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A roundup of the sports information of the week


BASEBALL—Shozo Doi's run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning of the fifth game of Japan's World Series gave the YOMIURI GIANTS a 3-2 win over the Nankai Hawks and the Series championship 4 games to 1.

BASKETBALL—NBA: CINCINNATI (7-4) took over the lead in the East by winning three straight. BOSTON (5-3) reversed its early slide and beat the Bullets 129-118 and the 76ers 101-91 (page 32), while PHILADELPHIA (4-3) managed a win over the Warriors but lost three others to drop from first to third. Ex-Bullet Walt Bellamy played his first game for last-place NEW YORK (4-6) and scored only 15 points in a 129-114 loss to Baltimore. The Knicks then split their next two games as Bellamy totaled 46 points. Western leader SAN FRANCISCO (6-4) held its half-game lead over LOS ANGELES (6-5) as both teams won two out of four. ST. LOUIS (4-4) beat the Lakers for the first time this season 131-101, but lost two others; DETROIT (4-7) took one game, lost two; and floundering BALTIMORE (4-8) won twice in four tries.

BOXING—ERNIE TERRELL of Chicago defended his WBA heavyweight title with a unanimous decision over Canada's George Chuvalo (page 36).

Eder Jofre of Brazil, who lost his world bantamweight title to Japan's Fighting Harada last May and is now ranked No. 1 among the challengers, fought unranked Manny Elias of Tucson to a draw in a 10-round featherweight bout in Sào Paulo. "If it goes on like this, I think it is time to quit," said Jofre, who tired badly and took heavy punishment during the last three rounds.

FOOTBALL—NFL: BALTIMORE edged Chicago 26-21 for its sixth straight victory and a full share of first place in the West. Green Bay, previously tied with the Colts, lost to DETROIT 12-7 as Bruce Maher intercepted a Paul Hornung pass to set up a 13-yard field goal late in the final period. A double lateral with Viking Center Mick Tingelhoff as the man-in-the-middle scored the final TD in MINNESOTA'S 24-13 win over last-place Los Angeles and kept the Vikings tied with the Lions for third in the West. In the East, first-place CLEVELAND defeated Philadelphia 38-34 when Frank Ryan threw three TD passes and Jimmy Brown scored twice on short runs and caught a 32-yard pass for another TD. Charley Johnson threw 59 yards to Billy Gambrell with 37 seconds left to play and ST. LOUIS beat Pittsburgh 21-17. New York slipped to third as WASHINGTON defeated the Giants for the first time in eight years at Yankee Stadium, 23-7 and DALLAS broke a five-game losing streak by beating San Francisco 39-31.

AFL: Keith Lincoln scored three TDs and passed 34 yards for another as the Western leader, SAN DIEGO, beat last-place Denver 35-21. OAKLAND, second in the West, defeated Houston, second in the East, 33-21 when Dick Wood completed 14 of 26 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns. Charley Warner returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown (just two yards short of the AFL record) as BUFFALO, the leader in the East, beat hapless Boston 23-7. NEW YORK won its second straight game and its first on the road in two years by defeating Kansas City 13-10.

GOLF—Australia's BRUCE DEVLIN finished one stroke ahead of his countryman Peter Thomson, the British Open Champion, in winning the Wills Masters tournament in Sydney with a 286 total. The victory was the first for Devlin since the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Open early in 1964 and also made him the first two-time winner of the Wills.

HARNESS RACING—KERRY WAY ($3.20), driven by Frank Ervin, clinched the 2-year-old trotting championship and set an earning record for juvenile trotting fillies ($116,549) when she beat her stable-mate, Mary Donner, by a head in the $56,643 Westbury Futurity at Roosevelt Raceway.

The 2-year-old colt pacing champion, ROMEO HANOVER ($2.40) guided by Bill Myer, won the $51,643 Roosevelt Futurity at Roosevelt by 1¾ lengths over Clay.

HOCKEY—NHL: MONTREAL (5-2-1) grabbed a share of first place with CHICAGO (5-0-1) by winning two out of three while the Black Hawks won one (9-0 over the Leafs) and tied one. Third-place NEW YORK (3-2-1) had the best record for the week, two wins and a tie. DETROIT (2-4-1) dropped one to the Rangers but walloped the Bruins 8-1, while TORONTO (2-5-1) lost three and tied one. BOSTON (1-5-1) won one, tied one and lost two. Outstanding for the Bruins was 20-year-old rookie Goalie Bernie Parent, who made 40 saves against the Black Hawks in a 2-2 tie and allowed only one goal in a 3-1 win over the Canadiens.

HORSE RACING—By the narrowest margin of victory in her eight-race career—2½ lengths over Lady Pitt—MOCCASIN ($2.60), Claiborne Farm's unbeaten 2-year-old filly, won the 1[1/16]-mile $183,690 Gardenia Stakes at Garden State Park.

New Zealand-bred LIGHT FINGERS (15-1) lunged at Ziema at the wire and won the $69.000 Melbourne Cup at Flemington, the major event of Australia's Thoroughbred racing season, by a short head.

HORSE SHOWS—The U.S. Equestrian team, coached by Bert de Nemethy, piled up 11 victories in 12 international events at the National in New York's Madison Square Garden and finished 158 points ahead of second-place Canada.

MOTOR SPORTS—World land-speed records were broken three times on the Bonneville Salt Flats within four days. First CRAIG BREEDLOVE, in his jet-powered Spirit of America, raised the men's mark to 555.127 mph, and two days later his wife, Lee, averaged 308.56 mph for a new women's record. Finally, ART ARFONS, whose 1964 record was the one broken by Breedlove, regained his top position with runs of 575.724 and 577.386 for an average of 576.553 mph.

TENNIS—With a series score of 3-2 for the Davis Cup Interzone final in Barcelona, SPAIN eliminated India and earned the doubtful privilege of meeting Australia in the Challenge Round in December.

America's ARTHUR ASHE beat the best, Wimbledon Champion Roy Emerson, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win the Queensland singles title in Brisbane.

Nancy Richey of Dallas defeated Norma Baylon of Argentina 6-2, 6-4 for her second straight women's singles title at the Argentine international lawn championships in Buenos Aires.

WATER SKIING—The U.S. failed to win only one event at the world championships in Queensland, Australia—the women's tricks competition, which was taken by Dany Duflot of France. Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Allan of Florida won the women's jump and the overall women's title, Roland Hillier set a world record in the men's slalom when he completed four buoys at 38 mph on a 51-foot rope, Kenneth White won the men's tricks and Larry Penacho, the men's jump titles.

WEIGHT LIFTING—Russia's VLADIMIR KAPLUNOV jerked 370¾ pounds for a lightweight world record, and his teammate, LEONID ZHABOTINSKY, a heavyweight, snatched 380½ for another world mark, but POLAND, with 34 points, edged the U.S.S.R. by two points for the team title at the world championships in Teheran, Iran.

MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To DuQuoin, Ill. for another five years, THE HAMBLETONIAN, the 39-year-old trotting classic.

NAMED: Recipient of the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in baseball, SANDY KOUFAX of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who led the majors in wins (26), innings pitched (336), complete games (27), strikeouts (382, a major league record) and earned run average (2.04), Koufax, the first to win the award twice, also pitched the fourth no-hit game of his career (a perfect game against the Cubs), a major league record. Recalling the traumatic arthritis condition in his left elbow that bothered him all season, Koufax said, "To have this kind of year and win this sort of award after wondering in the spring whether I'd be able to pitch once a week, or at all, just adds up to the most gratifying season I've ever had."

RETIRED: After 16 years of stock-car racing, JUNIOR JOHNSON, 35, winner of 34 NASCAR races and $243,000 in prizes during the last five years. "I want to make it clear that I am not quitting because I am too old to drive or am afraid of high-speed racing," said Johnson. "I have accomplished about everything I had hoped to as a driver. Now I want to relax and enjoy life." Johnson will supervise a racing operation for a Ford Motor Co. team and also serve as an engineering consultant for the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.

RESIGNED: AL LOPEZ, 57, as manager of the Chicago White Sox, after their third second-place finish in a row, to become assistant general manager of the Sox. In 15 years of managing in the major leagues (Cleveland 1951-1956, Chicago 1957-1965), Lopez won two pennants (1954 and 1959) and came in second 10 times. His teams never finished out of the first division.