BASEBALL—CLEVELAND'S voluble FRANK LANE, singularly quiet as Indians prepared for American League opener Tuesday, suddenly set tongues to wagging again when he traded home run slugger Rocky Colavito to Detroit for Harvey Kuenn, who led batters with .353 last year, then swapped Pitcher Herb Score to White Sox for undistinguished righthander Barry Latman.
National League's first week bubbled with good pitching, abrupt resignation of Philadelphia's Eddie Sawyer, king-sized blast by St. Louis General Manager Bing Devine. San Francisco's Sam Jones (see page 16) opened Giants' spanking new Candlestick Park with 3-hit 3-1 win over Cardinals, three days later set down Chicago with one hit, won 6-1. Sawyer, after morosely watching Phillies lose opener, blithely announced he "simply didn't want to manage," turned his troubles over to Gene Mauch, 34-year-old Minneapolis manager. Devine, "disgusted, embarrassed and just plain mad" when St. Louis lost third straight, angrily warned "there could be player changes," but, in true baseball tradition, gave Manager Solly Hemus vote of confidence.
BASKETBALL—CINCINNATI ROYALS, who toiled restlessly, but hopefully, in Western Division cellar while waiting for Oscar Robertson to become eligible for pros, gleefully plucked the Big O, college basketball's lushest plum, as their No. 1 choice in NBA draft at New York. Minneapolis picked West Virginia's deft Jerry West while New York Knicks took California's Darrall Imhoff. Other first round selections: Louisiana Tech's Jackie Moreland by Detroit; North Carolina's Lee Shaffer by Syracuse; Providence's Len Wilkens by St. Louis; Maryland's Al Bunge by Philadelphia; NYU's Tom Sanders by Boston.
BOATING—MOPPIE, skippered by Owner Dick Bertram, Miami, 185-mile Nassau- Miami powerboat race in record 8 hours (see page 12).
John Fairbanks and PETER KNIGHT, Dartmouth, 218-mile canoe race down Connecticut River, from Hanover, N.H. to Old Saybrook, Conn., in 33:50.
Harvard Lightweights, over Navy, by 1 length in 6:48.8, for 20th straight, Cambridge, Mass.
BOWLING—ED LUBANSKI and BOB KWOLEK, Detroit, 3-game total of 1,582 (including 300 by Lubanski in final game), for new world record, Detroit All-Star Doubles Classic.
BOXING—PONE KINGPETCH, 24-year-old Thailander, inspired by wailing flutes and clanging gongs, expertly evaded little Pascual Perez's bullish rushes, effectively poked away with longer left jab to win 15-round split decision and world flyweight title before 30,000 at Bangkok.
Alex Miteff, 6-round TKO over Don Warner, heavyweights, Atlantic City.
Sugar Hart, 5-round TKO over Rocky Ka-lingo, welterweights, Chicago.