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A roundup of the sports information of the week


BOXING—Unranked Philadelphia welterweight PERCY MANNING (16-3) won a unanimous 10-round decision over ninth-ranked José Stable of New York at the Philadelphia Arena. Stable, whose record is now 26-5-1, had lost a title fight to Welterweight Champion Emile Griffith last April. Fighting on the same card was JOE FRAZIER, the 1964 U.S. Olympic heavyweight champion, who scored a TKO over Ray Staples of Reading, Pa. in 2:06 of the second round. It was Frazier's third straight victory since turning professional.

CHESS—The Capablanca International Chess Tournament in Havana was won by VASSILY SMYSLOV of Russia with 15½ points. Bobby Fischer, who competed by teletype because of the U.S. State Department's restrictions on travel to Cuba, Borislav Ivkov of Yugoslavia and Ewfim Geller of Russia all tied for second with 15 points apiece.

FOOTBALL—NFL: DETROIT and GREEN BAY both remained undefeated (3-0) and tied for first in the Western Division as the Lions edged Washington 14-10 and the Packers beat Chicago 23-14. The Bears actually outgained the Packers 413 yards to 299, making 309 of them in the second half. But Green Bay's 23-0 lead late in the third quarter proved too much to overcome. San Francisco lost its first game and fell into a tie for third with BALTIMORE when the Colts squeezed by the 49ers 27-24 on a field goal by Lou Michaels in the last quarter. Outstanding for the 49ers was Dave Parks, who caught three touchdown passes—53 and 46 yards from John Brodie and 45 yards from John David Crow. MINNESOTA moved into a tie for fifth with Los Angeles by beating the Rams 38-35 when Fred Cox booted a 14-yard field goal late in the final period. In the Eastern Division, CLEVELAND defeated Philadelphia 35-17 as Jimmy Brown scored three times to make it 108 touchdowns in his career, a new NFL record. Don Hutson had held the old mark with 105. Earl Morrall completed 11 of 17 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns for NEW YORK in the Giants' 23-13 victory over winless Pittsburgh.

AFL: First place BUFFALO moved two games ahead in the Eastern Division with its fourth straight victory, 17—12 over Oakland, as Jack Kemp broke a 10-10 third-period tie with a TD pass to Ernie Warlick. John Hadl completed 15 of 26 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns, and Paul Lowe, the league leader in rushing, carried 20 times for 245 yards in pacing SAN DIEGO, the unbeaten leader in the West, to a 31-14 win over Houston. KANSAS CITY climbed into second place largely on the efforts of defensemen Bobby Bell and Willie Mitchell, who both turned interceptions into touchdowns as the Chiefs beat Boston 27-17. DENVER drove 84 yards in the last two minutes and Wendell Hayes scored to defeat New York 16-13.

GOLF—The Canada Cup went to the South African team of GARY PLAYER and HAROLD HENNING, who had a combined score of 571 for 72 holes, eight strokes lower than the host team, Spain (page 69). The American team of Jack Nicklaus and Tony Lema finished in third place with 582. Despite a final-round 74, Player shot a four-round 281 for the individual title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Nicklaus.

For the second time in three years, BRIGITTE VARANGOT of France won the British Women's Amateur Golf Championship, defeating Mrs. Belle Robertson of Scotland 4 and 3 at St. Andrews.

HARNESS RACING—Ralph Baldwin drove RACE TIME ($2.40) to victory in the $50,000 Harness Tracks of America pacing final over Roosevelt Raceway's new all-weather thermoplastic track, in a slow 2:02[4/5] for the mile. Said Baldwin, "The track didn't hurt my horse, but it gave way a little on him and let his feet come back. That cut down on the speed."

Su Mac Lad ($9.60), driven by Stanley Dancer, won the $25,000 Trader Horn Trot at Roosevelt Raceway by a length over Big John to break a 13-race losing streak and bring his record lifetime earnings to $884,755. Dartmouth, the favorite, came in third, another half length back.

HORSE RACING—French-owned SEA BIRD, unbeaten in three classic-distance races this year, took the 1½-mile $287,479 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on the turf at Longchamp in Paris by six lengths over Reliance, another French horse (page 32). Tom Rolfe, the only American entry, finished a remote sixth.

In his first major victory in the handicap division, ROMAN BROTHER ($5.60), ridden by Braulio Baeza, gained the lead with a quarter mile to go and took the $109,600 Woodward at Aqueduct by 10 lengths over Royal Gunner and another length and a half over third-place Malicious. Kelso, who had been the prerace favorite, was scratched because of an injured eye.

George D. Widener's entry, WHAT A TREAT ($6.60) and Steeple Jill, third choice with the bettors, finished first by a nose and second by half a length, respectively, in the $82,200 Beldame Stakes at Aqueduct, leaving Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' Straight Deal in third and Tosmah and Affectionately out of the money.

MOTOR SPORTS—England's GRAHAM HILL, averaging 107.98 mph, won his third straight Grand Prix of the United States at Watkins Glen, by 12.5 seconds over Dan Gurney of the U.S. Driving a BRM, Hill took the lead on the fifth lap, after Jim Clark's Lotus-Climax developed engine trouble, and held it to the end of the 110-lap race.

Art Arfons and his Green Monster, the jet-powered car that holds the world land-speed record, set another world mark on the Bonneville (Utah) Salt Flats—258.62 mph for a quarter mile from a standing start (the average over the final 132 feet). Tom McEwen of Los Angeles set the old mark (210.80) in a piston-engine car.

Arfons' protégée, BETTY SKELTON of Detroit, drove his jet-powered Cyclops to a new world land-speed record for women of 277.62 mph, an average for two runs, at Bonneville. The previous mark of 226.37 mph had been set by Paula Murphy in Walt Arfons' Wingfoot Express.

TENNIS—India defeated Japan 4-1 to win the Eastern Zone Davis Cup final and will next meet Spain to determine Australia's opponent in the Challenge Round in December.

MILEPOSTS—HIRED: ROGER LAURIN, 30, son of Trainer Lucien Laurin, as trainer for Captain Harry F. Guggenheim's Cain Hoy Stable, replacing Woody Stephens. Stephens was recently hired by Mrs. H. C. Phipps and her son, Ogden Phipps, to replace Bill Winfrey, who will retire at the end of the season.

RESIGNED: Wake Forest's hyperexcitable basketball coach, HORACE (Bones) McKINNEY, 46, because "my health...makes it continue." McKinney, whose eight-year record at Wake Forest was 122-94, led the Deacons to the Atlantic Coast Conference title twice and into the ACC finals five straight times. The jack-in-the-box Bones was also the target of a ruling by the ACC that required coaches to remain seated on the bench. To comply, he once strapped himself down with an automobile seat belt.

SEMIRETIRED: Distance Runner BOB SCHUL, 28, because "I've been running for 16 years, and the last four have been very rewarding but extremely grueling, and I'm just tired." Schul, the only American ever to win an Olympic 5,000-meter gold medal (1964), may compete in the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. In the meantime he will finish work for a B.A. at Miami University.

DIED: LOUIS J. (Red) SALMON, 85, fullback on the unbeaten 1903 Notre Dame football team and the first Notre Dame player named to Walter Camp's All-America squad, of a heart attack in Liberty, N.Y.

DIED: DON WATTRICK, 55, executive manager of the Detroit Pistons of the NBA, of a heart attack at his home in Detroit. Before going to work for the Pistons in 1964, Wattrick had been a Detroit sports-caster for 22 years.

DIED: MATCH II, the 7-year-old French Thoroughbred who, in 1962, won the Grand Prix de St. Cloud in France, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in England and the Washington, D.C. International in the U.S. His death, which was attributed to an intestinal ailment, occurred at the Harwood Stud near Newbury, England.