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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—In the 19th successful defense of the America's Cup, the New York Yacht Club's 12-meter CONSTELLATION, steered in turns by Bob Bavier Jr. and Eric Ridder, easily swept four straight races from Britain's Sovereign, Peter Scott at the helm, to retain the 113-year-old trophy, off Newport, R.I. (page 30).

BOXING—In a dull, one-sided nontitle fight in Bogotà, Colombia, World Junior Welterweight Champion EDDIE PERKINS of Chicago gained a unanimous 10-round decision over Mario Rositto of Colombia.

FOOTBALL—NFL: Billy Wade completed 23 of 31 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another, to lead CHICAGO to a 34-28 win over Minnesota (page 20). BALTIMORE totaled 21 points in the first half—two long TD passes by Johnny Unitas to Lenny Moore (52 yards) and to John Mackey (40 yards), plus a four-yard dash by Moore—and held on to defeat Green Bay 21-20. The difference in the score was a missed extra point kick by Paul Hornung, who ran for two of the Packers' touchdowns. Detroit tied Los Angeles 17-17 when Terry Barr scored on a 17-yard TD toss from Earl Morrall in the last quarter. The Lions had led 10-0 early in the second period, but rookie Bill Munson threw two touchdown passes (one a 65-yarder to rookie Bucky Pope), and another rookie, Bruce Gossett, kicked a 44-yard field goal to put the Rams temporarily in the lead. SAN FRANCISCO outlasted Philadelphia 28-24 on the passing of John Brodie (11 completions for 267 yards), the catching of Bernie Casey (six pass receptions for 169 yards) and the running of Mike Lind (three TDs on short plunges). Jim Brown scored a touchdown with 48 seconds left to put Cleveland ahead of St. Louis 33-30. But with only five seconds remaining, Jim Bakken booted a 28-yard field goal, his fourth of the game (Cleveland's Lou Groza also kicked four), and the Cardinals tied the Browns 33-33. Earlier, St. Louis' Charley Johnson tossed three touchdown passes while Cleveland's Frank Ryan threw two (one a 40-yarder to rookie Paul Warfield). New York lost its second game in a row for the first time in four years when PITTSBURGH came from behind in the last period to edge the Giants 27-24. The winning touchdown was set up by Brady Keys's 90-yard return of a punt to the Giants' one-yard line. Ed Brown, who had passed for one TD and run for another, then carried the ball over. New York, which had led 14-0 early in the game played without Y. A. Tittle during the second half (he was hurt in the second quarter). Led by Don Meredith and John Roach, who alternated at quarterback, and Don Perkins, who plunged for two TDs, DALLAS beat Washington 24-18. Cowboy rookie Mel Renfro also scored a touchdown with a 39-yard return of an intercepted pass and set up another with a 46-yard kickoff return.

AFL: BUFFALO, with Cookie Gilchrist running for two touchdowns and Pete Gogolak kicking three field goals, won its second straight game by defeating winless Denver 30-13. Gino Cappelletti booted four field goals plus three extra points, and scored a touchdown on a 17-yard pass from Babe Parilli in leading BOSTON to a 33-28 upset over San Diego. It was the second straight victory for the Patriots and made up somewhat for their 51-10 loss to the Chargers in the AFL title game last season. Rookie Oiler Halfback Sid Blanks gained 129 yards on only six carries while two rookie defensive backs—Pete Jacquess and Benny Nelson—ran intercepted passes back 95 and 45 yards for touchdowns as HOUSTON rolled over Oakland 42-28. Clem Daniels, the league's MVP last season, scored three of the Raiders' TDs, two of them on passes from Cotton Davidson.

GOLF—Former Walker Cup Captain BILL CAMPBELL, 41, an insurance broker from Huntington, W. Va., defeated his longtime golf rival Ed Tutwiler 1 up in the 36-hole final to win the U.S. Amateur championship in Cleveland (page 72).

Jack Nicklaus shot a five-under-par 67 on the final round of the $40,000 Portland Open for a 72-hole total of 275 and victory by three strokes over Ken Venturi in Portland, Ore.

HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY SCOT ($2.30) won his 10th consecutive race this season when Ralph Baldwin drove him to an easy 2½-length victory over Donner Hanover in the $50,000 Harness Tracks of America Final trot at Roosevelt Raceway.

Earlier at Roosevelt, Hambletonian winner AYRES ($2.30) edged Worth Seein by a neck to win the $15,000 Anticipation Trot.

Unbeaten BRET HANOVER ($2.80), Frank Ervin in the sulky, led a field of seven 2-year-olds all the way to win the $52,428 Roosevelt Futurity by 1½ lengths over Gee Lee Hanover at Roosevelt Raceway. "I never had to talk to him or use the whip," said Ervin, his driver-trainer, after the colt had covered the mile in a fast 2:02 3/5 for his 19th straight victory.

HORSE RACING—Tartan Stable's 5-year-old WESTERN WARRIOR ($24.40), under specialist Heliodoro Gustines, hung on for a three-quarter-length triumph over Parka in the $125,000 United Nations Handicap on turf at Atlantic City. Favored Mongo, winner of the race the past two years, finished ninth in the 10-horse field.

Briardale Farm's 3-year-old TOSMAH ($3), ridden by Sammy Boulmetis, finished first by four lengths over Miss Cavandish in the $80,850 Beldame Stakes for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.

Harbor View Farm's 3-year-old IRVKUP ($35.50), Johnny Rotz up, won the $55,600 Jerome Handicap by half a length over Lt. Stevens at Aqueduct. Quadrangle, the Belmont Stakes winner, finished 2½ lengths back in third.

In the biggest upset in 20 runnings of the Del Mar Futurity, Poltex Stable's TERRY'S SECRET ($98.80), Alex Maese in the saddle, won the $104,695, six-furlong race in Del Mar, Calif.

HORSE SHOW—Evaluating national and international competition, the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Committee selected the following team for Tokyo: PRIX DES NATIONS JUMPING—Bill Steinkraus, Noroton, Conn.; Frank Chapot, Wallpack Center, N.J.; Mary Mairs, Pasadena, Calif.; Kathy Kusner, Arlington, Va. DRESSAGE—Princess de la Tour d'Auvergne (the former Patricia Galvin of San Francisco); Jessica Newberry, Au Sable Forks, N.Y.; Karen McIntosh, New York. THREE-DAY—Mike Page, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; Kevin Freeman, Portland, Ore.; Lana duPont, Chesapeake City, Md.; Mike Plumb, Syosset, N.Y.; Bill Haggard, Nashville (one rider will be eliminated).

MODERN PENTATHLON—The four-man U.S. Olympic team will be led by Army Captain JIM MOORE, 29, of Erie, Pa., who compiled 5,002 points in the five grueling pentathlon events (horseback riding, fencing, pistol shooting, swimming, cross-country running) to win the national championship for the second consecutive year, in San Antonio.

TRACK & FIELD—Without even breathing hard at the finish line, GERRY LINDGREN completed a four-mile cross-country race in an amazing 16:54 at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. The Spokane 18-year-old, who will run the 10,000 meters at Tokyo, chopped 37 seconds off the previous course mark of 17:31, set in 1958 by Max Truex of USC.

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: HARRY CRAFT, 49, manager of the Houston Colts since they joined the National League in 1962, by General Manager Paul Richards. He was immediately succeeded by Third Base Coach Luman Harris, an old friend of Richards.

LOST: To the U.S. Olympic boxing team, Heavyweight BUSTER MATHIS of Grand Rapids, who broke a bone in his right hand during a training bout with alternate Joe Frazier of Long Beach, Calif. Frazier replaced Mathis on the team.

DIED: Former Boston Bruin Forward ROBERT T. (Bobby) BAUER, 49, three-time winner of the National Hockey League's Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship, of a heart attack in Kitchener, Ont. Right winger Bauer joined the Bruins in 1937 and skated with fellow Kitchener natives Milt Schmidt (center) and Woody Dumart (left wing) on the formidable "Kraut line," which led the Bruins to the 1939 and 1941 Stanley Cup championships. After serving with the RCAF during the war, Bauer retired as a player in 1947 but he remained active in hockey as coach of the Canadian Olympic teams in 1956 and 1960.