in Detroit. Buntin played with All-America Cazzie Russell on the Wolverine teams that won two straight Big Ten titles and finished second to UCLA in the 1965 NCAA tournament.
DIED: CRAIG WOOD, 66, the Masters and U.S. Open golf champion in 1941; of a heart attack in Palm Beach, Fla. Wood, who was nicknamed The Blond Bomber because of the length of his tee shots and No. 2 Wood for his string of second-place finishes (often in playoffs) and his preference for the club, was on the pro circuit from the mid '20s until 1945.