BASEBALL—ALVIN DARK, 37, received a two-year contract as manager of the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS after being obtained from MILWAUKEE for Andre Rogers. Dark succeeds Tom Sheehan, who took over from Bill Rigney in June. The AMERICAN LEAGUE, reacting quickly to the recently announced expansion plans of the NATIONAL LEAGUE, added two new teams by shifting the Washington franchise to MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL and awarding new ones to WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES. Then the AL jumped ahead of the National by announcing that the new entries would start playing next spring, a season earlier than the Nationals.
BASKETBALL—Looking bored after easy victories in their first two National Basketball Association games, the BOSTON CELTICS were shaken out of complacency when undefeated PHILADELPHIA flattened the world champions 131-103 at Boston. Fast-starting CINCINNATI surrendered the Western Division lead to ST. LOUIS, losing on the Hawks' home court for the 17th consecutive time in four years.
BOATING—RON MUSSON, Seattle, gunned Hawaii Kai to a decisive victory in the two-day Mapes Cup hydroplane championships on Pyramid Lake, Reno, Nev. Runner-up to Musson's 1,100 points was Bill Brow, who scored 869 driving Miss Bardahl.
Bernard Hayward, Bermuda, successfully defended his Western Hemisphere championship for Snipe-class sailboats at Buenos Aires.
BOXING—ARCHIE MOORE was defeated for the first time in nearly four years (see page 20) when he lost a close 10-round decision to Italy's light heavyweight champion, Giulio Rinaldi, in Rome. In addition, Moore forfeited $1,000 of his $20,000 purse because he weighed too much.
Cassius Clay, the U.S.'s 18-year-old Olympic light heavyweight champion, made his pro debut with a decisive six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker in Louisville. Earlier in the week Clay signed a two-year contract with a 10-man "brain trust" of Louisville businessmen. The contract guarantees Clay a minimum of $18,000, payment of all training and travel expenses and a trust fund.
Joe Brown, Houston, easily retained his world lightweight championship with a unanimous 15-round decision over Cisco Andrade at Los Angeles.
Alphonse Halimi, French Algeria, narrowly decisioned British bantamweight Champion Freddy Gilroy, 15 rounds, in European version of the world championship, London.
CHESS—U.S., Russia, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria won their sections of the Chess Olympics at Leipzig, were joined in the finals by eight runner-up teams. Russia, with a 4-0 sweep of Bulgaria, and the U.S., with a 3�-� victory over Rumania, led the 12 survivors into round two of the finals.
GYMNASTICS—The Amateur Athletic Union began attempts to reschedule a nine-city exhibition tour by Russia's Olympic champion team. Original plans called for the tour to begin on October 23 but were canceled by the U.S. State Department when Russia waited until October 20 to apply for visas. New plans would bring the Soviet gymnasts to America in December.