BASEBALL—TAIYO WHALES defeated the Daimai Orions four straight games to win the Japan World Series. Considered underdogs, the Whales took all four games by one-run margins: 1-0, 3-2, 6-5, 1-0.
San Francisco Giants, off on a 16-game tour of Japan, stopped off in Honolulu long enough to beat the Hawaiian All-Stars 5-1 and 7-0 in two-game series. In their first two games in Japan, San Francisco lost to Tokyo's YOMIURI GIANTS 1-0 and to the Japan All-Stars 2-1. All-Star outfielder KENJIRO TAMIYA hit a single to center field to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
BASKETBALL—After the first six games in the National Basketball Association, the CINCINNATI ROYALS led the Western Division with three straight victories. In their opener the Royals beat the Los Angeles Lakers, set a team scoring record of 140 points. Oscar Robertson made 21 points. Boston and Philadelphia tied for first place in the Eastern Division.
BOATING—PATTI POWELL and VICKI ZAPPATTINI, two 15-year-olds from Stockton, Calif., drove a 22-hp, 12-foot outboard boat to class and over-all victory in the 319-mile Colusa ( Calif.) Outboard Marathon.
Boston University outsailed Coast Guard Academy to win the Danmark Trophy, sailed in one-man dinghies on the Thames River at New London, Conn.
BOXING—EMILE GRIFFITH scored an 8-round TKO over South Africa's Willie Toweel, after first knocking Toweel to the canvas four times, welterweights, Madison Square Garden.
Henry Hank, 10-round decision over Randy Sandy, after hurting his left in the fifth and finishing last five rounds with one hand, middle-weights, Detroit.
Gabriel Elorde of the Philippines, world junior lightweight champion, retained his Orient lightweight title with a 12-round decision over Sakuji Shinozawa of Japan, at Manila.
Carlos Hernandez, 10-round decision over Cuba's Robinson Garcia, lightweights, at Caracas, Venezuela.
Billy Besmanoff, 10-round decision over Jim McCarter, heavyweights, Seattle.