SOCCER—SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY stopped Tottenham Hotspur of London's 16-game winning streak, 2-1, when inside left John Fantham scored the winning goal midway in the second half. Tottenham still leads Division I by five points over Sheffield.
TENNIS—LEW HOAD won Japan's first professional singles championship by defeating Ken Rosewall 6-2, 0-6, 3-6, 6-1, 13-11 before an enthusiastic, applauding crowd of 12,000 in Tokyo.
VOLLEYBALL—RUSSIA swept both men's and women's titles in Iron-Curtain-dominated World Championships in Riode Janeiro. U.S.S.R. defeated the defending champions from Czechoslovakia in two close, tough games, then routed them 15-4 to clinch men's title. U.S.S.R. women edged Poland 3 games to 2, clinched their half of the honors early in the tournament. Ill-prepared U.S. men's and women's units fared badly from the beginning, were eliminated from contention in the early rounds (see page 11).
MILEPOSTS—HONORED: J. EDGAR HOOVER, 65, recently reappointed FBI director, with presentation of a special gold bowling ball and pin in recognition of his work in combating juvenile delinquency, by the American Junior Bowling Congress, at Washington, D.C.
BORN: To BOB FRIEND, 30-year-old pitching star of the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates, and Mrs. Friend, six-pound-11-ounce Mary Ellen, their first child, in Pittsburgh.
SAVED: The SUN BOWL FOOTBALL GAME in El Paso, by the voters of El Paso who approved a bond issue for the construction of a new 30,000-seat stadium that sponsors had insisted was imperative if the nation's fourth-oldest postseason game was to be continued.
DIED: E. C. "IRISH" KRIEGER, 64, nationally known as Mr. Football Rule Book, a Big Ten football and basketball official until his retirement in 1953, author of several books on football rules; of a heart attack, in Columbus, Ohio.