BASKETBALL—NBA: Wilt Chamberlain's record string of field goals without a miss reached 35 (three over his old mark) as PHILADELPHIA (61-11) won four games and lost one—to the Bulls 129-122. BOSTON (54-17), 6½ games behind in second place, took four to run its latest winning streak to eight, while NEW YORK (36-40) dropped three of five (both wins were over the Warriors); CINCINNATI (33-41), two games behind the Knicks, also lost three of five; and BALTIMORE (19-55) was 1-2. SAN FRANCISCO (41-32), 1-4 for the week, broke a five-game losing streak with a 111-102 victory over the Knicks. ST. LOUIS (33-40) and LOS ANGELES (32-40), separated by half a game, both split four; DETROIT (28-44) dropped four of five, and CHICAGO (28-45) won three, lost one.
FIGURE SKATING—PEGGY FLEMING of Colorado Springs. Colo. gained her second straight women's title for the U.S.'s only gold medal in the 1967 World Championships in Vienna, Austria (page 24).
GOLF—DOUG SANDERS of Cedartown, Ga. took the $100,000 Doral Open in Miami with a 275 total (page 22).
HOCKEY—NHL: With six goals, including his 20th lifetime hat trick. Bobby Hull raised his season total to 46 as CHICAGO (35-14-9) won three games and lost one. The loss—to the Maple Leafs 3-0—was only the Black Hawks' third in 22 games. Second-place NEW YORK (27-22-9) lost two, tied one and fell 16 points behind, while TORONTO (25-22-10). 1-1-1 for the week, held third, three points behind the Rangers. In the win over the Black Hawks. Terry Sawchuk gained his second successive shutout and his 100th (a league record) in his 17-year career. The next night, however, Toronto's 10-game unbeaten streak was snapped when Chicago beat the Leafs 5-2. MONTREAL (24-24-10) won two and tied one, while DETROIT (23-32-4) split two games. In one of the most dramatic endings to a game this season. BOSTON'S (15-35-10) outstanding rookie. Bobby Orr, slammed a 60-foot screen shot into the nets with only three seconds remaining to tie the Rangers 4-4. The Bruins lost their other two games.
HORSE RACING—RUKEN ($9.40), with Fernando Alvarez up. defeated Tumble Wind by 1½ lengths in the 1 1/8-mile $139,900 Santa Anita Derby, while in another nine-furlong race for 3-year-olds, REFLECTED GLORY ($4.80) gained a 3-length victory over In Reality in the $144,600 Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah Park (page 18).
SKIING—France's JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY took the combined title at the Alberg-Kandahar international meet in Sestriere, Italy after placing first in the downhill and third in the slalom, while Gerhard Nenning of Austria, who finished second to countryman HEINI MESSNER in the slalom, was runner-up. Women's overall honors also went to France as MARIELLE GOITSCHEL tied with Italy's GUISTINA DEMETZ for the downhill title and came in second to FLORENCE STEURER in the slalom.
The three-day NCAA championships held on Sugar-loaf Mountain in Kingfield, Me. was won for the seventh consecutive year by the UNIVERSITY OF DENVER with a four-event total of 376.7, as Denver skiers placed one-two in the slalom and downhill, and two-three in the 45-meter jump.
SPEED SKATING—Two more world records were broken at the international meet in Inzell, West Germany. ARD SCHENCK of The Netherlands shattered the 1,000-meter record by 2.3 seconds with a clocking of 1:20.6, and Norway's FRED ANTON MAIER, with a 15:31.8 in the 10,000-meter event, bettered his 1966 mark by .4 second. Later in the week, at the Bavarian championships also in Inzell, World Women's Champion STIEN KAISER of The Netherlands set two more world marks—low score for four events (188.634) and the 3,000 meter race (4:56.8).
TENNIS—Australian ROD LAVER won the pro invitational tournament in New York (page 60).
TRACK & FIELD—Villanova junior DAVE PATRICK took the mile run in 4:09.4 to lead his team to its eighth IC4A indoor championship in 11 years in New York's Madison Square Garden (page 64). At the Big Eight Championships in Kansas City, JIM RYUN ran the indoor season's fastest mile with a 3:58.8, taking six seconds off the meet mark and leading Kansas to its second straight title. Ryun also set a meet mark in winning the 880 in 1:52.0 after losing in his heat by inches to Oklahoma's Lee Calhoun (1:54.5). In other events, GEORGE BYERS, a Kansas sophomore, ran the 60-yard low hurdles in 6.6 three limes to equal the world mark and Nebraska's CHARLIE GREENE easily tied the meet record in the 60-yard dash with a 6.0.
Twenty-one-year-old Californian TRACY SMITH took 2.2 seconds off Ron Clarke's 1964 world three-mile mark when he ran a 13:16.2 at the AAU national indoor championships in Oakland, Calif. BOB BEAMON, a Texas Western freshman who had a previous best effort this year of 25'8¼", leaped 26'11¼" to better Ralph Boston's American broad-jump record by five inches. Both WILLIE DAVENPORT of Southern University (La.) and BOB SEAGREN of Southern California successfully defended their titles: Davenport with a meet record time of 7.0 in the 60-yard high hurdles and Seagren with a 17'3/4" jump in the pole vault, also a meet record. Kent State's SAM BAIR took the mile in 4:03.2 over veteran Jim Grelle, who placed second in the same time, and DORIS BROWN of Seattle won the ladies' mile in 4:43.3. But Miss Brown lost her chance for a double victory when she was defeated by MADELINE MANNING of Tennessee State in "the 880. Miss Manning's time of 2:08.4 equaled Abby Hofman's recent world mark.
WRESTLING—Unbeaten but once tied, PENN STATE handed Lehigh University (SI, Feb. 20) its first loss of the season, 18-12, in a dual meet before 7.900 spectators, the largest crowd ever to watch a college wrestling match in the East.
MILEPOSTS—BANNED: From competition in the Big Ten, seven athletes—including basketball stars RICH JONES and RON DUNLAP and Halfback CYRIL PINDER—from the University of Illinois for receiving illegal financial aid (SI, March 6). The seven Illini players, plus five others from the basketball and football teams, had been suspended from play by the university last December.
HIRED: To head the ski school at Snowmass-at-Aspen, Colo. beginning next December, Norway's 1952 Olympic gold-medal winner STEIN ERIKSEN, 40, who has served in a similar capacity at Sugarbush, Vt. for the past three seasons.
NAMED: After a one-year record of 6-18 as basketball coach at George Washington University, JAMES HARRISON (Babe) McCARTHY, 43, as head coach and assistant to the president of the New Orleans Buccaneers, a team in the new American Basketball Association.
PROMOTED: MILT SCHMIDT, 48, from assistant general manager to general manager of the Boston Bruins. Schmidt, who has been with the team for 31 years as a player, coach and executive, will replace Leighton (Hap) Emms next June.
RESIGNED: WARREN SCHOLLER, 46, after four years as head basketball coach at Bowling Green State University, because he was "disappointed with the season and the record." The season: 11-13. The record: 43-52.